TABLE OF CONTENTS
v.21 #6 December 2009 – January 2010 © Katina Strauch
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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON

Rumors – Pg. 1
From Your Editor – Pg. 6
Letters to the Editor – Pg.  6
Deadlines – Pg. 6

FEATURES

Pay-Per-View:  Alternative or a Necessity in Today’s Economy
Guest Editor, Beth Bernhardt

Pay-Per-View:  Alternative or a Necessity in Today’s Economy – Pg. 1
by Beth BernhardtDid you  know that back in 2002 at the Charleston Conference, Beth talked about UNC Greensboro being one of the first schools to set up pay-per-view to provide access to articles from unsubscribed journals?

Forcing the Moment to Its Crisis: Thoughts on Pay-Per-View and the Perpetual Access Ideal – Pg. 14
by Patrick L. Carr — Budget cuts are forcing librarians to make painful decisions, and, in this context, it seems sensible to explore all avenues for reducing e-resource costs without reducing access – including those that are at odds with the perpetual access ideal.

Getting Our Feet Wet: One Library’s Experience with Transactional Access – Pg. 16
by Ryan Weir and Ashley Ireland — In 2005, following years of passive-reallocation of one-time purchase funds to serial holdings funds, Murray State University Libraries was forced to dramatically cut its journal holdings.

Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Pg. 20
by Mindy King  and Aaron Nichols — There are an alarming number of journal titles that are rarely used and cost a fortune.  This is where pay-per-use comes in handy. 

Pay-Per-View at the American Institute of Physics: One Scholarly Publisher’s Experience with “The Article Economy” – Pg. 26
by Douglas LaFrenierAIP, as it happens, was one of the first two publishers to enable anyone with a credit card to buy any article online, back in April 1998.

Op Ed – Pg. 32 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion) Academic Libraries and the “Arming America” Problem: A Response to Steve McKinzie by Rick Anderson — This article is followed up with A Reponse from Steve McKinzie as well.

Back Talk – Pg. 86 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
I Am An Inculte! by Tony Ferguson — In this issue Tony talks about his experience at the Frankfurt Book Fair back in October.

ATG INTERVIEWS

Lotfi Belkhir – Pg. 34
by Martha Whittaker

George Machovec – Pg. 38
by Dennis Brunning

Mark Kendall – Pg. 40
by Katina Strauch

Publisher Profile – Pg. 48
World Scientific

PROFILES ENCOURAGED

Ashley Ireland – Pg. 10

Ryan Weir – Pg. 18

Mindy King – Pg. 26

Aaron F. Nichols – Pg. 28

Douglas LaFrenier – Pg. 30

Jesse Holden – Pg. 78

REVIEWS

From the Reference Desk – Pg. 42
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — This month two of Tom’s reviews include the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships and the Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making.

Book Reviews – Pg. 46
Monographic Musings by Deb VaughnTo shelve or not to shelve?  This month, read about management issues regarding library shelvers.

LEGAL ISSUES
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Legally Speaking – Pg. 50 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
Legal Implications of Reference Books for Publishers and Consumers by Bryan M. CarsonThe existence of errors in reference books brings up a number of legal issues.

Questions and Answers – Pg. 53 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway What criteria are used to determine whether an organization is a nonprofit educational institution as part of the fair use exception?  Lolly tells us!

PUBLISHING

Biz of Acq – Pg. 54
Things to Consider When Planning Section Programming by Sylvia McApheeIt is more than likely that an acquisitions librarian will have the opportunity to plan a program for a section of a national library association during the course of his/her career, but few have experience or background in doing this.

From the University Press – Pg. 56 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
Google 2.0: Still a Mixed Blessing? by Sanford G. Thatcher — Sandy provides us with more details on the Google Settlement.

Group Therapy – Pg. 59
A Case of Discredited Research by Jack MontgomeryMore opinions from librarians about the Arming America problem.

Booklover – Pg. 62
Bridges by Donna Jacobs

@Brunning: People & Technology – Pg. 63
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningKeywords 2009 – Essential Terms and Concepts for the Forward Zeitgeist…

590:  Local Notes – Pg. 64
Underfunded Archives and Frayed External Relations: May be the Signs of a Rare and Serious Budgetary Side Effect. by Steve McKinzie Are there things you shouldn’t do in a budget crisis?

And They Were There – Pg. 68
Reports of MeetingsIn this issue you will find the final installment of reports from the 2008 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.  Watch for 2009 Charleston Conference reports to begin in our next issue.

BOOKSELLING AND VENDING

Under the Hood – Pg. 12
Viel Danke by Xan ArchThis one’s about Xan’s internship at Harrassowitz and Casalini this past summer.

Something To Think About – Pg. 46
Power Weeding! by Tinker Massey — What is power weeding at its finest?  Mary keeps us thinking about more creative solutions.

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – Pg. 73
Blackwell’s by Bob NardiniBob talks about the Blackwell’s business which goes back to 1879.

As I See It – Pg. 74
Impact Factors and Usage Factors: Testing Alternative Metrics by John Cox In 2007 the UKSG funded a project to assess the feasibility of developing a Journal Usage Factor (JUF): a simple metric that itself would be a ratio of usage measured against the number of articles published in a given period.

Acquisitions Archaeology – Pg. 77
Valuing Anxiety by Jesse HoldenWith many libraries facing severe budget reductions, calculating value is perhaps an even more essential function than ever before.

INTERNATIONAL DATELINE

The PIRUS Project: Developing a Standard for Recording and Reporting Usage at the Individual Article Level – Pg. 82
by Peter T. ShepherdThe original PIRUS project, funded by JISC, and completed in January 2009 (3) demonstrated that it is technically feasible to create, record and consolidate usage statistics for individual articles using data from repositories and publishers, despite the diversity of organizational and technical environments in which they operate.

TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS

I Hear the Train A Comin’ – Pg. 66
A Postcard from Charleston by Greg Tananbaum — Greg talks about his live version of this column at the 2009 Charleston Conference.

Technology Left Behind – Pg. 76
DeepDyving into Journal Article Rental by Cris FergusonDeepDyve is really two tools in one, both an A&I database, indexing content from a wide variety of publishers, and a journal article rental service, enabling users to obtain access to the articles found via the index.

Wandering the Web – Pg. 80
Pop Culture Websites by Maureen Cropper

Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – Pg. 83
What fools these mortals be! by Michael P. Pelikan — Authorship is Dead, Publishing is Dead, Reading is Dead!  Baloney! says Michael.

Standards Column- Pg. 84 (FULL TEXT – SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)
Journal Article Supplementary Materials: A Pandora’s Box of Issues Needing Best Practices by Todd CarpenterPublication oddities have always presented problems for traditional publishing structures.  They are now appearing with increasing frequency and can no longer be  managed on a case-by-case basis.

ETC.

Charleston Conference Future Dates – Pg. 12
Want dates?  We have them.  Future Conference dates through 2015 can be found here!

 

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