Library Newsletter

September 2014

Welcome to the Fall Issue of SAGE Library News. Here you will find out what has been happening over the past few months including exciting announcements about new titles being published, open access week, product updates, conference news, plus much more.

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  1. News and Announcements
  2. Journal News
  3. Digital Products
  4. Conference News
  5. Social Media

News and Announcements

Free Upcoming Webinars!

SAGE is proud to sponsor and organize the following upcoming webinars:

The Reference Interview Today: Practical Principles, Timeless Tips Webinar—Tuesday, September 9, 3pm ET
Every time you look around, methods for responding to reference queries have changed. Patrons are asking questions via email, chat, Skype, FaceTime…the list goes on, and there's still a line at the desk! This one-hour webinar will teach you how to best conduct an interview that takes into account patrons' various approaches to the library as well as the new modes of discovery and delivery of answers. Dave Harmeyer, author of The Reference Interview Today, will outline the approach he takes to conducting a successful reference interview. He'll be joined by representatives from SAGE and Credo Reference, who will offer more information on how the reference landscape is changing as well as what librarians can do to get to the heart of patron needs.

Click here to register.

Supporting Research Methods in the Library—Tuesday, September 23, 12pm ET
Do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology? Do you constantly need to point them to the right content? As students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. In this one-hour webinar, Dan D'Agostino, a librarian and selector for the Social Sciences at the University of Toronto and Janet Salmons, a researcher and faculty member in the Capella University School of Business PhD program, will give you their tips and tools to assist researchers of all levels.

Click here to register.


Open Access Week

SHARE, CHORUS, and Open Access: What you need to know - Tuesday, October 21, 1pm ET
Partly in response to the White House OSTP's 2013 directive to make federally funded research openly available to the public, university and library groups partnered to develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) while publishers, scholarly societies, and service providers came together to create the Clearinghouse for the Open research of the United States (CHORUS). With similar missions and goals, representatives from SHARE, CHORUS, and SAGE will come together to discuss where the groups overlap, where they differ, how they might work together to promote open access, and how individual librarians might get involved with these efforts.

Click here to register.


Celebrate your favorite banned book and the freedom to read

Banned Books WeekWhat do To Kill a Mockingbird, The Call of the Wild, and The Grapes of Wrath have in common? Though they are all critical literary representations of our history, each of these texts have been banned or challenged because of their compelling and provocative depictions of real life. Show your support for these and thousands of other banned books such as the Diary of Anne Frank, Where the Wild Things Are, and the Harry Potter series during Banned Books Week September 21-27. Get ideas for how to celebrate here.

How is SAGE celebrating? At the ALA Annual Conference 2014, we had more than 200 friends of free expression in the Banned Books Virtual Readout Booth read and discuss what their favorite banned books mean to them. All videos will be up on the Banned Books Week Youtube Channel during Banned Books Week. Additionally, we will be partnering with ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom to host a free, live webinar titled “Regional Issues for Banned Books in 2014.” Speakers will include Jodie Ginsberg of Index on Censorship, Sheila Harrell-Roye from Charleston Friends of the Library, and Tony Diaz, leader of El Librotraficante. For more information or to RSVP, click here.


Library Value in the Developing World: New case study blog series

Following on from the 2013 white paper investigating library value in the developing world (conducted by SAGE in consultation with LISU and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications), this summer SAGE published a blog series and case study analysis titled “Library Value in the Developing World: Marketing Case Study”. The blog series outlines the findings of a year-long investigation working with six universities to analyse case studies of the communication between librarians and their patrons as well as the role that publishers can play in helping to both support and facilitate the use of resources to raise awareness of the library with users and senior managers.

The full case study analysis can be accessed here and the corresponding blog series can be read here.


PeerJ raises an investment from SAGE and O'Reilly

SAGE has led a new investment as part of a second round of funding for PeerJ Inc., publisher of the open access journal PeerJ and pre-print server PeerJ PrePrints. PeerJ uses an innovative business model whereby authors pay a modest, one-time fee for a lifetime publishing plan, giving them the ability to publish their articles openly at no cost to readers. PeerJ was founded in 2012 by Peter Binfield (now publisher) and Jason Hoyt (now CEO) with initial startup investment from OATV and O 'Reilly Media. David McCune, non-executive director of SAGE, will sit on the PeerJ board of directors alongside Tim O 'Reilly, CEO and founder of O 'Reilly Media, Hoyt and Binfield, but PeerJ remains an independent company. Read the full announcement here and an interview about the investment with Dave Ross, SAGE 's executive publisher of OA, here.


