Michael Paulson of the New York Times reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda is now going add bookseller to his list of many accomplishments. Mr. Miranda and three of his “Hamilton” collaborators have purchased the Drama Book Shop, a century-old theater district purveyor of scripts, sheet music and other stage-related reading material.
The surprise move is an effort to sustain the store, which is a mainstay of New York’s theater scene — in 2011 it was recognized with a Tony honor for excellence…”
Each January, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. This year’s complete list features 455 books and digital resources from 141 publishers.
New this year, Choice editors will also present a weekly series of “sneak peeks” into the 2018 OAT list, providing an overview of the year’s best academic nonfiction in selected subject areas. While the eagerly awaited Outstanding Academic Titles list in its entirety is only available to Choice magazine and Choice Reviews subscribers, these mini-lists will be available to non-subscribers as well.
According to OCLC, “the University of Florida is working with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNCJM), the National Library of Cuba, to register Cuban materials in WorldCat, the most comprehensive global database of library collections, making these resources available to researchers around the world.
Through a unique partnership between the BNCJM, the University of Florida and OCLC, 133,000 Cuban titles have been registered in WorldCat. More than 97,000 of these are unique records in WorldCat, and valuable additions to the worldwide library community…”
According to Publishing Perspectives, “the Berlin-based independent publisher De Gruyter has announced this week the signing of a “read and publish” agreement with Iowa State University Library, the first of its kind for the German house in North America.
The three-year pilot agreement, according to the publisher’s media messaging, “allows for all articles written by authors at Iowa State University to be made open access immediately upon publication…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of its Mentorship Program. After completion of the Fall 2018 cohort, the SSP Career Development Committee is now seeking potential mentors and mentees to participate in the program for Spring 2019…”
Citing Reuters, infoDOCKET reports that “Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine…”
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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.