March 2007  ISSUE

 Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements.  Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items.  I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.  

Kerry Smith


First Monday


October 2006


 Readership of First Monday [FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU]; on behalf of; Edward J. Valauskas [ejv@UIC.EDU]                      Sat 21/10/2006 6:20 AM

FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU                  First Monday October 2006


Dear Reader,


The October 2006 issue of First Monday (volume 11, number 10) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 11, Number 10 - October 2nd 2006


Limits of self-organization: Peer production and "laws of quality"

by Paul Duguid




Can Unscrewed be unskewed? Television coverage of the Internet by Martha McCaughey




Capital punishment and virtual protest: A case study of Singapore by Yasmin Ibrahim




Perceptions of computer learning among older Americans and older Chinese by Bo Xie




Performance on tests of economic literacy: A comparison of face-to-face with online instruction by Frank P. Albritton, Jr.




Book reviews

by Bonnie Nardi, Dion Dennis, and Douglas Kocher




Addiitonal papers in special issue number 7 Command Lines: The Emergence of Governance in Global Cyberspace edited by Sandra Braman and Thomas M. Malaby




Beyond Management: Considering Participatory Design and Governance in Player Culture by T.L. Taylor




Why Governments aren't Gods and Gods aren't Governments by Richard A. Bartle




Coding Control: Governance and Contingency in the Production of Online Worlds by Thomas M. Malaby




Synthetic Economies and the Social Question by Edward Castronova




November 2006


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FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU                  First Monday November 2006


Dear Reader,


The November 2006 issue of First Monday (volume 11, number 11) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 11, Number 11 - November 6 2006


Gifting technologies: A BitTorrent case study by Matei Ripeanu, Miranda Mowbray, Nazareno Andrade, and Aliandro Lima




An empirical examination of Wikipedia's credibility by Thomas Chesney




Mapping the mobile landscape in Australia by Carmen Gould, Margaret Jackson, Ron Van Schyndel, and Jonathan O'Donnell




Automated customer service at the National Library of Medicine by Terry T. Ahmed, Carolyn Willard, and Marcia Zorn




How (Not) to Study the Attention Economy: A Review of The Economics of

Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information by Michael H. Goldhaber




Addiitonal papers in special issue number 7 Command Lines: The Emergence of Governance in Global Cyberspace edited by Sandra Braman and Thomas M. Malaby




User Design and the Democratization of the Mobile Phone by Leopoldina Fortunati




Digital Art/Public Art: Governance and Agency in the Networked Commons by Christiane Paul




More, Faster, Better: Governance in an Age of Overload, Busyness, and Speed by David M. Levy




December 2006


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FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU                  First Monday December 2006



Dear Reader,


The December 2006 issue of First Monday (volume 11, number 12) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 11, Number 12 - 4 December 2006


Identity and Identification in a Networked World by Tim Schneider and Michael Zimmer




Friends, Friendsters, and Top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites by danah boyd




MySpace on the record: The admissibility of social website content under the federal rules of evidence by Stacy Schesser




On panopticism, criminal records and sex offender registries by Veronica B. Pinero




The cost of (anti-)social networks: Identity, agency and neo-luddites by Ryan Bigge




Additional paper in special issue number 7 Command Lines: The Emergence of Governance in Global Cyberspace edited by Sandra Braman and Thomas M. Malaby




Playing Politics: Videogames for Politics, Activism, and Advocacy by Ian Bogost




January 2007


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FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU              First Monday January 2007


Dear Reader,


The January 2007 issue of First Monday (volume 12, number 1) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 12, Number 1 - 1 January 2007


Pervasive fun

by Benno Luthiger and Carola Jungwirth




Why study users? An environmental scan of use and users of digital resources in humanities and social sciences undergraduate education by Diane Harley




Genealogy and the economic drain on Ireland : Unintended consequences by Emily Heinlen




Understanding hypertext cognition: Developing mental models to aid users' comprehension by Andy White




Index to volume 11 (2006) of First Monday



February 2007


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FIRSTMONDAY@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU        First Monday February 2007



