ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 11/23/20
Publishers Weekly reports that “the American Library Association this week announced the six finalists for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction… The two medal winners will be announced by selection committee chair Bill Kelly at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, which will take place online on February 4, 2021, 3-4pm CST…”
According to this press release ” Casalini Libri joins forces with its historic partner @Cult, a software house based in Rome and specializing in the design and development of solutions for information management and knowledge sharing. The union both strengthens and furthers the Casalini mission to promote the dissemination of culture through increasingly advanced services to libraries,
institutions and publishers.
EBSCO Information Services partners with Guidelines International Network (GIN) to develop GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines
Library Technology Guides reports that “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with the Guidelines International Network (GIN) to launch the GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines. The library, which includes approximately 3,000 guidelines developed or endorsed by GIN members, is freely available to medical researchers across the globe…”
HBCU Library Alliance and CLIR Receive Grant to Study Feasibility for Large-Scale Survey of HBCU Archives
infoDOCKET reports that “The HBCU Library Alliance and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) have received a $75,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project titled “Creating Access to HBCU Library Alliance Archives: Needs, Capacity, and Technical Planning.” The project will identify common barriers and shared visions for creating access to historic collections held by libraries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)…”
Citing the OUP Blog, infoDOCKET reports that “the German Centre for Accessible Reading, dzb lesen, unites tradition with the modern world. Founded on 12 November 1894 as the German Central Library for the Blind, it has been a library for blind and visually impaired people for more than 125 years and is thus the oldest specialist library of its kind in Germany…”
According to Publishers Weekly “earlier this month, Penguin Random House announced the creation of Penguin Random House Español (PRHE), a new Spanish-language publishing division. The unit brings together the resources and personnel of Vintage Español in New York City and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial USA in Miami…”
ACRL Insider notes that “The Fall 2020 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Research Tools: Semantic Scholar’s New “TLDR” (Beta) Feature Uses NLP to Place “Single-Sentence, Automatically-Generated Paper Summaries” on Search Results Pages
- British Library Acquires Unique 15th Century Lucas Psalter Manuscript Featuring Previously Unknown Work by the Master of Edward IV
- ACRL announces the publication of Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success
- ARL Publishes “Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Social Sciences”
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.