April 2011 © Katina Strauch
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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Guest Editors, Todd Carpenter and Sanford G. Thatcher
The Challenges of Bibliographic Control and Scholarly Integrity in an Online World of Multiple Versions and Journal Articles – p. 1
by Scott Carpenter and Sanford G. Thatcher
Are These Two Versions the Same? Functional Equivalence and Article Version – p. 16
by Todd Carpenter — Users have to be able to understand the differences between instances of what appears to be the same content.
What’s JAV Got To Do With It? Indicating Versions of Record with CrossMark – p. 18
by Carol Anne Meyer — CrossMark which will launch in mid-2011 will provide a way to clearly mark versions of record and communicate information about their current status.
Journal Article Versioning is Harder than it Looks…or Should Be – p. 20
by Lettie Conrad — There is strong support of standard versioning practices but a lack of consensus in a common approach.
Open Access Self-Archiving of Refereed Research: A Post-Gutenberg Compromise – p. 22
by Stevan Harnad — Stevan calls for self-archiving of peer-reviewed final drafts in the institutional repository immediately upon acceptance.
Technical Editing: Practice and Prospects – p. 26
by Joseph C. Fineman — Will copyeditors exist when they can no longer be paid from proceeds?
Copyediting’s Role in an Open-Access World – p. 30
by Sanford G. Thatcher — Is “good enough” good enough?
Op Ed — Opinions and Editorials – p. 48
I Don’t Know What it Means, But it Can’t Be a Good Thing by Bob Schatz — Bob points out that the library “tab” has moved off the main university homepage in too many cases.
Back Talk – p. 86
“What a difference a day makes:” The WEB and Digital Publishing in Hong Kong by Tony Ferguson — Tony talks about Hong Kong’s information institutions going digital.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
The Future of the Textbook – Part II – p. 36
by Sara Killingworth and Martin Marlow — This second report on the eTextbook looks in more detail at technology’s role in the development of the eTextbook.
Is Selection Dead? The Role of Collection Management and the Twilight of Selection – p. 40
by Rick Anderson — Distilled from an ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section Forum presented atALA Midwinter, January 2011.
Libraries’ Strategic Stewardship of the Users; Discovery Experience – p. 46
by Roger C. Schonfeld — Is the discovery role really as vital as many directors indicate?
Glenda Alvin – p. 52
Assistant Director for Collection Management and Administration, Tennessee State University
Sanford G. Thatcher – p. 32
Mark Kendall – p. 34
Glenda Alvin – p. 44
Sue Polanka – p. 56
Publisher’s Profile – IOP Publishing – p. 74
Karen Watts – p. 83
From the Reference Desk – p. 49
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — The Encyclopedia of Political Science, and the Encyclopedia of African American History are two of the titles reviewed this month.
Book Reviews – p. 51
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month’s book review is about how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 54
Chain of Title – Talkartoon Betty by Bruce Strauch — Fleischer Studios v. A.V.E.L.A et al and Righthaven LLC v. Realty One Group, Inc.
Questions and Answers – p. 55
by Laura Gasaway — One of several questions this month asks if the library is responsible if a patron infringes copyright.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 57
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — This is Dennis’own version of Rumors.
Booklover – p. 59
Africa by Donna Jacobs — Donna takes us on safari with Naipaul and Kapuscinski.
590: Local Notes – p. 60
Confessions of a Reluctant Advocate by Steve McKinzie — Steve believes that it’s time to say no to federal dollars and to seek other avenues for support.
Random Ramblings – p. 61
Why Aren’t Faculty Complaining about Academic Libraries Not Buying Books? by Bob Holley — Do faculty still care about the library?
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 62
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers: Fasicle 14 — Building and Computers in the Twentieth Century by Richard Abel — The continuing saga of the development of the Richard Abel Co.
Biz of Acq – p. 63
Collecting in the Cloud by Korey Brunetti and Lori Townsend — Email is great but there are many other tools that can make communication even simpler.
And They Were There – p. 65
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 2010 Charleston Conference.
From the University Presses – p. 71
University Press eBook Collections Coming Next! — The baby steps in the eBook market by university presses are about to change.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Notes from Mosier – p. 8
Riding Shotgun with Tintin and Curious George by Scott A. Smith — Scott tells us about driving a bookmobile to students in Holmes County, Ohio.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Higgins Clark have in common?
Under the Hood – p. 14
New to You by Xan Arch — We are buying lots of new books. How do we make sure our users know what is available?
Something to Think About – p. 47
New Styles for Old Problems by Mary (Tinker) Massey — Tinker is thinking about how we provide information.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 52
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — Robin and Steve discuss eBooks.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 72
It’s the Platform by Jesse Holden — In 1993, the Internet was still about different technologies specific to certain resources.
The Grass is Often Greener – p. 73
It’s Academic by Forrest Link — Forrest has been having meetings about Approval Plans among other things. He says that things move slower in academe than in the business world.
Collecting to the Core – p. 75
Urban Studies by Janice Matthews — This column is based on the premise that disciplinary trends may shift, but some classics never go out of style.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 76
Not Good at What They Do by Bob Nardini — This is about the twilight of selectors or is it?
The Bookseller’s Apprentics – p. 78
by Rita Ricketts — This is about Fred Hanks who worked his whole adult life in the Blackwell’s Broad Street Shop.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation — There and Back Again – p. 81
by Michael P. Pelikan — How do we pass on the World’s collective philosophical and cultural heritage when relevance is measured in six-month lifecyles?
I Hear the Train A Comin’ — Article Versioning: The Reality on the Ground – p. 82
by Greg Tananbaum — There is a fragile equilibrium between accessibility and provenance.
Wandering the Web – p. 83
Business research on the Open Web, Served 10 Ways by John Gottfried
Charleston Conference 2011 – p. 8
Future Conference Dates – p. 12