According to infoDOCKET “… thanks to the efforts of head project archivist Alana Varner and her team, a large portion of the Bj Bud Memorial Archives, the largest LGBT collection in Arizona, will soon be accessible online, to anyone, anywhere. Over the next two years, the grant will also allow for three more of the library’s other unique and most consistently utilized archives to be accessed online…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “in October 2018, the 1.0 version of LODAtlas was released as an open source project under GNU General Public License v3.0. The LODAtlas’ source code is hosted on GitLab. LODAtlas was developed by project-team ILDA at Inria, CNRS and Université Paris-Sud; with contributions from project-team CEDAR (RDFQuotients).
OCLC Research notes that the joint project “University Futures, Library Futures: Aligning library strategies with institutional directions establishes a new framework for understanding the fit between emerging library service paradigms and university types. Supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, project leads Constance Malpas, Lorcan Dempsey, and Rona Stein from OCLC Research and Roger Schonfeld and Deanna Marcum of Ithaka S+R, examined the impact of increased institutional differentiation in universities on the organization of academic libraries and the services they provide…”
According to Michigan News “The original words of Americans who fought in World War I are the basis for a new exhibition presented at the William L. Clements Library. “‘Over There’ With the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the Great War” features collections preserved at the Clements Library and highlights the firsthand accounts of American soldiers serving in the First World War in 1917-18…”
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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.