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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Ensuring Access to Government Information
Guest Editors, Lynda Kellam and Shari Laster
Ensuring Access to Government Information – p. 1
by Shari Laster and Lynda Kellam — As stewards of our informational heritage, libraries need to develop and implement proactive and collaborative measures to ensure that government information will continue to be available to all.
“Issued for Gratuitous Distribution” – p. 12
The History of Fugitive Documents and the FDLP by James R. Jacobs — “Fugitive documents” are those publications that are supposed to be within the scope of the FDLP but were not distributed to libraries by GPO.
State of State Documents – p. 18
by Susanne Caro — State documents that are deemed to be of long-term value must be organized, stored, made accessible, and the spaces housing these collections must be maintained.
The Collaborative Federal Depository Program – p. 22
ASERL’s Plan for Managing FDLP Collections in the Southeast by Cheryle Cole-Bennett — Today, 222 FDLP participating libraries in the southeast actively address the increasing cost of managing, preserving, and providing print and digital access to critical collections through ASERL’s CFDP.
The HathiTrust Federal Documents Program – p. 23
Towards a Digital U.S. Federal Documents Library at Scale by Heather Christenson — The HathiTrust Federal Documents Program seeks to build the digital collection, and enrich discovery and access for end users.
Federal Documents Archive – p. 26
A Model for Preserving and Providing Access to U.S. Documents at The University of California by Jesse Silva — FedDocArc is an immense undertaking among the UC Libraries: the ten campuses have committed to retaining one shared print copy and one shared digital copy, via HathiTrust, of every U.S. document we hold in our collection.
End of Term 2016 Presidential Web Archive – p. 27
by Mark E. Phillips and Kristy K. Phillips — Anecdotally, evidence exists that the data available on the federal web changes after each election cycle. Until 2004, nothing had been done to document this change.
Maintaining Access to Public Data – p. 30
Lessons from Data Refuge by Margaret Janz — The Data Refuge project began in December 2016 after fellows in the PPEH grew concerned about how the incoming presidential administrations might find ways to limit access to federal climate and environmental data.
Documentation as Data Rescue – p. 33
Restoring a Collection of Canadian Health Survey Files by Kristi Thompson — In 2014, the Canadian Directive on Open Government came into effect, requiring that data be “released in accessible and reusable formats.”
Data Mirror: Complementing Data Producers – p. 35
by John Chodacki — Data Mirror is a collaborative project between the University of California Curation Center (UC3) and Code for Science & Society (CSS).
Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Project – p. 36
by Roberta Sittel — The PEGI Project is a two-year initiative aimed at addressing national concerns around the collection and preservation of born-digital government information for long-term public use.
Remembering – p. 16
Edward W. Colleran (1958 – 2017)
Op Ed – p. 50
Educators, Not Engineers, Should Lead the Fight Against Fake News by Adam Blackwell
Back Talk – p. 94
When Your New Best Friend is a Rattlesnake by Jim O’Donnell — Provisional go-ahead has been given on the renovation of the 1966 Hayden Library tower at ASU.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
The Charlotte Initiative E-Book Symposium – p. 51
by Rebecca Lenzini — The two-year project has come to a close, with the final report due December 2017. Participants of the grant shared their findings, with the goal of helping to continue the conversations begun during the investigations.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Jon Cawthorne – p. 52
Dean of the University Library System, Wayne State University
Profiles Encouraged – p. 79
In this issue we have many up and comer and people profiles, plus one company and library profile.
Book Reviews – p. 38
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — In this issue books reviewed include Linked Data for Cultural Heritage; Managing Metadata in Web-Scale Discovery Systems; plus more.
Booklover – p. 42
Draft by Donna Jacobs — Albert Camus and The First Man.
Wryly Noted – p. 44
Books About Books by John Riley — A look inside Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky.
Collecting to the Core – p. 45
Social Media in Education, Healthcare, and Marketing by Anamika Megwalu — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 47
Facing Up To Facebook by Bill Hannay — This is about “friending people on Facebook. Watch out!
Questions and Answers – p. 48
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Many relevant questions and answers. Read about works created through artificial intelligence.
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do Babar and Richard Gere have in common? Read about it here!
Little Red Herrings – p. 55
SAVE THE INTERNET! by Mark Y. Herring — Some points to ponder about net neutrality.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 56
Annual PROSE Awards Science and Math Books Roundup by Myer Kutz — Myer lets us in on his work as a PROSE judge.
Random Ramblings – p. 57
Peer Reviewing of Articles from Third World Countries: My Personal Experience by Bob Holley — Bob has three radical solutions to this problem. Read on!
And They Were There – p. 59
Reports of Meetings — A report on NMLA 2017 and the final batch of reports from the 2016 Charleston Conference can be found here.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 77
Racing to the Crossroads: The 32nd Annual NASIG Conference by Donald T. Hawkins — Steve Oberg is reporting for Don in this issue.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Biz of Acq – p. 65
Evidence-based Collection Development on a Large Scale: A Use Factor Allocation Formula by Cindy Shirkey — This article addresses the distribution of monographic acquisitions funds which cover the purchase of one-time materials such as books, scores, eBooks and DVDs.
Being Earnest with Collections – p. 67
Getting to Yes: Employing the Harvard Negotiation Project’s Method of Principled Negotiation by Claire Dygert — Claire provides clear guidelines and best practices for librarians to follow when negotiating with vendors.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 69
Time: Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy by Michael Gruenberg — Mike gives his vote to the importance of the telephone.
Collection Management Matters – p. 70
Time is Filled with Swift Transitions by Glenda Alvin — When dealing with new library faculty, it’s best to show some respect for the experiences that they bring to the job, and show flexibility.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 71
Agile Management of Electronic Resources: A Charleston Conference Presentation by Geraldine Rinna — West Michigan University Libraries ERM unit experienced some major changes after a platform migration, that afforded many opportunities to take on new challenges, but also increased workload past the point of sustainability.
Let’s Get Technical – p. 76
All Hands-on Deck: Collaborating Across Library Units to Tackle Streaming Media Ordering by Mary Wahl — A few elements that contributed to a collaboration in developing a decision tree workflow for purchasing streaming media.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Library Analytics: Shaping the Future – p. 72
How Analytics Helped Smith College Discover the Best Bento by John McDonald and Kathleen McEvoy — This month’s column features a project that leveraged analytics around user behavior to inform design decisions around Library Discovery.
Wandering the Web – p. 74
Backpacking, Hiking, Trekking, and Running on Trails in the United States by Joseph Shankweiler — As outdoor sports activities continue to grow in popularity, two areas that have seen some of the most growth in recent years are trail hiking and running.