According to KnowledgeSpeak “Clarivate Analytics, … is now accepting applications for the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. Launched in 2017, in memory of Dr. Garfield and his pioneering work in scientometrics, this international award will recognise researchers at any stage of their career developing an innovative approach in citation analysis that improves the impact of how scientific research is evaluated…”
In its News Round-up, infoDOCKET notes this article on the IFLA Library Policy and Advocacy Blog entitled eBooks vs Physical Books: the Importance of Choice.
infoDOCKET also reports that “on June 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a newly redesigned homepage. The new design is the result of extensive user research and usability testing. You will notice simplified site-wide navigation and the introduction of new homepage content including frequently used resources, news and highlights, and announcements for upcoming online training sessions. The site search box is prominently located in the center of the design to maximize usability and facilitate fast navigation…”
Library Technology Guides notes that “Lucidea has announced that library expert and consultant Stephen Abram’s new book, Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers perspective and advice from Stephen Abram, a seasoned library expert and consultant with decades of experience in the profession…”
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “academic publisher Oxford University Press has joined the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, an alliance of publishers and learned societies who are taking action against copyright infringement by ResearchGate. The Coalition for Responsible Sharing aims to prevent the illicit hosting of millions of subscription articles on the commercial ResearchGate site and offer alternative, sustainable solutions to help the research community share their published material online in useful and appropriate ways.
Good e-Reader reports that at the “publishing industry gathered in New York for Book Expo America and BookCon, the unilateral consensus is that everyone is really bullish about audiobooks because that have been growing by double digits ever year and are offsetting the decline in ebook sales…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCE
- Shakespeare’s First Folio Now Available to View in British Library’s Universal Viewer;
- Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Publishes Scholars Portal Annual Report;
- IOP Publishing’s tracking tool allows authors to follow their article’s progress;
- Biblionix announces Inter-Library Reserves for VersaCard Ad Hoc Consortia;
- AP Report: “Publishers Embrace, and Ponder, Audiobooks’ Rise”;
- Equinox and BookNet Canada announce integration with Evergreen ILS;
- The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick selects Preservica to manage long-term digital records in the Cloud;
- Elsevier and Egyptian Knowledge Bank sign national license agreement for access to SciVal
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.