Cambridge University Press Seeks Transformative Status by cOAlition S Across a Majority of its Journals
According to infoDOCKET “Cambridge University Press will request the majority of its journals be given Transformative Journal status by cOAlition S as part of a commitment to transition them to full Open Access.
The Press’s commitment to Open Access (OA) stems from its belief that a sustainable transition is vital to the future of research and in keeping with its mission to advance learning, research and knowledge worldwide…”
ACRL Insider notes that “ACRL invites proposal submissions for our ACRL e-Learning program. Submit a proposal for a live webcast or asynchronous online course and share your knowledge and innovative developments with your colleagues. Friday, October 23, 2020, is the submission deadline…”
According to Library Technology Guides “the collection of Detroit-based Marygrove College Library, comprising more than 70,000 books and journals, starts a new life online with the support of Internet Archive.
With the college closing in December 2019 , concerns arose about the future of the library’s collection, which offers a uniquely African American perspective, reflecting the historical and cultural influences of its local community in Detroit. The importance of amplifying these voices led to the decision by the Board of Trustees to donate the full collection to Internet Archive , a non-profit library…”
“The collection is now available for free through Internet Archive’s website and will also be preserved in its physical archives. Internet Archive hopes that making the collection available online will expand access for marginalized groups such as those with disabilities that affect reading…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “IFLA is proud to sign up to two documents addressing a key issue of our time – the digital divide. The first calls on governments to act to support investment in wider connectivity and the libraries that help users make the most of it. The second represents a pledge to do all in our power to promote digital inclusion, and is open to wider signatures…”
According to Publishing Perspectives “the world’s largest trade show registered 4,165 buyers and sellers on its Frankfurt Rights platform, and 2,388 users signed up to utilize the B2B ‘matchmaking tool’ for communications…”
ARL News reports that “At its Fall 2020 Association Meeting held virtually September 29–October 7, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite Texas State University (TXST) Libraries to join as the 125th member, effective January 1, 2021. Joan L. Heath, associate vice president and university librarian, accepted the invitation…”
ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release “Furthering Learning and Student Success,” Sixth Installment of Emerging Technologies Report
In addition, ARL News notes that “the sixth installment of Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning explores the role that libraries can play in furthering learning and student success, by helping students build digital fluency and critically engage with technologies. The section released today highlights some of the most influential technologies related to the learning enterprise, through the lens of the library’s involvement in promoting digital fluency, participating in next generation digital learning environments (NGDLEs) and learning analytics initiatives, and supporting a range of new study and productivity tools…”
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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.