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The latest issue of the journal Library Trends has been guest edited by Ciara Healy, a librarian at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Polk Library.

Published by Johns Hopkins press, Library Trends is a quarterly journal, each issue of which is focused on a critical trend in librarianship. Healy edited Volume 58, Number 3, Winter 2010, which centered on academic library media collections and services. There have been three previous Media Librarianship issues of Library Trends, one in 1967, one in 1971 and one in 1985. The issue was proposed in part as an update to the 1985 issue, given the shift from analog to digital media.

Healy also contributed an article to the issue: a case history of the introduction of NetFlix into an academic library media collection. Polk Library offers access to the entire issue through the database ProjectMuse: http://muse.jhu.edu/search. Other articles in the issue include ranged from discussions of pricing models for digital streaming media, a retrospective of library media equipment from lantern slides to films-on-demand and interlibrary loan practices for audiovisual media

“The library is proud that Ms. Healy edited an issue of this highly respected library journal,” said Patrick Wilkinson, Polk Library director.

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