ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series—a peer-reviewed collection of books that examine emerging theories and research—is launching its first open peer review, for Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry by Emily Ford.
The manuscript is open for comment through Monday, March 23, 2020. It is available for review in two places, and we welcome and encourage your participation …”
ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries opposes FY 2021 budget cuts to US libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services … The Association of Research Libraries strongly opposes the proposal to defund the primary source of federal funding for the nation’s libraries and museums …”
Good e-Reader notes that “Overdrive was sold by Rakuten on Christmas Eve to KKR, the same company that owns Recorded Books and their various publishing imprints. In an email to all of their library partners, CEO Steve Potash outlined how this deal will affect their audiobook and ebook business and what libraries can expect in 2020.
According to infoDOCKET “In celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the Western Illinois University Archives announces its online Abraham Lincoln Collection… “The public may not be familiar with some of these works; it is our hope that this new online collection helps expose people to more sources about Abraham Lincoln.”
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps For Select Georgia Towns and Cities Dating From 1923-1941 Now Available For Free Online From the Digital Library of Georgia
infoDOCKET also reports that “the Digital Library of Georgia has just made Sanborn fire insurance maps produced between 1923-1941 for 39 Georgia towns and cities in 35 counties freely available online. The maps, which are now in the public domain, can be retrieved [online], and complement the DLG’s existing collection of the University of Georgia Map and Government Information Library’s…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “John Wiley & Sons Inc., … has joined the Wellcome Trust and other organisations in making research freely available during public health crises, such as the novel coronavirus ( 2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Wiley has identified 54 relevant studies, which includes research from the Journal of Medical Virology, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Public Health and many more. An update resource page can be found here.
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Kudos, a service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has announced a new partnership with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually…”
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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.