Archive for the 'Scholarly Communication' Category

Code4Lib Journal Issue 7 Out

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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 […]

Publishing in the New Millenium Proceedings

Monday, December 31st, 2007

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. Posted by Rich

Consortium Attempts to Protect Journal Issues Digitally

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

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.

URL Decay in Scholarly Articles

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

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

Helping the Enemy or Helping Scholars

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

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 […]

SciFi Group Investigates Vanity Publisher

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

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 […]

Written Works from Embargoed Countries Allowed

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

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.

Are Bookless Libraries in Our Future?

Monday, December 6th, 2004

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 […]

Searching Scholarly Materials

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

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 […]

British Government Prefers Current Scholarly Publishing Situation

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

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.”