Weblog Archive (May 2002)

May 31, 2002

Bowman, Lisa M. "Enforcing Laws in a Borderless Web." CNET News.com, 29 May 2002: A Web site may be legal in the author's home country, but illegal in another country.

College & Research Libraries 63 (May 2002): Includes "Evaluative Usage-Based Metrics for the Selection of E-Journals," "Full-Text Linking: Affiliated Versus Nonaffiliated Access in a Free Database," and other articles.

"Hopkins Digital Research Projects Get $3 Million." Library Journal, 30 May 2002: The Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries received two National Science Foundation grants for digitization projects.

Status of Technology and Digitization in the Nation's Museums and Libraries 2002 Report: Survey by the Institute of Museum and Library Services of more than 700 libraries and museums.

May 30, 2002

EP Topic News, 23 May 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Berthon, Hilary. "Nurturing Our Digital Memory: Digital Archiving and Preservation at the National Library of Australia": Examines PADI, PANDORA, and other NLA initiatives.

CLIRinghouse (May 2002): Briefing for academic administrators on "Getting Full Value from Campus Information Resources."

May 29, 2002

© Primer: Copyright overview from the University of Maryland University College.

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

Young, Jeffrey R. "NetLibrary's New Owners Hope Newer E-Books Will Be More Attractive to Academe." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 May 2002: Discusses a Webcast briefing to OCLC members by Rich Rosy, the new head of NetLibrary.

May 27, 2002

Next Weblog update on 5/29/02.

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

Guidance Documents: Five guides from the Cedars project: The Cedars Guide to Digital Collection Management, The Cedars Guide to Digital Preservation Strategies, The Cedars Guide to the Distributed Archiving Prototype, The Cedars Guide to Intellectual Property Rights, and The Cedars Guide to Preservation Metadata.

ShelfLife, 23 May 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

May 24, 2002

Foster, Andrea L. "Scholars Rally Behind Online Publisher." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 May 2002: Numerous scholars have filed briefs with the Supreme Court supporting Eldred in the Eldred V. Ashcroft case, which challenges the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Quint, Barbara. "BioMed Central Strengthens Research Library Connections." Information Today NewsBreaks/Conference Reports, 20 May 2002: BioMed Central is now a SPARC partner.

Sinrod, Eric J. "Court Holds Internet FAQ Pages Not Subject to Copyright Protection." Law.Com, 21 May 2002: Discusses the ruling in the Mist-On Systems, Inc. v. Gilley's European Tan Spa case.

May 23, 2002

Journal of Digital Information 2, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Designing the User Interface for the Fischlar Digital Video Library," "Digital Archive Network for Anthropology," "Federated Searching Interface Techniques for Heterogeneous OAI Repositories," and other papers.

Journal of Internet Cataloging 5, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Bibliographic Data Mining: Automatically Building Bibliographic Component Part Records for E-Journal Articles on the Internet," "On Cataloging Internet Resources: Voices from the Field," and other articles.

Science & Technology Libraries 20, no. 1 (2001): Includes "Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Virginia Tech," "The Place of E-Prints in the Publication Patterns of Physical Scientists," and other articles.

May 22, 2002

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 15 May 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Metcalfe, Ben. "Hollywood Faces Digital Headache." BBC News, 18 May 2002: Will the DIVX video compression format encourage movie file sharing?

Miller, Ernest, and Joan Feigenbaum. "Taking the Copy Out of Copyright.": The authors say: "We argue that the right to control copying should be eliminated as an organizing principle of copyright law. In its place, we propose as an organizing principle the right to control public distribution of the copyrighted work."

"Siva Vaidhyanathan On Copyrights and Wrongs." Slashdot, 15 May 2002: Jason Haas interviews Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity.

May 21, 2002

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

EP Topic News, 16 May 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Spring 2002). Includes "Bridging the Two Cultures: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Electronic Resources" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 16 May 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

May 20, 2002

Jesdanun, Anick. "Internet Clearinghouse Launched." Associated Press at Yahoo! News, 15 May 2002: Discusses the establishment of the Creative Commons, a new nonprofit organization based at Stanford University that wants to foster more open access to information by putting it in the public domain or by making it available through liberal licenses.

D-Lib Magazine 8 (May 2002): Includes "Levels of Service for Digital Repositories," "A Metadata Registry for the Semantic Web," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "The DMCA Is the Toast of D.C." Wired News, 17 May 2002: At a reception on May 16th, lobbyists and politicians celebrate the success of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

May 17, 2002

Borland, John. "Tech Giants Back File-Swapper Kazaa." ZDNet News, 16 May 2002: Tech companies are warming up to the idea of compulsory licensing for digital downloads.

