According to infoDOCKET “Adhering to Plan’s S key principle of transparent pricing, cOAlition S publishes today its guidance on implementing price transparency when Open Access (OA) publication fees are applied.
Specifically, cOAlition S announces that from July 1st, 2022 only publishers who provide data in line with one of the two endorsed price and service transparency frameworks will be eligible to receive OA publications funds from cOAlition S members…
The Internet Archive Agrees to Buy the Entire Collection (500,000 Recordings) of Seattle’s Bop Street Records
infoDOCKET also reports that “the Internet Archive has agreed to purchase the entire collection of 500,000 recordings from Seattle’s Bop Street Records, sight unseen..The internet Archive intends to digitize the recordings and put them online, where they can be streamed for free.
According to this press release “SAGE Publishing has signed a new open access publishing agreement with Unit consortium (Norwegian consortium for higher education and research), which negotiates and manages 39 licence agreements on behalf of Norwegian research libraries from the public sector. The three-year read and publish agreement applies to all articles received and accepted from January 1st, 2020 and will provide Norwegian researchers with unlimited open access publishing rights in more than 890+ hybrid journals including titles published on behalf of, or in association with, over 400 societies..
OCLC Research announces that “REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) is a research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of museum, library, and archival services…”
Introduction & Search Tips: The HathiTrust Federal Documents Collection Provides Access to 1.4 Million+ U.S. Federal Documents
“In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The HathiTrust U.S. federal documents collection is a “library at web scale,” digitized volumes of the print items held in research libraries. One of the largest sets of openly available U.S. federal publications on the web, our collection covers the full range of topics that intersect with the U.S. federal government…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- COVID-19 NEWS: Reopening Libraries in Denmark
- The British Museum has recently selected Koha open source library management system for their replacement library system
- Jennifer K. Sheehan Named RBM Reviews Editor
- COVID-19 NEWS: Thomson Reuters and NAMLE Teach How to Spot Misinformation
- Open Citations Index (COCI) Passes 700 Million Citations
- Annual Reviews Converts Select Journals to OA
- An Institutional Open Access Policy Template & Toolkit Now Available From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
- Innovative Polaris ILS for public libraries now available in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand
- Springer Nature reaches new milestone with publication of 1000th open access book
- Lamar Community College joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha and Aspen Support
- Soutron Global launches Covid-19 financial support package for information professionals
- Over 2 million new users have registered with Kobo during the Pandemic
- Senckenberg Nature Research Society in deal with Pensoft to publish journals on ARPHA
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.