IMLS Names 29 Finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service; *South Carolina Aquarium Named as Finalist for 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service; *College & Research Libraries – March 2018; *C&RL News – March 2018; *University of North Texas Manifesto: Expectations for Vendors of Library Collections; *Vanderbilt Libraries Acquire Three of Spinoza’s Book Treasures; *Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence; *ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence 2018–2019 Call for Applications—Deadline April 12, 2018; and *Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
infoDOCKET reports that “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service…”
“The South Carolina Aquarium is excited to announce its inclusion as one of 29 institutions selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a finalist for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 24 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families and communities…”
The March 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion. Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014…
The March 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Providing library services and collections that reach all members of the campus community is an essential function of today’s academic library. Rebekah Scoggins writes about taking on a project to increase the Lander University library’s LGBTQIA collections in her article “Broadening your library’s collection…”
According to infoDOCKET “The University of North Texas Libraries “Expectations for Vendors” manifesto was released in February 2018 and posted on the University of North Texas Digital Library. It was written by Laurel Crawford and Allyson Rodriguez…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “…Tractatus Theologico-Politicus and two other rare 17th-century volumes by Spinoza—Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Manner included in the Opera Posthuma and the Dutch translation of Spinoza’s works—have been acquired by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections…”
“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline…”
- ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence 2018–2019 Call for Applications—Deadline April 12, 2018
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, a program designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to the library and information science discipline.
According to OCLC Research “The RLP Web Archiving Metadata Working Group has released three publications to help institutions improve metadata practices, provide a literature review of user needs, and review web harvesting tools…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- New Interactive Maps of University of British Columbia Library’s Open Collections Use Linked Open Data;
- Acquisitions: Vanderbilt Libraries Acquire Three of Spinoza’s Book Treasures
- Knowledge Unlatched Partners with Luminos;
- LYRASIS announces release of new guidebook for open source sustainability as part of It Takes a Village project;
- OCLC and Rittenhouse offer seamless management of ebooks in the R2 Library
- Macmillan Learning announces significant steps in learning research and design;
- Visual Resources Association (VRA) Publishes “Cataloging and Metadata Practices Survey Report”;
- De Gruyter and Gorgias Press Enter Partnership;
- Figshare and the Genetics Society of America partner to promote data underlying publications;
- Ebook Central® Platform Enhances Discovery via the Syndetics Unbound™ Service;
- EBSCO to Release DRM-Free E-Books to Expand E-Book Options for Libraries and Improve End-User Experience;
- River Valley implements ORCID to give credit to reviewers;
- IOP Publishing relaunches science news website, Physics World;
- Michigan Shared System Alliance selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions;
- Yewno offers Multilingual Discover Platform;
- EBSCO Information Services launches redesigned LearningExpress platform;
- Wolters Kluwer Health expands Reference Data Management solution, launches Health Language;
- Cengage and Chegg Team Up to Provide Free Student Tools;
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.