infoDOCKET reports that “an independent report is published by Delta Think, commissioned by Jisc and funded by Science Europe, on behalf of cOAlition S, to enhance the understanding of the data needed to identify publishing venues which support Plan S. The report entitled “Data Needed to Identify Plan S Compliance”, sheds light on the potential processes to support the development of a “journal checker tool”…”
Apply for ARL Digital Scholarship Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Applications Due March 13 for June 15–19 Event
The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for library professionals and graduate students who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday–Friday, June 15–June 19, 2020, at the Hyatt Place Champaign and will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.
Nature authors now have the option to have anonymous referee reports published once a manuscript is ready for publication
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Nature Research announced that beginning this week, authors of new submissions to its flagship publication, Nature, will be offered the option to have anonymous referee reports published, along with their own responses and rebuttals, once a manuscript is ready for publication. Referees can also choose to be named, should they desire. The publication has given referees, or reviewers, that option since 2016. About 80% of the journal’s papers have at least one named referee.
Here is a post from ACRL Insider released every other Friday that provides relevant information and alerts members keeping them up-to-date on activities from around the association reporting what is happening in ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups…”
ACRL Insider also notes that “ALA has released an updated version of the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. Originally released in 2019, the updated Guide reflects the latest information and resources on the upcoming Census…”
Penn State University: “Open, Affordable Textbook Efforts Save Students $4.8 Million in Potential Costs”
According to infoDOCKET “strategic efforts by Penn State University Libraries faculty and staff over the past three years to lower or eliminate the cost of textbooks and other course materials has paid off — nearly 20 times over — in potential savings for Penn State students…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “From segregation to civil rights and celebrities to sermons, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s long-running series Folks (1981-1990) covered it all. Now 210 episodes of the minority affairs series are available for streaming. There is no cost to watch the programs, which featured an in-depth look at a wide variety of social issues that impacted minority communities in Louisiana in the 1980s.
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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.