myMETRO Researchers 2013

Reports from the 2013 myMETRO Researchers can be viewed below. You can also return to the myMETRO Researchers project page.

Independent Publishing

Members: Amy Ballmer (Graduate Center, City University of New York); A.S. Municino (; Judith Schwartz (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York); Robert Weiss (Adelphi University)

The final deliverable includes an overview of the current state of the publishing industry, supplemented by an annotated bibliography. It then proceeds to a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the responses to our questionnaire to research librarians that focuses on their collection development policies with particular emphasis on their relationships with independent and small publishing houses. It concludes with a comprehensive annotated list of resources pertaining to indie publishing that identifies distributors, book bloggers, self-publishers, and related institutions and events. The ultimate objective is to create some type of conduit between these publishers and research libraries.

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Landmark Preservation

Members: Robin Naughton, Steven Essig (MLS, Merchandising, Metropolitan Opera), M.Rini Hughes, Catey Farley

The final deliverable is an annotated bibliography with introductory statements describing the research and document organization.  There are five sections that address multiple aspects of historical preservation, including web resources, the 6th Street (Harsimus Branch) Embankment project, history of preservation/adaptive reuse efforts in the US, preservation law and planning, and how-to guides and political advocacy/tactics.  The annotated bibliography is a resource for current or new preservationists interested in the process and concerns of historical preservation and adaptive reuse.  The bibliography was sent to the Embankment Preservation Coalition.
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Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

Members: Danielle Aloia (New York Academy of Medicine), Marilyn Kahn (Eastern School of Acupuncture), Rajni Misra

The final deliverable is an analysis of the information needs of METRO member libraries vis-a-vis the Affordable Care Act. Also included is an ACA LibGuide available through METRO’s web site, and a proposal for an in-person event which would bring librarians together to discuss challenges in meeting information needs related to the ACA. The intended audience includes academic, medical, and public librarians as well as others interested in learning more about the ACA.

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