According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has urged for an end to the lawsuit against the Internet Archive filed early this month by four major publishers in the United States District Court Southern District of New York, especially now that the National Emergency Library (NEL) has closed two weeks earlier than originally planned…”
According to this post from Elsevier “CiteScore 2019 values are now available in Scopus!” The report notes that “that there are over 13,000 titles which have a CiteScore 2019 but no Impact Factor? Of these 13,000 titles, more than 330 of the titles are very highly ranked (in the top 10%) of their specific subject area…”
Pratt Institute School of Information: “Students Race Against Time to Digitize Archives Of 1970s And ’80s LGBTQ+ Radio and TV Programs”
According to infoDOCKET “during the rise of the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the 1970s and ’80s, visibility and community were crucial, and some leaders took to radio and television to elevate their voices and showcase culture. This spring semester, Pratt Institute School of Information students in Projects in Digital Archives digitized, catalogued, and curated online material from two of these programs: the Gay Morning America (GMA) public-access TV program (1984-85) and the Lesbian Nation radio program (1972-73)…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “NISO announced that a revised version of its Recommended Practice, RP-19-2020, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery, is now published and freely available for use by the information community. Originally published in 2014, the proposed revisions to this Recommended Practice were open for public comment earlier this year…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “Today, SPARC Europe is releasing “Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education” — an in-depth report on the findings from a recent survey that was designed to help glean insights into the current OE landscape within higher education institutions and their libraries. The intent of this undertaking is to strengthen Open Education and Open Education Resources across Europe…”
According to Library Technology Guides “FOLIO, an open source library services platform, has been accepted to Google’s Season of Docs initiative. Season of Docs is an effort to bring together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space.
FOLIO is now seeking technical writers to contribute to the initiative on its behalf, working closely with the open source community…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture: An interview with Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science
- Springshare announces LibApps enhancements for safe reopening of libraries
- New From LIBER: “Why Do Measures Fluctuate? Metrics Report – Guidelines for Talking to Management.
- OverDrive to “Acquire” Part of RBdigital
- The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute goes live on Koha with Equinox
- A Library in Indonesia is Testing the Use of Ultraviolet Light to Sterilize Books
- New educational videos about the SeamlessAccess.org Service
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.