According to Publishing Perspectives “More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible. Publishers allege copyright infringement, the audiobook company asserts fair use…”
According to Roger C. Schonfeld in Scholarly Kitchen, “Annette Thomas, the … publishing executive with a background as an academic scientist, left Clarivate last week. The dynamics of this transition, which has not been previously reported, raise some questions about leadership and stability at Clarivate following its public listing…”
ARL News reports that “the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) opens a conversation about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of knowledge production, dissemination, and preservation.
AI is rapidly becoming ubiquitous. With so much underway in the field of AI, there is a need for research libraries to act, starting with clarifying AI ethics policies, principles, and practices…”
Good e-Reader reports that “student spending on textbooks have dropped significantly in the past five years. The Association of American Publishers reports that spending has dropped 35% during this time period. “When it comes to acquiring course materials students have more choice – and more affordable alternatives – than ever, including rental options for both print and digital materials, loose-leaf versions and creative new distribution models such as inclusive access and subscription services,…” commented Kelly Denson, Senior Director, Education Policy and Programs, AAP…”
According to infoDOCKET “The State of Broadband 2019: Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development reveals that global growth in the percentage of households connected to the internet is slowing, rising only slightly to 54.8% from 53.1% last year. In low-income countries, household internet adoption improved by a mere 0.8% on average…”
According to infoDOCKET, Boston University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services are honored to announce the public release of over 18,000 pages of manuscripts from 58 different Mandinka scholars in Casamance, Senegal, which are now completely digitized and openly available in the African Ajami Library on OpenBU…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, unveiled the winners of the Global Peer Review Awards, “which recognize global researchers for both the quality and quantity of their peer reviews.”
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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.