Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

December 12, 2001

E-Journal Archive DTD Feasibility Study: Report to the Harvard University Library by Inera Incorporated about a DTD to be used for e-journal preservation purposes.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 40): New version includes over 1,500 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. An article about SEPB that describes its ten-year development and provides an analysis of use statistics from 1996-2000 was recently published by The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

TDNETUSERS@LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU: New list for libraries that utilize TDNET.

December 11, 2001

AALL Spectrum 6 (November 2001): Includes "The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Collection Development in the 21st Century," "Law Librarians Must Redefine Their Roles in the Era of Information Technology," "Metadata: An Overview," and other articles.

Program 35 (October 2001): Includes "Digitisation Projects at Durham University Library—An Overview," "Librarians in the Digital Age: Planning Digitisation Projects," and other articles.

December 10, 2001

Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 89 (October 2001): Includes "Electronic Journal Access: How Does It Affect the Print Subscription Price?," "Online Journals: Impact on Print Journal Usage," and other articles.

December 7, 2001

Tools and Resources for Online Journal Editing & Publishing: Resource directory for e-journal publishers, which includes a section on peer review and manuscript management systems. Initiative sponsored by media and technology companies to develop the eXtensible Media Commerce Language (XMCL), which is "an open XML-based language designed to establish industry-wide standards for Internet media commerce."

December 6, 2001

Colford, Paul D. "Time Warner Closing Book On E-Publishing." New York Daily News, 4 December 2001: Adios,

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 5 December 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

SPARC E-News (October-November 2001): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

December 5, 2001

ERPANET: "The European Commission funded ERPANET Project will establish an expandable European Consortium, which will make viable and visible information, best practice and skills development in the area of digital preservation of cultural heritage and scientific objects."

Currier, Sarah, Sharron Brown, and F. Cuna Ekmekioglu. INveStigating Portals for Information Resources And Learning. Final Report: Report from the INSPIRAL project, which examined the integration of digital libraries and virtual learning environments.

December 4, 2001

The Journal of Electronic Publishing 7 (December 2001): Includes "Electronic First: The Upcoming Revolution in the Scholarly Communication System," "Evolution of an Electronic Book: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography," "The Indexing of Scholarly Journals: A Tipping Point for Publishing Reform?," "The More Things Change . . . Paper Is Still With Us," "Note to Self: Print Monograph Dead; Invent New Publishing Model," and other articles.

Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web-Based Information Resources: December 2001 revision of this document from the International Coalition of Library Consortia.

Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information. Update No. 1: New Developments In E-Journal Licensing: December 2001 update of this document from the International Coalition of Library Consortia.

December 3, 2001

ASSIGNation 19 (October 2001): Special issue on e-books.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine (November 2001): Includes "From Fulltext Documents to Structured Citations: CERN's Automated Solution"; "LDL (Landscape Digital Library): A Digital Photographic Database of a Case Study Area in the River Po Valley, Northern Italy"; "The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Free Access to the Astronomical Literature On-line and Through Email"; and other articles.

November 30, 2001

Carlson, Scott. "A Company That Offers an Online Library Lays Off Half Its Employees." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 November 2001: Hard times at Questia Media.

Collection Management Initiative: Grant-funded study by the University of California system about the effects of removing printed copies of selected journals for which electronic versions are available. Runs from October 2001 through September 2002.

Texas A&M University Libraries and ARL Receive NSF Grant for Digital Libraries Assessment: Press release about the funding of the "Developing a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) LibQUAL+ Protocol" proposal, which will: "(a) define the dimensions of digital library service quality from the users' perspectives; (b) develop a tool for measuring user perceptions and expectations of digital library service quality across NSDL digital library contexts; and (c) identify digital library best practices that permit generalizations across operations and development platforms."

November 29, 2001

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. Volume 1, 2001: Numbers 1-13: Detailed index to volume one of this very useful publication.

Follow the eBook Road: eBooks in Oz Public Libraries: Three e-book presentations from the the Australian Library and Information Association's 2001 Public Libraries Conference.

Serials 14, No. 3 (2001): Includes "DSpace: Durable Digital Documents," "The Electronic Mathematics Archives Network Initiative (EMANI)," "Holding Moonbeams: The Challenge of Preserving Scientific Knowledge," "LOCKSS, A Permanent Web Publishing and Access System: Brief Introduction and Status Report," "Managing Electronic E-Journal Access: The TDNet solution," "Planning for the Digital Archive: The Harvard E-Journal Experience," and other articles.

November 28, 2001

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 26 November 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Harnad, Stevan. Skyreading and Skywriting for Researchers: A Post-Gutenberg Anomaly and How to Resolve It: New paper by Harnad and an online discussion of it.

Open Digital Rights Language Initiative: Effort to define a standard "vocabulary for the expression of terms and conditions over digital content including permissions, constraints, obligations, conditions, and agreements with rights holders."

Spectra (Summer/Fall 2000): Special issue on digital imaging.

November 27, 2001

Digital Rights Management Seminar, 20 November 2001, Artis Conference Centre, Amsterdam: Presentations in Acrobat or PowerPoint format.

DP9—An OAI Gateway Service for Web Crawlers: Software that allows Internet search engines to index OAI repositories.

portal: Libraries and the Academy 1 (October 2001): Includes "Alliance Building in the Information and Online Database Industry," "The Symbolic Meaning of Libraries in a Digital Age," "The Sociotechnical Networks of Scholarly Communication," and other articles.

