ACRL Insider notes that “according to a new report released today by ALA “current practices by content publishers and distributors in digital markets limit libraries’ ability to deliver core services. Submitted in response to an inquiry from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, the report urges lawmakers to curb anti-competitive practices of digital market actors…”
According to Publishers Weekly, The American Library Association has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that “abuse” by “dominant actors in digital markets” is impeding essential library activities…”
- Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Three of Canada’s Federal Granting Agencies Will Work with OpenAire on Pilot Project to Improve the Discoverability of Canadian Open Access Content
infoDOCKET reports that “… CARL has entered into a pilot project with the large European discovery service OpenAIRE to aggregate and facilitate discovery of Canadian content and enable the agencies to better access Canadian research outputs and identify their open access status…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “Elsevier, … today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online program created by a team of expert librarians in the Northeastern United States.The RDMLA is intended primarily for librarians but is also applicable for researchers…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Audible and B&N Lawsuits making waves in the digital publishing world;
- Applications/Nominations Invited for C&RL Book Review Editor;
- Call for Nominations for Paul Evan Peters Award—Deadline November 8, 2019
- Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo Looks at Global Bookselling Trends
- Scribd is now available in Mexico;
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.