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v31#1 February 2019 Table of Contents

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Rumors – p. 1

From Your Editor – p. 6

Letters to the Editor – p. 6

Deadlines – p. 6


How Libraries Can Lead: An Introduction to Affordable Learning for Libraries and Publishers p. 1 by Gwen Evans — This issue presents a variety of perspectives on textbooks and affordable learning.

Passion for Academic Freedom p. 14 by Dan E. Krane — Despite assertions to the contrary, it has been possible to dramatically reduce textbook costs in a relatively short time frame.

Answering the Question of Affordability p. 16 by Bob Butterfield — The bottom line for affordability is that everything is on the table. We are dedicated to continually searching for new ways to keep the cost of curricular content at the lowest possible point.

Ohio: The State of Affordable Learning p. 17 How State Academic Library Consortium OhioLINK Took the Lead, Securing Inclusive Access Price Agreements Directly with Commercial Textbook Publishers by Gwen Evans — OhioLINK recently negotiated statewide pricing agreements with six major textbook publishers and embarked upon an ambitious information campaign centering on the inclusive access, or first day, model of digital textbooks.

Librarians Provide a New Gateway to Savings for Students p. 20 by Jennifer Becker — We conducted a large study that showed that students who had their course materials on the first day of class maintained class averages some 20 points higher than those who bought them two weeks later.

No Limitations on the Use of eBooks: A Bold Move by Springer Nature p. 21 by Wouter van der Velde — Students should be able to download a textbook to their device or print it out to use it for their study, wherever, whenever.

An Idea of Openness p. 22 by Dean John Smith — We believe that what has been called “the low-use monograph” was simply undiscoverable and inaccessible. Open or not, our digital monographs are being used around the world.

A System-wide OER Initiative: The SUNY OER Initiative p. 24 by Mark McBride — The 5R’s (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute) are what make OER a powerful innovation.

Beyond Affordability p. 25 by Mark Cummings — If the goal is to promote OER as part of a larger educational program, and not merely as an affordable alternative to commercial products, we must do a better job demonstrating the possibilities such resources provide.

Op Ed — Random Ramblings- Confessions of an Open Access Heretic p. 26 by Bob Holley — Based on Bob’s Library Trends upcoming article, he concludes that academic libraries had not benefitted from open access and that they should worry about the unintended consequences of its success.

Back Talk p. 70-Lessons Learned at the Cupcake Store by Ann Okerson — Ann talks about an annual sacred pilgrimage while she was in Charleston for the conference.


Steve Potash p. 38 Founder, OverDrive

Anne Osterman p. 39 Director, Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

Profiles Encouraged p. 68 In this issue we have a people profile from Anne Osterman and a library profile for VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia).


Book Reviews- Monographic Musings p. 29 by Corey Seeman — Corey has provided another interesting mix of titles that cover a variety of librarian topics.

Collecting to the Core p. 33 The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968 by Mark Emmons — Monographic works that are essential to the academic library.

Wryly Noted -Books About Books p. 35 by John Riley — John read The Library Book by Susan Orlean which is about the largest library fire in American history.

Booklover- Life p. 36 by Donna Jacobs — Donna writes about Knut Pedersen Hamsun’s short story The Call of Life.


Edited by Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery

Legally Speaking p. 41 Combating Copyrights for Artists by Anthony Paganelli — Anthony continues as our newest column editor.

Cases of Note — Copyright:  Appropriation Art p.48 by Bruce Strauch — Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince.

Questions and Answers-Copyright Column p. 43 by Laura N. Gasaway — As always, Lolly features many relevant questions and answers. And in this issue, there is one relevant question included that’s about Research Gate.


Bet You Missed It p. 10 by Bruce Strauch — What do Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Shaye Elliott have in common? Read about it here!

And They Were There p. 45 Reports of Meetings — In this issue Sever shares a report from WikiCite 2018 and Ramune shares the first installment of reports from the 2018 Charleston Conference.

The Scholarly Publishing Scene p. 50 Eric Proskauer and His Cohorts by Myer Kutz — I love Myer’s forays into the history of scientific publishing.

Don’s Conference Notes p. 58 2018 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat by Guest Columnist Leah Hinds.


Little Red Herrings p 8 Patience and Fortitude by Mark Y. Herring — Mark reminds us of the philanthropists that built the New York Public Library.

Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians p.52 The First Rule of Negotiation Requires Both Sides to Bargain in Good Faith by Michael Gruenberg — Mike says the reality is that there are only four outcomes to every negotiation. Do you know what they are? Mike tells us.

Biz of Digital p. 61 Digitization Workflows: Streamlining the Digitization Process and Distinguishing the Peculiarities in Capturing Various Archival Materials by Marina Georgieva — A case study based on one librarian’s experience that shares some of the practices, issues, challenges and tips related to making the digitization process more robust.

Squirreling Away: Managing Information Resources & Libraries p. 65 Not If, But When: Inevitability and Change Management by Corey Seeman — In exploring change management, the role of the director is to help the staff through these difficult modulations so they can serve the library and the community.


Considering Games in Libraries and Such p.51 Space Guardians: New Year’s Musings of How Libraries of Old (Including but Not Necessarily Old Librarians) Have Returned Just in Time to Save Us from Digital Anxiety by Jared Alexander Seay — Just you watch out, robots! Here come real print on paper books!

Wandering the Web p.54 Random Podcasts: An Earful for Library Patrons by Roxanne Spencer and Rebecca L. Nimmo — This column looks at a variety of random podcasts on topics of interest to library patrons and staff. From comedy to pets, education to sports, and more, sit back, relax, adjust your earbuds, and enjoy these popular podcasts!

Library Analytics: Shaping the Future What’s Next? p. 56 by John McDonald and Kathleen McEvoy — Kathleen and John take a tour of past columns and ask for your input on thoughts for future columns!

Let’s Get Technical- Cataloging an Artists’ Book Collection p. 67 by Cindi Sandridge and Julia Merkel — In 2008, the James Madison University Libraries’ Special Collections began acquiring artists’ books with a modest purchase of fifteen titles. The collection grew incrementally after inception with purchase funds contributed from liaison librarian budgets and transfers from stacks. Artists’ books are contemporary phenomena that are often playful in both their context and format.


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