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by | Feb 13, 2023 | 0 comments


Against the Grain V34#6

When I chose the theme for this issue’s “From Your Editor,” it was just before I got sick with a bad cold and now I can’t remember why I decided to be cheerful!  Here’s to better (and less congested) days ahead!!!

2023 is a brand new year.  We are experimenting with expanding ATG’s new virtual formats!  There’s a lot going on in the library and publishing space.  I was talking to Richard Gallagher (President and Editor in Chief, Annual Reviews) at the conference.  There is a lot of debate just now around the future of publishing, open access equity, censorship, the role of the library, the future of academia, even extending to the nature of society.  Could ATG reflect these issues in robust discussion?  The switch to online only is a good time for robust debate and discussion.  Please send us your comments and thoughts!  <editors@charleston-hub.com>

We have another fantastic issue lined up here, thanks to guest editor Stephen Rhind-Tutt (President, Coherent Digital, LLC).  Stephen has a bam-zowie group of featured articles on the topic of grey literature and wild content:  “We define it, quantify its importance, identify challenges associated with it, and make suggestions as to how librarians and publishers might respond to this ‘call of the wild.’”

Toby Green tells us how to turn grey literature into an asset.  Andrea Eastman-Mullins takes a look at OER’s and Learning Objects, while Jessica Lawrence-Hurt brings our attention to today’s streaming media landscape.  Genevieve Croteau discusses “wild content under attack” and the efforts to save Ukrainian cultural heritage online.  And last but not least, Gary Price and Curtis Michelson (the InfoDJ’s!) clue us in about tools for open web curation. 

Emily Poznanski (Press Director, CEU Press) and Tom Grady (COPIM, Birkbeck, University of London) contributed an ATG Special Report on going Beyond the BPC.  And we have a fascinating interview with Harry Kaplanian & Christopher Spalding, both Vice President Product Management, FOLIO Services at EBSCO Information Services, and Kate Zwaard, Associate Librarian for Discovery and Preservation at the Library of Congress, about the LOC’s plans to implement FOLIO.

Stay healthy, and see you next issue!  Love, Yr.Ed.  


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