Dear Reader,


The February 2007 issue of First Monday (volume 12, number 2) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 12, Number 2 - 5 February 2007


Tragedy of the FOSS commons? Investigating the institutional designs of free/libre and open source software projects by Charles M. Schweik and Robert English




Many, many maps: Empowerment and online participatory mapping by David L. Tulloch




The clean, the dirty and the ugly: A critical analysis of 'clean joke' Web sites by Limor Shifman and Hamutal Ma'apil Varsano




The Australian non-profit sector and the challenge of ICT by Tom Denison, Larry Stillman, and Graeme Johanson




The Hirsch index applied to topics of interest to developing countries by the STIMULATE 6 Group




The Protestant ethic strikes back: Open source developers and the ethic of capitalism by Teemu Mikkonen, Tere Vadén, and Niklas Vainio




March 2007


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Dear Reader,


The March 2007 issue of First Monday (volume 12, number 3) is now available at




Table of Contents


Volume 12, Number 3 - 5 March 2007


What open access research can do for Wikipedia by John Willinsky




The genesis and emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa by Derek Keats and J. Philipp Schmidt




Five heuristics for designing and evaluating Web-based communities by Linda M. Gallant, Gloria M. Boone, and Austin Heap




The interaction between technologies and society: Lessons learnt from 160 evolutionary years of online news services by An Nguyen




Metadata for All: Descriptive Standards and Metadata Sharing across Libraries, Archives and Museums by the Mary W. Elings and Gunter Waibel




The library: A distinct local voice?

by Charles Lyons




The potential disruptive impact of Internet 2 based technologies by C. Pascu, D. Osimo, M. Ulbrich, G. Turlea and J.C. Burgelman




Letters to the Editor



Special issue!

A Web site with a view - The Third World on First Monday edited by Eduardo Villanueva Mansilla




Government Information Quarterly


2007, January -  Issue 1; on behalf of; John Bertot []                  Sun 10/12/2006 4:31 AM                             

[Asis-l] 2007 Issue 1, Government Information Quarterly


Government Information Quarterly



Volume 24, Issue 1

<> , Pages 1-242 (January 2007)



1. Editorial Board

Page CO2




2. Editorial announcement

Page 1




3. Access to vice presidential records in the aftermath of Executive Order

13,233: From haphazard past to uncertain future Pages 2-28 Katherine Gaidos


4. The FDNY on 9/11: Information and decision making in crisis Pages 29-46 Bruce Dearstyne


5. Citizens as customers: Exploring the future of CRM in UK local government Pages 47-63 Stephen F. King


6. Examining the role of Web site information in facilitating different citizen­government relationships: A case study of state Chronic Wasting Disease Web sites Pages 64-88 Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Clark A. Miller


7. Interoperability frameworks and enterprise architectures in e-government initiatives in Europe and the United States Pages 89-101 Luis Guijarro


8. Public sector information system project failures: Lessons from a New Zealand hospital organization Pages 102-114 Robin Gauld


9. Time to get in: The contrasting stories about government interventions in information technology standards (the case of CDMA and IMT-2000 in Korea ) Pages 115-134 Jaesun Wang and Seoyong Kim


10. Grounded theory analysis of e-government initiatives: Exploring perceptions of government authorities Pages 135-147 Jungwoo Lee and Jinhwa Kim


11. Personalization in the public sector: An inventory of organizational and user obstacles towards personalization of electronic services in the public sector Pages 148-164 Willem Pieterson, Wolfgang Ebbers and Jan van Dijk


12. Publishing public performance results on the Internet: Do stakeholders use the Internet to hold Dutch public service organizations to account?

Pages 165-185

Albert Jacob Meijer


13. 2-1-1 Information services: Outcomes assessment, benefit­cost analysis, and policy issues Pages 186-215 Matthew L. Saxton, Charles M. Naumer and Karen E. Fisher




14. John H. Hickcox¹s confession: An addendum Pages 216-217 Nancy F. Stimson and Wendy Y. Nobunaga




15. United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society Pages 218-222 Bruce Pencek


16. The Life and Web site review Pages 222-229 Henry Owen III


17. Journal of Map and Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections and Archives. Mary L. Laarsgard and Paige G.

