According to ACRL Insider “the Fall 2019 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016…”
infoDOCKET reports that “the Plan S guidelines released earlier this year note that cOAlition S will consider developing a potential framework for ‘transformative journals’ where the share of Open Access content is gradually increased, where subscription costs are offset by income from payments for publishing services (to avoid double payments), and where the journal has a clear commitment to transition to full Open Access in an agreed timeframe…”
According to ACRL Insider “… the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works…”
Information Today reports that “the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, unveiled its latest annual Highly Cited Researchers list. The scientists and social scientists on the list have “produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.” Key findings include …”
Also according to Information Today “Kelly Jensen writes for Book Riot, “this year marks the second year we’ll get a slew of new titles published first in English in 1924.” Jensen provides information about the public domain and lists titles that will enter it on Jan. 1, 2020. They include works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie, W.E.B. Du Bois, Edna Ferber, E.M. Forster, Herman Melville, Hugh Lofting, H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, and Mark Twain …” (For more information and to see the list of new public domain titles, read the article.)
infoDOCKET reports that this video “was posted online by the Library of Congress earlier today. The event was recorded at LC on July 16, 2019. This presentation discusses some of the important updates to RDA that will be incorporated when the 3R Project is complete. There will be a brief look at new concepts introduced by the LRM, and their impact on current RDA content…”
Editorial Leaders From Several Scholarly Publishers Release “Joint Statement on EPA Proposed Rule and Public Availability of Data”
Also according to infoDOCKET “today a group of editorial leaders from several publishers, including PLOS, have co-published an Editorial highlighting concerns about the “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This comes eighteen months after the same group published an Editorial when the rule was first proposed, in April 2018…”
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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.