Bloomsbury Digital Resources celebrates National Library Week; *ALA’s ‘Most Challenged Books’ List; *NISO 2018 Strategic Directions Document Identifies Emerging Trends for Future Standards Work; *European University Association (EUA) Publishes Big Deals Survey Report: First European-Level Mapping Of Major Scientific Publishing Contracts in Europe; *ORCID Launches New Data Model For Acknowledgment of Research Resources; *Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Releases “Facing Censorship: A Statement of Guiding Principles”; and *RBdigital Introduces Unlimited Streaming Video, Enhanced App plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources
Bloomsbury Digital Resources is celebrating National Library Week by opening access to three of our newest platforms for 30 days. We’re offering people the opportunity to explore Bloomsbury Cultural History, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers, and Screen Studies with the username and password below.
Username: BloomsburyCelebrates; Password: libraryweek
Shelf Awareness reports (second item down) that “the American Library Association released its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, included in the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report 2018, which “affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning…”
According to Library Technology Guides “The Architecture Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published its 2018 update of the NISO Strategic Directions document which will be used by its leadership groups, the NISO Topic Committees, to direct the future development portfolios of standards and recommended practices…”
- European University Association (EUA) Publishes Big Deals Survey Report: First European-Level Mapping Of Major Scientific Publishing Contracts in Europe
infoDOCKET reports that “EUA has published the outcomes of its first Big Deals Survey, an original initiative pursued by the association to gather more information about large scientific publishing contracts from the perspective of universities (known as ‘Big Deals’)…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “today ORCID is launching Research Resources web pages describing the new functionality and inviting community participation in implementation projects, both for resource workflows and publication workflows…”
- Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Releases “Facing Censorship: A Statement of Guiding Principles”
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) today issued a statement of guiding principles addressing attempted censorship in a global network of scholarly communications. The Board of Directors of AUPresses approved the statement to affirm “the fundamental importance of the integrity of the scholarship entrusted to us and the essential role of university presses in supporting the values which safeguard that integrity…”
Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, has launched an enhanced RBdigital app, enabling library patrons to use a single interface to access its audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, comics, streaming video, educational content, games, and more…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies launch global awards to celebrate inspirations for women in science;
- Göteborg University Library is now using Koha;
- 25 European Countries Sign Declaration of Coperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) (via European Commission);
- Canadian Federation of Library Associations Statement Against the FairPlay Canada Application to Disable On-line Access to Piracy Sites;
- American Journal Experts offers educational webinar for the Carlos Chagas Institute as part of ICC’s the Academic Journey event
- Springer expands Education & Language portfolio, launches Journal for STEM Education Research;
- Yewno Discover and Yewno Biomedical adopted by Vita-Salute San Raffaele University;
- IOS Press launches Linked Data Portal: LD Connect;
- Clarivate Analytics acquires research startup Kopernio to accelerate pace of scientific innovation;
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.