v27 #5 November 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


STL and Emerging eBook Business Models — Guest Editors, Rebecca Seger and Lenny Allen

STL and Emerging eBook Business Models – p. 1
by Rebecca Seger and Lenny Allen — We haven’t entirely moved on, and the sea of scholarly communications, the one in which we all swim, continues to be roiled by Short-Term Loans (STL) and other evolving and emerging business models.

The Evolving DDA Project at the Orbis Cascade Alliance – p. 10
by Kathleen Carlisle Fountain — DDA let us collectively own and share a variety of eBooks that had demonstrated value to the membership.

Academic Libraries and the Scholarly Book Marketplace: Death by 1,000 [Paper]Cuts? – p. 14
by Michael Zeoli — It is what has happened since 2011-2012, and particularly over the past two years, that has caused high anxiety among publishers and is causing many to reconsider the models in which they had agreed to participate.  This will have consequences for library content access and acquisition.

Evidence-Based Selection at the University of Denver – p. 18
by Michael Levine-Clark — As with any DDA program, it requires the library and vendor to work together to identify the right mix of titles to make available to users relative to the amount of money committed.

DDA In Context – p. 20
Defining a Comprehensive eBook Acquisition Strategy in an Access-driven World by Jason Price and Maria Savova — If libraries ensure that any money saved via DDA and STL in a given year is immediately reinvested in books, that would go a long way toward supporting the path to ongoing book publishing sustainability.

Reflections on the 2011 PDA issue – p. 26
by Xan ArchXan was curious what the authors from the 2011 ATG issue on PDA thought about their articles now and how PDA has changed since then.

STL: A Publisher’s Perspective – p. 28
by Rebecca Seger and Lenny Allen — Publishers, by and large, have made a commitment to supporting libraries in their desire not to pay for content until there is use.

An Interview with Kari Paulson – p. 32
VP, Market Development, ProQuest Books by Rebecca Seger and Lenny Allen — It’s just easier to dip into something you can cut incrementally (books) vs. something you cut off totally, like a journals collection.

Op Ed — I, Library – p. 34
by Lura D. Sanborn — Will Watson predict our information needs, answering them before we even know we have them?

Back Talk — I’m a Publisher Too! – p. 94
by Ann Okerson — There exists an immense number of kinds and types and shapes and business models of publishing activity.


Joyce Ogburn – p. 36
Dean of Libraries and Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor of Library and Information Studies

Pinar Erzin – p. 42
Founder and President, Accucoms

Alicia Wise – p. 46
Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier


Joyce L. Ogburn – p. 38

Pinar Erzin – p. 44

Alicia Wise – p. 47

Library and Publisher Profiles

Appalachian State University – p. 40

Accucoms International BV – p. 50


A Website Review – p. 50
Cabell’s International: A Welcome Tool in a World of Predatory Journals by Burton Callicott

Book Reviews – p. 52
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — Reviews of Leading Libraries: Letting Go of Legacy Services; Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience and much more.

Collecting to the Core – p. 56
The Renaissance: Secular and Sacred by Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki — Books we need to keep in our collections.

From the Reference Desk – p. 60
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews theAfrican-American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide; Encyclopedia of the Continental Congresses; Salem Press’ Cyclopedia of Literary Characters and many more.

Booklover – p. 62
Grace Forgiveness Unity by Donna JacobsDonna has a personal memory like each of us about the massacre of 2015 in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 66
Don’t You Dare Ignore Fair Use — The Dancing Baby Case by Bruce StrauchStephanie Lenz v. Universal Music Corp; Universal Music Publishing Inc.; Universal Music Publishing Group Inc.

Questions and Answers – p. 67
Copyright Column by Laura N. GasawayLolly answers intriguing questions.  Can a library provide a copy of a journal article to a patron or via interlibrary loan if the article makes up the entirety of a specific issue of a journal?


The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 68
Multi-Client Studies by Myer Kutz — Developing and selling a multi-client study does involve some expenditure of funds, but mainly time and sweat.

Random Ramblings – p. 70
Scholarly Publishing in Retirement by Bob HolleyBob’s initial views on the advantages and disadvantages that retirement brings for those who wish to continue scholarly publishing.

And They Were There – p. 74
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 34th Annual 2014 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.

Optimizing Library Services – p. 90
Digitizing the Humanities: A How-To Guide for the Savvy Librarian by Mandi Shepp — An exploration of digital possibilities.


Bet You Missed It – p. 8
by Bruce Strauch — What do spies and poker players have in common?  Read about it here!

Little Red Herrings – p. 65
Fitbit, Libbit, Throwafit by Mark Y. HerringMark wants us to consider a Libbit before a throwafit.

Being Earnest With Collections – p. 72
Rethinking Monograph Acquisitions in a Large Academic Library by Trish ChatterleyTrish discuusses the legitimate concerns expressed by those who still prefer print and the overall concern that current trends may negatively impact the ability of libraries to build and maintain research level collections.

Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 78
What Happens AFTER the Library Buys the Product? by Michael GruenbergMike talks about salespeople all over the world who are tasked with the job of selling a product or service to a defined market.

Wandering the Web – p. 80
Gifted and Talented Education Resources by Roxanne Myers Spencer and Rebecca L. Nimmo

Curating Collective Collections – p. 82
A Forest for the Trees: A Response to Jacob Nadal’s “Silvaculture in the Stacks” by Andrew Stauffer — Here Andrew Stauffer responds to Jake’s previous article from the point of view of a historian of books and the cultures of reading.

Let’s Get Technical – p. 84
A Technical Services Perspective on Taking on a Shared Retention Project, Part 1 by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — Shared Collection Projects are becoming increasingly common as library consortia reduce their print collections.

Changing Library Operations – p. 92
Orbis Cascade Alliance Collection Development by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — This article views the Alliance’s cooperative collection development efforts, which are integral to its mission and vision.


Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 63
World War III, or Simply War, ver. 3.0 – A Soft Rollout? by Michael P. Pelikan — After a small look at history, Michael suggests we take a look at Wikipedia’s main article on Cyberwarfare.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 86
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis talks about IBM’s Watson and Jeopardy and whether or not we should welcome our new computer overlords.

Blurring Lines – p. 87
Innovation in Open Access Publishing by David ParkerDavid describes a recent initiative to bring open access to a new anthropology archive and recent efforts in open access monograph and journal publishing.

Decoder Ring – p. 88
Unexpectedly Musical Updates by Jerry SpillerJerry checks back in with updates on some topics from previous installments of Decoder Ring to see what’s new.


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