Cambridge University Press has announced that “Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing significant disruption to the global supply chain for the manufacture and distribution of printed journals. We have therefore taken the unprecedented decision to halt all journal issue printing from 25th March until further notice. View FAQs here…”
Publishing Perspectives reports that “the Book Industry Study Group is opening a survey relative to the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo…”
ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release Reports on Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning
According to infoDOCKET the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE announced “publishing two reports” based on a recent joint initiative. “The first is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organizations’ adoption of emerging technologies. The second is a summary of interviews held with experts in research and academic technologies from several allied sectors: associations, businesses, academia, and the nonprofit research sector…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “… the complete series of P25 reports is now posted on census.gov, and offers historical insight into the nation’s demographic transformation over seven decades.
The series contains over 1,000 reports stretching from 1947 to the present. With population estimates at levels ranging from the local to the national, projections of future population trends and more, the publications are a rich resource for those interested in America’s demographic past, present and future…”
University of Oklahoma Technology Librarian, His Team Use 3D Printers to Create Masks to Send to Medical Centers
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Bobby Reed, a technology librarian at the University of Oklahoma, has a specialty in three-dimensional printing, a talent he’s using to make masks to help during the COVID-19 pandemic… “We have teams that are producing shields for surgeons. We have another team specifically looking into regulation and legality,” Reed said. “And then, we have another team that’s just looking into different filters they can build with things around the house…”
Knowledge Unlatched renews two successful Open Access collections, ensuring sustainability of open research worldwide
No Shelf Required reports that “Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce renewals of two successful Open Access collections from 2017, both of which were launched as pilot projects for three-year funding models: Language Science Press (LSP) Books and KU Select 2017 HSS Journals…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- With launch of COVID-19 data hub, the White House issues a ‘call to action’ for AI researchers
- San Jose State University iSchool Director, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Transitions to New Leadership Role at SJSU
- The MIT Press Launches New Virtual Book Talk Series
- Macmillan Withdraws from BookExpo 2020
- HighWire announces support for dissemination of knowledge during COVID-19 pandemic
- COPE members elect Frontiers’ head of publishing operations, Dr. Marie Soulière, to Council
- CCC launches Education Continuity License to enable remote teaching and distance learning
- Abrams Pledges At Least $50,000 In New Fundraiser to #HelpABookseller
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.