According to infoDOCKET “BLS has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to develop the CareerInfo app that is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play…“
Library Technology Guides notes that “Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, announced the availability of unlimited access newspapers in its RBdigital app and platform. In partnership with PressReader, RBdigital provides libraries unlimited access to more than 2,500 of the world’s leading newspapers, including the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New York Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer…”
infoDOCKET also reports “the launch of Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA). RDMLA is the result of a unique and successful partnership between a LIS academic program, academic health sciences and research libraries, and Elsevier. The RDMLA and accompanying background information are available at https://rdmla.github.io/...”
Academic publisher De Gruyter has announced the launch of the University Press Library. The University Press Library is the result of a five-year pilot project initiated by De Gruyter, the three prestigious presses of Harvard, Columbia and Princeton with collaboration from LYRASIS and ten participating academic libraries. The pilot project sought to address the challenges of acquiring complete DRM-free frontlist eBook collections of university press content for both the press and the academic library…”
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), … has announced the release of RightsLink® for Scientific Communications, formerly RightsLink Author, which builds on a market-leading platform to help publishers quickly model and support a wide variety of transformative agreements…”
Frankfurt Audio Readies Its Debut, Centered Around a Busy Stage
Publishing Perspectives reports that “feeding on the energy of the international book publishing industry’s interest in audiobooks—and their place in many markets as a rare growing format in sales—the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new focus on audio is ready not only with its own conference, the Audio Summit, but with some 35 events on the specialized area’s stage.
Publishing Perspectives also reports that “the National Book Foundation says that publishers submitted a total 1,712 books for consideration in the 2019 National Book Awards program. The various juries handling the five categories on Tuesday (October 8) announced their finalists, five in each of five categories…”
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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.