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December 2012 – January 2013 © Katina Strauch

ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON

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

FEATURES

Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA
Guest Editor, Jonathan H. Harwell

Peer Reviewed by: 
Karen JensenRasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jim Bunnelle, Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College

Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA – p. 1
by Jonathan H. HarwellAgainst the Grain published a special issue on this topic in 2011. Where are we now?

Who Chooses Wisely?  eBook PDA Purchases: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Selections – p. 14
by Debbi Dinkins — This gives us a look at selection from librarians and teaching faculty perspectives.  Which category chooses wisely?

A Study of the Demand-Driven Acquisition of eBook Titles in an Academic Library – p.  20
by Dara Elmore — Is the DDA of eBooks a less costly method, in terms of cost-per-use, than eBook approval plans?

Out of the Shadows: A Public Face for Acquisitions in Academic Libraries – p. 22
by Lindsey RenoLindsey suggests incorporating acquisitions into reference interviews and research consultations.

Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Integrating Print Books with eBooks – p. 26
by Andrew Welch and Teri Koch — What is the proper mix of  “just-in-time” and “just-in-case” purchasing on monographs?

A Vendor’s Perspective on Consortial PDA – p. 30
by Sarah Forzetting and Erin Gallagher — Is consortial PDA a viable contender in the future of collection development?

Op Ed – p. 34
The Ivory Tower vs. the Dark Side: A Rebuttal to “Joining the Dark Side” by Katy Ginanni Katy does not think that working for vendors is worthy of the term “dark side.”

Back Talk — Does Santa Like Differential Pricing? – p. 86
by Tony FergusonTony thinks publishers should consider abandoning the old ways.

Lee Dirks: An Appreciation – p. 8
by Clifford Lynch

ATG SPECIAL REPORTS

Indexing and Indices: An Essential Component of Information Discovery – p. 66
by Donald T. Hawkins

WT Cox History – p. 76
by Candace Mooney

ATG INTERVIEWS

Kristine S. Baker – p. 36
Director of Digital Sales, YBP

Helen Henderson and Hazel Woodward – p. 42
Founding Partners, Information Power Ltd.

Library Marketplace – p. 44
Interview with Norman Desmarais, Professor Emeritus, Providence College by John D. Riley

PROFILES ENCOURAGED

Michele Casalini – p. 40

Dr. Hazel Woodward – p. 45

Helen Henderson – p. 46

Gracemary Smulewitz – p. 79

Publisher Profiles:

Information Power Ltd – p. 44

Casalini Libri – p. 51

REVIEWS

Book Reviews – p. 50
Monographic Musings by Deb VaughnThis month, read about issues pertaining to eBooks in William Joseph Thomas’ review of Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required 2.

From the Reference Desk – p. 50
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History and there is even more!

LEGAL ISSUES

Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 54
Measure of Damages by Bruce StrauchFrank Gaylord v. United States

Questions and Answers – p. 55
Copyright Column by Laura GasawayWhat impact does the HathiTrust decision have on academic libraries?  And more!

PUBLISHING

From the University Presses – p. 56
Open Access Monographs and the Scholarly Communication Ecosystem by Alex HolzmanAlex focuses on the costs of publishing monographs and the “free rider” phenomenon in the world of open access.

From A University Press – p. 58
The Twenty-First Century University Press: Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future by Leila W. Salisbury — Drawing on her panel from the 32nd Charleston ConferenceLeila says she is heartened that we all agree that university presses have the enduring mission of producing peer-reviewed high-quality scholarship.

What Was a University Press – p. 58
by Doug Armato — Along with a history of the university press, Doug stressed the growing importance of university presses in the evolving scholarly environment.

Biz of Acq – p. 63
To Check-in or Not to Check-in by Barbara M. Pope — This study explores the prevalence, purpose, and relevance of print serials check-in in libraries worldwide and asks if change is needed.

And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of MeetingsFrankfurt Book Fair, OLAC, and the final reports from the 31st Annual Charleston Conference.

BOOKSELLING AND VENDING

Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 8
What Are Our Obligations (These Days)? by Jesse Holden  — Jesse poses some key questions about our obligations to each other and to the profession.

Notes from Mosier – p. 10
In the House of Wind and Rain by Scott A. Smith — Langlois is a small town blessed with a good library and a good library director.

Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch— What do barbecue and bird-watching have in common?  Read about it here!

Papa Abel Remembers – p. 62
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 20: Competition by Richard Abel — And the saga is complete…

Booklover – p. 68
Poland by Donna JacobsDonna tells us about five Nobel Laureates from Poland.

Collecting to the Core – p. 78
Manuscripts in Medieval Studies by Dr. Susan SteuerBooks we need to keep in our collections.

Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 80
Building an Investigative Culture and a Meaningful Tool by Gracemary Smulewitz — Rutgers is currently participating in a beta project of EBSCONET’s Usage Consolidation tool.

Curating Collective Collections – p. 81
Shared Print Collections Reaching Maturity by Sam DemasThis month Sam takes a look at the evolving “big picture” of shared print collections for journals and for books.

Random Ramblings – p. 82
Does the Focus on Banned Books Subtly Undermine Intellectual Freedom? by Bob HolleyBob shares with us four concerns he has about the focus on banned books.

TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 84
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis shines his flashlight on Google and some of the sessions in the Charleston Conference.

 

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