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.

chapter |4 pages


ByPat French, Meg Mering

part |33 pages

Preconference Programs

chapter |9 pages

Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop

BySteven J. Miller, Wendy C. Robertson

chapter |13 pages

Serialist Boot Camp

BySusan Davis, Beverley Geer, Heidi Arnold

chapter |7 pages

Budgeting Lesson and Stories

ByNancy Slight-Gibney, Virginia Taffurelli, Mary Iber, Ann S. Doyle

part |61 pages

Vision Sessions

chapter |7 pages

The Role of Libraries in the World, Role of the World in Libraries: An Interview with an Author

ByMatthew Battles, Adrian Alexander, Paul Moeller

chapter |11 pages

What's the Big Deal?

ByKenneth Frazier

chapter |15 pages

Alternative Publishing–Revolution to Evolution

ByHeather Joseph

part |134 pages

Strategy Sessions

chapter |10 pages

The Economics of Scholarly Publishing: Through a Glass, Darkly

ByOctober Ivins

chapter |10 pages

How Journals Are Made: Real World Workflows, Real Work

ByBill Kasdorf

chapter |2 pages

Strategies: Top 8 List of How to Support Tier 3 Publishers

ByOctober Ivins, Bill Kasdorf, Keith L. Seitter

chapter |27 pages

Electronic Resource Management: The Quest for Systems and Standards

ByTimothy D. Jewell, Anne Mitchell

chapter |9 pages

Quality in the Electronic Era

ByMichael Mabe

chapter |3 pages

ACM's Experiences with Licensing Its Digital Library

ByMark Mandelbaum

chapter |9 pages

Open Is as Open Does: Pulling Success Out of the Open Hat

ByMark Leggott

chapter |15 pages

Proliferating Pricing Models

ByJanet Siar, Melanie Schaffner, Karla L. Hahn

chapter |14 pages

Hidden Costs of E-Journals

ByRollo Turner

part |114 pages

Tactics Sessions

chapter |5 pages

Are They Too Dynamic to Describe?

ByBonnie Parks, Jian Wang, Sarah John

chapter |3 pages

Where Did That E-Journal Go? E-Journal Changes and Access Problems

ByMichael Markwith, Dana Ellen Antonucci-Durgan, Ugen Gombo, Pat Loghry

chapter |4 pages

Working Collaboratively with Vendors to Create the Products You Want: Smooth Sailing Ahead

ByYvette Diven, Cathy Jones, Katy Ginanni

chapter |6 pages

Faculty Collaboration in Serials Collection Development and Management: Great Visions of a Shrinking Lake

BySandhya D. Srivastava, Nancy Linden, Joseph C. Harmon

chapter |8 pages

Nuts and Bolts of Linking: Understanding Context Sensitive Linking Services and Implementation

ByRachel Frick, Cheri J. Duncan, William D. Walsh

chapter |5 pages

Floating Funds in a Shrinking Lake

ByBridget Clark, Sharon McCaslin, Sarah E. George

chapter |6 pages

But Isn't It All Available for Free on the Web?

ByLeslie Horner Button, Rebecca Sheffield

chapter |7 pages

ISSN: What Is It Good For?

ByEsther Simpson, Pamela Simpson, Lori J. Terrill

chapter |4 pages

Implementing a Serial Work in an Electronic Resources Management System

ByKristin Antelman, Susan Davis

chapter |5 pages

Comparing and Contrasting Serials in Public and Academic Libraries: How the Other Half Lives

ByStephen Headley, Jeanne M. Langendorfer

chapter |5 pages

Making the Most of Your Usage Statistics

ByAbigail Bordeaux, Alfred B. Kraemer, Paula Sullenger

chapter |4 pages

Creatively Coping with Your Subscription Agent's Bankruptcy

ByVanessa West, Sue Wiegand, Marcella Lesher

chapter |10 pages

Serials Standards: Envisioning a Solution to the Online Serials Management Mess

ByTheodore Fons, Regina Romano Reynolds, Jennifer Duncan

chapter |5 pages

E-Journal Management and Access Methods

ByBobby Bothmann, Melissa Holmberg, Becky Schwartzkopf

chapter |6 pages

How to Be a Good Customer: Building and Maintaining Productive Relationships with Vendors

ByRick Anderson, Jane F. White, David Burke

chapter |8 pages

Marketing Models of Assortment Planning–Applicable to Serials?

BySteve Black, Wendy Highby

chapter |4 pages

Using Collaboration to Counteract Inertia in a Small Library

ByJulia B. Dickinson, Sarah E. George, Lisa S. Blackwell

chapter |4 pages

After the License Is Signed: Collaboration to Resolve License Breaches

ByEllen Finnie Duranceau, Deanna Graham, Stephen Martin, Robert Alan

chapter |6 pages

Developing a Distributed Print Depository System: Challenges and Opportunities

ByBarbara DesRosiers, Melissa Trevvett, Michael A. Arthur