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Allan G. Scherlen

There are 29 included publications by Allan G. Scherlen :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The Balance Point: Celebrating Twenty Years of a Serials Column 2007 132 A co-editor of “The Balance Point” column looks back at its twenty-year history, its current function and its future in serving the serials professional and scholarly community. The author examines how the column emerged as an idea by then Serials Re...
Bridges to China: Developing partnerships between serials librarians in the U.S. and China 2009 668 University librarians in China face many of the same challenges related to serials management that confront librarians in the United States. The authors discuss the importance for librarians in the United States, especially those working with serials...
Chinese Academic Libraries Serving International Students and Scholars: A Three-case Assessment 2011 431 The authors of this study assess the attitudes and perceptions of academic librarians at three university libraries in China regarding library services for international students and scholars. The study directs particular focus on librarians at Shaan...
Chinese Students in American Libraries: A Survey of Chinese User Satisfaction with U.S. Academic Library Experience 2013 384 While scholarship has addressed issues around serving international students in U.S. libraries, until recently, relatively little attention has been directly focused upon the library needs of specific ethnic groups. This study surveys 83 Chinese stud...
Columns and Blogs: Making Sense of Merging Worlds 2008 374 The newspaper and magazine column, key sources for news comment and analysis prior to the Internet, is being challenged by a powerful new contender—the blog. Has the column’s importance diminished, even been rendered obsolete, by new e-venues such as...
Courage of Our Convictions: Making Difficult Decisions about Serial Collections 2004 297 Three academic librarians, a library administrator, a serials librarian, and a collection development librarian, discuss pressing serials issues as they plan for a move to a new library building. Professional perspectives on serials are juxtaposed as...
Everything is Not on the Web, Doggone it: Remembering the Library in Your Research Process 2000 195 Abstract unavailable
Institutional Respositories: A Good Idea for North Carolina 2007 337 Librarians at universities in North Carolina are beginning to consider whether to establish electronic repositories where faculty and students can deposit copies of their scholarship for preservation and world-wide access. This article addresses a nu...
Latin Americanists and Librarians: Their Nexus through Technology and Interdisciplinarity 2001 336 In recent years we have seen a rapid emergence of a wide variety of Latin American studies resources related to “globalization.” This body of new literature often transcends boundaries of traditional social science disciplines. The social science l...
Latin American Studies Online: A Review of Free Peer-Reviewed Journals 2004 335 Public services librarians seeking to assist researchers in Latin American studies are increasingly augmenting their searches to include online publications not generally indexed in typical library journal and newspaper databases. Allan Scherlen intr...
Local to Global: The Importance of State-Level Journals to Library Literature 2008 637 While the publishing needs of many state library associations are comfortably served by newsletters and Web sites, a number of state library associations produce major library journals that serve readers beyond their state membership. The author inte...
Looking at Journals from Both Sides 2005 284 The author describes his contrasting experiences with publishing an open access society journal and advising a regional association in regards to turning over publication of its journal to a major commercial publishing firm. Using his experience of p...
National Union Catalog: Asset or Albatross? 2012 103 Summary of Conference Presentation: Midsize academic libraries face many unique challenges, particularly in the greyer areas of collection management. This presentation addresses these challenges faced by libraries in midsize institutions and how the...
NUC, Quo Vadis? Have Mid-Size Academic Libraries Retained the National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints? 2013 257 Mid-size academic libraries face the dilemma of limited funding and space but are expected to provide the tools their graduate students and faculty need to compete in research. A question faced by these institutions is whether to weed potentially us...
The One-Box Challenge: Providing a Federated Search That Benefits the Research Process 2006 369 The one-box federated search of databases brings as many challenges as promises to database searching, especially in terms of adapting these systems to user needs and the effects this new mode of searching will have on users' research behaviors. This...
Open Access to Criminal Justice Scholarship: A Matter of Social Justice 2008 675 The paper argues that criminal justice scholarship disseminated through the traditional journal subscription model is not consistent with social justice. Adoption of "open access" principles in publishing benefits both authors and readers through bro...
Perceptions of Open Access Publishing among Academic Journal Editors in China 2007 583 Open access publishing is examined from the perspective of academic journal editors in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In addition to providing background information on academic publishing in China, the author incorporates interviews with two...
Publishing in Criminal Justice and Criminology: Assessing Journal Editors’ Awareness and Acceptance of Open Access 2009 353 The authors, building upon a previous article that challenged the subscription-based journal publishing model, assess the awareness and attitudes of editors of journals in criminal justice and criminology toward open access, author rights, and relate...
Responsible Internet Use 1997 699 Steps to follow and advice to consider for protecting students from inappropriate material on the Web and helping them to be responsible Internet users.
Review of “Argentina: Hope in Hard Times,” 2005 77 Review of film documentary - Positive review
A Review of Buncombe Bob; The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds 2001 158 Book Review - recommended
Review of Developing Library and Information Center Collections by G. Edward Evans and Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro 2007 786 Book review - recommended with reservations
A Review of the Documentary, "The World Stopped Watching" 2005 171 Video Documentary Review
Review of “Evaluation of Library Collections, Access and Electronic Resources: A Literature Guide and Annotated Bibliography by Thomas E. Nisonger. 2004 197 Book Review - Recommended
Review of John Gibler's Mexico Unconquered: chronicles of power and revolt 2010 315 Book Review - recommended
Review of Library Collection Development Policies: Academic, Public, and Special Libraries by Frank W. Hoffman and Richard J. Wood 2006 389 Book review - not recommended
Review of The “Sixth Division”: Military-Paramilitary Ties and U.S. Policy in Colombia 2002 217 Book Review - recommended
Seeking Philosophy Journals on the Web: Scholarly, Full-text, and Free 2002 561 Allan Scherlen introduces us to the elusive world of free, online, peer-reviewed journals in philosophy. He argues that free e-journals, although often well respected among specialists within the field, can paradoxically be obscured from library rese...
What In The World Is Watauga? 2000 1335 Newspaper feature explores the history and mythology of the word, Watauga, a common name for places and businesses in western North Carolina but also found to be a name for places in the Dakotas and Texas as well.