Weblog Archive (May 2003)

May 26, 2003

Next Weblog update on 6/2/03.

Caplan, Priscilla. Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians. Chicago: ALA, 2003.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 7 (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

College & Research Libraries 64, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Trends in Distant Student Use of Electronic Resources: A Survey" and other articles.

Current Cites 14 (May 2003): Annotated references about information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

EP Topic News, 22 May 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Foster, Andrea L. "Library Groups Support Verizon in Fight Against Recording Industry." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 May 2003: ALA and a number of other organizations have filed a brief in support of Verizon Communications.

Hugenholtz, P. Bernt, Lucie Guibault, and Sjoerd van Geffen. The Future of Levies in a Digital Environment. Amsterdam: Institute for Information Law, 2003: "This study examines existing levy systems in the European Union in the light of the advent of digital rights management systems. The study's principal aim is to interpret the Directive's 'phase-out' provision of Art. 5.2(b), and to suggest possible ways of implementing it in the national laws of the Member States."

"IMLS Launches Online Project Planning Tutorial": Press release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services about a new tutorial "to help libraries, archives, and museums develop project plans for its National Leadership Grant applications."

Information Technology and Libraries 22, no. 1 (2003): Includes "HERMES: The Hopkins Electronic Resource Management System" and other articles.

Institute for the Future. Final Synthesis Report of the e-Journal User Study. Menlo Park, CA: Institute for the Future, 2002: Final report of the Stanford E-Journal User Study (eJUSt).

Library Administration & Management 17, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Scholarly Publishing—Major Issues and Responses in the Twenty-First Century" and other articles.

Library Journal, 15 May 2003: Includes "The Art of Conjuring E-Content" and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "Congressional Caucus Targets Piracy." CNET News.com, 19 May 2003: A Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention is being planned.

"National Library of the Netherlands and Kluwer Academic Publishers Agree on Long-Term Digital Archiving." Business Wire, 19 May 2003: Describes the digital archiving agreement between Kluwer Academic Publishers and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands).

Noring, Jon. "OEBPS: The Universal Consumer eBook Format?" Electronic Book Web, 20 May 2003: Recommends the use of OEBPS to solve the problem of incompatible vendor electronic book formats.

Reuters. "Studios Broaden DVD-Copying Fight." CNET News.com, 16 May 2003: Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Film want to stop the distribution of DVD copying software from DVDBackupbuddy.com, DVDSqueeze.com, HowtocopyDVDs.com, Internet Enterprises, and RDestiny.

ShelfLife, 22 May 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Stamp, Mark. "Digital Rights Management: For Better or for Worse?" ExtremeTech, 1 May 2003: The author, a computer security expert, says: "Unfortunately—or fortunately, depending on your perspective—the level of persistent protection provided by most DRM systems appears to lie somewhere between incredibly weak and really pathetic."

"USPTO Releases Report on Technology to Protect Digitized Copyrighted Works": United States Patent and Trademark Office press release about the publication of Technological Protection Systems for Digitized Copyrighted Works: A Report to Congress.

Wenzel, Elsa. "Has Copyright Law Met Its Match?" PCWorld.com, 19 May 2003: "Between 60 and 90 percent of the estimated 50,000 e-books available lock out text-to-speech software, advocates for the disabled say."

May 19, 2003

Next Weblog update on 5/26/03.

Beagrie, Neil. National Digital Preservation Initiatives: An Overview of Developments in Australia, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and of Related International Activity. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources and the Library of Congress, 2003: "The report offers a framework within which we can understand and compare programs that sometimes seem disparate and confusing. The study contextualizes its findings in a set of reasonable forecasts about the near future of information technology and the landscape in which that technology is likely to be situated."

Bowman, Lisa M. "DVD-Copying Case Heads to Court ." CNET News.com, 14 May 2003: Seven film studios want to stop 321 Studios from distributing DVD X-Copy and DVD Copy Plus. See also: "Hollywood vs. Copycats, Round 2" and "Judge Mulls DVD-Copying Case."

