December 2005

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Ian M. Johnson [i.m.johnson@RGU.AC.UK]    Mon 16/01/2006 7:31 P

JESSE@listserv.utk.edu        FW: Contents of LIBRI, December 2005

 

Contents of LIBRI: international journal of libraries and information services, 54 (4) December 2005

 

The full text of recent issues of Libri are now online for subscribers at http://librijournal.org

 

Issues more than 12 months old are available on Open Access.

 

TITLES (Abstracts below)

 

Google Scholar: The New Generation of Citation Indexes Alireza Noruzi

 

Digital Repositories: Not Quite at Your Fingertips Nancy John

 

Advertising on Library Websites: Comparing library websites in Europe and the USA Vitalija Svencionyte

 

Rolling Stock: Library and Information Services for Gypsies and Travellers Kerry Weller University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

Constructing the Pillars of a Knowledge Society: The Challenge of Providing Access to ICTs in Rural Mongolia C. A. Johnson, L. Ariunaa, and J. J. Britz

 

Collaboration Across Europe: Experience From Practice Christine Goodair, Jorunn Moen, Susanna Prepeliczay and Thomas Rouault

 

 

ABSTRACTS

 

Google Scholar: The New Generation of Citation Indexes Alireza Noruzi

 

Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com) provides a new method of locating potentially relevant articles on a given subject by identifying subsequent articles that cite a previously published article. An important feature of Google Scholar is that researchers can use it to trace interconnections among authors citing articles on the same topic and to determine the frequency with which others cite a specific article, as it has a "cited by" feature. This study begins with an overview of how to use Google Scholar for citation analysis and identifies advanced search techniques not well documented by Google Scholar. This study also compares the citation counts provided by Web of Science and Google Scholar for articles in the field of "Webometrics."

It makes several suggestions for improving Google Scholar. Finally, it concludes that Google Scholar provides a free alternative or complement to other citation indexes.

 

Digital Repositories: Not Quite at Your Fingertips Nancy John

 

The digital repository is a key technology used by today's libraries to collect, organize, archive and make accessible electronic files of different types. This paper argues that while the vision of the role of the digital repository has grown sharper and more articulate, the actual practical outcome has not met the hyperbole. Building blocks continue to be developed, but user access to repositories is still in its early development. There are promising exemplars of this technology, but more effort is needed. Particularly promising is some vendor open source work that may provide the tools needed to open up these digital resources.

But fundamental change in how the existence of these repositories and their content is made known to the online user community is needed; traditional metadata access and harvesting is not enough. Infusing the content with an information context may be one way to assure that repositories are a significant part not only of the library of the future but also of the world's information landscape.

 

Advertising on Library Websites: Comparing library websites in Europe and the USA Vitalija Svencionyte

 

Although libraries have traditionally been outside of the world of commercial advertising, the current rise in information value, demand and cost creates the possibility for information providers to use Internet advertising on library websites. However, even in a society where the need for advertising is taken for granted, some still question whether libraries and information centers should use it. This article provides an overview of the use of advertising on library websites in Europe and the U.S. Using data collected from a survey of 243 library websites done in 2003, the article discusses the current amount of advertising and the use of self-and commercial advertising on these websites. It also compares the differences between types of libraries and between geographic areas. The major finding of the study is that libraries in Europe and the U.S. both use self- and commercial advertising on their websites; however, libraries tend to use self-advertising more frequently. Further study found that libraries use all popular types of advertising - banners, links, Web pages, information lines - to promote the most predictable types of products on their websites - books, articles, conferences, exhibitions, new services, and databases. The article concludes with suggestions for further research.

 

Rolling Stock: Library and Information Services for Gypsies and Travellers Kerry Weller University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

Gypsies and Travellers have lived in Britain for over 500 years and yet the country's 'original and oldest ethnic minority' (Pateman 2004: 42) remains the least tolerated by the majority. This paper provides a brief cultural analysis based on the Gypsy Traveller way of life and how current policies and service provision create barriers to this culture and tradition. Library and information service requirements are identified in relation to specific needs, based on the issues that directly affect this minority group. An examination of current policies and service provision will also identify existing barriers to enabling access to information. Proposals are made for providing library and information services appropriate to this minority community, in order to break down these barriers, enable access to information pertinent to their needs and tackle the issues that contribute to the social exclusion of the Gypsy Traveller community in Britain.

