ATG’s Caught My Eye 5/25/20

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  • 13 Pioneering Black American Librarians You Oughta Know is by Katisha Smith and can be found on the Book Riot website. Ms. Smith admits hers “is not an exhaustive list and represents only a fraction of the black librarians who have made significant contributions to librarianship.” But it’s a good start. Ms. Smith does us all a service by highlighting these groundbreaking black librarians. We can join her in the hope that posts like hers will stimulate further exploration and research into the lives and contributions of other similar pioneers.
  • Author-Friendly Journal Websites is a guest post on the Scholarly Kitchen website by Jerry A. Jacobs. Mr Jacobs is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1983. Drawing on his experience as Editor of the American Sociological Review, he suggest that journal webpages routinely provide answers to questions prospective authors often have about key concerns like acceptance rates, “revise and resubmit” decision, etc.
  • They redesigned PubMed, a beloved website. It hasn’t gone over well is posted on Science and it discusses criticism of the sweeping redesign of PubMed unveiled last week. Evidently, the new look has left many PubMed users unhappy with everything from the new search algorithms, to the layout and design, to the way the search results are displayed. The post also contains the response of the National Library of Medicine and its National Center for Biotechnology Information, which is responsible for PubMed.

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