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1 Acquiring minds want to know: CAUSEThis year I went to CAUSE in Orlando FL, December 3-5, for the first time to see how it differed from EDUCOM (at the CAUSE meeting the two organizations voted to merge next year). The content seemed similar and some of the same attendees and vendors were there. Typical topics covered campus informat...Education; Technology; CAUSE; Libraries1998
2 Acquiring minds want to know: acquisitions and new technologyAn Acquiring Minds Want to Know column: "Acquisitions as a function faces two major challenges. One is the general lack of an automated system that manages complicated acquisitions processes, provides interfaces to vendors, publishers, and institutional financial departments, and gathers significant...Automated library systems; Acquisitions1994-06
3 Open access: clear benefits, hidden costsOpen Access offers real benefits to society. However, the net value of those benefits cannot be determined unless its costs are computed as well. The purpose of this statement is not to call on participants in the scholarly information chain to fight against OA, but only to move forward while taki...Open Access; Research; Publishers; Information2007
4 IMHBCO (In my humble but correct opinion): on knowing the value of everything and the price of nothingAre libraries ever guilty of wasting time and money (neither of which is ours to waste) on practices simply because they're "valuable" without considering whether there's a reasonable balance between what they're worth and what they cost?Evaluation; Task management; Value; Cost2006
5 IMHBCO (in my humble but correct opinion): Preservation, yes - but what shall we preserve?Our work as librarians has always been the work of making difficult choices, but sometimes it seems like the choices we have to make are getting harder and harder. In this column, I'd like to talk about one that's so tough we don't even talk about it: how do we decide what information is not worth t...2008
6 Acquiring minds want to know: digital scholarship, a new scholarly enterpriseA new form of scholarship has emerged in recent years that can be called digital scholarship. I have seen it defined as online publishing or digitized material presented online, or, in other words, scholarship that appears in a digital form. However, a more compelling definition treats it as scholar...Born digital; Libraries; Electronic publishing2003
7 Libraries investing in the future first - some practical suggestionsThis essay offers some practical suggestions for implementing transformative strategies for libraries, with a focus on using the materials budget as an investment fund.Libraries; Acquisitions; Budget; Materials2004-06
8 Tsunami and Archives: The Unexpected Possibilities; Jakarta, Indonesia 17-18 July 2006The International Gathering on Tsunami and Archives, sponsored by the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI) and the International Council on Archives (ICA), was held in Jakarta, Indonesia 17-18 July 2006. The event was conducted in English and Indonesian and provided a venue for arch...Natural disasters; Tsunami; Preservation; Book repair2007
9 Acquiring minds want to know: how many librarians would it take...Acquiring Minds Want to Know column: "I thought for a change I would add a little humor to my column and play around with a variation of the old joke "how many librarians does it take to change a light bulb." The impetus for this came when I was writing a presentation on integrating electronic mater...Librarians, humor; Library acquisitions, humor1998-12
10 Acquiring minds want to know: ownership of intellectual property in the academic environmentThis article is the third in a series dealing with intellectual property, technology, and information policies. It specifically addresses ownership of intellectual property in the academic environment, focusing on course materials, but providing commentary on other intellectual property.Intellectual property; Rights; Academia1998
11 ATG interview with John SackJohn Sack is the Director of High Wire Press, a department of the Stanford University Libraries, which assists with the publication of 334 journals, mostly in the sciences.Publishers; Publishing; Serial publishing2002-12
12 Digitizing Sanborn fire insurance maps for a full color, publicly-accessible collectionDescribes the digitization of 1300 full-color Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps at the University of Utah's Marriott Library. Issues of copyright, digitization specifications, digital asset management system (CONTENTdm), and web presentation are discussed.Digitization of library materials; Fire insurance maps2002-07
