Daily Specials

ATG NewsChannel will feature a special post each day of the week:

Monday: Book of the Week

Book of the Week
March 6, 2013Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
February 25, 2013Library Use of eBooks, 2013 Edition
February 19, 2013Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction
February 12, 2013What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing
February 4, 2013Sustaining Our Digital Future Institutional Strategies for Digital Content
January 28, 2013The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services
January 21, 2013Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration.
January 14, 2013Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries.
January 8, 2013Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print
January 1, 2013Networked: The New Social Operating System
December 25, 2012Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers: From Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code
December 17, 2012Book Production
December 10, 2012The Accidental Systems Librarian, 2nd edition
December 3, 2012Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis
November 26, 2012The Librarian’s Guide to Negotiation: Winning Strategies for the Digital Age
November 19, 2012The Metadata Handbook
November 12, 2012Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century
November 5, 2012The 2012 State of America’s Libraries Report
October 29, 2012One for the Books
October 22, 2012The Cybrarian’s Web: An A—Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources
October 15, 2012Feminisms and Educational Research
October 8, 2012Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student
October 1, 2012Appalachian Travel: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell
September 25, 2012The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide
September 17, 2012The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It’s Needed
September 3, 2012Information from Processes: About the Nature of Information Creation, Use, and Representation
August 27, 2012The Librarian’s Guide to Micropublishing: Helping Patrons and Communities Use Free and Low-cost Publishing Tools to Tell Their Stories
August 21, 2012Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
August 13, 2012Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries
August 6, 2012Rebooting the Academy
July 30, 2012The Digital Squeeze: Libraries at the Crossroads – Academic Libraries Edition
July 23, 2012The Library Catalogue as Social Space: Promoting Patron Driven Collections, Online Communities, and Enhanced Reference and Readers’ Services
July 16, 2012Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices
July 9, 2012Debates in the Digital Humanities
July 2, 2012Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers
June 25, 2012The Entrepreneurial Librarian: Essays on the Infusion of Private-Business Dynamism into Professional Service
June 18, 2012The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America Issues and Challenges
June 11, 2012Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0
June 4, 2012The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Culture, Environments
May 28, 2012Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry
May 21, 2012The Acquisition of Books by Chetham’s Library, 1655-1700
May 14, 2012How books came to America: the rise of the American book trade
May 7, 2012Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives
April 30, 2012College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be
April 23, 2012Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
April 16, 2012Intellectual Property Strategy
April 9, 2012Knowing Books: The Consciousness of Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain
April 2, 2012I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
March 26, 2012The New Media Invasion: Digital Technologies and the World They Unmake
March 19, 2012College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know
March 12, 2012Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children
March 5, 2012Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways
February 27, 2012E-shock 2020: How the Digital Technology Revolution Is Changing Business and All Our Lives
February 20, 2012Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550
February 13, 2012Making the Archives Talk: New and Selected Essays in Bibliography, Editing, and Book History
February 6, 2012Collection Development in the Digital Age
January 30, 2012No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books
January 23, 2012Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
January 16, 2012How to Fix Copyright
January 9, 2012Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending
January 2, 2012Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators
December 27, 2011Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments
December 22, 2011Scholarly Practice, Participatory Design and the eXtensible Catalog
November 29, 2011The Data Deluge: Can Libraries Cope with e-Science?
November 14, 2011Reclaiming Fair Use
October 31, 2011The Rise of Charleston
October 24, 2011E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts
October 17, 2011Patron-Driven Acquisitions: History and Best Practices
October 10, 2011Trends in Rare Book & Documents Special Collections Management, 2011 Edition
October 3, 2011New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media
September 26, 2011Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collection Libraries
September 19, 2011The Fate of Reading and Other Essays
September 12, 2011Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow
September 5, 2011The Digital Wunderkammer: 10 Chapters on the Iconic Turn
August 29, 2011The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsssion and the Creation of an American Culture
August 22, 2011Library Use of the Mega Internet Sites, 2011-2012 Edition
August 8, 2011Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics
August 1, 2011InterLibrary Loan Practices Handbook
July 25, 2011Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created by American Popular Culture
July 18, 2011John Bachman: Selected Writings on Science, Race and Religion
July 11, 2011The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture
July 4, 2011Workplace Learning & Leadership : A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers
June 27, 2011A Librarian’s Guide to an Uncertain Job Market
June 20, 2011The Internet of Elsewhere
June 13, 2011Library Use of eBooks
June 6, 2011Boredom: A Lively History
May 30, 2011The Alice Behind Wonderland
May 23, 2011Expanding the American Mind
May 16, 2011The Stewart/Colbert Effect
May 9, 2011Acquisitions in the New Information Universe
May 2, 2011Charleston Primer for Yankees
April 25, 2011Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors
April 18, 2011Opportunity for All
April 11, 2011Information History in the Modern World
April 4, 2011Information Concepts
March 28, 2011In Praise of Copying
March 21, 2011The Information
March 14, 2011Gray Lady Down: What the decline and fall of The New York Times means for America
March 7, 2011The Atlas of New Librarianship
February 28, 2011The Secret Life of Words
February 21, 2011Library: An Unquiet History
February 14, 2011Global Copyright: Three Hundred Years Since the Statute of Anne, from 1709 to Cyberspace

