The Library of Congress Blog reports that “for the first time in 16 years, the Library is rolling out an all-new CIP database. It’s called PrePub Book Link (PPBL), and it overhauls the sturdy-but-outdated 2003 system. Book buyers won’t notice any changes, but publishers and Library staff certainly will. The overhaul took more than one and a half years, involves more than 3,000 major scholarly and trade publishers and more than 50,000 books each year. The Library’s system for smaller publishing houses, the Preassigned Control Number Program, will be merged into PPBL, too…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the funders behind Plan S – an ambitious set of policies that aims to speed up the transition to open access publishing – recently released updated guidelines that delay implementing the plan for a year and provide more clarity on transformative publishing agreements. The revisions have attracted mixed reactions from chemists, some of whom welcome the clarity while others worry it will harm their careers. Some UK researchers voiced concerns about how Plan S would affect them at a recent panel discussion hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)…”
According to this news release from JSTOR in May of this year, they “expanded the eligibility dates for Early Journal Content, to pre-1924 and pre-1871, and the EJC now includes an additional 68,000 items for a total of 664,000 freely available articles. Anyone may search, read online, and download PDF copies of the Early Journal Content by searching JSTOR and choosing its open content, or via jstor.org/open, a search portal for all open content on JSTOR…”
According to infoDOCKET the Reuters Institute’s eighth annual Digital News Report is now available. It is “based on a survey of 75,000 news users in 38 countries across the world including in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and, for the first time, Africa where we have looked at news trends in South Africa. It looks at audience trends and perspectives including levels of trust, concern over misinformation, the impact of populism, news subscriptions, changing use of social media platforms and more…”
In addition infoDOCKET reports that “John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and OhioLINK, a library consortium serving 118 libraries and 89 Ohio colleges and universities, announced today the signing of a Wiley Open Access Account agreement.
A Wiley Open Access Account will enable OhioLINK-affiliated researchers to use a central fund for Article Publication Charges (APC)…”
The report was published for the upcoming National Book Week…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “Digital Science has today launched a report on the state of open access monographs. The report addresses the question of how we integrate and value monographs in the increasingly open digital scholarly network.
The State of Open Monographs looks at the open monograph landscape in 2019. Analysis from industry experts includes how we value and understand the monograph, their impact and role in the scholarly record, the move towards open access and the nuances in funding.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Virginia Tech Publishing, Virginia Tech’s scholarly publishing hub housed in the University Libraries, recently launched “Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History,” the first peer-reviewed book to be released solely under the Virginia Tech Publishing imprint. Edited by E. Thomas Ewing, a professor of history, and Katherine Randall, a doctoral candidate in rhetoric and writing, the book is the culmination of the 2018 Viral Networks workshop…”
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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.