According to this press release “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…”
“The MIT Press announced today the launch of Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19), an open access, rapid-review overlay journal that will accelerate peer review of COVID-19-related research and deliver real-time, verified scientific information that policymakers and health leaders can use…”
According to this announcement “The U.S. Copyright Office has updated its proposed rule providing for the mandatory deposit of certain electronic-only books with the Copyright Office for use by the Library of Congress. The proposed rule would make electronic-only books published in the United States subject to the Copyright Act’s mandatory deposit provisions if they are affirmatively demanded by the Office…”
According to Publishers Weekly “in early spring, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced most bookstores to close and disrupted print book sales through Amazon, no one could have predicted that by summer unit sales of print books would be up 1.4% for the year to date over the same period in 2019, nor that sales would hit a weekly high for the year. But that is what happened in the week ended June 20 …”
According to infoDOCKET “Following three years of digitization and preparation, Penn State University Libraries has made available a vast collection of archival materials documenting the 20th-century American working-class experience, including the largest and most significant record series within the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) archives…”
Rice University: “Little Free Libraries on Campus Encourage ‘Fun’ Reading, Lifetime Learning Habits”
infoDOCKET notes that “a trio of new Little Free Libraries have been constructed in the heart of the Rice University campus and they’re already bursting with books to read.
The small libraries — imagine a birdhouse for books — are typically found in residential neighborhoods, and their tiny doors are always open to the public…”
Information Today reports that “the EveryLibrary Institute announced the following: “In collaboration with Counting Opinions, we are hosting the eMeasures Snapshot Survey and Count Week, a new reporting and comparison tool designed to capture your library’s digital activity and community contributions, along with several retrospective shutdown-specific questions…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Binc Announces 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Winners
- Niko Pfund Takes Office as Association of University Presses President
- ProQuest and Kudos Help Graduate Students Gain Visibility for their Dissertations and Theses
- 2020 Kluge Prize Winner: Harvard Professor Danielle Allen
- Full Text: ALA Statement Affirming the Rights of Transgender People
- Norway: American Chemical Society Signs a Read & Publish Agreement with UNIT
- Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.037
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.