ATG News & Announcements 11/12/20
Library Journal reports that “While the nation is … waiting for votes to be tallied in the general election, a number of critical library ballot measures were decided on election day—and the wins far outnumbered the losses…”
According to this press release “Bloomsbury Digital Resources is committed to providing digital solutions for learning, research, and teaching across a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We aim, always, to support your institution’s particular needs and to be as flexible as possible when it comes to pricing and models.
We are pleased to announce that one way we plan to achieve that aim in 2021 is by keeping pricing for all our digital resources constant for the entire 2021 calendar year. All subscription rates and PA pricing through December 2021 will remain as set in January of this year, including direct and consortia offers…”
infoDOCKET reports that “ESA (Ecological Society of America) is offering a free online collection of articles representing fifteen years of environmental justice research published across the Society’s six journals. The collection includes research on the ecological factors associated with social inequities and environmental injustices, and offers insights into gaps in environmental justice research…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “University Library faculty Bryan Sinclair and Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh have been awarded a $150,000 grant from the New America Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to expand programs that promote data literacy for the public good and encourage a more diverse pipeline of students pursuing careers in data science. The Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) initiative, led by Georgia State University Library, together with multiple campus partners, will expand programs promoting data literacy and career preparedness with a particular focus on reaching first-year students and underrepresented groups…”
Oxford University Press adds hundreds of new titles to digital research platform, Oxford Scholarship Online
No Shelf Required reports that “Oxford University Press (OUP) is happy to announce the launch of hundreds of new titles on Oxford Scholarship Online. These titles join our vast online library, giving users digital access to significant academic works for the very first time. Oxford Scholarship Online combines OUP’s world-leading scholarship with an easy-to-use online platform that helps support scholars to conduct …
Registration for ALA Midwinter Virtual, Jan. 22-26, 2021, is open.
The event will include “New Urgencies for Change” sessions from the Symposium on the Future of Libraries, News You Can Use series, special author events, a virtual Exhibit Hall, the Youth Media Awards, the I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony, live-chat presentations, and networking opportunities…”
ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release “Building and Managing Learning and Collaboration Spaces,” Final Installment of Emerging Technologies Report
ARL News reports that “the seventh and final installment of Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning explores how libraries can thoughtfully integrate technology into their buildings to support a range of user needs, from active collaboration to reflection and focused study. The section released today explores the ways in which libraries are addressing this challenge in their space planning and programming, specifically addressing the effects of the Internet of Things (IoT), immersive reality, and artificial intelligence on how libraries conceptualize and create the learning and collaboration environments of the future…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Editage and Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers Unveil Services Being Offered Under Their New Partnership
- EBSCO Information Services and AT-CRIS partner to offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in Germany
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.