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April 19, 2002Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 15 April 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright: Copyright overview by the CENDI Copyright Task Group that examines U.S. Government issues.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 42): The new version includes over 1,550 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. A new section on "Technical Reports and E-Prints" has been added. The "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources" directory now includes over 230 related Web sites. Use of the SEPB Word file has been declining in recent years, while use of the Acrobat file has been steadily growing. The Word file has been discontinued in this version.
April 18, 2002Bartlett, Michael. "Digital Music Downloading 'Bigger Than Napster'—Study." Newsbytes, 15 April 2002: Study by Odyssey says that "31 percent of online users over the age of 16—which translates to over 40 million U.S. consumers—have downloaded or transferred music online in the past six months."
"Controversial Copyright Clause Abandoned." NewScientist.com News Service, 15 April 2002: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will "remove the reference to the DCMA" from its copyright agreement.
LIBRES 12 (March 2002): Includes "Privacy in the 'Library Without Walls': Library Practice in an Age of Digital Content" and other articles.
RLG Focus (April 2002): Includes "Touring the Information Landscape: The Text Encoding Initiative" and other articles.
April 17, 2002D-Lib Magazine 8 (April 2002): Includes "Challenges for Service Providers When Importing Metadata in Digital Libraries"; "Metadata Principles and Practicalities"; "The National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program: Expectations, Realities, Choices and Progress to Date"; and other articles.
Journal of Information, Law and Technology, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Weathering the Commercial Storm: Why Everyone Should Steer Clear of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act " and other articles.
Snider, Mike. "A Debate on the Rules of Digital Recording." USA TODAY, 15 April 2002: Electronics manufacturers and media companies are "hashing out details of how to protect digital TV broadcasts from being copied and sent on the Internet."
April 16, 2002Ariadne, no. 31 (2002): Includes "eVALUEd—An Evaluation Model for E-Library Developments," "The Open Archives Forum," "Setting Up an Institutional E-Print Archive," and other articles.
Cave, Damien. "In Defense of Copyright." Salon.com, 15 April 2002: Interview with copyright attorney Morton David Goldberg, who "has become the unofficial point man for a movement within the American Bar Association to defend the controversial Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act."
Mellon Foundation Funds Scholarly Communication Institute: Press release says that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will sponsor an annual Scholarly Communication Institute at Dartmouth College for a minimum of three years.
Publishing Research Quarterly 17, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Challenges to Scholarly Publishing," "Electronic Reprints of Freelance Works: New York Times v. Tasini," "The Impending Disruption of the Publishing Industry," and other articles.
April 15, 2002EP Topic News, 11 April 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.
News—DOI Events and the Latest News: Mailing list for the distribution of monthly announcements from the International DOI Foundation.
"OSI Welcomes Publisher Participation in BOAI": Message on the SEPTEMBER98-FORUM says that the OSI wants to: "work with publishers to retain their added value in new economic models that are viable and allow open access."
ShelfLife, 11 April 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
Zeitchik, Steven. "Gemstar-RCA on the Rocks?" PW NewsLine, 10 April 2002: Discusses the e-book partnership between Gemstar and RCA.
April 12, 2002Chmielewski, Dawn C. "Andreessen: Copy Protection Efforts Are Doomed." Mercury News, 9 April 2002: Marc Andreessen, Netscape co-founder, tells the National Association of Broadcasters convention: "If a computer can see it, display it and play it—it can copy it."
The Filter, 10 April 2002: Internet news and commentary from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. (Click on "Read the current issue.")
Free XML Tools and Software: Annotated XML software directory by Lars Marius Garshol.
Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting v.2.0 Scheduled for Release: Press release says that the OAI-PMH version 2.0 will be released on June 1, 2002
April 11, 2002ACRL Begins Scholarly Communication Initiative: Press release says that the Association of College and Research Libraries will "embark on a three-year scholarly communications initiative as one of its highest strategic priorities."
Australian E-Book Newsletter 2 (April 2002): E-book news from down under.
Reuters. "Digital-Copyright Bill Inspires Flurry of Criticism." CNET News.com, 9 April 2002: A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman says: "We haven't received one e-mail in support of the Hollings bill."
