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Against the Grain
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ISSN (Online) 1043-2094
Published by Against-the-Grain.com Homepage  [1 journal]
  • ATG News & Announcements 2/16/19
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract:   ARL Annual Salary Survey 2017–2018 Reports Data on Professional Positions in Member Libraries ARL News reports that ” The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2017–2018, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2017–2018. Data are reported for 10,518 professional staff […]The post ATG News & Announcements 2/16/19 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:22:56 +000
       
  • Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 2: Critical Voices In
           Opposition
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: by Nancy K. Herther (This is Part 2 of a three part series. Click here for Part 1. Part 3 will be publish on Monday.)   Over 1600 independent scholars have signed a letter in which they are openly critical of Plan S as it stands today. The plan, the letter asserts, “as currently presented […]The post Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 2: Critical Voices In Opposition appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:00:32 +000
       
  • ATG Quirkies: M.C. Escher Comes To Life In This Bookstore
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: This post in the Daily Mail describes  “the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China as “a bookstore straight from the pages of a book lover’s fantasy” that “has been brought to life in an impressive architectural feat.” “Optical illusions and mirrored ceilings make the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China feel never ending as thousands of colourful covers are reflected from […]The post ATG Quirkies: M.C. Escher Comes To Life In This Bookstore appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:48:15 +000
       
  • ATG Newsflash: NISO and NFAIS Announce Plans to Merge
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: Todd Carpenter reports in Scholarly Kitchen that “Yesterday at the NFAIS Annual Conference, Deanna Marcum, president of the NFAIS Board, and I jointly announced plans that NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) will merge this summer. The merger, which is contingent on NFAIS member approval, will consolidate two organizations […]The post ATG Newsflash: NISO and NFAIS Announce Plans to Merge appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:24:56 +000
       
  • ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 2/14/19
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract:   Register for one of UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science International 2019 Summer Seminars! Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students and working professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, […]The post ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 2/14/19 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:00:52 +000
       
  • ATG Quirkies: When publishing an encyclopedia was a radical act
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract:   It happened in 18th century France when Diderot’s Encyclopedia Challenged the King. In this post on the LONGREADS website, Andrew S. Curran maintains that  Diderot’s  Encyclopédie was far more than a groundbreaking collection of articles on an impressive array of topics. It was highly subversive to the existing power structures not just in France, but worldwide. He writes that […]The post ATG Quirkies: When publishing an encyclopedia was a radical act appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:31:10 +000
       
  • ATG “I Wonder” Wednesday: Does your library offer stress relief
           programs for students during exam time'
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: The post ATG “I Wonder” Wednesday: Does your library offer stress relief programs for students during exam time' appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:13:08 +000
       
  • Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 1: A New Vision For
           Open Access Publishing: An ATG Original
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: by  Nancy K. Herther On September 4th, 2018, the Brussels-based Science Europe, supported by the European Research Council (ERC), formally released their vision for the future of Open Access (OA) research with an aggressive proposition they call Plan S. What does the name signify' According to Robert-Jan Smits, the European Commission’s special envoy on open […]The post Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 1: A New Vision For Open Access Publishing: An ATG Original appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:40:51 +000
       
  • ATG Book of the Week: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a
           Busy World
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: Title: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Busy World Author: Cal Newport Hardcover: 978-0525536512, $26 Imprint: New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2019   “… In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, […]The post ATG Book of the Week: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Busy World appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:53:53 +000
       
  • ATG Quirkies: U.S. or U.K. Which wears their jackets best'
    • Authors: Tom Gilson
      Abstract: Literary Hub recently posed the following question to the discerning readers of their website: Who Wore It Best' US Book Covers vs. UK Book Covers for 2018 Emily Temple, a senior editor at Lit Hub, took on the challenge and provided some answers. Noting that “big books are often published concurrently (or at least closely together) […]The post ATG Quirkies: U.S. or U.K. Which wears their jackets best' appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:34:20 +000
       
 
 
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