ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 1/4/21
Computerworld Archives: Back From Vintage Microfilm; High Quality Scans of the Magazine From 1967-2014 Now Available to Search, View, Download From the Internet Archive
According to infoDOCKET the Internet Archive has announced that it is bringing a “better looking version of the ComputerWorld archives to the Internet based on newly digitized microfilm.
This collection of Computerworld microfilm represents nearly half a century of reporting on major technology trends, from mainframes and minicomputers to iPhones, tablets and Artificial Intelligence. Now, this higher quality version of Computerworld 1967-2014 is available, searchable, and downloadable for research purposes
Good e-Reader notes that “January the 1st is always a special day in the ebook world, because hundreds of titles are available in the public domain. This means any publisher or author can sell the book or build upon it. Today, books from 1925 are in the public domain. These works include F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time, and Franz Kafka’s The Trial.
Report: “Open Access Takes Flight: A New Mandate Highlights Costs, Benefits of Making All Scientific Articles Free To Read”
InfoDOCKET notes that “the open-access movement, which aims to speed the progress of science by making research articles immediately free to read when published, will get a boost starting this month, when Plan S—an unprecedented mandate for open access by a group of mostly European funders—begins to take effect…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “the Prints & Photographs Division’s collection of posters produced for the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and 1940s is one of many highlights among the division’s extensive poster holdings. These posters touch on a number of themes, including public health and occupational safety, travel and tourism, recreation and educational programs and World War II. Luckily for researchers, the more than 900 posters have long been digitized and are available for viewing from anywhere. “
Publishers Weekly reports that The news that BookExpo, BookCon, and Unbound will not take place in 2021 and that show organizer ReedPop is looking at ways to reinvent the meeting did not come as a surprise to publishers and distributors—or to booksellers. …. Most book business insiders contacted by PW expressed little interest in returning to the same version of BookExpo, but nearly all hoped some type of annual event could be created…”
Rick Anderson has posted his monthly selection tool, the January CD Hotlist. “This month’s recommendations include trad jazz from Guillaume Nouaux and the Stride Piano Kings and Chris Hopkins and the Jazz Kangaroos; the debut recording by a wonderful girls’ choir from the Bay Area; some forward-looking banjo instrumentals from Wes Corbett; reggae and bass music from Glasgow; and much more.”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Report: “Search is on For Rare Isaac Newton Book, with Three Copies Available in Canadian University Libraries”
- Library Automation Software Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | ExLibris, Innovative Interfaces, Library Automation Technologies, etc.
- Netherlands’ Wageningen University and Research joins ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Publishing Program
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.