The Illinois News Bureau reports that “An online survey is tracking the responses of academic libraries to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing data on their actions in real time. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, the coordinator for information literacy services and instruction and a professor in the University Library, developed the survey with a colleague. Hinchliffe said the data will help institutions make decisions about access to libraries during the pandemic…”
GoodEReader reports that “Barnes and Noble currently operates around 620 bookstores in the United States and they have just shuttered 400 of them, or 65% of all stores. The company is still delivering online orders to the curb or outside of your apartment. Although delivery times might be slower, because many of their fulfillment centers have closed or are tremendously understaffed…”
According to Digital Reader “the Library of Congress published a post this past week highlighting their growing collection of open access ebooks. For example, you can now directly access books such as Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks, and Youjeong Oh’s Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place from the Library of Congress website. … All of these books have been made broadly available online in keeping with the intent of their creators and publishers, which chose to publish these works under open access licenses…”
infoDOCKET reports that “In support of learning and enjoyment, the Folger is sharing resources for watching and listening to Shakespeare’s plays, together with our publishing partner Simon & Schuster Audio…”
infoDOCKET also notes that the “Toronto Public Library (TPL) is providing 10 of the library’s Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers for loan to a team at Toronto General Hospital to support their efforts to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wolters Kluwer supports clinicians fighting COVID-19 pandemic with new global interactive map using UpToDate
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Wolters Kluwer, Health is supporting clinicians on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with additional evidence-based resources in UpToDate® and a new interactive COVID-19 search intensity map. The map helps clinicians and public health agencies track the virus and may support clinicians in gaining predictive insights on reported cases based on clinical search activity from 1.9 million clinicians at the point of care…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports these developments related to COVID-19:
- SAGE waives Article Processing Charges for COVID-19 research
- EBSCO makes COVID-19 resources site freely available
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.