TABLE OF CONTENTS
v.22 #5 November 2010 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Managing Our Collections in a Digital Age
Guest Editor, Roger Schonfeld
Managing Our Collections in a Digital Age – p. 1 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Roger C. Schonfeld — Roger’s objective for this issue is to highlight some key initiatives that collectively provide a broad overview of community directions for print collections management and preservation.
Heading West: Circling the Wagons to Ensure Preservation and Access – p. 18 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Emily Stambaugh — Research libraries are seeking ways to make informed decisions about what to preserve and what to withdraw.
The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) — Challenging Identities, Nurturing Collections and Delivering Service – p. 24 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Frances Boyle — The UKRR is a coordinated, collaborative, systematic approach to collection management for low use print research journals.
A College Library, Its Print Monograph Collection, and the New Information Ecology – p. 28 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Bob Kieft — What is the future of the college library print collection?
Challenges and Opportunities for Federal Depository Libraries in the Digital Age – p. 32 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Judith C. Russell — What implications does the move of federal government documents from print to electronic have for public access without charge?
A Rock and a Hard Place: Print Collections and Faculty Attitudes – p. 36 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Ross Housewright — Important questions must be answered as libraries evaluate the role of print collections in an increasingly digital world.
Op Ed — Little Red Herrings – p. 40 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Hacked Off in the Web by Mark Y. Herring — According to a new report, if you are on the Web at all, you’re not safe from hackers, phishers, and spammers (oh my!).
Back Talk – p. 94 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Reminiscences and Looking Forward by Tony Ferguson — Librarians were all sure that research would grind to a halt if their hallowed catalogs could not be accessed but today’s library is a beehive of IT activity that makes life much easier.
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
How the Emergence of Digital Content is Transforming the Publishing Industry – p. 42
by Delores Meglio — In this rapidly evolving technological world how do publishers stay relevant?
Dave Kochalko – p. 58
ORCID Director; Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Thomson Reuters
Tina Feick – p. 60
Director of Sales and Marketing, HARRASSOWITZ Booksellers & Subscription Agents
Karl Debus-López – p. 38
Tina Feick – p. 60
Dave Kochalko – p. 61
From the Reference Desk – p. 46
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — This month two of Tom’s reviews include the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, and Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East.
Book Reviews – p. 48
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, in a slight change-of-pace, read about a recent fiction title that explores disability rights and the little-known environmental impact of World War II in the Pacific.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 52 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
The Legal Basis for Library Video Surveillance by Bryan Carson — In this issue, Bryan talks about the legal basis for monitoring the library with security cameras.
Questions and Answers – p. 56 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
by Laura Gasaway — Editors of an academic volume that will be published in October 2010 ask why the publisher wants to include in the copyright notice the year 2011 rather than 2010.
Booklover – p. 50
Age of Iron by Donna Jacobs — Donna writes about South Africa, soccer, the World Cup, and J. M. Coetzee’s Age of Iron.
Random Ramblings – p. 64
The Myth of the Unique User by Bob Holley — The library can’t provide services that perfectly match the wants of all users.
Biz of Acq – p. 66
Where’s Web by Aline Soules — This is about deciding whether or not to add free Web resources to the library collection.
Group Therapy – p. 69
Acquiring Self-published Books by Jack Montgomery — Join Jack as he helps a reference librarian who is seeking policies on acquiring self-published books.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 71
At the only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis always takes us on a tour of the new and different.
And They Were There – p. 73
Reports of Meetings — More reports from the 2009 Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Notes from Mosier – p. 10
Back to the Future, Part 1 by Scott A. Smith — How long will the gradual shifting of vendor offerings go on?
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Apple, Amazon, and the French have in common? Read it here.
Something To Think About – p. 63
Libraries are Dangerous Places by Mary (Tinker) Massey — Tinker had an encounter with a Kik-Step.
Library Marketplace – p. 78
Patron Driven Acquisitions from the Point of View of a Traditional Vendor by John D. Riley — John muses on the futures of publishers, vendors, and librarians, but not the patron or the book.
The Grass is Often Greener – p. 80
Newbie by Forrest E. Link — Forrest is learning how to change from being a vendor to a librarian.
Building Library Collections in the 21st Century – p. 80
The Finer Points of Being an Acquisitions Librarian/Library Liaison by Arlene Mooore Sievers-Hill — Arlene has taken over the duties of being a library liaison.
Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 82
by Robin Champieux and Steven Carrico — What is the role of the library for the end user when the library’s original role is no longer required?
Lost in Austin – p. 83
The Last of the Mohicans by Tom Leonhardt — Tom loves books but he says he may not go to a library after he retires.
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 84
Was the CD-ROM DOA? by Jesse Holden — Jesse submits that the CD-ROM distracted us from developing more promising technology.
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 86
That’s Entertainment by Bob Nardini — Expense reports are a fact of business life.
Earthly Paradise – p. 89
by Rita Ricketts — Rita continues her history of the Blackwells.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 14
Blio by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael has a Blio and lets us in on some of its features and the upcoming fireworks among eReaders.
Standards Column – p. 16 FULL TEXT (Subscribers Only)
Is the World Wide Web Dying? And Where Are the Standards for “Apps?” by Todd Carpenter — Todd says we are entering a world where devices, applications, and services are our entry point to content on the Internet.
Wandering on the Web – p. 88
“A-wandering through Children’s and Young Adult Literature Blogs” by Roxanne Spencer — Roxanne says these blogs vary as much in style and content as the genres and subgenres of titles they promote.
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 92
Anything Goes by Greg Tananbaum — Greg has used Cole Porter classics to organize his column this time.