Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

October 11, 2002

First Monday 7, no. 10 (2002): Includes " Hypertext Links: Whither Thou Goest, and Why," "Letter from San Francisco: The Internet Bookmobile", and other articles.

Foster, Andrea L. "U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Copyright-Protection Case." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 October 2002: Describes Wednesday's oral arguments from the Eldred v. Ashcroft case.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 45): SEPB turns six with this version, which includes over 1,700 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources" directory includes over 230 related Web sites.

"Response to Walt Crawford": FOS Forum message from Peter Suber that replies to a Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large article.

October 10, 2002

Against the Grain 14 (September 2002): Includes "Aggregation, Integration and the Library Without Walls?," "Libraries in the Cyberage—Filtering, Censorship and the First Amendment: Libraries at the Crossroads," "Would You Like Print With That? Will Electronic Reference Packages Supplant Print?," and other articles.

Musgrove, Mike. "Microsoft Easing Up On DVD Restrictions.", 9 October 2002: Microsoft changes its mind about restricting the playback of DVDs recorded using Windows XP Media Center Edition.

"Research Library Trends": Introduction from ARL Statistics 2000-01.

SPARC E-News (August-September 2002): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

October 9, 2002

Crews, Kenneth D. New Copyright Law for Distance Education: The Meaning and Importance of the TEACH Act: Detailed analysis of the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act.

Reid, Calvin. "E-Book Vendors Look to Libraries for Growth." Publishers Weekly, 7 October 2002: Discusses marketing efforts targeted at libraries by Adobe,, and netLibrary.

Vangelova, Luba. "Internet Libel Laws In Limbo." Online Journalism Review, 26 September 2002: Examines the implications of Dow Jones v. Gutnick.

October 8, 2002

"Copyright Extension Act Is Debated in Briefs for Upcoming Supreme Court Case" Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal 64, no. 1590 (2002): Recap of the Eldred v. Ashcroft case, including the briefs.

McCullagh, Declan. "Verizon, RIAA in Copyright Showdown." CNET, 4 October 2002: The Recording Industry Association of America asks for a court order to force Verizon to reveal the name of a Kazaa subscriber.

Online Librarian Survey—Response and Results: Results of a survey on the first draft of the COUNTER Usage Reports.

October 7, 2002

EP Topic News, 3 October 2002: Electronic publishing news from

Library Resources & Technical Services 46 (April 2002): Includes "Technological Change and the Scholarly Communications Reform Movement: Reflections on Castells and Giddens" and other articles.

Science & Technology Libraries 20, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Digitizing Scientific Articles: Special Challenges" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 3 October 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

October 4, 2002

Carlson, Scott. "Students and Faculty Members Turn to Online Library Materials Before Printed Ones, Study Finds". The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 October 2002: Discussion of the results of an Outsell study for the Digital Library Federation.

Library Application Profile: New draft, which "clarifies the use of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in libraries and library-related applications and projects."

October 3, 2002

Bowman, Lisa M. "Professor Posts Digital Device Hit List." ZDNet News, 1 October 2002: Ed Felten has created a list of devices affected by the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act.

Current Cites 13 (September 2002): Annotated references for information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Fun with XML: Updated notes from Eric Lease Morgan.

Phillips, Heather Fleming. "New Bills Aim to Protect Consumers' Use of Digital Media." Mercury News, 1 October 2002: Rep. Zoe Lofgren's bill is called the Digital Choice and Freedom Act.

October 2, 2002

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (August 2002): Includes "The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper (Excerpts)" and other articles.

Carlson, Scott. "On Behalf of Film Studios, Company Searches for Students Downloading Movies." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 October 2002: MediaForce is sending higher education institutions cease-and-desist letters.

Tenopir, Carol. "Online Serials Heat Up." Library Journal, 1 October 2002: Discusses recent United Kingdom Serials Group and Charleston Conference meetings.

October 1, 2002

Black, Jane. "A Case to Define the Digital Age." BusinessWeek Online, 27 September 2002: Discusses the copyright implications of Eldred v. Ashcroft.

College & Research Libraries 63 (September 2002): Includes "Toward Developing a Framework of Cost Elements for Preserving Authentic Electronic Records into Perpetuity" and other articles.

Digital Document Quarterly 1. no. 3 (2002): Electronic serial on digital preservation issues from H. M. Gladney.

RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description: Guidelines from the RLG EAD Advisory Group.

September 30, 2002

Carnevale, Dan. "House Members Approve Language Easing Some Copyright Rules for Online Courses." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 27 September 2002: Copyright provisions added to HR 2215 may make it easier to use copyrighted materials in online classes.

"Discord Over File Swapping," CNET, 26 September 2002: Roundup of recent news articles on peer-to-peer copyright issues.

