Weblog Archive (February 2002)

February 28, 2002

CLIR Issues (March/April 2002): Includes "Connecting with Scholarship," "Librarians and Publishers Find Common Ground in Joint Working Group," and other articles.

Phillips, Margaret. "Archiving The Web: The National Collection of Australian Online Publications": Describes efforts by the National Library of Australia to selectively archive Web publications. The archive includes 10,600,000 files.

February 27, 2002

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: Feeling a draft from the DMCA and other intellectual property laws? The Electronic Frontier Foundation and clinics at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Stanford Law School's Center for Internet & Society; and Boalt Hall's Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic want to help.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 25 February 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

UNC Gets $530,000 to Create 3-D, Digital Rare Book Library: Press release about a grant from the E.S.P. Das Educational Foundation to the UNC School of Information and Library Science.

February 26, 2002

Free Electronic Journals: Multidisciplinary list of free e-journals from Leiden University.

OAIster: Project at the University of Michigan Libraries, which is funded by a Metadata Harvesting Initiative grant from the Mellon Foundation, to "create a wide-ranging collection of free, useful, previously difficult-to-access digital resources."

February 25, 2002

Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences: It's back after having been unavailable for almost a year.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 41): 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. 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 may be discontinued in the next version.

February 22, 2002

Copyright and Scholarship, Part 1 and Copyright and Scholarship, Part 2, UPI, 19 February 2002: Interview with Peter Suber (Free Online Scholarship Newsletter) by Sam Vaknin.

Cultivate Interactive (February 2002): Includes "Content-Based Multimedia Information Handling: Should We Stick to Metadata?," "Disclosing Digital Cultural Wealth: Museums and the Open Archives Initiative," and other articles.

February 21, 2002

Copyright, New Media Law & E-Commerce News 6, no. 1 (2002): New copyright developments.

Greenhouse, Linda. "Justices to Review Copyright Extension." The New York Times, 20 February 2002: The Court will review the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

February 20, 2002

"ALPSP Statement on BOAI": Stevan Harnad replies to the ALPSP with this SEPTEMBER98-FORUM message.

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

D-Lib Magazine 8 (February 2002): Includes "Digital Collections of Real World Objects," "Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Progress Report and Workplan for 2002," "eML: Taking Mississippi Libraries into the 21st Century," and other articles.

George Soros Gives $3 Million to New Open Access Initiative, Information Today NewsBreaks, 18 February 2002: More on the BOAI, including why Paul Ginsparg didn't sign.

February 19, 2002

"ALPSP Response to Budapest Open Access Initiative": The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers reacts to the BOAI in this LIS-SERIALS message.

RLG DigiNews 6, no. 1 (2001): Includes "Integrating a Free Digital Resource: The Status of Making of America in Academic Library Collections," "'We Don't Know the First Thing About Digitization:' Assessing the Need for Digitization Training in Illinois," and other articles.

February 18, 2002

The ADA Monthly Intellectual Property Wrap-Up (January 2002): Copyright and other IP news from the Australian Digital Alliance.

Scholarly Communication and Information Technology Project: Research project at Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science that is headed by Rob Kling. Web site includes project publications, such as two recent papers: "Locally Controlled Scholarly Publishing via the Internet: The Guild Model" and "The Real Stakes of Virtual Publishing: The Transformation of E-Biomed into PubMed Central."

February 15, 2002

Electronic Resources in Libraries: This mailing list is now at ERIL-L@LISTSERV.BINGHAMTON.EDU. The archives are available, but access requires authentication.

EPrints 2.0: This free, GPL-licensed software for creating e-print archives is now available at eprints.org.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 14 February 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

February 14, 2002

Budapest Open Access Initiative: The Open Society Institute (OSI) held a meeting on December 1-2 of last year that resulted in the creation of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). The key section of the BOAI says:
By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
Self-archiving and alternative journals are the two major strategies recommended by the BOAI. An FAQ is available, which is very helpful in understanding the BOAI. Over 350 individuals and 30 organizations have endorsed the BOAI, and others are encouraged to sign the BOAI and commit themselves to its principles. The Open Society Institute has donated one million dollars per year for a three-year period to support open access initiatives.

February 13, 2002

Plotkin, Hal. "All Hail Creative Commons: Stanford Professor and Author Lawrence Lessig Plans a Legal Insurrection." SFGate.com, 11 February 2002: The service will "make available flexible, customizable intellectual-property licenses that artists, writers, programmers and others can obtain free of charge to legally define what constitutes acceptable uses of their work." There will also be a conservancy to facilitate the preservation and distribution of works.

Summary of the Projects and Their Progress: Progress reports from libraries participating in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's e-journal archiving program.

February 12, 2002

Birchard, Karen. "Canadian Universities Will Create an Online Portal for Studying Texts." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 February 2002: Discusses the Text Analysis Portal for Research project, which has a budget of around $4.3 million.

Covey, Denise Troll. Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practices and Concerns. Washington, DC: Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002: Examines the assessment methods used by 24 members of the Digital Library Federation.

February 11, 2002

Journal of the Medical Library Association 90 (January 2002): Includes "Agents, Intermediaries, and Journal Licensing" and other Articles.

Kahle, Brewster. "How the Wayback Machine Works." Interview by Richard Koman. O'Reilly Network, 21 January 2002.

February 8, 2002

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 6 February 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

New International Scholarly Communications Alliance Engages Academics in Broadening Access to Research: Press release at SPARC announces the formation of the ISCA by "the Association of Japanese National University Libraries (ANUL); the Association of Research Libraries (ARL); the Canadian Association of Research Libraries/Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada (CARL/ABRC); the Consortium of University Research Libraries, U.K. (CURL); the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL); the Council of New Zealand Librarians (CONZUL); the Ligue des Bibliothèques Europeennes de Recherche (LIBER), and the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee, Hong Kong SAR, China (JULAC)."

UKSG Serials-enews, no. 7 (2002): Serials news from the United Kingdom Serials Group.

February 7, 2002

First Monday 7 (February 2002): Includes "Technological and Social Drivers of Change in the Online Music Industry" and other articles.

Haank, Derk. "Ghost in a Bottle." Interview by Dick Kaser. Information Today 19 (February 2002): Elsevier Science chairman says that "we are much closer to a PLoS initiative than anybody believes, because we are working toward the same end."

Library Technology Reports (January/February 2002): Contains the "Librarian's Guide to Copyright for Shared and Networked Resources" by Tomas Lipinski.

February 6, 2002

Internet Reference Services Quarterly 5, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Metadata Protocols and Standards: Bringing Order to Our Digital Objects" and other articles.

Publishing Resources for Journals and Repositories: Want to become a scholarly e-publisher? Useful list from SPARC.

Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Resources: OAIS is "a conceptual framework for an archival system dedicated to preserving and maintaining access to digital information over the long term." Includes information about the new oais-implementers@lists2.rlg.org mailing list.

February 5, 2002

Archiving Electronic Publications: Short report from the NISO/BISG program at ALA Midwinter.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Announces Formation of Its First Board of Trustees: DCMI press release.

February 4, 2002

Against the Grain 13 (December 2001-January 2002): Special e-book issue includes "The eBook and the National Library," "eBooks Two Years Later: The North Carolina State University Perspective," "The Host with the Most: eBook Distribution to Libraries," and other articles.

Digital Library of Secret Tobacco Documents Released by UCSF: Press release about the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management's new Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, which contains over twenty million documents.

February 1, 2002

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 30 January 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

"The Great Giveaway." The New Scientist: Of note because this article is published under copyleft.

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