Weblog Archive (August 2002)

August 30, 2002

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances 15 no. 3 (2002): "Do Librarians Dream of Electronic Serials? A Beginner's Guide to Format Selection," "Science Resources: Does the Internet Make Them Cheaper, Better?," and other articles.

"Ingenta Institute Finds Consortia Site Licensing in State Of Flux: Processes of Negotiation Are in Transition for Libraries, Publishers and Intermediaries": Ingenta press release presents brief results from a study by Donald W. King.

OCLC Systems & Services 18, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Observations from a Nantucket Sleigh Ride," "Qualified Dublin Core Metadata for Online Journal Articles," "XML and Global Name Access Control," and other articles.

August 29, 2002

Copyright, New Media Law & E-Commerce News 6, no. 3 (2002): New copyright developments.

The Journal of Academic Librarianship 28, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Electronic and Digital Librarian Positions: A Content Analysis of Announcements from 1990 Through 2000" and other articles.

Journal of Information Science 28, no. 3 (2002): Includes "The Role of Eprint Archives in the Access to, and Dissemination of, Scientific Grey Literature: LIZA—A Case Study by the National Library of Portugal" and other articles.

McKiernan, Gerry. "Seize the E!: The Eclectic Journal and Its Ramifications": Presentation from NASIG 2002 in PowerPoint format.

Serials 15, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Electronic or Print: Are Scholarly Journals Still Important?," "Project COUNTER: A New International Initiative to Provide Online Usage Statistics That Are Credible, Compatible and Consistent," "Will PELICAN Fly?," and other articles.

August 28, 2002

Higgins, Pamela L., ed. Libraries and Electronic Resources: New Partnerships, New Practices, New Perspectives. New York: Haworth Press, 2002: Includes "BioOne: A New Model for Scholarly Publishing," "The California Digital Library and the eScholarship Program," "The Canadian National Site Licensing Project," "The Community Engages: Scholarly Publishing in the Early 21st Century," "Content Standards for Electronic Books: The OEBF Publication Structure and the Role of the Public Sector," "Licensing Experiences in the Netherlands," "The Open Archives Initiative: Realizing Simple and Effective Digital Library Interoperability," "Perspectives on Scholarly Online Books: The Columbia University Online Books Evaluation Project," "Project Euclid and the Role of Research Libraries in Scholarly Publishing," "The Role of CAUL (Council of Australian Libraries) in Consortial Purchasing," "Symbiosis or Alienation: Advancing the University Press/Research Library Relationship Through Electronic Scholarly Communication," "The UK's National Electronic Site Licensing Initiative (NESLI)," and other papers.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 35 (2002): Includes "NSF-NSDL GREEN Project: A Digital Library Partnership of Academia, Government, and Industry"; "Perceived Successes and Failures of Science & Technology E-Journal Access: A Comparative Study"; "Public Services and Electronic Resources: Perspectives from the Science and Engineering Libraries at Duke University"; "The Use of Electronic-Only Journals in Scientific Research"; and other articles.

August 27, 2002

Carlson, Scott. "Students Complain About Devices for Reading E-Books, Study Finds." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 August 2002: Discusses the The Usability of eBook Technology: Practical Issues of an Application of Electronic Textbooks In a Learning Environment report from two Ball State University researchers.

EP Topic News, 22 August 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

eprintblog: New Weblog by Guy Aron of RMIT University about e-print archives.

"File Sharing: Guilty as Charged?" Salon.com, 23 August 2002: Damien Cave interviews Stan Liebowitz about the economic impact of music file sharing.

Midgley, Julian T. J. Critique of the Proposed UK Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive: Evaluation of the UK Patent Office's consultation paper on the European Copyright Directive.

August 26, 2002

Block, Marylaine. "Who's Going to Preserve E-Zine Content?" Library Journal, 15 August 2002: Discusses library-related e-journal and zine preservation issues.

"E-Archiving Agreement/Royal Dutch Library & Elsevier Science": Elsevier Science press release on Liblicense-L says: "The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) will become the first official digital archive for Elsevier Science journals."

"The Institute of Physics Adopts OAI Technical Framework": Press release says that Institute of Physics Dublin Core metadata records for article abstracts can now be harvested.

Lougee, Wendy Pradt. Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002: Examines new collection development, information access, and user services roles as well as the library as place.

