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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors – p. 1
From Your Editor – p. 6
Letters to the Editor – p. 6
Deadlines – p. 6
Emerging from the Dark(room): Tales of Adversity and Triumph in
Collection Development — Guest Editor, Lindsey Reno
Emerging from the Dark(room) – p. 1
Tales of Adversity and Triumph in Collection Development by Lindsey Reno — Librarians and patrons can be fiercely protective of library collections. Read about several of the conflicts.
It’s My Deselection Project, I’ll Cry If I Want To – p. 12
by Megan Lowe — This article discusses strategies as well as recommendations for librarians and libraries for reducing or avoiding problems in a large-scale deselection of a Library’s vast print collection.
Censorship in the Library – p. 22
The Dark Side of Dystopia by Candace K. Vance — This is about challenges to literature in library collections.
Missing Multiculturalism – p. 25
Finding Diverse Picture Books for a Library Collection by Angela Scott Warsinske — Library patrons often come to the reference desk asking whether or not there are picture books that feature children who aren’t white.
Reversals of Fortune – p. 26
The New Normal of Collection Development by Karen Harker, Coby Condrey, Allyson Rodriguez, and Emily Billings — How does one decide to spend a relatively robust but temporary budget?
You Want to Do What? – p. 32
Graphic Novels in an Academic Library by Christi Piper, Joel Tonyan, and Emilie Vrbancic — Some concrete suggestions for exploring selection and location of graphic novels in an academic library.
The Weeding Planner – p. 34
How a Research Library Weeded Approximately 2.76 Miles of Print Materials from the Shelves to Repurpose Library Space OR Much Ado About the New Normal by Cristina Caminita and Andrea Hebert — The weeding projects at LSU Libraries can serve as textbook case study for change management practices.
Making the Most of Library Collections, While Multitasking – p. 38
A Review of Best Practices for Marketing and Promoting Library Collections by Jennifer Jackson — Why should libraries believe that users feel compelled to read or review a poorly marketed book or other library resource?
Post-Secondary Acquisitions Budget Challenges – p. 41
a Canadian Perspective by Michael Shires — Canadian consortia are exploring solutions to the foreign exchange and acquisitions budget crisis.
Op Ed — Future Through the Past – p. 52
Is the Future of Libraries “The Library of the Future?” by Donald Beagle — Exactly what is the future of libraries? There are many opinions.
Back Talk – p. 94
Habemus bibliothecariam! Alleluia! by Jim O’Donnell — Jim is happy that we have a new Librarian of Congress. He talks about the importance of this cultural moment. He says we must not lose our ability to summon the past to advise, guide, and console us.
ATG SPECIAL REPORT
by David Parker — David Parker, Tom Gilson, and Katina Strauch decided to query some of our colleagues regarding consolidation in the information services and library environment. This is our second group of responses.
Liz Mason – p. 45
VP, Gale Product, Gale | Cengage Learning
Dr. Eric Archambault – p. 48
ULM Library – p. 16
Megan Lowe – p. 18
Angela S. Warsinske – p. 26
Karen R. Harker – p. 29
Allyson Rodriguez – p. 30
Emily Billings – p. 32
Cristina Caminita – p. 36
Andrea Hebert – p. 36
Dr. Eric Archambault – p. 37
Michael Shires – p. 44
Liz Mason – p. 46
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning – p. 47
1science – p. 50
From the Reference Desk – p. 54
Reviews of Reference Titles by Tom Gilson — Tom reviews Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society; The Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction; and many more.
Booklover – p. 56
White Garden by Donna Jacobs — This one features Patrick White’sThe Hanging Garden.
Book Reviews – p . 57
Monograph Musings by Regina Gong — This issue is filled with new reviews, Library Management in Disruptive Times,and Putting Assessment into Action are just a couple.
Collecting to the Core – p . 60
U.S. Presidential Campaigns by Jeremy Darrington — Books we need to keep in our collections. Presidential elections! How appropriate this time of year
eBooks and McLuhan: The Medium is Still the Message – p . 62
by Tony Horava — Marshall McLuhan died before the digital era took hold, but Tony has decided to deconstruct his most famous phrase through the lens of the eBook.
Edited by Bryan Carson, Bruce Strauch, and Jack Montgomery
Cases of Note – p. 71
Copyright in Open Source Code by Bruce Strauch — ROBERT JACOBSON V. MATTHEW KATZER AND KAMIND ASSOCIATES, INC. (DBA KAM INDUSTRIES).
Questions and Answers – p. 71
Copyright Column by Laura N. Gasaway — Many relevant questions and answers. For example, what images can be freely used from the Internet?
Bet You Missed It – p. 10
by Bruce Strauch — What do bookworms and spies have in common? Read it here!
Charleston Comings and Goings – p. 51
News and Announcements for the Charleston Library Conference by Leah Hinds — Keeping you updated on the 36th Annual Charleston Conference.
Optimizing Library Services – p. 73
Expanding Skills for Librarians Serving Children and Young Adults: A Transition into an Emerging Digital Culture by Sylvia Vincent Stavridi — New era librarians are expected to be multitasking in order to meet the unique needs and interests of today’s digital generation.
The Scholarly Publishing Scene – p. 76
Nightmare by Myer Kutz — This is a fun essay!
From A University Press – p. 75
Churchill University Press – Why Peer Review is the Worst Form of Quality Control and Credentialing Except All Those Other Forms that Have Been Tried From Time to Time. by Mick Gusinde-Duffy — This is one editor’s reflection on Peer Review’s past, present, and future, as revealed through the decision to publish a Best Practice Handbook.
Don’s Conference Notes – p. 77
Crossing Boundaries: The 2016 Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference by Donald T. Hawkins — Don reports on the 38th SSP Conference which took place in Vancouver, BC.
And They Were There – p. 81
Reports of Meetings — Steve Oberg reports on NASIG’s 31st Annual Conference and we have more reports from the 2015 Charleston Conference by Ramune Kubilius and her reporters.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Media-Centered – p. 85
Have Fun Storming the Castle! by Winifred Fordham Metz — The importance of a rich and varied media resources collection is essential to academic institutions, public libraries, and K-12 media centers.
Curating Collective Collections – p. 87
Open Sesame: Collection Development at the Network Level by Bob Kieft — If most published materials were available to anyone with an Internet connection, how would the roles, practices, and purposes of collection development shift?
Let’s Get Technical – p. 89
Nancy Drew and the Case of the Lost Books? by Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt — How do you address the issue of thousands of lost books in your catalog?
Being Earnest with Collections – p. 90
Voting with our Dollars: Making a New Home for the Collections Budget in the MIT Libraries by Ellen Finnie — A succinct review of recent changes in collections at MIT.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians – p. 93
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance – The “5P’s” by Michael Gruenberg — We live in age of acronyms – the 5P’s, 3R’s, 3C’s.