Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

February 17, 2003

Next Weblog update on 2/24/03.

Against the Grain 14 (December 2002-January 2003): Includes "A Bookseller Views the Future of the Book"; "The Future of Books and Libraries"; "The Future of Books and Reading in an Age of Hyperlinks"; "The Future of the Book: Does It Have One?"; "Here Lies The Book, R.I.P"; and other articles.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3 (March 2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

College & Research Libraries News 64 (February 2003): Includes "Removing Barriers to Research: An Introduction to Open Access for Librarians" and other articles.

Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era: Proceedings of the 133 Annual ARL Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 14-16, 1998: Includes: "Achieving Maximal Value from Digital Technologies in Scholarly Communication," "The Digital Millennium: What Does It All Mean?," "Moving With Dispatch to Resolve the Scholarly Communication Crisis: From Here to NEAR," "The Impact of Publisher Mergers," and other papers.

Cultivate Interactive (February 2003): Includes "Cultivating Understanding: The Story of Cultivate Interactive" and other articles.

Directory of Open Access Journals: New project funded by the Open Society Institute and SPARC.

EP Topic News, 13 February 2003: Electronic publishing news from

The Filter, 7 February 2003: Internet news and commentary from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. (Click on "Current Issue.")

First Monday 8, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Collaborative Development of Open Content: A Process Model to Unlock the Potential for African Universities" and other articles.

Foster, Andrea L. "Elsevier Announces New Procedures for Retracting Online Articles." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 February 2003: Explains how Elsevier will flag, replace, or withdraw articles in ScienceDirect.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 26 (Winter 2002): Includes "Canceling Print Serials in Favor of Electronic: Criteria for Decision Making," "Collaborative Roles in Managing Electronic Publications," "Incorporating Electronic Products into the Acquisitions Workflow in a Small College Library," "Non-Renewal of Print Journal Subscriptions That Duplicate Titles in Selected Electronic Databases: A Case Study," and other articles.

"Questioning the Economic Justification for (and thus Constitutionality of) Copyright Law's Prohibition Against Unauthorized Copying: S106": This paper "questions whether the current S106 could survive the intermediate scrutiny standards of the First Amendment, given the lack of evidence that the benefits of S106 exceed its costs."

Scientific American (March 2003): Includes "Some Rights Reserved" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 13 February 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC E-News (December 2002-January 2003): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

"UCITA Fails to Receive American Bar Association Approval": ALA Press release.

February 10, 2003

Next Weblog update on 2/17/03.

Besek, June M. Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003: "This paper describes copyright rights and exceptions and highlights issues potentially involved in the creation of a nonprofit digital archive."

CLIR Issues (January/February 2003): Includes "Cooperating to Build Collections in the Digital Era," "Optimism and Caution Voiced at Digital Library Forum," and other articles.

"Dublin Core as International Standard": DC-GENERAL message says that the Dublin Core has been approved by ISO TC46 SC4.

EP Topic News, 6 February 2003: Electronic publishing news from

Journal of Internet Cataloging 5, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Classification Schemes for Internet Resources Revisited," "University of Washington Libraries Digital Registry," and other articles.

Library Journal, 1 Febuary 2003: Includes "Counting on COUNTER," "Keeping Count," and other articles.

portal: Libraries and the Academy 3 (January 2003): Includes "Technology and Copyright Issues in the Academic Library: First Sale, Fair Use and the Electronic Document"; "MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema"; and other articles.

ShelfLife, 6 February 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Serials Review 28, Issue 4 (2002): Includes "Context-Sensitive Linking: It's a Small World After All"; "Hey! What About Us?! Changing Roles of Subject Specialists and Reference Librarians in the Age of Electronic Resources"; "Staffing for Electronic Resource Management: The Results of a Survey"; and other articles.

February 3, 2003

Next Weblog update on 2/10/03.

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (December 2002): Special issue on "Collections & Access for the 21st-Century Scholar: Changing Roles of Research Libraries."

Bulletin of the American Association of Information Science and Technology 29 (December/January 2003): Includes a special section on "Mining the Metadata Quarries."

CARL Institutional Repository Pilot Project: Online Resource Portal: A "Canadian initiative to implement institutional repositories at several Canadian research libraries."

Carnevale, Dan. "6 Institutions Will Help Fine-Tune a Popular New Archiving Program." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 January 2003: Discusses the foundation of the DSpace Federation.

The Database Right File: Resource guide to case law related to the European Database Directive.

Foster, Andrea L. "Record Industry Has No Plan to Seek Names of Students Trading Copyrighted Songs." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 January 2003: The Recording Industry Association of America's president and general counsel says: "We have no current plans to do that, but that doesn't mean we wouldn't in the future."

Library Review 52, no. 1 (2003): Includes "The Economics of Publishing and the Publishing of Economics."

netConnect (Winter 2003): Includes "Behind Every Great Virtual Library Stand Many Great Licenses" and other articles.

Open Access Journal Business Guides: Two new guides from the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

"The Practical Realities of the New Copyright Laws: A Librarian's Perspective": Presentation by ARL Executive Director Duane Webster at the Modern Language Association Conference, 28 December 2002.

SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide: Overview of strategies and issues prepared by Raym Crow.

January 24, 2003

Next Weblog update on 2/3/03.

Archiving E-Publications: Outline of JISC Consultancy (May 2002—April 2003): First results of an ongoing one-year JISC study "to evaluate previous licences; explore with publishers and other stakeholders archiving and access provisions; and evaluate future options for archiving of licensed e-journals and access arrangements."

EDUCAUSE Review 38, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Digital Archiving: What Is Involved?" and "Digital Certificates: Coming of Age."

iVia: Open source subject portal/virtual library software.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3 (February 2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

MARC to XML conversion utility: Perl script to convert MARC records to XML. Get it from the MARC in XML Web site.

Read, Brock. "Art History Without Slides. " The Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 January 2003: Digital images start to replace slides, but financial and copyright issues are a concern.

January 17, 2003

Next Weblog update on 1/24/03.

Ariadne, no. 34 (2003): Includes "Cultural Heritage Language Technologies: Building an Infrastructure for Collaborative Digital Libraries in the Humanities", "DAEDALUS: Freeing Scholarly Communication at the University of Glasgow," "Exploring Charging Models for Digital Library Cultural Heritage," "Exposing Information Resources for E-Learning," "Personalising the Digital Library," "Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH", ""The 2nd Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), and other articles.

D-Lib Magazine 9 (January 2003): Includes "DSpace: An Open Source Dynamic Digital Repository," "MOAC—A Report on Integrating Museum and Archive Access in the Online Archive of California," "On Making and Identifying a 'Copy'," "Open Archives Activities and Experiences in Europe: An Overview by the Open Archives Forum," and other articles.

Foster, Andrea L. "Supreme Court Upholds Law Adding 20 Years to Copyrights." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 January 2003: More on the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act decision.

January 16, 2003

Archive Builders—White Papers: Extensive document imaging and management course materials.

"ERPANET Launches erpaProducts and New Website": Press release on NOF-DIGI announces the availability of erpaAssessments ("authoritative commentaries on key articles, monographs, and projects in the field of digital preservation"), erpaAdvisory ("web-based advisory service"), and its redesigned Web site.

Library Management 24, nos. 1/2 (2003): Includes "User Privacy in the Digital Library Environment: An Investigation of Policies and Preparedness" and other articles.

PRONOM: System being developed by the UK Public Record Office that "stores and provides information about file formats and the application software needed to open them" in support of digital preservation efforts.

Reuters. "Supreme Court OKs Copyright Extension." CNET, 15 January 2003: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act with a 7-2 decision.

January 15, 2003

Bridis, Ted. "Music, Tech Groups OK Copyright Plans." Seattle Times, 14 January 2003: The RIAA, major software companies, and major hardware companies have reached a compromise on digital copyright issues.

"COUNTER Code of Practice to be Released on 14 January 2003": Press release announces release 1 of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) Code of Practice.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 1 (2003): Includes "A Bit More to It: Scholarly Communication Forums as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks," "Scholarly Use of the Web: What Are the Key Inducers of Links to Journal Web Sites?," and other articles.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 2 (2003): Includes "A Profile of Faculty Reading and Information-Use Behaviors on the Cusp of the Electronic Age" and other articles.

January 14, 2003

Bowman, Lisa M. "EFF Blasts Controversial Copyright Law." CNET, 10 January 2003: Discusses the new Unintended Consequences: Four Years under the DMCA report from EFF.

"Hundreds of Univ. of Calif. Press Books Now Available on the Web": Press release on SEPTEMBER98-FORUM says: "More than 500 University of California Press books are available online free of charge through an ongoing partnership between UC Press and the California Digital Library."

Learned Publishing 16 (January 2003): Includes "Authors and Electronic Publishing: What Authors Want from the New Technology," "Challenges to the Role of Publishers," "Consortial Licensing vs. Tradition: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "E-books and the Academic Market: The Emerging Supply Chain," "Open-Access Journals—Nice Idea, Shame About the Numbers?," "Text Retrieval: An Overview," "What Will Happen to Peer Review?," and other articles.

Serials 15, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Creating Institutional E-Print Repositories," "Electronic Journals—The Danish Model," "Elsevier Digitises Scientific Heritage," "Implementing E-Journals at the Environment Agency," "MAGIC—Shining a New Light on a Grey Area," "The National Electronic Library Programme the Backbone of the Information Supply in the Electronic Research Environment in Finland," "Online Archiving with the British Library—The Emerald Experience," "Planning the Digital Library: A Virtual Impossibility?," "Taking the Plunge: Moving from Print to Electronic Journals", and other articles.

January 13, 2003

EP Topic News, 4 January 2003: Electronic publishing news from

Olsen, Florence. "Archiving Company Creates Online-Submission Process for Dissertations and Theses." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 January 2003: ProQuest Information and Learning is using software licensed from Berkeley Electronic Press to allow the electronic submission of dissertations and theses.

