Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

October 20, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/27/03.

"Announcing a New List for Libraries Using Homegrown Link Resolvers": Message from John Weible on WEB4LIB about lib-openurl-dev-l.

"Database Protection Bill Introduced in the House": ALAWON issue distributed on Liblicense-L discusses the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act."

DC-2003: Presentations from the 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice—Metadata Research and Applications.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 15 October 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Building a Digital Library the Commons-Based Peer Production Way," "The Digital Book: A Medial Revolution Without a New Medium," "On-Line Publishing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities," "Patterns of Journal Use by Faculty at Three Diverse Universities," "Who Uses What? Report on a National Survey of Information Users in Colleges and Universities," and other articles.

Gilbert, Alorie. "Traffic Overwhelms New Online Science Journal." CNET, 14 October 2003: The PLoS Biology e-journal from the Public Library of Science gets heavy initial use.

"Global Changes in Scholarly Communication": Paper by Suzanne E. Thorin, which was presented at the e-Workshops on Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era held at Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Houghton, John W., Colin Steele, and Margaret Henty. Changing Research Practices in the Digital Information and Communication Environment. Canberra, Australia: Department of Education, Science and Training, Commonwealth of Australia, 2003: "This study examines evolving research practices, focusing on how practices are changing and what the implications of those changes are for scholarly communication and the future development of the research infrastructure."

"Ken Klingenstein's DSS Presentation, 'The Golden Age of Plywood,' Now Available on OCLC Research Web Site": OCLC press release about a presentation by Dr. Ken Klingenstein, Project Director, Internet2 Middleware on "the emergence of middleware infrastructures in higher education, and tools that allow consistent campus implementations to support inter-institutional collaborations."

Library Hi Tech 21, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Accessibility of Web-Based Library Databases: The Vendors' Perspectives," "Electronic Books: Viewpoints from Users and Potential Users," and other articles.

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities: "MITH is a virtual community and intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners of humanities computing, digital studies, and cyberculture."

RLG DigiNews 7, no. 5 (2003): Includes "The Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT)," "PRONOM—A Practical Online Compendium of File Formats," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 16 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"Specification for an OAI Static Repository and an OAI Static Repository Gateway": Message from Carl Lagoze on OAI-general.

October 13, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/20/03.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Copyright's Dilemma Today: Fair Use or Unfair Constraints? Part 1: The Battle Over File Sharing" and other articles.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 October 2003: Includes "Libraries' Consortium Conundrum" and other articles.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 6 October 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

Digital Document Quarterly 2, no. 3 (2003): Electronic serial on digital preservation issues from H. M. Gladney.

EContent 26, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Intro to Open Access: The Public Library of Science," "This Fedora's Big Enough for Any DAM Project," and other articles.

ERIL (Electronic Resources in Libraries): New URL for the ERIL-L mailing list Web site.

Esanu, Julie M., and Paul F. Uhlir, eds. The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003: Discusses a wide variety of economic, legal, and other issues related to public domain scientific and technical information.

Fair Play & Fair Pay: Presentations from a conference organized by the British Computer Society Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and the Copyright Licensing Agency.

Festa, Paul. "Eolas Files Motion to Enjoin IE." CNET, 8 October 2003: Eolas requests "an injunction against distributing copies of IE capable of running plug-in applications in a way the Eolas patent covers."

First Monday 8, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Copyright and Authors," "Studying Special Collections and the Web: An Analysis of Practice," and other articles.

Hars, Alexander. From Publishing to Knowledge Networks: Reinventing Online Knowledge Infrastructures. Berlin: Springer, 2003: Examines electronic scientific communication systems.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, no. 8 (2003): Includes "Developing a Grid-Based Search and Categorization Tool," "Documenta Mathematica: A Community-Driven Scientific Journal," and other articles.

IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries Bulletin: New e-serial edited by Bonita Wilson. First issue includes "Customizing Digital Library Interfaces with Greenstone," "Mechanisms for Custom Interfaces," "Usability of Digital Libraries: A Source of Creative Tensions with Technical Developments," "Visual User Interfaces: Challenges and Opportunities," and other articles.

"Inaugural Issue of PLoS Biology Provides Free Access to Top-Tier Biology Research": ARL press release about PLoS Biology.

Information Technology and Libraries 22, no. 3 (2003): Includes "The Development of the NISO Committee AX's OpenURL Standard," "Implementing the SFX Link Server at the University of Iowa," and other articles.

The Journal of Academic Librarianship 29, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Asteroids, Moore's Law, and the Star Alliance"; "Digital Library Opportunities"; "Linking from Index to Primary Source: the OhioLINK Model"; "Managing the Effectiveness of the Library Consortium: A Core Values Perspective on Taiwan E-Book Net"; "Requirements for the Future Digital Library"; "URLs in the OPAC: Integrating or Disintegrating Research Libraries' Catalogs"; and other articles.

Learned Publishing 16, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Alternative Futures for Academic and Professional Publishing," "Of Wolves and Boys: The Scholarly Communication Crisis," "Organization and Technology for the Recording of Science," "Post-Publication Filtering and Evaluation: Faculty of 1000," "RoMEO Studies 4: An Analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements," "What Does ZWOLLE Stand For?," and other articles.

"NFAIS Releases Guiding Principles in Support of Industry Wide Collaboration on Reference Linking": NFAIS press release about its "NFAIS Guiding Principles: Reference Linking" document.

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

SPARC E-News (August-September 2003): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Unintended Consequences: Five Years Under the DMCA: Analysis of the impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

October 6, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/13/03.

ARL-NEWMEAS: New mailing list "for those individuals interested in ARL's work to develop new measures for research libraries."

Coordinating Digitisation in Europe: This European Commission report examines digitization activities in archives, museums, and libraries in 15 European countries.

Festa, Paul. "MIT for Free, Virtually." CNET, 29 September 2003: Discusses MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative.

Free Pint, no. 146 (2003): Includes "Digital Preservation—Barbarians at the Gate" and other articles.

Health Information on the Internet 35 (October 2003): Includes "Is the Free Internet on Its Way Out?" and other articles.

The 'info' URI Scheme for Information Assets with Identifiers in Public Namespaces: Internet-Draft for the 'info' URI, which deals with "information assets with identifiers in public namespaces that are not referenceable by URI schemes," such as Digital Object Identifiers and Library of Congress Control Numbers.

Information Services and Use 23, nos. 2-3 (2003): Includes "A Brief Overview of the OAI Protocol and It's Potential Impact," "The Budapest Initiative for Open Access," "The Centre for Direct Scientific Communication," "E-BioSci: Semantic Networks of Biological Information," "Figaro and Open Access to Electronic Information Objects," "Ingenta's Economic and Technical Models for Providing Institutional OA Archives," "Institutional Repositories and Open Access: The Future of Scholarly Communication," "The Legal Framework for Access to STI," "Libraries and International Infrastructure for Open Access Services," "Mathematics and Databases: Open Access," "Open Access: Marginal or Core Phenomenon? A Commercial Publisher's View," "Open Access Publishing," "Open Access to Scientific and Technical Information: The State of the Art," "Open Publishing: How Publishers Are Reacting," "Re-Intermediation in the Republic of Science: Moving from Intellectual Property to Intellectual Commons," "The Research-Impact Cycle," and other articles.

Information Today 20, no. 9 (2003): Includes "The Great Copyright Debate," "The Truth About Federated Searching," and other articles.

Lemos, Robert. "Digital-Rights Group Knocks 'Trusted' PCs." CNET, 2 October 2003: Discusses the Electronic Frontier Foundation's "Trusted Computing: Promise and Risk."

McCullagh, Declan. "ACLU Takes Aim at Record Labels." CNET, 29 September 2003: The ACLU is trying to stop the disclosure of the identity of a Boston College user to the RIAA.