Directory of Open Access Journals: New e-journal directory that "covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals." See also the SPARC press release: "Lund University Launches Directory of Open Access Journals."

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Exploring Charging Models for Digital Cultural Heritage in Europe," "Keepers of the Crumbling Culture: What Digital Preservation Can Learn from Library History," "Patterns of Journal Use by Scientists Through Three Evolutionary Phases," "Usage Analysis for the Identification of Research Trends in Digital Libraries," and other articles.

"DSpace 1.1 Released": Message from Kerri Allen on the SPARC-IR list says that the new version "contains many new features, among them advanced search capabilities, improved unicode handling, and OAI-PMH resumption token support."

Electronic Journals and News Groups: This directory from El.pub has been "extensively updated."

EP Topic News, 15 May 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

e(X)literature: Preservation, Archiving and Dissemination of Electronic Literature: Proceedings (mainly in MP3 format) from a conference sponsored by the Electronic Literature Organization and the Digital Cultures Project.

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

Howe, Peter J. "E Ink Says It's Close on E-Book Prototype." The Boston Globe, 8 May 2003, E4: E Ink has created "a prototype display just three-tenths of a millimeter thick, using stainless steel and a plastic covering, that can display words and pictures at up to 96 pixels per inch."

InfoToday 2003: Presentations from the conference in PowerPoint and other formats.

Iverson, Jon. "The Downloading Myth." Stereophile, 12 May 2003: Research by Nielsen//NetRatings suggests that: "for several key youth-oriented music genres, file traders purchase a higher percentage of music than other internet users."

Jacso, Peter. "Peter's Picks & Pans." ONLINE 27, no. 3 (2003): 73-76: Includes a review of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography.

Journal of Documentation 59, no. 3 (2003): "Documents and the Communication of Scientific and Scholarly Information: Revising and Updating the UNISIST Model," "RoMEO Studies 1: The Impact of Copyright Ownership on Academic Author Self-Archiving," and other articles.

Law and Contemporary Problems 66, nos. 1 and 2 (2003): Includes "A Contractually Reconstructed Research Commons for Scientific Data in a Highly Protectionist Intellectual Property Environment," "Ideas, Artifacts, and Facilities: Information as a Common-Pool Resource," "Mapping the Digital Public Domain: Threats and Opportunities," and other articles.

Markoff, John. "The Evelyn Wood of Digitized Book Scanners." The New York Times, 12 May 2003: Discusses a digitization system at Stanford University that can: "turn the pages of both small and large books as well as bound newspaper volumes and scan at speeds of more than 1,000 pages an hour."

"Rob Kling": Message from Debora Shaw (15 May 2003) on ASIS-L about the noted scholar gives the sad news that: "Rob Kling, Professor of Information Systems and Information Science at the Indiana School of Library and Information Science and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at IU, died unexpectedly last night."

Sanford, John. "Making 'Fair Use' Illegal: Scholars Assail Copyright Laws as Overly Broad." Stanford Report, 14 May 2003: Discusses presentations by Lawrence Lessig and Pamela Samuelson.

The Serials Librarian 43, no. 4 (2003): Includes "It's a Wrap (Part 2): Implementing Shrinkwrap Preservation of Selected Serials" "Uppity Bits: Coming to Terms with Archiving Dynamic Electronic Journals," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 15 May 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

May 12, 2003

Next Weblog update on 5/19/03.

Against the Grain 15, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Collaborative Print Retention Pilot Projects," "The Future of the Hardcopy Journal," "The Hybrid Environment: Electronic-Only Versus Print Retention," "No One Uses Them So Why Should We Keep Them: Scenarios for Print Retention," "Retention of Print," "Vanishing Act," and other articles.

British Medical Journal, 3 May 2003: Includes "Scientific Literature's Open Sesame?" and other articles.

