Brill wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair; *Record number of signatures in the Senate; *Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation… ; Video: Texas A&M Libraries Obtain Rare Map of Texas; *Issue 9 of Europeana Tech Features Presentations From Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) Conference; *Library of Congress to Collect Every E-Book (Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books); and *First Year Experience Conference at CWRU Focuses on Service, Student Retention plus MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Brill wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair
According to KnowledgeSpeak Academic publisher Brill Publishers has won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on April 10, 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.
District Dispatch reports that “thanks to the efforts of ALA advocates across the country, this year’s Dear Appropriator Campaign proved a success in the Senate with an increased number of signatures on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) letter and sustained support for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) letter…”
- Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles
According to the ResearchGate website “in a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers…”
infoDOCKET provides access to a video from KBTX that reports “Texas A&M Libraries obtained a rare map of Texas made by Stephen F Austin himself. It is a first edition map of Texas made. According to researchers at Texas A&M, the map was printed in 1830 and is the first map of Texas printed in the United States, and the second map ever printed depicting the state…”
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “every year the SWIB (Semantic Web in Libraries) is a highlight for Linked Open Data in libraries and related organizations…” and that “this special SWIB issue of EuropeanaTech Insight sees articles from Fedora, Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Finnish National Library and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “in a notice of proposed rulemaking to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will begin including published e-books under its mandatory deposit rule, but only on a by-request basis…”
Library Journal reports that “The third Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference, held at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University on March 21 and 22, focuses on all aspects of the first-year student experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- VIVO and Datax Win Catalyst Grant From Digital Science to Boost Use of Blockchain in Scholarly Communication;
- Google Launches AI Demos Including “Talk to Books”, Browse Passages From Books Using Natural Language and Experimental AI;
- NEH Funding Announcements Roundup;
- Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join PALNI and the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community;
- SAGE Publishing acquires software and services developer GVPi
- Wiley partners with the March for Science;
- Spanish University Chooses Safari for Business, Technology Content;
- The 1000 Books Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant To Promote 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Challenge;
- Wolters Kluwer-Rockburn Institute study links evidence-based clinical decision support to higher value-based care scores;
- LIBERO pops up in the Middle East;
- Benetech Signs Agreement with EIFL to Expand Access to International Libraries Using Bookshare;
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.