According to this press release, IGI Global’s free content journal article for the month of August is now available. It is written by Prof. Yong Tang (Peking University Library, Beijing Shi, China) and Prof. Chunhong Zhang (Peking University Library, Beijing Shi, China) and it is entitled “Development and Practice of Research Support Services in Peking University Library.”
KnowledgeSpeak notes that ” At the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 41st Annual Meeting in May, a vibrant community of librarians, academics, publishers, service providers, technologists, and scholarly publishing professionals from across the globe gathered to discuss the efforts to shrink the distance among colleagues in publishing – not just geographically but those with new perspectives that help move together towards a new age of scholarly communication. Many of the sessions including keynotes, plenaries, and concurrent sessions are now available in the SSP Library…”
According to infoDOCKET ” The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $29 million in awards for 215 humanities projects across the country. The grants include funding to produce a television series, South by Somewhere (wt), on the foodways, history, and culture of the American South, and for the archaeological analysis of the overseer’s quarters at James Madison’s Montpelier plantation…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “Today, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) submitted a detailed filing to the U.S. Department of Justice urging federal antitrust enforcers to block the proposed merger between college textbook publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education…”
This post in Scholarly Kitchen notes that ” Michael Eisen recently became the Editor in Chief of eLife, and he has wasted no time in laying out his visions for the future of eLife and for peer review more generally. In a series of tweets on July 27th, he presented two new initiatives that eLife will be launching in the near future…”
ACRL Insider reports that ” ACRL program proposals for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are due September 10, 2019. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2020 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in November 2019…”
ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2020 LibQUAL+ survey.
According to American Libraries “Four libraries earned this year’s American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects… The winners are:
- Biblioteca Pública Central Estatal in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
- Libraries Without Borders in Paris
- Toronto (Ont.) Public Library
- Milton (Ont.) Public Library
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.