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December 2012 – January 2013 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA
Guest Editor, Jonathan H. Harwell
Peer Reviewed by:
Karen Jensen, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jim Bunnelle, Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College
Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA – p. 1
by Jonathan H. Harwell — Against the Grain published a special issue on this topic in 2011. Where are we now?
Who Chooses Wisely? eBook PDA Purchases: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Selections – p. 14
by Debbi Dinkins — This gives us a look at selection from librarians and teaching faculty perspectives. Which category chooses wisely?
A Study of the Demand-Driven Acquisition of eBook Titles in an Academic Library – p. 20
by Dara Elmore — Is the DDA of eBooks a less costly method, in terms of cost-per-use, than eBook approval plans?
Out of the Shadows: A Public Face for Acquisitions in Academic Libraries – p. 22
by Lindsey Reno — Lindsey suggests incorporating acquisitions into reference interviews and research consultations.
Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Integrating Print Books with eBooks – p. 26
by Andrew Welch and Teri Koch — What is the proper mix of “just-in-time” and “just-in-case” purchasing on monographs?
A Vendor’s Perspective on Consortial PDA – p. 30
by Sarah Forzetting and Erin Gallagher — Is consortial PDA a viable contender in the future of collection development?
Op Ed – p. 34
The Ivory Tower vs. the Dark Side: A Rebuttal to “Joining the Dark Side” by Katy Ginanni — Katy does not think that working for vendors is worthy of the term “dark side.”
Back Talk — Does Santa Like Differential Pricing? – p. 86
by Tony Ferguson — Tony thinks publishers should consider abandoning the old ways.
Lee Dirks: An Appreciation – p. 8
by Clifford Lynch
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Indexing and Indices: An Essential Component of Information Discovery – p. 66
by Donald T. Hawkins
WT Cox History – p. 76
by Candace Mooney
Kristine S. Baker – p. 36
Director of Digital Sales, YBP
Helen Henderson and Hazel Woodward – p. 42
Founding Partners, Information Power Ltd.
Library Marketplace – p. 44
Interview with Norman Desmarais, Professor Emeritus, Providence College by John D. Riley
Michele Casalini – p. 40
Dr. Hazel Woodward – p. 45
Helen Henderson – p. 46
Gracemary Smulewitz – p. 79
Information Power Ltd – p. 44
Casalini Libri – p. 51
Book Reviews – p. 50
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about issues pertaining to eBooks in William Joseph Thomas’ review of Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required 2.
From the Reference Desk – p. 50
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History and there is even more!
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 54
Measure of Damages by Bruce Strauch — Frank Gaylord v. United States
Questions and Answers – p. 55
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — What impact does the HathiTrust decision have on academic libraries? And more!
From the University Presses – p. 56
Open Access Monographs and the Scholarly Communication Ecosystem by Alex Holzman — Alex focuses on the costs of publishing monographs and the “free rider” phenomenon in the world of open access.
From A University Press – p. 58
The Twenty-First Century University Press: Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future by Leila W. Salisbury — Drawing on her panel from the 32nd Charleston Conference, Leila says she is heartened that we all agree that university presses have the enduring mission of producing peer-reviewed high-quality scholarship.
What Was a University Press – p. 58
by Doug Armato — Along with a history of the university press, Doug stressed the growing importance of university presses in the evolving scholarly environment.
Biz of Acq – p. 63
To Check-in or Not to Check-in by Barbara M. Pope — This study explores the prevalence, purpose, and relevance of print serials check-in in libraries worldwide and asks if change is needed.
And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of Meetings — Frankfurt Book Fair, OLAC, and the final reports from the 31st Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 8
What Are Our Obligations (These Days)? by Jesse Holden — Jesse poses some key questions about our obligations to each other and to the profession.
Notes from Mosier – p. 10
In the House of Wind and Rain by Scott A. Smith — Langlois is a small town blessed with a good library and a good library director.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch— What do barbecue and bird-watching have in common? Read about it here!
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 62
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 20: Competition by Richard Abel — And the saga is complete…
Booklover – p. 68
Poland by Donna Jacobs — Donna tells us about five Nobel Laureates from Poland.
Collecting to the Core – p. 78
Manuscripts in Medieval Studies by Dr. Susan Steuer — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 80
Building an Investigative Culture and a Meaningful Tool by Gracemary Smulewitz — Rutgers is currently participating in a beta project of EBSCONET’s Usage Consolidation tool.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 81
Shared Print Collections Reaching Maturity by Sam Demas — This month Sam takes a look at the evolving “big picture” of shared print collections for journals and for books.
Random Ramblings – p. 82
Does the Focus on Banned Books Subtly Undermine Intellectual Freedom? by Bob Holley — Bob shares with us four concerns he has about the focus on banned books.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 84
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis shines his flashlight on Google and some of the sessions in the Charleston Conference.
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.