Citing the Harvard Library Blog Post by Claire DeMarco, infoDOCKET notes that Harvard Library’s “partnership with Google is not just about scanning services. It is about an ongoing relationship that seeks to enhance and refine the use of digital surrogates. Between 2004 and 2009, Google scanned 891,164 volumes from Harvard. Google has begun reprocessing those materials, enhancing and correcting the raw images and running them through updated OCR to create better, more searchable, machine-readable text…”
Open Access: Center for Research Libraries Makes More than 400,000 Digitized Pages of African Newspapers (1800-1922) Available Online
infoDOCKET also reports that “CRL has released more than 400,000 pages of African newspapers as Open Access content via CRL’s Digital Delivery System (DDS). These new resources add to CRL’s growing body of newspapers digitized in response to interest from area specialists and researchers at member libraries.
According to Publishers Weekly “The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS’s landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming…”
According to Information Today “eLife partnered with Open Knowledge Maps, which runs a visual search engine for scientific literature, “to improve the serviceability, reusability and structure of [the Open Knowledge Maps] platform while maintaining current functionality.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Stanford University Press and academic publisher De Gruyter have announced a commercial partnership for the global distribution of over 4,500 Stanford University Press (SUP) frontlist, backlist and archive e-book titles on degruyter.com.
Stanford University Press’ complete digital output from 1913 through 2020 will be distributed through De Gruyter’s University Press Library…”
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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.