ATG News & Announcements 11/7/20
According to Publishing Perspectives “Pandemic-era distance learning has driven up e-textbook purchases by students—not at all surprisingly—according to new information from Student Monitor and the Association of American Publishers…”
As Covid-19 Cases Surge, PRH Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries, Schools
Publishers Weekly reports that “With Covid-19 cases on the rise nationwide, Penguin Random House executives this week confirmed that the publisher is extending its temporary digital license terms for e-books and digital audio in libraries and schools through March 31, 2021. All Penguin Random House and DK adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles are part of this extension…”
infoDOCKET notes that according to the U. of Washington Libraries “Given the pre-COVID budget shortfall and a 4.6% budget reduction to UW Libraries, the Libraries has been actively reviewing subscriptions in response to the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget allocations. At this time, the Libraries has the ability to cover most of the budget reductions by using one-time endowment funds; however in order to meet the difference, we have an initial cancellation target of $125,000 in database and e-journal subscriptions for this fiscal year 2020-2021…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “A new database called Van Gogh Worldwide allows users to access provenances, technical information, archival materials, and more related to 1,000 works on paper and paintings by the famed Post-Impressionist. Launched on Thursday, the database is a collaboration between the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the RKD–Netherlands Institute for Art History, along with the Cultural Heritage Laboratory of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands...”
ACRL Insider reports that “The November 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Aubrey Iglesias opens this month’s issue by discussing the importance of increasing inclusive participation in the profession in her The Way I See It essay “Stop, reflect, replace…”
ACRL Insider also notes that “The November 2020 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Rhea Ballard-Thrower Named New University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois Chicago
- Innovative Development Partners Launch Vega Discover: launch marks the start of compelling new discovery experiences for library patrons
- Ithaka S+R Provides Update on Research Initiative on “How Digital Preservation Systems are Developed, Deployed, and Sustained” (via Ithaka S+R)
- OASPA Founds New Organisation with Future-Proof Governance and Funding Structure for the OA Switchboard
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.