November 26, 2001

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 1 (December 2001): Walt Crawford continues his insightful commentary on the evolving e-book scene, new articles worth reading, and other topics.

Covax News (October 2001): Includes "COVAX Metasearch Engine and Access to Native XML-Data Bases" and other articles.

Digital Resources: Annotated pathfinder by OCLC Preservation Resources staff.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 16 November 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

November 16, 2001

Next Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog update will be on 11/26/01.

OCLC Makes Offer to Purchase Assets of netLibrary: Press release about the potential purchase of netLibrary, which has filed Chapter 11.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity. New York: New York University Press, 2001: Takes a hard look at the downside of copyright laws. Read selected chapters at the author's old NYU home page.

Wiley InterScience Launches OnlineBooks: Database Will Deliver Integrated Content from Wiley's Books, Journals and Reference Works: Press release about Wiley InterScience OnlineBooks, which will have three main sections: Chemistry, Life and Medical Sciences, and Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.

November 15, 2001

Colston, Catherine. "Sui Generis Database Right: Ripe for Review?" JILT: Journal of Information, Law & Technology, no. 3 (2001): Examines the impact on the public domain of laws that protect the rights of database publishers.

Young, Jeffrey R. "New Online Service Lets Biologists Vote on Most Important Articles." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 November 2001: Describes the Faculty of 1000, a commercial service that uses more than 1,450 biologists to rate papers.

November 14, 2001

Ginsburg, Lev. Review of Digital Copyright, by Jessica Litman. JOLT: UCLA Journal of Law and Technology (2001): Discusses Litman's critique of copyright law.

Mieszkowski, Katharine. "Dumpster Diving on the Web.", 2 November 2001: Will copyright issues trip up the Internet Archive Wayback Machine?

November 13, 2001

Albanese, Andrew Richard. "Revolution or Evolution." Library Journal, 1 November 2001: Examines the changing role of academic libraries. Includes an interview with Karen Williams about e-publishing at the University of Arizona Library and a list of scholarly e-publishing projects.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 9 November 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

November 12, 2001

Digital Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries, and E-Science: Presentations (in PowerPoint format) from a seminar sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the British National Space Centre. Includes a Word-compatible conference summary.

Managing the Delivery of Electronic Journals: Issues for a Science-Technical Library. Sci-Tech Contributed Papers for the 2001 SLA Conference: Includes "Building and Maintaining a Local Database for Electronic Journal Access Points" and "An Integrated Approach to Managing Electronic Journals: The Purdue University Experience."

November 9, 2001

Collections & Access for the 21st Century Scholar: A Forum to Explore the Roles of the Research Library: Presentations and notes from this recent ARL forum.

EDUCAUSE Review 36 (November/December 2001): Includes "Archiving in the Digital Age: There's a Will, But Is There a Way?," "Balancing Copyright Concerns: The TEACH Act of 2001," and "Copyright Assumptions and Challenges."

PCC Standing Committee on Automation (SCA) 2nd Task Group on Journals in Aggregator Databases. Final Report, October 23, 2001: Progress report on efforts to create MARC records for journals in aggregator databases.

Young, Jeffrey R. "Law Student Warns That Professors' Quest for Rights to Lectures Could Backfire." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6 November 2001: Interview with Corynne McSherry, author of Who Owns Academic Work: Battling for Control of Intellectual Property.

November 8, 2001

Digital Document Discourse Environment: A freeware, mostly open source toolkit for fostering discussion, such as peer review. Used by the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (see the related research papers).

A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections: Recommendations of the Digital Library Forum (a work group of the Institute of Museum and Library Services).

INASP Newsletter 18 (October 2001): Special issue about online journal publishing.

Managing Digital Video Content: A Two-Day Workshop on Current and Emerging Standards for Managing Digital Video Content: Presentations from the conference, which are typically in PowerPoint or RealVideo format.

November 7, 2001

Hunt, Steve. Remote User Authentication in Libraries: Useful annotated list authentication resources.

OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata. A Recommendation for Content Information. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 2001: Recommends metadata strategies for preserving digital content in the context of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model.

November 6, 2001

DC-2001: Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001. Tokyo: National Institute of Informatics, 2001: Includes "The ABC Ontology and Model," "A Metadata Kernel for Electronic Permanence," and "Qualified Dublin Core using RDF for Sci-Tech Journal Articles."

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 2 November 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

"Name Change": According to this e-mail message, the posting address for E-COLLECTIONS will soon be

November 5, 2001

Smith, Abby. Strategies for Building Digitized Collections. Washington, DC: Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2001: Examines issues such as the purpose, sustainability, and integration of digital collections.

November 2, 2001

Major Organizations to Develop Digital Rights Management (DRM) Standard: International DOI Foundation press release about the development of the Rights Data Dictionary standard by a new consortium.

File Specifications for the Digital Talking Book (Committee AQ): NISO committee that is developing the ANSI/NISO Z39.86-200x standard, which is in draft form.

November 1, 2001

CLIR Issues (November/December 2001): Includes articles on "On Digital Library Standards: From Yours and Mine to Ours" and "What's Happening to Archives? A Tale of Three Sessions."

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 26 October 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

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