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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
IR-Themed Issue – IRs R Cool Again — Guest Editors: Burton Callicott and Natasha Simons
IR-Themed Issue — IRs R Cool Again p. 1 by Burton Callicott and Natasha Simons — IR’s are undeniably functional and can shore up the many gaping holes that come with open access.
Future Proofing IRs with Data and Software p. 12 by Natasha Simons and Chris Erdmann — One of the major hurdles in making researchers aware of the existence of the IR is that the IR tends to sit outside of research workflows.
The Golden Age of the Green Ecosystem- A Color-Blind Perspective on Repositories p. 16 by Micah Vandegrift — The focus is subtly shifting away from access toward discovery.
The Once and Future IR Agenda- Resolving the Dialectic Aims of Institutional Repositories p. 20 by Andrew Wesolek — We should think of the dialectical aims of institutional repositories in a Hegelian sense.
IRs: Publication Method of Last Resort p. 24 by Anton Angelo — By underscoring the role IRs and related services can play, we have an opportunity to show our relevance.
Putting the IR in RIMS- Towards an Automated Integration Between Institutional Repositories and Research Intelligence Systems p. 26 by Jamie Wittenberg — By leveraging faculty annual report citation data to populate an institutional repository, the workflow used by Indiana Univ. models new possibilities.
The Opportunities and Challenges of Research Data and Software for Libraries and Institutional Repositories p. 30 by Tom Morrell — Libraries have a unique opportunity to provide solutions for the data and software preservation challenges that plague the scientific community.
Meeting Institutional Goals by Working Beyond Institutional Walls p. 32 by John Chodacki and Daniella Lowenberg — Researchers from across the University of California (UC) publish more than 50,000 articles annually. Underlying most of these articles are datasets, many of which have not been published.
NIRDs Unite–Building a Community of Institutional Repository Practitioners in the Northeast p. 34 by Eleni Castro, Erin Jerome, Colin Lukens, Mikki Simon Macdonald and Lisa A. Palmer — The idea for “Northeast Institutional Repository Day” (NIRD) was conceived by a group of five repository librarians in the northeast.
Getting to Grips with NTROs (visual arts data)- The Role of Repositories and Libraries in Their Management p. 37 by Dr. Robin Burgess — The literature indicates that there are very few IRs in the arts.
“Institutional” Repositories, Redefined–Reflecting Institutional Commitments to Community Engagement p. 40 by Amanda Makula — There are countless examples of higher ed institutions partnering with their local cities and communities.
Op Ed — Headwaters–Food, Money, and Stability p. 42 by Kent Anderson — We spend so much time fretting about money that we forget it’s supposed to liberate and empower us, not ensnare us or be hoarded.
Back Talk–When Spooky is Normal: Lessons Learned While Visiting Chernobyl p. 102 by Ann Okerson — As we go about our daily chores and deeds, we should remember that the seemingly less urgent tasks of preservation are not ones to be allowed to drift down our to-do lists.
Eradicating the Written Word–Power and Symbolism through the Lenses of Book Burnings and Takedowns — A Research Project p. 10 by Dr Frances Pinter — Frances is looking at what we know about book-burning.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Blurring Lines–The Rise of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and the University Librarian p. 54 by David Parker — An Interview with Sarah Howard of Queensland University of Technology.
Profiles Encouraged p. 96
Booklover–Summer Reading p.56 by Donna Jacobs — Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys is a powerful read, Donna says.
Reader’s Roundup–Monographic Musings & Reference Reviews p. 57 by Corey Seeman — Two types of reviews in one column – monograph and reference reviews.
Collecting to the Core–Writing in Mathematics p. 60 by Kristine K. Fowler — Monographic works that are essential to the academic library within a particular discipline. Disciplinary trends may shift, but some classics never go out of style.
Edited by Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking–European Union Promises Big Changes in Copyright Law p. 63 by Bill Hannay — On March 26, 2019, the EU’s Parliament adopted a new “Directive on Copyright for the Digital Single Market.”
Questions and Answers–Copyright Column p. 64 by Laura N. Gasaway — As always, Lolly features many relevant questions and answers. Can blockchain be used to reduce uncertainty about who authored a work and the date it was produced?
Bet You Missed It p. 8 by Bruce Strauch — What do Rudyard Kipling and Judith Krantz have in common?
And They Were There–Reports of Meetings — p. 66 In this issue you’ll find Ramune’s final installment of reports from the 2018 Charleston Conference.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene–The Maxwell Effect p. 71 by Myer Kutz — It was November 5, 1991 and we were meeting in Charleston! The overall conference theme was from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado – “And I Am Right, And You are Right, Too-Loo-Ra-Lay.” Ironically this was not the case for Mr. Maxwell, who was found overboard.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians–Hey Vendors, Do You Really Understand Your Marketplace? p. 74 by Michael Gruenberg — Rodgers and Hammerstein knew best.
Being Earnest with Collections–Advancing Textbook Affordability: Considerations for Open and Affordable Course Materials p. 75 by Ariana E. Santiago — Ariana has provided ATG readers with an overview of the project she led at the University of Houston.
Optimizing Library Services–Institutional Repositories and Knowledge Curation: Revisiting Knowledge Conversion in the Academic Environment p. 78 by Arjun Sabharwal — This focuses on the IR as a knowledge curation platform.
Marketing Touchpoints–Value Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Building Bridges with User Experience Tools p. 81 by Jill Heinze — How can you better market your DMP (data management plan)?
Biz of Digital–Developing and Growing a New Repository Service: Part 3 Expansion p. 83 by Michelle Flinchbaugh — This is Part 3 of a three part series on creating a new repository service.
Squirreling Away: Managing Information Resources & Libraries–Life is as it is: Flexibility and Change Management p. 86 by Corey Seeman — While Corey is going to expand this for subsequent works, there are three areas that we can focus on for this introduction to flexibility in libraries.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Considering Games in Libraries and Such–On using a Game to Actually Teach Something. Part I: The Accidental Learner p. 72 by Jared Alexander Seay — About a month or so ago my application was accepted for a small teaching grant to create escape rooms for teaching.
Wandering the Web–Food Websites p. 88 by Dan Forrest — It’s always good to learn new and exciting things about food!
Library Analytics: Shaping the Future–Communicating Library Impact through Annual Reports p. 90 by Kristin Hall and Janet H. Clarke — Learn about a visual redesign and presentation of the divisional annual report.
Epistemology–The Tests of Time p. 93 by T. Scott Plutchak — Owners of the servers on which our digital culture resides haven’t made long-term preservation a priority.
Let’s Get Technical–Holistic Collection Assessment p. 94 by Meghan Burke and Gwen Vredevoogd — Marymount University assessed their library collection.