Weblog Archive (February 2004)

February 23, 2004

Next Weblog update on 3/8/04.

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 232 (2004): Includes "Electronic Reserves and Fair Use"; "Open Access Builds Momentum"; "Tradition, Technology, and Disciplinary Change"; and other articles.

Borland, John. "RIAA Steps Up File-Trading Suits." CNET News.com, 17 Febuary 2004: Discusses the RIAA's lawsuits against 531 file swappers.

CLIR Issues, no. 37 (2004): Includes "Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions," "The Global Digital Format Registry," and other articles.

Dawson, Jennifer. "Questia Turns Page with New Financing." Houston Business Journal, 13 February 2004: Questia Media Inc. has obtained "$10 million in debt financing."

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 20 February 2004: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

D-Lib Magazine 10, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Fair Publisher Pricing, Confidentiality Clauses and a Proposal to Even the Economic Playing Field"; "Innovations in Book Production"; "Search and Retrieval in the European Library: A New Approach"; "Supporting Member Collaboration in the Math Tools Digital Library: A Formative User Study"; "Using MPEG-21 DIP and NISO OpenURL for the Dynamic Dissemination of Complex Digital Objects in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Digital Library"; and other articles.

Federal Relations E-News (December 2003-January 2004): Legislative news from ARL's Federal Relations and Information Policy program.

First Monday 9, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Potential Legal Challenges to the Application of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in Public Libraries: Strategies and Issues" and other articles.

"Internet-First Publishing Project at Cornell Offers New and Old Books Free Online or to Be Printed on Demand": Press release says: "Just when the recording, music and publishing industries are going all-out to stop people from making their products available on the Internet, a new publishing venture at Cornell University is challenging traditional scholarly publishing by taking the opposite approach: Make the full text of a new book freely available on the Internet, and give readers the option to buy the printed book."

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 55, no. 5 (2004): Includes "Making Digital Libraries Effective: Automatic Generation of Links for Similarity Search Across Hyper-Textbooks" and other articles.

Karl, Brandy. "How the Current Congressional Database Protection Bill Would Go Beyond Current Law, and Why It Is Unconstitutional and Misguided." FindLaw, 11 February 2004: Discusses the Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act (DCIMA).

"New Improved DOAJ": Press release about new features of the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Open Access Now, 16 February 2004: Includes "Interview: Keeping Open House at the BMJ" and other articles.

Reed, Christopher A. "Just Say No to Exploitative Publishers of Science Journals." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 February 2004: "We need a new model for libraries' serials budgets, one that devolves significant control to the users so as to induce changes in their behavior."

ResearchWorks: New Web site from OCLC Research that: "demonstrates a few of our ideas for applying new technologies to organize information."

RLG DigiNews 8, no. 1 (2004): Includes "The Bits and Bites of Data Formats—Stainless Design for Digital Endurance," "Digital Preservation Coalition," "Digitizing the World's Largest Collection of Natural Sounds: Key Factors to Consider When Transferring Analog-Based Audio Materials to Digital Formats," and other articles.

The Scout Portal Toolkit: Version 1.2.2 has been released.

ShelfLife 19 February 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SRW: Version 1.1 of the Search/Retrieve Webservice is now available: "SRW defines a web service for searching databases containing metadata and objects, both text and non-text. The SRW Initiative builds on Z39.50 along with web technologies."

Tennant, Roy. "The Expanding World of OAI." Library Journal, 15 February 2004: Latest "Digital Libraries" column from Roy Tennant.

February 9, 2004

Next Weblog update on 2/23/04.

Ariadne, no. 38 (2004): Includes "Building OAI-PMH Harvesters with Net::OAI::Harvester," "The Digilib Conference:Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries," "DSpace vs. ETD-db: Choosing Software to Manage Electronic Theses and Dissertations," "Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives," "The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution," and other articles.

"British Library Joins Digital Library Federation": DLF press release.

The Charleston Advisor 5, no. 3 (2004): Includes "BioMed Central," "Open Access and the STM Publishing Crisis: A Medical Librarian's View," "Price Increases Are Not the Problem," " Where Are the Industry, the Profession and the Art Headed?," and other articles.

Computers in Libraries 24, no. 2 (2004): Includes "A Dozen Primers on Standards" and other articles.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 2 February 2004: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

EPrints Handbook: "This handbook is provided by a grant from the Open Society Institute and provides guidance to researchers and their managers who are considering adopting an EPrints server to improve their research impact."

Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry: E-Journal directory by Alexander Ragoisha.

Guterman, Lila. "The Promise and Peril of 'Open Access.'" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 January 2004: Analyzes the open access movement. See also the related Colloquy Live question and answer session with guest Peter Suber.

Institutional Archives Registry: This directory "tracks the number and size of open-access eprint archives."

Journal of Library Administration 39, nos. 2/3 (2003): "Architectural Archives: To Web or Not to Web," "ArtSTOR: A Digital Library for the History of Art," "The Case for Collaboration: The OhioLINK Digital Media Center," "Image Delivery and the Critical Masses," "Link It or Lump It: Basic Access Strategies for Digital Art Representation," and other articles.

Learned Publishing 17, no. 1 (2004): Includes "Digital Centre," "Evolving Scholarly Communication, Metadata for STM Journal Publishers: A Review of the Current Scene," "Publishing E-Books: OECD's Pay-per-View and E-Library Services 1998-2003," "Print On-Demand Is Boosting Availability of Books and Journal Issues—And That's Good for Sales!," "The Role of Academic Journal Publications in the UK Research Assessment Exercise," and other articles.

Monitor on Psychology 35, no. 2 (2004): Includes "Data Sharing: A Different Animal," "Debating Access to Scientific Data," and other articles.

New Library World 105, nos. 1/2 (2004): Includes "Is the Education on Digital Libraries Adequate?," "Metasearching in Boston College Libraries—A Case Study of User Reactions," and other articles.

The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services: Proposed NISO standard is available for ballot (by members) or comment.

PRONOM: "PRONOM is a resource for anyone requiring impartial and definitive technical information about the file formats used to store electronic records, and the software products that are required to create, render, or migrate these formats."

Science & Technology Libraries 22, nos. 3/4 (2004): Includes "Bibliometric and Bibliographic Analysis in an Era of Electronic Scholarly Communication," "Can Peer Review Be Better Focused?," "Conference Proceedings at Publishing Crossroads," "The eScholarship Repository: A University of California Response to the Scholarly Communication Crisis," "Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Enhancing Scholarly Communication and the Graduate Student Experience," "The Future of Scientific and Technical Journals," "Issues and Concerns with the Archiving of Electronic Journals," "The Role of Scientific Literature in Electronic Scholarly Communication," "Scholar-Based Initiatives in Publishing," "Scholarly Communication in Flux: Entrenchment and Opportunity," "User Expectations and the Complex Reality of Online Research Efforts," and other articles.

Searcher 12, no. 2 (2004): Includes "The Great Divide" and other articles.

ShelfLife 5 February 2004: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC E-News (December 2003-January 2004): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 70 (2004): News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber.

Stewardship in the Digital Age: Roles and Issues for Libraries for Preserving Our Cultural Heritage: Presentation by Meg Bellinger will be Webcast on February 23rd, 10:30 AM-12:00 noon as part of LC's Luminary Lectures series.

Summary Report of the December 8, 2003 CNI Executive Roundtable on Institutional Repositories: Senior library and information technology leaders discuss institutional repository issues.

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