Tuesday, December 20, 2005

LISTA database Free to all Interested in Libraries and Librarianship

LISTA database Free to all Interested in Libraries and Librarianship

EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for http://www.libraryresearch.com. This link takes you directly to the LISTA database. Make it a "favorite" so this free resource is available whenever you need it!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Cites on IRs from our emails

from Ellen G:

As promised, here's a list of citations (in no particular order) that have been shared so far:

The PowerPoint slides and resource list from the "Policies and Practices of Institutional Repositories" program at Annual 2005 are available on the Emerging Tech. Interest Group site: See: http://www.lita.org/ala/lita/litamembership/litaigs/emergingtechnol/programs.htm

Interesting article/Fedora http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october05/johnston/10johnston.html

Celestial (software that harvests metadata from OAI-compliant repositories and re-exposes that metadata to other services - in effect an OAI cache) http://celestial.eprints.org/

ProQuest's Digital Commons http://umi.com/features/feature-15/default.shtml

Stanford iTunes http://itunes.stanford.edu/


And lastly,

Here's a list to join:
> A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
> open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online
> (1998-2005) is available at:
> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Hypermail/Amsci/
> To join or leave the Forum or change your subscription
> address:
> http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
> Post discussion to:
> american-scientist-open-access-forum@amsci.org

And another list of interest: ERIL-L@LISTSERV.BINGHAMTON.EDU



from Jeffrey:

1. Here is E-LIS, E-prints in library and information science:
Perhaps you want to have a look at the article I deposited there.
2. Here is a link to the open-source company that makes the software for this:
3. Here is a link to a library's site using that software: (Queensland University of Technology)

Recruitment of content

From Elaine:

Understanding Faculty to Improve Content Recruitment for Institutional Repositories NF Foster, S Gibbons - D-Lib Magazine, 11 (1), 2005 - dspace.lib.rochester.edu http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january05/foster/01foster.html

Friday, July 15, 2005

Wikis - Chron of Higher Ed article

Disaster Reporting via Wikis
from The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog Education-technology news from around the Web from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Basically reports on a blog entry demonstrating how a wiki works using the London bombings entry on the Wikipedia as a example.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New international study demonstrates worldwide readiness for Open Access mandate

A wide-ranging new international study across all disciplines has found that over 80 per cent of academic researchers the world over would willingly comply with a mandate to deposit copies of their articles in an institutional repository.

The findings of the study, carried out by Key Perspectives Ltd, for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK, have been greeted by Southampton’s Professor Stevan Harnad as ‘a historic turning point in the worldwide research community’s progress towards 100 per cent Open Access’.

quoted from Innovations Report June 23, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

directory of open access repositories

Something is beginning that could be useful:

A new service is starting development to support the rapidly emerging movement towards Open Access to research information. The new service, called DOAR - the Directory of Open Access Repositories - will categorise and list the wide variety of Open Access research archives that have grown up around the world. Such repositories have mushroomed over the last 2 years in response to calls by scholars and researchers worldwide to provide open access to research information. More about it.

Wonder though, why not find a way to catalog these databases into, say OCLC?

Thursday, March 17, 2005

How much time would you have to spend to keep your work readily available?

Stevan Harnad and Leslie Carr, Univ. of Southhampton, have posted a paper titled Keystroke Economy: A Study of the Time and Effort Involved in Self-Archiving
from the abstract:
A common objection to self-archiving is that it is an extra task that puts an unnecessary burden on each researcher. In particular, the need to enter the extra bibliographic metadata demanded by repositories for accurate searching and identification is presumed to be a particularly onerous task. This paper describes a preliminary study on two months of submissions for a mature repository and concludes that the amount of time spent entering metadata would be as little as 40 minutes per year for a highly active researcher.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Syllabus Magazine on Campus Technology

Electronic Publishing >> Book 'Em by Matt Villano has some interesting info on both institutional repositories and open access. It also refers to the Proquest technology we've just been discussing.

"Digitizing selected, pre-existing printed content is only one approach to electronic publishing; in some cases, efforts are underway to publish original content in the digital medium right away, eliminating the printed page all together. On the publishing side, Oxford is leading the way here, publishing some of its newest journals only in digital form online. On the academic side, thanks to technology from the content-digitizing vendor ProQuest Information and Learning (www.il.proquest.com/umi), a leader in this effort is Boston College, where efforts to pilot an institutional repository of intellectual property have dovetailed with the publication of Web-only journals and have gained astounding momentum in recent months."