Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog
July 12, 2004Next Weblog update on 7/26/04.
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances 17, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Collection Management in the Electronic Environment," "Electronic Journals Redux," and other articles.
Journal of the Medical Library Association 92, no. 3 (2004): Includes "Quality Markers and Use of Electronic Journals in an Academic Health Sciences Library—IRP"; "Update on Inflation of Journal Prices: Brandon/Hill List Journals and the Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishing Market"; and other articles.
Learned Publishing 17, no. 3 (2004): Includes "Authors and Open Access Publishing," "CrossRef and the Research Experience," "Data Protection and Peer Review," "The Demand Side of STM publishing: Understanding Value Creation in New Market Units," "The Open Access Scientific Journal: An Empirical Study," "Research Practices and Scholarly Communication in the Digital Environment," and other articles.
Library & Information Research, no. 88 (2004): Includes "The E-Measures Project: Developing Statistical Measures for Electronic Resources in HE Libraries" and other articles.
Library Hi Tech News 21, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Open Archives Initiative Service Providers. Part II: Science and Technology" and other articles.
Library Review 53, no. 4 (2004): Includes: "Awareness of Quality Assurance Procedures in Digital Preservation" and other articles.
Library Review 53, no. 5 (2004): Includes "The Case for Metadata Harvesting," "The DAEDALUS Project, Developing Institutional Repositories at Glasgow University: the Story So Far," and other articles.
LIBRES 14, no. 1 (2004): Includes "Communicating Digital Library Services to Scientific Communities" and other articles.
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "A Professional Society's Take on Access to the Scientific Literature" and other articles.
OCLC Systems & Services 20, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Developing a Digital Archive with Limited Resources," "A Repository of Our Own: The E-LIS E-Prints Archive," and other articles.
Publishing Research Quarterly 20, no. 1 (2004): Includes "CERN Document Server: Document Management System for Grey Literature in a Networked Environment," "Quality of Grey Literature in the Open Access Era: Privilege and Responsibility," and other articles.
Schonfeld, Roger C., Donald W. King, Ann Okerson, and Eileen Gifford Fenton. The Nonsubscription Side of Periodicals: Changes in Library Operations and Costs between Print and Electronic Formats. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2004: "Our findings suggest that nonsubscription costs are lower, on a per-title basis, in electronic than in print format. The per-title effect is more pronounced at smaller libraries, mainly because they license relatively large collections of electronic titles in comparison to the size of their print collections. Relative to collection size, however, the cost benefits of the electronic format exist across the board."
SEPB Use Statistics Update: The 2003 numbers are in: 1,023,619 file requests; 2,827 average daily file requests; 634,607 page requests; and 1,752 average daily page requests. File requests are up by 401,308 from 2002. There were 117,777 distinct hosts served, which is up by 23,313 from 2002. From October 1996 to December 2003, there were 3,028,681 file requests. (Due to technical problems, there was no Web log data for February and only partial data for August, September, and October.) A description of data analysis procedures (and detailed use data for the 1996-2000 period) can be found in:
VINE 34, no. 2 (2004): Includes "The Digital Preservation Coalition"; "Digital Preservation of Audio, Video and Film"; "ERPANET: a European Platform for Enabling Digital Preservation"; "Practical Experiences of the Dutch Digital Preservation Test-Bed"; "The Preservation of Databases"; "The Role of Format in Digital Preservation"; and other articles.
June 28, 2004Next Weblog update on 7/12/04.
