v28 #1 February 2016 Table of Contents


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


What’s In a Container?  The Future of the Scholarly Journal
Guest Editors, Andrew Wesolek, David Scherer, and Burton Callicott

What’s In a Container?  The Future of the Scholarly Journal – p. 1
by Andrew Wesolek, David Scherer, and Burton Callicott — This expands on the recently published Charleston Insights monograph, Making Institutional Repositories Work.

Academic Publishing: Tradition, Change, and Opportunities – p. 12
by Carla Myers and Andrea M. Wright — Scholarly communication is a fluctuating landscape with options spanning from centuries-old tradition to radical new opportunities.

Altmetrics: Documenting the Story of Research – p. 16
by Lauren B. Collister and Timothy S. Deliyannides — New metrics are important in an environment of emerging dissemination models and new ways to measure promotion, tenure, and impact.

Publishers and Institutional Repositories – p. 20
Forging a Future that Facilitates Green Open Access for Researchers, Funders and Institutions by Laura Bowering Mullen and David Ross — Tackles the issue of author copyrights in the open access landscape.

How and Why Data Repositories are Changing Academia – p. 22
by Phill Jones and Mark Hahnel — Here is a case for libraries to take a lead in the curation and dissemination of data.

Everything Evolves, Even Publishing – p. 25
by Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield — Technology won’t solve everything.

Adaptations in Publishing — Publishers and Librarians Advancing Research – p. 28
by Maggie Farrell and Alicia Wise — Can we fulfill the promise of an open, connected world together?

Op Ed – IMHBCO – p. 32
(In My Humble But Correct Opinion) Give the People What They Want — or What They Need? by Rick Anderson — Read this to find out why Rick is talking about water and broccoli in his Against the Grain column.

Back Talk – p. 78
Reflections about Consortia-world by Ann Okerson — In its nineteenth year, ICOLC is learning how to exist without Tom Sanville.


Jason Coleman – p. 34
Marketing Director, University of Virginia Press

Peter C. Froehlich – p. 37
Director, Purdue University Press


Jason Coleman – p. 33

University of Virginia Press – p. 36


From the Reference Desk – p. 40
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom GilsonTom reviews The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design; And Were the Glory of their Times: Artillery; Defining Documents in American History: Postwar 1940s and many more.

Book Reviews – p. 42
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — Reviews of Marketing Moxie for Librarians; A Year of Programs for Millennials and More; The Accidental Indexer and much more.

Collecting to the Core – p. 46
Francis Paul Prucha’s The Great Father and Native American Studies by J. Wendel Cox — Books we need to keep in our collections.

Booklover – p. 47
Voices by Donna Jacobs — The 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich.

Oregon Trails – p. 48
What’s On Your Nightstand? by Thomas W. LeonhardtTom interviews himself à la the New York Times section “By the Book” and recommends that we all read the columns in the online NYT!


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note – p. 49

Questions and Answers – p. 50
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — As always, Lolly answers many intriguing questions.  Included this time are questions from an academic libraran, a public librarian, an elementary school teacher and more.


Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do manuscripts and Brad Pitt have in common?  Read about it here!

And They Were There – p. 51
Reports of Meetings — In this issue you’ll find the first batch of reports from the 2015 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.

Optimizing Library Services – p. 56
SAGs to the Rescue: Student Advisory Groups in the Library by Beth Daniel Lindsay and Ilka Datig — Is a Student Advisory Group a way to foster community outreach?

The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 59
Another Year of PROSE by Myer Kutz — This is a competition for the best publications in disciplines in which PSP member companies publish though it is open to non-PSP houses as well.

Don’s Conference Notes – p. 67
The Impact of Open Access Models: An NFAIS Workshop by Donald T. HawkinsDon reports on the NFAIS workshop entitled “The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions” which took place in Philadelphia in October 2015.


Little Red Herrings– p. 60
Roosting Chickens? by Mark Y. Herring — Is there something to be learned from those arguing in favor of political correctness?

Let’s Get Technical – p. 61
A Technical Services Perspective on Taking on a Shared Retention Project, Part 2 by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — Following up on the Washington Research Libraries Consortium and American University shared retention project, it became clear that more detailed directions and guidelines were necessary.

Collection Management Matters – p. 62
Facing the Ugly Truth: Inventory by Glenda Alvin — Sooner or later we have to face reality, because inventory’s Day of Reckoning cannot be avoided.

Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 63
Reading the Room by Michael Gruenberg — How a workspace is decorated gives many signs about the person.

Being Earnest With Collections – p. 64
Materials Gifts in Libraries: Same Old, Same Old? Maybe Not by Steve Carrico — Gifts of print materials – do libraries still need them?

Biz of Acq – p. 70
MD-SOAR, Maryland’s Shared Open Access Repository: It’s been a Long, Long Haul by Michelle Flinchbaugh — This article is about the eight-year journey to move from an idea to the implementation of a consortial repository with ten other university libraries.

Curating Collective Collections – p. 73
Shared Print and the Book as Artifact by Mike Garabedian — Despite a fair amount of ink spilled and pixels illuminated about the virtues of shared print networks in our post-print age, writers have paid little attention to the potential artifactual value of the copies retained, or what it might mean to deaccession duplicates based on criteria other than condition.

Wandering the Web – p. 75
Exploring Information of Japanese Americans’ Experiences in Internment Camps during World War II by Tadayuki Suzuki — In this column you can explore some of the Websites related to Japanese Americans during WWII


@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 57
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis talks about his iPhone 6 plus, reading short stories, and the Google books case, warehousing books, etc.

Decoder Ring – p. 72
Legends, Or What’s An Expanded Universe? by Jerry SpillerJerry drills down into the Expanded Universe and The Force Awakens.

© Katina Strauch

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