Citing the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Technical Bulletin, infoDOCKET reports that “an updated version of PubMed is now available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version.
Digital Privacy: Survey From Pew Research Finds Americans are “Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information”
Also according to infoDOCKET a report from Pew Research notes that ‘a majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. It is such a common condition of modern life that roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults say they do not think it is possible to go through daily life without having data collected about them by companies or the government…”
New Report: Spoken Word Audio Share in the U.S. Up 20% Since 2014; Audiobook Listening Hits All-Time High
In addition, infoDOCKET also reports that “the share of time spent listening to spoken word audio has increased 20% since 2014, while time spent with music across the same period decreased 5%. This shift is led by a dramatic increase in spoken word audio consumption on mobile devices across age groups, and increases in spoken word share among those ages 13-34. These findings are part of The Spoken Word Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research…
ARL News notes the release of “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series… The Virginia Tech profile, written by ARL director of Scholars and Scholarship, Judy Ruttenberg, presents an overview of digital scholarship support provided by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The profile describes staffing, services, funding, partnerships, projects, successes, challenges, and opportunities…”
“BookLife, Publishers Weekly‘s website and monthly supplement dedicated to self-publishing, is pleased to announce the launch of BookLife Reviews, a new reviews service open exclusively to self-published authors. BookLife Reviews provides authors with skillful, detailed reviews that include a variety of marketing insights and critical assessments, crafted by professional Publishers Weekly reviewers with genre-specific expertise…”
Information Today notes that “A Library of Congress’ blog, The Signal, featured a guest post from Joe Puccio, collection development officer in the Collection Development Office. Puccio writes, “In January 2017, the Library of Congress adopted a set of strategic steps related to its acquisition of digital content. … This five-year plan … is described in Collecting Digital Content at the Library of Congress. … With the program implementation well into its third year,
Information Today also reports that “Team WNIP (What’s New in Publishing) writes on Medium about a new white paper, “The Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Publishing Industry,” which shares the results of a survey of 233 publishing industry CEOs, editors, and stakeholders from 17 countries…”
Integration of Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery and the GeoSeer search tool give academics access to millions of open data maps
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Jisc has announced the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together. The service features the implementation…
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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.