ONLINE 27, no. 5 (2003): Includes "E-Book Scenarios Updated"; "Implications of Expanded Library Electronic Reference Collections"; "Information Quality, Liability, and Corrections"; and other articles.

"Open Archives Initiative and Project RoMEO Initiate OAI-rights": Press release about the establishment of the OAI-rights working group, whose goal is "to investigate and develop means of expressing rights about metadata and resources in the OAI framework." See also the: OAI-Rights White Paper.

RedLightGreen: New RLG search engine, whose goal is to "help students find authoritative sources for research information, by leveraging data contained within the RLG Union Catalog."

"Report Highlights Scientific Publishing Concerns": Wellcome Trust press release announces the availability of its new report, An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing. See also: "Scientific Publishing: A Position Statement by the Wellcome Trust in Support of Open Access Publishing."

Searcher 11, no. 9 (2003): Includes "How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet," "Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories—Parts 3 & 4," and other articles.

Serials Review 29, no. 3 (2003): "Abstracting and Indexing Adapts to the Internet Era: A Publisher's Perspective"; "Abstracting and Indexing Information Services: A Focus on Tradition and Transformation"; "Abstracting and Information Services: Managing the Flow of Scholarly Communication—Past, Present, and Future"; "Gold Rush: An Electronic Journal Management and Linking Project"; "The NISO Metasearch Workshop; Technology and the Transformation of Abstracting and Indexing Services"; "The Thomson ISI Journal Selection Process"; and other articles.

ShelfLife, 2 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 66: News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber.

September 29, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/6/03.

Associated Press. "File-Sharing Suit Against 66-Year-Old Sculptor Dropped.", 24 September 2003: The RIAA has ended its suit against Sara Seabury Ward, whose home Macintosh computer does not support Kazaa.

Ball, Philip. "Electronic Paper Reaches Video Speed." Nature Science Update, 25 September 2003: A Philips Research laboratory has created a new type of e-paper that can support color video display.

Campus Wide Information Systems 20, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Information Portals: Casting a New Light on Learning for Universities," "A Vision of the Internet in 2010," and other articles.

DigiStates: New mailing list "for individuals who are working on collaborative statewide projects for the digitization of cultural heritage resources."

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 24 September 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

Federal Relations E-News (August-September 2003): Legislative news from ARL's Federal Relations and Information Policy program.

Interlending & Document Supply 31, no. 3 (2003): Includes "The Impact of Electronic Journals on Academic Libraries: The Changing Relationship Between Journals, Acquisitions and Inter-Library Loans Department Roles and Functions"; "The Potential Role of E-Books in Remote Document Supply"; "A Quick Guide to . . . XML"; and other articles.

Journal of Documentation 59, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Abstracting/Abstract Adaptation to Digital Environments: Research Trends" and other articles.

Library Philosophy and Practice 6, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Geo-Referenced Digital Libraries: Experienced Problems of Purpose and Infrastructure, " "Moving Digits in Serials Life," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "Librarians to P2P Critics: Shhh!" CNET, 25 September 2003: AALL, ALA, ARL, MLA, and SLA plan to file an amicus brief that supports Streamcast Networks and Grokster.

Online Information Review 27, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Copyright: Its Implications for Electronic Information" and other articles.

Open Access Now, 22 September 2003: Includes "Meet the Editors" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 25 September 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"$13.7 Million to Advance Leadership and Innovation at Nation's Museums and Libraries": Institute of Museum and Library Services press release about grant awards for: "National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Research and Development and Preservation or Digitization categories; National Leadership Grants for Museums, Museums Online and Professional Practices categories; and National Leadership Grants for Museum and Library Collaborations."

September 22, 2003

Next Weblog update on 9/29/03.

