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AGAINST THE GRAIN: February 2003 (v.15 # 1)

AGAINST THE GRAIN
v.15 # 1 February 2003 © Katina Strauch

 

Annual Report Issue

 Rumors1
 From Your Editor6
 Letters to the Editor6
 Deadlines6
   
 This issue Guest Edited by Lisa German (University of Illinois) 
   
 Creativity: It’s All Around Us
Lisa German — What’s featured in this issue? Lisa tells us!
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 A Year in Review
Dan Halloran — This year like many in the recent past brought lots of change, strained resources, and the prospect for more of the same.
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 Acquiring Minds Want to Know
Joyce L. Ogburn — Digital Scholarship — A new form of scholarship has emerged and Joyce has defined it for us in this issue.
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 A Recipe for a Successful Digital Archive:
John McDonald — Collection Development for Digital Archives — All the ingredients for building your digital archive can be found right here!
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 The Market Power of Publishers
William M. Hannay — A Presentation to the Charleston Conference — What is market power and who has it?
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 Uptight In Library Land:
Ed Merwin — A Confirmation of Stress In South Carolina Academic Libraries — Some interesting results were found when Ed conducted his survey entitled “Librarians and Stress.”
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 Making Good Libraries Better
Richard Abel — Will librarians choose to continue in the ways of the last three decades?
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 Op Ed — Opinions and Editorials
Larry Madison — Onomastic Musings: What’s Your Library Nom du Jour?
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 Tracking Not Yet Published Material
Rosann Bazirjian and Betty Nirnberger — Using the Bibliographic Record The Smart Way
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 Evaluating Biographies:
Camille McCutcheon — Scurrilous or Scholarly, What’s A Librarian To Do?
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 ATG Annual Survey Report
Michael Litchfield — The surveys are all tallied up and the results certainly indicate some strong patterns.
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 An Interview at Schoenhof’s Foreign Books
Bob Nardini and Katina Strauch — ATG Interviews Judy Townley, Dan Cianfarini, David Leyenson, and Staff.
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Edited by Barbara Dean Bdean@co.arlington.va.us
 Lisa German
University of Illinois
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 Edwin Merwin
University of SC Salkehatchie
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 Larry Madison
University of Southern Mississippi
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 Camille McCutcheon
USC Spartanburg
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 Library Profile
Bibliotheca Alexandrina by Ron Chepesiuk
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 From the Reference Desk
Tom Gilson — Encyclopedia of Enlightenment, The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, and The Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals are just a few of the reference titles reviewed this month.
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 Book Reviews
Debbie Vaughn — Monographic Musings. This month, peer into books concerning a mass of global cultures, customs, communities, and chronicles.
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 Books That Matter
Ellen Finnie Duranceau — This column is the first in an irregular series of short reviews of books that matter: books that deserve to be devoured and discussed
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Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
 Cases of Note
Bruce Strauch — Space Aliens Meet Barney and Stephen King Is Watching Us All
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 Questions and Answers
Laura Gasaway — Copyright Column. Professors often ask librarians why the library does not just go ahead and digitize an entire collection. Lolly tells librarians how to respond.
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 UCITA Revisited
Norman Desmarais — UCITA: A Bad Law Protecting Bad Software (Against the Grain, February, 2002, pp. 81-5) commented on several objections to the proposed Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA). So far, only Maryland and Virginia have adopted UCITA since 1999.
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 Biz of Acq
Audrey Fenner — Examining the Worth of Information. Think about the actual value of the information that we buy and sell—not the price, but the real worth.
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 And They Were There
Reports of Meetings — ALCTS by Janet L. Flowers, Info Today by Burton Callicott, and MLA in Dallas by Lucretia McClure
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 Issues in Vendor/Library Relations
Peter McCracken — Moving From Librarianship to Entrepreneurship: How Different Is It?
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 Library Marketplace
John Riley — Orientation for New Library Sales Reps: A few rules of the road for a new sales person.
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 Inside Pandora’s Box
Rhonda Glazier — Changes In Technology Provide Opportunities For Organizational Change: A Case
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 Talk of the Trade
Barry Fast — Barry shares more Book Trade gossip with us in this regular ATG Column.
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 Bet You Missed It
Pamela Rose — What do Britney Spears and Pierce Brosnan have in common? Read about it in this issue.
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 IMHBCO (In My Hubmle But Correct Opinion)
Rick Anderson — Aid Workers or Bass Pros? Struggling with the Fundamentals of Librarianship
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 I User
Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer — The Unbearable Lightness of Service: Notes on the Customer Experience
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 Short Subjects
Carolyn Morris — Religion: In this issue Carolyn examines trends in religion publishing
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 International Dateline
Anthony Watkinson — Here’s Anthony’s report on the scene outside of North America.
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Edited by Sandra K. Paul and Albert Simmonds (SKP Associates)
 Devil’s Advocate
Robert Molyneux — COUNTER, XML, and Online Serials Measurement
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 Rumo(u)rs From Paddington
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 Adventures in Librarianship
Ned Kraft — Forward to the 12th Edition.
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 Call for papers
Charleston Conference 2003
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