Andrew, Editors. New York : The Hawthorn Information Press. ISSN 1542-0353.

Page 229

Marcy M. Allen


18. Starting a Digitization Center . Cokie G. Anderson and David C. Maxwell.

Oxford U.K. : Chandos Publishing, 2004. xi, 195 pp. 39.00 GBP (paper). ISBN 1-84334-073-9. 

Pages 229-230

Valerie D. Glenn


19. The Least Developed Countries Report 2004: Linking International Trade With Poverty Reduction.

Pages 231-233

Charles D. Bernholz


20. Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research. Bruce L. Mann.

Hershey , Pennsylvania : Information Science Publishing, 2006. 490 pp. $74.95 (soft cover). ISBN 1-5914-0733-8.

Pages 233-234

Nancy Marshall


21. Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment: Challenges for Librarians and Researchers in the Sciences. Jeannie P. Miller (Editor). New York : The Haworth Information Press, 2004. 258 pp. $29.95 (paper). ISBN 0-7890-2578-7.

Pages 234-236

Kristen Baginski


22. Managing Learning in Virtual Settings: The Role of Context. Antonio Dias de Figueiredo and Ana Paula Afonso. Hershey , PA : Information Science Publishing, 2006. 333 pp. $69.95 (paper cover). ISBN 159140489-4.

Pages 236-238

Barbara J. Mann


23. About the Authors

Pages 239-241


* John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D.                        Phone: (850) 644-8118 *

* Professor                                         Fax: (850) 644-4522 *

* College of Information                          Email: *

* Florida State University       *

* 101 Shores Building                                                   *

* Tallahassee , FL 32306-2100                                             *





The   Grey   Journal


Autumn 2006, TGJ Volume 2, Number 3

The Grey Journal []                        Mon 16/10/2006 2:40 PM                          Now in Print - TGJ Autumn 2006, Vol. 2, No. 3




  "U s i n g   G r e y   t o   S u s t a i n   I n n o v a t i o n"



Editor's Note


In 1997, at the Third International Conference on Grey Literature hosted by the Commission of the European Communities, the impact of grey literature on the innovation process was the central theme. Now, almost a decade later we can look to see how grey literature has been able to sustain innovation and explore its continuing role in this process. By the term innovation we mean that which transforms ideas into commercial success or widespread use. We view innovation as an economic and social term, one that is not exclusively technological.

In this issue of The Grey Journal, Jeffery and Asserson in their article on grey literature in the R&D process confront the rapid increase in the acquisition of data, its structuring into information, and its interpretation as knowledge. Their premise is that the output of grey publications is orders of magnitude greater than white publications i.e.

controlled by commercial publishers. Weber follows with his article on grey literature in public administration and provides an example of a quality assessment system now in place, which details quality assurance procedures to assess and steer evaluation studies resulting in quality information of practical use.

The subsequent articles deal with case studies in the diverse fields of public health, cyber security, vocational training and labor. Crowe and Hodge examine in their article the role of NGOs in public health care in developing countries and see grey repositories as tools for research communities. Erwin in her article addresses the Digital Commons defined as a set of tools and services that are available for public use. She then goes on to examine a number of larger social and political issues challenging major stakeholders including librarians in building this digital commons for cyber security resources.  Finally, Pitoni and Macrì outline in their article a grey roadmap of systems and services for vocational training and labor policies within the framework of the European Social Fund (ESF).


The feature articles in this issue are select examples of how grey literature has sustained the innovation process in recent years. For those interested in learning more about the continuing role of grey literature in this process, I welcome you to the Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature, where the focus will be on the state of the art in grey literature with applications and innovative uses in and for society, science and technology.




