infoDOCKET reports that “Over the past six months, arXiv has been developing a Code of Conduct (CoC) that reflects the values of arXiv and sets expectations for the responsibilities of individuals within the arXiv community…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “depositing material that would end up in supplementary files in places other than the journal is becoming an increasingly common practice. Some academics opt to post this information on their own websites, but many others are turning to online repositories offered by universities, research institutions, and companies…”
According to the Library of Congress Blog “the Library’s Gandhara Scroll, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts, has been painstakingly preserved and digitized, making it available to readers online after years of delicate work. The document, written on a birch bark scroll about 2,000 years ago, offers rare insight into the eary history of Buddhism…”
Publishing Perspectives reports that “some of the world’s largest book publishers have jointly filed a lawsuit against Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible today over a new, controversial speech-to-text feature the literary industry claims is a violation of copyright law.
The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District Court of New York, includes the Big Five: Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster…”
According to the OCLC Research Blog “… OCLC Research is announcing an effort to better understand the operations, goals, and pain points of university stakeholders in research support services to inform communications and partnership. During the next several months we will be collecting and synthesizing information about the experiences of campus units that play a role in institutional research support…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “authors with preprints on the new health sciences preprint server medRxiv now have the option to transfer their manuscripts for publication consideration at relevant PLOS journals in the topic area, PLOS Medicine, PLOS NTDs, or PLOS ONE. PLOS is among the first publishers to offer direct transfer service from the new server…”
Publishing Perspectives reports that “according to what American publishers have told a new study, they produced a total of some 150 audiobooks in Spanish in 2018 and this year will produce 250 such titles.
In addition, the report sees Audible Studios turning out an average 40 to 45 new Spanish-language audiobooks monthly, “which will bring close to another 500 titles in Spanish by the end of the year,” per the study’s narrative…”
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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.