"Still Crazy After All These Years," Paul Simon
It was about fifteen years ago that I began my "no profit" (as opposed to "nonprofit," where you actually make money) electronic publishing activities on the Internet. On June 29, 1989, I posted the first official welcome message on the brand-new PACS-L mailing list. As amazing as it sounds today, a mailing list was innovative technology at the time. Excited by the possibility of publishing an electronic journal by using a list server to distribute ASCII files, I announced the establishment of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review on August 16, 1989. On January 3, 1990, the first issue of the PACS Review was published. Also that year, Dana Rooks and I started Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter that included news items from vendors and other sources. In 1995, the PACS News ceased publication when it was no longer needed to deal with the early "noncommercial" nature of the Internet. As I finished my tenure as PACS Review Editor-in-Chief in late 1996, I established the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, which was built upon the foundation of a bibliography I had previously updated 25 times in the PACS Review. In 2000, the PACS Review ceased publication (by the end of 2000 there had been close to 1.3 million file retrievals from its Web and Gopher sites). In 2001, I added the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog to SEPB.
All of this activity would have been impossible without the strong and unwavering support of the former Director of the University of Houston Libraries (Robin N. Downes) and the current Dean (Dana C. Rooks) as well as the efforts of many talented UH Libraries staff members and, in the case of the PACS Review, hardworking editorial board members from many institutions.
Back in 1989, electronic publishing on the Internet just seemed like a crazy experiment. Who knew?
The Acquisitions Librarian, no. 30 (2003): Includes "Pricing and Acquisitions Policies for Electronic Resources: Is the Market Stable Enough to Establish Local Standards?" and other articles.
ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 234 (2004): Includes "Libraries Dealing with the Future Now," "Libraries Investing in the Future First—Some Practical Suggestions," and "Serials Trends Reflected in the ARL Statistics 2002-03."
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30, no. 5 (2004): Includes "Becoming Digital," "Museum Information Professionals as Providers and Users of Online Resources," and other articles.
Collection Management 28, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Usage Statistics for Electronic Journals: An Analysis of Local and Vendor Counts" and other articles.
D-Lib Magazine 10, no. 6 (2004): "Comparing the Impact of Open Access (OA) vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals," "DAFFODIL—Strategic Support for User-Oriented Access to Heterogeneous Digital Libraries," "Implementing an Open Jurisdictional Digital Repository—The STORS Project," "Should Commercial Publishers Be Included in the Model for Open Access through Author Payment?," and other articles.
Esanu, Julie M., and Paul F. Uhlir, eds. Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004: Background papers for the World Summit on the Information Society.
Jackson, Mary E., comp. The Current State of Portal Applications in ARL Libraries: Results of a Survey Conducted by the ARL Portal Applications Working Group. Washington, DC: ARL, 2004: "Recognizing that there are many definitions and views of library portals, the ARL survey sought responses from libraries that offered portals that include (1) search engine tools that offer the user the capability to search across multiple sources and integrate the results of those searches, and (2) at least one kind of supporting service for the user (such as requesting retrieval or delivery of non-digital material, online reference help, etc.)."
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "An Evidence-Based Assessment of the 'Author Pays' Model," "PNAS and Open Access," and other articles.
Open Access: New brochure from ACRL, ARL, SPARC, and SPARC Europe.
Research Information (May/June 2004): Includes "New Legal Deposit Laws Include Digital Data," "Should We Be Prepared to Face a Future Without Digital Curation?," "Will Learned Societies Signal the Change?," and other articles.
Serials Review 30, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Binding in the Electronic Environment," "Cornell and the Future of the Big Deal: An Interview with Ross Atkinson," "Digital Infrastructure Development within a Nonprofit Polymer Science Library: An Analysis of the Transition to Digital Serials at the Michigan Molecular Institute," "The Innovative Electronic Resource Management System: A Development Partnership," "Which Route Do I Take? A Viewpoint on Locally Developed versus Commercially Available Journal Management Solutions," and other articles.
June 14, 2004Next Weblog update on 6/28/04.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 22, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Open Access Journals," "Web Site Demise and Graduate Research: Persistence of Web Pages Cited in Social Work Theses," and other articles.
Collection Management 28, nos. 1/2 (2003): Includes "Academic and Commercial Roles in Building 'The Digital Library'"; "Collection Management Strategies in a Digital Environment"; "The Economics and Management of Digital Resources in a Multi-Campus, Multi-Library University: The Shared Digital Collection"; "The University of California's Collection Department Collaboration: A Campus Perspective"; "Uses and Abuses of Cooperation in a Digital Age"; and other articles.
