CRL To Acquire Ten New Collections; * Proposals Due Jan. 29 for Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System; *Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Draft Revision Feedback; *NPD BookScan Reports Unit Book Sales Increased 1.9% in 2017 According to New NPD Group Data, Adult Non-Fiction Sales Up 3%; *Cool Tools! Text Analyzer From JSTOR Labs Can Now Handle Content in 14 Languages!; and *Google Audiobooks will launch in the next few weeks plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources
Center for Research Libraries members voted to acquire ten new microform, reprint, and CD/DVD collections through the 2018 Purchase Proposal, with a list price value of $132,538 (depending on the exchange rate). Once acquired, these materials will be available on interlibrary loan through all CRL libraries…
- Proposals Due Jan. 29 for Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System
According to ACRL Insider “ACRL seeks proposals for the design, development, and delivery of a new ACRL research agenda on the research environment and scholarly communication system. The final research agenda will provide an overview of trends, identify effective and promising practices, and delineate important questions where deeper inquiry is needed to accelerate the transition to more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship. This research agenda will be informed by scholarly literature, as well as by advances in practice and the voices of historically underrepresented communities…”
ACRL Insider also reports that an “ACRL task force seeks comments on a draft revision of the association’s 2012 Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. Review the draft revision (PDF) on ACRL website and send feedback to Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Task Force Chair Gisele Genevieve Tanasse at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 2, 2018…”
According to infoDOCKET “unit sales of books increased 1.9 percent in 2017, which is slightly less than annual growth rates of 3 percent posted between 2013 to 2016, according to global information company The NPD Group.
“Returning from the huge sales of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ in 2016, and the rise of adult coloring books, last year’s book sales growth was more modest than the industry has seen in recent years,” said Kristen McLean, books industry analyst for The NPD Group…”
Citing the folks at JSTOR Labs, infoDOCKET also reports that “Text Analyzer, the tool that allows you to use your own documents to search for articles and books in JSTOR, is now capable of analyzing content inArabic, Chinese, Dutch, [English], French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish…”
GoodE-Reader notes that “Google Audiobooks has been in development since November and the launch is imminent. There is a new URL and imagery that has been released, promising 50% off your first audiobook title.
The new Google Audiobook system will be apart of Google Books, so this app will be updated to include an audiobook player…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- A New Special Issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship (Vol. 7. No. 1) Now Available Online
- Library of Congress Discusses Flickr Commons’ 10th Anniversary
- Brill and Publons Pilot New Peer Reviewer Protocol;
- Arizona State University Adds Two Signed Books by Martin Luther King Jr. to Archive
- Elsevier and Times Higher Education (THE) extend partnership in multi-year agreement;
- SSRN Adds EngRN Preprint Server for Engineers;
- Renew Publishing Consultants Announces Participants in Research Study;
- NEH Starts Grant Program for Humanities Infrastructures at Cultural Institutions;
- Waterstones Reports an 80% in profit
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.