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v.23 #5 November 2011 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
E-Everything: Putting It All Together
Guest Editor, Audrey Powers
E-Everything: Putting It All Together – p. 1
by Audrey Powers — Take a look at where we came from, where we are today and where we are going.
A Proposal to Improve and Expand Access to Electronic Resources through Per-Use Pricing - p. 16
by Peter McCracken — In these challenging times, Peter advocates a pay-per-use model for niche databases content.
Moving Forward with Electronic Content Procurement – p. 22
by Emilie Delquie and Cory Tucker — A thorough overview of the marketplace and the variety of options available for purchasing e-content.
eBooks: Access, Technology, & Licensing – p. 28
by Lisa Carlucci Thomas — As the popularity of eBooks and e-reading devices continues to soar, license agreements complicate the picture.
Time to Embrace Video in the Academy – p. 32
by Stephen Rhind-Tutt — The Web has freed video just as print freed text. Today’s students may prefer a video to a letter, paper, or idea.
The eBook User Experience in an Integrated Research Platform – p. 36
by Michael Gorrell — With libraries’ increased spending on eBooks, are they getting proportionally more value by these expenditures?
Next Generation E-content Integration: If You’re Not Open, You’re Not Integrating – p. 40
by Mark Johnson, Anh Bui and Helen Szigeti — We need to collect, connect, and integrate resources around the end-user experience in ways that are more personalized, more relevant, and more targeted.
Op Ed — Random Ramblings – p. 44
Print-based Humanities Research: Is It Time for a Fresh Look at the Digital Age? by Bob Holley — New research possibilities are being opened up by the digital age.
Back Talk – p. 102
Obama and Collection Development by Tony Ferguson — Tony wonders if we are buying what we should be buying.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Foreshadowing the Web from the 1950s: Gale’s Encyclopedia of Associations – p. 92
by John Schmittroth — Fascinating front and back story of the EA, one of our most necessary reference tools.
John Dove – p. 46
David Burleigh – p. 52
Tim Babbitt and Kevin Sayar – p. 56
Stephen Rhind-Tutt – p. 62
Publisher Profile – OverDrive – p. 12
Connie Foster – p. 14
Connie Stovall – p. 34
John Dove – p. 48
Timothy Babbitt – p. 58
Kevin Sayer – p. 60
Stephen Rhind-Tutt – p. 64
From the Reference Desk – p. 68
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, and World Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era are some of Tom’s reviews this month.
Book Reviews – p. 66
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about intellectual property and staff development in academic libraries.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 72
The First Sale Doctrine Under Attack? by Bryan Carson — The first sale doctrine is a basic part of copyright law. A recent decision in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has attacked the very basis of this doctrine. Bryan thinks it is an ill-considered response to an egregious situation. And look on p.78 where Bryan tells us about some big news in the world of intellectual property.
Biz of Acq – p. 77
Where’s the Backlog? by Kim Wallis and Mary Dolan — By working smarter instead of harder, the technical services department at Sonoma State University Library cut down the the backlog of materials in the department.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 79
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis takes us through Hubert Burda’s The Digital Wunderkammer, the HathiTrust/Author’s Guild business, and the new Friday at the ASU Libraries.
And They Were There – p. 82
Reports of Meetings — SALALM 56 Report from Claire-Lise Bénaud, and more reports from the 30th Annual Charleston Conference compiled by Ramune Kubilius.
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 97
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 16: People, Computers, and Change by Richard Abel — The continuing saga of the development of the Richard Abel Co.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do archaeology and beer have in common? Read about it here!
Collecting to the Core – p. 86
The Greco-Persian Wars by Fred W. Jenkins — The continued battles between East and West make historically significant books a must-have for any college collection.
IMHBCO (In my Humble But Correct Opinion) – p. 88
Top 10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Scholarly Resources More Accessible to (and More Accessed By) Undergraduates by Adriana Parker — Rick has turned his soap box over to Adriana this time and he thinks we need to listen to what she tells us!
Under the Hood – p. 90
Adopting & Adapting by Xan Arch — New processes and tools are an inevitable part of working in a library.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 90
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — Robin and Steve discuss eBook preservation as well as several sessions they attended and hope to attend in Charleston in 2011.
Oregon Trails – p. 93
Go West Young Man by Tom Leonhardt — Tom lets us in on what it is feeling like to be retired. Next time, though, he is going to return to book lists.
Little Red Herrings – p. 101
Designer Codes by Mark Herring — Mark is always on the cutting-edge! His column in this issue is in a QR code. Try it out and see what happens!
JUSP: the UK Journal Usage Statistics Portal – p. 94
by Angela Conyers and Peter Shepherd — JISC (the UK Joint Information Systems Committee) has taken the automated collection data further with the development of the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP).
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“Content Producer Goals vs. Public Perception” by Michael P. Pelikan — We can’t simply discount any given scenario as too implausible or unexpected to take seriously.
Wandering on the Web – p. 96
What’s in Your Toolbox?: Online Resources Keeping LIS Professionals Informed by Africa S. Hands — Africa provides customized research services and training workshops.
Technology Left Behind – p. 100
Redefining Our Borders by Cris Ferguson — Cris used to work at a Borders and she has memories and opinions to show for it.