Collection Management 28, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Usage Statistics for Electronic Journals: An Analysis of Local and Vender Counts" and other articles.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship 30, no. 3 (2004): Includes "Linking Course Web Sites to Library Collections and Services," "Measuring Consortium Impact on User Perceptions: OhioLINK and LibQUAL+," "Research on the Relationships between Chinese Journal Impact Factors and External Web Link Counts and Web Impact Factors," "A Statewide Information Databases Program: What Difference Does It Make to Academic Libraries?," and other articles.
Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 14, no. 3 (2004): Includes: "Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan."
Journal of Library Administration 40, nos. 1/2 (2004): Includes "Licensed to ILL: A Beginning Guide to Negotiating E-Resources Licenses to Permit Resource Sharing," "Major Copyright Issues in Academic Libraries: Legal Implications of a Digital Environment," "When Terrabytes Meet Terra Firma: Scholarly Information Digitization and Distribution," and other articles.
Kranich, Nancy. The Information Commons: A Public Policy Report. New York: Free Expression Policy Project, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law Democracy Program, 2004: "This report documents the information commons movement, explains its importance, and outlines the theories and 'best practices' that have developed to assist its growth."
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 28, no. 2 (2004): Includes "ETD2MARC: A Semiautomated Workflow for Cataloging Electronic Theses and Dissertations" and other articles.
Library Management 25, nos. (4/5) 2004: Includes "The Growth of Electronic Journals in Academic Libraries in Saudi Arabia," "OAI Compliant Institutional Repositories and the Role of Library Staff," and other articles.
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "The Primacy of Authors in Achieving Open Access" and other articles.
The Serials Librarian 46, nos. 1/2 (2004): Includes "The Digital Preservation Conundrum, Part 1"; "The Digital Preservation Conundrum, Part 2: Preservation and Electronic-Archiving"; "Finding a Better Trail Through the Journals Forest"; "How Electronic Journals Are Changing Patterns of Use"; "Helping Manage the E-Journal Forest: Do You Need an Agent Any More? Part 1"; "Helping Manage The E-Journal Forest: Do You Need an Agent Any More? Part 2"; "The Information Resource Matrix: A Revolutionary Method to Present Relationships Among Online Serial Objects"; "Serial Aggregations, Multiple Versions, and the Virtual Union Catalog: The California Digital Library Catalog, SUNY, and Ex Libris Experiences"; "Usage Statistics: Taking E-Metrics to the Next Level"; and other articles
SPARC E-News (April-May 2004): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
Swan, Alma P., and Sheridan N. Brown. JISC/OSI Journal Authors Survey Report. London: JISC and the Open Society Institute, 2004: "The survey's aims were to investigate the authors' awareness of new open access possibilities, the ease of identification of and submission to open access outlets, their experiences of publishing their work in this way, their concerns about any implications open access publishing may have upon their careers, and the reasons why (or not) they chose to publish through an open access outlet."
ShelfLife, 10 June 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
May 31, 2004Next Weblog update on 6/14/04.
CLIR Issues, no. 39 (2004): Includes "Library Periodicals Expenses: Comparison of Nonsubscription Costs of Print and Electronic Formats on a Life-Cycle Basis" and other articles.
College & Research Libraries News 65, no. 5 (2004): Includes "The View from Europe: Creating International Change" and other articles.
College & Research Libraries News 65, no. 6 (2004): Includes "Information Access Alliance: Challenging Anticompetitive Behavior in Academic Publishing" and other articles.
Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 19 May 2004: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.
D-Lib Magazine 10, no. 5 (2004): Includes "The Alexandria Digital Library Project: Review, Assessment, and Prospects"; "Combining Place, Time, and Topic: The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative"; "Determining Space from Place for Natural History Collections in a Distributed Digital Library Environment"; "Georeferencing in Historical Collections"; "Issues in Georeferenced Digital Libraries"; "Spatial Data Infrastructures and Digital Libraries: Paths to Convergence"; and other articles.
