infoDOCKET reports that “PubMed Central is using Open Access Week … to celebrate some of the recent outcomes of these collaborations with publishers and funders:
- In July 2018, the PMC corpus of publicly accessible articles hit 5 million articles.
- In May 2018, the PMC Open Access Subset surpassed the 2 million article mark.
- The Author Manuscript Collection now includes more than 500,000 papers for text mining…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “CERN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII). The event signals the beginning of a collaboration between the two organisations to extend Invenio with Next Generation Repository capabilities as defined by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories…”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that “Governor Jerry Brown recently signed A.B. 2192, a law requiring that all peer-reviewed, scientific research funded by the state of California be made available to the public no later than one year after publication…”
LISNews reports that “the Library of Congress just cut the ribbon on the National Screening Room, an online trove of cinematic goodies, free for the streaming. Given that the collection spans more than 100 years of cinema history, from 1890-1999, not all of the featured films are in the public domain, but most are, and those are free to download as well as watch…”
According to PRWeb “LabArchives today announced a partnership with OpenStax designed to integrate OpenStax’s textbooks with LabArchives’ digital lab notebooks. OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University that publishes free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks used by over 2.2 million students this year. LabArchives, the most used digital lab notebook in classroom and research labs, allows instructors to activate their course content quickly and improve learning outcomes while saving their students and institutions money and time…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Delta Think has announced the release of a new Open Access Market Sizing analysis as part of the continually updated Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool (OA DAT). This analysis marks the third Market Sizing report released by Delta Think since OA DAT’s inception…”
infoDOCKET reports that “the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has made available for research 879 boxes of archival material from the Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files. This initial release documents Senator Kennedy’s early years in office and shows him focused on learning about the inner workings of Congress and how best to assist constituents in Massachusetts.
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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.