Weblog Archive (July 2003)

July 28, 2003

Next Weblog update on 8/4/03.

Associated Press. "Music Industry Wins Approval of 871 Subpoenas Against Internet Users." Boston Herald, 18 July 2003: Some subpoenas "cite as few as five songs as 'representative recordings' of music files available for downloading from these users."

College & Research Libraries 64, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Web Citation Availability: Analysis and Implications for Scholarship" and other articles.

Copyright & Fair Use: The Stanford University Libraries have redesigned and enhanced this useful site.

Drake, Miriam. A. "Free Public Access to Science—Will It Happen?" NewsBreaks, 7 July 2003: Discusses the Public Access to Science Act.

"How I Learned to Love FAIR USE . . . Or How to Bring a $300,000 Lawsuit Down to $0 If You're a Library, Archive, or Nonprofit Educational Institution": Mary Minow provides advice about copyright lawsuits to nonprofits who can claim fair use.

IFLA Journal 29, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Open Access Archives: From Scientific Plutocracy to the Republic of Science," "TRIPS into the Unknown: Libraries and the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights," and other articles.

"Interview in Library Journal Academic Newswire": Interview with Peter Suber, which he posted to the SPARC-OAForum list.

Journal of Library Administration 38, no. 1/2 (2003): "The Coming Crisis in Preserving Our Digital Cultural Heritage"; "Electronic Information and Digitization: Preservation and Security Challenges"; "Preservation, Security, and Digital Content"; and other articles.

Journal of the Medical Library Association 91, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Family Physicians' Interests in Special Features of Electronic Publication," "Whose Business Is It?," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "House Proposal Targets File Swappers." CNET News.com, 17 July 2003: More on the Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act (ACCOPS).

OAI-Harvester-0.2: A "Perl extension for easily querying OAI-PMH repositories."

ShelfLife, 24 July 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

July 21, 2003

Next Weblog update on 7/28/03.

"Best Practices in Campus Advocacy: Report from SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA/CLA Annual Conference, June 21, 2003": Summary of presentations with links to several of them.

D-Lib Magazine 9, nos. 7/8 (2003): "Identifying Metadata Elements with URIs: The CORES Resolution," "Using the OAI-PMH . . . Differently," "User Evaluation of the Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS): In-Depth Evaluation of Digital Collections Using Snowball Sampling and Interviews," "What Do We Mean by Authentic? What's the Real McCoy?," and other articles.

The Electronic Library 21, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Developing Digital Libraries," "Electronic Access to and the Preservation of Heritage Materials," "Metadata Mayhem: Cataloguing Electronic Resources in the National Library of New Zealand," "A Word in Your Ear: Library Services for Print Disabled Readers in the Digital Age," and other articles.

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics. The Implications of Information Technology for Scientific Journal Publishing: A Literature Review. Arlington, VA: 2003: Report by Amy Friedlander and Randi S. Bessette, which "examined the recent literature on information technology and scholarly journal publication to characterize the impact of the Internet/World Wide Web on the nature, function, and status of scholarly journal publishing in the last decade."

"New US Bill Against File-Sharing Introduced." The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 July 2003: The Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security (ACCOPS) Act of 2003 would "impose a fine of a quarter of a million US dollars and a five-year stay in jail for uploading a single file to a peer-to-peer network."

"Open Society Institute Publishes Updated Business Planning Guides for Open Access Journals": SPARC press release announces availability of updated versions of Guide to Business Planning for Converting a Subscription-based Journal to Open Access, Guide to Business Planning for Launching a New Open Access Journal as well the publication of Model Business Plan: A Supplemental Guide for Open Access Journal Developers & Publishers.

Serials Review 29, no. 2 (2003): "Beyond Aggregation: Connections in the Information Chain," "Building the S&T Digital Library at the Naval Research Laboratory: A Report," "Electronic Journal Supplementary Content, Browser Plug-ins, and the Transformation of Reading," "Pricing of Digital Resources: An Interview with Simon Tanner," "The Role of the ISSN in the Electronic Linking Environment," "Value for Money in Electronic Journals: A Survey of the Early Evidence and Some Preliminary Conclusion," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 17 July 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"University of California Collection Management Initiative: A Study of Behavior and Attitudes of People Using Electronic Journals": Presentation by Brian E. C. Schottlaender at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries.

Yale Journal of Law & Technology (2002-2003): Includes "Copyright's Digital Reformulation" and other articles.

July 14, 2003

Next Weblog update on 7/21/03.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 9 (2003): Special issue: "Coping with CIPA: A Censorware Special."

Coughlin, Kevin. "Covert Online Sleuths Hired to Pursue Copyright Violators." The Star-Ledger, 6 July 2003: Discusses companies that "serve as copyright cops, patrolling the Web for illegally traded movies and songs."

EDUCAUSE Review 38, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Deep Sharing: A Case for the Federated Digital Library," "Intellectual Property Ownership in Distributed Learning," "The Rise of Collaborative Tools," and other articles.

First Monday 8, no. 7 (2003): Includes "A Copyright Cold War? The Polarized Rhetoric of the Peer-to-Peer Debates" and other articles.

Government Response to the Report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: 'Cracking Down on Copycats: Enforcement of Copyright in Australia': Australian government's reply to "the first Parliamentary inquiry specifically on copyright enforcement undertaken in Australia."

Greenstone Version 2.40: A new version of this open-source digital library software is available.

Held, Michael J. "Proposed Legislation Supports an Untested Publishing Model." The Journal of Cell Biology 162, no. 2, (2003):1-2 (temporary pagination): This editorial critiques the Public Access to Science Act. Peter Suber forwarded a reply on the SSP list by the PLoS senior editors to the SPARC-OAForum list.

INASP Newsletter, no. 23 (2003): Includes "E-Publishing and the Scientific Information Chain", "Scholarly Associations and the Economic Viability of Open Access Publishing," "Towards Open Access to Scientific Journals," and other articles.

Journal of Information, Law and Technology, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Internet File-Sharing and the Liability of Intermediaries for Copyright Infringement: A Need for International Consensus" and other articles.

Learned Publishing 16, no. 3 (2003): Includes "COUNTER: From Conception to Compliance," "The Economics of Scholarly Journals: A Case Study on a Society-Published Journal," "The FIGARO Project: A New Approach Towards Academic Publishing," "From Here to There: A Proposed Mechanism for Transforming Journals from Closed to Open Access," "Long-Term Archiving of Digital Documents: What Efforts Are Being Made in Germany?," "Open Publishing," "OpenURL: Making the Link to Libraries," "Perceptions of the Customer," "Should Scholarly Societies Embrace Open Access (Or Is It the Kiss of Death)?," and other articles.

Library Hi Tech 21, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Available and Useful: OAI at the Library of Congress"; "Building an Open Language Archives Community on the OAI Foundation"; "A Case Study in Metadata Harvesting: The NSDL"; "Copyright in a Networked World: Digital Distance Education,"; "E-Prints and the Open Archives Initiative"; "Harvesting Cultural Heritage Metadata Using the OAI Protocol"; "Leveraging OAI Harvesting to Disseminate Theses"; "The Making of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting"; "The Metascholar Initiative: AmericanSouth.Org and MetaArchive.Org"; "OAI and NASA's Scientific and Technical Information"; "OAIster: A 'No Dead Ends' OAI Service Provider"; "Reengineering Archival Access Through the OAI Protocols"; "Using OAI: Innovations in the Sharing of Information"; and other articles.

Library Review 52, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Collection-Level Descriptions: Metadata of the Future?," "Critical Technological and Architectural Choices for Access and Preservation in a Digital Library Environment," and other articles.

The Price of Digitization: New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions: Presentation abstracts and/or presentations from the NINCH and Innodata symposium.

"Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing": Presentation by Gerry McKiernan at the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group's ALA Annual meeting. (Large PowerPoint file.)

"Scholarly Publishing Practice: The ALPSP Report on Academic Journal Publishers' Policies and Practices in Online Publishing": Executive summary from the report by John and Laura Cox.