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship 5, no. 1 (2004): Includes "The Next Step in Scholarly Communication: Is the Traditional Journal Dead?" and other articles.
Emerging Technologies for the Cultural & Scientific Heritage Sector: DigiCULT Technology Watch Report 2: "TWR2 examines technologies that improve interoperability between sectors, standards that promote long term viability of resources, approaches that support personalise experiences of the heritage, and those that support access to shared spaces, and mechanisms that enable curators and users of the heritage to participate in enriched real and virtual environments."
Final Report: The Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Digital Scientific Data: "The international EPRANET/CODATA seminar examined the current state of practice of the selection, appraisal and retention among diverse scientific communities and discussed how archival concepts can best be applied to the management and long-term preservation of digital data."
Interoperability Between Library Information Services and Learning Environments—Bridging the Gaps: "The primary purpose of this paper is to explore potential interactions between information environments and learning environments, with emphasis on work that needs to be done involving standards, architectural modelling or interfaces (as opposed to cultural, organizational or practice questions) in order to permit these two worlds to co-exist and co-evolve more productively."
Library & Information Science Research 26, no. 2 (2004): Includes "A Fair History of the Web? Examining Country Balance in the Internet Archive," "The Attributes of Research on End-User Online Searching Behavior: A Retrospective Review and Analysis," and other articles.
Library Hi Tech News 21, no. 4 (2004): Includes "Professional Library & Information Associations Should Rise to the Challenge of Promoting Open Access and Lead by Example" and other articles.
Library Review 53, no. 4 (2004): Includes "Awareness of Quality Assurance Procedures in Digital Preservation" and other articles.
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "Can 'Author Pays' Journals Compete with 'Reader Pays'?," "The Green and the Gold Roads to Open Access," " Not So Quiet on a Western Front," and other articles.
New Review of Information and Library Research 9, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Librarians as Researchers and the Digital Research Library," "Technology and People: Some Challenges When Integrating Digital Library Systems into Online Learning Environments," and other articles.
Online Information Review 28, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Contractual and Technological Approaches for Protecting Digital Works: Their Relationship with Copyright Limitations" and other articles.
"Scholars and Scripts, Eyeballs and Epistemes: What it Means to Publish": "Blaise Cronin discusses the culture of scholarly communication and its likely impact on various modes of publication as part of the OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series." (Large MP3 file.)
ShelfLife, 27 May 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
May 17, 2004Next Weblog update on 5/31/04.
Ariadne, no. 39 (2004): Includes "The Biggest Digital Library Conference in the World," "Can We Save Our Audio-Visual Heritage?," "A National Archive of Datasets," "ePrints UK Workshop," "Filling Institutional Repositories: Practical Strategies from the DAEDALUS Project," "RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH," "Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment," and other articles.
Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives 56, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Research in Progress. Part 2—Some Preliminary Insights into the Information Needs of the Contemporary Academic Researcher" and other articles.
The Charleston Advisor 5, no. 4 (2004): Includes "Casting Forward; Collection Development After Mass Digitization or Doing One's Part: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally"; "Federating Electronic Resources: ELIN@—Integrating End-User Access and Efficient Management Resources"; "Heard on the Net: Access, Open and Otherwise"; and other articles.
Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications: Report of a Symposium: "The symposium brought together experts in STM publishing, both producers and users of these publications, to: 1. identify the recent technical changes in publishing, and other factors, that influence the decisions of journal publishers to produce journals electronically; 2. identify the needs of the scientific, engineering, and medical community as users of journals, whether electronic or printed; 3. discuss the responses of not-for-profit and commercial STM publishers and of other stakeholders in the STM community to the opportunities and challenges posed by the shift to electronic publishing; and 4. examine the spectrum of proposals that has been put forth to respond to the needs of users as the publishing industry shifts to electronic information production and dissemination."
