The first two IntechOpen books in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) have been published. They are the first of a series in the engineering sciences and focus on energy systems. The collaboration was announced in September 2018 and extended in early 2019 to cover additional books in the physical sciences.
From “Rock & Roll” to “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age”, The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Announces Four New Special Collections to Stream Online
infoDOCKET notes that “The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) contains more than 100,000 items of digitized public broadcasting programs and original materials. Some notable collections are featured in Special Collections …” including “four collections preserved and recently contributed by ThinkTV, WGBH, and the University of Maryland Digital Collections.
infoDOCKET also reports that “decades from now, when historians try to make sense of how the U.S. government treated detained migrants, they will be able to hear directly from the men and women in federal immigration detention centers. At least that’s the hope of Lisa Lamont, head librarian at San Diego State University who oversees a collection of more than 1,700 letters written by migrants in detention centers.
According to Publishing Perspectives “both the translation and poetry-in-translation prizes are included in the eight longlists released by PEN America for its 2020 literary awards program. The post PEN America Announces 2020 Longlists in Its $330,000 Literary Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
University of Virginia: A Collaborative Effort Will Preserve Physical Card Catalog Containing 4 Million Cards
In addition infoDOCKET reports that “as preparations continue for the renovation of Alderman Library, which replaced the Rotunda as UVA’s central library in 1938, a volunteer effort is preserving one small part of its past: the card catalog. Created over a 50-year span from 1939 to 1989, that catalog grew to about 4 million cards in 65 cabinets with 4,000 drawers…”
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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.