Weblog Archive (August 2001)

August 31, 2001

BioMed Central Announces First Wave of Journals in a New Publishing Initiative: Press release about the future publication of 12 freely available biological and medical e-journals.

Librarian's EBook Newsletter 1 (August 2001): Current news about e-books.

Study Required by Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: U.S. Copyright Office report on the effects of the amendments made by title 1 of the DMCA.

August 30, 2001

CLIR Issues (September/October 2001): Includes articles on "Building a Library Service Network" and "CLIR Partners with LC on National Program for Digital Preservation."

Fischer, Ruth, and Rick Lugg. " E-Book Basics." Collection Building 20, no. 3 (2001): 119-122: Concise overview of e-book technologies and issues.

August 29, 2001

Special Edition: Publishing on the Web: A guide to Internet e-publishing by librarians and information specialists at Northern Light Technologies.

August 28, 2001

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 1 (September 2001): Walt Crawford continues his insightful commentary on the evolving e-book scene and on other issues.

Current Cites 12 (August 2001): Annotated references for information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

August 27, 2001

The Chemistry Preprint Server Now Live on ChemWeb.com: Press release about new Chemistry preprint server modeled after arXiv.org (use requires free ChemWeb.com membership).

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 23 August 2001: Interesting current news about scholarly electronic publishing. See also the related Guide to the Free Online Scholarship Movement.

August 24, 2001

Government Information Quarterly: An International Journal of Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices 18, no. 3 (2001): Special issue on "Metadata: A Networked Information Strategy to Improve Access to and Management of Government Information" that is guest edited by William E. Moen.

The Open Citation Project: A collaborative reference linking project (Southampton University, Cornell University, and arXiv.org).

Volume 6, No. 1 Archive: Starting with the first issue of volume six (March 21, 1995), the The Public-Access Computer Systems Review gave authors the option of updating the HTML version of their articles. The first updated article was "Network-Based Electronic Publishing of Scholarly Works: A Selective Bibliography," which was updated 26 times. This archive provides access to the updates of that bibliography.

August 23, 2001

Collection Development Policy for the DNER: JISC's Committee for Electronic Information's collection development policy for DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource). "Criteria for Acquired Content" and "Appendix 1 DRAFT Selection Criteria for Journals in the DNER" sections are of special interest.

Copyright Office Announces New Search System: Press release about LC's new Web-based Copyright Search system.

August 22, 2001

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society: Digitized photographs, sketches, posters, etchings, envelopes, and other items related to the Civil War from 12 collections at the New York Historical Society.

August 21, 2001

The Craft: Evolving the Art and Science of Electronic Scholarly Publication: E-Journal published by the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Recent papers include "The Function of the Electronic Journal (EJ) in the Academic Process: An Appraisal" and "Where Scholars Fear to Tread: The Inertia of Academic ePublication."

August 20, 2001

CDL Digital Image Format Standards; CDL Digital Object Standard: Metadata, Content and Encoding; and The Online Archive of California Best Practices Guidelines Version 1.0: Encoding New Finding Aids Using Encoded Archival Description: New guidelines from the California Digital Library (CDL). More CDL publications at http://www.cdlib.org/about/publications/ (check out the eBook Task Force Final Report).

Looney, Michael A., and Mark Sheehan. "Digitizing Education: A Primer on eBooks." EDUCAUSE Review 36 (July/August 2001): 38-46: Overview of e-books.

August 17, 2001

NISO Committee AX: This committee is charged with the development of the OpenURL standard. Web site includes a bibliography.

The Pizza Chef: a TEI Tag Set Selector: Want to create a TEI DTD fast? Bake it with the Pizza Chef in either SGML or XML format.

August 16, 2001

RLG DigiNews 5, no. 4 (2001): Includes "Digital Reproduction Quality: Benchmark Recommendations," "Emulation, Preservation, and Abstraction," and "Metadata for Archival Collections: The University of Toronto's 'Barren Lands' Project ."

August 15, 2001

Blumenstyk, Goldie. "Cal State System Throws Its Weight Around in Negotiating an E-Book Deal." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 August 2001: Cal State makes a deal with NetLibrary that allows roughly half of its licensed e-books to have an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

Ogg Vorbis: Looking for an alternative to MP3 that doesn't involve patent fees, has higher compression, and is an open source solution?

August 14, 2001

Guide to Australian Literary Manuscripts: Database of finding aids in EAD format for over 80 Australian literary manuscript collections.

August 13, 2001

ExLibris Special Collections Directory: Topical listing of freely available special collections digitization projects.

Guenther, Rebecca. Library Application Profile: Draft Dublin Core Metadata Initiative document about the use of DC metadata elements in libraries.

Open Archives Initiative: The OAI Web site has moved to Cornell University. Two OAI mailing lists are available: OAI-general and OAI-implementers; both have Web-based archives. BioMed Central announced in an August 10th press release that it is providing Dublin Core metadata in XML format for OAI use.

August 10, 2001

Foster, Andrea L. "Senate Bill Offers Tacit Approval of Scholarly Web Portal Scorned by House." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 August 2001: PubScience might survive after all.

Troll, Denise A. How and Why Are Libraries Changing?: Draft white paper from a Digital Library Federation Distinguished Fellow about the evolution of libraries with an emphasis on the need to develop new outcome measures.

August 9, 2001

Bowman, Lisa M. "Disappearing Ink: E-book Self-Destructs." CNET News.com, 8 August 2001: Welcome to the future—please deposit more money to read more than 10 hours.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 1 (August 2001): Walt Crawford continues his insightful commentary on the evolving e-book scene and on other issues.

August 8, 2001

Crawford, Walt. "MP3 Audiobooks: A New Library Medium?" American Libraries 32 (August 2001): 64-66: Overview and critique of digital audio books delivered in the MP3 format.

Future of Print Media: Quarterly e-journal published by Kent State University's Institute for CyberInformation.

August 7, 2001

DCMI Status Report, May-June 2001: Status report on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative project. The draft Using Dublin Core guide became a DCMI recommendation on June 1st.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 7 August 2001: Interesting current news about scholarly electronic publishing.

August 6, 2001

eBookWeb: E-Book news, views, and reviews.

Foster, Andrea L. "2 Scholars Face Off in Copyright Clash: Should We Protect Intellectual Property by Limiting the Discussion of Decryption Research?" The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 August 2001, A45: Two Carnegie Mellon University professors have very different views on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

August 2, 2001

Review Draft of TEI Guidelines Released: Press release about the official review draft of version four of the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. Access the new DTD at http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/DTD/.

August 1, 2001

The Journal of Electronic Publishing 7 (August 2001): Includes articles on "Copyright Endurance and Change," "Declaring Independence: Returning Scientific Publishing to Scientists," and "Q.A.: How About a Little Privacy?"
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