We at ATG headquarters receive many books for review but our Book of the Week will not necessarily be a book that we received for review. How will we select the Book of the Week? Anyone can nominate a candidate. Just send suggestions to either Leah Hinds or Katina Strauch at [email protected] or [email protected] Some of the guidelines:

1) The book should be relevant to us in acquisitions of collection development or scholarly communication.

2) More than likely the book will be non-fiction but we are not against fiction if if’s relevant.

3) The book doesn’t have to be recently published, just important to us in acquisitions, collection development, or scholarly communication!

Send us your nominations anytime with a brief (100 word!) explanation.

Tuesday: Article of the Week

Article of the Week
July 31, 2012On Not Settling for Innovation | Peer to Peer Review
July 24, 2012Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books
July 17, 2012Replacing ILL with temporary leases of ebooks
July 10, 2012Reforming Copyright Is Possible: And it’s the only way to create a national digital library
July 3, 2012Your E-Book is Reading You
June 19 & 26, 2012“Scholarly eBooks: Understanding RoI for Libraries” and “2012 top ten trends in academic libraries…”
June 12, 2012Start-Up Hopes to Create Free Digital Versions of Published Books
June 5, 2012Connect, Collaborate and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits
May 29, 2012Science Journal Produces a Different Kind of Viral Video
May 22, 2012Book Places in the Digital Age
May 15, 2012Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form ‘Newco’—A New Chapter for Ebooks
May 8, 2012Elsevier Experiments With Allowing ‘Text Mining’ of Its Journals
May 1, 2012Coping With the Terrible Twins | Periodicals Price Survey 2012
April 24, 2012Journal Metrics
April 17, 2012Unpacking Books: E-books have matured but questions remain about digital rights, access models…
April 10, 2012Big Data: the Future is Now
April 3, 2012Amazon: The Elephant in the Room
March 27, 2012Library Publishing Services Project Releases Final Report
March 13, 2012In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books
March 6, 2012At Last, They See: E-Books ‘Democratize’ Publishing
February 28, 2012Tracking Scholarly Influence Beyond the Impact Factor
February 21, 2012Global Pressure on Peer Review
February 14, 2012Shelf Conscious
February 7, 2012Fair Use Ferment
January 31, 2012Sometimes You Just Have to Start Over
January 24, 2012Campus Reactions to Apple’s Entry Into E-Textbook Market
January 17, 2012Rise of the New Groupthink
January 10, 2012Ten Bold Predictions for Book Publishing in 2012; Five Big Publishing Stories of 2011 That Will Bleed Into 2012
January 5, 2012Lies and Damn Lies: Issues in Collection Development
December 27, 2011Digital Domain: Publishers vs. Librarians: An E-Book Tug of War
December 20, 2011What We should Learn from the Collapse of Borders
December 13, 2011E-Books, Shmee-Books: Readers Return to the Stores
December 6, 2011Ebooks on Fire: Controversies Surrounding Ebooks in Libraries
November 29, 2011What We Should Learn from the Collapse of Borders
October 18, 2011The Revolution Will Not Be Subscription-Based
October 11, 2011Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives and Museums Part 1: Site Reviews
October 4, 2011EBooks, Privacy and the Library
September 27, 2011Give ‘Em What They Want: A One-year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquision of E-Books
September 20, 2011The Biographer’s New Best Friend
September 13, 2011Why an eBook Still Needs an Index
September 6, 201120 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library
August 30, 2011Books & Media Move to the Clouds; Apple, Amazon and Walmart Fight for Market Share
August 23, 2011Whither ILL? Wither ILL: The Changing Nature of Resource Sharing for E-Books
August 16, 2011ArXiv at 20
August 9, 2011Using a Request for Proposal to Select a Serials Vendor: The University of Tennessee Experience
August 2, 2011Rogue Downloader and Changing Ebook Landscape
July 26, 2011Too Many Books
July 19, 2011Libraries Abandon “Big Deal” Subscription Packages to Multiple Journals
July 12, 2011How the “Harbrace Handbook of English’ Changed the Way Americans Learn About Writing
July 5, 2011Academic Publisher Steps Up Efforts to Stop Piracy of Its Online Products
June 28, 2011Prospects for Systemic Change across Academic Libraries
June 21, 2011Internet Archive Starts Backing Up Digital Books on Paper
June 14, 2011Libraries’ Digital Direction
May 31, 2011What’s at Stake in the Georgia State Copyright Case
May 24, 2011A Hole Lot of Books
May 17, 2011The Erosion of Fair Use Protections for Digital Scholarship
May 10, 2011Robert Darnton’s Errors
May 3, 2011Enforcing Copyrights Online, For A Profit
April 27, 2011No Room for Books
April 19, 20115 Myths About the ‘Information Age’
April 12, 20112010 Study of Subscription Prices for Scholarly Journals
April 5, 2011Is the World Wide Web Dying? And Where Are the Standards for Apps?
March 29, 2011Steal This E-Book
March 22, 2011Teaching to the Text Message
March 15, 2011The Future of the Textbook
March 8, 2011A Use Statistic for Collection Management: The 80/20 Rule Revisited
February 29, 2011Feb. 11 2011 issue of Science
February 22, 2011Calling International Rescue: Knowledge Lost in Literature and Data Landslide!
February 15, 2011Challenges and Possibilities for Collection Management in a Digital Age,”

