v23 #6 Table of Contents

by | Feb 13, 2012 | 1 comment

Download Full Print Issue

December 2011 – January 2012
© Katina Strauch


Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6


Trends in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Information Provision
Guest Editor, Ramune Kubilius

Trends in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Information Provision – p. 1
by Ramune KubiliusRamune and her colleagues  have done an excellent job of catching  us up on the successes, issues, trends, challenges and opportunities for information provision in the health sciences and biomedical arenas.

The National Library of Medicine: 175 Years of Information Innovation – p. 16
by Maria E. Collins, Martha R. Fishel and John DoyleNLM is 175 years old and looks forward to another 175 years of innovation.

Immersed in Patient Care: Mission Critical Decisions for Hospital Libraries – p. 22
by Patricia A. HammondPatricia illustrates how collection development for the individual hospital library has changed in the networked, larger multi-facility health care environment.

Assembling the Orchestra: The Role of Librarians in an e-Science Environment – p. 26
by Sally A. Goree-Science is an orchestra made up of researchers, computer scientists, librarians and publishers who have new music to learn or instruments to play.

Medical Education and Mobile Technology: The Next  100 Years – p. 32
by Stephanie C. KernsIn 1910 the Flexner Report called for sweeping reform in medical education. We started to see the same  reform in 2010. In the clinical realm, mobility is key.

Mutual Advocacy: Developing Shared Outreach Programs with Institutional Partners – p. 36
by Heather J. Stecklein and M. Nathalie WheatonThe Rush University Medical Center Archives has capitalized on existing outreach initiatives to bring its collections to a broader base.

eBook Access via a Library-Developed Full-Text Search Tool: A Five-year Reflection – p. 42
by Leslie Czechowski and Nancy TanneryEarly in 2005, the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh introduced a federated search tool for their collection of over 2,500 eBooks.

Op Ed — Opinions and Editorials 46
The Death of the Bookless Library by S. David MashDavid has some interesting airport observations.


Springer – Thijs Willems, Wouter van der Velde, and Jennifer Kemp – p. 47

Knut Dorn – p. 50

Alison Mudditt – p. 54


Maria E. Collins – p. 16

Martha R. Fishel – p. 18

John Doyle – p. 20

Patricia A. Hammond – p. 24

Sally A. Gore – p.  28

Stephanie Kerns – p. 34

M. Nathalie Wheaton – p. 38

Heather Stecklein – p. 40

Leslie Czechowski – p. 44

Nancy Tannery – p. 44

Publisher Profile – Springer – p. 48

Publisher Profile – UC Press – p. 55

Alison Mudditt – p. 56


Book Reviews – p. 57
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about Gen X librarians in a guest edited review by Joey van Arnhem.

From the Reference Desk – p. 58
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Encyclopedia of Social Networks, and Encyclopedia of South Africa are just some of the titles reviewed this month.


Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery

Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 60
Flunking the Incredibly Low Feist Test by Bruce StrauchCharles Syrus v. Clay Bennett; Oklahoma City Thunder.

Questions and Answers – p. 61
Copyright Column by Laura GasawayCan a library digitize print copies of the institution’s student theses or graduate student essays?  Lolly tells us in this issue.


Biz of Acq – p. 62
Serials Departments Aren’t What They Used to Be: Providing Public Service to Users from Behind the Scenes by Denise M. BranchThis is about how the Serials Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University handles the shift from print to electronic and responds to its end users.

Booklover – p. 64
Politics and Religion by Donna Jacobs — This is about Octavio Paz, the Mexican writer.

@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 65
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis BrunningDennis takes us through some of what’s been happening around us.

Papa Abel Remembers – p. 67
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 17: The Theater of Bibliographic Control by Richard Abel — And the saga continues…

And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of Meetings — The Radically Different Future of Collection Development by Judy Luther, and the final installment of reports from the 30th Charleston Conference.


Something To Think About – p. 6
The Cultural Standard by Mary E. (Tinker) MasseyTinker says that we have no idea how important we are to the quality of our culture.

Little Red Herrings – p. 10
Occupy Wall Street by Mark Herring — As always, Mark has been doing a lot of thinking!

Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do Anthony Trollope and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?

Collecting to the Core – p. 78
Financial Crisis by Peter Z. McKay — This one discusses some of the fundamental works covering modern financial crises, from nineteenth-century Lombard Street to twenty-first century Wall Street.

Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p.  80
FOTB Tallassee by Bob NardiniBob attended the Future of the Book in Tallahassee, Florida and he says, “if it comes to the future of the book, we can all have one.”


Books Read by Apprentices – p.  82
by Rita Ricketts — These historical figures came to libraries and bookstores for the love of books.



Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“Cable’s in Deep Trouble.” by Michael P. Pelikan — Are literacy’s prospects dismaying?  Are “streaming books” the next new new thing?

I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 86
Train LIVE with Anne Kenney and Kevin Guthrie by Greg Tananbaum — Greg summarizes one of the most lively and interesting discussions during the 2011 Charleston Conference.



Future Conference Dates – p. 12
Want dates?  We have them.  Future Charleston Conference dates through 2015 can be found here!

Curating Collective Collections – p. 76
Prospectus for a New ATG Column by Sam DemasWe would appreciate your responses to Sam’s suggestion!


1 Comment

  1. Mia Massicotte

    What is Against the Grain’s policy regarding open access and self-archiving in institutional policies? Your publication is not listed in Sherpa Romeo.

    Please clarify!

    Many thanks.

Submit a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


ATG News & Announcements – 1/15/21

ATG News & Announcements - 1/15/21 MSU Libraries Join Other Big Ten Libraries to Create Collection Available to All Big Ten University Faculty, Staff, and Students ARL Communications Day in Review notes that "in a historic and unprecedented maneuver for a group of...

ATG News & Announcements – 1/15/21

ATG News & Announcements - 1/15/21 MSU Libraries Join Other Big Ten Libraries to Create Collection Available to All Big Ten University Faculty, Staff, and Students ARL Communications Day in Review notes that "in a historic and unprecedented maneuver for a group of...

ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup

ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup You can be forgiven if you think that the Pythagorean Cup is an ingenious geometric theorem. But of course you'd be wrong. It is actually a clever practical joke that amused the ancient Greeks - at least according to this post in...

ATG News & Announcements 1/13/21

ATG News & Announcements 1/13/21 Ithaka S+R: “Data Repository Platforms: A Primer” According to infoDOCKET, Ithaka S+R reports that they "decided to conduct exploratory, high-level research on a number of data repositories, primarily to inform our own data deposit...

Call for Article Proposals: the state of ebooks

Against the Grain is seeking article proposals for an issue on the state of ebooks -- acquisition and the user experience -- in academic libraries. Has there been progress in the way we purchase ebooks and the way users engage with them in the past 10 years? Has...


Share This