Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the reviews in Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

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May 2015

About the Cover: John W. Dickhaut Library, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH. Paul D. Burnam, director of the library. Photo courtesy of Danny Russell, director of communications.

Editorial: And the Winner Is...?, by Mark Cummings. Choice's editor and publisher describes some of the more intriguing responses to the "Your Best Choice" contest

Guest of Choice: A Night at the Library, by Carey C. Newman, director of Baylor University Press.

Appropriation and the Art of the Copy, by Elizabeth Mix: This bibliographic essay focuses on why and how copying occurs within the field of visual art and identifies shifts in the perception of its role over time. The first section, "Copying prior to 1960," explores the roles of copies, fakes, technology-aided copying, copies as homage, and transcultural appropriation prior to 1960. The second section, "Copying after 1960," explores copies and copying as activism, as homage after 1960, and as cultural appropriation in the postcolonial period. The essay examines over ninety works from art history, exhibition catalogues, theory and philosophy, and art criticism.

Forthcoming Science & Technology Publications, 2015. Regularly appearing each year in the May issue, this selected list provides information on new titles of potential relevance for academic libraries.

University Press Forum 2015: Measuring Success. As in years past, this feature comprises two parts: a "forum" of university press directors, and a press-by-press listing of significant current titles of interest to undergraduates.


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