v26 #1 February 2014 Table of Contents


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


Against the Grain Taking Stock — Annual Report Issue
Guest Editors, Tom Gilson and Katina Strauch

The Against the Grain Taking Stock — Annual Report Issue – p. 1
by Tom Gilson and Katina Strauch — This issue takes a look at university press developments and the benchmarks for librarians and information managers and has edited versions of the penthouse interviews conducted during the 2013 Charleston Conference.

University Presses Facing “Enormous Tectonic Shift” in Publishing – p. 12  (OPEN ACCESS)
by Nancy K. Herther — What is the evolving role of the university press and where does the campus library fit in if at all?

Information Management Trends and Benchmarks 2013 – p. 18
by Katina Strauch and Tom Gilson — Here are some important takeaways for academic libraries and librarians.

ATG Interviews Jim O’Donnell – p. 20
Penthouse Interview by Tom Gilson and Albert Joy — The former Provost of Georgetown University shares his views on libraries and librarians in the 21st century.

ATG Interviews Kari Paulson – p. 26
Penthouse Interview by Tom Gilson and Albert JoyKari talks about the acquisition of EBL by ProQuest and what may happen in the future as eBooks become more and more prevalent.

Back Talk – p. 78
NYU’s Shanghai Library and My Experiences Here by Tony Ferguson — Ending his year in Shanghai as interim library director, Tony asks the question if physical ownership of print materials is needed in light of immediate access to many electronic resources.


Swets North America Scholarship Essay — 2013 Charleston Conference – p. 38
by Margaret Medina — This essay is about doing less with less in monograph acquisitions.


Rolf Janke – p. 29
CEO and Founder, Mission Bell Media

Jennifer Lohmann – p. 31
Adult Services Manager, Southwest Regional Library


Jim O’Donnell – p. 22

Publisher Profile — Southwest Regional Library – p. 32


From the Reference Desk – p. 33
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews World Clothing and Fashion;   Diabetes in America;  Applied Science: Engineering and Mathematics;  Western Movies, and much more.

Book Reviews – p. 36
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, explore personal digital archiving with information guru Marjorie M. K. Hlava.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Legally Speaking – p. 52
Of Mindfields and Minefields: Legal Issues in Text and Data Mining by William M. HannayMr. Hannay recommends consultation with the library and the university legal counsel before encountering the minefield.

Questions and Answers – p. 56
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — There are multiple questions this time about HathiTrust and state government documents, iPads in the school library, ownership of old railroad photographs, a campus depository for course syllabi.


Don’s Conference Notes – p. 39
Open Access to Published Research: Current Status and Future Directions: An NFAIS Workshop by Donald T. Hawkins

Digital Conversations – p. 44
Libraries, Learning, and Literacy by Paul Chilsen and Todd KelleyPaul and Todd point to the necessity of aligning goals and resources with the expertise, needs, and expectations of digital natives.

Random Ramblings – p. 59
Mourning the Passing of the Print Edition of College & Research Libraries by Bob Holley

From the University Presses – p. 60
Whither Library-University Press Partnerships? by Alex Holzman — What an upbeat and optimistic column about library and university press partnerships!

And They Were There – p. 63
Reports of MeetingsSCLA/SELA Joint Conference; and both a mini and  preconference report from the 33rd Charleston Conference.

Biz of Acq – p. 66
Online Acquisitions Tools: What Are Library Service Providers Thinking? by Sarah Forzetting and Erin Gallagher — A conversation with Sarah, Bob Nardini, and Andrew Pace about system development, product enhancements, and customer service.


Bet You Missed It – p. 16
by Bruce Strauch — What do Lincoln and a three-car garage have in common?  Read about it here!

The Peripatetic Browser – p. 37
Browsing on the Bayou by James N. R. Walser — A tour of bookstores in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Oregon Trails – p. 46
You Are What You Read by Tom LeonhardtTom has kept a record of books that he has read with notes since 1962.  Have you?

Hidden Collections – p. 48
Kentucky Historical Society by Allison DayAllison talked with Louise Jones about the collection of information, memories, and material from Kentucky’s past.

Little Red Herrings – p. 50
Far From the Maddening [sic] Crowds by Mark Y. HerringMark asks if we are doing too much chattering and giving up thinking for reacting.

Booklover – p. 50
Gross National Happiness by Donna Jacobs — This is about the GNH Index and Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 57
STM Books, Better in Print than Ever by Myer KutzMyer wades into the print versus electronic discussion with many observations, questions, and issues.

Blurring Lines – p. 58
Demand-Driven Access to Journal Articles by David Parker — The subtitle says it all – From Publisher Token Systems to Aggregation Plays: eBook and Journal Article Access is Converging.

Marketing Academic Libraries – p. 68
Marketing is Communication With Our Users by Matthew IsmailMatthew has been talking to Donald Dyal, Dean of Libraries at Texas Tech University about a library department of communications.

Collecting to the Core – p. 70
GLBTI Memoirs by Ellen Bosman — Books we need to keep in our collections.

Curating Collective Collections – p. 72
Policies For Shared Print Programs: Questions to Address in Writing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Sam Demas — The first step to developing successful shared management of our legacy collections is the grassroots development of consortial MOUs.

Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 74
COUNTER: Basic Explanations to Disabuse Expectations by Athena Hoeppner — We may expect more than we can get from usage reports when viewed through the lens of expectations.

Notes from Langlois – p. 76
Thoughts on Sustainability by Scott Alan Smith — As he contemplates his library’s future, Scott says sustainability is about the institution not the individual.


@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 8
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Besides Google and Apple, Dennis  has some interesting “mehs.”

Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 61
Moirologists, Authority, and the AcademyMichael is concerned about cats, textbooks, and Emerging Things.

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