· Grey in the R&D Process                                              119

  Keith G. Jeffery ( United Kingdom ) and Anne Asserson ( Norway )


· Grey Literature in Public Administration: An Example of a

  Specific Quality Assessment System                                   125

  Markus Weber ( Switzerland )


· Repositories, Tools for NGOs Involved in Public Health

  Activities in Developing Countries                                   133

  June Crowe and Gail Hodge ( United States )


· Building a Digital Commons for Cyber Security Resources              140

  Patricia Erwin ( United States )


· GL systems and services in the specific fields of vocational

  training and labor policies: the ISFOL Case                          146

  Isabella Pitoni and Diana Macrì ( Italy )


On the News Front:


· Top of the Listserv                                                  153

· GL8 Conference Update                                                154

· GreyNet Corporate Authors an Associate Members                       155


Author and Title Index 2006                                            156

About the Authors                                                      158

Notes for Contributors                                                 159




E d i t o r i a l   A d d r e s s :



The Grey Journal (TGJ)

An International Journal on Grey Literature Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

The Netherlands


Tel/Fax +31(0)20-331.2420






Information Research


Vol. 12 No. 1, October 2006


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Prof. Tom Wilson [t.d.wilson@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK]                  Wed 25/10/2006 3:33 AM

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                      New issue of Information Research


With apologies for cross-posting.


The new issue of Information Research is now available at - or you could go straight to the Editorial at


Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, Hon.PhD

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Information Research


Web site:






Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum []; on behalf of; Prof. Tom Wilson [t.d.wilson@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK] 

Tue 16/01/2007 8:34 AM


With immediate effect, submissions to Information Research will be handled through the journal management system, Open Journal Systems ( This will provide the Editors, Reviewers and Authors with direct access to the process of review and will maintain more effective statistics on the number of submissions, etc.

Papers currently in the process of review will not be affected by this change. In the first instance, please contact the Editor ( for instructions.


Also, given the amount of work I had to do over the Christmas 'holiday' to get the January issue ready, I have decided to change the production schedule.  This year, there will be issues in January, April, and October (the remaining three issues of volume 12), and, with effect from 2008, the volume will be conterminous with the calendar year, with the issues of volume 13 being published in March, June, September and December.  This will also have the effect of avoiding a July issue, thereby enabling a genuine summer vacation :-)



Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, Hon.PhD

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Information Research


Web site:




Volume 12 No. 2


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Prof. Tom Wilson [t.d.wilson@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK]

Sun 21/01/2007 8:12 AM        JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU        New issue of Information Research


Volume 12 No. 2 of Information Research is now available at the Website:


Here is the Editorial:




Managing an electronic journal is a non-trivial task and, although I have Associate Editors who help greatly in the process of evaluating submissions, the main work of getting the issues out is down to me. With the loss of my volunteer proof-reader, Rae-Ann Hughes, the checking is an additional load. It is something of a relief, therefore, to know that Lund University Libraries (our host institution for the server) is implementing the journal management package, Open Journal Systems. Together with the Associate Editors, I am in the process of testing the system and hope, shortly, that all submissions will be handled through OJS.


This said, there is still room for more volunteers to help with the production of the journal: ideally, a proof-reader who knows British English and an XHTML code editor would be very useful. So, if you have a little time on your hands (a vain hope in these days of overwork!), or if you are recently retired and interested in helping the open access movement, do contact me.


And, speaking of volunteers, thanks to Elena Maceviciute for her link checking this issue - a bigger task than usual, and to Pedro Dias and Jose Vicente Rodriguez for the Spanish abstracts; again, a much bigger task than previously.

In this issue


The main work of this issue has been in preparing the final batch of papers from the Information Seeking in Context Conference, which was held in Sydney last year. As usual, the range is very wide, from the information needs of Iranian engineers, to the information behaviour of Taiwanese aborigines—evidence that the information behaviour field is dynamic and growing. Very few of the authors, however, explore the implications of their work for information practice, and I hope that the 2008 conference (to be held in Vilnius ,

Lithuania ) will address this issue.


We also have five other peer-reviewed papers and another open access case study.

The five papers cover very different topics: professional education in Brazil, Internet services in the countries of the European Union, students' use of the Internet for their Finnish Masters' theses, the impact of the Terrorist bombings in Madrid on the 11th March, 2004, on newspaper documentation centres (in Spanish) and a workflow model for scholarly communication. This last one is very long for a paper and the author has provided a link to a .pdf file so that you may print it out more easily. The case study deals with Medical Education Online, which was established (like Information Researh) by an individual, enthused by the idea of open access publishing.


