infoDOCKET citing SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries in the UK) noting that “in 2017 SCONUL shared statistical return data with ADBU – the French association of directors and senior staff in university and research libraries. ADBU undertook a European comparative study on key performance indicators in academic libraries between 2013-2016 in thirteen European countries. The study explored: potential library users (staff and students); Library use (gate counts, loans, downloads and information literacy teaching); Library space (meterage, study spaces and computers); Library staff; Electronic resources; and Finance (income and expenditure). (Direct to Full Text Report: Academic Libraries – Key And Performance Indicators, An Adbu Comparative Study (2013-2016))
OCLC has announced that it “is pleased to partner with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
This means that (with your permission) Springer Nature will provide weekly updates to OCLC with your library-specific holdings data (including new and deleted titles) so that OCLC can automatically perform a number of functions …”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the University of California system is currently negotiating the potential renewal of its contracts with scholarly journal publishers, including Elsevier. The Elsevier contract will expire on December 31, 2018. The UC is advocating for an integrated agreement with Elsevier that would cover both subscription charges and open access publishing fees, making open access the default for any article published by a UC author…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has released 75,497 MARC records for the Canadiana Online collection. MARC records are now available for 85 percent of the monographs currently in the Canadiana Online collection. Early in 2019, MARC records for the remaining Canadiana Online monographs, as well as for periodicals, government publications, and newspapers in the collection will also be available…”
According to infoDOCKET “Long Island University’s project digitizing Robert Moses archives got a $695,000 grant, according to the university.
The Robert Moses Archival Project is digitizing a collection of photographs, letters and architectural drawings and is a partnership between the university and the New York State Archives and the New York State Department of Parks…”
ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Peter Potter as a visiting program officer (VPO) to advance TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), starting in January 2019. TOME is a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) to pilot a new way of financing peer-reviewed open monographs, through direct university grants to faculty members publishing in a network of participating university presses…”
According to Library Technology Guides “Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries…”
Publishing Perspectives notes that “Intellectual property licensing has plenty of room to grow in Southeast Asia, conference attendees heard in Singapore, but protecting the integrity of a narrative is critical for success. They have also were the first to post LIMA’s Tani Wong at Singapore’s StoryDrive on Leveraging Content Through Licensing.
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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.