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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
Legal Issues in Information Sharing in the Era of Sci-Hub — Guest Editor, Will Cross
Legal Issues in Information Sharing in the Era of Sci-Hub – p. 1
by Will Cross — Publishers, librarians, and scholars today have important questions to answer about applying old laws to new methods of sharing information.
Global Education, Global Challenges: Licensing for the New American University – p. 12
by Anali Perry — Even when the shared goal is clear, institutions must answer questions about the law, even when the law does not keep pace.
Contradictory or Complimentary? Copyright Law & the Americans with Disabilities Act – p. 14
by Carla S. Myers — Myers provides a guided tour through the complex issues and reminds us that copyright is in much greater harmony with accessibility than some may fear.
Grey Literature, Experimental Works, and Shifting Roles: Case Studies, Opportunities, and Legal Challenges around Students as Producers – p. 18
by Mira Waller — See the boundaries of what we consider as scholarship, how do we evaluate work done in higher education and what should the library relationship with new formats in the scholarly communication ecosystem.
Community-Led Teaching and Learning: Designing an Open Educational Resource for Scholarly Communication and Legal Issues – p. 23
by Josh Bolick, Maria Bonn, and Will Cross — This project leverages the collaborative and iterative potential of OER to develop resources for an explicitly open licensing model.
Liaisonship, the Law, & Libraries: Supporting Content Mining Research – p. 26
by Darby Orcutt — Darby describes a partnership with Gale Cengage for text and data mining rights.
Op Ed — Random Ramblings – p. 44
Sleeping Beauties, Flash-in-the-pan, Troglodytes, and Lasting Beauties: Categorizing Scholarly Communication by Bob Holley — Bob takes a broad view of library literature to these four categories in scholarly communication.
Back Talk – p. 78
Amazon by Jim O’Donnell — Jim paid a visit to an Amazon brick and mortar store in Chicago. Jim will tell us more in Charleston. Meanwhile he asks us what we are doing to assure the future of the printed book.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Keith Webster and Daniel Hook – p. 39
K. Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon
D. Hook, Managing Director, Digital Science
Profiles Encouraged – p. 74
In this issue we have included profiles for nine people, one company, and one library. Are you reading our new profiles encouraged section?
Booklover – p. 27
Theater by Donna Jacobs — This time Donna has ventured into a Samuel Beckett Spoleto play and Thomas Mann’s book.
Wryly Noted – p. 28
Books About Books by John Riley — John gives us a fascinating look at printing history. Kudos to HarperCollins and the Romneys.
Book Reviews – p. 30
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — In this issue books reviewed include The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change; Effective Difficult Conversations: A Step-by-Step Guide; and more.
From the Reference Desk – p. 34
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling; The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance; Critical Survey of American Literature; and more.. And don’t miss Tom’s “extra servings!”
Collecting to the Core – p. 36
Native American Activism by J. Wendel Cox — Books we need to keep in our collections. The works discussed here are complex, sophisticated, and thoughtful scholarly treatments.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 41
Nominative Fair Use by Bruce Strauch by Bruce Strauch — New Kids on the Block v. News Am. Pub., Inc., 971 F.2d 302 (9th Cir. 1992).
Questions and Answers – p. 41
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Learn more about the Sci-Hub lawsuits and the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — Want to go on a bookstore blind date? Or learn more about cookbooks?
Stop, Look, Listen – p. 49
Misleading Perceptions of the Open Access Book Market by Dr. Sven Fund — In times when library budgets are being organized away from traditional collection building and toward supporting open access, prejudice and analytical mistakes can become self-fulfilling prophecies and lead to misallocations of funding.
Little Red Herrings – p. 52
Can a Leopard Change its Spots? by Mark Y. Herring — This one’s about what Mark thinks of the sale of bepress to Elsevier.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 57
Why They Write by Myer Kutz — Myer asked some of the contributors to his handbooks why they took the time to write given that there was little monetary compensation.
And They Were There – p. 59
Reports of Meetings — VRA by Claire-Lise Benaud, ALA Annual by Lynda Kellam, and another batch of reports from the 2016 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her team of reporters.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 69
The 2017 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference by Donald T. Hawkins — Don went to Texas in April, and in this issue he shares with us all the details and exciting news he gathered while at ER&L.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Biz of Acq – p. 45
Going Green at a Library Near You: Transitioning from Print to Electronic Resources at the University of Baltimore Law Library by Mary Elizabeth Murtha — Modern library spaces should be designed for users rather than books.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 48
Any Questions? by Michael Gruenberg — How does one avoid participating in a meeting that is a monumental waste of time?
Being Earnest with Collections – p. 50
Known Unknowns: A Humanities Collection Gap-Analysis Project by Alice L. Daugherty — Alice joined the University of Alabama and helped spearhead a project to explore ways to address gaps in the humanities collection because of a fluctuating materials budget.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 53
Tracking E-journal Perpetual Rights: A Discussion Among Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians by Carol Seiler — A recap of the ER&L session titled “Tracking E-journal Perpetual Rights: A Discussion Among Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians.”
Blurring Lines – p. 56
When all the Lines Blur … the Patron, Publisher and Librarian will All Win by David Parker — David shares his vision of the future with us.
Let’s Get Technical – p. 66
Migrating to Alma Acquisitions: One Library’s Experience by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — Rob Tench, Acquisitions and Preservation Services Librarian at Old Dominion University, describes how his library migrated to Alma.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
To Blog or Not To Blog – p. 38
Academic Blogging by Pat Sabosik — Scholarly blogging is becoming important in its own right as a continuation of published research. Pat looks at some active scholarly bloggers and discovers why they blog and what about.
Pelikan’s Disambiguation – p. 67
Digital Verisimilitude by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael says that it’s hard to find a technology in use today that does not rely on making us overlook the fact that the underlying medium is digital not analog.
Future Conference Dates – p. 10
Future Charleston Conference dates through 2019 can be found here!
Charleston Comings and Goings – p. 77
News and Announcements for the Charleston Library Conference by Leah Hinds — Keeping you updated on the 37th Annual Charleston Conference.