v26 #3 June 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


Convergence and Collision
Guest Editor, Rob Virkar-Yates

Is the Future Convergence or Collision? – p. 1
by RobVirkar-Yates — Technology is driving convergence – one vision of the future is of users owning a single digital device through which they will consume all their digital content and manage all their communications.  What are the implications of this vision for the various participants of the scholarly ecosystem?

Hunters and Gatherers: The Future of Search – p. 13
by Dr. Andrea Fallas — How will we search when screens are no longer what they are today? Will searching eventually become a conversation?

Convergence! Collision! Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice – p. 16
by Andrea Powell — The arrival of the knowledge economy and in particular the spread of networks and telecommunications networks and mobile devices have made information transfer and capacity building core components.

Redrawing the Line: Challenging the Publisher-Library Relationship – p. 18
by Jane Harvell and Joanna Ball — Librarians and publishers have become accustomed to colliding over everything.  SAGE and the University of Sussex Library are hoping to change all that.

As Worlds Collide — New Trends and Disruptive Technologies – p. 22
by Darrell W. GunterDarrell says that we are at the very beginning of the Knowledge Discovery “Semantic Wave.”

Op Ed – p. 28
Embracing the Digital: Libraries and the Evolving eBook EcosystembyMark Dahl — A recent call for library rights to interlibrary loan eBooks calls attention to the challenge of sharing eBook content between academic libraries.

ATG Luminaries – p. 48
Ane Carriveau, Galadriel Chilton, Rolf Janke, and Elizabeth Lightfoot weigh in on what leadership and mentoring means to them.


Mark Gross – p. 31
President, CEO, and Founder, Data Conversion Laboratory

Mark Cummings – p. 34
Editor and Publisher, Choice Magazine

Skip Prichard – p. 36
President and CEO, OCLC

Kim Massana – p. 39
CEO, Innovative Interfaces


Kim Massana – p. 42

Publisher Profiles

Data Conversion Laboratory – p. 32

Choice – p. 35

OCLC – p. 38

Innovative Interfaces Inc – p. 40


Big Data Takeaways – p. 30
by Ho Jung Yoo and Reid Otsuji — This is a report of a two-hour special event at the UCSD campus called “Big Data at work: A Conversation with the Experts.”

Doody’s Digital Workshop for Publishing Staff: Books and the New Learner – p. 32
by Ramune Kubilius — This is a special report on the recent workshop held by Doody’s Publishing Services Division.


From the Reference Desk – p. 49
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews Muticultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, and much more.

Book Reviews – p. 51
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, consider libraries’ relevance and management.

Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note – p. 53
Copyright – Revisiting 1909 byBruce Strauch Twin Books Corporation v. The Walt Disney Company; Buena Vista Home Video.

Questions and Answers – p.  53
Copyright Column byLaura Gasaway — As always, Lolly answers many questions, like why aren’t all books available electronically.


Library Marketplace – p. 55
Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference Free Digital Versions on Purdue e-Pubs by John Riley

From a University Press – p. 57
By the Numbers by Leila Salisbury — A look inside a university press dealing with numbers and reports.

Random Ramblings – p. 58
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”: When Academic Libraries Say No by Bob Holley — Does focusing on perceived needs lead to negative consequences?

Changing Library Operations – p. 59
Consortial Demand-Driven eBooks at the University of California by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — Referring to several articles in ATG and presentations at ALA, this column discusses the consortial eBook program by UC libraries.

Biz of Acq – p. 62
Beyond the Materials Budget: Managing Endowment and Transferred Funds by Kristin Rogers and Christina Torbert — As funding has not kept pace with inflation, the need for partnerships with academic departments or Endowment funding is increasing.

Wandering the Web – p. 65
How About a (Virtual) Cuppa? A Highly Selective Introduction to Tea Online by Roxanne Myers Spencer — The Internet is afloat with the health benefits of tea.

And They Were There – p. 67
Reports of Meetings — An ASA Annual report by Anthony Watkinson and more reports from the 2013 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.

Don’s Conference Notes – p. 72
How Academic Social Network Platforms Such as Mendeley Make Researchers’ Lives Easier: A Discussion with Jan ReicheltDon reports on the recent ALPSP-CCC series which “spotlights industry leaders in publishing whose innovations are charting new courses and whose successes are built on both taking and managing risk.”

Digital Conversations – p. 83
The Changing Landscape by Paul Chilsen and Todd Kelley  — Hey!  Listen up!  This is a conversation about communication and digital media.  Let’s join in!


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

Marketing Academic Libraries – p. 63
Marketing, Mission, and Administration by Matthew Ismail — Does your library have  student-centered marketing plans?

Oregon Trails – p. 64
Literary Snob by Tom LeonhardtTom reads eBooks but he prefers print books.  So do a lot of our end users!

Blurring Lines – p. 74
Learning Belongs in the Library: Three Reasons This Must Eventually Be So by David Parker — The university should be a path toward greater ownership of data generated by its students and faculty engaged in teaching.

The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 75
On the Road in the 1970s, Looking for Authors by Myer Kutz — A fascinating look into acquiring books and authors in another non-virtual time.

Collecting to the Core – p. 76
International Relations by Jeremy Darrington — Books we need to keep in our collections.

Hidden Collections – p. 78
Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind by Allison Day — A fascinating look at a museum for the blind and visually handicapped.

Curating Collective Collections – p. 80
Shared Print MOUs: Thoughts on Future Coordination by Sam Demas — Much work remains to be done in taking stock of shared print cooperative agreements.

Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 46
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Market Information and its Impact on Product Development and Use by Elisabeth Leonard — Developing new products is expensive and the need for collaboration is paramount.


Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
Smart Things by Michael P. Pelikan — As everything around us gets smarter, how smart are we?

Decoder Ring – p. 86
A Funny Thing Happened When Amazon Bought the Forum by Jerry SpillerJerry  wades into Amazon’s purchase of Comixology.

© Katina Strauch

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