v.24 #2 April 2012 © 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
The Grass Really Is Sometimes Greener — Guest Editor, Forrest E. Link
The Grass Really Is Sometimes Greener – p. 1
by Forrest E. Link — In this collection of articles, six librarians who have crossed the vendor/publisher/librarian boundary give us their perspectives on the differences in workplace culture and the lessons they learned along the way.
Changing Glasses: Does Our World Look Different as a Vendor or a Librarian – p. 16
by Corey Seeman — When money doesn’t exchange hands it can be trickier to figure out what we are doing.
Crossing the Bridge Connecting the Corporate and Academic Library Worlds – p. 20
by Valerie Tucci — After almost forty years as a corporate librarian, Valerie was ready, not for retirement, for new challenges!
The Refugee Returns Home: An MLS in Corporate America – p. 24
by Kate Kosturski — Kate had it “up to here” when she took her next job.
Joining the Dark Side – p. 28
by Laura Harris — In her last position, Laura worked in a cubicle and shared the room with nine coworkers. Now she works from home.
Lessons Learned – p. 30
by Amira Aaron — As a “seasoned” librarian who has transitioned several times between the library world and the vendor world, Amira has come to focus on the similarities rather than the differences.
The Value of Experience – p. 34
by Scott A. Smith — Scott contends that some in the library world fail to understand the value of vendor experience.
Op Ed — Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 46
“Being Careful What We Wish For…” by Michael P. Pelikan — We’re being marketed to with such pervasive, immersive intensity that most of the time we scarcely realize it’s happening.
Don Stave – In Memorium – p. 47
by Richard Abel
Back Talk – p. 78
Today’s Academic Library: Student-Centered and Convenient by Tony Ferguson — Tony says that working as a librarian is a bit like the work of a lumberjack — focusing on the trees instead of the forest.
Leslie Straus – p. 38
President, SkyRiver Technology Solutions
Max Phua – p. 41
World Scientific Publishing Co.
Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour – p. 43
President and CEO, IGI Global
Forrest Link – p. 14
Corey Seeman – p. 18
Valerie Tucci – p. 22
Kate Kosturski – p. 26
Leslie Straus – p. 40
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour – p. 42
Publisher Profile – SkyRiver – p. 38
Publisher Profile – IGI Global – p. 44
From the Reference Desk – p. 48
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible published by Oxford University Press, and Women in American politics: History and Milestones published by CQ Press, are just two of the titles reviewed this month.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 51
Vicarious Infringement by Bruce Strauch — Range Road Music, Inc. et al v. East Coast Foods, Inc., Herbert Hudson
Questions and Answers – p. 52
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — Can two journals share copyright of the same manuscript? Lolly tells us in this issue.
From A University Press – p. 50
One Size Doesn’t Fit All by Leila Salisbury — Those we serve (publishers and librarians) do not fit a single mold or model.
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 53
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 18: Costs and Revenues by Richard Abel — And the saga continues…
Booklover – p. 55
Percussion by Donna Jacobs — Donna is captivated by a photo of a boy resting on a tribal drum.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 56
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Oh Britannica and more.
And They Were There – p. 59
Reports of Meetings — ASA by Anthony Watkinson, and more reports from the 31st Charleston Conference compiled by Ramune Kubilius.
Biz of Acq – p. 64
An Environmental Analysis Corroborating PDA and the Winthrop Example by Antje Mays — As higher education struggles with costs and course-delivery methods libraries have an enduring lead role.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Something To Think About – p. 10
What Are We About? by Mary E. (Tinker) Massey — Mary talks about reassessing who she is, where she is now, and where she is going in life.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do a piano and a dachshund have in common?
Oregon Trails – p. 36
The Ego and I by Tom Leonhardt — Tom has been reading Autobiography/Memoir and Essays for Foreward Magazine.
Random Ramblings – p. 58
Niche Research, Silos, and Collection Development by Bob Holley — Just because research doesn’t have practical consequences doesn’t mean that these research questions aren’t worth asking.
Collecting to the Core – p. 68
Dance by Susan L. Wiesner — The classification of dance texts can be confusing. Read this column for a better understanding.
Little Red Herrings – p. 70
Is the Internet a Substitute for the Library After All? Part I by Mark Herring — Does one bad thing follow another?
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 71
Schooled by Bob Nardini — Bob reflects on the changes in library – excuse me – information school.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 72
Professional Ethics by Jesse Holden — Jesse is bothered that we have a statement of our ethics rather than a code of ethics.
Notes from Mosier – p. 74
“What Goes Around, Comes Around – Pricing Models for Print Books” by Scott A. Smith — Scott points out that pricing was a divisive issue in the 1970s and asks if it is not a divisive issue today.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 8
From the Paris of the Plains by Greg Tananbaum — Greg is using this issue’s column to present the three big picture conclusions he took away from SPARC’s first North American meeting devoted to all matters open access.
Standards Column – p. 76
Augmented Reality: An Opportunity for Content Creators to Extend their Reach by Todd Carpenter — Knowing what is coming and how to incorporate it into existing and future content will be keys to succeeding in the future.
Charleston Conference 2012 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call For Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, etc.
Future Conference Dates – p. 14
Future Charleston Conference dates through 2015 can be found here!