Released: A video recording of the December 3, 2019 ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee Discussion Forum: Applications and Implications of AI in Academic Libraries
The UCLA Newsroom reports that “The UCLA Film & Television Archive, the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the U.S., is now part of the UCLA Library. The Archive, which had operated under the auspices of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, will now be more closely aligned with the UCLA Library’s world-class archival and research collections…”
The University of Chicago Library’s New North Korea Stamp Collection of 2,000-Plus Items Spans Culture, Politics and Art
According to infoDOCKET the University of Chicago Library has assembled in a public online database its new collection of North Korean stamps, The collection provides “a unique glimpse of the insular country. The stamps, which span from 1962 to 2018, capture a variety of scenes, settings and characters—ranging from explicit propaganda to traditional Korean garb to simple depictions of wildlife…”
- Journal Article: “A Survey of the State of Research Data Services in 35 U.S. Academic Libraries, or ‘Wow, What A Sweeping Question’”
- Journal Article: “The Citation Advantage of Promoted Articles in a Cross‐Publisher Distribution Platform: A 12‐Month Randomized Controlled Trial”
- Article: “January 1, 2020 is Public Domain Day: Works from 1924 are Open to All”
The THE website reports that “a coalition of scientists, funders, publishing societies and librarians believes that the formation of an international observatory to study predatory journals will lead to improved advice on how to tackle them. The initiative aims to fill the void left by the closure three years ago of Jeffrey Beall’s blacklist of predatory publishers.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “OCLC is partnering with libraries on a pilot project to: Make it easier for researchers to find, evaluate, and use digitized cultural materials; Improve library staff efficiency when describing unique content; and Prove the feasibility of a production linked data service…”
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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.