TABLE OF CONTENTS
v.22 #5 November 2010 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Managing Our Collections in a Digital Age
Guest Editor, Roger Schonfeld
Managing Our Collections in a Digital Age – p. 1 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Roger C. Schonfeld — Roger’s objective for this issue is to highlight some key initiatives that collectively provide a broad overview of community directions for print collections management and preservation.
Heading West: Circling the Wagons to Ensure Preservation and Access – p. 18 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Emily Stambaugh — Research libraries are seeking ways to make informed decisions about what to preserve and what to withdraw.
The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) — Challenging Identities, Nurturing Collections and Delivering Service – p. 24 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Frances Boyle — The UKRR is a coordinated, collaborative, systematic approach to collection management for low use print research journals.
A College Library, Its Print Monograph Collection, and the New Information Ecology – p. 28 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Bob Kieft — What is the future of the college library print collection?
Challenges and Opportunities for Federal Depository Libraries in the Digital Age – p. 32 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Judith C. Russell — What implications does the move of federal government documents from print to electronic have for public access without charge?
A Rock and a Hard Place: Print Collections and Faculty Attitudes – p. 36 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Ross Housewright — Important questions must be answered as libraries evaluate the role of print collections in an increasingly digital world.
Op Ed — Little Red Herrings – p. 40 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Hacked Off in the Web by Mark Y. Herring — According to a new report, if you are on the Web at all, you’re not safe from hackers, phishers, and spammers (oh my!).
Back Talk – p. 94 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Reminiscences and Looking Forward by Tony Ferguson — Librarians were all sure that research would grind to a halt if their hallowed catalogs could not be accessed but today’s library is a beehive of IT activity that makes life much easier.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
How the Emergence of Digital Content is Transforming the Publishing Industry – p. 42
by Delores Meglio — In this rapidly evolving technological world how do publishers stay relevant?
Dave Kochalko – p. 58
ORCID Director; Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Thomson Reuters
Tina Feick – p. 60
Director of Sales and Marketing, HARRASSOWITZ Booksellers & Subscription Agents
Karl Debus-López – p. 38
Tina Feick – p. 60
Dave Kochalko – p. 61
From the Reference Desk – p. 46
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — This month two of Tom’s reviews include the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, and Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East.
Book Reviews – p. 48
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, in a slight change-of-pace, read about a recent fiction title that explores disability rights and the little-known environmental impact of World War II in the Pacific.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 52 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
The Legal Basis for Library Video Surveillance by Bryan Carson — In this issue, Bryan talks about the legal basis for monitoring the library with security cameras.
Questions and Answers – p. 56 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Laura Gasaway — Editors of an academic volume that will be published in October 2010 ask why the publisher wants to include in the copyright notice the year 2011 rather than 2010.
Booklover – p. 50
Age of Iron by Donna Jacobs — Donna writes about South Africa, soccer, the World Cup, and J. M. Coetzee’s Age of Iron.
Random Ramblings – p. 64
The Myth of the Unique User by Bob Holley — The library can’t provide services that perfectly match the wants of all users.
Biz of Acq – p. 66
Where’s Web by Aline Soules — This is about deciding whether or not to add free Web resources to the library collection.
Group Therapy – p. 69
Acquiring Self-published Books by Jack Montgomery — Join Jack as he helps a reference librarian who is seeking policies on acquiring self-published books.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 71
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis always takes us on a tour of the new and different.
And They Were There – p. 73
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 2009 Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Notes from Mosier – p. 10
Back to the Future, Part 1 by Scott A. Smith — How long will the gradual shifting of vendor offerings go on?
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Apple, Amazon, and the French have in common? Read it here.
Something To Think About – p. 63
Libraries are Dangerous Places by Mary (Tinker) Massey — Tinker had an encounter with a Kik-Step.
Library Marketplace – p. 78
Patron Driven Acquisitions from the Point of View of a Traditional Vendor by John D. Riley — John muses on the futures of publishers, vendors, and librarians, but not the patron or the book.
The Grass is Often Greener – p. 80
Newbie by Forrest E. Link — Forrest is learning how to change from being a vendor to a librarian.
Building Library Collections in the 21st Century – p. 80
The Finer Points of Being an Acquisitions Librarian/Library Liaison by Arlene Mooore Sievers-Hill — Arlene has taken over the duties of being a library liaison.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 82
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — What is the role of the library for the end user when the library’s original role is no longer required?
Lost in Austin – p. 83
The Last of the Mohicans by Tom Leonhardt — Tom loves books but he says he may not go to a library after he retires.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 84
Was the CD-ROM DOA? by Jesse Holden — Jesse submits that the CD-ROM distracted us from developing more promising technology.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 86
That’s Entertainment by Bob Nardini — Expense reports are a fact of business life.
Earthly Paradise – p. 89
by Rita Ricketts — Rita continues her history of the Blackwells.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 14
Blio by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael has a Blio and lets us in on some of its features and the upcoming fireworks among eReaders.
Standards Column – p. 16 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Is the World Wide Web Dying? And Where Are the Standards for “Apps?” by Todd Carpenter — Todd says we are entering a world where devices, applications, and services are our entry point to content on the Internet.
Wandering on the Web – p. 88
“A-wandering through Children’s and Young Adult Literature Blogs” by Roxanne Spencer — Roxanne says these blogs vary as much in style and content as the genres and subgenres of titles they promote.
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 92
Anything Goes by Greg Tananbaum — Greg has used Cole Porter classics to organize his column this time.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.