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Against the Grain, Oct 2016

By Katina Strauch, Published on 10/31/16

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From Your Editor Katina Strauch 0 Against the Grain 0 0 0 School of Library & Information Science Part of the Library and Information Science Commons Recommended Citation - Article 4 Follow this and additional works at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg From Your (frantic) Editor: Ftic-ness. Time to develop new budgets, all semester has begun with all its franorient new faculty, finish annual reports, that sort of thing. And to top it all off — my daughter Ileana is getting married in 42 days! Talk about questions, decisions, phone calls, and bills, bills, bills! I was excited to have this issue to take my mind off all this frantic stuff. Edited by the magnificent Jesse holden, this issue deals with discovery which is all about search and find. Follow Scott R. Anderson, Sam brooks, Eddie Neuwirth and h arrison Cain, and v irginia bacon and ginny boyer as they help us explore the new information ecosystem that discovery has created. Our Special Report is by David Parker about Content, Services, Solutions and Space, Letters to the Editor Blurring Lines in the University, bill hannay weighs in on Apple and Google and eBooks. bob holley defends Wikipedia and Google, Leila Salisbury and Alex holzman report on the recent AAUP meeting, Joe badics tells us about a year of PDA, Winifred Metz focuses on foreign feature films, and Myer Kutz takes an intimate look at sci-tech book publishing. We have Ron burns informing us about usage statistics, Allen McKiel and Jim Dooley about data curation, Mark herring about freedom, and Tom Leonhardt about bookstores. Our interviews are with Dr. Avram bar-Cohen, Liz Chapman, Leslie Mackenzie, and Peter Binfield. The Op-Ed is by John Dove and poses the question “if filter failure is the problem, then what is filter success?” We are trying a little something new with our Luminaries column, this issue, p.38. Todd Carpenter, Jenica P. Rogers, Courtney Young, and Rachel f leming (the editor of future luminaries columns) comment on something in our environments — this time it’s Twitter! Time to go to try on dresses for the wedding. My daughter tells me I need 5 outfits! Is she getting married 5 times? Oh well. Happy fall and see y’all in November. Love, Yr. Ed. Send letters to <>, phone or fax 843-723-3536, or snail mail: Against the Grain, MSC 98, The Citadel, Charleston, SC 29409. You can also send a letter to the editor from the ATG Homepage at http://www.against-the-grain.com. Dear Editor: I’ve become a great fan of the Charleston Conference because this conference often is uncomfortable for all the groups in the audience including librarians. For example, one speaker cautioned libraries that they might not get to keep the savings from the success of open access because these savings would be used to pay author fees. I’ve come to dislike conferences where all the sessions tell the librarian audience how great they are, what great work they are doing, and how they shouldn’t worry about the future of libraries. I would suggest, for example, that inviting a university president who cut libraries and explained why this step was taken is much more useful than inviting one who loves libraries. I’m of the opinion that librarians would learn a lot more from the first speaker than the second. Conferences on how great librarians are, complete with a symbolic AgAINST ThE gRAIN DEADLINES voLUME 25 & 26 — 2013-2015 Ad Reservation Camera-Ready 2013 Events Charleston Conference ALA Midwinter 2014 Events 08/23/13 11/08/13 01/02/14 02/20/14 04/03/14 06/19/14 08/21/14 11/13/14 09/09/13 11/25/13 01/16/14 03/13/14 04/24/14 07/10/14 09/11/14 11/28/14 Ad Reservation Camera-Ready foR MoRE INfoRMATIoN CoNTACT Against the Grain / September 2013 singing of Kumbaya at the end, are great for feeling good but don’t lead to much learning. Hearing from the “enemy” is often one of the best ways to learn how to do better or, at a minimum, to understand an alternative viewpoint. Robert P. holley Professor Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202 <> School of Library & Information Science Regenstein Library. NERL was founded by Ann okerson at Yale University in 1996, as a consortium of research libraries that licenses high cost online products on behalf of its membership. Earlier this year NERL entered into a strategic partnership with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), to afford North American research libraries greater leverage in acquiring and subscribing to key electronic resources, and to shape the terms of access to those resources. On July 1, NERL began operating as a cooperative program under the organizational umbrella of CRL in Chicago. November 2013 Dec. 2013-Jan . 2014 February 2014 This is a great issue of ATG guest edited by the awesome Jesse holden. There are a lot of great papers but the one which caught my eye the most was the one by Scott Anderson about mental models. I liked the shopping analogy and the idea that the unique shopping experience in general merchandise stores may be accomplished in libraries by discovery services .


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