According to the LITA Blog “Dr. Jian Qin has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). She is the Professor and Director at the iSchool, Syracuse University…”
University of Arizona Libraries Receives $750,000 Mellon Grant to “Support Research and Storytelling on U.S.-Mexico Border”
infoDOCKET reports that “the University of Arizona has received a $750,000, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to integrate library services into data-intensive research to produce open-access humanities scholarship on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands…”
Bradbury Science Museum (at Los Alamos National Laboratory) Launches Online Archives with Manhattan Project Science and History
infoDOCKET also notes that “The Bradbury Science Museum premiered its online artifacts collection with images of groundbreaking science and history of the Manhattan Project, which developed the world’s first atomic bombs at Los Alamos Laboratory that helped to end World War II…”
According to No Shelf Required “The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum now offers more the 200 exhibition catalogs users can download from its archives for free. The titles date back to 1936—over 20 years before the museum moved into its iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in 1959—and feature the biggest names in Modern and Contemporary Art: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch and more…”
According to EdSurge “Student complaints about the digital textbook and courseware bundles now assigned in many college classes have escalated into a new batch of legal challenges. Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs…” (via infoDOCKET Round-up 5/22/20)
Publishers weekly reports that “with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of the 2020 editions of BookExpo and BookCon, event organizer ReedPop has joined the growing ranks of companies taking the virtual route to connect their different constituencies in the online world…
Though Reed had initially moved the in-person BookExpo and BookCon from their original dates in late May to late July, the virtual programs will run this week, with BookExpo Online events set for May 26–29 and BookConline programs planned for May 30–31.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Lean Library and CORE partner to ease library patron access to OA materials
- Netherlands: Dutch Research Institutions and Elsevier Announce National “Open Science” Deal that Includes OA Publishing and Reading Services
- New Data: Annual Public Library Loans Figures Reveal the UK’s Most Borrowed E-Books for the First Time
- Emerald celebrates annual High Usage Awards 2020
- Data Conversion Laboratory announces major update to Harmonizer software application
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.