infoDOCKET reports that “in a continuing effort to make higher education more affordable, 40 Iowa colleges and universities have combined for a joint membership with the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives…”
National Academies Release COVID-19 Data Guide for Decision-Makers, Interactive Web-Based Resource Also Available
Also according to infoDOCKET “the recently formed National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), which connects social and behavioral science researchers with decision-makers leading the response to COVID-19, today released a rapid expert consultation to guide leaders using COVID-19 measurements like hospitalizations and reported confirmed cases to understand the spread of the disease in their communities.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “SAGE Publishing has opened resources from six titles that received 2020 Textbook Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials from the winning texts support online teaching and learning and include videos, webinars, author interviews, and more…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC has recently launched the first version of their new serial registration service which allows institutions or shared print programs to register holdings by submitting a CSV file through WorldShare Collection Manager…”
According to Good e-Reader “Overdrive is going to be launching a digital Covid response collection available to libraries for free. The first set of titles donated by OverDrive will be a Kids & Teens bundle including hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks, and Read-Alongs from Rosen Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning, Triangle Interactive, and other participating publishers. The company is also working with major publishers for a Adult Fiction and Nonfiction collections…”
Publishers Weekly reports that “many governors across the United States have been eager to begin the multiphase reopening of businesses, but bookstore owners are acting cautiously. In remarks gathered from more than 25 independent bookstores, PW found that owners are reopening to in-store traffic more slowly than state guidelines allow, guided by their own sense of what it will take to ensure the safety of their employees…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- LIBNOVA’s consortium selected for the CERN-led research project to build the next generation research data preservation solution.
- Over 1,900 Americans Ask Congress to Support Remote Learning Initiative Amid Pandemic (Remote Learning During COVID-19 Act)
- NEW A.I. Based Enquiry Management Solution: Ask Soutron
- Capira Curbside empowers 200+ library reopenings
- EBSCO Information Services and Gest Info partner to provide libraries in Mexico local options to implement the FOLIO Library Services Platform
- Scholastica announces new edition of Academic Journal Management Best Practices: Tales From the Trenches
- University of Westminster Press publications join ScienceOpen’s discovery platform
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.