Weblog Archive (January 2002)

January 31, 2002

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (February 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on the evolving e-book scene, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

Current Cites 13 (January 2002): Annotated references for information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Expert Advisory Group on Cataloguing of Electronic Resources. Draft Guidelines for the Cataloguing of Electronic Resources: Kinetica advisory committee's draft guidelines for cataloging "a range of electronic resources including E-books, E-journals, aggregator services, databases, web sites, images, and sound files."

January 30, 2002

College & Research Libraries 63 (January 2002): Includes "Long-Term Retention of Electronic Theses and Dissertations" and other articles.

DIGITAL-COPYRIGHT: New discussion group hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland University College.

OCLC Closes on netLibrary Sale: OCLC press release says the sale is "finalized."

January 29, 2002

Ariadne, no. 30 (2001): Includes "Building ResourceFinder," "Digitisation: Do We Have a Strategy?," "JISC User Behaviour Monitoring and Evaluation Framework," "Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge," and other articles.

Science & Technology Libraries 19, no. 3 (2001): Includes "The Digital Engineering Library: Current Technologies and Challenges," "Transforming Scientific Communication for the 21st Century," and other articles.

January 28, 2002

Knight Roundtable Promotes Digital Publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Press release from the Association of Research Libraries that describes a March 2001 meeting where "participants representing faculty, administrators, scholarly societies, scholarly publishers, and librarians, considered the future of disseminating scholarly findings in the humanities and social sciences." The roundtable's final report as been published in the December 2001 issue of Policy Perspectives as an essay called "Op. Cit."

"Pricing Newsletter Ceases Publication": Marcia Tuttle posted a message on the Prices list on 1/24/02 that said "the Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues ceased publication with issue number 257 on August 12, 2001." Established on February 27, 1989, NSPI was one of the first free electronic library publications, and it had a significant impact on the library profession during its long run. Hats off to Marcia Tuttle and company for their pioneering electronic publishing efforts. For more NSPI history, see:

Tuttle, Marcia. "The Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues." The Public-Access Computer Systems Review 2, no. 1 (1991): 111-127. [ASCII file]
________. "The Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues: Teetering on the Cutting Edge." In Advances in Serials Management: A Research Annual, vol. 4, ed. Marcia Tuttle and Jean G. Cook, 37-63. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1992.

January 25, 2002

Hahn, Karla L. Electronic Ecology: A Case Study of Electronic Journals in Context. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2001: Using two start-up ecology journals (one electronic only, the other print/electronic) as case studies, this book examines perceptions of electronic journals by authors, editors, and users.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 23 January 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

January 24, 2002

Information Research 7 (January 2002): Includes "Studying Digital Library Users Over Time: A Follow-Up Survey of Early Canadiana Online" and other articles.

Kinetica Expert Advisory Group on Access to Electronic Resources. Survey to Identify Major Electronic Collections in Australian Libraries—Final Report. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2002: Thirty-five libraries responded to the online survey with information about the management of their electronic collections.

UK HEI Copyright Pages: Alphabetical and subject access to UK copyright resources from the Clearing the Way: Copyright Clearance in UK Libraries project.

Young, Jeffrey R. "Consortium of 12 Universities Begins Project to Deliver Academic E-Books." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 January 2002: Committee on Institutional Cooperation members have started an e-book publishing prototype project.

January 23, 2002

Australian E-Book Newsletter 2 (January 2002): E-book news from down under.

Fowler, Tom. "Questia Media Down to 28 workers." Houston Chronicle, 21 January 2002: Another 40 or so workers laid off last week.

Hane, Paula J. "ebrary Launches ebrarian 2.0, Announces New Publisher Partners" NewsBreaks, 21 January 2002: the Peninsula Library System, Stanford University Libraries, and the Yale University Library will be: "providing their patrons with unlimited, multiuser access to books and documents in Adobe PDF from more than 100 publishers that have partnered with ebrary to make their content available."

January 22, 2002

Carlson, Scott. "Elsevier Offers Electronic-Only Option for Journal Subscriptions." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 January 2002: E-Choice allows electronic only subscriptions for over 1,200 ScienceDirect journals and 175 IDEAL journals.

Carlson, Scott. "Once-Trustworthy Newspaper Databases Have Become Unreliable and Frustrating." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 January 2002: Fallout from the The New York Times Company v. Jonathan Tasini case.

January 21, 2002

"CD Creator Burns Copy-Protection Efforts," CNET News.com, 17 January 2002: Philips won't join efforts to restrict the use of music CDs on computers.

Harris, Lesley Ellen. Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002: Advice from the editor of the The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter.

January 18, 2002

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 16 January 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 11, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Digital Audio Reserves: A Collaborative Project at the University of Tennessee" and other articles.

The Serials Librarian 41, no. 1 (2001): Includes "Aggregator Services Evaluation: Not an Easy Comparison," "NESLI—Gathering Momentum," "The Transition from Paper to Electronic Journals: Key Factors That Affect Scholar's Acceptance of Electronic Journals," and other articles.

January 17, 2002

D-Lib Magazine 8 (January 2002): Includes "Illinois Digital Cultural Heritage Community—Collaborative Interactions Among Libraries, Museums and Elementary Schools," "Object Persistence and Availability in Digital Libraries," "Preservation Risk Management for Web Resources: Virtual Remote Control in Cornell's Project Prism," "Re-inventing the Wheel? Standards, Interoperability and Digital Cultural Content," "Safekeeping: A Cooperative Approach to Building a Digital Preservation Resource," "A Spectrum of Interoperability: The Site for Science Prototype for the NSDL, "and other articles.

First Monday 7, no. 1 (2202): Includes "Globalization of Information: Intellectual Property Law Implications" and other articles.