What is the state of reference in today's libraries?

How do open access sources, tightened budgets, and competition from popular technologies affect how librarians perceive and employ reference resources? How do librarians expect to utilize reference in the future? The State of Reference Collections, a new SAGE white paper, finds that the definition of reference is changing, in part because reference resources now look and feel like other information sources and because other information resources perform the traditional purpose of reference answering research questions. Elisabeth Leonard, SAGE 's executive market research manager and a former reference librarian, conducted the study using a combination of a survey of 482 librarians, several focus groups, and interviews. Click here to read what she found.


Journal News



2015 SAGE Journals Pricing Now Available

Download the full 2015 SAGE Journals Price List, including new titles and title changes.

Please note that 2015 pricing is effective through August 31st, 2015, with 2016 pricing effective September 1st 2015.


Journals Now Published by SAGE

SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio now includes more than 700 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 298 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.

For information on journals that have transferred to SAGE for 2015, frequency changes, title changes, and other important journal changes in 2014 and 2015 please go to New Journals and Changes or see chart below.

For information about New Journals and Changes at SAGE, as well as journal subscription and purchasing options, don't forget to go visit our Librarian Resource Center.

Title First SAGE Issue Previous Publisher ISSN
Now Published by SAGE (2015)
Healthcare Management Forum Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 2015) Elsevier 0840-4704
Now Published by SAGE (2014)
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology Volume 123, Issue 1 (January 2014) The Annals Publishing Company 0003-4894
Annals of the ICRP Volume 43, Issue 1 (2014)  Elsevier  0146-6453
ASN Neuro Volume 7 (January 2014) Portland Press Limited 1759-0914

Exceptional Children

Volume 80, Issue 3 (April 2014)

Council for Exceptional Children



Volume 67, Issue 3 (July 2014)

ILR School


International Journal of Maritime History       

Volume 26, Issue 1 (February 2014)

International Maritime Economic History Association 


Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Volume 8, Issue 1 (January 2014)

Diabetes Technology Society


Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

Volume 9, Issue 3 (July 2014)

University of California Press


Journal of International Political Theory

Volume 10, Issue 1 (February 2014)

Edinburgh University Press


Language and Linguistics

Volume 15, Issue 1 (January 2014)

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sincia, Taiwan


Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

Volume 34, Issue 2 (April 2014)



Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 

Volume 39, Issue 1 (March 2014)



Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal

Volume 111, Issue 1 (February 2014)

Review & Expositor Inc.


Shoulder & Elbow

Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 2014)

British Elbow & Shoulder Society


Sociological Perspectives

Volume 57, Issue 1 (March 2014)

Pacific Sociological Association


Teaching Exceptional Children

Volume 46, Issue 3 (January 2014)

Council for Exceptional Children


Theological Studies

Volume 75, Issue 1 (March 2014)

Theological Studies Inc.



New Titles Added to SAGE Journals Packages

SAGE Premier and it's corresponding archive, the SAGE Deep Backfile Package encompass the most comprehensive journal collection offerings from SAGE. These collections also come in discipline specific subject collections. We are committed to continually adding high impact, interdisciplinary journals we acquire annually. Visit the SAGE Premier portal to explore new journals added to these prominent collections.

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View a complete list of journals added to SAGE Premier

View a complete list of journals added to the SAGE Deep Backfile Package

Contact your dedicated SAGE Library Sales Representative about these, and any other digital resources from SAGE.


SAGE Content is Highly Ranked in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports®

SAGE has increased its number of ranked titles by an additional nine, with seven of those journals receiving their first impact factor this year.

SAGE remains the market leader (by number of ranked titles) in seven social science categories, including: Criminology & Penology; Education, Special; Applied Psychology; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Sociology; and Urban Studies.

