A New Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Project Powered by Pivotal Ventures Will Highlight Role of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement
Citing DPLA, infoDOCKET notes that “When we think about the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., white suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony typically come to mind. But there were Black suffragettes too – women who, in addition to fighting for gender equality during this monumental moment in history, were also fighting for racial equality… This collection will help surface this history for patrons across the country and seal it into the national consciousness where it belongs…”
SPARC releases new report – Academic Community Control of Data Infrastructure – A Roadmap for Action
According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has released a new report: Academic Community Control of Data Infrastructure – A Roadmap for Action, to help academic institutions combat the publishing industry’s increasing control over academic data and data infrastructure. The Roadmap for Action outlines individual and collective actions that institutions can use to maintain and regain control of their data and data infrastructure…”
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a white paper that reports the findings of a two-year project investigating the value SHARE could have for digital humanities scholars. SHARE is an open-source community that develops tools and services to connect related research outputs for new kinds of scholarly discovery…”
According to ARL News “The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its study, Additional Actions Needed to Improve Public Access to Research Results. The report examines the extent of US agencies’ progress implementing plans to increase public access to federally funded research results (both publications and data), per the 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo directing the development of such plans…”
Library Technology Guides reports “the vast digitized collections of the University of Texas Libraries are now becoming available through a new web portal. A new access point on the Libraries’ website the Collections portal allows users to undertake remote research and study utilizing rich resources that have previously only been available in person or through more time-intensive on-demand processes.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- ACRL, ALA, and ARL Extend Joint Advisory Task Force on IPEDS Academic Libraries Component Definitions;
- US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations halt, reveals latest Nature Index supplement;
- The Company of Biologists and Jisc announce two-year pilot transitional OA agreement from January 2020;
- The London School of Theology enjoyed a smooth and effective implementation of their new Koha open source library management system;
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.