April 2013 © 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
Transformation in Acquisitions
Guest Editor, Jesse Holden
Transformation in Acquisitions – p. 1
by Jesse Holden — These papers are about the new business as usual in acquisitions.
eBooks and Efficiencies in Acquisitions Expenditures and Workflows – p. 14
by Wm. Joseph Thomas, Heather Racine, and Dan Shouse — East Carolina University is acquiring eBooks in several ways requiring changes in workflows and usage parameters.
The Evolution of Academic Book Vendor Services for eBooks – p. 20
by Kristine Baker and Ann-Marie Breaux — Vendors have issues too amid all the changes in platforms, aggregators, and formats.
A Demand-Driven Future – p. 24
by Elizabeth R. Lorbeer — Is the profession embarking on a golden age of acquisitions when we can offer access to even more content?
What’s Next for eBook Acquisitions? Challenges for Libraries, Vendors, and Publishers – p. 26
by Stephen M. Brooks — Authors continue to create content and technology provides nearly countless avenues for attracting readers to the content.
Transformation of Acquisitions at Wayne State University – p. 30
by Nancy Beals — Wayne State has been dealing with drastic budget cuts and a reorganization (“flattening” of the organization).
How Technology Fee Funding Transformed Collection Decisions at the University of Central Florida – p. 32
by Michael A. Arthur and Natasha White — The technology fee has become a centerpiece of budget discussions in the library.
Gifting, Funding, Innovating: An Acquisitions Transformation – p. 34
by Tiffany Russell — Tiffany points to the hard road ahead for Technical Services.
Op Ed – p. 38
The Subject Heading Browse Display: Another Essential Component of Information Discovery – A Response to Donald Hawkins on Indexing and Indices by Rebecca Kornegay — High-quality indexing is important and it appears that indexes are back!
Back Talk – p. 86
What’s the Problem? by Tony Ferguson — Tony asks what problems are we facing that can’t be answered by just asking WHY?
Bryn Geffert – p. 48
Librarian, Amherst College
Karen Phillips – p. 50
Vice President, SAGE
Khal Rudin – p. 50
Director, Adam Matthew
Peter Berkery – p. 61
Executive Director, AAUP
Mitchell Brown – p. 36
Alison M. Armstrong – p. 40
Richard Brown – p. 46
Karen Phillips – p. 53
Khal Rudin – p. 62
Valarie Prescott Adams – p. 76
Publisher Profile – SAGE – p. 51
Publisher Profile – Adam Matthew – p. 52
Book Reviews – p. 41
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — The wonderful Deb Vaughn and Wm. Joseph Thomas and Burton Callicott have opinions! This month, read about information and inspiration for budding library professionals and sustainability management.
From the Reference Desk – p. 43
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia, and Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues and there is even more!
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 56
Copyright v. Implied-in-Fact Contract by Bruce Strauch— Forest Park Pictures, Tove Christensen, and Hayden Christensen v. Universal Television Network, Inc.
Questions and Answers – p. 57
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — One of the questions Lolly covers in this issue is “can copyright be extended?” And Lolly tells us!
Biz of Acq – p. 58
A Mentor’s Manifesto: Moving from Legacy to Innovation by Antje Mays — Collections should be focused on meeting user communities’ needs and embracing evolving tools in context.
From the University Presses – p. 61
An Interview with Peter Berkery by Alex Holzman — Alex spoke with Peter, the Executive Director of the American Association of University Presses back in March.
And They Were There – p. 63
Reports of Meetings — The second installment of reports from the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference can be found here.
Don’s Notes — Special Meeting Reports – p. 69
TOC and PDA Conferences by Donald T. Hawkins — In this issue Don covers “Connect/Explore/Create” O’Reilly’s 2013 Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) Conference and the 4th Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) Conference.
Random Ramblings – p. 75
Patron-Driven Acquisitions, eBooks, and Economic Self-Interest by Bob Holley — Is the old-fashioned principle of looking to the future still the wiser economic decision?
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do espionage and kitty cats have in common? Read about it here!
Booklover – p. 37
Feminism by Donna Jacobs — Donna draws from Toni Morrison for this column.
Collecting to the Core – p. 73
Women’s Studies in African History by Summer Durrant — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 77
What We’ve Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate by Forrest E. Link and The Unexpected Benefits of “Working Out” Usage Data by Rachel Lewellen — So, what is the value of usage statistics?
Curating Collective Collections – p. 79
Agriculture and Rural Life: A Discipline or Domain-Based Approach to Preservation and Access by Amy Pastor, Joy Paulson, and Sam Demas — How did one of the nation’s oldest and largest cooperative preservation programs (USAIN) get started and how is it operating today?
Little Red Herrings – p. 82
If You Build It They [Really] Will Come by Mark Y. Herring — Winthrop has a beautiful new library and people really are coming!
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“Of Glass, Cloud, Access, Possession, Knowledge, and Privacy…” by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael points out that change is far from over. Besides alerting us to Google Glass and the possibility of recording our lives, he tells us that Facebook is the third largest nation on Earth and recommends a book to read.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 54
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis discusses Pew, Dale Askey and the wonderful book stacks!
Changing Library Operations – p. 83
Information Literacy and E-resources: The Credo Student Survey by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — These are the results from a survey of students done in November 2012.
Charleston Conference 2013 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call for Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, Speakers, etc.
Future Conference Dates – p. 12
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.