Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography
Appendix B. About the Author

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1987 to 2003, he served as Assistant Dean/Director for Systems at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1976 to 1986, he served as the head of the systems department at an academic medical library, a systems librarian at a research library, a technical writer at a bibliographic utility, and a media librarian at an academic media center. He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology.

In 1989, Bailey established PACS-L, a mailing list about public-access computers in libraries, and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, one of the first open access journals published on the Internet. He served as PACS-L Moderator until November 1991 and as founding Editor-in-Chief of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review until the end of 1996.

In 1990, Bailey and Dana Rooks established Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter, and Bailey co-edited this publication until 1992.

In 1992, he founded the PACS-P mailing list for announcing the publication of selected e-serials, and he moderated this list until 2007.

In recognition of his early electronic publishing efforts, Bailey was given a Network Citizen Award by the Apple Library in 1992 and the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communicating to Educate Practitioners within the Library Field in Library and Information Technology in 1993.

In 1996, he established the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), an open access book that has been updated over 75 times.

In 1997, he added Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources, a directory of relevant websites, to SEPB.

In 2001, he added the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, which announces relevant new publications, to SEPB.

In 2001, he was selected as a team member of Current Cites, and he has subsequently been a frequent contributor of reviews to this monthly e-serial.

Bailey was profiled in the Movers & Shakers 2003: The People Who Are Shaping the Future of Libraries supplement to the March 15, 2003 issue of Library Journal.

In 2005, Bailey established Digital Scholarship (, which provides information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. Digital Scholarship's digital publications are open access. Both print and digital publications are under versions of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License. In 2005, he also established DigitalKoans, a weblog that covers the same topics as Digital Scholarship.

In 2005, he also published the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-prints and Open Access Journals with the Association of Research Libraries (a paperback, a PDF file, and an XHTML website), the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, the Google Book Search Bibliography, and the "Open Access Webliography" (with Adrian K. Ho).

In 2008, he published Author's Rights, Tout de Suite and Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite.

In 2009, he published the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition (a paperback, a Kindle e-book, and a PDF file) and the Institutional Repository Bibliography.

In 2010, he published the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography, Digital Scholarship 2009 (a paperback and a PDF file), and Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (a paperback, a PDF file, and an XHTML website). The Charleston Advisor gave Bailey a Best Content by an Individual Award for Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography and his other digital publications.

With the exception of the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-prints and Open Access Journals and Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography, Bailey periodically updates his Digital Scholarship bibliographies.

For more details, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview."

Bailey has written numerous papers about open access, scholarly electronic publishing, and other topics. See the "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications (