1st Edition

Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration Great Visions on a Great Lake

Edited By Patricia Sheldahl French, Margaret Mering Copyright 2006
    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    The leading papers from the leading authorities in library serials

    Over the past few years electronic journals have flourished to become an integral part of a modern library system. The challenges of licensing, financing, developing, managing, and delivering seamless and integrated access are topics of crucial importance. Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake tackles these issues through this compilation of thought-provoking papers on the future of serial publications from the 2004 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)’s nineteenth annual conference, which took place on the shore of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration presents visionary experts who analyze the past, present, and promising future of library serials. The wide variety of stimulating topics include various aspects of electronic resources, financial issues facing the publication of serials, collaboration with vendors to assist in the development of new products and services, and the challenges and successes of librarians dealing with serial collection development and management. Tables and figures enhance the clarity of ideas, and the chapters are impeccably referenced.

    Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake discusses:

    • the role of libraries in the world
    • the Big Deal
    • the evolution of alternative publishing
    • the economics of scholarly publishing
    • the specifics of making journals
    • print versus electronic publishing economics
    • strategies to support Tier 3 publishers
    • systems and standards in electronic resource management
    • licensing issues for electronic products
    • pricing models
    • the hidden costs of e-journals
    • the Hofstra University serial review process
    • changes and access problems with e-journals
    • vendor collaboration to create the products you want
    • faculty collaboration in serials collections development and management
    • understanding and implementing context-sensitive linking services
    • understanding and using your usage statistics
    • creative strategies to cope with your subscription agent’s bankruptcy
    • resolution of license breaches
    Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake creatively addresses the many issues involving any library’s handling of electronic resources. This eye-opening resource is perfect for librarians, publishers, and commercials vendors interested in the future of serial publication.

    • Introduction (Pat French and Meg Mering)
    • Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop (Steven J. Miller, Presenter, Wendy C. Robertson, Recorder)
    • Serialist Boot Camp (Susan Davis and Beverly Geer, Presenters, Heidi Arnold, Recorder)
    • Budgeting Lesson and Stories (Nancy Slight-Gibney, Virginia Taffurelli, and Mary Iber, Presenters, Ann S. Doyle, Recorder)
    • The Role of Libraries in the World, Role of the World in Libraries: An Interview with an Author (Matthew Battles and Adrian Alexander, Presenters, Paul Moeller, Recorder)
    • What’s the Big Deal? (Kenneth Frazier, Presenter)
    • What’s the Big Deal?—“Take 2” or, How to Make It Work for You … (Loretta Ebert, Presenter)
    • Alternative Publishing—Revolution to Evolution (Heather Joseph, Presenter)
    • Alternative Scholarly Publishing: A Commercial Publisher’s Perspective (John Tagler, Presenter)
    • The Economics of Scholarly Publishing: Through a Glass, Darkly (October Ivins, Presenter)
    • How Journals Are Made: Real World Workflows, Real Work (Bill Kasdorf, Presenter)
    • The Print/Electronic Tightrope: A Case Study in Publication Finances for a Medium-Sized Nonprofit Society (Keith L. Seitter, Presenter)
    • Strategies: Top 8 List of How to Support Tier 3 Publishers (October Ivins, Bill Kasdorf, and Keith L. Seitter, Presenters)
    • Electronic Resource Management: The Quest for Systems and Standards (Timothy D. Jewell, Presenter, Anne Mitchell, Discussion Recorder)
    • Quality in the Electronic Era (Michael Mabe, Presenter)
    • Licensing Electronic Products at American Psychological Association (Linda Beebe, Presenter)
    • ACM’s Experiences with Licensing Its Digital Library (Mark Mandelbaum, Presenter)
    • Open Is as Open Does: Pulling Success Out of the Open Hat (Mark Leggott, Presenter)
    • Proliferating Pricing Models (Janet Siar, Melanie Schaffner, and Karla L. Hahn, Presenters)
    • Hidden Costs of E-Journals (Rollo Turner, Presenter)
    • Talk About Images and Issues of Professional Librarianship: Professional Reflections in Turbulent Waters (Jeff Slagell, Presenter)
    • Are They Too Dynamic to Describe? (Bonnie Parks and Jian Wang, Presenters,
      Sarah John, Recorder)
    • Where Did That E-Journal Go? E-Journal Changes and Access Problems (Michael Markwith, Dana Ellen Antonucci-Durgan, and Ugen Gombo, Presenters, Pat Loghry, Recorder)
    • Working Collaboratively with Vendors to Create the Products You Want: Smooth Sailing Ahead (Yvette Diven and Cathy Jones, Presenters, Katy Ginanni, Recorder)
    • Faculty Collaboration in Serials Collections Development and Management: Great Visions of a Shrinking Lake (Sandhya D. Srivastava and Nancy Linden, Presenters, Joseph C. Harmon, Recorder)
    • Nuts and Bolts of Linking: Understanding Context Sensitive Linking Services and Implementation (Rachel Frick and Cheri J. Duncan, Presenters, William D. Walsh, Recorder)
    • Floating Funds in a Shrinking Lake (Bridget Clark and Sharon McCaslin, Presenters
      Sarah E. George, Recorder)
    • But Isn’t It All Available for Free on the Web? (Leslie Horner Button, Presenter, Rebecca Sheffield, Recorder)
    • ISSN: What Is It Good For? (Esther Simpson and Pamela Simpson, Presenters, Lori J. Terrill, Recorder)
    • Implementing a Serial Work in an Electronic Resources Management System (Kristin Antelman, Presenter, Susan Davis, Recorder)
    • Comparing and Contrasting Serials in Public and Academic Libraries: How the Other Half Lives (Stephen Headley, Presenter, Jeanne M. Langendorfer, Recorder)
    • Making the Most of Your Usage Statistics (Abigail Bordeaux and Alfred B. Kraemer, Presenters, Paula Sullenger, Recorder)


    Patricia Sheldahl French, Margaret Mering