CERN Document Server Software: Free OAI-PMH-compliant software under the GNU license that: "allows you to run your own electronic preprint server, your own online library catalogue or a document system on the web."

Communications of the ACM 46, no. 4 (2003): Includes "DRM {and, or, vs.} the Law," "DRM and Privacy," "Encouraging Recognition of Fair Uses in DRM Systems," "Fair Use by Design in the European Copyright Directive of 2001," "A Skeptical View of DRM and Fair Use," and other articles.

EDUCAUSE Review 38, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Digital Preservation: An Individual Responsibility for Communal Scholarship"; "Privacy, Security, and Anonymity: An Evolving Balance"; and other articles.

The Electronic Library 21, no. 2 (2003): "Journal Publishing Is Ripe for Change," "Metadata Management System: Design and Implementation," "Monitoring Scientific Publications Over the WWW," and other articles.

EP Topic News, 8 May 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

First Monday 8, no. 5 (2003): "Business Model Issues in the Development of Digital Cultural Content," "The International Children's Digital Library: Description and Analysis of First Use," "Issues in Sustainability: Creating Value for Online Users," "What Is a Library Anymore, Anyway?," and other articles.

Fordahl, Matthew. "Gates Says Next-Generation Security Won't Stifle Users." Washington Post, 6 May 2003: "Consumers shouldn't be worried that Microsoft Corp.'s new security technology will wrest control of their PCs and give it to media companies, Bill Gates said Tuesday. They can always choose not to use it, he said."

Gundersen, Edna. "Piracy Has Its Hooks In." USA Today, 6 May 2003: Discusses the RIAA's strategies for dealing with digital copyright violations.

Health Information & Libraries Journal 20, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Patterns and Costs of Printed and Online Journal Usage" and other articles.

IEEE Spectrum 40, no. 5 (2003): Includes "The Copyright Wars"; "The Congressional Corral"; "Digital Decoys; Lights, Cameras, Controls!"; "Europe's Regulatory Gridlock"; "Extreme Lawsuits"; "For Your Ears Only"; "Fort TV"; and other articles.

Journal of Medical Information Research 5, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Success Factors for Open Access" and other articles.

Keeping Science Open: The Effects of Intellectual Property Policy on the Conduct of Science: Report from the Royal Society working group on intellectual property says: "Advances of technology and commercial forces have led to new IP legislation and case law that unreasonably and unnecessarily restrict freedom to access and to use information. This restriction of the commons in the main IP areas of patents, copyright and database right has changed the balance of rights and hampers scientific endeavour. In the interests of society, that balance must be rectified."

"Mellon Foundation Grant Helps Create Digital Video Archive of World Music." AScribe Newswire, 5 May 2003: Indiana University and the University of Michigan have received an $875,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create the Ethnomusicological Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive, which will "focus on video recordings made by ethnomusicologists, who are scholars who study music for the purpose of cultural analysis."

Reuters. "Labels Aim to Shiver Pirates' Timbers." CNET News, 3 May 2003: Record labels may start "attacking a computer's Internet connection to slow or halt downloads and overwhelming distribution networks with programs that masquerade as music files."

Scholarly Communication in a Digital World: A Thought Provoking Symposium to Celebrate the World-Wide Launch of DSpace: Digital video of presentations from the MIT symposium.

SEPB Use Statistics Update: The totals reported here on 1/7/03 have been revised (a log file was misnamed). The correct 2002 numbers are: 622,311 file requests; 1,705 average daily file requests; 393,251 page requests; and 1,077 average daily page requests. File requests are up by 217,274 from 2001. There were 94,464 distinct hosts served, which is up by 26,073 from 2001. Since October 1996, there have been 2,005,062 file requests. (As an aside, the 2002 use statistics for The Public-Access Computer Systems Review show the highest Web use ever—over 269,000 successful requests—in spite of the fact the last issue was published on June 18, 1998.) 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).

