v.25 #1 February 2013 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
ASA Annual Conference 2012: Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Invent It
Guest Editor, Nawin Gupta
ASA Annual Conference 2012: Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Invent It – p. 1
by Nawin Gupta — These papers are about facilitating the transfer of knowledge to a growing global audience.
Context First: A Unified Theory of Publishing – p. 16
by Brian F. O’Leary — Brian contends that with the current container-first workflow hierarchy we are ignoring the importance of context.
From Discovery to Delivery: Publishing Opportunities on the Semantic Web – p. 20
by Daniel Mayer — Semantic technologies are now being applied to the publishing ecosystem.
Spaces and Clouds: The Library as Destination and Launch Pad – p. 24
by Chris Banks — This article considers both the physical and the online spaces that comprise the library and study environment for many of today’s students.
The Role of the Modern Intermediary and What Constitutes Value in the Library of 2012 – p. 27
by Jill Emery — Jill sees clear skies ahead for the modern intermediary in the electronic environment.
Thriving in Chaos: Intermediaries Delivering Value in a Changing Landscape – p. 30
by Ann Lawson — As the supply chain evolves, the changing needs drive intermediaries to redesign their activities and deliver greater value.
Adding Value to Publishers’ Business – p. 32
by Pinar Erzin — Pinar has some ideas about adding value.
Op Ed – p. 34
Random Ramblings: Is a Theory of Collection Development Possible? by Bob Holley — Bob opines that the role of the collection development specialist has been radically diminished and wonders where Ross Atkinson is when we most need him.
Back Talk – p. 86
Library Dreams by Tony Ferguson — Tony talks about MLK and library dreams for society.
Charleston Conference 2013 – p. 8
Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition — Call for Papers, Ideas, Preconferences, Speakers, etc.
Future Conference Dates – p. 10
Future dates for Charleston Conferences through 2015 can be found here!
ATG SPECIAL REPORTS
Dr. Paul H. Spence: Librarian, Teacher, and Leader – p. 36
by Irina Stanishevskaya and Christy Hogan — Approaching his 90th birthday Dr. Spence is most proud of the library collection he helped build at UAB.
TOC – The Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, November 7, 2012 in Charleston, SC – p. 38
by Tom Gilson — Tom attended TOC in Charleston in November and here is his report.
SWETS North America Scholarship Essay – 2012 Charleston Conference – p. 40
by Hilary M. Davis — Hilary won a scholarship to the Charleston Conference with this essay.
Zac Rolnik – p. 42
Publisher, now publishers
Mitchell Davis – p. 48
Chief Business Officer, BiblioLabs
Samantha Burridge – p. 51
Managing Director, Palgrave Macmillan
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 75
An Interview with Bill Park, CEO Deep Dyve by Greg Tananbaum
Brian F. O’Leary – p. 18
Daniel Mayer – p. 22
Chris Banks – p. 24
Jill Emery – p. 28
Ann Lawson – p. 31
Pinar Erzin – p. 33
Hilary Davis – p. 39
Zac Rolnik – p. 43
Mitchell Davis – p. 49
Samantha Burridge – p. 52
Dean Sanderson – p. 70
Cheryl E. Highsmith – p. 85
now publishers – p. 46
BiblioLabs – p. 50
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. – p. 53
From the Reference Desk – p. 52
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews The Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide, and The African American Electorate: a Statistical History and more!
Book Reviews – p. 55
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about management tips for libraries.
Climbing the Digital Everest: The Journey to Digitize the Nineteenth Century – p. 55
by Ray Abruzzi — After ECCO there was NCCO.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 57
Libraries Reverse Course on Need for Legislative Reform — Bill says it seems likely that the Copyright Office will take a wait and see attitude.
Questions and Answers – p. 57
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — One of the questions Lolly tackles this time is about libraries’ likelihood of being sued.
And They Were There – p. 59
Reports of Meetings — The first batch of reports from the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference.
Biz of Acq – p. 65
PDA, Circulation, and Over-Budget Requests: Harnessing Data to Inform Library Strategies by Antje Mays — An interesting analysis of some PDA or DDA data at Winthrop University.
From A University Press – p. 69
Ball of Confusion by Leila W. Salisbury — Interesting that publishers are just as confused by pricing models as we librarians are!
Temple of the Muses – p. 71
by Rita Ricketts — Rita takes us inside the Gaffer’s Room.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do mobile phones and vengeful women have in common? Read about it here!
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 74
Different by Bob Nardini — Bob has been visiting Scotland – St. Andrews and Glasgow in particular. He says that libraries are different, believe them.
Oregon Trails – p. 76
Books & Book Collecting: A Personal View by Tom Leonhardt — Retired and happy, Tom is still book-collecting.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 78
Learning from Collection Management Kerfuffles by Sam Demas — Sam has been talking with scholars and librarians about redefining the library in the 21st century.
Little Red Herrings – p. 80
File Not Really Found by Mark Herring — Mark has been searching the Internet; guess what he didn’t find?
Booklover – p. 81
Mo Yan by Donna Jacobs — Mo Yan means don’t speak but Guan Moye “merges folk tales, history, and the contemporary.”
Collecting to the Core – p. 82
French Dictionaries by Matthew Loving — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 84
E-Resource Usage Statistics: Finding the Right Mix by Cheryl Highsmith — Cheryl advocates usage statistics for the renewal process as well as a genre-specific approach.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
Catching Up by Michael Pelikan — While recuperating from surgery, Michael has plenty to report.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 14
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis is interested this time in mobile technology and the printed book among other things.
Opinions expressed by the authors are their own, and are not necessarily those of the Publisher or editors.
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.