Brewster Kahle the founder of the Internet Archive got the 2019 Charleston Conference off to an exciting start with his keynote presentation entitled “Building Trust When Truth Fractures.” During the presentation he and Better World Books CEO, Dustin Holland, announced that Better World Books is now owned by a non-profit affiliated with Internet Archive, Better World Libraries…”
Conference Keynote: Kumsal Bayazit, CEO, Elsevier, Delivers Keynote at The Charleston Conference 2019 (video)
infoDOCKET has posted a direct link to Kumsal Bayazit’s (CEO, Elsevier) keynote presentation at this year’s Charleston Conference. Ms. Bayazit’s plenary address was entitled “Collaborating to Support the Research Community: The Next Chapter.”
Editor’s note: the entire 2019 Charleston Conference was video taped and will soon be posted on the Charleston Conference website.
Information Today reports that “the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. The test rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance. … For more information and examples of organizations already using ACT, see the blog post: Calibrate Your Accessibility Evaluation With ACT.”
According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) supports the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts as an important pathway to making scholarly content more openly available. The framework sets forth six core principles for library contracts with publishers, such as author retention of copyrights, automatic deposit of manuscripts into institutional repositories, and blanket text- and data-mining (machine-reading) rights with no additional license required.
infoDOCKET reports that “Civic leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, unveiled renderings yesterday for a $100 million “library of the future” designed by Snøhetta and partners, which is intended to be an anchor for revitalization efforts in uptown Charlotte…”
120,000 Books Going Online for First Time as Part of Historic National Library of Israel – Google Collaboration
Also according to infoDOCKET “The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration. The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- November 2019 Library Budget and Bond Issue Election Results Roundup;
- Automated Crossref DOI registration for journals using Scholastica for open access publishing;
- Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors;
- ARL Leadership and Career Development Program 2020–2021: Call for Nominations and Applications by December 16, 2019;
- EBSCO Information Services releases PsycTHERAPY database;
- Impact Science and Vertigo Ventures partner to assist research institutions in the UK offer more robust support for research impact
- ByWater Solutions announced Southwestern College Deets Library is live on Koha;
- German NRW Consortium chooses Ex Libris Alma library services platform;
- French Publisher Cairn.info Joins OASIS Publisher-Direct Program;
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.