ShelfLife, 9 January 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Soules, Aline. "The Rights and Wrongs of the Doctrine of First Sale." Electronic Book Web, 12 December 2002: Examines first sale doctrine issues in the context of electronic publishing.

January 10, 2003

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (October 2002): Includes "Institutional Repositories Examined in North America and Europe," "U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge to 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act," and other articles.

Borland, John. "Microsoft E-Book Software Cracked." CNET, 8 January 2003: Dan Jackson has made software available on his Web site that can remove "all restrictions on copying and use" from Microsoft Reader files.

Foster, Andrea L. "A Group Offers Model Licenses for Free Sharing of Scholarly Material." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 January 2003: Describes the Creative Commons licences.

McCullagh, Declan. "Congress to Take on Spam, Copyright." CNET, 8 January 2003: Discusses prospects for copyright legislation in the 108th Congress.

January 9, 2003

Intellectual Property on the Internet: A Survey of Issues: WIPO report that "addresses the evolving digital economy and the migration of intellectual property to the Internet, as well as the broader questions raised for intellectual property by the impact of information and communications technologies in the digital environment."

Online Information Review 26, no. 6 (2002): Includes "The Politics of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA) in Digital Information Policy Development," "Research Dissemination and Invocation on the Web," "Web Information Seeking and Retrieval in Digital Library Contexts: Towards an Intelligent Agent Solution," and other articles.

Reuters. "Norway Teen Cleared in DVD Piracy Case." CNET, 7 January 2003: Jon Johansen, DeCSS creator, is found to be innocent.

January 8, 2003

First Monday 8, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Digitizing Old Photographs for the Web" and other articles.

JILT, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Making Copyright Ambidextrous: An Expose of Copyleft" and other articles.

Kiernan, Vincent. "Justice O'Connor Stays California Ruling in Former Student's Encryption Case." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 January 2003: Supreme Court temporarily suspends lower court ruling preventing student from being sued in DVD encryption cracking software case.

Tommasini, Anthony. "European Copyright Expirations Loom over the U.S. Recording Industry." Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 6 January 2002: Since copyright only lasts 50 years in the EU, many records are coming into the public domain.

January 7, 2003

Federal Relations E-News (November-December 2002): News from ARL about copyright, government information, telecommunications, and other issues.

Foster, Andrea L. "Elsevier's Vanishing Act." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 January 2003: Articles are being removed from ScienceDirect for legal reasons.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 1 (2003): "A Bit More to It: Scholarly Communication Forums as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks," "Scholarly Use of the Web: What Are the Key Inducers of Links to Journal Web Sites?," and other articles.

Orlowski, Andrew. "Perens, Prentice Deliver Open Source Books." The Register, 5 January 2003: Prentice Hall publishers a book in paper format first, then in an electronic version that users can modify under the open source license.

SEPB Use Statistics Update: The 2002 numbers are in: 615,539 file requests; 1,686 average daily file requests; 389,254 page requests; and 1,066 average daily page requests. File requests are up by 210,502 from 2001. There were 93,943 distinct hosts served, which is up by 25,552 from 2001. Since October 1996, there have been 1,998,290 file requests. A description of data analysis procedures (and detailed use data for the 1996-2000 period) can be found in:

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "Evolution of an Electronic Book: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography." The Journal of Electronic Publishing 7 (December 2001).

"What's Your Copy Right?" CNET, 29 December 29 2002: Copyright news article roundup for 2002.

January 6, 2003

Bowman, Lisa M. "ElcomSoft Verdict: Not Guilty." CNET, 17 December 2002: ElcomSoft wins important Digital Millennium Copyright Act case.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3 (January 2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

"Creative Commons Unveils Machine-Readable Copyright Licenses": Press release about new Creative Commons licences.

D-Lib Magazine 8 (December 2002): Includes "After Migration to an Electronic Journal Collection: Impact on Faculty and Doctoral Students," "A Framework for Digital Library Research: Broadening the Vision," "The Open Video Digital Library," "Towards Continuous Web Archiving: First Results and an Agenda for the Future," "Uncovering Information Hidden in Web Archives: A Glimpse at Web Analysis Building on Data Warehouses," "Who Is Reading On-Line Education Journals? Why? And What Are They Reading?," and other articles.

"EAD DTD Version 2002": Press release about new EAD version.

The Filter, 19 December 2002: Internet news and commentary from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. (Click on "Current Issue.")

Foster, Andrea L. "College Groups Challenge Copyright Office on Exceptions to Digital-Copyright Law." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 December 2002: Letter from the Association of American Universities and other groups recommends exceptions to the DMCA anti-circumvention provision.

________. "Scientists Plan 2 Online Journals to Make Articles Available 'Freely and Universally.'" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 December 2002: A nine-million dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will support the publication of two open-access scientific e-journals.

Journal of Digital Information Management: New peer-reviewed e-journal begins publication in March.

RLG DigiNews 6, no. 6 (2002): Includes "From Oral Tradition to Digital Collectives: Information Access and Technology in Contemporary Native American Culture" and other articles.

Warner, Bernhard. "Deadline Passes for European Digital Copyright Law." Reuters, 23 December 2002: Only two EU member countries sign up.

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