ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Charting Discovery — Guest Editor, Jesse Holden
Charting Discovery – p. 1
by Jesse Holden — It is clear that those within the information ecosystem are exploring the concept of discovery along many different paths.
Discovery and Mental Models – p. 14
by Scott R. Anderson — Scott makes an effective case for libraries to get from where they are now (generally dissimilar in the virtual space) to a modestly similar virtual presence.
Discovery: It’s About the End User – p. 18
by Sam Brooks — The battle for the attention of end users is not just a library problem, it is a library vendor problem as well.
Beyond the Single Search Box – p. 20
A New Opportunity to Scale Library Services (and promote the value of the library through discovery) by Eddie Neuwirth and Gillian Harrison Cain — Research currently underway has demonstrated a statistically significant relationship across a number of universities between library resource use and student attainment.
Beyond Discovery Tools: The Evolution of Discovery at ECU Libraries – p. 28
by Virginia Bacon and Ginny Boyer — ECU is served by three physically distinct libraries led by two separate administrators. How far towards a combined Web presence can they go?
Op Ed – p. 42
If Filter Failure is the Problem, Then What Is Filter Success? by John Dove — Should “filter literacy” become a standard part of “information literacy”?
Back Talk – p. 78
Libraries, Collateral Damage? by Tony Ferguson — Is the library a platform for scholars, students, cultural enthusiasts and others to advance knowledge? We need to make this a reality.
Dr. Avram Bar-Cohen – p. 32
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland — by John Long
Liz Chapman – p. 34
Director of Library Services, London School of Economics
Leslie Mackenzie – p. 36
Publisher, Grey House Publishing
Peter Binfield – p. 66
Co-Founder & Publisher, PeerJ
ATG Luminaries – p. 38
Todd Carpenter, Rachel Fleming, Jenica Rogers, and Courtney Young Comment On Twitter — A new column edited by Rachel Fleming.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
Content, Services, Solutions and Space, Blurring Lines in the University – p. 40
Implications for Publishers, Aggregators, Technology Companies and Libraries by David Parker — David argues that six major trends in higher education will lead to a growing “blurring of the lines” as to where content is acquired, managed and distributed; and that the IT group and library are likely to become more central in the distribution of learning content.
From the Reference Desk – p. 44
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — In this issue Tom reviews the Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry, and more!
Book Reviews – p. 46
Monographic Musings by Deb Vaughn — This month, immerse yourself in a glorious mountain of library lifehacks.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking – p. 47
“So Many eBooks, So Little Time.” Google Books Goes Back to the Drawing Board; Apple Suffers the Water Board Torture by Bill Hannay
Questions and Answers – p. 49
Copyright Column by Laura Gasaway — One of the questions Lolly tackles this time is about libraries lending materials for exhibit at other institutions.
Biz of Acq – p. 50
A Year of eBook PDA at Eastern Michigan University by Joe Badics — This shares data and lessons from Eastern Michigan University Library’s pilot to receive books from ebrary.
From A University Press – p. 51
What’s the Big Idea? by Leila W. Salisbury — Leila reflects on the AAUP meeting in June and points out that publishers are in the process of rethinking how to engage readers and researchers.
From the University Presses – p. 52
Consorting and Collaborating at the AAUP Meeting by Alex Holzman — Alex urges us all (libraries and university presses) to work together!
Media-Centered – p. 54
Independent & Foreign Feature Films by Winifred Fordham Metz — This is a list to get you started.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 55
Sci-Tech Book Publishing Days by Myer Kutz — An intimate look inside Sci-tech book publishing by a veteran editor and publisher.
Random Ramblings – p. 56
In Defense of Wikipedia and Google: When Scholarly Publications Fall Short by Bob Holley — From a student perspective, library resources are even harder to use than librarians think.
And They Were There – p. 58
Reports of Meetings — In this issue we have reports from ARLIS 2013, WILU 2013, and the fourth installment of reports from the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Bet You Missed It – p. 12
by Bruce Strauch — What do artists and librarians have in common? Read about it here!
Booklover – p. 39
Choice by Donna Jacobs — Donna talks about William Faulkner and the short story “That Evening Sun.”
Little Red Herrings – p. 62
Freedom, Freedom, Freeee-dom by Mark Y. Herring — Does information want to be free, and, if it is, what does that mean for libraries?
Collecting to the Core – p. 64
Drama and Theater by Dr. Kornelia Tancheva — Books we need to keep in our collections.
I Hear the Train A Comin’ – p. 66
An Interview with Peter Binfield, Co-Founder & Publisher, PeerJ by Greg Tananbaum
Curating Collective Collections – p. 68
Re-Inventing Shared Print: A Dynamic Service Vision for Shared Print Monographs in a Digital World by Emily Stambaugh — There are significant differences in the use of print and digital monographs perhaps creating a need for an alternative service vision.
Analyze This: Usage and Your Collection – p. 71
Usage Statistics: Do They Drive You…or Do You Drive Them? by Ron Burns — Users can tell us more than simple statistics. Can “unavailable” statistics help?
Issues in Vendor/Library Relations – p. 73
Incense by Bob Nardini — What do incense and IT have in common? Sol Young!
Oregon Trails – p. 74
Make Mine Ham-on-Rye! by Thomas W. Leonhardt — Tom had fun eating food and visiting bookshops while in Yorkshire last October.
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Pelikan’s Antidisambiguation – p. 8
“The End of the Wax Cylinder as We Know It…” by Michael P. Pelikan — Michael discusses Apple and the ascendancy of Amazon and what this means for the ebb and flow of information.
Changing Library Operations – p. 76
Data Curation by Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley — Research data curation has become increasingly important as the amount of data produced has increased exponentially.
@Brunning: People & Technology – online
At the Only Edge that Means Anything/How We Understand What We Do by Dennis Brunning — Dennis talks about encyclopedias, blogs, and Anurag Acharya.
Decoder Ring – online
Digital Comics: Ownership vs Access by Jerry Spiller — A new column in which Jerry will focus on the intersection of libraries and newer digital narrative forms.
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.