Nomination guidelines for the Article of the Week are identical to the Book of the Week, only for journal articles!

1) The article should be relevant to us in acquisitions of collection development or scholarly communication.

2) More than likely the article will be non-fiction but we are not against fiction if if’s relevant.

3) The article doesn’t have to be recently published, just important to us in acquisitions, collection development, or scholarly communication!

Send us your nominations anytime with a brief (100 word!) explanation.

Wednesday: “I Wonder” Wednesdays

Each Wednesday we will feature a short poll or question. Inquiring minds want to know!

“I Wonder”
Aug 1, 2012Determining the “Version of Record”
July 25, 2012Does you library lend iPADs or other tablet devices?
July 18, 2012Paywalls and Local Online Newspapers
July 11, 2012Green Open Access, Academic Integrity and Mimimal Peer Review
April 18, 2012The Reliability and/or Longevity of the QR Codes
April 11, 2012DVD Approval Plans?
April 4, 2012“Pay only for Usage” model as a viable alternative to journal subscriptions
March 28, 2012Open Source Software on Public Computers
March 21, 2012Liaison responsibility for soliciting faculty publications for the library’s digital repository
March 14, 2012Paying the open access fees for articles submitted by faculty
March 7, 2012Discarding/recycling bound print journals replaced by databases like JSTOR, MUSE…
February 29, 2012Hosting electronic copies of previously subscribed journals on a library server
February 22, 2012Teaching about Plagiarism and Creating Citations
February 15, 2012Libraries replacing damaged print titles with ebooks
February 8, 2012Checking in print periodicals
February 1, 2012Alumni access to licensed e-resources
January 25, 2012Are Academic Libraries Collecting E-textbooks?
January 18, 2012Online Access to Journal Supplements and Special Issues
January 11, 2012Space Needs, Deselection and the Drawing Down of Print Collections
January 4, 2012Open Access Publication
December 28, 2011Limiting E-Book Circulation
October 19, 2011Customizing E-Textbooks
October 12, 2011Graphic Novels
October 5, 2011Social Networking
September 28, 2011Textbook Policy
September 21, 2011Should Students be Required to Use eTextbooks?
September 14, 2011eBook Indexes
September 7, 2011Are Contests a Productive Way to Improve a Product?
August 31, 2011Publishing Orphan Books Online
August 24, 2011ILL and eBooks
August 17, 2011ILL and Electronic Articles
August 10, 2011Patron Driven Acquisitions
August 3, 2011Refusing Large Book Donations?
July 27, 2011Ebook Reading Habits
July 20, 2011Big Deal Cancellations?
July 13, 2011ISI’s Impact Factor
July 6, 2011Kindle Lending
June 29, 2011Mobile Access
June 22, 2011Let’s Make a Deal!
June 15, 2011Five Fun Facts You May Not Know About Libraries
June 8, 2011E-Book Circulation Statistics
June 1, 2011Institutional Repositories
May 18, 2011Is Selection Dead?
May 12, 2011Have You Cancelled Your Big Deal?
April 27, 2011Cloud Services in Libraries
April 20, 2011Library Lending for Kindles?
April 6, 2011How Do You Access Content?
March 30, 2011Google Book Settlement
March 23, 2011Court Rejects Google Book Settlement
March 9, 2011License Agreements Poll
March 2, 2011Digital Public Library of America
February 23, 2011Paperless Conferences?
February 16, 2011eBook Poll
February 9, 2011Do you own an eBook Reader?
January 26, 2011What are you reading?