Warner, Dorothy. "'Why Do We Need to Keep This in Print? It's on the Web . . .': A Review of Electronic Archiving Issues and Problems." Progressive Librarian, nos. 19-20 (2002): Discusses the preservation of electronic information from government agencies.
April 10, 2002The Book & the Computer: An "Online Symposium: Book Culture at the Crossroads" is now available.
Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 8 April 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Gilbert, Mark, and James Lundy. "Commentary: DRM's Short-Term Woes." CNET News.com, 5 April 2002: Five out of nine digital rights management companies tracked by Gartner in 2000 have "run into trouble."
Metadata Watch Report No. 8: Latest quarterly review "worldwide progress in the metadata field, which includes work on metadata sets, schemas, frameworks, registries, and the tools" from the SCHEMAS Project. Also includes the fourth Standards Framework Report.
Midgley, Simon. "The End of Books?" Guardian Unlimited, 9 April 2002: Discussion of the future of textbooks.
April 9, 2002Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53, no. 6 (2002): Special issue on XML that includes "An Expressive and Efficient Language for XML Information Retrieval," "A Survey in Indexing and Searching XML Documents," "XML and Free Text," and other articles.
SP Fonts Home Page: Eight Public domain fonts that were designed for use in TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism.
Waldmeir, Patti. "A Ruling That Robs the Public Domain." FT.com, 3 April 2002: Does the Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp ruling call into question the legality of linking?
April 8, 2002California Digital Library Opens Online Repository for Working Papers: Press release announces the availability of the eScholarship Repository, which includes research results and working papers by University of California faculty.
The HEDS Matrix of Potential Cost Factors: What will it cost to digitize materials? Check out this chart (costs in United Kingdom Pounds).
Reuters. "Judges Iffy About Library Filtering Law." CNET News.com, 4 April 2002: The three-judge panel was "openly concerned about whether the latest online smut law from Congress infringes on free-speech rights."
ShelfLife, 4 April 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
April 5, 2002Boutin, Paul. "U.S. Prepares to Invade Your Hard Drive." Salon.com, 29 March 2002: Standards experts identify three aspects of the the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act to pay attention to.
Gaining Independence: A Manual for Planning the Launch of a Nonprofit Electronic Publishing Venture: Detailed advice on how to construct nonprofit e-publishing business plans from SPARC.
SPARC E-News (February—March 2002): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
UIUC Cultural Heritage Repository: Testbed for the University of Illinois Open Archives Initiative Protocol Metadata Harvesting Project that includes metadata from over 26 institutions.
April 4, 2002The ADA Monthly Intellectual Property Wrap-Up (March 2002): Copyright and other IP news from the Australian Digital Alliance.
Lawson, Stephen. "Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Elcomsoft Case," InfoWorld, 2 April 2002: The case is within the jurisdiction of the court because the "software was offered for sale on a Web server located in the U.S. and was purchased by people in the U.S."
"Lessig on the Future of the Public Domain." O'Reilly Network, 2 April 2002: Interview with Lawrence Lessig by Richard Koman.
The Virtual Technical Reports Center: EPrints, Preprints, & Technical Reports on the Web: Extensive directory by Gloria Lyles Chawla, Technical Reports Librarian at the University of Maryland Libraries.
April 3, 2002Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (Early Spring 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on the evolving e-book scene, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.
First Monday 7, Number 4 (2002): Includes "Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People's Online Skills" and other articles.
Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 1 April 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Protecting Creative Works in a Digital Age: Use this Web form to give the Senate Committee on the Judiciary feedback about the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act.
April 2, 2002The Journal of Electronic Publishing 7 (April 2002): Includes "Change the Metaphor: The Archive as an Ecosystem," "An Economic Model for Web Enhancements to a Print Journal, "Revolutions and Images and the Development of Knowledge: Implications for Research Libraries and Publishers of Scholarly Communications," and other articles.
Learned Publishing 15, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Building the Hybrid Library: A Review of UK Activities," "Digital Copying and the Statutory Licences in Australian Universities," "Dos and Don'ts for Electronic Journal Management: Some Advice to Publishers," "Free Electronic Refereed Journals: Getting Past the Arc of Enthusiasm," "Pressing the 'Send' Key—Preferential Journal Access in Developing Countries," "Print to Electronic: Measuring the Operational and Economic Implications of an Electronic Journal Collection," "Unbundled Journals: Trying to Predict The Future," "The Useful Archive," "What Do Users Want?," and other articles.
