| ||From Your Editor||6|
| ||Letters to the Editor||6|
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| ||Guest Editor, Irving Rockwood|| |
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Annual Report Issue— eBooks: State of the Art Guest Editors, Cris Ferguson, Betty Kelly and Julie Carter (Furman)
| ||Peer Review: The History, the Issues, and New Directions|
by Irving Rockwood Peer review is a much more important and more exciting topic than it might first appear.
| ||Current Peer Review Practice and Perceptions: The View from the Field|
Mark Ware Responses were received from over 3,000 academics from around the world who completed an online survey in late 2007.
| ||PLoS ONE: New Approaches and Initiatives in the Evolution of the Academic Journal|
Peter Binfield The PLoS ONE peer review process focuses on the objective assessment of scientific rigor and research integrity.
| ||Interactive Open Access Peer Review: The Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Model|
Ulrich Pöschl The editorial and citation statistics of ACP clearly demonstrate that interactive open access peer review indeed facilitates and enhances scientific communication and quality assurance.
| ||The Open Scholarship Full Disclosure Initiative: A Subversive Proposal|
Gary Hall Gary proposes the “Open Scholarship Full Disclosure Initiative” as a supplement to Stevan Harnad’s “subversive proposal.”
| ||The Odd Case of Book Reviews|
David Shatz Book reviews differ from most scholarly publications in a glaring respect: they are not peer reviewed.
| ||Op Ed|
Tony Horava The Implications of “Good Enough” and the Future of Libraries - While Voltaire didn’t work in a 21st century library, he could still teach us a thing or two about reaching beyond our circumstances.
| ||Back Talk|
Tony Ferguson There is an Old saying that Goes … - Tony made a decision to keep the library open 24/7 but he says no good turn goes unpunished.
| ||Meris Mandernauch|
Collection Management Librarian, James Madison University
| ||Dennis Brunning Q&A with Carol Saller and Ann Ewbank|
Including a side-story on The New Yorker Digital Reader and his Advice Column.
| ||Amy Kohrman||14|
| ||Meris Mandernach||44|
| ||From the Reference Desk|
Tom Gilson Reviews of Reference Titles - One of Tom’s selections for this issue is the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment.
| ||Book Reviews|
Deb Vaughn Monographic Musings - This month, explore antiquities, world religions, and cooking.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
| ||Cases of Note — Copyright|
Bruce Strauch When A Bare Possibility of Access Is Not Enough - This one’s about music and copyright. Don’t miss it!
| ||Questions and Answers|
Laura Gasaway Copyright Column - Are libraries considered educational institutions? Lolly tells us.
| ||Biz of Acq|
Michelle Flinchbaugh and Robin Moskal The Development, Growth, and Maintenance of a Web-Based Book Order System - A sampling of tools and uses for RSS in Acquisitions is here!
| ||Random Ramblings|
Bob Holley “What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander” – Survival for Public Services when Print Collections Disappear - Bob says that creating a new model for liaison work with faculty is better than guaranteeing obsolescence by doing nothing.
Donna Jacobs Admiring the Translator - What are we missing when we can’t read a work in the language in which it was originally written?
| ||From the University Presses|
Sanford G. Thatcher Is “Functional” Use “Transformative” and Hence “Fair”? A Copyright Conundrum - Sandy contends that the decision from a case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 16, 2009 is troubling both intellectually and practically.
| ||And They Were There|
Reports of Meetings - More from Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters on the 2008 Charleston Conference, and more are coming, so keep reading!
| ||Bet You Missed It|
Bruce Strauch Press Clippings – In the News - What do Jerry Lewis and Donald Duck have in common? Read it here.
| ||Something to Think About|
Mary (Tinker) Massey Where’s the Journal? - This is about life with serials. You’ve been there.
| ||Little Red Herrings|
Mark Y. Herring We’re All Me-ists Now. - Mark shares thoughts on the rapid and furious demise of so many national newspapers.
| ||Lost in Austin|
Thomas W. Leonhardt Why I Don’t Blog - Tom has ten reasons plus he advocates the pen and paper approach instead.
| ||Issues in Vendor/Library Relations|
Bob Nardini Old - Bob points out that the action used to be on new books but it’s now on old ones.
| ||IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)|
Rick Anderson Is the Library Collection Too Risky? - should we ever again buy a book that we aren’t sure anyone wants?
| ||International Dateline — An Insight Into Publishing|
Rita Ricketts A continuation of Benjamin Henry’s publishing adventures.
| ||Crowd Control|
Xan Arch Are there new ways we can connect with customers that we could be missing?
| ||Standards Column|
Todd Carpenter Libraries to a Web Services Environment: Issues to Consider - In a Web services environment, an organization uses a third party service and their networked information resources to provide information technology, software and services, rather than owning and running all the services in-house.
| ||I Hear the Train A Comin’|
Greg Tananbaum ProQuest - This time Greg talks to Boe Horton and Marty Kahn about the company that just turned 70.
| ||Charleston Conference 2009|
29th Annual Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition - Call For Papers, Ideas, Conference Themes, etc....
| ||Charleston Conference Future Dates||12|