Thursday: Star of the Week

Every Thursday we will highlight a librarian or publisher profile. To nominate someone to be our Star of the Week, please email Leah ([email protected]) or Katina ([email protected]).

Star of the Week
Aug. 2, 2012Tony Greene, Online Product Associate, Sage Publications
July 26, 2012Allyson Mower, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah
July 19, 2012Linda Pierce, Collection Development/Acquisition Librarian, Gonzaga University
July 12, 2012Mukesh Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, QA InfoTech
July 5, 2012Jean P. Shipman Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and MidContinental Region and NLM Training Center National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Utah
June 28, 2012Deanna Flores, Library Director, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
June 21, 2012Sheryl Ann Widdoes, Manager, Collections, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
June 14, 2012Cheryl Thomas, Project Manager, Perkins Library, Duke University
June, 7 2012Kathi Fountain, Head of Collection Development, Washington State University Vancouver
May 31, 2012Nadine P. Ellero, Serials Acquisitions Librarian, Auburn University Libraries
May 24, 2012Jeff Deneen, Director of Sales and Marketing, MetaPress
May 17, 2012Jane Costanza, Associate Professor/Head of Discovery Services, Trinity University
May 10, 2012Tim Coates, Founder, Bilbary
May 3, 2012Mitchell Brown, Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science and Russian Studies and Scholarly Communications Coordinator, University of California Irvine
April 26, 2012Brooke Billman, AZHIN Librarian, AZHIN/Arizona Health Sciences Library
April 19, 2012Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University
April 12, 2012Valarie Adams, Cataloging Coordinator, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
April 5, 2012Richard Brown, Director, Georgetown University Press
March 29, 2012Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO, IGI Global
March 22, 2012Rachel Fleming, Serials Librarian, Western Carolina University
March 15, 2012Sheri E. Dean – Sales and Marketing Director, Momentum Press
March 8, 2012Maria E. Collins, Technical Information Specialist, Public Services Division National Library of Medicine
March 1, 2012Nancy Tannery, Senior Associate Director, University of Pittsburgh
February 9, 2012Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer, Sustainable Collection Services LLC
February 2, 2012Patricia A. Hammond, Health Sciences Librarian, Sentara Potomac Hospital Immerman Memorial Library, Woodbridge, VA
January 26, 2012M. Nathalie Wheaton, Librarian/Assistant Archivist, Rush University Medical Center Archives
January 19, 2012Roula Awad, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Notre Dame, louaize – Lebanon
January 12, 2012Leslie Straus, President, SkyRiver Technology Solutions
January 5, 2012Sally A. Gore, Head, Research and Scholarly Communication Services, University of Massachusetts Medical School
December 29, 2011Alison Mudditt, University of California Press
October 27, 2011Amy Hoseth, Colorado State University
October 20, 2011Mikiko Tanifugi, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
October 13, 2011Erin Crane, Liberty University
October 6, 2011John Dove, Credo Reference
September 30, 2011Kevin Sayar, ebrary
October 20, 2011John Dove, Credo Reference
September 21, 2011Wesley W. Wilson, DePauw University
September 15, 2011Brad Eden, Valparaiso University
September 8, 2011Keri Price, Library of Congress
September 1, 2011Barbara MacAlpine, Trinity University
August 25, 2011David L. Gregory, Morehead State University
August 18, 2011Jonathan Harwell, Georgia Southern University
August 11, 2011Corey D. Williams, American Library Association
August 4, 2011Shelly Stuard, Alibris
July 21, 2011Christine Ross, University of Florida
July 14, 2011Connie Stovall, Virginia Tech
July 7, 2011Susanna Smith, Gadsden State Community College
June 30, 2011Cindy Campbell, Edison State University
June 23, 2011Jennifer Castaldo, Johns Hopkins University
June 2, 2011Jill Emery, Portland State University
May 26, 2011Connie Foster, Western Kentucky University
May 19, 2011Adam Chesler, Business Expert Press
May 12, 2011Marla Chesler, U.S. Department of State
May 5, 2011Michael Keller, Stanford University
April 21, 2011Cynthia L. Peterson, East Texas Baptist University
April 14, 2011Bill Kane, Wake Forest University
April 7, 2011Xan Arch, Reed College
March 31, 2011Sanford Thatcher, Penn State University Press
March 24, 2011Mark Kendall, YBP
March 18, 2011Sue Polanka, Wright State University
March 11, 2011Patrick Carr, East Carolina University
March 3, 2011Glenda Alvin, Tennessee State University
February 24, 2011Matthew Hancox, Gale Digital Collections
February 17, 2011Joyce Dixon-Fyle, DePauw University