 

Constructing the Pillars of a Knowledge Society: The Challenge of Providing Access to ICTs in Rural Mongolia C. A. Johnson, L. Ariunaa, and J. J. Britz

 

Globalization has resulted in a shift away from the economics of things towards the economics of information, where access to ICTs has reduced the disadvantages of distance and location. Advanced industrialized countries have been at the forefront of this shift and have been able to influence governments to institute policies that have made globalization possible. At the same time, lower income countries have been at a disadvantage in adapting to this new paradigm. Before poor countries can fully benefit from the positive effects of access to ICTs they must first develop a knowledge society. For a society to become a knowledge society and to be part of the economics of information, it must meet four interrelated criteria which we refer to as the four pillars of the knowledge society. These include: ICT and connectivity, usable content, infrastructure and deliverability, and human intellectual capability. In this paper we examine how one developing country, Mongolia, is approaching the challenge of developing a knowledge society. We concentrate on its efforts to construct one of the pillars - ICT and connectivity. The paper looks specifically at the challenges in providing access to ICTs in the vast rural areas of Mongolia where more than half the population still follows a nomadic herding lifestyle. We conclude that despite a positive policy environment for developing ICTs and limited success in extending Internet connectivity into the rural towns, the prospect of integrating these services into the social and business practices of rural communities remains a long way off. Future research needs to go beyond economic and technological factors and focus on the social and cultural implications of incorporating ICTs into traditional societies.

 

Collaboration Across Europe: Experience From Practice Christine Goodair, Jorunn Moen, Susanna Prepeliczay and Thomas Rouault

 

This paper explores the experiences of working on a joint European project to develop an online Gateway of website resources in addictions, by members of ELISAD, the European Association of Libraries and Information Services on Alcohol and other Drugs. A brief overview of the work of ELISAD is given, and its sister organisation SALIS. The project is described along with an exploration of the benefits and barriers in working collaboratively. The paper draws on these experiences to highlight the lessons learnt through the Gateway and other activities.

Issues considered include, genesis of the project, funding, project management, working styles, language, benefits and barriers and key observations regarding how to make partnerships work. Although the paper is based upon a joint European project, it includes some reflections upon ELISAD's international links. The paper is written from the personal experiences of the authors.

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RLG DigiNews

 

October 2005

 

From: Robin.Dale@rlg.org [mailto:Robin.Dale@rlg.org]

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Subject: [padiforum-l] RLG DigiNews October issue now available

 

The October 2005 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available at

 

 http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20793

 

 Volume 9, Number 5 is a special, certification themed issue and

includes:

 

 Feature Article 1

 Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories: Creating a Mandate for

the Digital Creation Centre (DCC) by Seamus Ross and Andrew McHugh

 

 Feature Article 2

 Making Certification Real: Developing Methodology for Evaluating

Repository Trustworthiness  by Robin L. Dale

 

 Feature Article 3

  Digital Repository Certification: A Report from Germany

  by Susanne Dobratz and Astrid Schoger

 

 Highlighted Website

 The Center for Research Libraries: Certification of Digital Archives

 

 Now in its ninth year of publication, RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly

web-based newsletter intended to:

 

 *  Focus on issues of particular interest and value to managers of

digital

      initiatives with a preservation component or rationale.

 *  Provide filtered guidance and pointers to relevant projects to

improve

      our awareness of evolving practices in image conversion and

digital

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 *  Announce publications (in any form) that will help staff attain a

     deeper understanding of digital issues.

 

 For more information about RLG or RLG's preservation community, please

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SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY

           

Version 60

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog [SEPW@LISTSERV.UH.EDU]; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@UH.EDU]                 Sat 10/12/2005 5:09 AM                      SEPW@LISTSERV.UH.EDU             Version 60, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 60 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available.  This selective bibliography presents over 2,560 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

 

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

 

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf

 

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does.

 

      http://www.escholarlypub.com/oab/oab.htm

 

The Open Access Webliography (with Ho) complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

 

      http://www.escholarlypub.com/cwb/oaw.htm

 

 

Changes in This Version

 

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

 

Table of Contents

 

1 Economic Issues

2 Electronic Books and Texts

      2.1 Case Studies and History*

      2.2 General Works

      2.3 Library Issues*

3  Electronic Serials

      3.1 Case Studies and History*

      3.2 Critiques

      3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*

      3.4 General Works*

      3.5 Library Issues*

      3.6 Research*

4 General Works*

5 Legal Issues

      5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*

      5.2 License Agreements*

      5.3 Other Legal Issues

6  Library Issues

      6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*

      6.2 Digital Libraries*

      6.3 General Works*

      6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation*

7 New Publishing Models*

8 Publisher Issues*

      8.1 Digital Rights Management

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies*

Appendix B. About the Author*

Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

 

Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata* Digital Libraries* Electronic Books and Texts* Electronic Serials* General Electronic Publishing* Images

Legal*

Preservation*

Publishers

Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

SGML and Related Standards

 

Further Information about SEPB

 

The HTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use.  Each major section is a separate file.  There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet.  It can be can be searched using Boolean operators.

 

The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:

 

(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list--see second URL--and RSS Feed--see third URL)

 

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepwlist.htm

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

 

(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 270 related Web sites)

 

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm

 

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

 

      http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

 

The Acrobat file is designed for printing.  The printed bibliography is over 210 pages long.  The Acrobat file is over 560 KB.