Librarian's eBook Newsletter 2 (April 2002): Current news about e-books.

Young, Jeffrey R. "Journal Boycott Over Online Access Is a Bust." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 May 2002: What happened to the Public Library of Science's boycott of journals that refuse to make their articles free after 6 months? This article says: "Based on interviews with signers and journal publishers, it seems that most of the people who signed the letter have made little change in their habits."

May 16, 2002

McCullagh, Declan. "Another Run to a Deep-Link Suit." Wired News, 15 May 2002: Rodale Press wants LetsRun.com to remove a deep link to one of its Runner's World articles.

portal: Libraries and the Academy 2 (April 2002): Includes "Data Needs and Use of Electronic Resources and Services at Academic Research Libraries," "Intellectual Property, Ownership and Digital Course Materials: A Study of Intellectual Property Policies at Two and Four Year Colleges and Universities," "New Information Marketplace Competitors: Issues and Strategies for Academic Libraries," and other articles.

Tennant, Roy. "Digital Libraries—The Importance of Being Granular." Library Journal, 15 May 2002: Latest "Digital Libraries" column from Roy Tennant.

Tenopir, Carol, Gayle Baker, and William Robinson. "The Database Universe." Library Journal, 15 May 2002: Overview of database industry developments during the last 12 months.

May 15, 2002

Building a National Strategy for Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving: Background papers commissioned by the Council on Library and Information Resources at the Library of Congress' request.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 6 May 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing. (This issue has a part 2.)

"Happy 15th Birthday!": E-mail message from Willard McCarty about the Humanist Discussion Group's 15th birthday.

Mariano, Gwendolyn. "Copy-protected CDs—Not for Macs." ZDNet News, 14 May 2002: This article says that: "some copy-protected audio discs are causing Mac OS computers to start to a gray screen. In some cases, the discs will not easily eject from the computer."

The Public-Access Computer Systems Review Annual Use Statistics: In spite of the fact that the last issue of this free scholarly e-journal (which was established in 1989) was published on June 18, 1998, Web use statistics reached an all time high in 2001: 251,000 successful requests (rounded to nearest thousand). Total use since March 1995 was 1,386,000 successful requests (also rounded). Web use statistics do not fully represent utilization of the journal. They do not include articles retrieved via the Web using the journal's search engine, LISTSERV use, or Gopher server use. The first five volumes of the journal were also published in book form.

Wildstrom,Stephen H. "'Fair Use' Is Getting Unfair Treatment." BusinessWeek Online, 14 May 2002: In this discussion of the "first sale" and "fair use" doctrines, Wildstrom says that: "the development of digital media and Big Media's attempt to completely control it have destroyed the delicate equilibrium that is copyright law."

May 14, 2002

Krebs, Brian, and David McGuire. "U.S. Supreme Court Partially Upholds Online Porn Law." Newsbytes, 13 May 2002: Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Child Online Protection Act (COPA).

Proceedings of CFP2002: Papers from the 12th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy, including "How Copyright Became Controversial."

May 13, 2002

Bell, Lori, Virginia Mccoy, and Tom Peter. "E-Books Go to College." Library Journal, 1 May 2002: E-book field study at Eureka College and Spoon River College.

EP Topic News, 9 May 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Featherly, Kevin. "Jupiter Analyst, RIAA Trade Barbs Over P2P Findings." Newsbytes, 9 May 2002: The RIAA "blasted Jupiter's findings, calling them faulty while complaining that a key demographic group—online music fans under 18—was not polled."

ShelfLife, 9 May 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

May 10, 2002

Best Current Practices: Recommendations on Electronic Information Communication (2002): Electronic publishing guidelines for the mathematics community from the Committee on Electronic Information Communication of the International Mathematical Union.

Creating and Managing Digital Content: Directory and resource guide from the Canadian Heritage Information Network.

EDUCAUSE Review 37 (May/June 2002): Includes "Computer Policy and Law" and other articles.

Files, Jennifer. "Judge Rules Copyright Law Constitutional." Mercury News, 8 May 2002: U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte denied ElcomSoft's motion to dismiss the case against it, and he "said consumers have no 'generally recognized First Amendment right' to make backup copies of electronic books or other Internet content."

May 9, 2002

"Grants for Open Access Journals": Press release distributed on the SEPTEMBER98-FORUM says: "To support open access to international research and scholarship, OSI will provide $100,000 in funding to support the publication in open access peer-reviewed online journals of articles by authors residing and working in countries where the Soros foundations network is active. . ."

Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities. An RLG-OCLC Report: Working group report about "the characteristics and responsibilities of trusted digital repositories for large-scale, heterogeneous collections held by cultural organizations."

