ATG Hot Topics 3/1/14

By Erin Gallagher It’s the first of March and the weekend is upon us!  Here in Central Florida we are moving from our season of Slightly Less Hot to the usual Summer Inferno.  Let us check out what’s...

ATG Hot Topics 2/25/14

By Erin Gallagher If you are like me and enjoy a bit of gobbledygook in your news, you will be interested to read that publishers Springer and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IE...

ATG Hot Topics 2/14/14

by Erin Gallagher Whether you believe our warm, fuzzy feelings this Valentine’s Day are commercially manufactured or genuine, this is a day of love.  Let us showcase some hot topics to love, or at le...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week – 2/9/14

By Erin Gallagher, Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, Rollins College It’s a drizzly, prehistoric morning here in Central Florida as I embark on my first week of Hot Topics.  Let us set th...

Hot Topics of the Week: Thanksgivukkah Edition!

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College As we approach the holidays and continue winding down from another great Charleston Conference (while visions of shrimp & grits dance in our heads), here’s...

Hot Topics of the Week 9/30/13

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Macalester College’s library has begun an “E-Book Rights Advocacy” campaign, based on 12 standards.  Here is a list of libraries, and one consortium, that have...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Been catching up on a few things as we prepare to hear from futurist & physicist Dr. Michio Kaku at Rollins College this evening. Did you notice Cory Docto...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College As academia has been diving into the fall semester, I’ve saved up some hot topics from the month of August.  So in case you’ve been busy as well, here are some...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week: ETD’s, AHA, YBP, etc.

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Our main hot topic this week is whether publishers are willing to consider publishing books based on open-access electronic theses and dissertations (ETD’s), a...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College LibraryReads will be officially launched this fall.  There’s already a website and a Facebook page.  Here’s a profile by Meredith Schwartz in Library Journal. ...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College As I mentioned last time, publishers have proposed a model called CHORUS for making articles available in open access according to US federal policy.  Since th...

Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College In February, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy “directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make th...

Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College In case you haven’t yet explored the Digital Public Library of America, the Guardian has a nice rundown, including some of the DPLA’s ideas for the future, suc...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Today I have for you a smorgasbord o’ delights from the past few weeks.  Read on  – you’ll be glad you did. On March 20, Charles Piot, Editor of Cu...