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TOC v. 21 #5: November 2009 Issue

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v.21 #5 November 2009 © Katina Strauch
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Rumors – pg. 1
From Your Editor – pg. 6
Letters to the Editor – pg. 6
Deadlines – pg. 6


Is There Any Such Thing as An Out-of-Print Book Anymore?
Guest Editors
, John Riley and Bob Holley

Are Any Books Still Out-of-Print – pg. 1
by John RileyAcademic and scholarly publishers, self publishers, and reprint publishers have all discovered the value of short run digital printing.

Dr. Jekyll (Library Science Professor) and Mr. Hyde (OP Book Vendor) – pg. 16
by Bob Holley — Bob works by day as a librarian but by night he is a bookseller.

One Book, Twelve Hundred Downloads: How the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative Is Bringing The University of Scranton’s Out-of-Print Books Back to Life – pg. 18
by Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki — When the Mid-Atlantic regional Consortium won a $1 million grant, 6,200 items were digitized with 33 institutions participating.

Libraries’ Changing Buying Habits – pg. 22
So Many Books, So Little Money by Narda Tafuri Narda shares the results of a recent survey regarding out of print books for libraries.

Does Out-of-Print Mean That It’s Out-of-Play? – pg. 28
by Alice Crosetto, Thomas Atwood, Daniel Feinberg — In an age of live streams, blogs, and tweets, how do we impart that there is still value in out-of-print books?

Buying Out-of-Print Books on the Internet, Where the Old is
New Again – pg. 30
by Jane Brodsky FitzpatrickThis is about the Mina Rees Library of the City University of New York and their experience with out-of-print booksellers.

Finding the Middle Way in Sustainable Digitization Efforts – pg.  34
by Mitchell DavisIt’s important to digitize books in the nooks and crannies while remaining economically sustainable.

It Is Very Much an “E” and “POD” World – pg. 38
by David Taylor — This is not about printing.  It is really about allowing a fundamental shift in the way that publishers manage their business model.

Op Ed — Opinions and Editorials – pg. 42
Another Name for the Out-of-Print Book Market? by Bob Holley – Bob thinks that this name is a misnomer and he surveyed some of us to see if he could come up with a new name.

Back Talk – pg. 102
Books with Feet by Bob Holley — These are books that we can’t keep on the shelf.


Ann Okerson – pg.  44
by Dennis Brunning.

Dona Straley – pg. 48
by Meris Mandernach

David R. Lide – pg. 50
by Svetla Baykoucheva


John Riley – pg. 8

Narda Tafuri – pg. 30

Mitchell Davis – pg. 36

David Taylor – pg. 40

Dona S. Straley – pg. 52


From the Reference Desk – pg. 58
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — This month Tom reviews the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.

Book Reviews – pg. 58
Monographic Musings by Deb VaughnThis month, learn about book publishers who immigrated to the United States and Great Britain and the mark they’ve made on the world of books.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note – pg. 62 FULL TEXT (subscribers only)
Trade Secrets – Nondisclosure Agreements – Non-compete Clauses by Bruce Strauch

Questions and Answers – pg. 64 FULL TEXT (subscribers only)
Copyright Column by Laura GasawayMany libraries are lending eBooks on a Kindle.  Is this infringement to lend a loaded Kindle?


Biz of Acq – pg. 66
“Free” Access to Subscription Databases through the FDLP: Government Documents and Acquisitions by Tracy EnglertIn times of financial crisis, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) provides free access to several federal databases that are otherwise subscription based. The potential cost saving for libraries is significant from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

@Brunning: People & Technology – pg. 68
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis talks about Google first and then moves to Barnes & Noble’s iPhone app.

Random Ramblings – pg. 74
The Bill and Melinda Gates University Library by Bob Holley — Bob pretends that he has been hired as the new director of the fictitious Gates University Library.

590: Local Notes – pg. 76
The American Library Association and Professional Limits: The Case for Saying Less by Steve McKinzie The ALA recently threw its weight and influence behind specific federal health reform legislation.

From the University Presses – pg. 78 FULL TEXT (subscribers only)
Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication by Sandy Thatcher — We have seen the proliferation of versions of the same work with many publishers reluctantly agreeing to Green OA just because they feel we cannot stand in the way of progress.  But, at what cost, progress?

And They Were There – pg. 82
Reports of MeetingsThe fourth installment of reports from Ramune Kubilius and her crack team of reporters on the 2008 Charleston Conference are here.  Watch for the final reports in the next issue.


Bet You Missed It – pg. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Martha Stewart and Honda Motors have in common?  Read it here.

Acquisitions Archaeology – pg. 56
What is a Crisis? by Jesse HoldenJesse  looks back at ATG v.2#2, April 1990, and points to how our environment has changed.

IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion) – pg.  88 FULL TEXT (subscribers only)
The Journal Issue and the Record Album: Two Fundamentally Irrational Information Products by Rick Anderson — Does the scholarly information world have something to learn from the music industry?

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – pg. 90
The Author and the eBook by Ian ColfordHow does the author of an eBook demonstrate his/her accomplishment and declare his/her worth?

Papa Abel Remembers – pg. 92
The Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 10: Moving The Regional Office by Richard Abel   — Rapid growth required a move for the Portland regional office to larger and more efficient quarters.

Something To Think About – pg. 99
A Haunted Computer? by Tinker Massey — Do you have some technology in your office with problems?  Mary keeps us thinking?


Food for the Soul – pg. 94
by Rita RickettsAdventuring in the rarefied world of fine printing through the medium of the Shakespeare Head Press.


Technology Left Behind – pg. 98
All Aboard the Twitter Train by Cris Ferguson — Cris does a thorough look at Twitter and its uses especially for the Charleston Conference and Technology Left Behind.

I Hear the Train A Comin’ – pg. 100
Anianet: Connecting Scholars Worldwide by Greg Tananbaum — Anianet provides Chinese researchers with a “western base of operations” for the first time.

Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – pg. 101
Everything as We Know it will Change by Michael PelikanMichael looks toward the future through the glasses of the technologist. For example, will we have hardware keyboards in five or ten years?


Charleston Conference Future Dates – pg. 12
Want dates?  We have them.  Future Conference dates through 2013 can be found here!

1 Comment

  1. Gene

    Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – pg. 90
    The Author and the eBook by Ian Colford — How does the author of an eBook demonstrate his/her accomplishment and declare his/her worth?

    Can I get a copy of this article for my university research paper?


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