According ot his press release, Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has completed its acquisition of Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialist libraries. Innovative is now a business unit within Ex Libris…”
“Ex Libris will continue to support and develop the solutions that Innovative’s customers have relied on for many years. At the same time, Ex Libris cloud technology will power the development of a cloud-based Polaris SaaS solution for public libraries…”
According to infoDOCKET “the video embedded below was recorded on November 5, 2019 and made available online on January 16, 2019” and features the “staff from the Library of Congress Labs group discuss the Library’s digital strategy and the work being doing across the Library to implement it…”
infoDOCKET reports “Humanities Commons (HC), led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities for MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to further develop and support its scholarly infrastructure, which has become an essential tool for the humanities field.
This post in ACRL Insider reports on how “ACRL continues to advocate on issues of open access and copyright that affect libraries and our users. In recent days, ACRL has worked for the library community in the following ways:…”
Information Today reports that “PLOS (Public Library of Science) is planning a new preregistration article type for PLOS ONE called Registered Reports.
According to Publishers Weekly “November bookstore sales took a pretty big hit, falling 7.3% compared to November 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau…”
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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.