Weblog Archive (April 2002)

April 30, 2002

AP. "Where's SDMI? Digital Music Protection Effort Flames Out." SiliconValley.com, 28 April 2002: What's up with the Secure Digital Music Initiative? This article says: "SDMI is roadkill."

Online Information Review 26, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Users, End-Users, and End-User Searchers of Online Information: A Historical Overview" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 25 April 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Web-Archiving: Managing and Archiving Online Documents and Records: Presentations from this March 25th Digital Preservation Coalition meeting.

April 26, 2002

Cedars Final Workshop: Summary of the last Workshop of the Cedars (CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives) Project by Michael Day and Maggie Jones.

Mariano, Gwendolyn. "Vivendi, Thomson Join to Fight Piracy." CNET News.com, 19 April 2002: Vivendi Universal and Thomson Multimedia will join forces to "focus on copy protection of products that include DVDs, broadcast, satellite television, broadband and video-on-demand services."

"OAI and DCMI Announce DC-Simple Schema Declaration": DC-GENERAL e-mail message from Stuart Weibel says that an "XML schema for unqualified DC metadata that facilitates the declaration of modular metadata components" is now available.

Rogan, James E. "Digital Online Content: Creating a Market That Works." Paper presented at the Digital On-line Content Conference, April 18, 2002: The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office says that: "Because of the present limitations of digital technology and the difficulties in ensuring that the transmitting party had erased or otherwise destroyed the copy resident in the sending computer, I have serious reservations about the prudence of amending Section 109 to grant a blanket exception to digital distribution."

April 25, 2002

Ebook Group: Research group at Strathclyde University, whose recent projects include EBONI and EboChi.

Post, David, and Bradford C. Brown. "On The Horizon: Thorny Issues Surround Hyperlink Ownership." InformationWeek, 22 April 2002: Law professors Brown and Post say: "To paraphrase Richard Nixon, we're all infringers now."

TASI: JISC's Technical Advisory Service for Images has redesigned and expanded its Web site.

Zeitchik, Steven. "At E-Pub's Davos, Balancing Print and Electronic, Hype and Backlash." PW NewsLine, 22 April 2002: Account of the University of Virginia's e-publishing conference.

April 24, 2002

ARL Statistics Interactive Edition: Now includes data from 1963 to 2000.

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

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 22 April 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

International eBook Association Launched in Europe: Microsoft press release announces the formation of the IeBA, whose "principal goal will be to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of eBooks."

April 23, 2002

CLIR Issues (May/June 2002): Includes "The Digital Library: A Biography," "National Survey Documents Effects of Internet Use on Libraries," and other articles.

DCMI Status Report—April 2002: Update on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's activities from October 2001 through March 2002.

Jones, Wayne, Judith R. Ahronheim, and Josephine Crawford, eds. Cataloging the Web: Metadata, AACR, and MARC 21. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002: Papers presented at ALCTS' July 2000 Preconference on Metadata for Web Resources.

April 22, 2002

Bedell, Doug. "Copyright Law vs. Innovation." Charlotte Observer, 18 April 2002: Lawrence Lessig, author of The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, says: "Free Mickey."

Columbia Law Library Music Copyright Infringement Online Archive: Includes "hundreds of documents (texts, scores, audio and video files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward."

EP Topic News, 18 April 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Mariano, Gwendolyn. "Hollings Pulls Together Net Privacy Bill." CNET News.com, 18 April 2002: Sen. Ernst Hollings has introduced the Online Personal Privacy Act.

ShelfLife, 18 April 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

April 19, 2002

Free 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, 2002

Bartlett, 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, 2002

D-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.

RLG DigiNews 6, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Digital Copiers and Scribal Musings," "RLG DigiNews: Taking Stock at Five Years," 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, 2002

Ariadne, 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, 2002

EP 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.

Tennant, Roy. "Metadata As If Libraries Depended on It." Library Journal, 15 April 2002: Latest "Digital Libraries" column from Roy Tennant.

Zeitchik, Steven. "Gemstar-RCA on the Rocks?" PW NewsLine, 10 April 2002: Discusses the e-book partnership between Gemstar and RCA.

April 12, 2002

Chmielewski, 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, 2002

ACRL 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, 2002

The 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, 2002

Journal 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, 2002

California 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, 2002

Boutin, Paul. "U.S. Prepares to Invade Your Hard Drive." Salon.com, 29 March 2002: Standards experts identify three aspects of 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.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine 6 (March 2002): Includes "Peer Reviewing and Electronic Publishing," "Physicists Thriving with Paperless Publishing," and other articles.

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, 2002

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

Digital Document Quarterly: New e-newsletter from H. M. Gladney.

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.

Notess, Greg R. "The Wayback Machine: The Web's Archive." ONLINE 26 (March/April 2002): Overview of the Wayback Machine.

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, 2002

Cites & 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.

Grogg, Jill E. "Thinking About Reference Linking." Information Today 19 (April 2002): Provides an overview of reference linking issues.

"Not Pleading Poverty" Information Today 19 (April 2002): Interview with Derk Haank, Elsevier Science chairman, by Richard Poynder.

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.

Quint, Barbara. "Tasini Damage-Reporting Decisions." Information Today 19 (April 2002): Discusses the effects of the Tasini case on full-text databases.

April 2, 2002

The 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, 2002

Academic 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.

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

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.

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