infoDOCKET has created a page that curates “a small collection of resources with news, information, and resources about how libraries around the world are dealing with COVID-19. Included on this page is a collection of direct links to operations information for several national libraries…”
Other COVID-19 collections collated and updated by Gary Price of infoDOCKET include:
- 2019 COVID-19: Special Offers, Events, News, and Updates From Library Vendors, Publishers, Online Services, and Others
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
- Library-Related Special Event Closings, Cancellations and Updates Due to COVID-19 Concerns
To help U.S. attorneys manage the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Lexis Practice Advisor® has developed a Coronavirus Resource Kit featuring select content addressing emerging issues related to coronavirus across a variety of practice areas.
Existing Lexis Practice Advisor customers can view the complete Coronavirus Resource Kit here …
According to ACRL Insider, “the latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Microaggressions by Tarica LaBossiere and Abby Deese.
16.7% of Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census, Initial Response Data For All States, Counties, and Cities Now Available via Online Map
infoDOCKET also reports that “The U.S. Census Bureau today released the initial response rates for every state, county and city across the nation – 16.7% of households have responded to the 2020 Census since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12…”
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “ORCID reports “that there are 101 new member integrations in 2019, bringing the total number of active integrations worldwide to 661.
2019 was another year of milestones in terms of researcher adoption and use of ORCID…”
According ot KnowledgeSpeak “the Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s (CRKN’s) 67 participating libraries have confirmed their renewal of the SCOAP³ initiative for another three-year term, covering 2020-2022.
Phase III of SCOAP³ will include articles published from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 in all eleven journals which participated in Phase II.
Citing a press release, KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “… MDPI is a co-signatory of the recent position statement raising concerns about potential downsides of transformative agreements and how they may delay a full transition to open access. The statement highlights that these models ‘risk perpetuating current limitations on access, transparency and market competitiveness, while simultaneously facilitating excessive charges on the public purse’…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
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.