ACRL Insider has posted their every other Friday alert to keep members “up-to-date on activities from around the association…”
Library Technology Guides reports that OverDrive, “announced the launch of OverDrive Professional, a new division that supplements corporate, academic and law libraries. With this launch, students, knowledge workers and researchers can now benefit from Libby… Libby allows users to easily access their libraries’ ebooks and audiobooks to support their academic and professional development objectives…”
Library Technology Guides also reports that “ResearchGate, …, and Wiley, … announced a cooperation agreement to explore ways in which Wiley and ResearchGate can collaborate to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate’s collaboration platform…”
infoDOCKET reports that “The NDSA Agenda, last published in 2015, represents a complete update around current advances and needs within crucial areas of focus such as digital collections, technological infrastructure, organizational policy and practice, and research priorities. Additionally, the Agenda also builds on results from the 2018 NDSA Institutional Survey on Priority Areas in digital stewardship to better articulate key areas for building research and developing practice…”
Machine Learning: The Library of Congress “Newspaper Navigator” Dataset is Now Available; Over 16 Million Pages From “Chronicling America” Processed
According to infoDOCKET “the goal of Newspaper Navigator is to re-imagine searching over Chronicling America. The project consists of two stages:
- Creating the Newspaper Navigator dataset by extracting headlines, photographs, illustrations, maps, comics, cartoons, and advertisements from 16.3 million historic newspaper pages in Chronicling America using emerging machine learning techniques…
- Reimagining an exploratory search interface over the Newspaper Navigator dataset in order to enable new ways for the American public to navigate Chronicling America.
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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.