Berlind, David. "The Patent Fight That Could Disrupt the Internet." ZDNet Australia, 16 September 2003: A successful suit by Eolas Technologies puts the future of Web browser plug-ins in question.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 12 (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 9 (2003): Includes "The Digital Preservation of e-Prints," "Generation of XML Records Across Multiple Metadata Standards," "The Intellectual Property Rights Issues Facing Self-Archiving: Key Findings of the RoMEO Project," and other articles.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 15 September 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

FreePint, 18 September 2003: Includes "Tips on Negotiating Licences for Electronic Products" and other articles.

Gross, Grant. "Congress Scrutinizes RIAA Tactics.", 17 September 2003: Discusses the Consumers, Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Act of 2003.

LaMonica, Martin. "Debating Digital Media's Future." CNET, 18 September 2003: Summarizes events at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Digital Media in Cyberspace conference.

Libraries: How They Stack Up: OCLC report "provides a snapshot of the economic impact of libraries."

"National Library of the Netherlands and BioMed Central Agree to Open Access Archive": BioMed Central press release says that the Koninklijke Bibliotheek: "will act as an official archival agent for BioMed Central."

Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50, no. 8 (September 2003): Includes "The Digital Mathematics Library" and other articles.

OCLC Systems & Services 19, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Digital Library Development in Brazil," "Institutional Repositories: The Library's New Role," "'NOF-Digi': Putting UK Culture Online," "A Pioneering Spirit: Using Administrative Metadata to Manage Electronic Resources," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 18 September 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 15, 2003

Next Weblog update on 9/22/03.

AP. "Elderly Man, Schoolgirl, Professor Among File-Swapping Defendants." USATODAY, 9 September 2003: The RIAA has filed 261 federal lawsuits against alleged illegal file swappers.

Borland, John. "Copy-Protected CDs Take Step Forward." CNET, 12 September 2003: Arista Records will release a CD in the US that utilizes copy protection technology from SunnComm Technologies.

Brown, Ian. Implementing the European Union Copyright Directive. Wrestlingworth, UK: Foundation for Information Policy Research, 2003: "This guide describes the debate that has occurred within each of the EU states during this process of implementation. It also describes the options that are available in implementation, and how these options have been exercised across the EU."

Cassavoy, Liane. "Consumers Strike Back, Sue RIAA.", 11 September 2003: Attorney Ira Rothken has filed a suit against the RIAA regarding its "Clean Slate" amnesty program.

EDUCAUSE Review 38, no. 5 (2003): Includes "The Changing Landscape and the New Academy," "Life after Graduation Day: Beyond the Academy's Digital Walls," "A Revolution in Knowledge Sharing," "Share and Share Alike: The E-Knowledge Transformation Comes to Campus," and other articles.

The Electronic Library 21, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Digital Libraries: Barriers or Gateways to Scholarly Information?" and other articles.

LIBRES 13, no 2 (2003): Includes "Adoption of Online Databases in Public Libraries: An Australian Case Study" and other articles.

"New Version of Open Journal Systems": Message on SPARC-OAForum announces the availability of Open Journal Systems version 1.1.5, an open source journal management and publishing system.

Open Access Now, 8 September 2003: Includes "Data Mining Open Access Research," "Traditional Publisher Experiments with Open Access," and other articles.

Publishing Research Quarterly 19, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Online Library Wants It All, Every Book" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 11 September 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

September 8, 2003

Next Weblog update on 9/15/03.

The Australian Library Journal 52, no. 3 (2003): Includes "A Keyhole to the Collection: The AIATSIS Library Digitisation Pilot Program" and other articles.

Becker, David. "Microsoft Moves Forward on DRM." CNET, 4 September 2003: Microsoft has released the Windows Rights Management Client.

California Digital Library Archival Resource Keys: Resource page on ARK that includes a link to "Towards Electronic Persistence Using ARK Identifiers" by John A. Kunze.

Core Metalist of Open Access Eprint Archives: Update of the article that appeared in ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 227 (2003).

Current Cites 14 (August 2003): Annotated references about information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 29 August 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

Emerging Visions for Access in the Twenty-First Century Library. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003: Papers from the April 2003 symposium.

