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AGAINST THE GRAIN: June 2004 (v.16 # 3)

AGAINST THE GRAIN
v.16 # 3 June 2004 © Katina Strauch

 

ALA Annual Issue: Cooperative Collection Development

 Rumors1
 From Your Editor6
 Letters to the Editor6
 Deadlines6
   
 Guest Editor, Margo Warner Curl 
   
 Some Practical Models For Cooperative Collection Development
Margo Warner Curl — Many library partnerships and consortia have formed in order to collectively purchase electronic resources (electronic journals, databases) or to create efficiencies through a shared integrated library system (ILS).
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 Give us the Tools: The CURL-CoFoR Project in Britain
Gregory Walker — CURL-CoFoR has its roots in the earlier COCOREES project.
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 The Shared Bibliographer: TRLN Builds Cooperative South Asia Collection
Kim Armstrong — ó The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) consortium appointed a shared bibliographer for South Asia collections in Fall 2001.
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 Planning a Prospective Shared Print Journal Collection at the University of California
Cynthia Shelton — The University of California libraries have been building shared digital collections for almost six years.
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 SWORCS: A Work in Progress
Paul Jenkins — Since the days of the Farmington Plan librarians have chased the holy grail of cooperative collection development with little success.
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 CTW ó Early Explorations and New Directions
Marian Shilstone — The CTW Consortium of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University was first formed in 1984. What have they done and what are they up to?
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 Ohio Government Documents
Mary Prophet, Megan Fitch and Joy He — The CONSORT Colleges, (Denison University, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and The College of Wooster) are all Federal Depository libraries. There is a consortial expectation that government documents collection development is a fluid enterprise that requires regular attention.
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 Peer Review: Past Present and Future
Steve McKinzie — What could be more valuable in the collection development process than having a tool that helps you buy the best of what the scholarly world has to offer?
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 Reshaping Scholarly Community
John Ober, Catherine Candee, and Beverlee French — There is mounting evidence of the economic unsustainability of current scholarly communication systems.
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 Academic Authors and the Crisis in Publishing
Barbara Fister — Whatís the point of publishing results if they canít be shared?
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 Peer Review in the Internet Age: Five (5) Easy Pieces
Gerry McKiernan — Is the peer review process ready to be reinvented?
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 Peer Review and Pay-to-Publish: The World Turned Upside Down?
Michael Mabe — Whether digital or on paper, the journal is still very much alive.
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 A Primer on Open Access to Science and Scholarship
Peter Suber — Scientific and scholarly journal articles are among the most significant examples of this rare and peculiar breed, which could be called royalty-free literature.
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 Peer Review
Mark Herring — Peer-review, along with its alternatives, is an important topic, not the least of which is its potential impact on library access to information.
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 Op Ed ó Opinions and Editorials: Open Access: Two Caveats
Steve McKinzie — In an era of expanding journal costs and declining library budgets, one wonders if the widespread acceptance of Open Access could prove more problematic than beneficial.
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 Back Talk ó RFID (pdf)
Tony Ferguson — Tony says that in Hong Kong RFID tag-like devices are a part of daily life.
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 Ron Klausner - President, ProQuest
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 Christopher Warnock - CEO, ebrary
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 John Riley - National Sales Manager, Eastern Book Company
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Edited by Allison Mays
 Steve McKinzie
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 Margo Warner Curl
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 Michael Mabe
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 Dr. Gregory Walker
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 From the Reference Desk: Reviews of Reference Titles
Tom Gilson — Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture; Encyclopedia of Sculpture; and Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages are just a few of the titles reviewed this month.
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 Book Reviews: Monographic Musings
Debbie Vaughn — It is Spoleto time in Charleston, which means locals and visitors are immersed in theatre, dance, opera, and other artistic displays. Brush up on your music knowledge with reviews of two harmonic publications.
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 A Testimonial of Library Leadership ó Learning from the Past
Eleanor Cook — A book review of Eric Moon; the Life and Library Times.
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Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
 Questions and Answers: Copyright Column
Laura Gasaway — Questions and Answers galore!
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 Legally Speaking - Tarisoff, Patron Confidentiality, and Duty to Society: An Ethical Quandary
Bryan Carson —
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 Cases of Note: Copyright ó In Which An Aspiring Screen Writer Learns That His Access Came Too Late
Bruce Strauch —
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 Biz of Acq: Function and Friction
Christa Easton — At the Stanford University Libraries, three separate units were consolidated to form the Acquisitions Department.
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 Books Are Us
Anne Robichaux — This column covers fictitious accounts of people in our industry ó librarians, publishers, vendors and booksellers, etc. ó people like us.
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 Bet You Missed It
Pamela Rose — What do free databases and DNA have in common? Read about it in this issue.
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 Leaving the Books Behind
Mary Tinker Massey — No, this isnít about book books. Itís about learning books and getting library school students involved with ATG.
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 Lost in Austin
Thomas W. Leonhardt — A fascinating column about www.bookcrossing.com which is a Website that allows readers to register a book that they have left in a public place for others to find!
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 Little Red Herrings: PASCAL
Mark Herring — PASCAL has nothing to do with the famous French philosopher or with a computer language, but in terms of academic libraries in South Carolina, it may be more important than either.
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 International Dateline: A View From Fiesole 2004
Anthony Watkinson — This is a personal view of the sixth meeting in the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat series.
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Edited by Pat Harris
 Group Therapy
Edited by Rosann Bazirjian — Lauren Corbett thinks that the core reasons for using agents apply to the electronic subscriptions as well as the print.
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 Webworthy
Pamela Rose — Unique and interesting Websites organized by broad subject area.
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 The URL Clearinghouse Offers Vendor URLs
Laura B. Cohen — Why the need for a URL Clearinghouse?
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 Innovations Affecting Us: XML in Action
Norman Desmarais — The software developers at xrefer envisioned the potential of XML as early as 1999.
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 Wandering the Web: Portals & Politics: Federal Government Gateways
Rosemary Meszaros —
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 Annotated Bibliography
Ned Kraft —
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 Rumo(u)rs from Paddington
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 Charleston Conference Future Dates
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 Charleston Conference Call for Papers
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 Rachel K. Schenk Memorial Scholarship
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 Adventures in Librarianship
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