Weblog Archive (December 2003)

December 15, 2003

Next Weblog update on 1/12/04. Happy holidays.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Copyright's Dilemma Today: Fair Use or Unfair Constraints? Part 2: The DCMA, the TEACH Act and Other E-Copying Considerations" and other articles.

"CLIR Announces Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources for Humanists": CLIR press release about fellowships for "individuals who have earned their Ph.D.s in disciplines in the humanities within the past three years (or who will complete it before starting the program) and who believe that there are opportunities to develop meaningful linkages among disciplinary scholarship, libraries, archives, and evolving digital tools."

CLIR Issues, no. 36 (2003): Includes "Changing Scholarly Communication," "Digital Opportunity Investment Trust: A Digital Promise?," "DLF Forum Hears Project Updates and Collaborative Digital Plans," and other articles.

College & Research Libraries News 64, no. 11 (2003): Includes "An Application Profile and Prototype Metadata Management System for Licensed Electronic Resources" and other articles.

Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 12 December 2003: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

Information Services and Use 23, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Continuity and Change for U.S. Libraries in the Digital Age: How U.S. Public and Academic Libraries Are Confronting the Challenge of the Digital Library," "Digital Copyright and Value Added Information Services," "Model-oriented Analysis of User-Right Holder Relations and Possible Impacts of DRM," and other articles.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 27, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Collection Development in Interesting Times: A Summary"; "Copyright Issues for Libraries and Librarians"; "An Interview with Steven Bachrach, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of the Internet Journal of Chemistry"; "Libraries as Digital Crossroads: A Report on the 10th Annual Collection Development Symposium"; "Managing Electronic Resources in a Time of Shrinking Budgets"; "Now You See It; Now You Don't: The Elusive Nature of Electronic Information"; and other articles.

Library Resources & Technical Services 47, no. 4 (2003): Includes "Combining Traditional Journal Check-In and Claiming Activities with Electronic Journal Initiation and Maintenance Activities," "Proliferating Guidelines: A History and Analysis of the Cataloging of Electronic Resources," and other articles.

"MLA Bulletin Archives Now on the Web": NLM press release says the complete archives of the MLA Bulletin are now available on the PubMed Central Web site.

NASIG Newsletter: This serial from the North American Serials Interest Group is now freely available.

OCLC Systems & Services 19, no. 4 (2003): "Article Metadata Standards: An Historical Review"; "The European Open Archives Forum"; "XML and E-Journals;" "XML for E-Journal Archiving"; "XML for Scientific Publishing"; "XML in Serial Publishing: Past, Present and Future"; "You're Invited: XML's Fifth Birthday Celebration"; and other articles.

Online Information Review 27, no. 6 (2003): "Bibliographic Description of Electronic Resources and User Needs" and other articles.

Open Access (Journal) Collections: Directory from ERIL-L.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 52): This new SEPB version includes over 2,050 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, 11 December 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Smolens, Michael. "Why E-Books and E-Publishing Have Failed, for Now. " The Book & the Computer, 12 November 2003: The author says that: "the development of the appropriate digital reading technologies and interface, as well as a properly formatted digital repository of millions of books, will take five to ten years to develop."

"The Technology of Copyright: Digital Rights Management": Presentation by Karen Coyle at the Library of Congress.

Zell, Hans M. "Digital Media and African Publishing." The Book & the Computer, 12 November 2003: Discusses the prospects for e-publishing and print-on-demand technologies in Africa.

December 8, 2003

Next Weblog update on 12/15/03.

ARL Activities Report 2003: The section on "Scholarly Communication and Information Policy" covers the activities of the Federal Relations and Information Policy Program, the Office of Scholarly Communication, and SPARC.

"ARROW: Australian Research Repositories Online to the World": Describes the ARROW project.

Borland, John. "RIAA Lawsuits Yield Mixed Results" CNET News.com, 4 December 2003: Discusses the effects of the RIAA's 382 lawsuits against file swappers.

EDUCAUSE 2003: Selected presentations from the conference.

First Monday 8, no. 12 (2003): Includes "Internet Gift Economies: Voluntary Payment Schemes as Tangible Reciprocity" and other articles.

It's About Time: Research Challenges in Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation: Report on a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Digital Government Program and Digital Libraries Program and the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 27, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Darwin and MARC: A Voyage of Metadata Discovery" and other articles.

Litman, Jessica. "Sharing and Stealing": Draft paper about digital music file sharing "proposes that we adopt a legal architecture that encourages but does not compel copyright owners to make their works available for widespread sharing over digital networks, and that we incorporate into that architecture a payment mechanism, based on a blanket or collective license, designed to compensate creators and to bypass unnecessary intermediaries."

