infoDOCKET reports that “UC’s direct access to 2019 Elsevier articles (and older articles in some journals) is now being discontinued… In short, Elsevier, … — has cut UC off. “We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to continue to work with the University of California to find a solution,” the Dutch publishing company announced in a statement Wednesday, after telling UC Tuesday evening what it planned to do at midnight…”
ARL News reports that “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship work at ARL member libraries features the University of Oregon (UO).
The UO profile, written by ARL director of research and strategic initiatives, Elizabeth Waraksa, presents an overview of the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). The profile describes the DSC’s staffing, partnerships, services, successes, challenges, and opportunities…”
ACRL Insider reports that “the July 2019 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”
ACRL Insider notes that “ACRL is allocating $30,000 in the 2020 fiscal year to offer grants of up to $5,000 each for new research in areas suggested by ACRL’s new research agenda Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (freely available for PDF download or purchase in print). This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) to support our strategic goal that the academic and research library workforce accelerates the transition to more open and equitable systems of scholarship…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “The British Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the archive of Granta magazine in their 40th anniversary year. Cambridge University students originally founded the Granta magazine in 1889 before it was later re-launched in 1979 by editor Bill Buford, who transformed it into one of the world’s most important literary periodicals…’
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The UC San Diego Library is embarking on a new effort with the Texas Digital Library (TDL) to co-create a blueprint for the first nationally Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) service for private and sensitive data. This initiative was recently awarded a one-year, $87,384 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Springer Nature and ResearchGate have extended their content sharing pilot. The second iteration of the pilot will now see four times more Springer Nature content being rolled out across the ResearchGate platform, including content from specialised Springer journals. This enhanced accessibility means more Springer Nature authors will benefit from this partnership along with more Springer Nature-published content on the ResearchGate platform for ResearchGate users to access, download and share.
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Jisc has announced the appointment of Liam Earney as executive director for digital resources. Liam will lead on a portfolio of services containing licensing, library, content, discovery and open access as well as Jisc’s provision of the UK Data Service, effective August 1…”
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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.