Brief Note about Digital Scholarship’s Research Data Bibliographies

In May 2021, the Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 was superseded by the Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography (RDCMB). It covers over 800 works.

Two specialized bibliographies were subsequently published.

The Research Data Sharing and Reuse Bibliography, published in December 2021, provides deeper and more current coverage of this topic than the RDCMB. It covers over 200 works.

The Research Data Publication and Citation Bibliography, which was published in June 2022, provides deeper and more current coverage of this topic than the RDCMB. It covers over 225 works.

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Digital Scholarship Releases Third Bibliography about Research Data: Research Data Publication and Citation Bibliography

Digital Scholarship has released its third bibliography about research data, the Research Data Publication and Citation Bibliography.

Building on the base bibliography, the Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography (over 800 works) and the Research Data Sharing and Reuse Bibliography (over 200 works), the Research Data Publication and Citation Bibliography includes over 225 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the publication and citation of research data. It also provides limited coverage of closely related topics, such as research data identifiers (e.g., DOI) and scholarly metrics. Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2021; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License or under one of the Creative Commons public domain licenses.

It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, Version 2 | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Research Data Sharing and Reuse Bibliography

This bibliography includes over 200 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the sharing and reuse of research data. Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2021. It has live links and full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. Where possible, it uses Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) URLs. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/rdsr/sharing.htm

Also published this year:

Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography

https://digital-scholarship.org/alsp/alsp.htm

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography

http://digital-scholarship.org//etdb/etdb.htm

Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography (E-book)

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/rdcmb/rdcmb.htm

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 7

The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 7 includes over 150 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2020; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography has links to included works. Where possible, it uses Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) URLs. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

Digital Scholarship has also published the following works this year:

  • Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography: This selective bibliography includes over 175 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the digital scholarly publishing activities of academic libraries since the late 1980’s, especially their open access book and journal publishing activities. The bibliography covers the following subtopics: pioneering academic library publishing projects in the 1980’s and 1990’s, early digital journals and serials published by librarians (as distinct from libraries), library-based scholarly publishing since the Budapest Open Access Initiative, technical publishing infrastructure, and library and university press mergers/partnerships and other relevant works.
  • Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography: This selective bibliography includes over 800 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. It is available as an open access 250-page PDF file and an open access website. It covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, open access, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation. Most sources were published from 2009 through 2019.
  • Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, Version 2

    The Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, Version 2 includes over 175 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the digital scholarly publishing activities of academic libraries since the late 1980's, especially their open access book and journal publishing activities. The bibliography covers the following subtopics: pioneering academic library publishing projects in the 1980's and 1990's, early digital journals and serials published by librarians (as distinct from libraries), library-based scholarly publishing since the Budapest Open Access Initiative, technical publishing infrastructure, and library and university press mergers/partnerships and other relevant works.

    Most sources have been published from January 2002 through July 2021; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography has links to included works. Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

    The Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    A Look Back at 32 Years as an Open Access Publisher | Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Just Published: Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography

    Digital Scholarship has released the Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography, which includes over 800 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. It is available as an open access 250-page PDF file.

    It covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, open access, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation. Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2019; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography has links to included works. Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under certain Creative Commons Licenses.

    Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 PDF Released

    Digital Scholarship has released a PDF of the Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10.

    Created from the HTML file, this unpaginated PDF with basic formatting makes it easier to print the lengthy bibliography.

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    The PACS-L LISTSERV List Was Established 30 Years Ago Tomorrow

    Imagine the Internet without the Web. Imagine that there is no Google or similar search engine. Imagine that the cutting edge Internet applications are e-mail, LISTSERV, FTP, and Telnet. Imagine that the "Internet" is made up of a number of different noncommercial networks, and that the connections between them are not always transparent. Imagine that Microsoft only shipped one million copies of the second version of Windows last year, and you are using MS-DOS without a graphical interface. Imagine that no established publisher has even experimented with an e-journal.

