This post in the Scholarly Kitchen offers Roger Schonfeld’s analysis of new Elsevier CEO, Kumsal Bayazit‘s presentation at last week’s Charleston Conference. It was Ms. Bayazit’s debut in front of a librarian audience.
According to this press release, “scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Bacci joins HighWire with over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies in all stages of growth, both public and private. He most recently served as President and CEO of software and information services company Daegis, Inc., leading to its successful acquisition by OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management…”
According the OCLC Research “Earlier this year, members of the SHARES consortium formed the OCLC SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group. This group conducted a survey to gather information on the current state of sharing special collections through interlibrary loan across the SHARES partnership. The working group presented its initial findings from the survey in a July Works-In-Progress webinar and has prepared a comprehensive written report concerning the survey results
According to infoDOCKET “unlike recent university libraries which are premised on the absence of physical books, Cornell University’s new art and architecture library is an old-school print palace. Here, printed matter sets the standard. “Everything is scaled to the book,” architect Wolfgang Tschapeller explained. “As a human, you are not the main character, you are a guest between the books.”
Citing the The Daily Iowan, infoDOCKET reports that the newly formed Scholarly Impact Department department at the University of Iowa Libraries “is an opportunity to coordinate our efforts and develop innovative services to meet the demands of a rapidly changing research environment,” said … “We’re committed to increasing public access to information and to helping UI researchers to maximize the global impact of their research…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors;
- A Collection of Fast Facts and Statistics About the Veteran Population in the United States;
- Mystic Seaport Museum and Connecticut Library Consortium launch partnership
- Theresa S. Byrd takes seat on OCLC Board of Trustees;
- Israel: Microsoft Implementing AI in Creating Archive Of David Ben-Gurion’s Handwritten Works;
- ConTech 2019 – Three new lightning talks added
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.