Archive for February, 2006

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog Update (2/27/06)

Posted in Announcements on February 27th, 2006

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available, which provides information about new scholarly literature and resources related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, journal articles, magazine articles, newsletters, technical reports, and white papers. Especially interesting are: "©1: Term & Extent," Copyright and Access to Knowledge, "Copyright Issues in Open Access Research Journals: The Authors’ Perspective," "Digital Repositories in UK Universities and Colleges," "A Research Library Based on the Historical Collections of the Internet Archive," and "The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition: An Evolving Agenda."

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    Version 61, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on February 21st, 2006

    Version 61 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,610 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

    The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does.

    The "Open Access Webliography" (with Ho) complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

    Changes in This Version

    The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

    Table of Contents

    1 Economic Issues
    2 Electronic Books and Texts
    2.1 Case Studies and History*
    2.2 General Works*
    2.3 Library Issues
    3 Electronic Serials
    3.1 Case Studies and History*
    3.2 Critiques
    3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
    3.4 General Works*
    3.5 Library Issues*
    3.6 Research*
    4 General Works*
    5 Legal Issues
    5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*
    5.2 License Agreements*
    5.3 Other Legal Issues
    6 Library Issues
    6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*
    6.2 Digital Libraries*
    6.3 General Works*
    6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation*
    7 New Publishing Models*
    8 Publisher Issues*
    8.1 Digital Rights Management*
    9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*
    Appendix A. Related Bibliographies
    Appendix B. About the Author*
    Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics*

    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

    Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*
    Digital Libraries*
    Electronic Books and Texts*
    Electronic Serials*
    General Electronic Publishing*
    Images*
    Legal*
    Preservation*
    Publishers
    Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*
    SGML and Related Standards*

    Further Information about SEPB

    The HTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use. Each major section is a separate file. There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet. It can be can be searched using Boolean operators.

    The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:

    1. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list and RSS feed)
    2. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 270 related Web sites)
    3. Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

    The Acrobat file is designed for printing. The printed bibliography is over 215 pages long. The Acrobat file is over 570 KB.

    Related Article

    An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

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      HTML Version of "What Is Open Access?"

      Posted in Announcements, Open Access, Scholarly Communication on February 20th, 2006

      An HTML version of my "What Is Open Access?" preprint is now available. This version includes additional links in the body of the document that make it easier to quickly access related information about OA concepts, documents, or systems. While it makes many footnote links available in the body of the document (as well as new ones), it is not an attempt to replicate all footnote links in it.

      This paper presents a more nuanced, contemporary view of open access than my "Key Open Access Concepts" excerpt from the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals; however, it had to be very compact to meet the publisher’s needs, and it omits some topics discussed in the earlier document.

      Those wanting a more in-depth recent treatment might want to try the first half of my "Open Access and Libraries" preprint, which covers much of this material more fully as a preliminary to discussing the relationship between open access and library functions and operations. However, the "What Is Open Access?" paper reflects some changes in my thinking about OA not found in "Open Access and Libraries."

      A PDF version of "What Is Open Access?" is also available, which is more suitable for printing and reading offline.

      "What Is Open Access?" will appear in: Jacobs, Neil, ed. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2006. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

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        Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog Update (2/13/06)

        Posted in Announcements on February 13th, 2006

        The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available, which provides information about new scholarly literature and resources related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, journal articles, magazine articles, newsletters, technical reports, and white papers. Especially interesting are: "Analog Hole and Broadcast Flag," "Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice," "The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After," "Google Scholar: Potentially Good for Users of Academic Information," "Open Journal Systems: An Example of Open Source Software for Journal Management and Publishing," Report on Orphan Works, "Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects," "Scholarly Communication in the Digital Environment: The 2005 Survey of Journal Author Behaviour and Attitudes," "Self-Archiving and the Copyright Transfer Agreements of ISI-Ranked Library and Information Science Journals," and "Six Things That Researchers Need to Know about Open Access."

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          "What Is Open Access?" Preprint

          Posted in Announcements, Open Access on February 12th, 2006

          A preprint of my book chapter "What Is Open Access?" is now available. This chapter provides a brief overview of open access (around 4,800 words). It examines the three base definitions of open access; notes other key OA statements; defines and discusses self-archiving, self-archiving strategies (author Websites, disciplinary archives, institutional-unit archives, and institutional repositories), and self-archiving copyright practices; and defines and discusses open access journals and the major types of OA publishers (born-OA publishers, conventional publishers, and non-traditional publishers). It will appear in: Jacobs, Neil, ed. Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2006. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

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            UH E-Publications Have A New Virtual Home

            Posted in Announcements on February 6th, 2006

            The University of Houston Libraries’ e-publications have moved to a new server. The old URLs have been mapped to the new ones, but some minor Web page cleanup is being done to accommodate the new venue and searching is temporarily down. Pardon our digital dust.

            PACS-L http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsl/pacsl.html
            PACS-P http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsp/pacsp.html
            Public-Access Computer Systems News http://epress.lib.uh.edu/news/pacsnews.html
            Public-Access Computer Systems Review http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pr/pacsrev.html
            Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html
            Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm
            Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

            Update: Migration complete. Everything should be working now.

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              Open Access Bibliography Author and Title Indexes Are Now Available

              Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Open Access, Scholarly Communication on February 6th, 2006

              Author and title indexes for the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals are now available.

              These indexes, which include complete references, were initially generated in EndNote, then refined through a lengthy production process using several text editing programs to produce the final HTML files.

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