According to this press release Scholastica,… announces new archiving and indexing automations. Scholastica now offers automated article and metadata deposits for the Portico digital preservation archive and for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The new automations are in line with Scholastica’s mission to modernize all areas of publishing, helping OA journal publishers do more with fewer resources…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that ” Research publisher Springer Nature and Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics, have announced a partnership to improve the peer review process and enable peer reviewers to receive recognition for their contribution. The first part of the partnership will see Publons’ Reviewer Recognition Service rolled out across more than 2,000 Springer Nature journals starting with Scientific Reports, which claims to be the world’s largest open access journal.
According to infoDOCKET “in October the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded CRL $200,000 in funding to lead a one-year effort to plan the next phase of the World Digital Library (WDL). Launched in 2009 by UNESCO and the Library of Congress–which has managed the project since then–the WDL currently involves over 160 libraries from 75 countries. The project provides a technical and organizational platform for open access to cultural heritage materials heretofore accessible only to a small number of scholars and academic researchers…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “on December 7, 2018 the National Network Of Libraries Of Medicine (NNLM) Research Data Management Webinar Series hosted a presentation by Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika from the University of Colorado Boulder. The presentation was titled, Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management.
A video recording of the presentation is now available…”
Library Technology Guides reports that ” Eduserv is merging with Jisc – the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education – bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.
According to ARL News “in response to recent acts of violence against Jewish people on college campuses and in other gathering places, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) reaffirms its commitment to fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments in its member libraries and archives so that communities may find in them the resources they need for inclusive and informed dialogue…”
ACRL Insider reports that “the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2020 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019…”
ACRL Insider also notes that “ACRL offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to cultivate future library leaders, including annual sponsorship of an ALA Spectrum Scholarship. Spectrum supports students and leaders from racial and ethnic groups critically underrepresented in the library profession.
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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.