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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
Library Publishing and University Press Publishing: Then and Now
Guest Editor, Bob Nardini
Library and University Press Publishing: Then and Now – p. 1
by Bob Nardini — What’s the best relationship between library publishing and university press publishing? Is there an answer? Read the issue, get a taste of our contributors’ energy, and enjoy the discussion they offer.
Academic Publishing Is Not in Crisis: It’s Just Changing – p. 14
by John Hussey — John outlines the continuing challenges for university presses and how they all are adapting format, distribution, and business models.
The Ant, the University Press, and the Librarian – p. 16
Reflections on the Evolution of Scholarly Communication by Patrick H. Alexander — Though different in goals libraries (service-driven) and university presses (revenue-driven) both must benefit each other and exploit the unique strengths of one another for their mutual survival.
Publishing, Libraries, Publishers and Librarians – p. 20
Shared Passions, Complementary Skills by Maria Bonn — Established scholarly publishers of all sorts have watched this rise of library publishing with curiosity and consideration, wondering if it represents a new form of competition or new possibilities for collaboration and support.
Three Challenges of Pubrarianship – p. 22
by Charles Watkinson — Charles astutely provides three challenges for pubrarianship so named by John Unsworth.
You Complete Me – p. 26
On Building a Vertically Integrated Digital Humanities Program at the University of Georgia by Lisa Bayer — An intriguing three-way conversation among Stephen Berry, Mick Gusinde-Duffy, and Toby Graham.
From University Press to the University’s Press – p. 28
Building a One-Stop Campus Resource for Scholarly Publishing by Gary Dunham and Carolyn Walters — The Office of Scholarly Publishing provides a complementary crucial service as a one-stop resource for graduate students and faculty.
Adjunct No More – p. 30
Promoting Scholarly Publishing as a Core Service of Academic Libraries by Isaac Gilman — In what ways can the work of publication be connected with traditional work and skills found within the library?
How We Pay for Publishing – p. 35
by Kevin S. Hawkins — Kevin argues the need to “reimagine” an entirely new system for the production of and access to scholarship.
A Library Publishing Manifesto – p. 37
by Paul Royster — Royster argues forcefully for the need to change to an entirely new publishing environment.
Op Ed — Trends to Watch: Books – p. 48
by Matthew Goddard — Matthew tells us that a new trend called Books is overtaking libraries.
Back Talk – p. 86
Library School: Is it Where You Get Your “Union Card” or is it, Like Youth, Wasted on the Young? by Tony Ferguson
Audrey Powers – p. 41
Associate Librarian, University of Florida
Peter Shepherd – p. 43
Retiring Director, COUNTER Online Metrics
Stanley Wilder – p. 49
Blurring Lines — A Post-Charleston Interview on the Future of the Library with Stanley Wilder, Dean of Libraries, Louisiana State University
Audrey Powers – p. 42
Peter Shepherd – p. 46
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Workflow Collaboration at the American University Library – p. 56
by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — At AUL, the heads of the units in Technical Services have worked hard to foster the idea that they are one unit, working for the same cause.
Some Thoughts on Polling at the Charleston Conference 2014 – p. 57
by Erin Gallagher — Read about polling during several 2014 Charleston Conference sessions.
ATG Luminaries – p. 62
Comment on … Open Access by Elizabeth Lightfoot— Hear what Robert Boissy, Valerie Boulos, Jill Emery, and Celeste Feather have to say about Open Access.
Booklover – p. 40
Synchronicity by Donna Jacobs — Donna became curious about the exact timing of the announcement of the Nobel Prizes. Read about what she discovered.
Book Reviews – p. 50
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, explore how Google and Apple can influence your library’s instructional design.
From the Reference Desk – p. 50
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews The Encyclopedia of Language Development, Defining Documents in American History, and many more.
Collecting to the Core – p. 52
Arabic Resources in Translation: The History of al-Ṭabarī by Meryle Gaston — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 54
Sometimes It’s Not a Federal Action #2 by Bruce Strauch — Pitches by writers in Hollywood fall outside copyright law jurisdiction.
Questions and Answers – p. 54
Copyright Column byLaura Gasaway — Lolly answers questions about the 11th Circuit Ruling on the Georgia State University case, copyright on photographs, and perpetual access.
From a University Press – p. 63
Opening Pandora’s (Cable) Box by Leila Salisbury — In the increasingly pay-per-view world, will libraries actually end up paying more in the quest to save money and purchase selectively?
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 64
Words of Warning by Myer Kutz — This one’s about copyrights and permissions clauses in contracts.
And They Were There – p. 65
Reports of Meetings — LITA, SCLA and the final installment of reports from the 2013 Charleston Conference.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 72
Charleston Seminar: Introduction to Data Curation by Donald T. Hawkins — The 2014 Charleston Conference began with the inauguration of this new event.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do daring women and fabric samples have in common? Read about it here!
Collection Management Matters – p. 74
Frienemies: Vendor Tech Support by Glenda Alvin — How do you know if you are dealing with the person who can really solve your problem?
Curating Collective Collections – p. 76
Grassroots Monographic Shared Print in the Corn Belt by Bob Kieft — A group of libraries in Iowa are working through matters of monograph verification as they make retention commitments in the context of a multi-dimensional shared collections initiative.
Biz of Acq – p. 78
Increasing Access to eBooks at Central Connecticut State University by Dana Hanford — How do you make eBooks more visible? Read about eBook displays.
Little Red Herrings – p. 79
The Coming Bubble Bust by Mark Y. Herring — Mark says academe has to change.
Analyze This – p. 80
Usage and Your Collection — Collection Management and Shared Access in a Contemporary Consortial Environment by Sarah Hickman Auger — Shared system access across consortial libraries can enable appropriate deselection actions.
Changing Library Operations – p. 82
Open Access Policies by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — This article examines the development of open access policies by the faculty of the University of California.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 84
Managing the Negotiation Process with Library Vendors by Michael Gruenberg — So what does the library staff do when the vendor calls and asks for an appointment to present a product/service?
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 58
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis’ usual assessment of things happening in our space.
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation — “There’s an Echo in this room” – p. 60
by Michael P. Pelikan — A glimpse into the future of all kinds of content.
Decoder Ring — Comic Book Markup Language – p. 61
by Jerry Spiller — Do you have comic books in your personal collection or your library collection?
Against the Grain © Katina Strauch
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.