v26 #2 April 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


Trends in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences
Information and Services Provision
Guest Editor, Ramune K. Kubilius

Trends in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Information and Services Provision – p.  1
by Ramune Kubilius — Current trends and opportunities are addressed or undertaken by those who work with persons involved in the triad of patient care, education, and research, and beyond.

Librarians Without Borders: Building In-Country Research and Information Provision Capability – p. 14
by Carla J. Funk, J. Michael Homan, and Lenny RhineMLA’s global commitment is the association’s international strategic statement, which underscores the importance of partnerships.

Health Association Libraries: The Spackle Needed for Member Societies – p. 20
by Mary A. Hyde — The Health Association Libraries Section (HALS) of MLA provides library services to staff and may fill in for those who don’t have access to library services.

Cultivating Scholarship: The Role of Institutional Repositories in Health Sciences Libraries – p. 24
by Lisa A. Palmer — The early promise of institutional repositories is developing into new ways of engaging with researchers.

Libraries Take on Policy: Support for Open Access and Open Data – p. 28
by Anneliese Taylor — The potential to open up access via a formalized policy is significant but not without some effort.

Basic Biomedical Scientists: The Rediscovered Library Users – p. 34
by Susan K. Kendall — The trends discussed here involve new roles for librarians working with basic scientists.

Where to Start? Opening Day Collections and Services for a Newly Founded Medical School – p. 36
by Elizabeth R. Lorbeer — How does one assemble a new virtual health sciences library for a new medical school?

Disruptive Technology: Librarians Must Think Heretical Thoughts to Adapt – p. 38
by Michelle A. Kraft — The preferred methods of access have changed and we must continue to create easy access using these emerging methods.

Op Ed – Little Red Herrings – p. 42
Is the Google Book Decision an Unqualified Good? by Mark  HerringMark asks if we all work for Google now…

Back Talk – p. 94
Paradise Will Be A Kind of Library by Tony FergusonTony talks about the new Pew Foundation report on public libraries.


Neil Blair Christensen – p. 50
University of California Press

Frances Pinter – p. 52
Knowledge Unlatched


Carla J. Funk – p. 14

J. Michael Homan – p. 16

Lenny Rhine, Ph.D. – p. 18

Mary A. Hyde – p. 22

Lisa A. Palmer – p. 26

Anneliese Taylor – p. 30

Susan K. Kendall – p. 35

Elizabeth R. Lorbeer – p. 38

Michelle Kraft – p. 39

Neil Blair Christensen – p. 50

Dr. Frances Pinter – p. 53

Jennifer Lohmann – p. 93

Pub Profile – University of California Press – p. 51

Pub Profile – Knowledge Unlatched – p. 54


Book Reviews – p. 44
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, imagine the library reinvented for online education.

From the Reference Desk – p. 44
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography; Encyclopedia of Military Science and much more.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Legally Speaking – p. 56
Legal eBooks and Illegal eBooks by William M. Hannay — From Bill’s paper delivered at the 2013 Charleston Conference.

Questions and Answers – p. 59
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — In this issue Lolly answers questions from librarians, a teacher, psychology professors, and others.


A Good Bookman – p. 54
by Rita Ricketts — About the Weston Library Project which would transform the old New Bodleian.


Random Ramblings – p. 60
If Research Is Good, Is More Research Better? by Bob HolleyBob asked this question after the debate at the 2013 Charleston Conference.

Biz of Acq – p. 62
Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity: Blending Local and Consortial DDA eBook Programs by Tonia Graves, Rob Tench, and Anne Elguindi

Optimizing Library Services – p. 64
Access to Service Keeps the Academic Library Community Busy These Days by Janice M. Krueger — Academic libraries engaged in technical services and systems activities can refocus their energies towards the future of linked data.

Media-Centered – p. 67
Docs to Watch by Winifred Fordham Metz  — Here is Winifred’s first discussion and list of some documentaries of note. 

Wandering the Web – p. 69
Subcultures: Steampunk Websites, A Guarantee of Unique Amusement by Patty Teague — The steampunk vision has inspired an entire movement in aesthetics, art, music, literature, cultural events, and movies that reflect an encompassing lifestyle which has spawned its own community.

And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of Meetings — Reports from the 2013 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.


Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do the Clintons and Harvard have in common?  Read about it here!

You Gotta Go to School for That? – p. 40
The National Media Market: Screening Films on a Real/Reel Screen by Jared Seay — This is Jared’s report on the NMM which took place around the Charleston Conference.

Blurring Lines – p. 76
Bringing E-textbooks into the Orbit of University Library Purchase and Usage Preferences by David Parker

Booklover – p. 77
Don’t Judge a Movie by Its Book by Donna Jacobs — This time Donna focuses on Boris Pasternak.

The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 78
Marks, Kent, and Me by Myer KutzMyer looks at the shelf life expectancies of well-regarded engineering handbooks.

Collection Management Matters – p. 79
The Politics of Weeding by Glenda Alvin — As we all downsize our print collections, what historical special collections materials should be kept and who should decide?

Analyze This: Altmetrics and Your Collection – p. 80
Statistics and Collection Development by Andrea Michalek and Mike Buschman — Librarians have the opportunity to participate in their institutions’ research process in a valuable way.

Changing Library Operations – p. 82
Multiyear Analysis of Library Operations by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — A small case study analysis of the changes in library operations at WOU.

Collecting to the Core – p. 85
Computing Instruction Manuals by Stephen Patton — Books we need to keep in our collections.

Curating Collective Collections – p. 87
Emerging Shared Print Policy Choices as Reflected in MOUs by Sam Demas — What key policy choices are consortia making in structuring a network of collective collections?

Outsell’s End-User Study: Faculty and Students – p. 90
by Katina Strauch and Kate Worlock — 1,922 knowledge workers responded to this study and there are lots of meaty takeaways!


@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 89
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis meanders through technology and finally settles on the role and importance of libraries.

Decoder Ring – p. 92
The CMS is Flat by Jerry SpillerJerry shares the results of his search to find a more streamlined solution for a project that didn’t necessarily benefit from MySQL.


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