June 2010 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
The Continuing Saga of the Google Book Settlement — Guest Editor, Ann Okerson
The Continuing Saga of the Google Book Settlement – p. 1 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Ann Okerson — It seems that everyone connected to learning and knowledge production — not just attorneys and authors — has a view about Google’s activities, offerings, and strategies.
Hurtling Toward the Finish Line: Should the Google Book Settlement Be Approved? – p. 18 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Ivy Anderson — As the rhetoric around the Google Book Settlement heats up to white-hot intensity, Ivy offers a few personal thoughts from her vantage point at the California Digital Library.
An Academic Author’s Perspective on the Google Book Settlement – p. 24 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Pamela Samuelson — Pam has filed two letters objecting to specific terms of the GBS, the latest one on behalf of 150 academic authors.
A Scholar Contemplates the Google Book Settlement – p. 26 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by James O’Donnell — James asks three important questions about the Google Book Settlement.
The Google Book Settlement: Canadian Prespectives – p. 28 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Paul Whitney — Unlike governments in France and Germany, the Canadian government took no position on the GBS before the U.S. Court or in the media.
The Google Book Settlement: An International Library View – p. 30 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Stuart Hamilton — Libraries’ massive investments in collecting, organizing and preserving this corpus are as essential for the project’s success as the work of the authors and publishers who created the stock in the first place.
GBS March Madness: Paths Forward for the Google Book Settlement – p. 34
by Jonathan Band and Tricia Donovan — This chart diagrams some of the possible paths forward for the GBS.
Op Ed — Trapped in the Web – p. 42
by Fred Kameny — This essay is about documenting a source to which access has been gained by electronic means.
Back Talk — Cloud Computing – p. 86 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
by Tony Ferguson — Can content be trusted that is up in the cloud?
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
What Do You Expect from Your Bookseller?: A Forum – p. 8
As we all know, the bookselling world is changing before our eyes. ATG asked several librarians to take the long view on the bookseller’s role.
The Semantic Web and Online General Reference – p. 36 FULL TEXT (for subscribers only)
Are We There Yet, or Any Time Soon? by John G. Dove — John believes that a single set of metadata classes would enable a whole new user experience.
E. V. T.: A Comparison of the Relative Environmental Impact of Electronic and Traditional Methods of Publication – p. 81
by Burton B. Callicott — On the surface what looks to be a relatively straightforward comparison between the environmental impacts of eBooks and print books turns out to be rather complicated.
Michael Cairns – p. 44
Information Media Partners
Rich Rosy – p. 45
Ingram Content Group
Ann Okerson, Yale University – p. 16
Rich Rosy, Ingram Content Group – p. 46
John Long, Eastern Book Company – p. 48
Book Reviews – p. 46
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — In this issue, read about key ingredients in library instruction.
From the Reference Desk – p. 47
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Sage’s Encyclopedia of Urban Studies and the Encyclopedia of Communication Theory.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 50
Right to Publicity – SLAPP and Anti-SLAPP by Bruce Strauch — This one’s about Paris Hilton and Hallmark.
Questions and Answers – p. 51
by Laura Gasaway — Lolly answers a question regarding the making of a poster from the DVD of a 1957 Disney movie, and more.
590: Local Notes – p. 14
Developing Libraries which are Sustainable, Engaged and Vibrant by Steve McKinzie — We live in what may well be the greatest time for the library profession and yet possibly its most dangerous.
Booklover – p. 22
Sea by Donna Jacobs — Donna tells a story of shrimping and books and the lure of both.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 52
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Zinio Digital Editions and more on eBooks can be found here. Plus don’t miss what Kindle 1, Kindle 2, and the iPad had to say.
Biz of Acq – p. 54
Byte 181 or, Sweating the Small Stuff by Caroline Norton — System upgrades. Don’t you love them?
Random Ramblings – p. 55
Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better by Bob Holley — How does one find what he/she needs in the current haystack of information?
From the University Presses – p. 56
What University Presses Think About Open Access by Sanford G. Thatcher — In principle open access is a good thing but …
And They Were There – p. 59
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 2009 Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Wall Street and Shakespeare have in common? Read it here.
Something To Think About – p. 65
Nothing’s the Same Anymore! by Tinker Massey — The book collection is turning into a mass of electronic images on the screen.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 66
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — What sort of changes in revenue models are needed?
As I See It – p. 68
Displacing Anxieties: Addressing New Worries by Solving Old Concerns by John Cox — What old issues have been resolved and what new ones have emerged?
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 69
The Inspiration of Unexpected Places by Jesse Holden — Jesse is looking at the Feb. 1991 issue of ATG and postage stamps.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 70
Repairing Fountain Pens: The Apprenticeship of a Bookseller by Bob Nardini — This time Bob has an interview with the incomparable Helmut Schwarzer.
Building Library Collections in the 21st Century – p. 72
There’s Gold in Them There Shelves by Arlene Sievers-Hill — Arlene talks about necessary, thorough, and continuous weeding.
Lost in Austin – p. 73
Books for a Rainy Day by Tom Leonhardt — Tom would rather read books on trains, cars, or boats than on e-readers.
Little Red Herrings – p. 74
A Call to Arms by Mark Herring — Mark says that the last twenty-four months make it imperative that we rethink, refresh, and recast our professional métier.
Tales from the East – p. 76
by Rita Ricketts — There comes a side to Sir Basil which he kept dark and deserves a bright light shone on it — his capacity as a writer — not only of tactful letters — for he once wrote in a thing called “Augury” an account of Alfred Williams.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Wandering the Web – P. 78
Selected Sites on Family History Research by Amanda L. Hardin — In the trend of an ever-growing social media storm, there are rising genealogy resources beginning to add links for the creation of meaningful connections through family research online.
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – P. 79
“DRM Done Right vs. New and Bright and Shiny” by Michael P. Pelikan — Is the medium the message? Michael takes a tour through EPUB, the Kindle, the iPad, Adobe Digital Editions and more.
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – P. 84
Five Things I Think I Think about the iPad by Greg Tananbaum — The iPad surpassed one million units sold in just 74 days but what exactly does it mean, particularly for the scholarly communication space? Greg offers five educated guesses.
Future Conference Dates – P. 12
Charleston Conference 2010
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.