Unintended Consequences: Three Years under the DMCA: EFF report says: "Three years of experience with the 'anticircumvention' provisions of the DMCA demonstrate that the statute reaches too far, chilling a wide variety of legitimate activities in ways Congress did not intend."

May 8, 2002

EP Topic News, 2 May 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

"Lawrence Lessig: The 'Dinosaurs' Are Taking Over," BusinessWeek Online, 13 May 2002: Stanford law professor says: "Congress should pass low fixed compulsory license fees for distribution of [music and entertainment] content on the Web."

Lichtenberg, James. "Technology to the Fore." Publishers Weekly, 6 May 2002: Overview of publishers' current information technology strategies says the "real benefit may be this: the long, slow, painful but essential process of moving the publishing industry from a product to a service modality."

Van Orsdel, Lee, and Kathleen Born. "Doing the Digital Flip." Library Journal, 15 April 2002, 51-56: Annual periodical price survey says that consortia want "online-plus-print pricing, rather than print-plus-online."

May 7, 2002

First Monday 7 (May 2002): Includes "Creating a Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections," "Digital Collections, Digital Libraries and the Digitization of Cultural Heritage Information," "In Dedication: Sharon Hogan, 1945-2002," "Museums and the Online Archive of California," "Museums in the Online Archive of California (MOAC): Building Digital Collections Across Libraries and Museums," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "Another DMCA Attack Looms." Wired News, 6 May 2002: Rep. Rick Boucher is getting ready to introduce a bill to modify the DCMA to include stronger fair use provisions.

Paul Evan Peters Memorial Fellowship: Two-year fellowship for information science or library science graduate students in memory of Paul Evan Peters, founding executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information.

Reuters. "Internet File-Sharing Boosts Music Sales, Report Says." SiliconValley.com, 3 May 2002: A study by Jupiter Media Metrix shows that: "Thirty four percent of all peer-to-peer users said they spent more money on music than before they used such services. . .while 15 percent said they spent less."

What's New in Digital Preservation? (December 2001-April 2002): New e-serial from the Digital Preservation Coalition and PADI distributed as an e-mail message on JISC-E-COLLECTIONS and other lists.

May 6, 2002

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 28 (April/May 2002): Includes "The Indonesian Digital Library Network Is Born to Struggle with the Digital Divide" and other articles.

Guidelines for the Creation of Content for Resource Discovery Metadata: Detailed guidelines for Dublin Core metadata creation from the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Tasmania.

ShelfLife, 2 May 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk: It's moved to http://resourceshelf.freepint.com.

May 3, 2002

Bowman, Lisa M. "Copyright Holders Praise Proposed Bill." CNET News.com, 1 May 2002: Sen. Joseph Biden has introduced S.B. 2395, which would make it "illegal to copy authentication devices such as watermarks and holograms" and "give digital movies and music the same anti-counterfeiting protection under the law that software has."

Computers in Libraries 22 (May 2002): Includes "Digital Copyright and 'Copywrong,'" "The Delicate Dance of Database Licenses, Copyright, and Fair Use," and other articles.

The Electronic Library 20, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Research on Intellectual Property Right Problems of Peer-to-Peer Networks" and other articles.

Searcher 10 (May 2002): Includes "Images of History on the Web" and other articles.

May 2, 2002

Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society: Important legislation that is commonly called the "European Union Copyright Directive." For a quick overview and a discussion of the EUCD's current status, see: "EU Copyright Directive Finally on the Road." Content-Wire, 22 April 2002.

Manjoo, Farhad. "Site Barks About Deep Link". Wired News, 1 May 2002: The Dallas Morning News wants BarkingDogs.org to remove all deep links to its Web site.

Journal of the Medical Library Association 90 (April 2002): Includes "Cost Analysis of a Project to Digitize Classic Articles in Neurosurgery," "Print Versus Electronic Journals: A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Journal Format on Research Processes," and other articles.

Wenham, Chris. "A Law to Protect Spyware." Salon.com, 26 April 2002: Discusses the Online Personal Privacy Act, which the author says "is masquerading as pro-consumer when in fact it is pro-business."

May 1, 2002

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (February 2002): Includes "Promoting Open Access: Developing New Strategies for Managing Copyright and Intellectual Property," "Where Does the Free Online Scholarship Movement Stand Today?," and other articles.

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

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 29 April 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

Sanders, Edmund. "The Voice of Hollywood Shows Signs of Cracking." Los Angeles Times, 29 April 2002: A statement of support by the Motion Picture Association of America for the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act was "the subject of painstaking negotiations, bickering and a flurry of tense meetings and conference calls by the companies' chief Washington lobbyists, who were anything but united."

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