v.23 #1 February 2011 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Developing Standards Across the Scholarly Information Chain
Guest Editor, Bev Acreman
Developing Standards Across the Scholarly Information Chain – p. 1 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Bev Acreman — The focus in this issue is on how the UKSG fulfils its remit to span the wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries, and technology vendors.
UKSG Transfer Project: Two Years of Work to Produce a Three-page Document — p. 16 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Ed Pentz — We all know about losing access to online journals when journals change publishers. The Transfer Code of Practice draft was released in 2007 and has undergone many revisions since then.
A Librarian’s View of the UKSG Tranfer Code of Practice – p. 16 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Nancy Beals — Nancy advocates more attention and participation in the Transfer Code of Practice for the benefit of our community.
TRANSFER 2010 — A Publisher Point of View – p. 18 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Alison Mitchell — The Code is a voluntary set of best practices and cannot supplant contractual terms, intellectual property rights or the competitive marketplace among publishers.
KBART — Making Content Discoverable Through Collaboration – p. 22 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Sarah Pearson and Andreas Biedenbach — The Knowledge Bases and Related Tools Project attempts to present an approach to providing consistency and accuracy of access for the end user.
KBART — Providing Standardized, Accurate, and Timely Metadata: Methods and Challenges – p. 24 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Julie Zhu, Gary Pollack, Ruth Wells and Matthew Llewellin — While publishers fully understand the benefits of providing standardized, accurate, and timely metadata, they face practical challenges.
Building and Maintaining Knowledge Bases for OpenURL Link Resolvers – p. 26 (Full Text – subscribers only)
Processes, Procedures, and Challenges by Christine Stohn, Sherrard Ewing, Sheri Meares, and Paul Moss — The recommendations developed by the KBART working group can help solve
many of the issues discussed in these pages.
KBART — How It Will Benefit Libraries and Users – p. 28 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Liz Stevenson and Chad Hutchens — The KBART working group hopes that librarians and users everywhere will be directly impacted by their work through improved communication between libraries, vendors, and publishers.
NISO IOTA: Improving Open URLs Through Analytics, in Context – p. 30 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Adam L. Chandler — Within the limitations of the OpenURL model, improving the quality of the data flowing into link resolvers is the most effective method to decrease the rate of request failures experienced by users every day.
The E-Resources Management Handbook – p. 34 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Graham Stone — The scope of this handbook is to provide chapters which cover the whole range of issues and challenges facing the e-resource industry.
How to Run a Scholarly Society Outreach Committee in Challenging Times – p. 36 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Kate Price — In this article Kate examines the work of the UKSG Education sub-committee, which recently reviewed its terms of reference and portfolio of activities.
Op Ed — Opinions and Editorials – p. 44
Working with Vendors to Improve their Products by Steve Shapiro – Steve says that we shouldn’t wait for vendors to come see us or to ask us to fill out a survey.
Back Talk – p. 86 (Full Text – subscribers only)
Ideas Worth Stealing by Tony Ferguson — Tony returns to let us in on some of the ideas he heard in Charleston 2010 that he wants to steal … oops … implement.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Back to the Future: Old Models for New Challenges – p. 38
by Sanford Thatcher — Given the new challenges that university presses face, doesn’t it make sense to think more seriously about switching to a new model of open access for book and journal publishing?
Joyce Dixon-Fyle – p. 45
Collection Development Librarian, DePauw University Libraries
Douglas H. – p. 45
Joyce Dixon-Fyle – p. 46
Matt Hancox – p. 47
Publisher’s Profile — Gale Digital Collections – p. 48
From the Reference Desk – p. 47
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — This month one of the titles Tom reviews is the Encyclopedia of Religion in America.
Book Reviews – p. 50
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month read about books dealing with professional development and competencies.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 52 (Full Text – subscribers only)
First Sale Doctrine – Mountains From Molehills by Bruce Strauch — Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation.
Questions and Answers – p. 53 (Full Text – subscribers only)
by Laura Gasaway — A college librarian asks about the possibility of placing on reserve items which the library does not own but instead obtains through interlibrary loan.
Random Ramblings – p. 54
Falling Prices in the Out-of-Print Book Market by Bob Holley — Prices are taking yet another tumble in the out-of-print book market.
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 55
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers: Fasicle 13 — Financial Considerations and Growth of the Band of Argonauts by Richard Abel
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 57
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis says quality in search engine land, whether Google or anyone else, is and should be an issue.
590: Local Notes – p. 59
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at the Reference Desk with Special Thanks to James Thurber by Steve McKinzie
And They Were There – p. 60
Reports of Meetings — The first reports from the 2010 Charleston Conference are here!
Biz of Acq – p. 73
The Getting It System Toolkit (GIST) and Changing Workflow in Acquisitions and Collection Development by Kate Pitcher — GIST changes library workflow and is a new request system for Acquistions and ILL.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion) – p. 8 (Full Text – subscribers only)
Prices, Models, and Fairness: A (Partly) Imaginary Phone Conversation by Rick Anderson — We’ve all participated in this kind of conversation.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Fox News and Currier & Ives have in common? Read it here.
Something to Think About – p. 43
Retirement is Hurting Us by Mary (Tinker) Massey — Tinker says she is retiring for the third time?
Little Red Herrings – p. 65 (Full Text – subscribers only)
Bordering on Disaster? by Mark Herring — Mark suggests that we rethink what it means to provide service.
Collecting to the Core – p. 66
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism by Marcus Elmore — This column is based on the premise that disciplnary trends may shift, but some classics never go out of style.
The Grass is Often Greener – p. 67
Settling In by Forrest Link — Forrest is learning about life in the load table and technology trenches.
Building Library Collections in the 21st Century – p. 68
It’s 1066 All Over Again; The eBook Invaders Have Won. by Arlene Moore Sievers-Hill — Arlene believes that the new developments in eBooks will drive adoption in libraries by lightning speed.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 69
A Lifetime in Library Supply: 45 Years of Change by Bob Nardini — What a charming partial tour through times with Coutts, Keith Schmiedl, Jonathan Waring, John Merriman, and James and Bob Gray.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 70
Paradigm Shift by Jesse Holden — Jesse sees paradigm shifts in our past and in our future.
Under the Hood – p. 71
Is Free a Very Good Price? by Xan Arch — Xan talks about her new position and the reality of managing library gifts.
A Moral Witness Will King 1886-1950 – p. 78
by Rita Ricketts — Will King was an Antiquarian Bookseller, among several other occupations.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 72
Whistling whilst Walking past the Graveyard by Michael P. Pelikan
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 82
An Interview with Mary Rose Muccie by Greg Tananbaum
Standards Column – p. 84 (Full Text – subscribers only)
Preservation and the World Live Web by Todd Carpenter
Wandering on the Web – p. 85
Gardening by Amanda Drost
Charleston Conference 2011 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call For Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, etc.
Future Conference Dates – p. 20
Future Charleston Conference dates through 2015 can be found here!
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.