The November 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.
Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has published the latest number of open access articles (covering 2017) at the international open access week. Almost 23,000 peer-reviewed articles from Dutch authors are openly available for everyone. In late 2013, State Secretary Dekker formulated objectives with regard to open access, which were then tightened in the National Open Science Plan at the start of 2017: ‘100 percent open access publishing by 2020’…”According to KnowledgeSpeak “the
“The Digital Reader has just completed an extensive survey where we asked librarians to list the most commonly requested book titles. We will soon publish a report on this topic, but in the meantime here is a sampling of our results…”
infoDOCKET reports that “now, enabled by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Indiana University Libraries is setting its sights on the next research frontier: hundreds of millions of hours of audiovisual content.
… IU Libraries will work extensively with project partners at University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library and information management consultant AVP. Together the team will develop and test a scalable Audiovisual Metadata Platform, known as AMP, to generate searchable time-stamped descriptions for audiovisual content…”
Citing a post from Uppsala University in Sweden, infoDOCKET also reports that “Norse World is a new database which will make it easier for researchers to study perceptions of the surrounding world in medieval Scandinavian literature. The new tool is a digital resource aimed at researchers in fields such as language history and philology, comparative literature, manuscript studies and digital humanities. It will be freely available to both researchers and the public…”
Citing a press release by Flatworld, a publisher of college learning materials, Information Today reports that “FlatWorld released the results of an October 2018 survey of 334 undergraduate students on how college textbook costs affect their educational experiences…
Information Today reports that “the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) rolled out an initial set of 40 Statute Compilations—public laws that are not in the U.S. Code or that are in a title of the U.S. Code that has not been enacted into positive law—and their amendments as a pilot project on govinfo, with more to come in the following months. The project’s next phase will be to convert the compilations into United States Legislative Markup (USLM) XML and offer the files as bulk data…”
Information Today also notes that “Jason Koebler writes for Motherboard, “The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them…”
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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.