April 1, 2002Academic Library Futures: Identifying Strategic Issues—An Open Forum: Chat with Maureen Sullivan on April 12, 2002.
The Australian Library Journal 51, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Digital Continuity: The Role of the National Library of Australia," "The Future Role of Librarians in the Virtual Library Environment," and other articles.
Lastowka, F. Gregory. "Free Access and the Future of Copyright." Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 27, no. 2 (2001): 293-331: Examines free access content in the context of the DMCA and suggests potential legal reforms to deal with identified problems. (The author has made a preprint available.)
McCullagh, Declan. "Another Punch for Copy Protection." Wired News, 28 March 2002: In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff is drafting legislation similar to the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act.
ShelfLife, 28 March 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
March 29, 2002The ADL Thesaurus Protocol: Draft of "an XML- and HTTP-based protocol for accessing thesauri" from the Alexandria Digital Library Project.
Against the Grain 14 (February 2002): Special report issue on the Tasini case includes "Libraries Continue to Take on Copyright Challenges," "The Politics of Librarianship and the Tasini Case," "Tasini: Did Authors Win?," "Tasini v. New York Times," and other articles.
Hoppin, Jason. "DMCA Still Faces Its First Criminal Test." Law.com, 28 March 2002: On Monday, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. will face charges under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for producing software to unlock Acrobat files.
Reuters. "Dutch Court OKs Kazaa's Software." CNET News.com, 28 March 2002: Kazaa is not liable for end-user copyright violations resulting from the use of its file swapping software. Buma Stemra, a music rights organization, is "stunned by the verdict."
March 28, 2002Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 25 March 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Winter 2002): Includes "Assessing the Need for a Natural Resources Digital Library" and other articles.
Salkever, Alex. "Guard Copyrights, Don't Jail Innovation." BusinessWeek Online, 27 March 2002: Regarding the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act, the BusinessWeek Online Technology editor says "the proposed cure is far worse than the disease."
March 27, 2002"LC Seeks $7.5M Supplementary Copyright Appropriation." Library Journal 26 March 2002: Copyright registration fee revenue is down significantly as a result of a mail delivery freeze and irradiated mail.
Noble, Ivan. "Critics Attack Net Journal Initiative." BBC News, 25 March 2002: Sally Morris (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) critiques the Budapest Open Access Initiative; Harnad replies on the SEPTEMBER98-FORUM list.
Olsen, Stefanie. "Piracy-Prevention Bill Sparks Hot Debate." ZDNet News, 25 March 2002: The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act creates controversy at Esther Dyson's annual PC Forum.
March 26, 2002Berry, R. Stephen, and Anne Simon Moffat, ed. The Transition from Paper: Where Are We Going and How Will We Get There? Cambridge, MA: American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2001: Includes papers by Paul Ginsparg, Andrew Odlyzko, Ann Okerson, Ronald Wigington, and other authors.
McCullagh, Declan. "What Hollings' Bill Would Do." Wired News, 22 March 2002: More on the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act.
Microform & Imaging Review 31, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Digitizing Special Collections Using the CONTENTdm Software Suite," "Strategies for Building Digitized Collections," and other articles.
Serials 15, no.1 (2002): Includes "Electronic Journal Usage Statistics in Practice," "E-Metrics: Measures for Electronic Resources," "How Does Your Library Handle Electronic Serials? A General Survey," "Measuring Up to Expectations?: Usage Data and Electronic Journals," "Review of ARL E-Metrics Phase II," "Think Links: Revisited a Year Later," and other articles.
March 25, 2002
McGuire, David. "Internet Filtering Trial Starts Monday." Newsbytes, 21 March 2002: The ACLU takes on the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Musgrove, Mike. "Hollings Proposes Copyright Defense: Bill Would Require Electronic Products To Deter Piracy." Washington Post, 22 March 2002: Senator Ernest Hollings has introduced the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (formerly known as the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act). More at John Borland's CNET News.com article.
Reid, Calvin. "Selling E-books to Academic, Trade Markets." Publishers Weekly, 25 March 2002: McGraw-Hill and St. Martin's managers say that e-book sales are small, but "growing fast."