Friday: “Hot Topic” of the Week

Fridays will feature coverage of a current hot topic, something that is stirring up conversations in the library/publishing world. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a topic!

Hot Topic of the Week
July 20, 2012PDA/DDA
June 15, 2012Open Access – Who Pays and Who Benefits?
June 8, 2012Google Books and Open Access
June 1, 2012Amazon and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
May 25, 2012Open & Equitable Access
May 18, 2012The Georgia State Lawsuit (plus, Unglue.it)
May 11, 2012eBooks
May 4, 2012More on that “Untenable Situation” at the Harvard Library, and a shout-out from Paul Revere
April 27, 2012Harvard Library Committee Urges Open Access
April 20, 2012Report Federal Depository Library Program: Issues for Congress
April 13, 2012DOJ sues Apple and Major Publishers – Apple Responds but has Amazon Already Won
April 6, 2012Publishers sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up
March 30, 2012Are you a Press or Are You a Library?
March 16, 2012The Agency Model, the Justice Department, & Allegations of Collusion
March 9, 2012Anthropologists Occupying Open Access, and Web Kids vs. ACTA
March 2, 2012Copyright (West & LexisNexis sued; Internet Blueprint seeks to reform copyright law)
February 24, 2012The Great Age of Librarians
February 17, 2012More on Open Access and E-books
February 10, 2012More on the Elsevier Boycott (and Author Rights)
February 3, 2012Open Access and Boycotting Journals
January 27, 2012Restrictions on library e-lending
January 6, 2012Concerns Raised by E-Book Editing
December 29, 2011A Growing Design Aesthetic for Print Books
December 16, 2011Amazon and Academic Libraries
December 9, 2011Google Scholar Citations and eBook Price Fixing Allegations
October 21, 2011Altmetrics, My Mother Was Nuts… & More on the Berlin Declaration
October 14, 2011Building Digital Knowledge
October 7, 2011Jimi Hendrix, Snow White, & Streaming Video: Or Copyright, Copyright, & More Copyright!
September 30, 2011Open Access at Princeton, ALA & AAP on E-Books, & A College Re-Opens
September 23, 2011Orphans or Not? Authors as Marketers… and “The New Normal?”
September 16, 2011Will Amazon’s ‘Digital Library’ Kill the Physical One>
September 9, 2011The Economics of Scholarly Communication
September 2, 2011Google Reaches Settlement for Illegal Ads
August 26, 2011First Sale, Statistics, and Where’s the Bathroom?
August 12, 2011Publisher-Library Partnerships and Enhanced E-books
August 5, 2011Will Open Access Solve Peer Review Concerns?
July 29, 2011Treat a Book Like a Start Up? Only By Confusing Process With Form
July 19, 2011Blackboard Sale to Private Equity Firm
June 17, 2011A Crowd in the Cloud
June 4, 2011June Weddings, June Divorces
May 27, 2011G-8 Leaders Call for Tighter Internet Regulations
May 27, 2011Georgia State University Copyright Suit in Full Swing
May 13, 2011Google ChromeBook
April 29, 2011No Room for Books
April 22, 2011Kindle Lending Library
April 8, 2011Digital Public Library
March 25, 2011Thank You, Judge Chinand Tell Us More Cornell
March 11, 2011iPad2 Announced by Steve Jobs
March 4, 2011Border Bankrupt, Some Borders Closing
February 25, 2011IBM and Watson
February 18, 2011There Isn’t an App for eBookstore Cooperation

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