ATG News & Announcements 11/18/20
According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2018–2019, ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2018–2019, and ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2018–2019.
These three publications present information describing the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of the Association’s 124 member libraries in 2018–2019…”
Referencing the cOAlition S website, infoDOCKET reports that “cOAlition S is excited to announce today, 18 November, the release of the Journal Checker Tool (JCT) in beta. The JCT is a web-based tool which provides clear advice to researchers on how they can comply with their funder’s Plan S-aligned Open Access policy when seeking to publish in their chosen journal. During this open testing phase, the community will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the JCT and provide feedback, so that the tool increases its readiness ahead of the implementation of Plan S in January 2021…”
“Research Data Services in US Higher Education: A Web-Based Inventory” (New Research Report From Ithaka S+R)
In aaddition, infoDOCKET notes that a research report entitled Research Data Services in US Higher Education: A Web-Based Inventory was published today by Ithaka S+R. It is authored by Jane Radecki and Rebecca Springer. “This report presents the results of an inventory of research data services offered by US colleges and universities using a systematic web searching process. Our results represent a holistic, quantitative picture of services that support data-driven research across organizational units and institutional types…”
According to SCOOP “The Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project website, https://digitalpasifik.org/ is now live.” This new website “will provide access to Pacific cultural heritage items held in the world’s museums, libraries, archives, universities, and other institutions…”
Citing the Urban libraries Council, infoDOCKET reports that the ULC has published a toolkit for entrepreneurs entitled Closing the Entrepreneurship Gap: Tools for Libraries Toolkit. “Updated regularly, this toolkit offers strategies and resources to help libraries level-up as entrepreneurial hubs, including COVID-19 responses. Please contact [email protected] with questions…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Call For Nominations for the 6th Annual Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing and Applications for the New Publishing Practice Awards
- Elsevier and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources agree on proposal for subscription publishing with measures to support open access goals
- CARL Portage Funds Scholars Portal Dataverse to Acquire Repository Storage for Canadian Research Data
- OCLC, Washington State University are creating digital stewardship training courses for tribal libraries, archives, museums, and small public libraries
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.