 

 

Related Article

 

An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing:

 

http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/07-02/bailey.html

 

--

Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

Home: http://www.escholarlypub.com/

DigitalKoans: http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/

Open Access Bibliography: http://www.escholarlypub.com/oab/oab.htm

Open Access Webliography: http://www.escholarlypub.com/cwb/oaw.htm

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

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Version 61

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@uh.edu]    Wed 22/02/2006 4:52 AM

ASIS-L@asis.org        [Asis-l] Version 61, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 61 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available.  This selective bibliography presents over 2,610 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

 

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

 

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf

 

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does.

 

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm

 

The Open Access Webliography (with Ho) complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

 

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/oaw.htm

 

 

Changes in This Version

 

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

 

Table of Contents

 

1 Economic Issues

2 Electronic Books and Texts

      2.1 Case Studies and History*

      2.2 General Works*

      2.3 Library Issues

3  Electronic Serials

      3.1 Case Studies and History*

      3.2 Critiques

      3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*

      3.4 General Works*

      3.5 Library Issues*

      3.6 Research*

4 General Works*

5 Legal Issues

      5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*

      5.2 License Agreements*

      5.3 Other Legal Issues

6  Library Issues

      6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*

      6.2 Digital Libraries*

      6.3 General Works*

      6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation*

7 New Publishing Models*

8 Publisher Issues*

      8.1 Digital Rights Management*

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies

Appendix B. About the Author*

Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics*

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

 

Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata* Digital Libraries* Electronic Books and Texts* Electronic Serials* General Electronic Publishing*

Images*

Legal*

Preservation*

Publishers

Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

SGML and Related Standards*

 

Further Information about SEPB

 

The HTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use.  Each major section is a separate file.  There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet.  It can be can be searched using Boolean operators.

 

The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:

 

(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list--see second URL--and RSS Feed--see third URL)

 

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepwlist.htm

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

 

(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 270 related Web sites)

 

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm

 

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

 

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

 

The Acrobat file is designed for printing.  The printed bibliography is over 215 pages long.  The Acrobat file is over 570 KB.

 

 

Related Article

 

An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing:

 

http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/07-02/bailey.html

--

Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

 

E-Mail: cbailey@digital-scholarship.com

 

Publications: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/

(Provides access to DigitalKoans, Open Access Bibliography, Open Access Webliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, and others)

 

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WEBOLOGY

 

Volume 2, Number 3, October, 2005

 

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Alireza Noruzi [anouruzi@yahoo.com]       Thu 27/10/2005 3:24 AM            asis-l@asis.org           [Asis-l] Webology: Volume 2, Number 3, October, 2005

 

We are pleased to inform you that the fifth issue of Webology, an OPEN ACCESS journal, is published and is available ONLINE now. This issue contains:

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Editorial

-- Alireza Noruzi

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n3/editorial5.html

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An Evaluation of the Websites of Charities and Voluntary Organisations Providing Support for Young

People: Case Study: Drugscope

-- Peter Williams, Karen Dennis & David Nicholas

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n3/a16.html

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How Do Search Engines Handle Chinese Queries?

-- Haidar Moukdad & Hong Cui

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n3/a17.html

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Contractual Solutions in Electronic Publishing

Industry: A Comparative study of License Agreements

-- B.M. Meera & K.T. Anuradha

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n3/a18.html

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Call for Papers:

http://www.webology.ir/callforpapers.html 

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Regards,

A. Noruzi

Dep. of Information Science

University of Paul Cezanne

France

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Volume 2, Number 4, December 2005

 

Alireza Noruzi [anouruzi@yahoo.com]           Mon 27/02/2006 6:06 AM        ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; univers@infoserv.inist.fr         [IFLA-L] Webology: Volume 2, Number 4, December, 2005

 

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that Vol. 2, No. 4 of Webology is published and is available ONLINE now. This issue contains:

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Editorial: The HTML Title Tag and Its Importance

-- Alireza Noruzi

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n4/editorial6.html

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An Online Multi-Lingual, Multi-Faith Thesaurus: A Progress Report on F-THES

-- A. Neelameghan & K.S. Raghavan

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n4/a19.html

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Information Seeking Behaviour of Faculty Members of Rajabhat Universities in Bangkok

-- Kingkaew Patitungkho & Neela J. Deshpande

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n4/a20.html

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Internet and Its Use in the Engineering Colleges of Punjab, India: A Case Study

-- Rajeev Kumar & Amritpal Kaur

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n4/a21.html

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Book Review of "Theories of Information Behavior"

-- Hamid R. Jamali

-- http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n4/bookreview2.html

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Call for Papers: http://www.webology.ir/callforpapers.html    =========================================

 

Regards,

A. Noruzi Dep. of Information Science

University of Paul Cezanne

France

 

 

 

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