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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Content for Courses: Welcome to our Special Issue! — Guest Editor, Heather Staines
Content for Courses: Welcome to our Special Issue! – p. 1
by Heather Staines — With new and varying types of content, librarians have a wider role than ever before.
Why Should Librarians Be Involved in Facilitating Access to Content Needed for Courses? – p. 12
by Jessica Clemons and Roger C. Schonfeld — Fewer library leaders nationally are focusing on research support, and more would like to focus on contributing to student success.
Momentum Building: Progress Towards a National OER Movement – p. 14
by Nicole Allen, Steven J. Bell, and Marilyn Billings — Publishing options and data sharing, educators are slowly gaining awareness of OER as learning materials.
High Textbook Costs: The Battle Continues – p. 18
by Christa Bailey and Ann Agee — Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) is an initiative that reduces the cost of a college education by promoting low-cost classroom materials.
TextSelect Revisited: The Evolution and Success of the Textbook Reserves Program at George Mason University – p. 20
by Jessica Bowdoin and Madeline Kelly — Under the current TextSelect program, George Mason Libraries provide (via physical reserves) one copy of every required textbook over $50 for general education courses.
Textbook Affordability: An Update – p. 22
by Monica Metz-Wiseman — The Textbook Affordability Project (TAP) at USF is the umbrella for any initiative that supports textbook affordability on behalf of students.
Collaboration Is Key to Innovative Textbook Affordability Solutions – p. 24
by Robert A. Walton — As the challenges of higher education continue to grow in scope and sophistication, institutions that have a strong culture of collaboration among functional areas will be the ones that thrive.
Two Views on E-Reserves – p. 28
Current Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Electronic Reserves Services at Santa Clara University by Elizabeth McKeigue — The SCU Library has been conducting a comprehensive review of its course reserves services.
SIPX Electronic Reserves at Pepperdine University by Sally Bryant and Gan (Grace) Ye — This discusses some of the issues with the implementation of SIPX at Pepperdine University.
Media in the Classroom – p. 32
Connecting, Collaborating, Creating by Lori Widzinski — This group of discussions underlines the way that library content provision goes way beyond books or journals.
Northeastern University Libraries’ Digital Media Commons Delivers Creative and Curricular Services to All by Debra Mandel — The DMC Studios is a suite of recording studios designed to produce videos, record music, podcasts and learning objects.
Bridging the Analog to the Digital: The University of Washington’s “mediArcade” by Andrew Weaver — The means for integration of physical materials in digital instruction is opening up a wealth of materials for creative and scholarly interaction.
Toward a New Vision for Media Literacy Instruction by Andrew Horbal — This is about a relatively new format – the video essay.
Multimedia Creation in the Small Campus Library – p. 35
by Alyson Gamble — This is a case study of the use of videos in the flipped classroom.
Does There Need to be a Distinction between “Content for Courses” and “Content for Libraries”? – p. 36
by Liz Mason — There is work to be done to foster more collaboration and communication between librarians and faculty.
The Affordable Textbook Revolution – p. 38
by Robert W. Boissy — The era has now arrived when publishers should spend some of their marketing money and time on promoting what has already been bought. Hear hear!
Dispatches from the Digital Front: Student Attitudes, Digital Content, and Lessons Learned – p. 40
by William Chesser — What is the challenge holding back digital adoption?
From Alexander Street to the Classroom – p. 42
by Bennett Graff — Semantic indexing and discipline level customization have had a positive impact on the use of video materials for teaching and learning.
Op Ed – p. 60
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation “Giving the People what they Want” by Michael Pelikan — See what works, and make your product like that.
Back Talk – p. 110
A Gooey Petri Dish by Ann Okerson — There are many balls in the air and we need to pay attention to them all!
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
ProQuest’s 2016 Global Student and Researcher eBook Survey – p. 73
by Allen McKiel — Over 2,000 students and researchers from over 600 colleges and universities took the survey. This article compares responses from three global student surveys conducted by ebrary.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Howard N. Lesser – p. 62
Founder and CEO, Midwest Library Service
Ruggero Gramatica – p. 64
Founder and CEO, Yewno, Inc.
