The LITA Blog notes that “this report comes from a joint analysis conducted by LITA’s Assessment & Research and Diversity & Inclusion committees in Fall 2019. The analysis focused on the new and emerging trends in skills in library technology jobs and the types of positions that are currently in demand. It also touches on trends in diversity and inclusion in job postings and best practices for writing job ads that attract a diverse and talented candidate pool…”
Citing RLUK, infoDOCKET reports that “On Monday 18 May, RLUK launched a manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries during a webinar attended by over 450 delegates. The manifesto is the product of a year’s work by members of RLUK’s digital shift working group and provides a vision for the research library of the future, an overview of how this vision might be shaped by the digital shift, and the tangible steps that the research library community might take to enable its realisation.
According to this post in Publishing Perspectives “cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to some of Europe’s biggest book fair events—so far known in the pandemic—could affect more than 6,500 exhibitors in 2020…”
infoDOCKET reports that “The U.S. Copyright Office today released its Report, Section 512 of Title 17, a multi-year study of section 512 of the U.S. Copyright Act, which is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When it enacted section 512 in 1998, Congress designed its safe harbors to provide “strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright infringements that take place in the online networked environment.” The Report examines whether the balance that Congress sought has been achieved, particularly in light of the enormous changes that the internet has undergone in the last twenty-plus years…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “A new series of four emergency preparedness guidance documents was released this month by CoSA (Council of State Archivists) with the generous corporate support from the Polygon Group…”
ACRL Insider has posted its bi-weekly update of activities and events held by ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- COVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed’s ‘Open-Access Publishing and the Coronavirus’
- As Canadian Bookstores Reopen, Challenges Await
- CHOICE to Launch Patron Driven Podcast
- 5000 Rare And Unique Maps are Now Available Online From Australian National University
- Library of Congress Announces Release of North Korean Serials Digital Collection
- New Resource: University of Toronto’s Myanmar Manuscript Digital Library Brings Rare Manuscripts and Artefacts to Scholars Around the World
- Anaqua and Clarivate announce strategic partnership
- MOBIUS Migrates North Texas Library Consortium
- Wolters Kluwer and the American Society of Clinical Oncology announce publishing collaboration
- TLC Launches Successful Webinar Series in Response to COVID-19
- The American Psychiatric Association and Wiley announce publishing partnership
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.