According to infoDOCKET The Australian national, state and territory libraries have “joined forces to launch one giant national digital collection of Australian publications. It’s called National edeposit – or NED for short.
The NED will contain “talking books, journals, magazines, music, pamphlets, newsletters, novels, children’s stories, self-published poetry anthologies, maps, government reports…”
ACRL Insider reports that “the latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Web Annotation by Lorena O’English.
Also according to infoDOCKET “The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced 2019 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) funding for institutions representing 11 states to expand their selection and digitization of U.S. historic newspapers for contribution to the freely available Chronicling America online collection, hosted by the Library of Congress.
Library Technology Guides reports that “ProQuest and EBSCO Information Services have extended their existing ebook partnership, which will continue to enable librarians to acquire ProQuest ebook titles through EBSCO’s GOBI Library Solutions platform, as well as EBSCO ebook titles through ProQuest’s OASIS platform and in the future the ProQuest Rialto marketplace, currently under development…”
Google’s ‘Assignments’ tool flags plagiarism and missing sources
Engadget reports that “Google is setting out to make plagiarism harder than ever. The search giant today announced the launch of Assignments, a new grading software for higher education instructors who use G Suite for Education. Formerly known as Coursework, Assignments will allow instructors to create, assign and grade coursework with Google Docs and Drive…”
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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.