ACRL Insider reports that “The December 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. In this month’s Perspectives on the Framework column, Robin Ford of Reed College reflects on the Scholarship as Conversation frame as it relates to equity and social justice in her article “The long conversation.”…
Also according to ACRL Insider “each December, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic community. This year’s complete list features 521 books and digital resources from 132 publishers.
Digital Collections: National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Alvin Ailey Photography Collection is Now Available to the Public Online, More Than 10,000 Photos Available
infoDOCKET reports that “ahead of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s death (Dec. 1), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is making available the collection of more than 10,000 photographs chronicling the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1961 to 1994…”
Indiana University Reveals New Strategic Plan to Guide Care, Preservation, Use of More Than 220 Collections
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Indiana University has revealed its first University Collections Strategic Plan to guide the care, preservation and use of more than 220 collections of material objects entrusted to IU, such as those in the Lilly Library of Rare Books, the Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Kinsey Institute…”
According to ARL News “The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) have launched a new website, OpenMonographs.org, in a bold new effort to change the landscape of scholarly book publishing in the humanities and social sciences.
ACRL Insider also notes that “ACRL is pleased to announce the recipients of its Scholarly Communications Research Grants in 2019. These grants of up to $5,000 each support new research that will contribute to more inclusive systems of scholarly communications in areas suggested by the 2019 report Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (available for download or purchase)…
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), of which SPARC Europe is a founding member, is launching its second funding cycle. Three vetted ‘vital open infrastructure’ services are being presented to the international scholarly community for funding: The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), PKP and OpenCitations.
According to Arizona State’s thelibrarychannel ” ASU student worker Jessica Sills has been awarded the inaugural ASU Library LibAid for Student Success award, presented by University Librarian Jim O’Donnell…
O’Donnell and Sill’s supervisor, ASU Librarian Andrew Misler, presented Sills with her award on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ,… The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ’s manuscript tracking and peer review suite…
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
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.