ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
The Evolving Role of the Library in Supporting a Changing Research Landscape — Guest Editor, Karen Phillips
The Evolving Role of the Library in Supporting a Changing Research Landscape – p. 1
by Karen Phillips — This issue highlights some of the diverse ways that academic librarians support the research endeavors of researchers in their institutions.
How Research Libraries Support the Research Process: From Idea To Publishing – p. 12
by Anne Langley — Librarians now support faculty and post-graduate researchers throughout multiple stages of the research process, and thus researcher interaction with the library has increased.
Expert, Guide, Cheerleader, Coach, Fake News Combatant: The Many Hats of Academic Research Librarians in Supporting Students – p. 14
by Roz Tedford — Students come to college with varying degrees of research experience behind them. But research librarians at all levels are nothing if not flexible.
Faculty & Student Perspectives on the Role of the Library – p. 18
by Diane Hirshberg and Iain Miller — These are perspectives from a university professor and a recent university graduate on the library role in teaching and research.
A Librarian’s Journey to Becoming a Researcher-Practitioner – p. 22
by Frans Albarillo — As a librarian, Frans helps patrons navigate knowledge across a number of academic disciplines and says there is no other job quite like it in the academy.
Primary Sources as a Vital Part of An Academic Library Collection: The University of Denver Experience – p. 26
by Michael Levine-Clark — At the University of Denver, we have invested heavily in digital primary source collections from a range of vendors, and our reference librarians have worked closely with our special collections librarians to integrate print and digital primary sources into a variety of humanities and social science courses.
Data Management and Preservation of Digital Research Data – p. 30
by Sayeed Choudhury — How can libraries evolve data management services to support the changing needs of researchers? Linked data graphs and moving data closer to the active phase of research are two approaches.
Q&A with Dr. Arthur Lupia on the State of Openness and Transparency in Science – p. 36
by Eric Moran — What gave rise to the current call for better sharing of research data and methods?
Op Ed – p. 68
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation — Encoding, Reproduction, and Fidelity by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael was recently struck by the value of the printed medium.
Back Talk – p. 102
Come Flash With Me! (at IFLA 2017) by Ann Okerson — Libraries and IFLA’s annual World Library and Information Congress!
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Ann Michael – p. 40
President and Founder, Delta Think
Profiles Encouraged – p. 96
In this issue we have included profiles for nine people, two companies, and four libraries.
Wryly Noted – p. 44
Books About Books by John Riley — A look inside Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created.
Booklover – p. 46
Deciphering and Archiving History by Donna Jacobs — This one’s about Roger Martin du Gard.
Oregon Trails – p. 48
Jack Walsdorf: Bookman Nonpareil by Thomas W. Leonhardt — A wonderful remembrance of Jack.
From the Reference Desk – p. 50
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews Great Events From History: African-American History; Historical Dictionary of Popular Music; and more!
Collecting to the Core – p. 51
Chemical Safety in the Academic Lab by Jeremy R. Garritano — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Book Reviews – p. 56
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — In this issue books reviewed include Digital Curation; 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits; plus more.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note — Copyright – p. 70
Guesstimating Lost Sales by Bruce Strauch — United States Naval Institute v. Charter Communications, Inc. and Berkley Publishing Group.
Questions and Answers – p. 70
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Many relevant questions and answers. Read about the consequences for a person found with illegally reproduced music, movies, etc.
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do fake art and food have in common? Read about it here!
Notes From Mosier – p. 62
Thoughts on the Past, the Present, and the Future… by Scott Alan Smith — Scott discusses how libraries and vending have changed during his career and he does not want to speculate about the future.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 66
Book Proposals by Myer Kutz — A look at book proposals and how they should stack up with the competition. Still, the wizard behind the door is the boss or editorial board that can say yes or no.
Little Red Herrings – p. 67
Peering into Peer Review by Mark Y. Herring — Peer review is fallible. When people are involved despite their best intentions, the train of good reason may go off the rails.
And They Were There – p. 86
Reports of Meetings — Another batch of reports from the 2016 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her team of reporters can be found here.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 92
Striking A Balance: The 39th SSP Annual Meeting by Donald T. Hawkins — Don was in Boston for SSP. Read his takeaways from the meeting here.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Being Earnest with Collections – p. 72
If I Had a Nickel for Every Time I’m Asked for a Bookmark, I’d be Rich by Jennifer Albers-Smith — Can education about digital marketing help librarians use their (usually limited) marketing resources to reach a wider audience which doesn’t already frequent their library?
Biz of Acq – p. 74
Print Journals at a Regional University Library by Joe Badics — Budget and staffing for print resources is diminishing in favor of online and virtual resources. In informal chats with colleagues, Joe says that none of the libraries have stopped receiving print, it is here for the forseeable future but in much smaller quantities.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 75
Donations to Libraries: An Ancient Problem Prefiguring Today’s Access to Electronic Resources? by Caroline J. Campbell and Lindsay Wertman — Is the problem of donations becoming a central issue? Does an acquisitions strategy need to be developed for donations?
Let’s Get Technical – p. 78
One Library’s Collaborative Approach to Simplifying the Ordering Process with Spreadsheets by Susan J. Martin and Christie Thomas — Susan and Christie describe how they handled a backlog of orders for foreign language titles.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
To Blog or Not To Blog – p. 38
Blogs & Research by Pat Sabosik — These three examples of scholarly blogs extending research are accessible to a wider audience and play a significant communications role.
Future Through the Past – p. 77
QEP Impact & Conclusion by Donald Beagle — Can any single factor in our QEP be identified as being primarily responsible for freshman to senior SAILS test scores from peer colleges and from all institutions?
Wandering the Web – p. 81
YOGA Websites Webliography by Dr. Lucretia T. Dye and Roxanne Myers Spencer — Did you know that Yoga has become a program offering at many libraries?
Library Analytics: Shaping the Future – p. 84
The Future of Libraries is Analytics by John McDonald and Kathleen McEvoy — Analytics will have a huge impact on the future of libraries and the data is there to illustrate the impact that libraries can have on student outcomes and faculty research.