According to this press release, BioOne (about.BioOne.org), the nonprofit publisher of more than 200 journals from 150 scientific societies and independent presses, has launched a new website for its content aggregation, BioOne Complete. Powered by a nonprofit collaboration with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, the new site leverages SPIE’s proprietary platform for the benefit of BioOne’s more than 4,000 accessing libraries and millions of researchers around the world…”
According to infoDOCKET the PLOS ONE blog notes the introduction of “Topic Pages, which are peer-reviewed review articles written with Wikipedia in mind. These provide opportunities for author attribution and will result in both journal articles and Wikipedia pages of high quality and utility…”
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “as part of a $14,495 grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, the Digital Library of Georgia has digitized approximately 53,930 pages of Georgia newspaper titles published prior to 1861 from microfilm held by the Georgia Newspaper Project.
The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers and presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database …”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that ‘ academic publisher De Gruyter and the Iowa State University (ISU) University Library have signed a landmark ‘read and publish’ agreement which represents the first of its kind for De Gruyter in North America. The pilot agreement, which runs for three years beginning with 2019, allows for all articles written by authors at Iowa State University to be made open access immediately upon publication…”
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “academic open-access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has announced a new platform Encyclopedia, which is an online reference created and curated by active scholars. The platform aims to highlight the latest research results as well as providing benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics.
infoDOCKET also reports that “The latest issue of New Maps this Month (December 2018; 29 pages; PDF) from the Geography & Map Division (G&M) of the Library of Congress is available online.
“New Maps This Month” provides a list (with metadata and hyperlinks) to all of the digital maps that the G&M Division has posted online last month…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the ‘Information Services Global Market Report 2019’ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global Information Services Market Report 2019 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global information services market…”
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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.