William Joseph Thomas

There are 15 included publications by William Joseph Thomas :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Creating Cherokee Print: Samuel Austin Worcester’s Impact on the Syllabary 2011 5883 The 1821 creation of a written syllabary for the Cherokee language by Sequoyah and its use in the Nation’s newspaper the Cherokee Phoenix are routinely examined within the context of the tribe’s discourse surrounding removal in the 1830s but scho...
E-Books Soup to Nuts: Considering Workflows for Electronic Books 2012 5883 Many libraries have already have access to packages of electronic books and are either considering or putting into place two other methods of acquisition: title-by-title selection and patron-driven acquisitions (PDA). What issues are involved in plan...
eBooks and Efficiencies in Acquisitions Expenditures and Workflows 2013 5883 East Carolina University’s Joyner Library acquires ebooks through several different methods including packages firm orders and most recently a Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) program. Because we expect our volume of ebook business to increase subst...
"For ’the making and glimpsing of Other-Worlds’: Literature of the Fantastic in the Schlobin Collection at East Carolina University" 2011 5883 This article provides an overview of the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection at East Carolina University's Joyner Library. The collection houses materials related to science fiction and fantasy literature.
Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (Review) 2011 5883 Book review of the second edition of Peggy Johnson's Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (ALA 2010).
Library Management Tips that Work (Review) 2013 5883 Book review of Carol Smallwood's Library Management Tips that Work (ALA 2011).
No Shelf Required 2 (Review) 2013 5883
One Book One New Hanover: Bringing Community Members Together for Blood Done Sign My Name 2011 5883 This article looks at a "One Book One Community" implementation in New Hanover County centered on Timothy Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name.
Open Access (Review) 2013 5883
The Records of a ‘Sober Quiet and Industrious People’: The Archives of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province in Winston-Salem 2011 5883 This article examines the history and holdings of the Moravian Archives at the Archie K. Davis Center in Winston-Salem.
Rules of thumb for deselecting relocating and retaining bound journals 2012 5883 Purpose – Like many other academic libraries Joyner Library at East Carolina University has experienced pressure in recent years to convert stacks space to other uses. The rise of electronic collections coupled with the changing perception of libra...
Sqeezed Between the E's: Electronic Resources (Print Monographs) Economic Woes 2011 5883 Difficult economic times are reducing libraries’ ability to purchase print monographs and continued pressures to provide electronic materials often force libraries to cut their book budgets even more. How are libraries responding to both these forc...
The Structure of Scholarly Communications within Academic Libraries 2013 5883 Academic libraries often define their administrative structure according to services they offer including research services acquisitions cataloging and metadata and so on. Scholarly Communications is something of a moving target though. How are Schol...
Trusting Digital Preservation for Print Collection Management Or How Librarians Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the "E" 2011 5883 This article advocates planning for the management of print collections in light of digital preservation activities. Three activities include deduplicating print holdings from archival online journal packages participating in shared journal retention...
Weeding One STEPP at a Time 2011 5883 Joyner Library recently had to make space for a new campus partner. To do so we focused our activity on print journals. We created a set of rules guiding our deselection storage and retention decisions.