ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Charting Discovery — Guest Editor, Jesse Holden
Charting Discovery – p. 1
by Jesse Holden — It is clear that those within the information ecosystem are exploring the concept of discovery along many different paths.
Discovery and Mental Models – p. 14
by Scott R. Anderson — Scott makes an effective case for libraries to get from where they are now (generally dissimilar in the virtual space) to a modestly similar virtual presence.
Discovery: It’s About the End User – p. 18
by Sam Brooks — The battle for the attention of end users is not just a library problem, it is a library vendor problem as well.
Beyond the Single Search Box – p. 20
A New Opportunity to Scale Library Services (and promote the value of the library through discovery) by Eddie Neuwirth and Gillian Harrison Cain — Research currently underway has demonstrated a statistically significant relationship across a number of universities between library resource use and student attainment.
Beyond Discovery Tools: The Evolution of Discovery at ECU Libraries – p. 28
by Virginia Bacon and Ginny Boyer — ECU is served by three physically distinct libraries led by two separate administrators. How far towards a combined Web presence can they go?
Op Ed – p. 42
If Filter Failure is the Problem, Then What Is Filter Success? by John Dove — Should “filter literacy” become a standard part of “information literacy”?
Back Talk – p. 78
Libraries, Collateral Damage? by Tony Ferguson — Is the library a platform for scholars, students, cultural enthusiasts and others to advance knowledge? We need to make this a reality.
Dr. Avram Bar-Cohen – p. 32
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland — by John Long
Liz Chapman – p. 34
Director of Library Services, London School of Economics
Leslie Mackenzie – p. 36
Publisher, Grey House Publishing
Peter Binfield – p. 66
Co-Founder & Publisher, PeerJ
ATG Luminaries – p. 38
Todd Carpenter, Rachel Fleming, Jenica Rogers, and Courtney Young Comment On Twitter — A new column edited by Rachel Fleming.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
Content, Services, Solutions and Space, Blurring Lines in the University – p. 40
Implications for Publishers, Aggregators, Technology Companies and Libraries by David Parker — David argues that six major trends in higher education will lead to a growing “blurring of the lines” as to where content is acquired, managed and distributed; and that the IT group and library are likely to become more central in the distribution of learning content.
From the Reference Desk – p. 44
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — In this issue Tom reviews the Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry, and more!
Book Reviews – p. 46
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, immerse yourself in a glorious mountain of library lifehacks.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 47
“So Many eBooks, So Little Time.” Google Books Goes Back to the Drawing Board; Apple Suffers the Water Board Torture by Bill Hannay
Questions and Answers – p. 49
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — One of the questions Lolly tackles this time is about libraries lending materials for exhibit at other institutions.
Biz of Acq – p. 50
A Year of eBook PDA at Eastern Michigan University by Joe Badics — This shares data and lessons from Eastern Michigan University Library’s pilot to receive books from ebrary.
From A University Press – p. 51
What’s the Big Idea? by Leila W. Salisbury — Leila reflects on the AAUP meeting in June and points out that publishers are in the process of rethinking how to engage readers and researchers.
From the University Presses – p. 52
Consorting and Collaborating at the AAUP Meeting by Alex Holzman — Alex urges us all (libraries and university presses) to work together!
Media-Centered – p. 54
Independent & Foreign Feature Films by Winifred Fordham Metz — This is a list to get you started.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 55
Sci-Tech Book Publishing Days by Myer Kutz — An intimate look inside Sci-tech book publishing by a veteran editor and publisher.
Random Ramblings – p. 56
In Defense of Wikipedia and Google: When Scholarly Publications Fall Short by Bob Holley — From a student perspective, library resources are even harder to use than librarians think.
And They Were There – p. 58
Reports of Meetings — In this issue we have reports from ARLIS 2013, WILU 2013, and the fourth installment of reports from the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do artists and librarians have in common? Read about it here!
Booklover – p. 39
Choice by Donna Jacobs — Donna talks about William Faulkner and the short story “That Evening Sun.”
Little Red Herrings – p. 62
Freedom, Freedom, Freeee-dom by Mark Y. Herring — Does information want to be free, and, if it is, what does that mean for libraries?
Collecting to the Core – p. 64
Drama and Theater by Dr. Kornelia Tancheva — Books we need to keep in our collections.
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 66
An Interview with Peter Binfield, Co-Founder & Publisher, PeerJ by Greg Tananbaum
Curating Collective Collections – p. 68
Re-Inventing Shared Print: A Dynamic Service Vision for Shared Print Monographs in a Digital World by Emily Stambaugh — There are significant differences in the use of print and digital monographs perhaps creating a need for an alternative service vision.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 71
Usage Statistics: Do They Drive You…or Do You Drive Them? by Ron Burns — Users can tell us more than simple statistics. Can “unavailable” statistics help?
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 73
Incense by Bob Nardini — What do incense and IT have in common? Sol Young!
Oregon Trails – p. 74
Make Mine Ham-on-Rye! by Thomas W. Leonhardt — Tom had fun eating food and visiting bookshops while in Yorkshire last October.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“The End of the Wax Cylinder as We Know It…” by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael discusses Apple and the ascendancy of Amazon and what this means for the ebb and flow of information.
Changing Library Operations – p. 76
Data Curation by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — Research data curation has become increasingly important as the amount of data produced has increased exponentially.
@Brunning: People & Technology – online
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis talks about encyclopedias, blogs, and Anurag Acharya.
Decoder Ring – online
Digital Comics: Ownership vs Access by Jerry Spiller — A new column in which Jerry will focus on the intersection of libraries and newer digital narrative forms.