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June 2016

About the Cover: Proctor Library. Flagler College, Saint Augustine, FL. Brian Nesselrode, director of library services. Photo courtesy of Blake Pridgen, web services librarian.

Letter from the Editor: Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings announces the launch of the redesigned Choice Reviews Online, now called simply Choice Reviews. Among other new features, this product has a simple search box, faceted searches, and the ability to add GOBI titles to your shopping cart. It is designed to be used by both librarians and their patrons, and thus will function not only in the traditional role as an aide to collection development but also as a research tool for faculty and students.

Bibliographic Essay. The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 20002014, by Jerry Lembcke. This essay organizes books published between 2000 and 2014 into groups of studies of new commemorative practices, such as those in Australia recognizing the collaboration of Australian and South Vietnamese forces; studies of the cultural and political implications of veteran representations in film and folklore; new biographies and autobiographies of war and antiwar leaders through which Americans can see new facets of the war and postwar years; and studies of the war’s still-unfolding legacy for US foreign policy and military strategy.

Community College Editorial: Librarians and the Open Educational Resource Movement, by Quill West.

Community College Feature: Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources. Each month, the Choice editorial team pulls together the most significant titles for community college libraries.

Forthcoming Library Science Publications, 2016. This feature—a new topic in Choice's longstanding forthcoming series—highlights print and electronic works scheduled for publication from June 2015 onward.



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