According to ACRL Insider “ACRL is pleased to announce the selection of Veronica Arellano Douglas, Ashleigh Coren, Carlos Duarte, Michelle Gohr, Sofia Leung, Jessie Loyer, and Rachel McCaskill as the newest facilitators for the 4.5-day Immersion Program. Veronica, Ashleigh, Carlos, Michelle, Sofia, Jessie, and Rachel join the current program facilitator team in shaping the curriculum and facilitating the program…”
According to infoDOCKET “… in response to the growing demand for information, UC has launched a negotiation toolkit that aims to serve as a North American framework for creating transformative change in the scholarly publishing industry. In charting its course, UC was greatly enabled by the various global efforts, particularly in Europe, to leverage publisher negotiations to effect a transition towards OA. With this toolkit, UC hopes to similarly enable more institutions in the United States and Canada to reinvest subscription funds into open access by rethinking and restructuring publisher agreements…”
In addition, infoDOCKETreports that “Turnitin announced today a partnership with CORE, a service provided by The Knowledge Media Institute, a multidisciplinary research and development lab based at The Open University in the UK in partnership with Jisc, a membership organization providing digital solutions for UK education and research…”
Information Today reports that “the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) unveiled new grants awarded by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero: more than $3 million for 35 projects in 21 states…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Springer Nature has welcomed the inclusion by cOAlition S of some of their most recent feedback in its revised guidance. The global publisher is satisfied to see public recognition of the role that transformative deals play in speeding up the transition to Open Access. According to Springer Nature, committing to a review, at the end of 2024, of all aspects of the effects of Plan S’s principles is a good and natural action given the scale of changes and remaining uncertainties…”
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Voting Members have approved a new project, Assess Video and Audio Metadata and Standards for Academic Research and Professional Information, to determine best practices and recommendations for metadata associated with scholarly output and instructional materials in video and audio formats. NISO is now forming a working group…”
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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.