v27 #3 June 2015 Table of Contents


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


Reading in a Digital Age: Issues and Opportunities — Part Two
Guest Editor, Tony Horava

Reading in a Digital Age – p. 1
Issues and Opportunities — Part Two by Tony Horava — In February, our issue focused on reading in the digital age.  We had more papers than we could publish.  This is the second installment on this crucial and challenging topic.

Some Reflections on Social Reading – p. 14
by Tony HoravaTony explores the impact of social versus private reading on the transformation of our digital culture.

Building, Sustaining, and Transitioning the College Reader – p. 16
Going from a Shared Experience to Sharing the Experience by Brenda Boshela and Brian Hall — The authors enumerate how they are helping students to increase their reading and comprehension skills at their particular institutions.

GCCReads – p. 20
Creating Community through Reading by Dede Elrobeh, Cindy Ortega and Renee Smith — This is about collaboration between the library and Reading faculty for students who are unprepared for college.

Resistance is Not Futile – p. 26
Why Print Collections Still Matter in the Digital Age by David M. DurantDavid cautions that inevitability of print’s disappearance is a choice that most libraries are ill-advised to make.

A Librarian Teaches Reading – p. 30
Opportunities, Challenges, and Classroom Practices by Herman A. Peterson — Experience with teaching developmental reading at a Navajo tribal nation where students have grown up in a predominantly oral culture.

Libraries and the New Digital Frontier – p. 32
Support for Communities and Classrooms by Anne Burke, Janette Hughes and Renee Sanson — This article underlines the importance of libraries in building and nurturing a digital community of learners.

Op Ed — Random Ramblings – p. 34
Don’t Forget About Small Libraries by Bob HolleyBob expands on the fact that small libraries don’t get the respect that they deserve.

IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion) – p. 36
Is There Such a Thing as a Nimble Academic Library? Thoughts on Governance by Allyson Mower — Is there an easier way to make decisions in libraries?

Back Talk – p. 86
Hello to Bangladesh & Farewell to Licensing? by Ann Okerson — Can library concerns be represented in statutes around the world?  Time to ramp them up.


Mark Sandler – p. 39
Director, CIC-Center for Library Initiatives

Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer – p. 42
Sustainable Collection Services (now part of OCLC)


Mark Sandler – p. 40

Publisher Profile – Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) – p. 41

Publisher Profile – OCLC/Sustainable Collection Services – p. 43


From the Reference Desk – p. 44
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews Political Handbook of the World, Ancient Creatures, Encyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s and many more.

Collecting to the Core – p. 46
American Crime Fiction by Dr. Michael Adams — Books we need to keep in our collections.

Book Reviews – p. 48
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — In this issue, learn about the legalities of licensing in the realm of information resources and services.

Booklover – p. 49
Beckett by Donna JacobsDonna was celebrating her wedding anniversary hiking, fishing, eating and reading.

Media-Centered – p. 50
“I want my… uhm TV?!” by Winifred Fordham MetzWinifred takes us on a small media-centered landscape tour and points out that “now more than ever careful curation of our TV show collections must continue.”

Briefly Noted – p. 66
by Bryan Dillon — Some books received for review by Against the Grain.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note – p. 37
Round vs. Flat Characters by Bruce StrauchLeslie Klinger vs. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. — Frustrated author goes to law school.

Questions and Answers – p. 38
Copyright Column by Laura N. GasawayLolly answers many intriguing questions.  How about to what extent an image must be transformed so that it qualifies as fair use?


The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 62
Glimpses of the Editing Life, Then and Now by Myer KutzMyer contrasts the editor’s life in the last century to the digital world editors must now learn and navigate.

Digital Conversations – p. 70
The Library is Dead. Long Live the Library by Paul Chilsen and Todd Kelley — A conversation about the library and how it is for people as well as books.

Don’s Conference Notes – p. 73
by Donald T. HawkinsDon reports on Anticipating Demand: The User Experience as Driver: The 2015 NFAIS Annual Conference; and Creating Sustainable Community: The 2015 ACRL Conference.

And They Were There – p. 77
Reports of MeetingsACRL by Lynda Kellam and more reports from the 2014 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.


Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do flurries of doves and the Queen’s English have in common?  Read about it here!

Biz of Acq – p. 52
How Closing a Media Service Point Led to Opening the DVD Collection and Increased DVD Circulation by Kim Wallis — A story about a big building, a lot of service points, and limited staffing.

Little Red Herrings – p. 53
Shifting Sands by Mark Y. Herring — Will libraries be able to make the changes that need to be made to remain relevant?

Wandering the Web – p. 54
Making Things of Makerspaces by Anthony Paganelli

Let’s Get Technical – p. 56
What To Do With All Those Damaged Books? by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — The story of how Stacey and Alayne eliminated a considerable backlog of damaged books.

Being Earnest with Collections – p. 58
Finding Solutions for Streaming Video at Cornell University Library by Jesse Koennecke — This is about providing access to streaming video content.

Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 60
Can You Give Me a “Ballpark” Price of What This Will Cost? by Michael Gruenberg — I love how Michael always brings a song into his columns.

Oregon Trails – p. 64
Anatomy of a Collection by Tom LeonhardtTom is collecting nautical material that he can afford.  What a collector he is!

Curating Collective Collections – p. 67
Collaborating to Build: Using Consortial Collection Analysis to Inform Collection Development by Genya O’Gara and Anne Osterman — Discussion of this case study focuses on the VIVA efforts to identify copies of older less used monographs as candidates for deaccessioning or retention in shared print facilities.


Decoder Ring – p. 59
Fireside Fiction Keeps the Stories Coming via Crowdfunding and Subscription by Jerry Spiller — Fireside Fiction  wants to publish great stories and pay writers and artists fairly.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 63
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis is concerned with archiving books, search engine development, and desktops.

Changing Library Operations – p. 82
The 2014 Credo Survey by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — Two parallel surveys over the same questions were addressed separately to students and faculty.


Charleston Conference 2015 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call for Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, Speakers, etc.

Future Conference Dates – p. 12
Future Charleston Conference dates through 2019 can be found here!


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