KnowledgeSpeak notes that ” SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, has applauded Congressional passage of the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. The bill, which is included as Title II of the broader Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, requires federal agencies to publish government data in machine-readable and open formats and use open licenses…”
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “emerging economies showed some of the largest increases in research output in 2018, according to estimates from the publishing-services company Clarivate Analytics. Egypt and Pakistan topped the list in percentage terms, with rises of 21 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively. China’s publications rose by about 15 percent, and India, Brazil, Mexico and Iran all saw their output grow by more than 8 percent compared with 2017…”
According to Publishers Lunch “on January 1, 2019, all works published in the United States in 1923 will enter the public domain. The list of books, movies, and songs numbers more than 1000, based on research conducted by Duke Law School’s Center for the Public Domain…”
infoDOCKET provides a link to this video segment from CBS Sunday Morning reporting on the 250 birthday of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NOTE: Earlier this month the National Library of Scotland made a digitized copy of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s first edition available online.
infoDOCKET also reports that “a new issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation (Vol 13, No 1) was posted online on December 28, 2018. Additional articles will be added to this issue through January 2019…”
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) gathers reflections by six archivists and librarians on the practice of radical collaboration applied to research data management (RDM). Research Library Issues no. 296 (2018) is freely available from ARL Digital Publications…”
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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.