EP Topic News, 26 September 2002: Electronic publishing news from

ShelfLife, 26 September 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 27, 2002

Learned Publishing 15 (October 2002): Includes "Journals E-Publishing: Outsourced Solutions for Professional, Scholarly and Society Publishers," "Linking to Full Text: The Secondary Publisher's Perspective," "The Peer-Review Process," "Reading Behaviour and Electronic Journals," "Two Societies Show How to Profit by Providing Free Access," and other articles.

September 26, 2002

EDUCAUSE Review 37 (September/October 2002): Includes "Print and Electronic Information: Shedding New Light on Campus Use" and other articles.

Harmon, Amy. "Copyright Hurdles Confront Selling of Music on the Internet." The New York Times, 23 September 2002, C1, C4: Online music distributors discover that getting permissions is difficult or impossible. Rob Glaser of MusicNet says: "It's as if Franz Kafka designed this system and employed Rube Goldberg as his architect."

September 25, 2002

Bricklin, Dan. "Copy Protection Robs the Future": Bricklin uses VisiCalc as an example of why copy protection is a bad idea for posterity.

Interlending & Document Supply 30, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Assumptions Versus Reality: User Behaviour in Sourcing Scholarly Information," "Electronic Article Supply—Making Life EASY-er for All," "Interlending and Document Supply: A Review of Recent Literature—XLII," and other articles.

Program 36, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Design of a Digital Dissertation Information Management System," "Federating Access to Digital Objects: PictureAustralia," and other articles.

September 24, 2002

The Electronic Library 20, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Perspectives for Electronic Books in the World Wide Web Age," "A User-Centred Approach to E-Book Design," and other articles.

OCLC Systems & Services 18, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Implementation of Dublin Core at the University of Alberta Libraries" and other articles.

SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access): E-Print project at the University of Nottingham.

September 23, 2002

EP Topic News, 19 September 2002: Electronic publishing news from

King, Brad. "New Bill: More Digital TV Limits." Wired News, 21 September 2002: Rep. Billy Tauzin has released a draft of a new digital TV bill.

"Legal Guru: We Don't Need Cyberlaws" ZDNet News, 20 September 2002: Wide ranging interview with David Sorkin of the John Marshall Law School by Paul Festa.

ShelfLife, 19 September 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 20, 2002

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (October 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

College & Research Libraries News 63 (October 2002): Includes "SPARC and ACRL" and other articles.

"Graph 4. Expenditure Trends in ARL Libraries, 1986-2002" from ARL Statistics 2000-01: Serials expenditures up by 210%.

Wired 10 (October 2002): Includes "Lawrence Lessig's Supreme Showdown" and other articles.

September 19, 2002

"The Campaign to Have Copyright Interests Trump Technology and Consumer Rights": Speech by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, at the Optical Storage Symposium.

"FIGARO—European Academic Digital Publishing Initiative Underway": Press release about FIGARO, which is a project to develop new models for scholarly electronic publishing by European universities and publishers.

Greenstein, Daniel, and Suzanne Thorin. The Digital Library: A Biography. Washington, DC: Digital Library Federation and Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002: Discusses three stages of digital library development and provides case studies.

National Library of Australia Electronic Information Resources Strategies and Action Plan 2002-2003: See also the National Library of Australia Electronic Information Resources Strategies and Action Plan 2001-2002—Report on Progress.

September 18, 2002

D-Lib Magazine 8 (September 2002): Includes "Building Digital Tobacco Industry Document Libraries at the University of California, San Francisco Library/Center for Knowledge Management," "Coming to TERM: Designing the Texas Email Repository Model," "Evaluation Methodologies for Information Management Systems," and other articles.

The Market for Scientific, Technical and Medical Journals: Report from the UK Office of Fair Trading.

Technology Review (October 2002): Includes "Data Extinction" and other articles.

Tennant, Roy. "Institutional Repositories." Library Journal, 15 September 2002: Latest "Digital Libraries" column from Roy Tennant.

September 17, 2002

Birchard, Karen. "Canadian Business School's Journal Opts Out of Print and Onto the Internet." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 September 2002: The 70-year-old Ivey Business Journal will be freely available on the Internet.

EP Topic News, 12 September 2002: Electronic publishing news from

First Monday 7, no. 9 (2002): Includes "The Social Life of Legal Information: First Impressions" and other articles.

Foster, Andrea L. "Second Thoughts on 'Bundled' E-Journals." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 September 2002: Discusses library concerns about bundled e-journal subscriptions, especially ScienceDirect.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 12, no 3: Includes "A How-to-Guide for Electronic Reserves: Or, If I Knew Then What I Know Now," "Scientists and the Journal Article: Choices for Access," and other articles.

Librarian's eBook Newsletter 2 (August 2002): Current news about e-books.

Project RoMEO: The one-year project will "investigate the rights issues surrounding the 'self-archiving' of research in the UK academic community under the Open Archive Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting."