"Not-so-Modest Proposals: What Do We Want Our System of Scholarly Communication to Look Like in 2010?" Presentation by John Unsworth and Pauline Yu at the CIC Summit on Scholarly Communication.

Open Access Now, 1 December 2003: Includes "Fingerprinting the Literature" and other articles.

portal: Libraries and the Academy 3, no. 4 (2003): Includes "The Need to Improve Remote Access to Online Library Resources: Filling the Gap Between Commercial Vendor and Academic User Practice"; "Social Sciences Literature and Electronic Information"; "Tragedy of the Commons Revisited: Librarians, Publishers, Faculty and the Demise of a Public Resource"; and ot

Jekyll.comm, no. 6 (2003): Includesher articles.

The Serials Librarian 45, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Digitization as a Preservation Practice: Look Before You Leap"; "Formalizing the Rules for Cataloguing E-Serials: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Ed. 2002 Revision and CONSER Cataloging Manual 2002"; "Linking E-Journals to Databases: Full Text Linking Practices"; "Managing Electronic Journals from a Vendor's Perspective"; "New Age Navigation: Innovative Information Interfaces for Electronic Journals"; "Online Social Science and Humanities Journal Publishing in Canada and the SYNERGIES Project"; and other articles.

ShelfLife, 4 December 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 68 (2003): News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber.

December 1, 2003

Next Weblog update on 12/8/03.

Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei/Erpanet Workshop on Trusted Digital Repository for Cultural Digital Heritage: Presentations from the conference.

Bishop, Ann Peterson, Nancy A. Van House, and Barbara P. Buttenfield, eds. Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003: Examines digital libraries as "sociotechnical systems."

Change 35, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Copyright and Distance Education"; "Copyright in the Age of Photocopies, Word Processors, and the Internet"; "The High Cost of Scholarly Journals (and What to Do About It)"; "Who Woke the Sleeping GIANT? Libraries, Copyrights, and the Digital Age"; and other articles.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3, no. 14 (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 11 (2003): Includes "The DiVA Project—Development of an Electronic Publishing System," "Public Opinion Polls and Digital Preservation: An Application of the Fedora Digital Object Repository System," "Using MPEG-21 DIDL to Represent Complex Digital Objects in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Digital Library," and other articles.

Federal Relations E-News (October-November 2003): Legislative news from ARL's Federal Relations and Information Policy program.

Invest to Save: Report and Recommendations of the NSF-DELOS Working Group on Digital Archiving and Preservation: "This report identifies significant research challenges in the area of digital archiving and long-term preservation. While unique problems exist in every sector from government, private companies, and schools and universities to cultural heritage institutions, our intent is to define research challenges and development opportunities that will lead to common solutions that can be shared among these sectors."

Invitation to Participate: World-Wide Review of 'Guidance on the Structure, Content, and Application of Metadata Records for Digital Resources and Collections': The IFLA Cataloguing Section Working Group on the Use of Metadata Schemas seeks comments on its draft metadata report. "Invisible Hand(s): Quality Assurance in the Age of Author Self-Archiving," "Self-Archive Unto Others as Ye Would Have Them Self-Archive Unto You," and other articles.

Journal of Documentation 59, no. 6 (2003): Includes "Reasons for the Use and Non-Use of Electronic Journals and Databases: A Domain Analytic Study in Four Scholarly Disciplines" and other articles.

Journal of Internet Cataloging 6, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Electronic Resources: Approaches in Providing Access" and other articles.

Library Quarterly 73, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Academic Journal Embargoes and Full Text Databases" and other articles.

OAI Harvester Plug-in for DSpace: New software from Old Dominion University.

Open Access Now, 17 November 2003: Includes "A Crisis on Campus" and other articles.

Scholars Portal Project: Status Report and Update, November 2003: Brief report about three ARL libraries that have implemented federated discovery and delivery tools.

The Scout Portal Toolkit: Version 1.2.1 has been released.

The Serials Librarian 45, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Comparison of Three Primary Aggregator Databases," "E-Journal Administration—Fragmentation or Integration?," "Impacts of the Abandonment of Catalog Records for Electronic Serials," "The PCC/CONSER PURL Project: Improving Access to Free Resources" "Single or Multiple Records for Print and Electronic Serials Titles: When Less is More (More or Less)," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 26 November 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

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

Technical Services Quarterly 21, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Publishing Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Reconfiguring Library Services" and other articles.

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