Interview Podcasts from the Coalition for Networked Information's Fall 2008 Task Force Meeting

Gerry Bayne has made available podcast interviews with selected participants at the Coalition for Networked Information's Fall 2008 Task Force Meeting.

Here are three of podcasts of special interest:

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog Update (1/14/09)

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available, which provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

Especially interesting are: "Attracted to Open Access Journals: A Bibliometric Author Analysis in the Field of Biology"; "Cultural Dimensions of Digital Library Development, Part I: Theory and Methodological Framework for a Comparative Study of the Cultures of Innovation in Five European National Libraries"; "Electronic Journals and Changes in Scholarly Article Seeking and Reading Patterns"; "The Gutenberg-e Project: Opportunities and Challenges in Publishing Born-Digital Monographs"; "The Integration of Open Access Journals in the Scholarly Communication System: Three Science Fields"; "Libraries and Repositories"; "Open Access in 2008"; "The Role and Future of the Monograph in Arts and Humanities Research"; "Scholarly E-Books: The Views of 16,000 Academics: Results from the JISC National E-Book Observatory"; and "Unbundling Fair Uses."

Here’s Why You Can’t Find That Online ALA Journal (and Other Tales of Journal Access Woes)

Apparently without warning, the American Library Association has changed the format for its journal URLs, and the old URLs are not redirected to the new ones.

Here's an example from version 73 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography ("Fair Use after CONFU" from College & Research Libraries):

  • Old URL:
    http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crljournal/
    backissues1998b/may98/candrlmay1998editorial.cfm
  • New URL:
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/
    crljournal/1998/may98/candrlmay1998editorial.cfm

ALA journal URLs were removed from version 74 of SEPB, and will be restored in version 75 (unless there are further changes). Since ALA does not include article page numbers in journal sites such as College & Research Libraries, they may be missing from some SEPB references, reflecting the time lag between issue publication and inclusion in standard indexing tools that I can access.

A similar issue has arisen with archived issues of RLG DigiNews, a ceased e-journal archived by OCLC.

Here's an example from version 73 of SEPB ("Benchmarking Conversion Costs: A Report from the Making of America IV Project"):

  • Old URL:
    http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/da/ViewObjectMain.jsp?fileid=0000070513:000006280584&reqid=5141#feature2
  • New URL:
    http://worldcat.org/arcviewer/1/OCC/2007/08/
    08/0000070519/viewer/file706.html#feature2

RLG DigiNews articles were removed from version 74 of SEPB, and they will be restored in a future version. (SEPB previously included virtually all articles published in this fine journal.)

Version 74, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 74 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,350 articles, books, and other digital and printed sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories.

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are in italics):

1 Economic Issues
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals
3.4 General Works
3.5 Library Issues
3.6 Research
4 General Works
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights
5.2 License Agreements
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata
6.2 Digital Libraries
6.3 General Works
6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation
7 New Publishing Models
8 Publisher Issues
8.1 Digital Rights Management
9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies
Appendix B. About the Author
Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata
Digital Libraries
Electronic Books and Texts
Electronic Serials
General Electronic Publishing
Images
Legal
Preservation
Publishers
Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI
SGML and Related Standards

The 2006 and 2007 annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (PDF files designed for printing) are also available.

An article about the bibliography ("Evolution of an Electronic Book: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography") has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

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