Profiles Encouraged – p. 104
A Brand New Section in ATG — Profiles for 21 authors featured in this issue and one company profile (Midwest Library Service, p.63).
Book Reviews – p. 44
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — This issue is filled with more reviews than ever before.
Oregon Trails – p. 51
Book Collecting for Fun, not Profit by Thomas W. Leonhardt — Tom says this is about book collections and not collecting books.
Booklover – p. 52
Journey by Donna Jacobs — Donna journeyed to the library and checked out a book.
Collecting to the Core – p. 54
Commodity and Alcohol Studies in World History by David M. Fahey — Books we need to keep in our collections.
From the Reference Desk – p. 58
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom has lots of reviews too. Topics include economics and society, graphic novels (fiction and non-fiction), and psychology and behavioral health. Don’t miss his extra servings!
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 67
The Dreadful Jumble of Acts by Bruce Strauch — Guino vs. Renoir (and a slew of others). This one talks about sculptures.
Questions and Answers – p. 67
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Many relevant questions and answers such as, why is the GSU case appealed?
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do Yeats and The Citadel have in common? Read it here!
Random Ramblings – p. 69
The Out-of-Print Book Market: Some Personal Perspectives by Bob Holley — The out-of-print book market has declined in volume and revenue over the last decade.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 71
Publisher Ownership and Share Prices by Myer Kutz — Do you know where your stocks or mutual funds are today?
To Blog or Not To Blog – p. 72
Why Scholars Blog by Pat Sabosik — Scholarly blogs, once considered ephemeral, are now becoming part of the scholarly record and are an important component of a scholar’s work.
Little Red Herrings – p. 94
#LIAL16 by Mark Y. Herring — For the last sixteen years, the Harvard School of Education has been running this five-day program for librarians (and deans, and provosts, and presidents, etc.), to help them come to grips with the meaning of leadership in all its various modalities.
Sprint Beyond the Book – p. 96
A Collaborative Publishing Experiment by Donald T. Hawkins — Don interviewed Ruth Wylie after the 2016 SSP conference.
Charleston Comings and Goings – p. 103
News and Announcements for the Charleston Library Conference by Leah Hinds — Keeping you updated on the 36th Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
And They Were There – p. 77
Reports of Meetings — The last batch of reports from the 2015 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her reporters is here.
Let’s Get Technical – p. 82
Moving Books Off-site Based on Circulation and Publication Dates by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — How did patrons react to this decision?
Media-Centered – p. 84
Charleston Bound! by Winifred Fordham Metz — Winifred is super excited to be attending her first Charleston Conference ever!
Wandering the Web – p. 86
Libraries Gardening with Kids? A Growing Trend Compiled by Dr. Jeanine Huss and Ms. Roxanne Myers Spencer — Did you know that public and school library gardens are a growing movement?
Curating Collective Collections – p. 88
Protecting the Scholarly Record: Shared Print at Scale by Susan Stearns and Anna Perricci with thanks to Sara Amato and Matthew Revitt — EAST is a good example of trends in shared print agreements that propel libraries toward a national-level of policy and governance.
Being Earnest with Collections – p. 92
Let’s Get In Formation: Standardized Data Review for eResource Management by Kelli Getz and Lindsay Cronk — Exploring the early stages of establishing a systematic way to measure the impact of existing e-resources.
Biz of Acq – p. 98
Toward Data-Informed Collection Decisions: 4+ Years of PDA Insights at Winthrop by Antje Mays — This article (the first in a series of three) shares broad print and eBook usage and expenditure findings.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 102
Learning How to Embrace the Concept of “Change” by Michael Gruenberg — Michael was chosen to be a judge for SIIA 2016 CODiE Awards in the new sales management technologies category. He was impressed by the wisdom and professionalism of the people and products he saw. These were change agents themselves.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 72
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — As always, Dennis talks about many things – usage data, Bookbub, the Zeitgeist.
Decoder Ring – p. 80
ALA Takeaways and Fall Follow-Ups by Jerry Spiller — Jerry focuses on a treasure trove from Image Comics.