Government Record News (May-June 2003): Includes "PDF-A: A New Digital Preservation Format" and other articles.

Hines, Matt. "RIAA Turns Down Some Heat on File Sharers." CNET, 5 September 2003: It is anticipated that the RIAA will offer amnesty to certain individuals involved in illegal file sharing activities who comply with its requirements.

The Multi-Repository Mathematics Collections: Provides access to three digital collections: The Mathematics Collection from Cornell, the Mathematics Collection from Gottingen, and the University of Michigan's Historical Math Collection.

Open Access Now, 25 August 2003: Includes "Sabo Bill Sparks Copyright Controversy" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 4 September 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Software: Open source software from OCLC, including OAICat and OAIHarvester.

September 1, 2003

Next Weblog update on 9/8/03.

AP. "Music Industry Discloses Some Methods Used to Track Downloaders." USA TODAY, 27 August 2003: The RIAA is using file "hashes" and embedded metadata to identify swapped digital music.

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 229 (2003): Includes "Opportunities for Research Libraries in the NSF Cyberinfrastructure Program" and other articles.

Brand, Amy, Frank Daly, and Barbara Meyers. Metadata Demystified: A Guide for Publishers. Hanover, PA: The Sheridan Press and NISO Press, 2003: "This guide presents an overview of evolving metadata conventions in publishing, as well as related initiatives designed to standardize how metadata is structured and disseminated online."

CLIR Issues, no. 34 (2003): Includes "Barriers or Stepping Stones? Impediments to Digital Archiving and Preservation Programs," "Digital Library Forum Hears Hopes for Collection Sharing," and other articles.

The Electronic Library 21, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Digital Archive Developments," "Myongji University Digital Library Project: Implementing a KORMARC/EAD Integrated System," "Public Libraries and the Consortium Purchase of Electronic Resources," and other articles.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, no. 38 (2003): Includes "A Fault-Tolerant Architecture for Supporting Large Scale Digital Libraries," "Information-Seeking Behavior of Meteorologists and Other Atmospheric Scientists: Access and Retrieval of Cited References," and other articles.

Journal of Documentation 59, no. 4 (2003): Includes "The WEB Book Experiments in Electronic Textbook Design" and other articles.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 11 (2003): Includes "An IP-Level Analysis of Usage Statistics for Electronic Journals in Chemistry: Making Inferences About User Behavior," "Quality Control in Scholarly Publishing: A New Proposal," and other articles.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54, no. 12 (2003): Includes "Bibliomining for Automated Collection Development in a Digital Library Setting: Using Data Mining to Discover Web-Based Scholarly Research Works"; "Changing Use Patterns of Print Journals in the Digital Age: Impacts of Electronic Equivalents on Print Chemistry Journal Use"; "Linking of Errata: Current Practices in Online Physical Sciences Journals"; "Making the Transition from Print to Electronic Serial Collections: A New Model for Academic Chemistry Libraries?"; "Managing Tradeoffs in the Electronic Age"; "New Knowledge Management Systems: The Implications for Data Discovery, Collection Development, and the Changing Role of the Librarian"; and other articles.

National Digital Forum: Website of "a coalition of museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand's culture and heritage."

OCLC Newsletter, no. 261 (2003): Includes "Interview: Herbert Van de Sompel. Developing New Protocols to Support and Connect Digital Libraries," "University Repositories: An Extension of the Library Cooperative," and other articles.

Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication: White paper from the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 50): This new SEPB version includes over 1,950 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.

Tenopir, Carol, Brenda Hitchcock, and Ashley Pillow. Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003: "This report for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) summarizes and analyzes more than 200 recent research publications that focus on the use of electronic library resources and were published between 1995 and 2003." Highly recommended.

Wave of the Future: NSF Post Digital Library Futures Workshop: Presentations from the National Science Foundation invitational workshop.

Vine 33, no. 1 (2003): Includes "MetaLib and SFX at Loughborough University Library" and other articles.

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