13 Library alchemy: researching contemporary artThis poster was created to present a workshop for researching contemporary art in the Marriott Library. The workshop and poster was created by Luke Leither, the Art and Architecture Library at the University of Utah.Art; Contemporary Art; Research; Fine Arts2013
14 Carol Twombly on typeThe appeal of an inviting building begins with its solid architectural space. So too with typography, that all-too-often unnoticed "architecture" implicit in the conveyance of the printed word. Viewed under magnification, bold, vertical stems clearly support cross bars like studs; spherical bowls op...Typography; Type designer; Typeface1994
15 Microfilm, paper, and OCR: issues in newspaper digitization at the Utah digital newspapers programDescribes the issues surrounding digitizing newspapers from microfilm and paper in the Utah Digital Newspapers program. The paper also explores optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy and the problems of digital file storage of newspapers.Digital libraries; Microfilms, Deterioration; Newspaper office libraries2004-03
16 Lennox Tierney collection: Japanese imagesLennox Tierney is a retired art history professor whose specialty was Asian Studies and Japan in particular. Tierney was a photographer, film maker, world traveler, author and tour guide. There are 11,000 digital images which can be viewed at the Marriott Library website.Japan; Photographs; Fine arts2013
17 96-97 Final report: ALA/USIA library fellow to ethiopiaThe National Library of Ethiopia (NLE) in Addis Ababa requested a librarian to help with staff training, evaluate organizational procedures and processes, and make recommendations to the institution. In order to work on the objectives, Library seminar/discussions were held on various topics for both...Ethiopia; Addis Ababa university; National library of Ethiopia; Librarianship1997-07-07
18 From palace to treasure house: creating a new space for the Institute of Ethiopian Studies LIbraryThe Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) Library is a research library located at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Hope arrived in 2009 when construction began for a new IES library.Ethiopia; Research libraries; American Library Association annual conference2011
19 Bit by bit: electronic data interchange (EDI) and the X12 formatBit by Bit column: "Do you remember when you were trying to buy those socks, but had to wait at the cash register because the scanner would not read the barcode? You wondered why the clerk couldn't just ring up the price that was clearly marked on the tag and take your money. Welcome to the world of...Computers; Electronic data transfer; Libraries1992-02
20 Report and commentary on the Faxon Institute: the second annual colloquium on scholarly communication issuesThe development of electronic means of publishing has forever changed the face of authorship, publishing and library services. Contracts are on the rise, fair use is waning, and this shift in emphasis has profound implications. For effective and economical dissemination of scholarly information to s...Electronic publishing; Libraries; Scholarly publishers1998
21 Acquisitions in a wired world: where are we going?This is a frightening time to be a thirty-something acquisitions librarian. Convention dictates that I follow up that statement by saying that this is also a very exciting time to be a thirty-something acquisitions librarian, but I'll tell you what: it's mainly just scary. I worry a lot about wha...Libraries; Acquisitions; Librarians; Future; Electronic libraries2001
22 Library profile: Penn StateInstitution profile: Penn State is a land grant institution often described as the one university geographically dispersed. Penn State supports twenty-two campuses scattered across the commonwealth. Contrary to what one might infer from the name Penn State, the University is considered "state rel...Pattee Library; Penn State University; Profiles1990
23 Lifelong learning requires lifelong access: reflections on the ACRL plan for excellence2011-10
24 Adventures in an Ethiopian libraryDuring my sabbatical time from mid-September 2007 to mid-March 2008, I worked as a volunteer librarian at Addis Ababa University (AAU) in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies Library (IESL) on a collection development project in Ethiopia.University libraries; Collection development; Ethiopian studies2008
25 Acquiring minds want to know: a glimpse of paradigmsAcquiring Minds Want to Know column: "The concept of the paradigm, as generally cited in the literature, derives from the work of Thomas Kuhn in the 1960's. Kuhn, an historian of science, set out to explore how science, and scientists, actually worked. Kuhn found that scientific activity tends to be...Thomas Kuhn; Paradigms; Librarianship, trends; Librarianship, Philosophy; of1993-04
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