According to the Library of Congress, newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and became a voice for abolitionists as a journalist, orator, and author, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress…”
Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries Endorsed by Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)
infoDOCKET reports that “The Board of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) recently endorsed the Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries as a thoughtful analysis that presents a unique model for leveraging print collections in the digital world. Originating conceptually from the copyright community and pioneered by the Internet Archive through their Open Libraries program, Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) allows libraries to digitize older in-copyright print books…”
UKB, the consortium of university libraries in the Netherlands and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing in 305 hybrid journals to nine Dutch universities. Subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection (347 journals) is also included.
Digital Book World Bans Macmillan Employees In Response To Library Embargo; Creates Library Scholarship
According to this post Digital Book World has banned “all Macmillan employees from attending or speaking at Digital Book World until the company’s library embargo is lifted and they fully comply with the requests of the American Library Association. This ban goes into effect immediately for all of Macmillan’s many imprints and subsidiaries, as well as for employees of the parent company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group…”
Information Today reports that “the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released “Privacy 2020: 10 Privacy Risks and 10 Privacy Enhancing Technologies to Watch in the Next Decade,” a white paper to help corporate officers, nonprofit leaders, and policymakers understand privacy risks and ways to counteract them in the 2020s.
The University of Texas Libraries has received generous gifts from two Austin-area foundations that will support innovative efforts toward the transformation and modernization of the libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, including the promotion and distribution of open educational resources for use in the classroom.
According to this press release “Open Access (OA) content on one seamless and easy-to-use platform: that is the goal of the Open Research Library (ORL), which has officially launched today at www.openresearchlibrary.org.
A number of leading players in the library and OA community have joined forces to support the ORL for the benefit of researchers, scientists and academic institutions worldwide, including Knowledge Unlatched, Biblioboard, EBSCO Discovery ServiceTM, ProQuest with the Ex Libris Primo® and Summon® library discovery services, and OCLC with their creation of MARC records and indexing in WorldCat and WorldCat Discovery…”
Knowledge Unlatched announces the results of 2019 pledging round, plans to make 410 books and 13 journals Open Access in 2020
No Shelf Required notes that “Knowledge Unlatched (KU), … is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 pledging round, which ended in December 2019 and saw hundreds of libraries worldwide pledge support for OA models and initiatives offered by KU and …
“KU will be able to unlatch 274 books from its KU Select 2019 HSS collection, 38 books from its KU Select STEM collection, and about 98 books from its various partner offerings..”
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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.