Sandburg, Brenda. "Closely Watched Hyperlink Patent Case Tossed." law.com, 23 August 2002: Ruling in the British Telecommunications Inc. v. Prodigy Communications Corp. case.

ShelfLife, 22 August 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

August 23, 2002

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 2 (September 2002): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on copyright issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

The Filter, 19 August 2002: Internet news and commentary from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. (Click on "Current Issue.")

Publishing Research Quarterly 18, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Print-On-Demand or Short Run Digital Printing: A New Technology for Publishers" and other articles.

Wiltz, Teresa. "Music Debate Heads to the Hill." washingtonpost.com, 21 August 2002: Reviews current anti-piracy bills in Congress.

August 22, 2002

Foster, Andrea L. "Academic-Library Groups Still Oppose Modified Software-Licensing Act." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 August 2002: Miriam Nisbet, ALA legislative counsel, criticizes the revised UCITA.

McCullagh, Declan. "DOJ to Swappers: Law's Not on Your Side". CNET News.com, 20 August 2002: The NET Act allows for prison sentences of up to five years.

Ojala, Marydee. "PubSCIENCE Joins the Endangered Species List." Information Today Newsbreaks & Conference Reports, 19 August 2002: Further coverage of the proposed PubSCIENCE shutdown.

RLG DigiNews 6, no. 4 (2002): Includes "Digitizing Historic Newspapers: Progress and Prospects," "Why the Archives Introduced Digitisation on Demand," and other articles.

Tennant, Roy. "Free as a Bird: Wireless Networking Libraries." Library Journal, 15 August 2002: Latest "Digital Libraries" column from Roy Tennant.

August 15, 2002

Next Weblog update on 8/22/02.

Foster, Andrea. "Energy Department Seeks to Close Web Site That Searches Journal Abstracts." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 August 2002: Discusses the possible shutdown of PubScience.

Gillmor, Dan. "We Must Engage in Copyright Debate." The Mercury News, 12 August 2002: Suggests that consumers need to take a more active role in the current copyright debate.

Jacobson, Jennifer. "A Shortage of Academic Librarians." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 August 2002: Some reasons are: "the graying of the profession, the stagnant number of graduates from schools of library and information science, and the fact that many of those graduates shun academe to take higher-paying jobs in the private sector."

Measures for Electronic Resources (E-Metrics): Directory of resources related to ARL's E-Metrics project, which is investigating "the feasibility of defining and collecting data on the use and value of electronic resources."

"UCITA Returns, Improved But 'Fundamentally Flawed'" Library Journal, 12 August 2002: Briefly examines some of the 38 amendments made by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws' UCITA committee and indicates that the revised UCITA is likely to be considered by state legislatures.

August 14, 2002

Journal of Digital Information 3, no. 1 (2002): Includes "Hypermedia and the Semantic Web: A Research Agenda," "Many Outputs—Many Inputs: XML for Publishers and E-Book Designers," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "File-Swapping Foes Exert P2P Pressure." CNET News.com, 13 August 2002: Discusses possible prosecution of peer-to-peer networks and users under the No Electronic Theft Act.

NOTICE: The U.S. Department of Energy Proposes to Discontinue PubSCIENCE: There will be a 30-day comment period, ending September 8, 2002. The PubSCIENCE Proposed Shutdown Comments Form can be used to submit comments.

SPARC E-News (June-July 2002): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

August 13, 2002

Aslib Proceedings 54, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Journal Diffusion Factors: A New Approach to Measuring Research Influence," "A User-Oriented Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Study the 'Electronic Journals' Service of the Library and Information Service of the University of Patras, Greece," and other articles.

Loney, Matt. "UK Launches 'Euro-DMCA' Debate." ZDNet UK News, 12 August 2002: Comments on the UK consultation document for the EU Copyright Directive must be received by October 31.

Reuters. "Lawmakers Sic Ashcroft on File Swappers." CNET News.com, 9 August 2002: Nineteen lawmakers from the House and Senate, representing both parties, have asked that peer-to-peer networks and their users be prosecuted.

The Yale Electronic Archive: One Year of Progress: Report on the Digital Preservation Planning Project: Report on an e-journal archiving planning project conducted by the Yale University Library and Elsevier Science with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

August 12, 2002

EP Topic News, 8 August 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, 8 August 2002: Interesting news about scholarly electronic publishing.

