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TOC v.21 #4 September 2009 Issue

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v.21 #4 September 2009 © Katina Strauch


Rumors – p.  1

From Your Editor – p.  6

Letters to the Editor – p. 6

Deadlines – p. 6


Entrepreneurship in Libraries — Guest Editor, Rosann Bazirjian

Entrepreneurship in Libraries (full text for subscribers only) – p. 1
by Rosann Bazirjian – This is papers from the ground-breaking conference held in partnership between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Wake Forest University titled Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration: an Entrepreneurial Conference for Librarians.

The Librarian Entrepreneur? Demystifying an Oxymoron – p.18
by Steven J. Bell – Knowing who is an entrepreneur and what makes that person entrepreneurial is a nebulous thing.

Hoops and Horses: Innovative Approaches to Oral History in a Digital Environment – p.22
by Doug Boyd — The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History’s survival depended, in large part, on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Money, Money, Money – p. 26
by Adam Corson-Finnerty — So you have been hired as the first full-time in-house “entrepreneur” for your library system. Your job is to discover and recommend “income-producing” ideas for the library to consider undertaking. Where do you start?

Library Integration through Collaboration: Partnering in the Course Development Process – p. 32
by Anita Norton — It has been determined by many librarians that collaboration with other areas of the academy is the key to continued usage and evolution of the library. At Excelsior College Virtual Library (ECVL) one of the paths is through course integration.

Going Green in the Library: It’s Not Just for Contractors – p. 34
by Michael J. Crumpton — At the recent conference, Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration: an Entrepreneurial Conference for Librarians, the subject was “Green” and “Libraries” and the panel was a group of librarians who really care about sustainability.

Preserving the Vitality of Learning Commons Spaces Through Dynamic Programming – p. 38

The Learning Commons After Dark Series
by Jennifer Calvo — How will libraries find new ways to further the vision of the Commons, and prevent it from turning into just another computer lab?

Op Ed – p. 42
Letterhead, the Wilderness, and Google by Jonathan D. Lauer — Jonathan’s concern is that the sum total of the technological gains not obscure the profound treasure of participating in embodied humanity in the here and now.

Three Cheers for the Google Book Settlement – p. 44
by Bob Holley — Google is getting the job done Bob says, with no competitors even on the horizon.

What’s in a Name? – p. 44
by Steven Shapiro — Database names could be potentially revealing or, oftentimes, confusing.

Back Talk  (full text for subscribers only) – p. 86
Words, Memories, and Violence by Tony Ferguson — Tony muses here about whether words might not contribute to memories of perceived past wrongs, which might in turn lead to violence. Deep!

Why Do Reference Librarians Purchase Print or Online Reference Sources? – p. 46
by Carol A. Singer — Carol surveyed the head of reference from each OhioLINK library that might have a general reference desk in order to discover whether print ready reference collections, a subset of the reference collection, were disappearing from college and university libraries.

Website Accessibility of Public Senior Institutions in South Carolina – p. 48
by Mary W. Anyomi — This study represents the beginning of Web accessibility problem research focusing on educational institutions in the state of South Carolina.


Steve Bosch – p. 52
by Dennis Brunning — Steve is Materials Budget, Procurement, and Licensing Librarian at the University of Arizona.

Beth Jefferson – p. 53
by Cris Ferguson — Beth is founder of Bibliocommons, and spoke with Cris to discuss social discovery tools.


Steven Bell p. 20

Doug Boyd p. 24

Adam Corson-Finnerty p. 30

Jennifer Calvo p. 38

Publisher’s Profile — MPS p. 62


From the Reference Desk – p. 56
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is one review.

Book Reviews – p. 57
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — Learn about crafty teens and the Brontës’ craft.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note — Copyright (full text for subscribers only) – p. 60
If You’re in the Slammer, Are You in Service? and When You’re a Creative Soul, Everyone Wants a Piece of You by Bruce Strauch

Questions and Answers  (full text for subscribers only) – p. 61
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — Can cataloging data published online by a subscribing library be considered protected and not available to other institutions? Lolly tells us!


590: Local Notes (full text for subscribers only) – p. 10
Collection Development and Bellesiles’ Arming of America: The Case for Getting Rid of a Celebrated Book by Steve McKinzie — Are there ever times when a celebrated book shouldn’t be part of the collection?

Biz of Acq – p. 63
The Benefits and Challenges of Acquisitions in a Consortium by Steven Douglas, Michelle Flinchbaugh, Ted Kruse, Lila Ohler, and Martha Zimmerman – This is about the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

Random Ramblings – p. 65
Book Selection Then and Now by Bob Holley – How different the process for book selection is today than it was in the 1970s when a lot of current librarians weren’t even born!

Booklover – p. 67
Dreams by Donna Jacobs — Donna tells us about her dreams of doing something significant, and of using the library to find a book she wanted to read.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 68
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Is the Internet dead? Is there panic in Kindle Park? Read on to find out!

Little Red Herrings  (full text for subscribers only) – p. 70
Of Facebook, Twitter, and Social Networking Sites by Mark Herring – Mark is compiling a book on social networking sites.

And They Were There – p. 72
Reports of Meetings – Entrepreneurial Conference for Librarians by Kimberly Lutz.


Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Hemingway and Dickinson have in common? Read it here.

Something To Think About – p. 59
Screens and Savers by Tinker Massey — What screen saver is on your computer and how long does it stay there?

Lost in Austin – p. 73
The Golden Age of Librarianship by Thomas W. Leonhardt — This one’s about print and electronic reference collections.

Building Library Collections in the 21st Century – p. 74
Writng an Acquisitions Procedure Manual by Arlene Sievers-Hill — This is both a learning experience and an organizational one.

As I See It! – p. 76
Howling in the Wind for Standard eBook Business Models by John Cox — John says that it is premature to seek standardization in a business that is still experimenting.

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 78
Infrastructure by Bob Nardini — Bob takes a look at library infrastructure and the approval plan.

Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 84
by Jesse Holden — In this first installment Jesse looks at the first issue of ATG.


“In the Gap” – p. 79

Adventurers All – p. 80


Under the Hood – p. 8
The Library Ecosystem by Xan Arch — As libraries and library vendors adapt to a rapidly changing environment, we must talk with each other about what we need to survive.

Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 14
The Price of Prevarication by Michael Pelikan — How can we make libraries relevant?

Standards Column (full text for subscribers only)- p. 83
Mandatory E-Only Deposit Proposal by the U.S Copyright Office: Standards Issues by Todd Carpenter — There are important initiatives by the LC, the U.S. Copyright Office, and NISO that we all need to know about.

I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 85
Fishes, Ponds, and Gilligan’s Island by Greg Tananbaum — About life in the Wink zone.


Oliver Theodor Sitea Obituary – p. 8

Charleston Conference Future Dates – p. 12


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