This link provided by infoDOCKET provides access to selected videos featuring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stretching 33 years from 1986 through 2019. The post also has a link to more videos From the C-SPAN Video Library. (Justice Ginsburg appears in 392 videos.)
According to infoDOCKET “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that she has appointed Shira Perlmutter as Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office…”
“Perlmutter will step into the role of Register of Copyrights in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th anniversary year…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “The University of Texas System has joined the Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) to rethink how university libraries collectively can improve access to faculty research and to push for changes to the costly subscription models offered by publishers of academic journals. A total of 41 institutions in Texas have now joined the Coalition including the 14 UT institutions making it the largest and most diverse consortia of its kind and giving it significant negotiating power…”
A pilot program that helps faculty defray the cost of publishing in open access journals is suspended due to budgetary constraints. The project is between the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc…”
“Article processing charges for fully open access Wiley journals are no longer covered by VIVA as of Sept. 17, 2020. Any requests for funding that had been approved are not affected…”
WebMD and Twitter announce content collaboration, partnership leverages power of both platforms to inform and educate on health issues
According to KnowledgeSpeak “WebMD and Twitter have announced a partnership that marks the first content collaboration between Twitter and a healthcare platform.
The new partnership will bring more WebMD content right to the Twitter feed with video content and Twitter Moments that educate consumers on health topics and highlight patient stories on what it is like to live with and manage chronic conditions and other health issues…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- PM Press Sells Ebooks to Internet Archive: “We Want Our Books to be in Every Library” (via Internet Archive Blog)
- Ex Libris campusM Mobile Platform Innovates Real-Time Communication Between Students and Staff at University of Hong Kong Libraries
- The International Publishers Association partners with Frankfurter Buchmesse to host a series of events on current issues and trends in publishing
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.