According to the NY Times “Carolyn Reidy, a visionary publishing executive who steered Simon & Schuster through a deep recession and a digital revolution, died on Tuesday in Southampton, N.Y. She was 71.
The cause was a heart attack, a Simon & Schuster spokesman said. At her death, at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, she was chief executive of the company and one of the few women in the industry to lead a major publishing house…”
Quoting from Laure’s Blog Post, infoDOCKET reports that “After eight years of living and breathing the world of research infrastructure and persistent identifiers, I have decided to step back and allow myself to take a broader view. That’s right: I am leaving ORCID…”
ARL joins business, government, education leaders in call for emergency funding for libraries impacted by COVID-19
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “A coalition of business, government, and education leaders are calling on the US Congress to provide emergency aid to libraries impacted by COVID-19 in a letter released by the American Library Association (ALA).The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has signed this letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader McCarthy (R-CA) in support of COVID-19 relief for US libraries…”
ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has extended the application deadline for the 2020–2022 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program to Friday, May 22. The program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives.
According to the Library of Congress Blog, the Library’s map collections shows how “cities grow, adapt and change in all sorts of unexpected ways, offering a vision of days gone by, of what “normal” once looked like.” The Library’s collection presents researchers with “fascinating glimpses of the cities of yesteryear in this edition of the Library’s Free to Use and Reuse sets of copyright-free images…”
Publishers Weekly reports that “by the end of the week, Barnes & Noble will have 51 bookstores open for in-store shopping. In addition, 500 stores are now offering curbside pickup…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
Leeds College of Music chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe
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.