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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
Guest Editors, Adriaan van der Weel and Colleen Campbell
by Katina Strauch — This important report points out“tipping points” for the information profession and the people who manage it.
by Donald T. Hawkins — Don found the Bookmetrix system interesting and enjoyable to use.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
Center for Research Libraries – p. 38
Ann Okerson – p. 42
Alex Publishing Solutions – p. 42
Yoav Lorch – p. 45
Alex Holzman – p. 46
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 55
Copyright v. Right-to-Publicity by Bruce Strauch — JOHN DRYER, ELVIN BETHEA, EDWARD WHITE V. THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Questions and Answers – p. 56
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Lolly provides answers to many relevant questions. One about the Authors Guild v. Google case and another the Georgia State University case.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do eating disorders and strong women have in common? Read it here!
Straight Talk – p. 37
Private Equity Firms and their Influence in the Library Marketplace by Dan Tonkery
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 57
Brave New World? by Myer Kutz — Myer encounters use, royalties, theft and the contrast of the digital and paper worlds.
Random Ramblings – p. 58
Why I’m Glad I Do Humanities Research by Bob Holley — Bob says he is not a STEM researcher but that he will continue to do research as long as he has something to say.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 60
Enhancing the Competitive Advantage of Libraries through Social Media Marketing by Tom Kwanya and Christine Stilwell — A look at the benefits of Social Media
And They Were There – p. 62
Reports of Meetings — An ARLISN/A-VRA report and more reports from the 2015 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters.
Collection Management Matters – p. 68
Friendenemies, Part II: The University Business Services Department by Glenda Alvin — The library’s Acquisitions Department and Business Services have a common taskmaster – the auditor!
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 74
Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference by Donald T. Hawkins — Don reports on the 11th ER&L Conference which took place in Austin, Texas in April.
Charleston Comings and Goings – p. 82
News and Announcements for the Charleston Library Conference by Leah Hinds — Keeping you updated on the 36th Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 67
In Vendor/Library Negotiations; Both Sides Should Be Listening to the Same Radio Station – W.I.I.F.M. by Michael Gruenberg — Both sides wonder What’s In It For Me?
Curating Collective Collections – p. 72
Shared Print and the Book as Artifact Part 2 by Mike Garabedian — Mike’s findings about presence on the shelf and usable physical condition suggest that any given volume is 98-99% likely to be on the shelf and usable.
Let’s Get Technical – p. 79
Desk Tracker: A New Way of Tracking Cataloging Statistics by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — The accumulation of statistics on a spreadsheet does not always fully capture the scope of the work being performed
Little Red Herrings – p. 81
Patrons, Patron Saints, and Pew by Mark Y. Herring — If ever libraries were more torn, it is now, when we are pressed on every side to be all things to all kinds of people.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 66
“VR much?” by Michael P. Pelikan
Standards Column – p. 69
Transfer Today by Nancy Beals