Digital Scholarship 2009

Digital Scholarship 2009 cover

Digital Scholarship 2009 includes four bibliographies: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, the Institutional Repository Bibliography, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, and the Google Book Search Bibliography. The longest bibliography, the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2009 Annual Edition, presents over 3,620 selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published from 1990 through 2009; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included.

Digital Scholarship 2009 is available as a paperback (504 pages, $18.95, ISBN-10: 1451553250 and ISBN-13: 978-1451553253) and as an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

In 2010, Craig Gibson said of Digital Scholarship 2009 in The Journal of Academic Librarianship:

These four bibliographies, compiled in one volume, offer invaluable assistance to the researcher on all forms of digital scholarship. While not exhaustive, this volume gives researchers a much-needed representation of the most important citations on all forms of electronic publishing and related issues, from a burgeoning literature, through providing meticulous, complete, and accurate citations—the winnowing that has occurred in reviewing and compiling this Annual update is remarkable. The great advantage for the researcher is that Bailey's web site at provides current updates for citations to this volume as well.

Recommended for library science collections, and for professional collections of those involved in scholarly communication, institutional repositories, electronic publishing, copyright advisory services, metadata services, and related areas for libraries. In addition, this compilation is invaluable for anyone involved in information policy, legal affairs departments of universities, or research administration.

In 2003, Péter Jacsó said of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography in ONLINE:

SEP [Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography] is compiled with utter professionalism. It reminds me of the work of the best artisans who know not only every item that leaves their workshops, but each component used to create them—providing the ideal quality control. . . . The selection of items is impeccable. I have yet to find journal articles irrelevant to the scope of the bibliography. SEP could be used as a benchmark in evaluating abstracting/indexing databases that proudly claim to have coverage of electronic publishing, but do not come close to SEP.

In 1997, J. A. Buczynski said of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries:

This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended.

For further information about Digital Scholarship publications, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview" and "Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications."

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship, which deals with digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. He has over 30 years of information technology experience, including 24 years of managerial experience in academic libraries. Bailey has been an open access publisher for over 20 years, starting in 1989 with The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (founding Editor-in-Chief, 1989-2006), the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. In 1996, he began publishing the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, an open access book that has been updated over 75 times. He is the author of a number of digital and print bibliographies, including the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals and Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography.

He has written over 30 papers about digital copyright, expert systems, institutional repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other topics. In 2010, Bailey was given a Best Content by an Individual Award by The Charleston Advisor. In 2003, he was named as one of Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers." In 1993, he was awarded the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science. He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology. (See the "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications.)