ATG News You Need to Start the Week: 10/26/20
According to Library Technology Guides “As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt higher education, ITHAKA is extending the JSTOR and Artstor expanded access program through June 30, 2021 to help institutions in their shift to remote teaching…”
Impact of Controlled Digital Lending Discussed at Final Session of Library Leaders Forum; Michelle Wu Receives Internet Archive Hero Award
Citing the Internet Archive Blog, infoDOCKET reports that “Michelle Wu was honored with the Internet Archive Hero Award for her vision in developing the legal concept behind CDL. In her remarks, the attorney and law librarian shared her thoughts on the development and future of the lending practice. Wu does not see the theory that she designed 20 years ago as revolutionary, but rather a logical application of copyright law that allows libraries to fulfill their mission…”
OCLC supports libraries, researchers, educators and students with open access content through WorldCat
Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC is supporting libraries, researchers, educators and students with high-quality open access content that is discoverable and freely accessible through WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org…”
“OCLC is making open content more discoverable and accessible through expanding collections and user-friendly discovery services…”
According to JSTOR “the Books at JSTOR program has reached a new milestone: 100,000 ebooks. Introduced in 2012, the program now boasts 279 publisher partners and includes titles libraries can license in our unlimited, DRM-free model as well as Open Access titles that are freely available to everyone…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Microbiology Society and IReL enter open-access agreement for ten Irish higher education institutions
- International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) and IFLA Issue Joint Statement on Publisher Pricing (via IATUL)
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.