According to infoDOCKET “Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier have signed a new national license agreement. This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access to Elsevier’s high-quality content provided through the ScienceDirect platform and enables both subscription and open access publishing options for researchers in France…”
Supreme Court of the United States Will Consider Whether Publishers Can Copyright Annotated State Codes, Oral Arguments Set For December 2nd
Citing an article in the ABA Journal, infoDOCKET also reports that the Supreme Court will hear Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, a case that touches on open access and considers whether publishers can copyright annotated state codes.
Good e-Reader reports that “Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson have just filed a lawsuit against a pirated website that is distributing all of their digital textbooks for free. This is not the first time they have banded together to deal a crippling blow to pirates. In 2018 they won a case against another site and won a judgement of $34 million…”
According to the iSchool at Illinois “affiliate Professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services in the University Library, has been elected as the co-secretary general of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the UNESCO Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). GAPMIL is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies…”
According to the Denton Daily “UNLV students looking to add some technological pop to their studies now have access to 3D printers, laser-cutters, and video and audio production equipment as part of a new “Makerspace” at the Lied Library…”
A $1.8 million renovation turned 3,500 square feet of old offices and storage areas into separate studio pods for different kinds of projects.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- The British Library Announces Beta Launch of Shared Research Repository For Six UK-Based Cultural and Heritage Organisations;
- Elsevier and Tencent Sign Strategic Agreement to Accelerate Dissemination of Global Health Information in China;
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.