ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Efficiency, Automation and the Continued Evolution of Collection Development
Guest Editors, Ashley Fast and Doug Way
Efficiency, Automation and the Continued Evolution of Collection Development p.1 by Ashley Fast and Doug Way — This issue sheds light on what libraries and vendors are doing today and will inspire others to look for ways to streamline practices in the future.
Embracing Automation for Monograph Acquisition p. 14 by Denise Koufogiannakis — Denise provides an overview of her universities’ move from selector-based collection development to a more automated and centralized approach.
How to Use Data and Assessment to Automate Collections Workflows and Decisions p. 16 by Daniel M. Dollar — Explores the use of data and assessment in automating collections workflows.
Progress and Pitfalls in Consortial eBook Acquisitions: The Orbis Cascade Alliance Experience p. 17 by Abigail Bibee, Andrea Langhurst Eickholt and Jesse Holden — We look at how several libraries from the Orbis Cascade Alliance are better integrating eBooks into their workflows.
A Case Study: Integration of eBook Packages into Selection Workflows at a Research University p. 20 by Jenny Hudson — This is a vendor perspective on working with libraries on electronic content and monographic workflow.
Doing More with Less, Revisited: Batch Processing, Outsourcing and Data Driven Curation, Five Years Later p. 21 by Jeffrey Daniels and Patrick Roth — They have discovered that outsourcing or batch processing common technical services tasks is a clear time saver.
Library Serials Vendor Relationships: The Human Element p. 24 by Barbara Albee — A vendor perspective on how library vendors work with libraries to streamline technical services and serials workflows.
Op Ed — Open Access: Misconceptions and Misdirections p. 36 by David Stern — David offers a radical Gatekeeper distribution and peer review process that would reduce costs by creating separately supported methods of distribution and peer review. This Gatekeeper model starts with a qualified and society-appointed Gatekeeper discipline expert who serves as an initial junk filter before submissions are entered into a free document repository.
Back Talk -“Alive, Alive-oh!” The Widening Reach of Library Publishing p. 78 by Ann Okerson — This is about the successful two-day Dublin IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group conference/workshop.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Blurring Lines p. 44 An Interview with Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Temple University.
Profiles Encouraged p. 75 This time we have people profiles from Maria Bonn and Kaetrena Davis Kendrick as well as library profiles for each of their universities.
Booklover p. 25 One Day by Donna Jacobs — Despite her apprehensions, Donna has selected One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
Collecting to the Core- Primary Sources in African History p.26 by Araba Dawson-Andoh — This column highlights monographic works that are essential to the academic library within a particular discipline. Disciplinary trends may shift, but some classics never go out of style.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
Journal Hemorrhaging: New Titles and the Impact on Libraries p. 63 by Daniel S. Dotson — This paper examines the output of new journal titles over the years 2008-2017 with specific criteria.
Edited by Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking- ResearchGate Challenges Academic Copyright by Anthony Paganelli p. 38— There are plenty of legal issues in making author works available through platforms like ResearchGate, Sci-Hub, etc. Anthony points out that generally the authors of the papers are not involved in decisions nor are they compensated.
Cases of Note-Disparaging Trademarks Are Free Speech p. 39 by Bruce Strauch — Matal, Interim Dir. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Tam.
Questions and Answers-Copyright Column p. 40 by Laura N. Gasaway — As always, Lolly features many relevant questions and answers. Is digitizing a work without permission of the copyright owner fair use?
Bet You Missed It p. 12 by Bruce Strauch — What do Jane Austen and Neil Diamond have in common? They are both in Bet You Missed It!
It’s High Time-Metrics in the Administration of Higher Ed p. 42 by Darby Orcutt — We need to be thinking not just as librarians but as faculty of our institutions could and should be contributing to the ongoing alignment of our metrics with our overarching institutional goals and mission.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene-2019 PROSE Awards p. 43 by Myer Kutz — Myer asks how are we going to protect the substance of information inside the scholarly record?
And They Were There-Reports of Meetings p. 52— In this issue you’ll find Ramune’s second installment of reports from the 2018 Charleston Conference.
Don’s Conference Notes-61st Annual NFAIS Conference p. 70 by Donald T. Hawkins — Creating Strategic Solutions in a Technology-Driven Marketplace.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Blurring Lines-Open Educational Resources: The Rise of the Library and Navigating the “Spectrum of Affordability” p. 44 by David Parker — An Interview with Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Temple University.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians Enlisting Support to Achieve Your Goals p. 46 by Michael Gruenberg — The buying and selling process involves working together.
Optimizing Library Services-Digital Darwinism, Open Educational Resources (OER’s), and the Academic Library p. 48 by Ms. Tia Esposito — Are academic libraries keeping up with the changes, or are we lagging on current technological models, as we fall victim to Digital Darwinism?
Biz of Digital-Why Reinvent the Wheel? The Benefits of Updating Preexisting Digital Collections Metadata p. 50 by Leigh A. Martin — University of Richmond is updating metadata standards from many joint campus projects and this is a an account of their experiences.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Considering Games in Libraries and Such-A Liminal Response to Watching Paint Dry p.37 by Jared Alexander Seay — Even a one-shot library instruction class can be successful if turned into liminal space. Read on.
Library Analytics: Shaping the Future-Call it What You Want p. 58 by Jon T. Elwell — When Developing Your Book Collection – “Your Outcomes are Only as Good as The Data You Feed It”
Let’s Get Technical- Adding a New Dimension to Education: Creating a Curriculum Materials Center p. 60 by Dawn Harris — Dawn explains the success she and her staff have had with building and promoting a new curriculum materals center.
Epistemology-Three Ways of Talking about Sci-Hub p. 61 by T. Scott Plutchak — As long as it’s substantially easier to get articles from Sci-Hub, it will thrive.
Charleston Conference 2019 – Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition p. 8
Call for Papers, Ideas, Conference Themes, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, Preconferences, etc. Our 2019 theme is included here as well.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.