ARL News reports that “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship work at ARL member libraries features Emory University.
The Emory profile, written by ARL director of research and strategic initiatives, Elizabeth Waraksa, presents a brief history of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and an overview of ECDS’s current work. The profile describes staffing, partnerships, services, successes, challenges, and opportunities…”
ARL News also notes that “the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) looks at the critical role and participation of libraries and librarians in supporting the data science revolution at research universities…”
infoDOCKET notes that while”at the end of 2018, the VSNU and Elsevier agreed to continue discussions about a new contract. From July 1, 2019, the current contract will be further extended by six months to give the negotiations more time. There is now a broader conversation between Elsevier and NWO, VSNU and NFU about how to work together toward future Dutch open science infrastructure services…
Also according to infoDOCKET “the Tennessee State Library & Archives has launched Patriot Paths, a new project that uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that these soldiers took before and after their service…
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a new Recommended Practice on Improved Access to Institutionally-Provided Information Resources. This NISO Recommended Practice provides recommendations for using federated identity as an access model and improving the federated authentication user experience, arising from the Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) initiative…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that ” The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have announced that efforts to merge the two organisations have been successfully completed. The fully-integrated entity consists of more than 250 libraries, government agencies, associations, and content and technology providers…”
ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL is pleased to announce the recipients of its Academic Library Impact Research Grants in 2019. These grants of up to $3,000 each support new research on library contributions to student learning and success in areas suggested by the 2017 report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase).
In addition, ACRL Insider notes “the release of “Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future,”…Developed over the course of a year with leadership from the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) and with a high degree of community involvement, this powerful new action-oriented research agenda encourages the community to make the scholarly communications system more open, inclusive, and equitable by outlining trends, encouraging practical actions, and clearly identifying the most strategic research questions to pursue…” (Prepared for ACRL by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish. )
Also according to ACRL Insider ” Corresponding to the ACRL publication, The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (July 2019), this series of webinars offers instruction librarians an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction…”
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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.