Weblog Archive (October 2003)

October 27, 2003

Next Weblog update on 11/3/03.

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 220/231 (2003): Includes "Documenting Usage Patterns of Networked Electronic Services," "E-Metrics: Next Steps for Measuring Electronic Resources," "Evaluating the Educational Impact of Digital Libraries," "Library Users Assess Service Quality with LibQUAL+TM and e-QUAL," and other articles.

"Berlin Declaration on Open Access": Message from Stevan Harnad on the BOAI Forum about the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities."

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 13 (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

Collection Management 27, nos. 3/4 (2003): Includes "Digital Library Consortia in the 21st Century: The Hong Kong JULAC Case" and other articles.

A Guide to Institutional Repository Software: "The Open Society Institute intends this document to help organizations with one facet of their repository planning: selecting a software system that best satisfies an institution's needs."

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 14, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members."

Library Journal, 15 October 2003: Includes "Open-Access Journals" and other articles.

Library Review 52, no. 9 (2003): Includes "The Answer to All Our Problems? Trialling a Library Portal," "The Need for a Converged Approach to EIS Provision? Evidence from the JUBILEE Project," "Staff Development and Training in the Digital Library Environment," and other articles.

OCLC E-Learning Task Force. Libraries and the Enhancement of E-Learning. Dublin, OH: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2003: This white paper "introduces the current state of electronic and online enhancement to college-level coursework, and it outlines the importance of library collaboration with campus staff as these technologies evolve."

Pike, George H. "Database Protection Legislation Introduced in Congress." NewsBreaks, 20 October 2003: Discusses the Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act.

"Public Library of Science": Laura Lynch interviews Michael Eisen about the PLoS for the Creative Commons.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 51): This new SEPB version includes over 2,000 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 270 related Web sites. The "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog" is now available via a mailing list.

ShelfLife, 23 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

October 20, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/27/03.

"Announcing a New List for Libraries Using Homegrown Link Resolvers": Message from John Weible on WEB4LIB about lib-openurl-dev-l.

"Database Protection Bill Introduced in the House": ALAWON issue distributed on Liblicense-L discusses the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act."

DC-2003: Presentations from the 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice—Metadata Research and Applications.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 15 October 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Building a Digital Library the Commons-Based Peer Production Way," "The Digital Book: A Medial Revolution Without a New Medium," "On-Line Publishing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities," "Patterns of Journal Use by Faculty at Three Diverse Universities," "Who Uses What? Report on a National Survey of Information Users in Colleges and Universities," and other articles.

Gilbert, Alorie. "Traffic Overwhelms New Online Science Journal." CNET News.com, 14 October 2003: The PLoS Biology e-journal from the Public Library of Science gets heavy initial use.

"Global Changes in Scholarly Communication": Paper by Suzanne E. Thorin, which was presented at the e-Workshops on Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era held at Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Houghton, John W., Colin Steele, and Margaret Henty. Changing Research Practices in the Digital Information and Communication Environment. Canberra, Australia: Department of Education, Science and Training, Commonwealth of Australia, 2003: "This study examines evolving research practices, focusing on how practices are changing and what the implications of those changes are for scholarly communication and the future development of the research infrastructure."

"Ken Klingenstein's DSS Presentation, 'The Golden Age of Plywood,' Now Available on OCLC Research Web Site": OCLC press release about a presentation by Dr. Ken Klingenstein, Project Director, Internet2 Middleware on "the emergence of middleware infrastructures in higher education, and tools that allow consistent campus implementations to support inter-institutional collaborations."

Library Hi Tech 21, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Accessibility of Web-Based Library Databases: The Vendors' Perspectives," "Electronic Books: Viewpoints from Users and Potential Users," and other articles.

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities: "MITH is a virtual community and intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners of humanities computing, digital studies, and cyberculture."

RLG DigiNews 7, no. 5 (2003): Includes "The Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT)," "PRONOM—A Practical Online Compendium of File Formats," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 16 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"Specification for an OAI Static Repository and an OAI Static Repository Gateway": Message from Carl Lagoze on OAI-general.

October 13, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/20/03.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Copyright's Dilemma Today: Fair Use or Unfair Constraints? Part 1: The Battle Over File Sharing" and other articles.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 October 2003: Includes "Libraries' Consortium Conundrum" and other articles.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 6 October 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

Digital Document Quarterly 2, no. 3 (2003): Electronic serial on digital preservation issues from H. M. Gladney.

EContent 26, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Intro to Open Access: The Public Library of Science," "This Fedora's Big Enough for Any DAM Project," and other articles.

ERIL (Electronic Resources in Libraries): New URL for the ERIL-L mailing list Web site.

Esanu, Julie M., and Paul F. Uhlir, eds. The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain: Proceedings of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003: Discusses a wide variety of economic, legal, and other issues related to public domain scientific and technical information.

Fair Play & Fair Pay: Presentations from a conference organized by the British Computer Society Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and the Copyright Licensing Agency.

Festa, Paul. "Eolas Files Motion to Enjoin IE." CNET News.com, 8 October 2003: Eolas requests "an injunction against distributing copies of IE capable of running plug-in applications in a way the Eolas patent covers."

First Monday 8, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Copyright and Authors," "Studying Special Collections and the Web: An Analysis of Practice," and other articles.

Hars, Alexander. From Publishing to Knowledge Networks: Reinventing Online Knowledge Infrastructures. Berlin: Springer, 2003: Examines electronic scientific communication systems.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, no. 8 (2003): Includes "Developing a Grid-Based Search and Categorization Tool," "Documenta Mathematica: A Community-Driven Scientific Journal," and other articles.

IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries Bulletin: New e-serial edited by Bonita Wilson. First issue includes "Customizing Digital Library Interfaces with Greenstone," "Mechanisms for Custom Interfaces," "Usability of Digital Libraries: A Source of Creative Tensions with Technical Developments," "Visual User Interfaces: Challenges and Opportunities," and other articles.

"Inaugural Issue of PLoS Biology Provides Free Access to Top-Tier Biology Research": ARL press release about PLoS Biology.

Information Technology and Libraries 22, no. 3 (2003): Includes "The Development of the NISO Committee AX's OpenURL Standard," "Implementing the SFX Link Server at the University of Iowa," and other articles.

The Journal of Academic Librarianship 29, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Asteroids, Moore's Law, and the Star Alliance"; "Digital Library Opportunities"; "Linking from Index to Primary Source: the OhioLINK Model"; "Managing the Effectiveness of the Library Consortium: A Core Values Perspective on Taiwan E-Book Net"; "Requirements for the Future Digital Library"; "URLs in the OPAC: Integrating or Disintegrating Research Libraries' Catalogs"; and other articles.

Learned Publishing 16, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Alternative Futures for Academic and Professional Publishing," "Of Wolves and Boys: The Scholarly Communication Crisis," "Organization and Technology for the Recording of Science," "Post-Publication Filtering and Evaluation: Faculty of 1000," "RoMEO Studies 4: An Analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements," "What Does ZWOLLE Stand For?," and other articles.

"NFAIS Releases Guiding Principles in Support of Industry Wide Collaboration on Reference Linking": NFAIS press release about its "NFAIS Guiding Principles: Reference Linking" document.

ShelfLife, 9 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC E-News (August-September 2003): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Unintended Consequences: Five Years Under the DMCA: Analysis of the impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

October 6, 2003

Next Weblog update on 10/13/03.

ARL-NEWMEAS: New mailing list "for those individuals interested in ARL's work to develop new measures for research libraries."

Coordinating Digitisation in Europe: This European Commission report examines digitization activities in archives, museums, and libraries in 15 European countries.

Festa, Paul. "MIT for Free, Virtually." CNET News.com, 29 September 2003: Discusses MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative.

Free Pint, no. 146 (2003): Includes "Digital Preservation—Barbarians at the Gate" and other articles.

Health Information on the Internet 35 (October 2003): Includes "Is the Free Internet on Its Way Out?" and other articles.

The 'info' URI Scheme for Information Assets with Identifiers in Public Namespaces: Internet-Draft for the 'info' URI, which deals with "information assets with identifiers in public namespaces that are not referenceable by URI schemes," such as Digital Object Identifiers and Library of Congress Control Numbers.

Information Services and Use 23, nos. 2-3 (2003): Includes "A Brief Overview of the OAI Protocol and It's Potential Impact," "The Budapest Initiative for Open Access," "The Centre for Direct Scientific Communication," "E-BioSci: Semantic Networks of Biological Information," "Figaro and Open Access to Electronic Information Objects," "Ingenta's Economic and Technical Models for Providing Institutional OA Archives," "Institutional Repositories and Open Access: The Future of Scholarly Communication," "The Legal Framework for Access to STI," "Libraries and International Infrastructure for Open Access Services," "Mathematics and Databases: Open Access," "Open Access: Marginal or Core Phenomenon? A Commercial Publisher's View," "Open Access Publishing," "Open Access to Scientific and Technical Information: The State of the Art," "Open Publishing: How Publishers Are Reacting," "Re-Intermediation in the Republic of Science: Moving from Intellectual Property to Intellectual Commons," "The Research-Impact Cycle," and other articles.

Information Today 20, no. 9 (2003): Includes "The Great Copyright Debate," "The Truth About Federated Searching," and other articles.

Lemos, Robert. "Digital-Rights Group Knocks 'Trusted' PCs." CNET News.com, 2 October 2003: Discusses the Electronic Frontier Foundation's "Trusted Computing: Promise and Risk."

McCullagh, Declan. "ACLU Takes Aim at Record Labels." CNET News.com, 29 September 2003: The ACLU is trying to stop the disclosure of the identity of a Boston College user to the RIAA.

ONLINE 27, no. 5 (2003): Includes "E-Book Scenarios Updated"; "Implications of Expanded Library Electronic Reference Collections"; "Information Quality, Liability, and Corrections"; and other articles.

"Open Archives Initiative and Project RoMEO Initiate OAI-rights": Press release about the establishment of the OAI-rights working group, whose goal is "to investigate and develop means of expressing rights about metadata and resources in the OAI framework." See also the: OAI-Rights White Paper.

RedLightGreen: New RLG search engine, whose goal is to "help students find authoritative sources for research information, by leveraging data contained within the RLG Union Catalog."

"Report Highlights Scientific Publishing Concerns": Wellcome Trust press release announces the availability of its new report, An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing. See also: "Scientific Publishing: A Position Statement by the Wellcome Trust in Support of Open Access Publishing."

Searcher 11, no. 9 (2003): Includes "How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet," "Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories—Parts 3 & 4," and other articles.

Serials Review 29, no. 3 (2003): "Abstracting and Indexing Adapts to the Internet Era: A Publisher's Perspective"; "Abstracting and Indexing Information Services: A Focus on Tradition and Transformation"; "Abstracting and Information Services: Managing the Flow of Scholarly Communication—Past, Present, and Future"; "Gold Rush: An Electronic Journal Management and Linking Project"; "The NISO Metasearch Workshop; Technology and the Transformation of Abstracting and Indexing Services"; "The Thomson ISI Journal Selection Process"; and other articles.

ShelfLife, 2 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 66: News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber.

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