v23 #3 June 2011 Table of Contents

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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON

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

FEATURES

Patron-Driven Acquisitions — Guest Editor, Xan Arch

Patron-Driven Acquisitions  – p. 1
byXan Arch

Purchasing Options in Patron-Driven Acquisitions – p. 14
by Robert Johnson — For those new to this phenomenon, Robert outlines the basics.

Patron-Driven Acquisition of Publisher-Hosted Content: Bypassing DRM – p. 16
by Jason Price — Jason is know is the DRM-inator because he proposes a new model that would free eBook content from restrictive digital rights management.

Patron-Driven Acquisition: Collecting as if Money and Space Mean Something – p. 20
by Peter Spitzform — Peter Spitzform may have invented PDA.  He tells us about the program at the University of Vermont which has been in place since 2007.

Developing a Model for Long-Term Management of Demand-Driven Acquisitions – p. 24
by Michael Levine-Clark — But wait! For Michael DDA is his primary means to build his collections.

A Dialogue on PDA – p. 28
by Rick Anderson and Sanford G. Thatcher — Two sides to the same issue.  Rick: why buy a book that is never used.  Sandy:  lack of sales will hurt publishing and university presses.

A Publisher’s Perspective on PDA – p. 32
by Rebecca Seger and Lenny Allen — Rebecca and Lenny delineate how the patron-driven model affects scholarly publishing from that perspective.

Pioneering Partnerships: Building a Demand-Driven Consortium eBook Collection – p. 34
by Emily McElroy and Susan Hinken — The Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium has built a demand-driven acquisitions team as they search for an effective eBook strategy.

Op Ed — Notes from Mosier – p. 40
PDA: Driving Off the Cliff or, New Wine in Old Bottles by Scott Smith — Scott is of the opinion that patron-driven acquisition has always been in place in libraries.

Back Talk – p. 86
Under the White Nights of St. Petersburg by Tony Ferguson — Tony attended the 13th Fiesole Retreat and says that webscale might be our way through this period of transition.

 

ATG SPECIAL REPORTS

Looking Beyond eTextbooks and Tapping into the Personal Learning Experience – p. 42
by Bill Rieders — Cengage Learning recently announced results of a survey they conducted which was designed to explore both instructor and student perspectives on educational technology and its impact on engagement and learning outcomes in higher education.  Some interesting results were revealed.

eBooks and Memory: Down the Rabbit Hole? – p. 83
by Tony HoravaeBooks, for all of their vaunted benefits — and there are many — create enormous challenges for memory development.  All of us who are digital immigrants have vivid memories of reading printed books in our childhood, youth, or early adulthood.

ATG INTERVIEWS

Deborah Kahn – p. 44
Publishing Director, BioMed Central

Phoebe Ayers – p. 48
Reference, Collections and Instruction Librarian, UC Davis

PROFILES ENCOURAGED

Xan Arch – p. 14
Jason Price – p. 18
Michael Levine-Clark – p. 26
Susan Hinken – p. 30
Emily McElroy – p. 36
Deborah Kahn – p. 46
Adam Chesler – p. 64
Publisher’s Profile – BEP – p. 82

 

REVIEWS

From the Reference Desk – p. 52
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson ABC-CLIO’s Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia is one of the titles reviewed this month.

Book Reviews – p. 54
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — In this month’s column, check out two new titles from ALA.

LEGAL ISSUES

Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Legally Speaking – p. 56
Righthaven: Wrong Model by Bryan Carson — Is the new way that the newspaper industry will make money suing Websites, user forums and blogs?

Questions and Answers – p. 59
by Laura Gasaway — One of several questions this month asks if a library can digitize yearbooks and when.

Cases of Note – p. 60
Copyright v. Implied Contract by Bruce Strauch —  Larry Montz; Daena Smoller v. Pilgrim Films & TV; NBC Universal et al.

 

PUBLISHING

Biz of Acq – p. 61
Acquisitions and the Digital Repository by Steven Douglas — This paper is based on Steven’s experience integrating depository work into the acquisitions workflow at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Random  Ramblings – p. 65
The Journal is Dead: Long Live the Article by Bob HolleyShould the article stand alone, as the basic unit,  apart from its container the journal?

On the Road – p. 66
Wearing a Russian Hat to the Revolution: Libraries, Gaming, and Learning, Oh My! by Jared Seay — Jared attended a Gaming Conference in 2005.  He tells us all about it in his inimitable humorous way.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 68
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningA 60th birthday brought Rolling Stone Cover to Cover, the DVD archive of the music and counterculture magazine, 1967-2007, into use here @Brunning.

Booklover – p. 70
Sheep by Donna Jacobs — Donna praises Independent People by Halldor Laxness in the same breath she praises Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

And They Were There. – p. 71
Reports of MeetingsReports from SSP, Computers in Libraries and more from the 30th Charleston Conference.

BOOKSELLING AND VENDING

Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do To Kill a Mockingbird and Lonely Planet have in common?

Something To Think About – p. 63
Spring Fever by Mary E. (Tinker) MasseyTinker has spring fever to write, read, and produce books for children.

Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 78
The Tipping Point by Jesse Holden — Paying attention to what we were talking about in 1994, Jesse wonders if the app is the next tipping point.

Collecting to the Core – p. 79
Nature Field Guides by Flora G. Shrode — Monographs that are essential in an academic library.

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 81
You Kicked Our … Bible by Bob NardiniThis one’s about competition in the content world.

TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS

Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
On The Legitimization of “Mobile” by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael says with Amazon eBooks and Apple Tablets we think we are living in the dawn of the future age but he says in reality we are living in the old days.

 

ETC.

Charleston Conference 2011 – p. 8
Future Conference Dates – p. 12

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