Samuelson, Pamela. "Digital Information, Digital Networks, and the Public Domain." Paper presented at Conference on the Public Domain, November 9-11, 2001, Duke Law School: In-depth examination of digital public domain issues by a noted legal scholar.
ShelfLife, 21 March 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.
March 22, 2002eBook Tools & Technologies List: Planet eBook resource directory.
Library Resources & Technical Services 46 (January 2002): Includes "Out-of-Print Digital Scanning" and other articles.
OCLC Systems & Services 18, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Creating an Integrated Periodicals Listing Using Microsoft Access and ASP Scripts," "Dublin Core Use in Libraries: A Survey," "Tracking the Use of E-Journals: A Technique Collaboratively Developed by the Cataloging Department and the Office of Libraries Technology at the University of Louisville," and other articles.
March 21, 2002"Copyright War: Find a Truce" Los Angeles Times, 19 March 2002: Editorial says: "Both sides have it wrong."
Digital Talking Book Standard Approved: NISO Press release about ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002.
DLF Endorses Two New Aids For Developing Digital Library Collections: The Digital Library Federation gives the nod to Benchmark for Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials as Endorsed by the DLF and A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections.
Mirapaul, Matthew. "They'll Always Have Paris (and a Scholarly Web Site)." Yahoo! News, 18 March 2002: American Film Institute will work with the Georgia Institute of Technology to build a "Casablanca" Web site.
March 20, 2002Bowman, Lisa M. "AOL Not Liable for Unauthorized E-books." CNET News.com, 18 March 2002: AOL is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from a lawsuit by Harlan Ellison.
D-Lib Magazine 8 (March 2002): Includes "Digital Division is Cultural Exclusion. But Is Digital Inclusion Cultural Inclusion?," "Whose Rules? Intellectual Property, Culture and Indigenous Communities," and other articles.
March 19, 2002Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 18 March 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Krebs, Brian. "Senate Won't Act On Digital Content Bill—Lawmaker." Newsbytes, 14 March 2002: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leah says that entertainment and technology companies must resolve their differences before SSSCA legislation is passed.
U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Competition, Innovation, and Public Policy in the Digital Age: Is the Marketplace Working to Protect Digital Creative Works? 107th Congress, 2nd Session, 5 March 2002: Testimony of technology companies and a legal scholar.
March 18, 2002Albanese, Andrew Richard. "An LJ Round Table with the Aggregators," Library Journal,15 March 2002: Round table discussion moderated by Ann Okerson.
Bowman, Lisa M. "Tech Execs Oppose Anti-Piracy Plan." ZDNet News, 14 March 2002: AOL Time Warner, Excite, and Intel oppose the SSSCA.
British Columbia Digital Library: Extensive directory of digital library resources.
McAllister, Neil. "Emerging Standards in Rights Management." New Architect (March 2002): Discusses ODRL, XMCL, and XrML.
March 15, 2002DTDGenerator Frontend: Give it an XML document and it generates a DTD.
Mossberg, Walter S. "Consumers Must Protect Their Freedom to Use Digital Entertainment." The Wall Street Journal, 14 March 2002, B1: Discusses DigitalConsumer.org, a new consumer advocate group supporting digital media fair use.
Sandburg, Brenda. "Defining Ruling in Key Internet Case." Law.com, 14 March 2002: Initial ruling in British Telecommunications Inc. v. Prodigy Communications hyperlink patent case.
Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875: E-text collection of "19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875."
March 14, 2002First Monday 7 (March 2002): Includes "Self-Selection Strategies for Information Goods" and other articles.
Hu, Jim. "AOL wants to Lock Up Its CDs." ZDNet News, 12 March 2002: AOL Time Warner is recruiting a senior project manager for a CD copy-protection effort.
"JISC-ProQuest Agreement for Early English Books Online": JISC-E-COLLECTIONS message from Philip Pothen says: "In one of the largest agreements of its kind, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), acting on behalf of all the funding bodies for further and higher education in the United Kingdom, has signed an agreement with ProQuest Information and Learning which will provide access to its enormous electronic database of Early English Books Online for universities and colleges throughout the UK."
March 13, 2002Defining and Certifying Electronic Publication in Science: Mark S. Frankel (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and Roger Elliott (International Council for Science, UK) are the co-chairs of a working group that, at the request of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, has prepared a paper on "what constitutes 'publication' in science in the electronic environment." Comments are welcomed.
Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 11 March 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Italie, Hillel. "E-Publisher Wins Round in Court." The Washington Post, 11 March 2002: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholds a prior decision denying an injunction against RosettaBooks, which publishes e-versions of old Random House books.
March 12, 2002Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (April 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on the evolving e-book scene, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.
Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776: The University of Connecticut Libraries have digitized public records from the Colony of Connecticut.
Flynn, Laurie J. "The BT Group Stakes a Patent Claim on Hyperlinking." The New York Times, 11 March 2002: British Telecommunications says its Hidden Page patent covers hyperlinks.
The University of Michigan Library's Scholarly Publishing Office has just released online versions of Cross Currents: A Yearbook of Central European Culture and the Michigan Quarterly Review.
March 11, 2002Baroni, Michael L. "Photos and Fair Use Online: From Penthouse Pets to Kelly's Thumbnails." GigaLaw.com, March 2002: Discuses the ruling on the Kelly v. Arriba Soft case.
McCullagh, Declan. "House Rep's Rap: Unshackle the CD." Wired News, 7 March 2002: Rep. Rick Boucher will introduce legislation to ban copy-protected CDs.
Sprigman, Chris. "The Mouse That Ate the Public Domain: Disney, the Copyright Term Extension Act, and Eldred V. Ashcroft." FindLaw's Writ, 5 March 2002: Discusses the Eldred V. Ashcroft case, which challenges the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
Tasini, Jonathan. "Extending Copyright Helps Corporations, Not Artists." Los Angeles Times, 3 March 2002: Tasini, who is the President of the National Writers Union, opposes the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
March 8, 2002Bandler, James. "The Story So Far." The Wall Street Journal, 5 March 2002, R6-R7: A recent survey shows that only 4% of respondents are "very likely" to buy an e-book; 20% are "somewhat likely." This overview article says that "e-books remain a struggling niche business."
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship has ceased publication. The final issue is volume 8, Winter 2002. Many thanks to Lori Widzinski and her colleagues for producing this fine e-journal. For more information on MC Journal see:
Usher, Nicole B. "Scientists Try Free Journal Access." Harvard Crimson, 1 March 2002: Three Harvard scientists who supported BioMed Central and the Public Library of Science discuss the limitations of these reform efforts.
March 7, 2002Digital Library Research Laboratory: Edward A. Fox's research unit at Virginia Tech. Includes the Open Digital Libraries Web site.
Italie, Hillel. "E-Book Sales Still Rising." AP, 27 February 2002: Small sales numbers, but some publishers report "double-digit growth over the past year."
McCullagh, Declan, and Robert Zarate. "House Cool to Copy Protection." Wired News, 4 March 2002: The U.S. House of Representatives' take on the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act.
March 6, 2002
Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 4 March 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.
Lazinger, Susan S. Digital Preservation and Metadata: History, Theory, Practice. Greenwood Village, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001: Examines digital preservation, including costs, example programs, metadata, and methods. Lazinger is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Library Science, Archive & Information Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The New Review of Information Networking 7 (2001): Has sections on "Interoperability" and "Network Resources and Access Tools." Includes "Better Interoperability Through the Open Archives Initiative," "Open Linking in the Scholarly Information Environment Using the OpenURL Framework," "Reclaiming Academic Output Through University Archive Servers," "Rethinking EAD: Balancing Flexibility and Interoperability," and other articles.
March 5, 2002eCulture 3 (January-February 2002): Newsletter of the Digital Heritage and Cultural Content area of the Multimedia Content and Tools—Key Action 3 of the Information Society Technologies program.
Mariano, Gwendolyn. "Senators Talk Tough on Digital Piracy." CNET News.com, 28 February 2002: In this update to the story previously posted here, Senator Fritz Hollings gives media and computer technology companies a deadline to come up with a copy protection solution.
March 4, 2002Current Cites 13 (February 2002): Annotated references for information technology literature written by a team of librarians.
March 1, 2002DLF Newsletter 3 (January 2002): Activity reports from Digital Library Federation members.
Mariano, Gwendolyn. "Senate Group to Consider Copy Controls." CNET News.com, 28 February 2002: The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold hearings on the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act.
Suber, Peter. Timeline of the Free Online Scholarship Movement: Landmark FOS events.
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