Serials 16, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Are Digital Library Resources Useful for Learners and Researchers?," "Developing a Cost/Benefit Financial Model for Hybrid Libraries," "E-Journals—What Do You Get for Your Money?," "Electronic Information Services Evaluation: Current Activity and Issues in UK Academic Libraries," "E-Texts—A Targeted Approach," "The Great Debate—A Small Dash of History," "'I Want It All and I Want It Now!' Managing Expectations with MetaLib and SFX at the University of East Anglia," "INASP-ALPSP Seminar on Scholarly Publishing and the Developing World," "Permanent Archiving of Electronic Publications," "Print On-Demand," "Promoting Remote Use of E-Journals by RCN members Across the UK and Abroad," "The Use of Electronic Journals in a Document Delivery Service," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 8 May 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Technology Review 106, no. 4 (2003): Includes " Curbing Peer-to-Peer Piracy" and other articles.

May 5, 2003

Next Weblog update on 5/12/03.

Ariadne, no. 35 (2003): Includes "ePrints UK: Developing a National E-Prints Archive," "Free Full-Text E-Journals and EEVL's Engineering E-Journal Search Engine," "Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment," and other articles.

Carlson, Scott. "Judge Finds That 2 File-Sharing Programs Don't Violate Copyright Law." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 April 2003: Further coverage of Judge Stephen V. Wilson's ruling on the Grokster and Streamcast case.

________. "New Jersey Institute of Technology Prohibits File Sharing on Its Campus." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 May 2003: Dean of Students Jack Gentulsays that file sharing "put not only the students, but also the university at risk for legal action." See also: "Colleges Aggressively Cracking Down on Downloads of Music."

________. "Record Companies Settle Lawsuits Against 4 Students." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 May 2003: The students will pay damages ranging from $12,000 to $17,500. See also: "Campus File Swappers to Pay RIAA."

________. "Record Industry Will Send Warnings to Millions of Users of 2 File-Sharing Services." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 April 2003: The RIAA will use instant messaging to send warnings to KaZaA and Grokster users. See also: "RIAA to File Swappers: Let's Chat."

The Charleston Advisor 4, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Early English Books Online—Text Creation Partnership," "Interview with Herbert Van de Sompel, Creator of OpenURL/SFX," "Pricing Models for Electronic Products—As Tangled as Ever?," and other articles.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 6 (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

CLIR Issues, no. 33 (2003): Includes "New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive?" and other articles.

Current Cites 14 (April 2003): Annotated references about information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications: Live Webcast of National Academies conference on May 19-20.

EP Topic News, 1 May 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

The Fedora Project: Joint project by the University of Virginia and Cornell University "to build a digital object repository management system based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (Fedora)."

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, no. 7 (2003): Includes "Diffused Knowledge Immortalizes Itself: The LOCKSS Program" and other articles.

Information Today 20, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Could Peer Review Be Wrong?" and other articles.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly 7, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Embargo, Tasini, and 'Opted Out': How Many Journal Articles Are Missing from Full-Text Databases" and other articles.

Journal of the Medical Library Association 91, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Exploring New Ways of Publishing: A Library-Faculty Partnership," "Measuring Use Patterns of Online Journals and Databases," and other articles.

Notes 59, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Distant Music: Delivering Audio over the Internet" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 1 May 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Slavic & East European Information Resources 4, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Understanding Copyright Law for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Materials" and other articles.

von Lohmann, Fred. "New Music Rules Are Needed." Daily Princetonian, 14 April 2003: On the P2P file sharing issue, the author, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says: "The right answer is obvious: We need to collect a pool of money from Internet users, and agree on a fair way to divide it among the artists and copyright owners."

What Consumers Want in Digital Rights Management (DRM): Making Content as Widely Available as Possible in Ways That Satisfy Consumer Preferences: White paper by F. Hill Slowinski that was sponsored by the Association of American Publishers Enabling Technologies Committee and the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy.

Who Pays for the Free Lunch?: Alternative Funding Models for Research Communication: Presentations (mainly in PowerPoint format) from a ALPSP seminar.

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