    That was the situation on June 29, 1989 when I launched PACS-L, a LISTSERV mailing list. PACS-L was one of the first library-oriented mailing lists, and it was unusual in that it had a broad subject focus (public-access computer systems in libraries). Although PACS-L's greatest contribution may have been in raising librarians' awareness of the importance and potential of the then fledgling Internet, it was also the platform on which my soon-to-follow open access journal, The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, was based.

    In Remembering PACS-L, Roy Tennant said:

    For quite a while this list was where everything new in librarianship was happening. Despite its name, topics well beyond public access computer systems were discussed and debated. It was, in a nutshell, an essential place to hear and be heard. Its like was never to be again, as since then online communication channels have burgeoned and diversified. But for a little while, at least, there was a single place to be. And it was PACS-L.

    In its heyday, it became one of the largest LISTSERV lists as Walt Crawford recounts in "Talking about Public Access—PACS-L's First Decade":

    PACS-L kept growing, reaching 4,000 subscribers in June 1992; 5,000 subscribers that December; 6,000 by April 1993; and 7,000 that October. The 8,000 mark was reached by March 1994, 9,000 by February 1995, and 10,000 by February 1996. The list itself never reached 11,000 subscribers, and by 1996 many other specialized library lists had joined the fairly general PACS-L.

    PACS-L was a collaborative effort that involved a number of staff from the University of Houston Libraries, including these list moderators:

    • Nicole Abbott
    • Amelia Abreu
    • Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    • Marianne Stowell Bracke
    • Nancy Buchanan
    • Diane Gwamanda
    • Jill M. Hackenberg
    • Jack Hall
    • Gretchen McCord Hoffmann
    • Sara Holland
    • Rafal Kasprowski
    • Anne Mitchell
    • Joan O'Connor
    • J. Michael Thompson
    • Linda Thompson
    • Dana C. Rooks

    PACS-L ceased operation at the end of 2013.

    You can find out more about the list at "PACS-L (The Public-Access Computer Systems Forum)."

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    "The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 7"

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr. has released "The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 7."

    This guide identifies and briefly describes key Mac and Windows desktop software that can be used to turn photographs into works of digital art, such as cartoons, charcoal drawings, ink drawings, oil paintings, pastel drawings, and watercolors. It recommends specific software for creating different types of artworks. It lists useful photo editing software that can be used in conjunction with digital art software. It provides purchasing advice, and it describes specific companies' software licensing and sales policies.

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Digital Artist | List of All Artworks

    Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography

    The Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography includes over 125 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the digital scholarly publishing activities of academic libraries since the late 1980's, especially their open access book and journal publishing activities. The bibliography covers the following subtopics: pioneering academic library publishing projects in the 1980's and 1990's, early digital journals and serials published by librarians (as distinct from libraries), library-based scholarly publishing since the Budapest Open Access Initiative, technical publishing infrastructure, and library and university press mergers/partnerships and other relevant works.

    Most sources have been published from January 2002 through July 2018; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography has links to included works. Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

    The Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 9 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    DigitalKoans Will Primarily Tweet Until March

    DigitalKoans will be publishing information primarily on Twitter until 3/6/18. There will likely be increased job notifications and the inclusion of articles of interest that are not freely available. Digital Curation News will continue to be published on WordPress. Tweets will likely occur in midday (US Central Daylight Saving Time).

    The Twitter feed is: https://twitter.com/DigitalKoans.

    There is also a mobile device Twitter feed: https://mobile.twitter.com/DigitalKoans.

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 8 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Version 8 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography Released

    Digital Scholarship has released Version 8 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 680 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. Printed from the HTML page, it is over 130 pages long.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation.

    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through September 2017; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works and 2012 Supplement | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Version 7 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography Released

    Digital Scholarship has released Version 7 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 620 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation.

    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2016; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 6

    Digital Scholarship has released Version 6 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 560 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. Over 200 new works have been added to the bibliography since version five.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography covers topics such as research data creation, acquisition, metadata, repositories, provenance, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation.

