Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education; *Big federal funding increases for libraries; *CRS reports will be public; *AAAS celebrates federal spending increases for scientific research; * Digital delivery breathes new life into professional books and scholarly monographs, says new Simba report; *GALILEO in deal with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens to provide users with federated single sign-on access; *New and Online For the First Time From the Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and *Cambridge Core joins the ProQuest OASIS platform plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
ACRL Insider reports that “the ACRL Board of Directors has approved a revision of the association’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). SLHE, adopted in 2004 and previously revised in 2011, is designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses.
District Dispatch reports “the following message is from ALA President Jim Neal: We are thrilled that Congress has passed an FY2018 omnibus spending bill today that includes significant federal funding increases for our nation’s libraries!…
Also according to District Dispatch “after 20 years of advocacy by ALA, the public will soon have access to reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). A provision requiring public access to CRS reports was included in the omnibus appropriations law signed by the President on March 23.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) applauded President Donald Trump for signing into law a $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 spending measure that delivers significant increases for science and technology programs and scientific research endeavours. The catch-all spending measure carries significant spending increases for most of the federal government’s major scientific agencies, including biomedical health, energy, space, defence, geological and agricultural research programs…”
- Digital delivery breathes new life into professional books and scholarly monographs, says new Simba report
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released a report titled ‘Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022.’ The report examines the scholarly and professional market including e-books in law, business, scientific and technical, medical, and social science and humanities. It found that, although the book market as a whole has taken its lumps due to declining print sales, e-books have greater appeal with library customers, which has led publishers to reinvest in their collections.
- GALILEO in deal with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens to provide users with federated single sign-on access
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO)and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials…”
- New and Online For the First Time From the Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
According to infoDOCKET “archival materials from one of the most successful political partnerships in history, the collaboration of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the movement for women’s rights, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Jisc and HESA analytics project in the running for national technology award;
- Wiley Online Library Migrates to Atypon’s Literatum Platform;
- Google Begins Rolls Out of Mobile-First Indexing of Web Pages;
- Cambridge Core Joins the ProQuest OASIS Platform;
- University of the Arts London selects Preservica for ambitious new digital preservation initiative;
- York St John University selects Talis Aspire for improved reading list solution
- Karger Publishers expands in the Middle East, opens new Regional Office in Dubai;
- Emerald Publishing and The Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development launch annual award programme
- Cayuse Signs Pivot Reseller Agreement with Ex Libris;
- Cambridge University Press expands Author Hub into a new, integrated online platform for book authors;
- CLOCKSS Announces the Participation of Additional Publishers;
- American Chemical Society expands its applied materials publishing portfolio with new biomaterials journal – ACS Applied Bio Materials;
- Bavarian State Library offers German and English content via Yewno research platform;
- BiblioCommons features FRBRized grouped search results in BiblioCore cataloglive with libraries across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand
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.