ShelfLife, 10 July 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC Open Access Forum: Unmoderated discussion list about open access issues.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 63: News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber. (Continues Suber's The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter.)

"Web Linking Need Not Cause Copyright Liability": EFF press release about a revised ruling in the Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation case. Fred von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney at EFF, says: "By revising its ruling, the court removed a copyright iceberg from the main shipping lanes of the World Wide Web."

"WIPO DG Asked to Convene Meeting on Open and Collaborative Projects to Create Public Goods": Message on CNI-COPYRIGHT from Alan Asher et al. to Dr. Kamil Idris, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

July 7, 2003

Next Weblog update on 7/14/03.

"ARL Statistics 2001-02: Research Library Trends": This introduction to the latest volume of ARL statistics describes the "collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 124 members of the Association of Research Libraries" for the reporting period. Especially see the graph "Monograph and Serials Costs in ARL Libraries, 1986-2002." For more information, see ARL Statistics.

Australian Academic & Research Libraries 33, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Copyright: The Ideal Framework for Editors of Scholarly Journals," "Copyright vs Contract: Are They Mutually Exclusive?," "Digital Agenda Report Card: How Are Libraries and the Digital Copyright Amendments Getting on One Year After Commencement?," "From Faith to Certainty: The Changing Face of Managing Copyright Compliance in an Australian University," "The Ideal Copyright Framework for Academic Authors? A Bounty to Genius and Learning," "The Making of Copyright Law: Notes from an Australian Perspective," "The Sounds of Silence: Copyright and Human Rights," and other articles.

Chowdhury, G. G., and Sudatta Chowdhury. Introduction to Digital Libraries. London: Facet Publishing, 2003: Overview of digital libraries by two faculty members of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. (See the publisher catalog description for more details.)

Death of the Book?: Challenges and Opportunities for Scholarly Publishing: Presentations from this conference, which was sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Australian Research Council.

Digital Document Quarterly 2, no. 2 (2003): Electronic serial on digital preservation issues from H. M. Gladney.

EP Topic News, 30 June 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Information Technology and Libraries 22, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Building a New Infrastructure for Digital Media: Northwestern University Library," "Collaborative Digitization Projects: Opportunities to Enhance Teaching and Learning," and other articles.

Information Today 20, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Digital Facilitators" and other articles.

"Internet2 Releases Privacy-Preserving Web Authorizing Software": Press release on I2-NEWS discusses the release of Shibboleth 1.0.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 27, no. 2 (2003): Includes "CALIS: Acquiring Electronic Resources"; "Was That the Rubicon, Lethe, or Styx We Just Crossed? Access Conditions for E-Content"; and other articles.

Library Hi Tech News 20, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing. Part III: Organizational and National Initiatives" and other articles.

Microform & Imaging Review 32, no. 1 (2003): Includes "E-books and the Challenge of Preservation" and "Digitization of Cartographic Materials: National Archives of Canada."

NERL Principles for Electronic Journal Licenses: License recommendations from the NorthEast Research Libraries consortium.

ONLINE 27, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Open Access and the Case for Public Good: The Scientists' Perspective" and other articles.

Open Access News: Peter Suber has renamed FOS News.

Searcher 11, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories" and other articles.

ShelfLife, 3 July 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Technical Metadata Harvesting: This RLG project will "investigate the exact needs for Z39.87-compliant metadata capture and exchange to local systems and work with the vendor community to enable data transfer from their products." See also: Draft Standard for Trial Use. NISO Z39.87-2002. Data Dictionary—Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images.

The Technology Source (May/June 2003): Includes "Open Archives Initiative" and other articles.

Zorich, Diane M. A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003: "In 2002, the Council on Library and Information Resources established a steering committee to examine the factors compromising DCHIs' sustainability and to develop recommendations for a coordinated strategy to counter these threats. A survey was commissioned to inform the steering committee on the scope, financing, organizational structure, and sustainability of DCHIs." (Quote from the Executive Summary.)

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