The world’s two biggest university presses, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, have announced the results of a joint, global survey into the future of the scholarly monograph. Oxford and Cambridge University Presses together carried out a large-scale survey over the summer. The survey was open to researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences at all stages of their careers and garnered almost 5,000 responses. The results have been released in a report entitled: Researchers’ perspectives on the purpose and value of the monograph.
infoDOCKET reports that ” The newly renovated Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library features expanded study space, increased natural lighting, and a revitalized collection meant to spark curiosity and inspire scholarship… As part of the process, library staff analyzed content and usage of the Bass collection. As a result of this work, more than 35% of the 61,000 volumes in the post-renovation collection are new to the Bass Library…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “the Library of Congress announced … that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) project, which will pilot ways to combine cutting edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support digital research at scale…”
According to ACRL Insider “the October 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Starting out this month’s issue is the latest installment of our Perspectives on the Framework column. Jillian Collier of Spartenburg Community College discusses how the Framework can be applied in the community college setting in her article “Pick Your Battles.”
According to Library Technology Guides “the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages.
ARL News reports that “the Libraries of the University of California (UC) are seeking transformative agreements with publishers such that access to the research of UC faculty is open to all, not limited to those who can afford it. In February 2019, the UC Libraries withdrew from negotiations with the publisher Elsevier due to lack of progress, and in July, Elsevier cut off access to current content for all UC campuses…”
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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.