Tuesday, March 15, 2005

SEPW March 15, 2005

Next Weblog update on 3/28/05.

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2005: From the ARL announcement: "The open access movement is reforming the system of scholarly communication by advocating free, online access to academic literature. This new bibliography presents over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding the open access movement. Most sources were published between 1999 and August 31, 2004; however a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet (approximately 78 percent of the bibliography's references have such links). The bibliography is conveniently organized into the following categories: General Works, Open Access Statements, Copyright Arrangements for Self-Archiving and Use, Open Access Journals, E-Prints, Disciplinary Archives, Institutional Archives and Repositories, Open Archives Initiative and OAI-PMH, Conventional Publisher Perspectives, Government Inquiries and Legislation, and Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries. The publication also includes a concise overview of key concepts that are central to the open access movement." ARL and the author have made a PDF version of the bibliography freely available. Both the PDF and the printed book are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Current Cites 16, no. 2 (2005): Annotated references about information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Digital & Preservation Dispatch, 1 March 2005: E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from OCLC.

EDUCAUSE Review 40, no. 2 (2005): Includes "Net Generation Students and Libraries" and other articles.

First Monday 10, no. 3 (2005): Includes "Economics of Scientific and Biomedical Journals: Where Do Scholars Stand in the Debate of Online Journal Pricing and Site License Ownership between Libraries and Publishers?" and other articles.

Lesk, Michael. Understanding Digital Libraries, 2nd ed. Boston: Elsevier, 2004: "This fully revised and updated second edition of Understanding Digital Libraries focuses on the challenges faced by both librarians and computer scientists in a field that has been dramatically altered by the growth of the Web."

OCLC Systems & Services 21, no. 1 (2005): "Assessing the Durability of Formats in a Digital Preservation Environment: The INFORM Methodology," "Cataloging Our Information Architecture," "Practical Quality Control Procedures for Digital Imaging Projects," "Remarks on Metadata Management," "The Text-Encoding Initiative: Part 1," "Transforming Thyself: Serials Agents in a Digital World," "The Wiki and the Digital Library," and other articles.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (Atom/RSS): The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now being made available via Blogger (http://sepw.blogspot.com/atom.xml) and FeedBurner (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss) in order to provide Atom and RSS feeds. SEPW continues to also be available via its primary Web site (http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm) and a LISTSERV mailing list (http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepwlist.htm).

Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community 18, no. 1 (2005): "An Analysis of the Use of Digital Collections in a Scientific Research Library Network: Part Two of a Case Study from CSIC, Madrid, Spain"; "Electronic Journals and Link Resolver Implementation"; "Google Scholar"; "A Mandate to Self Archive? The Role of Open Access Institutional Repositories"; "A Nationwide Solution for the Management of Electronic Resources"; "Overview of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications"; "Open Access: Evidence-Based Policy or Policy-Based Evidence? The University Press Perspective"; "Open Access: Principle, Practice, Progress"; "Open Access: Reflections from the United States"; "Open Access to the Medical Literature: How Much Content Is Available in Published Journals?"; "Scientific Publications: Free for All? The Academic Library Viewpoint"; and other articles.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 83 (2005): News and commentary about the open access movement by Peter Suber. Includes "The Final Version of the NIH Public-Access Policy," "Reflections on OA/TA Coexistence," "Top Stories from February 2005," and other articles.

Technology Electronic Reviews 12, no. 1 (2005): Includes "The Origins of TER: Ten Years After" and other articles.