Library Technology Guides reports that “College Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) are pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a new Library Management System for 19 Ontario college libraries as part of their Collaborative Library Services Platform (CLSP) Project. The RFP was released by OCLS on behalf of the 19 Ontario colleges participating in this initiative, using the Cambrian College Public Purchasing Portal. Please note that all questions and enquiries regarding this opportunity should be routed through this portal…”
Authors Alliance, Library Copyright Alliance, and American Association of University Professors Petitions for New Exemption to Section 1201 of the DMCA to Enable Text and Data Mining Research
According to infoDOCKET “Authors Alliance, joined by the Library Copyright Alliance and the American Association of University Professors, filed a petition with the Copyright Office for a new three-year exemption to the DMCA as part of the Copyright Office’s eighth triennial rulemaking process…”
The Library of Congress Blog reports that “the 2020 National Book Festival will feature three major threads – “Fearless Women,” “Hearing Black Voices” and “Democracy in the 21st Century” – that will anchor the Library’s 20th festival and its first virtual one. The festival’s theme is “Celebrating American Ingenuity” and, as always, the ideas, inspiration and conversations will flow from an array of some of the nation’s biggest names in publishing…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “AIP Publishing, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, has announced a multi-year Read and Publish agreement with IReL, the Irish e-resources licensing consortium for leading higher education institutions in Ireland.
The agreement enables students, faculty, and researchers at eight universities to gain access to the content in journals published by AIP Publishing (including those published on behalf of partners) from their first publications through 2022…”
SciBite reports that they have “announced the launch of SciBiteAI, a state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence software platform for leveraging machine learning models alongside semantic technologies to unlock insights into Life Sciences data…”
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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.