RLG Focus (August 2002): Includes "RLG Continues Leading Role with Encoded Archival Description," "RLG Forum on Building Consensus Toward New Standards for Digital Preservation," and other articles.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 44): The new version includes over 1,650 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources" directory includes over 230 related Web sites.

ShelfLife, 8 August 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

August 9, 2002

Collection Building 21, no. 3 (2002): Includes "Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Budgets: SUNY Statistics, 1994-2000," "Impact of a Digital Archive (JSTOR) on Print Collection Use," and other articles.

Foster, Andrea L. "'Politics of Control' Leads a Law Student to Challenge Digital-Copyright Act." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 August 2002: Interview with Benjamin G. Edelman.

August 8, 2002

Brief for The Respondent: U.S. Dept. of Justice brief for Eldred v. Ashcroft.

First Monday 7 (August 2002): Includes "A Metadata Approach to Preservation of Digital Resources: The University of North Texas Libraries' Experience," "Rip, Mix, Burn: The Politics of Peer to Peer and Copyright Law," "Talking Past Each Other: Making Sense of the Debate over Electronic Publication," and other articles.

Hu, Jim. "Hollywood Sets Stage for Piracy Battle with PC Industry." CNET News.com, 7 August 2002: The entertainment industry wants to avoid being "Napsterized," but technology companies oppose legislation that Hollywood supports.

August 7, 2002

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 28 (August/September 2002): Includes "Scientific Collaboratories: Evaluating their Potential" and other articles.

Frankel, Mark S. Seizing The Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights In The Digital Age. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002: Examines licensing issues in scientific publishing.

Martell, Lindsay. "Hollywood Demands Internet Service Providers Join the Fight." ABCNews.com, 6 August 2002: The Motion Picture Association of America has notified ISPs that they must contact users who are illegally downloading digital films.

August 6, 2002

The Charleston Advisor 4 (July 2002): Includes "E-books and Online Publishing: A Publisher's Perspective," "Visualizing the Digital Commons," and other articles.

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

portal: Libraries and the Academy 2 (July 2002): Includes "Are Researchers Ready for the Electronic-Only Journal Collection?: Results of a Survey at the University of Maryland," "When's This Paradigm Shift Ending?," and other articles.

August 5, 2002

EP Topic News, 1 August 2002: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Serials Review 28, no. 2 (2002): Includes "Editorial Peer Review: Its Strengths and Weaknesses," "The Open Archives Initiative," "Teaching E-Journals," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 1 August 2002: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

August 2, 2002

College & Research Libraries 63 (July 2002): Includes "Use of Electronic Resources in Scholarly Electronic Journals: A Citation Analysis" and other articles.

Festa, Paul. "States Spar over Stalled Software Act." CNET News.com, 30 July 2002: The National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws is considering amendments to UCITA.

The Journal of Electronic Publishing 8 (August 2002): Includes "Fourteen Lessons: Initiating and Editing an Online Professional Refereed Journal," "Intensive Disciplinarity in Electronic Services for Research and Education: Building Systems Responsive to Intellectual Tradition and Scholarly Culture," "Locally Controlled Scholarly Publishing via the Internet: The Guild Model," "What Are the Alternatives to Peer Review? Quality Control in Scholarly Publishing On The Web," and other articles.

The Serials Librarian 41, nos. 3/4 (2002): Includes "E Is for Everything: The Extra-Ordinary, Evolutionary [E-]Journal," "E-Books: Should We Be Afraid?," "E-Serials Cataloging in the 1990s: A Review of the Literature," "The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek: A Successful Library Service for Electronic Journals in Germany," "Improving Access to E-Journals and Databases at the MIT Libraries: Building a Database-Backed Web Site Called 'Vera,'" "Internet Resources Cataloging in ARL Libraries: Staffing and Access Issues," "ISBD(ER) and Its Role in the Management of Electronic Resources," "ISSN: An Ongoing Identifier in a Changing World," "NESLI MARC Records: An Experiment in Creating MARC Records for E-Journals," "Single or Separate OPAC Records for E-Journals: The Glamorgan Perspective," and other articles.

August 1, 2002

New Zealand Register of Digitisation Initiatives: Digitization projects about New Zealand topics.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. "Copyright as Cudgel." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 August 2002: Critique of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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