The Serials Librarian 42, nos. 1/2 (2002): Includes "Infomediaries in the Internet Era: Subscription Agents as Intermediaries and Aggregators in the Electronic Publishing World-Agents of Change and Tradition," "Is XML in Your Future?," "Licensing E-Journals: UK Style," "New Models for Serials: Redefining the Serial and the Licensing Environment," "The Tempe Principles in Practice," "Three-Dimensional Serials; or, How I Learned to Love Content Management on the Web," "UCITA and Fair Use: A Compatible or Combatable Relationship," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 12 September 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 10, 2002

Next Weblog update on 9/17/02.

Borland, John. "ISPs Gird for Copyright Fights." CNET, 9 September 2002: Overview of current legal conflicts between ISPs and content providers.

Computers and the Humanities 36 (August 2002): Includes "Computer-Mediated Texts and Textuality: Theory and Practice," "Mutability, Medium, and Character," and other articles.

Coursey, David. "The Fatal Flaw Inside MS's New Media Center PCs." ZDNet AnchorDesk, 9 September 2002: You can burn a DVD, but must play it on the same PC.

September 9, 2002

Current Cites 13 (August 2002): Annotated references for information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

EP Topic News, 5 September 2002: Electronic publishing news from

Krim, Jonathan. "A Story Of Piracy And Privacy." Washington Post, 5 September 2002: A Verizon filing says: "RIAA proposes a dazzlingly broad subpoena power that would allow any person, without filing a complaint, to invoke the coercive power of a federal court to force disclosure of the identity of any user of the Internet, based on a mere assertion . . . that the user is engaged in infringing activity,. . ."

ShelfLife, 5 September 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 6, 2002

Abate, Tom. "Research Rebel Gets Word Out: Biochemist Rallies Colleagues to Publish Results on the Web—Not in High-Priced Journals." San Francisco Chronicle, 2 September 2002: Stanford biochemist Pat Brown wants to raise $20 million to support free e-journals.

Isenberg, Doug. "Is This the Way to Fight Copyright Infringement?" Thirteen music industry companies have filed a lawsuit against four backbone providers in an effort to stop alleged infringement by

McCullagh, Declan. "University to Challenge Copyright Laws." CNET 4 September 2002: An anonymous $1 million gift is given to Duke University to fund a new Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

Monograph and Serial Costs in ARL Libraries, 1986-2001: Graph from ARL Statistics 2000-01 shows first serials cost decline since 1986.

September 5, 2002

Borland, John. "Labels Loosening Up on CD Copy Locks." CNET, 3 September 2002: Major record labels are reacting to consumer backlash against copy-protection technology.

Information Today 19 (September 2002): Includes "DRM's Confused and Fragile Future," "Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2002," and other articles.

ONLINE 26 (September/October 2002): Includes "Deep Thinking Eludes Deep Linking Detractors," "Social Sciences E-Prints Come of Age: The California Digital Library's Working Paper Repository," and other articles.

Searcher 10 (September 2002): Includes "Doing It Right: How Some Universities Encourage the Creation of Prime Research Web Sites" and other articles.

Wilcox, Joe. "New PCs Restrict Copying." ZDNet News, 3 September 2002: Windows XP Media Center Edition will include copy-protection technology.

September 4, 2002

Computers in Libraries 22 (September 2002): Includes "How Does XML Help Libraries?," "'Standard' Issue: Defining Standards and Protocols," and other articles.

Library Hi Tech News 19, no. 7 (2002): Includes "E-Profile Web-Based Journal Manuscript Management and Peer-Review Software and Systems" and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "Watchdogs Rap RIAA's File-Trade Assault." ZDNet News, 2 September 2002: Consumer and privacy groups file an amicus brief saying that the RIAA's request for information about a Verizon subscriber should be refused.

Thomas, Joan E. "The Growth of Digital Image Archives: Can We Toll the Bell for Microfilm?", 2 September 2002: The author says microfilm's "days are definitely numbered."

September 3, 2002

Cox, Richard J. Vandals in the Stacks? A Response to Nicholson Baker's Assault on Libraries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002: Rebuttal to Nicholson Baker's Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.

EP Topic News, 29 August 2002: Electronic publishing news from

"The Free Online Scholarship Movement: An Interview with Peter Suber." The Technology Source (September/October 2002): James L. Morrison interviews Peter Suber, author of The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter.

Protecting Creative Works in a Digital Age: What Is at Stake for Content Creators, Providers, and Users?: Senate Committee on the Judiciary Web site provides links to relevant documents and a comment form.

September 2, 2002

Holmes, Robyn. "MusicAustralia: A Digital Strategy for Music": Presentation at the 2002 International Association of Music Libraries Annual Conference.

ShelfLife, 29 August 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"SPARC Europe Hires Director." Library Journal, 30 August 2002: David Prosser, who is now at Oxford University Press, has been selected.

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