Weblog Archive (November 2003)

November 17, 2003

Next Weblog update on 12/1/03.

"Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserves Systems": ARL's Access & Technology Program/Electronic Reserves Web page says that this document is "a new statement developed by Georgia Harper (University of Texas System) and Peggy Hoon (North Carolina State University) for the library association members of the Shared Legal Capability (ALA, AALL, ARL, MLA, and SLA)."

Borland, John. "Stalemate on Digital Content?" CNET News.com, 6 November 2003: Discusses compatibility issues created by digital rights management software.

DAMS Technology Providers: Annotated list of Digital Asset Management System vendors from the University of Michigan's Digital Asset Management Initiative.

DigiCULT.Info, no. 5 (2003): Newsletter from DigiCULT (Digital Heritage and Cultural Content).

EDUCAUSE Review 38, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Copyright: What Makes a Use 'Fair'?" and other articles.

Hirtle, Peter B. "Digital Preservation and Copyright.": Examines the complex copyright issues associated with digital preservation efforts, concluding that: "The lack of legal certainty, however, should not prevent individuals and libraries from undertaking the socially beneficial task of preserving digital information."

Jones, Maggie. Archiving E-Journals Consultancy—Final Report: Technical report on the issues associated with libraries' long-term access to licensed e-journals that was commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee's Digital Preservation and Records Management Programme.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 13, no. 4 (2003): Includes "A Copyright Primer for Electronic Reserve: Copyright for Harried Electronic Reserves Staff," "Electronic Reserves and Blackboard's Course Management System," and other articles.

McCullagh, Declan. "Share 'True Crime,' Do the Time." CNET News.com, 12 November 2003: Discusses the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act.

"Ralph LeVan's SRW/SRU Open Source Database Interface Now Available; Includes Support for DSpace's Lucene Implementation and OCLC's Pears and Newton Databases." OCLC press release about new open source Web Services tools.

ShelfLife, 13 November 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

"SPARC and PLoS Partner to Advocate for Open Access Publishing": SPARC press release says: "The alliance aims to broaden support for open-access publishing among researchers, funding agencies, societies, libraries, and academic institutions through cooperative educational and advocacy activities."

"The Technology of Copyright: Digital Rights Management": Presentation by Karen Coyle will be Webcast on November 19th from 10:30 AM-12:00 noon as part of LC's Luminary Lectures series.

Zhang, Allison, and Don Gourley. "A Digital Collections Management System Based on Open Source Software.": Paper presented at JCDL 2003 describes the Washington Research Library Consortium's implementation of the Greenstone digital library software and DC-dot.

November 10, 2003

Next Weblog update on 11/17/03.

Association of Research Libraries. Proceedings of the 143rd Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2003: Includes a program session on "The Hard Reality of Moving Toward an Open Access Model."

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 November 2003: Includes "A New World of Scholarly Communication" and other articles.

College & Research Libraries News 64, no. 10 (2003): Includes "Two Years After the Launch: An Update on the BioOne Electronic Publishing Initiative" and other articles.

Create Change: Revised brochure from ARL about scholarly communication issues.

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship 4, nos. 2-3 (2003): Includes "Usability of E-Journals and Preference for the Virtual Periodicals Room: A Survey of Mathematics Faculty and Graduate Students" and other articles.

First Monday 8, no. 11 (2003): Includes "Digital Rights Management and the Breakdown of Social Norms" and other articles.

Information Today 20, no. 10 (2003): Includes "The ASIDIC Fall 2003 Meeting" and other articles.

Interlending & Document Supply 31, no 3 (2003): Includes "The Impact of Electronic Journals on Academic Libraries: The Changing Relationship Between Journals, Acquisitions and Inter-Library Loans Department Roles and Functions"; "The Potential Role of E-Books in Remote Document Supply"; and other articles.

Journal of Digital Information 4, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Merging Metadata and Content-Based Retrieval" and other articles.

"Legal Concerns Plague Open Access Physics Archive." SciDev.Net, 6 November 2003: Discusses plagiarism and libel issues at the ArXiv repository.

McCullagh, Declan. "Are PCs Next in Hollywood Piracy Battle?" CNET News.com, 5 November 2003: Discusses the potential impact of new FCC "broadcast flag" HDTV regulations on other kinds of digital information.

New Scientist, 1 November 2003: Includes "Freedom Fighter" and other articles.

The Next Generation of Access: OpenURL and Metasearch: Presentations from the NISO conference.

Noring, Jon. "The Project Gramophone Proposal." TeleRead, 26 October 2003: Explains Project Gramophone, an effort to "transfer, digitally restore, and place online the older recordings in countries where it is now fully legal to do so by their copyright laws."

OAI for Beginners—The Open Archives Forum Online Tutorial: Provides "an introduction to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)."

Open Access Now, 3 November 2003: Includes "An Oxford NARrative" and other articles.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 67 (2003): News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber.

Third Workshop on the Open Archives Initiative (OAI3): Presentations from the conference.

$12 Million for Managing University Information: Press release from the Australian Acting Minister for Education, Science and Training describes four funded projects: Meta Access Management System, Towards an Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, the Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW), and Australian Digital Theses Program Expansion and Redevelopment.

November 3, 2003

Next Weblog update on 11/10/03.

Ariadne, no. 37 (2003): Includes "DAEDALUS: Initial Experiences with EPrints and DSpace at the University of Glasgow," "Delivering OAI Records as RSS: An IMesh Toolkit Module for Facilitating Resource Sharing," "Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?," "ECDL2003: Conference Notes," "Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop in Practice, Good Practice: The Future of Open Archives," "The JIBS-UKOLN OpenURL Meeting," "Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World," "3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archiving," "Trends in Self-Posting of Research Material Online by Academic Staff," "Unicode and Historic Scripts," and other articles.

Borland, John. "Feds Grant DMCA Exceptions." CNET News.com, 28 October 2003: The U.S. Copyright Office has made four exceptions to the copy protection provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including one covering e-books.

"Hear Dr. Gloriana St. Clair on the Million Book Project Today; View Presentation Slides": OCLC announcement of the availability of a presentation by Gloriana St. Clair about the Million Book Digital Library Project, which is "an international library project that strives to create a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, available to everyone over the Internet."

"Historic Change in Legal Deposit Law Saves Electronic Publications for Future Generations—Bill to Extend Legal Deposit to UK Non-Print Materials Receives Royal Assent": British Library press release indicates that the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 has become law.

How Much Information? 2003: "This study of information storage and flows analyzes the year 2002 in order to estimate the annual size of the stock of new information contained in storage media, and heard or seen each year in information flows."

Online Information Review 27, no. 5 (2003): Includes "Building Digital Libraries from Simple Building Blocks"; "The Digital Archive of the Swedish East India Company, 1731-1813: A Joint Project of a University Library and a History Department"; and other articles.

Quint, Barbara. "OCLC Project Opens WorldCat Records to Google." NewsBreaks, 27 October 2003: Discusses OCLC's Open WorldCat pilot.

Reuters. "U.K. Copyright Law Takes Effect". CNET News.com, 31 October 2003: The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 has become law in the U.K.

Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change: Presentations by Blaise Cronin, John Unsworth, and other noted speakers at this recent ARL conference.

ShelfLife, 30 October 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

What's New in Digital Preservation (June-September 2003): Digital preservation news from the Digital Preservation Coalition and PADI.

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