First Monday 9, no. 5 (2004): Includes "Building on Success, Forging New Ground: The Question of Sustainability," "Choosing the Components of a Digital Infrastructure," "Session Three: Building the Digital Infrastructure," and other articles and videos.
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "Can Open Access Be Viable? The Institute of Physics' Experience," "CrossRef Launches CrossRef Search, Powered By Google," "Do Open Access Journals Have Impact?," and other articles.
Open Access Now, 10 May 2004: Includes "Google and DSpace Launch Joint Project," "Grants Program Supports Open Access Publishing in Developing Countries," "Open Access and Creative Common Sense," and other articles.
Reference Services Review 32, no. 1 (2004): Includes "Campus Intellectual Property Policy Development," "STM Publishing Meets NIH Digital Archive: Librarian Service on the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee," and other articles.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 53): This new SEPB version includes over 2,100 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 270 related Web sites.
ShelfLife, 13 May 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
Syllabus (May 2004): Includes "Deep Infrastructure Supports Digital Library Services," "Digital Images Come of Age," "Fat Cat Publishers Breaking the System," and other articles.
May 3, 2004Next Weblog update on 5/17/04.
For some issues of Haworth Press journals, there is a discrepancy between the year of publication in the table of contents listing at the Web site and the PDF article files for the issue. For example, the TOC listing for Science & Technology Libraries volume 22, number 3/4 indicates "2004," but the PDF file for "Can Peer Review Be Better Focused?" from that issue says "2002." Unfortunately, some SEPW entries for new Haworth journal issues have been based on these table of contents listings. (SEPB article references are done from the electronic or print articles themselves). In the future, new Haworth SEPW entries will be done like SEPB references.
Access in the Future Tense. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2004: "CLIR organized a conference in May 2003 to examine the key factors shaping the information environment in which libraries operate and how these factors will affect stewardship of the cultural and intellectual resources vital to education and research. To frame the discussion, CLIR asked four experts to address key features of the changing landscape."
Collection Building 23, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Linking Preservation Metadata and Collection Management Policies," "User Preferences in Formats of Print and Electronic Journals," and other articles.
EContent 27, no. 3 (2004): Includes "eScholars of the World, Unite! The University of California Revolutionizes Publishing Paradigm" and other articles.
The Electronic Library 22, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Metadata for Harvesting: The Open Archives Initiative, and How to Find Things on the Web"; "The Revolt Against Journal Publishers"; "RoMEO Studies 5: IPR Issues Facing OAI Data and Service Providers"; and other articles.
Library Hi Tech News 21, no. 3 (2004): Includes "Open Archives Initiative Data Providers. Part I: General," "Open Archives Initiative (OAI) 3 Workshop," and other articles.
New Library World 105, nos. 3/4 (2004): Includes "The Challenge of Metasearching," "EScholarship at the University of California: A Case Study in Sustainable Innovation for Open Access," and other articles.
Nature Web Focus: Access to the Literature: The Debate Continues: Includes "Analysing the Scientific Literature in Its Online Context," "Open Access Ignoring Lessons of Dot-Com Bubble," "Open Access Needs to Get 'Back to Basics'," and other articles.
Serials Review 30, no. 1 (2004): Includes "Digital Archiving: A Necessary Evil or New Opportunity?," "A Leap into the Future: Serials Literature of 2002," "Publishers Joining Forces through CrossRef," "Reflections on Wrapping Paper: Random Thoughts on AACR2 and Electronic Serials," "The Scientists' Digital Workbench," and other articles.
ShelfLife, 29 April 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
SQW Limited. Costs and Business Models in Scientific Research Publishing. London: The Wellcome Trust, 2004: "This report provides evidence that an author-pays model offers a viable alternative to subscription journals. Open access publishing should be able to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed research at a cost that is significantly less than the traditional model while bringing with it a number of additional benefits." See also: Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing.
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