Category Archives: Publications

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Becomes Open Access

rbm squareACRL announces that its special collections and cultural heritage-focused journal RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage became an open access publication beginning with its Spring 2016 30th anniversary issue.

This change in access policy lifts the online version of the publication’s current year embargo on new content and makes the complete contents of the journal from 2000 to the present, along with complete contents of its predecessor Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship, freely available through the publication website.

“I am very pleased that ACRL has endorsed open access to the online version of RBM while remaining committed to the print version of the journal,” said RBM Editor Jennifer K. Sheehan of The Grolier Club. “I encourage members of the rare books and cultural heritage community to continue supporting the print journal by subscribing, either as an institution or individually.”

The ACRL Board of Directors approved the new policy at its 2016 Spring Executive Session in April 2016. In its resolution, the Board cited the association’s support for open scholarship and access to scholarly work as the driving force behind the change. The move also aligns RBM’s access policies with ACRL’s general research journal College & Research Libraries, which became an open access journal in 2011. RBM will continue to publish in print for subscribers.

“The ACRL Board of Directors, RBM Editorial Board, and the staff of ACRL have listened to our members’ desire to extend our commitment to open access and promotion of wide dissemination of scholarship,” noted ACRL President Ann Campion Riley of the University of Missouri. “The move of RBM to an open access model completes the transition to providing open online content for our serials publishing program.”

Open access to current RBM content began with the current Spring 2016 issue, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the journal.

ACRL Books Flash Sale – Comprehensive Guide to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery!

Disaster recovery book coverDon’t miss your chance to catch up on your professional reading this month through our series of weekly flash sales! In this week’s sale, Comprehensive Guide to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery by Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Nancy K. Dennis is 25% off until 11 p.m. CST on May 18th, using the code ACRL89 at checkout via phone, fax, email, or online! Get your copy of this essential resource on preparing for a disaster by creating a plan, responding to an emergency, and the intricacies of recovering today!

ACRL Books Flash Sale – Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication!

2. Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly CommunicationCatch up on your professional reading this month through our series of weekly flash sales! This week, Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication, edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley, is 25% off until 11 p.m. CST on May 11th, using the code ACRL19 at checkout via phone, fax, email, or online! Get your copy of this look at the concepts, experiments, collaborations, and strategies at the crossroads of the fields of scholarly communication and information literacy today!

ACRL Books Flash Sale – International Students and Academic Libraries!

International Students and Academic LibrariesCatch up on your professional reading this month through our series of weekly flash sales! This week, International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success, edited by Pamela A. Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, is 25% off until 11 p.m. CST on May 4th using the code ACRL39 at checkout via phone, fax, email, or online! Get your copy of this book, full of case studies and examples of innovative strategies to encourage library use and academic success among international students, today!

College & Research Libraries – May 2016

crl squareThe May 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.

Editorial

Emily Drabinski and Scott Walter. “Asking Questions that Matter.”

Articles

Luke Swindler. “New Consortial Model for E-Books Acquisitions.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Katie Greer, Amanda Nichols Hess, and Elizabeth W. Kraemer. “The Librarian Leading the Machine: A Reassessment of Library Instruction Methods.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Amanda L. Folk. “Academic Reference and Instruction Librarians and Dweck’s Theories of Intelligence.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Fatih Oguz. “Organizational Influences in Technology Adoption Decisions: A Case Study of Digital Libraries.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Rumi Graham. “An Evidence-Informed Picture of Course-Related Copying.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

John K. Stemmer and David M. Mahan. “Investigating the Relationship of Library Usage to Student Outcomes.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Joan E. Beaudoin. “Describing Images: A Case Study of Visual Literacy among Library and Information Science Students.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Book Reviews

Lizzy Walker. Martin De Saulles. Information 2.0, Second Edition: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption. London: Facet Publishing, 2015. 192p. Paper, $95.00 (ISBN 978-1-78330-009-9). Full Text (PDF).

Johanna Denzin. Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists. eds. Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2015. 287p. Paper, $68.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-8767-4). LC 2015006339. Full Text (PDF).

Elise Ferer. Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt. Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact. Chicago: The Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. 241p. Paper, $60.00 (ISBN 978-083898755-1). Full Text (PDF).

Lynne F. Maxwell. Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes. ed. Irene M.H. Herold for the Association of College and Research Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 2015. 380p. Paper, $78.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-8763-6). LC Z668.5C72 2015. Full Text (PDF).

Joseph Aubele Jill Markgraf, Kate Hinnant, Eric Jennings, and Hans Kishel. Maximizing the One-Shot: Connecting Library Instruction with the Curriculum. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 175p. Paper, $55.00 (978-1-4422-3866-4). Full Text (PDF).

Edward Copenhagen. Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections. ed. Kate Theimer. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 208p. Paper, $55.00 (ISBN 1-4422-3852-7). Full Text (PDF).

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