v.24 #5 November 2012 © Katina Strauch
ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Changing Library Operations in the E-distribution Environment
Guest Editors: Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley
Changing Library Operations in the E-distribution Environment – p. 1
by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — Changes are occurring in all library operations because of the e-environment. Included here are several perspectives on these changes.
ebrary 2001 Global Student E-book Survey – p. 14
by Allen McKiel — Answers from informal student surveys in 2011 are compared to results in 2008.
Pilot to Program: Demand-Driven E-books at the Orbis-Cascade Consortium, 1 Year Later – p. 24
by James Bunnelle — A look at how the Orbis-Cascade Alliance implemented its pilot project for demand-driven acquisition of e-books.
Demand-Driven Acquisitions at UC Merced – p. 28
by Jim Dooley — UC Merced continues to grow rapidly. The collections budget has been impacted by the necessity to provide expensive electronic resources in support of specialized research interests of newly-hired faculty.
Letting the Patrons Drive… Research Library Acquisitions? – p. 30
by Martha Hruska — Patron-driven has not replaced our commitment to collect in our areas of strength, Martha explains, but rather allows us to reduce our overall expenditures for mainstream materials we know are being used.
Western Oregon University: Changing Library Operations – p. 34
by Allen McKiel — Allen presents a summary of some of the e-book related news of the year.
Op Ed – p. 38
The Continuing Dilemma of Defining Databases: the New Digital Normal by Sue Wiegand — Sue thinks we librarians should pay more attention to terminology.
Back Talk – p. 102
It is Getting Very Crowded Under Publisher Buses These Days by Tony Ferguson — In this issue Tony talks about publishers who provide, and some who refuse to provide, U.S. public libraries with access to their eBooks.
Remembering David M. Lane – p. 12
Lee Dirks: An Appreciation
by Clifford Lynch — This article is available on the ATG NewsChannel.
Jane Burke – p. 46
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, ProQuest and Serials Solutions
Michele Casalini – p. 56
CEO and Owner, Casalini Libri
Peter Brueggeman – p. 54
Life, Health, Marine & Earth Sciences Collections Coordinator, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives Curator, UC San Diego Library
Jane Burke – p. 48
Peter Brueggeman – p. 56
Book Reviews – p. 40
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, read about open access.
From the Reference Desk – p. 42
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — The Encyclopedia of Global Studies is just one of the titles Tom reviews in this issue.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 60
An Apple for Authors: Status of United States v. Apple, Inc., et al by William Hannay — Bill has the latest news!
Questions and Answers – p. 64
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — How does the Georgia State decision change the rules for reproducing material and does the library have to purchase materials under the institutional rate? And more!
From the University Presses – p. 66
Celebrating the First Annual University Press Week by Brenna McLaughlin — The first annual university press week will be November 11-17 and we librarians are happy to be part of it!
From A University Press – p. 68
Keeping Presses Healthy by Leila W. Salisbury — University presses can and should be a lynchpin in the new system of scholarly communication.
Biz of Acq – p. 70
eBook PDA at Eastern Michigan University by Joe Badics — Virtuallly all libraries have used patron input to build their collections so why the sudden attention to patron-driven acquisitions?
Papa Abel Remembers – p. 72
A Tale of A Band of Booksellers, Fasicle 19: Economic Realities by Richard Abel — And the saga continues…
And They Were There – p. 76
Reports of Meetings — In this issue Wendy Pedersen has reported on SALALM LVII, and we have more reports from the 31st Annual Charleston Conference compiled by Ramune Kubilius.
The National Media Market, a Buyer’s Perspective – p. 82
by Winifred Fordham Metz — It takes a lot of work to grow a collection of media-rich resources.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do science fiction and false moustaches have in common? Read about it here!
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 84
Air Show by Bob Nardini — Bob says that the eBook marketplace needs air traffic controllers!
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 85
Remembering Lee Dirks by Greg Tananbam
Collecting to the Core – p. 86
Psychology Handbooks by Dr. Donald Polzella — Books we need to keep in our collections.
Oregon Trails – p. 88
A Browser’s Serendipity by Thomas W. Leonhardt — Tom praises Scott Givens and his bookstore, Browser’s Books. Hooray!
Random Ramblings – p. 90
The Difference between a Great and a Good Research Library: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Bob Holley — While the Internet has destroyed any hope of systematically collecting all human knowledge, newly focused cooperative efforts would be a step toward providing a new definition of a great library.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 92
“Reflexive Curation: Accident, Risk, and Medium in the Collectively Curated Collection” by Richard Fyffe and Sam Demas — Our network of increasingly interdependent libraries and repositories promises tremendous benefits but entails difficult choices.
The Good Bookman – p. 98
by Rita Ricketts — Rita goes back to the writings of Sir Basil Blackwell to inform the current debate on the future of physical books and bookshops.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Technology Left Behind – p. 8
The View from the Other Side by Cris Ferguson — Cris is making the move from technical services to public services and in the process learning about information fluency.
@Brunning: People & Technology – p. 95
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis shines his flashlight on newspaper access models, self-publishing, and the words “search” and “find.”
South Carolina Public Libraries Website Home Pages Accessibility
by Mary E. Ayomi and Mae F. Jones — This ATG Special Report is available on the ATG NewsChannel at www.against-the-grain.com.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.