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December 2012 – January 2013 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA
Guest Editor, Jonathan H. Harwell
Peer Reviewed by:
Karen Jensen, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jim Bunnelle, Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College
Going Out on a Limb: Pushing the Boundaries of DDA – p. 1
by Jonathan H. Harwell — Against the Grain published a special issue on this topic in 2011. Where are we now?
Who Chooses Wisely? eBook PDA Purchases: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Selections – p. 14
by Debbi Dinkins — This gives us a look at selection from librarians and teaching faculty perspectives. Which category chooses wisely?
A Study of the Demand-Driven Acquisition of eBook Titles in an Academic Library – p. 20
by Dara Elmore — Is the DDA of eBooks a less costly method, in terms of cost-per-use, than eBook approval plans?
Out of the Shadows: A Public Face for Acquisitions in Academic Libraries – p. 22
by Lindsey Reno — Lindsey suggests incorporating acquisitions into reference interviews and research consultations.
Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Integrating Print Books with eBooks – p. 26
by Andrew Welch and Teri Koch — What is the proper mix of “just-in-time” and “just-in-case” purchasing on monographs?
A Vendor’s Perspective on Consortial PDA – p. 30
by Sarah Forzetting and Erin Gallagher — Is consortial PDA a viable contender in the future of collection development?
Op Ed – p. 34
The Ivory Tower vs. the Dark Side: A Rebuttal to “Joining the Dark Side” by Katy Ginanni — Katy does not think that working for vendors is worthy of the term “dark side.”
Back Talk — Does Santa Like Differential Pricing? – p. 86
by Tony Ferguson — Tony thinks publishers should consider abandoning the old ways.
Lee Dirks: An Appreciation – p. 8
by Clifford Lynch
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Indexing and Indices: An Essential Component of Information Discovery – p. 66
by Donald T. Hawkins
WT Cox History – p. 76
by Candace Mooney
Kristine S. Baker – p. 36
Director of Digital Sales, YBP
Helen Henderson and Hazel Woodward – p. 42
Founding Partners, Information Power Ltd.
Library Marketplace – p. 44
Interview with Norman Desmarais, Professor Emeritus, Providence College by John D. Riley
Michele Casalini – p. 40
Dr. Hazel Woodward – p. 45
Helen Henderson – p. 46
Gracemary Smulewitz – p. 79
Information Power Ltd – p. 44
Casalini Libri – p. 51
Book Reviews – p. 50
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about issues pertaining to eBooks in William Joseph Thomas’ review of Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required 2.
From the Reference Desk – p. 50
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History and there is even more!
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 54
Measure of Damages by Bruce Strauch — Frank Gaylord v. United States
Questions and Answers – p. 55
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — What impact does the HathiTrust decision have on academic libraries? And more!
From the University Presses – p. 56
Open Access Monographs and the Scholarly Communication Ecosystem by Alex Holzman — Alex focuses on the costs of publishing monographs and the “free rider” phenomenon in the world of open access.
From A University Press – p. 58
The Twenty-First Century University Press: Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future by Leila W. Salisbury — Drawing on her panel from the 32nd Charleston Conference, Leila says she is heartened that we all agree that university presses have the enduring mission of producing peer-reviewed high-quality scholarship.
What Was a University Press – p. 58
by Doug Armato — Along with a history of the university press, Doug stressed the growing importance of university presses in the evolving scholarly environment.
Biz of Acq – p. 63
To Check-in or Not to Check-in by Barbara M. Pope — This study explores the prevalence, purpose, and relevance of print serials check-in in libraries worldwide and asks if change is needed.
And They Were There – p. 70
Reports of Meetings — Frankfurt Book Fair, OLAC, and the final reports from the 31st Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Acquisitions Archaeology – p. 8
What Are Our Obligations (These Days)? by Jesse Holden — Jesse poses some key questions about our obligations to each other and to the profession.
Notes from Mosier – p. 10
In the House of Wind and Rain by Scott A. Smith — Langlois is a small town blessed with a good library and a good library director.
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch— What do barbecue and bird-watching have in common? Read about it here!
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 62
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 20: Competition by Richard Abel — And the saga is complete…
Booklover – p. 68
Poland by Donna Jacobs — Donna tells us about five Nobel Laureates from Poland.
Collecting to the Core – p. 78
Manuscripts in Medieval Studies by Dr. Susan Steuer — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 80
Building an Investigative Culture and a Meaningful Tool by Gracemary Smulewitz — Rutgers is currently participating in a beta project of EBSCONET’s Usage Consolidation tool.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 81
Shared Print Collections Reaching Maturity by Sam Demas — This month Sam takes a look at the evolving “big picture” of shared print collections for journals and for books.
Random Ramblings – p. 82
Does the Focus on Banned Books Subtly Undermine Intellectual Freedom? by Bob Holley — Bob shares with us four concerns he has about the focus on banned books.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 84
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis shines his flashlight on Google and some of the sessions in the Charleston Conference.