ACRL Insider reports that “the February 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Leading off the issue, Abigail Goben and Robert J. Sandusky discuss the risks and opportunities of “Open data repositories” in this month’s Scholarly Communication column…”
Schomburg Center/NYPL: “Archives of Groundbreaking Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, and Activists Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, Ann Petry, Kathleen Collins, and Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, All Available for Research”
According ot infoDOCKET “The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to announce the latest milestones in its ongoing “Home to Harlem” initiative, which highlights materials and collections that tell the stories of those with a personal and cultural connection to the Black cultural capital…”
Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention.
Library Technology Guides reports that “SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions…”
Scholarly Kitchen features an interview with Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman of India’s University Grants Commission, discussing strategies that are being employed to combat predatory publishing.
According to Publishing Perspectives “A March 10 half-day ‘Audio HQ’ conference will open London Book Fair in the show’s new audio-specific exhibition area at Olympia London.
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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.