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v23 #4 Table of Contents

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Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6


Preservation’s Role in the Transition from Print to E-Resource Collections
Guest Editor, Patrick L. Carr

Preservation’s Role in the Transition from Print to E-Resource Collections – p. 1
by Patrick L. Carr — These six articles represent a cross-section of communities with a stake in the evolving role of preservation in libraries.

What Do We Keep and Who Decides? Nicholson Baker’s “Double Fold” Ten Years Later – p. 16
by T. Scott Plutchak — Although we have tremendous opportunities to preserve more content than ever before, the risks of losing more than history can bear are just as great.

Fine and Private Places: An English Profesor’s Perspective on Evolving Library Collections – p. 20
by Thomas HerronThis English professor points to the problems with the electronic environment and calls for us to enjoy our hard copy books.  Hear!  Hear!

Trusting Digital Preservation for Print Collection Management, or How Librarians Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the “E” – p. 24
by Wm. Joseph Thomas — This article, among other things, is a call for librarians  to develop formal collection management strategies which address pressures to give up stack space for user-preferred electronic material.

Mortgaging Our Future on Ownership, or, the Pleasure of Renting – p. 28
by Steve R. Harris — We need to unchain ourselves from a small owned collection and think of the library as a workshop where the work changes from one moment to the next.

eBooks: The Preservation Challenge – p. 32
by Amy Kirchhoff — To preserve access to eBooks, the intellectual content of the book must be unpacked from its reliance on particular hardware or software.

Digital Archiving Challenges and Solutions: A Personal Perspective – p. 36
by Robert W. Boissy — There appear to be enough efforts underway that the preservation question is answered.

Op EdOpinions and Editorials – p. 42
The Only (VHS) Game in Town by Jared Alexander SeayJared ruminates on the VHS/DVD revolution.  And what will be next for us intrepid librarians?

Back Talk – p. 86
Virtual and Real Reference by Tony Ferguson — When the Google box fails, it’s important to talk to a real live reference librarian.


Sam Brooks – p. 44
EBSCO Publishing

Randy Petway – p. 48
Publishing Technology

Corey Williams – p. 52
ALA Washington, DC Office


T. Scott Plutchak – p. 18
Wm. Joseph Thomas – p. 26
Steven R. Harris – p. 30
Robert W. Boissy – p. 38
Phoebe Ayers – p. 40
Sam Brooks – p. 46
Randy Petway – p. 50
Corey Williams – p. 53

Publisher Profile – p. 69
Publishing Technology


From the Reference Desk – p. 53
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson World History Encyclopedia, Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the U.S., and Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation are just some of the books reviewed this time.

Book Reviews – p. 56
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about ILL, open access, and the frontier of librarianship.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 59
Situs of Injury for Intellectual Property Infringement – Who the Heck Knows by Bruce Strauch — Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha

Questions and Answers – p. 60
Copyright Column by Laura GasawayLolly tackles the recent MIT/JSTOR issue when an individual obtained illegal access to 4.8 million articles of the database.


Biz of Acq – p. 61
Millions from eBooks! by Michael Zeoli — This column describes several of the many complicated issues that members of the scholarly ecosystem are grappling with.

Biz of Acq – p. 62
Am I Still Selecting? by Keith Cochran — We do still need approval plans in some areas even if we have to cut them back for budgetary reasons.

Booklover – p. 64
Road Trip by Donna Jacobs — This one’s about Sinclair Lewis’ Free Air.

Papa Abel Remembers – p. 65
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 15: Competition! by Richard Abel — The continuing saga of the development of the Richard Abel Co.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 67
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningBorders, Amazon, Google. iPhones, and then some are discussed here.

And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of Meetings — ALA Annual Reports from Lynda M. Kellam, and more from the 30th Charleston Conference.


Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch What do Agatha Christie and Henry David Thoreau have in common?

Notes from Mosier – p. 14
Of Buckeyes, the Y-Bridge, and Wrestling with Hogs: Some Thoughts on Library Innovation by Scott A. SmithScott plans to begin looking at how libraries are dealing with innovation.

Something To Think About – p. 40
Doubling Up by Mary E. (Tinker) MasseySending staff to conferences, training workshops and virtual sessions to update their credentials is essential.

Collecting to the Core – p. 76
Visual Arts by Edward H. Teague — Disciplinary trends may shift but some classics never go out of style.

Library Perspective, Vendor Response – p. 79
by Robin Champieux and Steven CarricoRobin and Steve chat about the Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors that was officially released this Spring.

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 78
Cycling Through by Bob NardiniBob relates his recent visit to England and the “concentrated dosage of change” at UK universities not unlike what libraries are experiencing in the U.S.


Tales Out of School – p. 80
by Rita Ricketts — Rita digs deeper in the Merton College Blackwell Archive.


Standards Column – p. 8
Social Reading and the Problems of eBook Annotation and Referencing by Todd Carpenter — NISO is partnering with the Internet Archive and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, they will be able to develop a common system for text location and sharing of annotations.

Wandering on the Web – p. 83
Subcultures: Ghost Hunting: A Passion for the Paranormal by Jack and Lesley MontgomeryThirty-four percent of Americans believe in ghosts?  Are you one of them?


Occasional Thoughts From the Road – p. 10
Why I Do What I Do by Bob Schatz — An experience Bob had at the recent ACRL.

Future Conference Dates – p. 14
Want dates?  We have them.  Future Charleston Conference dates through 2014 can be found here!


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