Issue 7 of the Code4Lib Journal is out: How Hard Can It Be? : Developing in Open Source Extracting User Interaction Information from the Transaction Logs of a Faceted Navigation OPAC Using a Web Services Architecture with Me, Myself and I Deciphering Journal Abbreviations with JAbbr Repurposing ProQuest Metadata for Batch Ingesting ETDs into an […]
Archive for the 'Scholarly Communication' Category
The proceedings of the Publishing in the New Millennium: the future of scientific publishing in the biosciences conference held at Harvard University on November 9 are available. http://tinyurl.com/2yplok Posted by Rich
A consortium of universities, libraries, and interested parties is developing a digital archive of journal issues in case publishers disappear, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adapting Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe (Lockss) software, the archive is called Controlled Lockss, or Clockss.
Two professors analyzed Web addresses in footnotes in articles published in certain communication journals between 2000 and 2003 to study link decay. Their results show about 1/3 of the URLs in 1,126 citations no longer work. Permanent article URL for Chronicle of Higher Education subscribers
I submitted a scholarly article to a journal. After doing so, I reflected on a lot of the things I’ve been reading and writing lately. Am I supporting the enemy by sending in my scholarly work–signing away my rights, not accepting payment for something that will bring them revenue, contributing to a traditional model many […]
Within minutes of the news about a science fiction group investigating a vanity publisher appearing on Slashdot, two people IMed me about it. I chuckled when I saw it as Sunday’s Library Link of the Day. No, this story doesn’t really have anything to do with scholarly publishing directly, but I don’t exactly have a […]
In a decision that opens scholarly communication channels, the US Treasury Department “… clarif[ied] the extent to which publishing activities with persons in Cuba, Iran and Sudan are authorized.” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the change, also.
Dennis Dillon of the University of Texas at Austin speculates on the future of libraries in this Chronicle of Higher Education piece. Beginning with a discussion of the possibility of outsourcing library services, Dillon examines scholarly publishing and library budgets and how if things don’t change, future academic libraries may not be able to afford […]
Google released its search engine for scholarly material, Google Scholar this week. I realized what I could write about it, started to search for a link, then noticed Christina’s post fortuitously in the right place in my aggregator. Shirl Kennedy and Gary Price have much more about it on the ResourceShelf. I appreciate Jessamyn’s comment […]
The British government rejected recommendations from the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons for changes to the current scholarly publishing model. The government stated it “is not aware that there are major problems in accessing scientific information.”