ACRL Insider notes that “ACRL launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries in spring 2019. A year later, we are pleased to announce the publication of a report on its development and first year of use in the field.
Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is a free online toolkit designed to help academic libraries assess and communicate the impact of essential library programs and services…”
Information Today notes that “Law library services have had to change rapidly due to the COVID-19 crisis, and librarians are working hard to come up with the best solutions for delivering them. “[L]ibraries and archives have ‘superpowers’ under the copyright law that allows us to supply our communities with access to materials for research, scholarship, and study,” notes lawyer-librarian Kyle K. Courtney about how libraries can “harness the law” during the crisis.
According to NCBI Insights “NLM is preparing to launch a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). The primary goal of the NIH Preprint Pilot will be to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will begin the week of June 8, 2020 and will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints…”
National Library of Israel and Arcadia Fund Announce Major Initiative to Open Digital Access to Over 2,500 Rare Texts
infoDOCKET reports that “the National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem has announced that with a generous grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, it will be opening digital access to over 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts and books from its world-class collection…”
Citing the Europe PMC Blog Post, infoDOCKET also reports that “in a new project, supported by Wellcome in partnership with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), we will make the full text of COVID-19 preprints available on Europe PMC, a large and sustainable life sciences archive, for reading and reuse via a standard XML format, alongside peer reviewed full text articles…”
On Monday, June 15, 2020, ProQuest will open the door to the ProQuest Platform (http://search.proquest.com) and enable direct entry from the open web. This functionality allows users to search, find and preview more than 900 million documents without authentication and retrieve Open Access full-text content curated by ProQuest…”
In addition, according to infoDOCKET “Every two years, the Research team at BookNet Canada releases an insightful report on audiobook use amongst Canadians. For this year’s report, we have collected data from 500 English-speaking adult audiobook listeners…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- COVID-19 NEWS: ‘Exact Editions Freezes Institutional Subscription Prices for 2020/2021’
- ‘Copyright Alliance Statement on Book Publishers’ Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive’
- Chegg Acquires Mathway to Expand Its Math Offerings Globally
- De La Salle University Adopts Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Platform to Support Online Teaching and Streamline Workflows
- AAAS collaborates with Wiley to drive the STEM workforce forward
- CollectionSpace 6.0 is now available
- Innovative Announces Continuation of Free Quick Hits Webinar Series Based on Successful Attendee Turnout
- NAMLE and Education Organizations Come Together to Create the National Media Literacy Alliance
- OverDrive Updates Sora With High-Contrast and Dyslexic Font Modes
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.