ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
The Self-Publishing Phenomenon
Guest Editor, Bob Holley
The Self-Publishing Phenomenon – p. 1
by Bob Holley — This special issue has authors, publishers, vendors, and librarians recount their experiences with fiction and non-fiction self-publishing.
Self-Publish or Traditional? My Experience with Books for Librarians – p.16
by Walt Crawford — Walt says if you’re good at marketing and publicity, self-publishing may be for you.
Self-Publish or Perish! – p. 18
by John D. Riley — John shares his experiences as a self-published author of five books and offers some advice.
From Walled Garden to Wilderness: Publishing in the Digital Age – p. 22
by Donald Beagle — Don’s move to self-publishing was driven by new opportunities not old frustrations.
Conflicts of Interest: Collecting Fiction as a Self-Published Librarian – p. 26
by Julia Glassman — Julia talks about self-publishing through your own press.
Comments on Self-Publishing from a Small-Press Publisher – p. 28
by Rory Litwin — As a librarian and publisher, Rory feels that publishers will continue to perform functions that contribute to society.
Self-Publishing: Breaking Down Barriers? – p. 32
by Bob Nardini and Janice Schnell — Author services and library vendors need to work together to develop a parallel set of connections to identify useful self-published work.
Small Press and Self-Published Books: A Collection Development Dilemma – p. 33
by Matt Pacer — Matt feels that libraries will be left behind if we don’t find a way to discover and collect these materials.
Self-Publishing: A Bibliographic Essay – p. 35
by Joseph D. Grobelny — Joseph points out that libraries will most likely successfully adapt to the changed publishing environment.
Op Ed — 590: Local Notes – p. 38
Bad Metaphors and Good: Why Weeding the Collection isn’t Really Weeding at All by Steve McKinzie — Steve says the discarding of older, less relevant materials is actually “thinning” and perhaps “weeding” is the wrong metaphor for this practice.
Back Talk – p. 86
To China or not to China: International Branch Campus (IBC) Libraries by Tony Ferguson — Tony has been doing exploratory research on why universities would want to establish a branch campus in another country.
Eric M. Calaluca – p. 46
Chairman and CEO, Paratext
Dr. Richard Haight – p. 49
IBM, Watson Research Center
Brooke Billman – p. 40
Eric M. Calaluca – p. 48
From the Reference Desk – p. 39
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926: An Annotated Discography, the Encyclopedia of the Mind, and more!
Book Reviews – p. 42
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about a pair of books by ALA Editions that explore grant funding for libraries.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 50
To Exploit or Not to Exploit; That is the Question by Bruce Strauch— Righthaven vs. Hoehn.
Questions and Answers – p. 50
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — Does the first sale doctrine apply to digital works? Lolly tells us!
From A University Press – p. 52
Publishers and Consortia by Leila W.Salisbury — Leila points out that in this ever-evolving environment, it’s all about money and sustainability.
From the University Presses – p. 53
University Presses and STM Publishing by Alex Holzman — University presses don’t want to abandon old friends but they also want to go where the money is.
Media-Centered – p. 54
Documentary Film by Winfred Fordham Metz — Interest in media resources to support academic instruction and research continues to expand at a rapid pace.
And They Were There – p. 56
Reports of Meetings — The third installment of reports from the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference can be found here.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 2
Confessions of a First-Time Self-Published Novelist (and A Word to Monograph Authors) by Myer Kutz — It’s always interesting to hear that publishers don’t have an “in” on getting published, especially with fiction!
Biz of Acq – p. 64
Gathering Data: How Two USMAI Libraries are Using eBook Statistics by Randall Lowe, Lynda Aldana, and Michelle Flinchbaugh — Can eBooks assist librarians in meeting the information-seeking needs of users regardless of where they are?
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 68
by Donald T. Hawkins — In this issue Don reports on In Search of Answers: Unlocking New Value From Content: The 55th NFAIS Annual Conference and Information Discovery and the Future Role of Abstracting and Indexing Services: An NFAIS Workshop.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do gold and musicians have in common? Read about it here!
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 74
An Interview with the SIPX Team by Greg Tananbaum — The current MOOC landscape.
Little Red Herrings – p. 75
Now, Don’t Go Chasing Rabbits by Mark Y. Herring — Mark urges us to learn from studies like the Ithaka U.S. Faculty Survey to avoid a Waterloo of our own making.
Oregon Trails – p. 76
Collecting What You Read and Why by Thomas W. Leonhardt — The Reed College Book Collecting Contest and other things.
Booklover – p. 77
Boston Strong by Donna Jacobs — While supporting friends in a marathon, Donna was intrigued by code breakers.
Collecting to the Core – p. 78
Critical Cartography by Marcy Bidney — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 79
Indianapolis by Bob Nardini — Bob talks about Conference encounters of an ACRL kind.
A Nest of Singing Birds – p. 81
by Rita Ricketts — This among other things is about John Buchan pre thirty-nine steps and some of the publishing side of the Blackwell business.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“What’s in a Name?” by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael says there are enough “names” to go around.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 84
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis explores the Mendeley sale, DPLA, and saving the world.
Charleston Conference 2013 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call for Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, Speakers, etc.
ATG Crossword Puzzle – p. 14
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