ATG News & Announcements – 11/20/20
According to infoDOCKET the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced ” Cover Your Tracks,, the newest edition and rebranding of our historic browser fingerprinting and tracker awareness tool Panopticlick. Cover Your Tracks picks up where Panopticlick left off. Panopticlick was about letting users know that browser fingerprinting was possible; Cover Your Tracks is about giving users the tools to fight back against the trackers, and improve the web ecosystem to provide privacy for everyone…”
Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States Funding Formula: In Brief (New Report From the Congressional Research Service)
Also, infoDOCKET reports the release of a report entitled “Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States Funding Formula: In Brief. This report begins with a short overview of the Grants to States program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). It then examines the formula used to allocate funds under this program to states and territories. The report concludes with an illustration of the allocation formula using FY2020 as an example…”
OCLC and Washington State University Partner to Offer Free Digital Stewardship CoursesInformation Today News Breaks
According to Information Today “OCLC’s WebJunction is teaming up with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation to develop a series of 10 free, online, on-demand training courses for tribal libraries, archives, museums, and small public libraries that cover digital stewardship and community-centered curation…”
OCLC Research reports that “the REALM project has published the results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums.
View Test 6 results at oc.lc/test6-results
According ot the Library of Congress Blog “Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as the U.S. Poet Laureate, will serve a third term in the office, the Librarian of Congress announced today, making her only the second person in the position’s 77-year history to do so. Harjo will start that third year next September. We’re hoping that health conditions in the country will by then allow her to return to traveling across the nation to read her work and champion poetry…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Oxford University Press’s flagship What Everyone Needs to Know ® series available in one digital space for the first time
- DC Public Library Releases Facilities Master Plan: Next Libris Will Inform Building Investment Through 2030
- Aries Systems and Digital Commons partner to offer Editorial Manager to Digital Commons premier journals
- Group of Educational Publishers (Pearson, Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, and McGraw Hill) Obtain Preliminary Injunction Against 231 Websites Illegally Selling Test Answers and Solution Manuals
- JISC/Wiley Partnership: Leading UK Universities Have Signed on to Digitise Previously Uncatalogued Scientific Archive Materials on Wiley Digital Archive Platform
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.