v.22 #1 February 2010 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
The Exploring Acquisitions Conference
Guest Editors, Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico
The Great Debate – p. 1
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — A summary of the centerpiece debate at the Exploring Acquisitions Conference.
Managing Multiple Models of Publishing in Library Acquisitions – p. 18
by Rick Anderson — The publishers who succeed in the future will be those who are flexible enough to adapt their models to a new world of nearly-instantaneous information distribution.
Is the Book Dead? Reminiscences from the Great Debate at the Exploring Acquisitions Conference – p. 22
by Sue McKnight — We all know what a book is, don’t we?
The Perfect Library – p. 24
by Alice Keller — Drawing on images from history, fantasy, and literature, Alice asks “what is the perfect library and is it limited in the online environment?”
Op Ed – Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 32
New Technology or Market-Share Grab? by Michael Pelikan
Back Talk – p. 86 (FULL TEXT – Available to Subscribers Only)
Censorship and Google by Tony Ferguson — Tony shares his thoughts concerning Google’s announcement that it would stop censoring news in China, even if it meant being closed down by the Government.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Using the Conspectus Methodology in Algeria – p. 42
Case Study of the University Library of Bejaia by Dr. Madjid Dahmane and Zahir Yahiaoui
Charleston Observatory and the Global Library Survey – p. 44 (FULL TEXT – Available to Subscribers Only
by Allen McKiel — In 2007, the Charleston Conference began the Charleston Observatory, its research arm.
Sustainability — Will We Find It Online? – p. 46
by Karen Christensen — The transition from print to eBooks and online databases raises new and challenging questions for libraries.
Jeff Dietrich – p. 34
Feedback Loop by Xan Arch — For her Under the Hood column this time Xan has asked Jeff Dietrich about the interaction between librarians and the people who build library software.
Catherine Mitchell – p. 36
I Hear the Train A Comin’ by Greg Tananbaum — For his column in this issue, Greg has interviewed Catherine Mitchell, the Director of eScholarship, an IR that is among the biggest and most popular in the world.
Robin Champieux – p. 14
Madjid Dahmane – p. 40
Zahir Yahiaoui. – p. 43
Publisher Profile – Berkshire – p. 70
Book Reviews – p. 38
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about library maxims and shamanism studies.
From the Reference Desk – p. 39
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Read what Tom has to say about the Encyclopedia of Sustainability from Berkshire Publishing.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 49
Trademark by Bruce Strauch — If It Quacks Like a DUKW …
Questions and Answers – p. 50
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — Is there sufficient creative content in catalog records to make them eligible for copyright protection?
Biz of Acq – p. 51
Constant Change in Acquisitions by Amy Faltinek — Change in the process of our everyday job duties is as common as the change from print to electronic resources.
Random Ramblings – p. 52
The Digital Divide by Bob Holley – Bob thinks that all libraries should think about those students without computers and perhaps more importantly without broadband Internet access as they implement new services.
From the University Press – p. 54
Georgia State and (Un)Fair Use: A Rebuttal to Kenneth Crews by Sanford G. Thatcher — How much of an item can be copied and constitute fair use? Does fair use have anything to do with scholarly publishing? And what is “transformative use”?
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 59
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis takes a quick look at some of the products out there in our marketplace.
590: Local Notes – p. 61
Professional Development & the Academic Librarian: The Best Route by Steve McKinzie — Interviews. Are they an educational experience or not?
Booklover – p. 63 (FULL TEXT – Available to Subscribers Only)
First and French by Donna Jacobs — Here Donna talks about her research of Sully Prudhomme, the French writer who won the first Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901.
And They Were There – p. 64
Reports of Meetings — SALALM, IFLA, and the 2009 Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do electric chairs and light bulbs have in common? Read it here.
Something To Think About – p. 41
Serials Weeding for Real! by Tinker Massey — How do you go about deciding what to cut and what to keep?
Notes from Mosier – p. 71
Drummers on the Porch by Scott Smith — The little town of Mosier closed its library. Scott reports here that they’re back, and due to a curious set of circumstances.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 72
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — An ongoing conversation about issues affecting library acquisitions, library vendors, and the publishing marketplace.
Little Red Herrings – p. 73
Library Permanently Closed: See Google by Mark Herring — This one’s about the SC State Legislature’s lack of funding for PASCAL.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 74
Steel by Bob Nardini — Should we continue to make assumptions on what worked in the past? Are approval plans like steel?
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 75
Managing Resources by Jesse Holden — A look at the February 1990 issue of Against the Grain and some of the advertisements.
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 76
The Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 11: Corporate Bibliographc Control Systems by Richard Abel
Books for All: from Blyton’s Secret Seven to Wittgenstein’s Investigations – p. 78
by Rita Ricketts — Basil made enviable roads into specialist markets.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Technology Left Behind – p. 81
Barnes and Noble Carves a nook in the eReader Market by Cris Ferguson — The battle for a share of the eBook reader market is far from over.
Standards Column – p. 82
Moving to Collections of Items by Todd Carpenter — Todd and NISO are preparing to focus on collections of items, not just books and journals, but parts of books and journals.
Wandering the Web – p. 83
College Planning Resources: Hands On Research Solutions by Africa S. Hands
Future Tense – p. 84
Library on the Ground: 5 Reasons Why Consortia Matter More than Ever – by Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer — Rick and Ruth are rethinking sharing, working together, and collaboration especially relative to consortia.
I Need This Now! Interlibrary Loan Meets Collection Development on the Patron Access Road – p. 8
by Nancy Richey — In the age of Netflix, Amazon, and strained budgets, there is a continuing trend in the growth of purchase on demand.
Charleston Conference 2010 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call For Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, etc. …
Dr. Edward G. Holley Obituary – p. 14
Distinguished library leader dies peacefully at age 82. Read about his many accomplishments.