ARL Launches Venture Fund to Support Research and Development in Member Libraries—Proposals Due February 28
According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has established a Venture Fund to support prototypes or proofs of concept that scale so as to advance the Association priorities set by the members and the Board. Proposals for Venture Fund investments may come from a member representative, a group of member representatives, an Association committee, or staff persons at member libraries with the explicit approval of their library dean or director….”
A Group of Open Access Publishers and Others Send Letter to President Trump Supporting Proposed White House Open Access Policy
infoDOCKET cites from the Letter (via Ubiquity Press): “We, the undersigned organizations, represent leading publishers and non-profit scientific and scholarly societies registered in the United States, or with employees in the United States. We write to you in support of the proposed Administration policy that would mandate immediate open distribution of peer-reviewed journal articles reporting on federally-funded research…”
infoDOCKET cites the California Digital Library noting the availability of an FAQ on artificial intelligence that draws from the second annual Fantastic Futures conference sponsored by Stanford University Libraries and the National Library of Norway. Direct to Complete FAQ
Library Technology Guides reports that “EBSCO Information Services releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), a bibliographic database providing complete citations to the contents of scholarly journals related to Latin America and the Caribbean published around the world since the late 1960s…”
infoDOCKET’s Round-up notes that according to Yale News “More than 100 years of Yale theater history will soon be digitally accessible through Ensemble@Yale, a data project that aims to create a searchable database of Yale theater programs.
Members of the Yale community and general public transcribed 1,030 theater programs, dating back to 1925, from Yale University Library’s archives.
According to Good e-Reader “Overdrive is looking to give libraries all of the graphic imagery they need and all sorts of documentation for the Libby app. The company has just launched a new website that has all of this and lots more.
Overdrive Libby is their app that focuses on audiobooks and ebooks only…”
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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.