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v.23 #5 November 2011 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
E-Everything: Putting It All Together
Guest Editor, Audrey Powers
E-Everything: Putting It All Together – p. 1
by Audrey Powers — Take a look at where we came from, where we are today and where we are going.
A Proposal to Improve and Expand Access to Electronic Resources through Per-Use Pricing – p. 16
by Peter McCracken — In these challenging times, Peter advocates a pay-per-use model for niche databases content.
Moving Forward with Electronic Content Procurement – p. 22
by Emilie Delquie and Cory Tucker — A thorough overview of the marketplace and the variety of options available for purchasing e-content.
eBooks: Access, Technology, & Licensing – p. 28
by Lisa Carlucci Thomas — As the popularity of eBooks and e-reading devices continues to soar, license agreements complicate the picture.
Time to Embrace Video in the Academy – p. 32
by Stephen Rhind-Tutt — The Web has freed video just as print freed text. Today’s students may prefer a video to a letter, paper, or idea.
The eBook User Experience in an Integrated Research Platform – p. 36
by Michael Gorrell — With libraries’ increased spending on eBooks, are they getting proportionally more value by these expenditures?
Next Generation E-content Integration: If You’re Not Open, You’re Not Integrating – p. 40
by Mark Johnson, Anh Bui and Helen Szigeti — We need to collect, connect, and integrate resources around the end-user experience in ways that are more personalized, more relevant, and more targeted.
Op Ed — Random Ramblings – p. 44
Print-based Humanities Research: Is It Time for a Fresh Look at the Digital Age? by Bob Holley — New research possibilities are being opened up by the digital age.
Back Talk – p. 102
Obama and Collection Development by Tony Ferguson — Tony wonders if we are buying what we should be buying.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Foreshadowing the Web from the 1950s: Gale’s Encyclopedia of Associations – p. 92
by John Schmittroth — Fascinating front and back story of the EA, one of our most necessary reference tools.
John Dove – p. 46
David Burleigh – p. 52
Tim Babbitt and Kevin Sayar – p. 56
Stephen Rhind-Tutt – p. 62
Publisher Profile – OverDrive – p. 12
Connie Foster – p. 14
Connie Stovall – p. 34
John Dove – p. 48
Timothy Babbitt – p. 58
Kevin Sayer – p. 60
Stephen Rhind-Tutt – p. 64
From the Reference Desk – p. 68
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, and World Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era are some of Tom’s reviews this month.
Book Reviews – p. 66
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about intellectual property and staff development in academic libraries.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 72
The First Sale Doctrine Under Attack? by Bryan Carson — The first sale doctrine is a basic part of copyright law. A recent decision in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has attacked the very basis of this doctrine. Bryan thinks it is an ill-considered response to an egregious situation. And look on p.78 where Bryan tells us about some big news in the world of intellectual property.
Biz of Acq – p. 77
Where’s the Backlog? by Kim Wallis and Mary Dolan — By working smarter instead of harder, the technical services department at Sonoma State University Library cut down the the backlog of materials in the department.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 79
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis takes us through Hubert Burda’s The Digital Wunderkammer, the HathiTrust/Author’s Guild business, and the new Friday at the ASU Libraries.
And They Were There – p. 82
Reports of Meetings — SALALM 56 Report from Claire-Lise Bénaud, and more reports from the 30th Annual Charleston Conference compiled by Ramune Kubilius.
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 97
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 16: People, Computers, and Change by Richard Abel — The continuing saga of the development of the Richard Abel Co.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do archaeology and beer have in common? Read about it here!
Collecting to the Core – p. 86
The Greco-Persian Wars by Fred W. Jenkins — The continued battles between East and West make historically significant books a must-have for any college collection.
IMHBCO (In my Humble But Correct Opinion) – p. 88
Top 10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Scholarly Resources More Accessible to (and More Accessed By) Undergraduates by Adriana Parker — Rick has turned his soap box over to Adriana this time and he thinks we need to listen to what she tells us!
Under the Hood – p. 90
Adopting & Adapting by Xan Arch — New processes and tools are an inevitable part of working in a library.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 90
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — Robin and Steve discuss eBook preservation as well as several sessions they attended and hope to attend in Charleston in 2011.
Oregon Trails – p. 93
Go West Young Man by Tom Leonhardt — Tom lets us in on what it is feeling like to be retired. Next time, though, he is going to return to book lists.
Little Red Herrings – p. 101
Designer Codes by Mark Herring — Mark is always on the cutting-edge! His column in this issue is in a QR code. Try it out and see what happens!
JUSP: the UK Journal Usage Statistics Portal – p. 94
by Angela Conyers and Peter Shepherd — JISC (the UK Joint Information Systems Committee) has taken the automated collection data further with the development of the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP).
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“Content Producer Goals vs. Public Perception” by Michael P. Pelikan — We can’t simply discount any given scenario as too implausible or unexpected to take seriously.
Wandering on the Web – p. 96
What’s in Your Toolbox?: Online Resources Keeping LIS Professionals Informed by Africa S. Hands — Africa provides customized research services and training workshops.
Technology Left Behind – p. 100
Redefining Our Borders by Cris Ferguson — Cris used to work at a Borders and she has memories and opinions to show for it.
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.