SAGE journals ranked in the 2013 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2014)


Digital Products

CQ Press and SAGE Stats Global Free Trial

In September, we are offering all CQ Press products and SAGE Stats for a global free trial. The trial is open to anyone who is interested in reviewing the product and will end on September 30. Click here to register.

Global Free Trial




SAGE Video — Launching 2015

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SAGE Video
There has been an explosion in the use of video in higher education in recent years, and we are excited to announce the development of a streaming video program at SAGE!

Our social science online video collections, developed in partnership with our authors, deliver high quality, relevant, pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs. They will support a range of levels from reference content for research, to pedagogical content for undergraduate teaching, to higher level academic interest material.

The first collections, in Counseling, Education, and Media and Communications, are due to launch in April 2015. Watch this space for more information!  


Introducing SAGE Business Researcher and SAGE Business Cases

SAGE is expanding its offerings in Business and Management by introducing two new digital products: SAGE Business Researcher and SAGE Business Cases

SAGE Business Researcher is due to release in March, 2015 and will provide students with timely coverage of newsworthy or controversial business topics within the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, government policy, sustainability, and many more.

SAGE Business Cases is due to release in June, 2015 and will provide students at all levels with real-life cases studies, essential to understanding theoretical concepts in practice.

U.S. Political Stats Q3 Enhancements are Live

  • ZIP Code Search: Ability for users to search their ZIP code in the Quick Search box, directing them to their representative, their senators, and their congressional district page.
  • Ability to Compare Data Across Categories ('Side-by-Side Maps'): Users can now compare data across data categories in visual form as side-by-side maps or in table form, whereas data used to be comparable only within categories.
  • 'Key Vote' Distinctions: Ability for users to filter Floor Vote searches to see only Key Votes, as determined by CQ Roll Call reporters.
  • Dates in Search Results: Ability for users to search dates and also see dates in search results.

These enhancements make it easier for students and librarians to find and work with the data within U.S. Political Stats, which fits into the overall data strategy of making data accessible and usable to students and researchers.







Did you know?

HR 2862, a bill that passed the House of Representatives in 2005, prevented federal dollars from being used to create software that would have allowed law enforcement under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act—of course the subject of much current debate—to search, sans-warrant, library circulation records, library patron lists, bookseller sales records, and bookseller customer lists. Compared to American Civil Liberties Union scores in that year, the floor vote outcome suggests a correlation between civil liberty opponents and library snoopers!


Conference News

Show us your library's tradition for a chance to win a trip to Charleston

What’s your favorite library tradition?

From finals week slumber parties, to blasting songs at night to wake up exhausted patrons, to daily high tea, every library has beloved traditions that play an important role in its institutional DNA. If you are proud of your library’s traditions (or even if you put on a happy face and tolerate them), why not share one with the wider library community for a chance to win travel grant to the 2015 Charleston Conference or one of 11 $50 Amazon gift cards? From now through Friday, September 19, we invite all academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada to submit a photo that depicts your favorite tradition; it could be something unique, longstanding, or even a tradition-in-the-making.

Click here for more information or to enter the contest.

We know that librarians are talented in many areas, but we DON'T expect you to be a professional photographer to submit – just pick up your smartphone or digital camera and start snapping!

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Keeping You Updated on SAGE Connection

Our company blog SAGE Connection was created in an effort to keep you connected with the world of scholarship and research and all things SAGE. See below for a list of recent posts we thought might be of interest to you:

SAGE founder Sara Miller McCune honored in the Bath and Cardiff University Graduation ceremonies

Read CQ Researcher's Award-Nominated issue “Combat Journalism”

In the Library, Marketing and Development go Hand in Hand

Tips for bringing marketing and development together in your library

An interview with Librarian, Researcher, Reviewer, Author, Board Member, & Award Winner Brian Coutts

18 of the funniest things ever said in a library

SAGE Photo Album from ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas

SAGE's Ed McBride elected as United for Libraries' president-elect

Library web-scale discovery is here to stay

Getting to know SAGE Librarians: Jenni Wilson, Kim Hill, James Wiser, Elisabeth Leonard, Heather Dray

How one university library implements on Open Access Authors fund (and has success!)

SAGE announces winner for the 2014 ALPSP International Conference Travel Grant