Blockchain to help scholarly publishing fight fraud; *IFLA Releases Global Vision Report Summary; *Two New Videos Re: Copyright Reform in Europe; *Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy; *Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars; *Supporting quality information: Libraries and publishers dialogue; *Libraries need to evolve to bridge the gap between digital and physical experiences, reveals UTS and Civica research; *Knowledge Unlatched: 1,250 Titles Submitted, 17 New Publishers On Board; and *Who Stole 314 Items From the Carnegie Library Rare Books Room? plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
According to Chemistry World “A new publishing system that uses the underlying technology behind the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin promises to solve some of academia’s thorniest problems.
The ARTiFACTS platform, which launched yesterday, wants to help researchers share data and files to make reproducing work simpler. It also keeps track of author attributions and creates a record of time-stamped research documents…”
infoDOCKET reports that “IFLA’s eagerly-awaited Global Vision Report Summary launches today, Monday 19 March, at the IFLA President’s Meeting 2018, revealing incredible insights into the views of over 31,000 participants from 213 countries and territories and across all seven continents.
infoDOCKET has posted links to two videos that discuss copyright reform in Europe.
- Video: What does LIBER (Association of European Search Libraries) Want From Copyright Reform?
- From ResearchLibrariesUK (RLUK): Keynote Presentation on EU Copyright Reform by Catherine Stihler (MEP for Scotland) at the 2018 RLUK Conference.
According to ACRL Insider “the ACRL Board of Directors has approved new Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by a joint ACRL/ RBMS and Society of American Archivists (SAA) task force, the new guidelines articulate the range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively use primary sources and are applicable in multiple primary source learning situations with diverse instructor roles, audiences, and purposes…”
ACRL Insider also notes that “ACRL is encouraging academic librarians to mentor “an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program!
This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent, with established academic librarians who provide mentoring…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the 35th meeting of the international organisations representing publishers and libraries, recently held in London saw agreement on a number of these priorities. Participants came from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)…
Library Technology Guides reports that “bridging the gap between online and physical experiences is a key challenge for libraries, reveals the latest Civica Changing LandscapeTM Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces Physical-digital, communicating the new normal. The report was developed by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Civica, ,..”
The team of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for the sustainable funding of Open Access (OA) models, is pleased to announce a further increase in support from publishers for its activities. In preparation of its fifth funding round, which for the first time contains content from all research disciplines covering the Humanities, the Social Sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) subjects, the team has just announced the current number of submissions and publisher partners.
“With 1,250 title submissions we have surpassed our own targets by far,” says Max Mosterd from Knowledge Unlatched…
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- The Sainsbury Archive chooses Preservica to create new cloud-based digital archive;
- Journals access negotiations with universities in the Netherlands, the Royal Society of Chemistry responds;
- LibraryThing Acquires Litsy;
- Wolters Kluwer and IJS Publishing Group partner to launch IJS Global Health;
- James Patterson to Donate $2 Million Dollars For Classroom Libraries in 2018;
- Goodreads Releases Updated App For iOS; Includes New Way to See Book Recommendations;
- University of the Basque Country of Spain selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services;
- BioInformatics Inc. acquires IMV Publishing, creates Science and Medicine Group;
- AIP Publishing launches Chinese language Author Services;
- National Library Board of Singapore signs new contract with Civica
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.