According to this press release “The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is joining forces with the law firm of Durie Tangri to defend the Internet Archive against a lawsuit that threatens their Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program, which helps people all over the world check out digital copies of books owned by the Archive and its partner libraries…”
According to the Ipswich Local News “In what CEO Tim Collins called the hardest day of his career, the town’s (Ipswich, MA) largest employer has laid off around 150 people worldwide.
“The impact of COVID-19 has been wide-reaching and continues to take its toll on our lives and the economy,” EBSCO Information Services (EIS) said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
The company employs 3,000 worldwide, and the layoffs represent “less than five percent of our workforce,” the company said…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “non-profit scientific publisher BioOne has announced a partnership with The Wikipedia Library, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation, to offer Wikipedia’s volunteer editing community free access to BioOne Complete. This access provides authoritative references for relevant Wikipedia content that will enhance effective research by those who create and update articles on Wikipedia in the biological, environmental, and ecological sciences. BioOne joins more than 60 other publishing partners that contribute essential peer-reviewed resources to the Wikipedia Library...”
Winners of 2019 Federal Library/Information Centers of the Year & 2019 Federal Librarian of the Year Announced
infoDOCKET reports that “The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business, and scholarly communities and the American public…”
ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Policy Committee today announce the launch of a joint ARL-CARL Task Force on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation. The task force will be charged with identifying and recommending the resources needed to implement the terms of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled…”
Donations: A Rare Book Collection Worth $6.2 Million Coming to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries; Collection Will Be Available Online
infoDOCKET reports that ” Florence Fearrington ’58, one of the preeminent female rare book collectors of our time and a longtime supporter of UNC-Chapel Hill, has donated nearly 4,000 books and objects valued at $6.2 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries, where they will become part of the Wilson Special Collections Library...”
According to Library Technology Guides “EBSCO Information Services has developed a new resource to make harvesting COUNTER reports easier. The SUSHI Harvester for Multi-Site Libraries (the R5 Harvester) is a Microsoft Access tool designed to help small to medium size consortia more easily gather COUNTER reports for their affiliated libraries…”
Publishing Perspectives reports that “amid a boom of options in formats and distribution of course-material options, a third of students’ spending on publishers’ content in the sector has evaporated in the past six years, per a new report…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- University of Michigan Press Extends Free-To-Read Ebook Access, Announces Flat Pricing For 2021, and Requests Library Investment
- $8 million boost to enhance the National Library of Australia’s Trove portal
- Knowledge Futures Group (KFG) Announces Four New Programs
- Amazon is Making Its Bookstores a Priority, and is Now the Fifth Largest Bookstore Chain in the US
- REALM Project update: Second round of testing begins
- Burdekin Library is Moving from SirsiDynix to LIBERO Cloud
- Enderlin Tapped as Prez at St Martin’s Publishing Group
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.