Johnston, Pete. Metadata Sharing and XML. Bath, UK: UKOLN, 2002: Overviews metadata, XML, and the issue of how metadata can be used for metadata exchange.

January 16, 2002

Journal of Digital Information 2, no. 2 (2002): Includes "The ABC Ontology and Model," "A Metadata Kernel for Electronic Permanence," "RDF Declarative Description (RDD): A Language for Metadata," "zetoc: a Dublin Core Based Current Awareness Service," and other articles on metadata.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services 25, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Collections and Systems: A New Organizational Paradigm for Collection Development," "E-Books, the Latest Word: Proceedings from the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge," "E-Journal Databases: A Long-Term Solution?," and other articles.

January 15, 2002

LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the European Research Libraries 11, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Cataloguing in the Digital Age," "Management of the Life Cycle of Digital Library Materials," "SPARC: Igniting Change in Scholarly Communication," and other articles.

Plum, Terry, and Richard Bleiler. User Authentication, SPEC Kit 267. Washington, DC: Association for Research Libraries, 2001: Survey of ARL libraries' authentication practices.

Young, Jeffrey R."Judge Approves Sale of netLibrary's e-books to Nonprofit Library Group." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 January 2002: A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of netLibrary to OCLC.

January 14, 2002

EDUCAUSE Review 37 (January/February 2002): Includes "A 'Bridge' for Trusted Electronic Communications in Higher Education and the Federal Government" and other articles.

EPRINTS-2-ALPHA-2 Released (09/01/2002): SERIALST message about new a version of the Eprints software, which is "free software for creating large web-based archives of papers (or whatever you want) with the metadata stored in an SQL back end."

LinkOut—Explore Beyond PubMed: PACS-L message about a new PubMed capability to allow libraries to determine the links from article citations to full-text. See also: LinkOut home page.

January 11, 2002

American Archivist 64 (Fall-Winter 2001): Includes "The Burlington Agenda: Research Issues in Intellectual Access to Electronically Published Historical Documents"; "Principles, Methods and Instruments for the Creation, Preservation and Use of Archival Records in the Digital Environment"; "2001 Pease Award: Serving Up EAD: An Exploratory Study on the Deployment and Utilization of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Finding Aids"; and other articles.

SEPB Use Statistics Update: The 2001 numbers are in: 405,037 file requests; 1,109 average daily file requests; 280,547 page requests; and 768 average daily page requests. File requests are up by 87,817 from 2000. There were 68,391 distinct hosts served, which is up by 16,582 from 2000. Since October 1996, there have been 1,382,751 file requests. A description of data analysis procedures (and detailed use data for the 1996-2000 period) can be found in:

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "Evolution of an Electronic Book: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography." The Journal of Electronic Publishing 7 (December 2001).
ShelfLife: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG.

January 10, 2002

Computers and the Humanities 36, no. 1 (2002): Special issue on image-based humanities computing.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 8 January 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

January 9, 2002

"ARL Libraries Spend Nearly $100 Million on Electronic Resources" ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (December 2001): E-resources expenditures "have increased from an estimated 3.6% of library materials budget in 1992-93 to 12.9% in 1999-2000." See also: ARL Supplementary Statistics 1999-2000.

Borland, John. "Lawmaker: Is CD Copy-Protection Illegal?" CNET News.com, 4 January 2002: Rep. Rick Boucher questions whether the music industry has stepped over the line.

Electronic Books: Useful resource list from the General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. Best viewed using Internet Explorer.

January 8, 2002

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) Volumes 34 and 35: Press release about the publication of these volumes.

CLIR Issues (January/February 2002): Includes "DLF Forum Participants Ask: Can Libraries Keep Up with Users?"; "A National Plan for Digital Preservation: What Does It Mean for the Library Community?"; and other articles.

Mitchell, Alison. "Ingenuity's Blueprints, Into History's Dustbin." New York Times, 30 December 2001, 1A: Paper patents being discarded due to digitization. Related article: "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Destroying Paper Files." Library Journal, 7 January 2002.

January 7, 2002

CIC Announces Cooperative University Press Initiative: Press release from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation about an initiative to: "(1) identify collaborative models for university press operations and (2) develop and test a pilot cooperative e-publishing venture."

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (Midwinter 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on the evolving e-book scene, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

The Electronic Library 19, no. 6 (2001): Includes "Content Management and the Future of Academic Libraries," "Electronic Books for Children in UK public Libraries," "Future Development of Electronic Journals: A Delphi Survey," and other articles.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 1 January 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 26 December 2001: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Library Hi Tech 19, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Beyond Print: Reading Digitally"; "E-Book Devices and the Marketplace: In Search of Customers"; "E-books: the University of Texas experience, Part 2"; "The Economics of a Cooperative EAD Project"; "Electronic Books: Challenges for Academic Libraries"; "Electronic Ink Technologies: Showing the Way to a Brighter Future"; "Stakeholders and Standards in the E-Book Ecology: Or, It's the Economics, Stupid!"; "Use of Electronic Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences"; "A Web-Based Electronic Book (E-Book) Library: The netLibrary Model"; and other articles.

myICAAP: The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication has announced a new e-journal management system using the BlueSky system. Should be of interest to current and prospective e-journal editors.

OCLC Systems & Services 17, no. 4 (2001): Includes "The CORC Experience: Survey of Founding Libraries. Part II," "Peering over the Fortress Walls: The Metadata Invasion Begins," "Structuring Biographical Data in EAD with the Nomen DTD," and other articles.

Online Information Review 25, no. 6 (2001): Includes "Electronic Journals: Managing and Educating for a Changing Culture in Academic Libraries," "Managing and Directing a Digital Project," "Usage Patterns of an Electronic Theses and Dissertations System," and other articles.

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