v.24 #1 February 2012 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Preserving History and Demonstrating Library Excellence at Historically Black
Colleges and Universities — Guest Editor, Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum
Preserving History and Demonstrating Library Excellence at Historically Black Colleges and Universities – p. 1
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — The success stories of the more than 100 participating Historially Black Colleges and Universities’ libraries involving nearly 300,000 students in 22 states are being captured through this project.
Claflin University Implements Successful Information Literacy Program – p. 14
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — In 2010, through the HBCU LibraryAlliance/ASERL Librarian Exchange program, the Library implemented an information literacy program.
Delaware State University Guides Patrons into More Effective Research with Standardized LibGuides – p. 16
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — The Library staff set about securing Title III funding to create LibGuides which have driven a 15% increase in interlibrary loan statistics.
Fayetteville State University Preserves History While Collaborating with Faculty and Students – p. 20
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — A needs assessment that identified rapidly-deteriorating documents and the need to make the collections more accessible was behind an HBCU Library Alliance Mellon Foundation grant.
Savannah State University Innovates to Ensure Excellent Customer Service – p. 22
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — In 2007, the SSU Library implemented an enhanced strategic plan that positioned the library to spearhead innovations. The HBCU Library Alliance was particularly helpful in providing the leadership training.
Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge Streamlines Library Service Points – p. 26
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — Combining service points increases convenience and productivity.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Creates Collaborative Spaces for Student Study Groups – p. 27
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — The library staff began converting existing rooms into collaborative study spaces in the Spring of 2011.
Virginia State University Preserves Black History with Digital Collections – p. 28
by Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum — Through rigorous and innovative digitization efforts, VSU ensures the preservation of not only its institutional history, but also the the achievements of African Americans in many areas.
Op Ed — Random Ramblings – p. 30
Demise of Traditional Collection Development by Bob Holley — Are individual purchase decisions not viable in today’s just-in-time environment?
In Memory – Donald Grant Stave – p. 39
by Scott Alan Smith
Don Stave – In Memoriumby Richard Abel — This is available online and will be published in the April 2012 print issue of ATG.
Back Talk – p. 70
The Unemployed Librarian by Tony Ferguson — Now that Tony is retired he is doing a lot of chores for his wife Cheryl and volunteering. He is also giving advice to people who are looking for jobs.
Tracey Armstrong – p. 32
President and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer – p. 34
Partners, Sustainable Collection Services
Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer– p. 36
Amy Hoseth – p. 50
Roula Awad-Harb – p. 66
Copyright Clearance Center – p. 33
Sustainable Collection Services – p. 35
Alexander Street Press – p. 45
From the Reference Desk – p. 38
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — The Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine is one of the titles reviewed this month.
Book Reviews – p. 40
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about the infamous Michael Gorman.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 42
eBooks Price-Fixing Lawsuits Skimming Along by Bill Hannay
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 42
Nashville Squabbles – Declaratory Judgement by Bruce Strauch
Questions and Answers – p. 44
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — Is copying from memory an infringement of copyright? Lolly tells us in this issue. Also included is a Correction! Re: Placing a personal copy on reserve.
Biz of Acq – p. 46
Navigating a Collaborative ERMS Trail from Planning to Implementation at ASU Libraries by Smita Joshipura and Betsy J. Redman — It is important to have a designated position solely focusing on managing ERMS.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 48
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — As always Dennis is very provocative.
And They Were There – p. 51
Reports of Meetings — IFLA by Frederick Lynden, and the first installment of reports from the 31st Charleston Conference.
Booklover – p. 68
Poetry by Donna Jacobs — This is about Tomas Gösta Tranströmer, the Swedish poet.
590: Local Notes
See the discussion between Rick Anderson and Steve McKinzie on the ATG NewsChannel.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do yucca flowers and lamb’s quarters have in common?
Something To Think About – p. 36
Responsibility for the Future by Mary E. (Tinker) Massey — Making older information available to researchers is a major task.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 55
Telecommute by Bob Nardini — Driving from Tennessee to New Hampshire gave Bob some time to think and to appreciate the physical world we live in apart from the virtual world.
Oregon Trails – p. 57
Book People I Have Known by Tom Leonhardt — Tom reminisces about a lot of things but especially Bernard M. Rosenthal.
Little Red Herrings – p. 59
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin by Mark Herring — Drawing on Belshazzar’s disembodied hand and the changes at Harvard, Mark implores us as a profession to offer solutions that may be contrary to what we’ve done in the past.
Collecting to the Core – p. 60
Physics by Michael Formire and Debra Kolah — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 62
Monographic Modes by Jesse Holden — The discussion about format of content has shifted from the early 1990s when we were discussing whether to buy hardback or paper books.
Under the Hood – p. 64
E-textbooks and the Library by Xan Arch — The technologies and products that the library uses for e-content are very different to those that are marketed to the campus technology department.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 65
What’s Your Plan? Writing a Collection Management Plan by Sam Demas and Mary Miller — What is a collection management plan and do you have one?
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
I Hear the Train A Comin’ — The Research Works Act – p. 8
by Greg Tananbaum — In late 2011, the Research Works Act was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. In essence it would repeal the 2008 law that mandated PubMed Central deposits for NIH-funded research.
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation — Seeing the World Through New Eyes – p. 63
by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael illustrates how technology and platforms are changing how we perceive events, how we conduct ourselves, and how we will remember.
Standards Column — Toward an Open Discovery Ecosystem – p. 69
by Todd Carpenter — Providing understandable and usable access to digital materials is a critical service that requires the engagement of all members of our community.