    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through May 2016; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work.

    The Research Data Curation Bibliography is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 5

    Digital Scholarship has released Version 5 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 350 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

    The "digital curation" concept is still evolving. In "Digital Curation and Trusted Repositories: Steps toward Success," Christopher A. Lee and Helen R. Tibbo define digital curation as follows:

    Digital curation involves selection and appraisal by creators and archivists; evolving provision of intellectual access; redundant storage; data transformations; and, for some materials, a commitment to long-term preservation. Digital curation is stewardship that provides for the reproducibility and re-use of authentic digital data and other digital assets. Development of trustworthy and durable digital repositories; principles of sound metadata creation and capture; use of open standards for file formats and data encoding; and the promotion of information management literacy are all essential to the longevity of digital resources and the success of curation efforts.

    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2014; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work (see the "Note on the Inclusion of Abstracts" for more details).

    It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    Case Study of a Book Published under a Creative Commons License

    Here's a brief case study of how one book under a Creative Commons license evolved and was accessed.

    In 2005, the Association of Research Libraries published my book, the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License. With ARL's agreement, I made an open access PDF available on Digital Scholarship.

    In 2006, I converted the book into an open access XHTML website and published the Open Access Bibliography Author Index and the Open Access Bibliography Title Index.

    In 2008, I worked with Open Access Directory staff to convert it to wiki format and publish it as the basis for the Bibliography of Open Access.

    In 2010, I published Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography as an open access PDF file, an open access XHTML website, and a low-cost paperback. All versions of the bibliography were under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License. This derivative work was an updated version of the Open Access Bibliography that was more narrowly focused on scholarly treatments of open access.

    Below are the Digital Scholarship use statistics for the two books as of October 31, 2014. In this analysis, only HTML files or PDF files are counted as "page views"; image files and other supporting website files are excluded. This analysis also excludes spider use.

    • Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals: over 355,000 page views.
    • Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography: over 152,000 page views.

    That's a total of over 507,000 page views. For the measured time period, about 7.9% of all file requests to Digital Scholarship failed. Consequently, I'll eliminate 7.9% of the above page views and estimate that there were over 466,000 successful page views. This tally does not include any access statistics from ARL or the OAD (nor does it include paperback sales).

    If the multi-file HTML versions of the books are eliminated from consideration, the two books still had a total of over 173,000 PDF requests (excluding spider requests), adjusted to an estimated 159,000 plus successful PDF requests.

    To put these use statistics in perspective, in 2005, Willis Regier (Director of the University of Illinois Press) estimated that the typical university press book sold between 400 to 800 copies.

    Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"

    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4

    Digital Scholarship has released version 4 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 320 English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

    The "digital curation" concept is still evolving. In "Digital Curation and Trusted Repositories: Steps toward Success," Christopher A. Lee and Helen R. Tibbo define digital curation as follows:

    Digital curation involves selection and appraisal by creators and archivists; evolving provision of intellectual access; redundant storage; data transformations; and, for some materials, a commitment to long-term preservation. Digital curation is stewardship that provides for the reproducibility and re-use of authentic digital data and other digital assets. Development of trustworthy and durable digital repositories; principles of sound metadata creation and capture; use of open standards for file formats and data encoding; and the promotion of information management literacy are all essential to the longevity of digital resources and the success of curation efforts.

    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through June 2014; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included.

    The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

    For broader coverage of the digital curation literature, see the author's Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works,which presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports, and the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement, which presents over 130 additional sources.

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    Transforming Peer Review Bibliography

    Digital Scholarship has released the Transforming Peer Review Bibliography, which includes selected English-language articles that are useful in understanding significant transformations to the peer review process.

    It is concerned with major changes to peer review, such as open peer review (excluding just revealing the identity of traditional peer reviewers) and post-publication review.

    Most sources have been published from January 2010 through December 2012; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

    It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (December 13, 2013)

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

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (October 31, 2013)

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

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (August 30, 2013)

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

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (June 30, 2013)

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

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