Partly because of the ISIC papers, we have a good geographic spread of papers in this issue: USA - 4, Finland - 3, Japan - 2, Spain - 2, Brazil - 1, Canada - 1, Iran - 1, Singapore - 1, Taiwan - 1, UK - 1.

Google Analytics


As I noted in the previous issue, I now use Google Analytics to monitor the use of the journal and (at the time of writing) I now have four months of data. The data show that the top page of the journal has had 35,323 'unique views' and

66,145 'page views' in this time - which I assume means that each visitor comes back to the top page ('home' on the navigation bar) at least once after the initial click. Extrapolating that for 2006 as a whole suggests that the top page has had 105,969 unique views and 198,435 page views. I've also been using since last April and it shows 32,517 page views for the top page in eight months - extrapolating gives us 48,775 for the year, which is significantly fewer than suggested by Google Analytics, so I'm not quite sure what's going on there :-). However, in 2005 we had 47,117 hits, so usage continues to increase. One thing is certain: the papers in Information Research are getting a lot of exposure!

The Editorial Board


I am making changes to the Editorial Board, with a view to stabilizing membership by the beginning of the next volume. Membership is for a period of three years, renewable, and some members are now due to retire, so with this issue, we welcome three new members of the Editorial Board: Jim Jansen, Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie Nardi. Jim strengthens our representation of the Web research community, while Bonnie and Victor, apart from helping review papers for the activity theory issue due in April, strengthen the information systems area. Welcome folks!


The journal's publication schedule will also be changing, partly to bring the volume year into line with the calendar year and partly to avoid holiday periods as far as possible. So, this year, the final two issues of Volume 12 will be published in April and October and Volume 13 will have its four issues in March, June, September and December of 2008, with subsequent volumes having the same publication pattern. This way, I might actually have some holiday time at Christmas!


Given how far the month is advanced, it may seem a little late, but... a very Happy New Year!


Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, Hon.PhD

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Information Research


Web site:




Submission of papers


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum []; on behalf of; Prof. Tom Wilson [t.d.wilson@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK]                  Tue 23/01/2007 4:00 AM                       Submission of papers to Information Research


Information Research now uses the journal management system, Open Journal Systems (OJS).


At present, only the submission and review processes employs OJS, and publication carries on at the usual Website.


If you wish to submit a paper:


1. Connect to


2. Register as an 'Author' (you may also register as a reader, if you wish).


3. Follow the instructions for submitting a paper, remembering to add any image files or additional data as 'Supplementary files'


Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, Hon.PhD

Publisher/Editor in Chief

Information Research


Web site:





International Journal of Internet Research Ethics


New journal; on behalf of; Jeremy Hunsinger []                      Thu 15/03/2007 11:08 PM                                

[Asis-l] new Journal: International Journal of Internet Research Ethics


International Journal of Internet Research Ethics


Description and Scope:

The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics.  All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal.


With the emergence of Internet use as a research locale and tool throughout the 1990s, researchers from disparate disciplines, ranging from the social sciences to humanities to the sciences, have found a new fertile ground for research opportunities that differ greatly from their traditional biomedical counterparts.  As such, "populations," locales, and spaces that had no corresponding physical environment became a focal point, or site of research activity. Human subjects protections questions then began to arise, across disciplines and over time: What about privacy? How is informed consent obtained? What about research on minors? What are "harms" in an online environment? Is this really human subjects work? More broadly, are the ethical obligations of researchers conducting research online somehow different from other forms of research ethics practices?


As Internet Research Ethics has developed as its own field and discipline, additional questions have emerged: How do diverse methodological approaches result in distinctive ethical conflicts and, possibly, distinctive ethical resolutions? How do diverse cultural and legal traditions shape what are perceived as ethical conflicts and permissible resolutions? How do researchers collaborating across diverse ethical and legal domains recognize and resolve ethical issues in ways that recognize and incorporate often markedly different ethical understandings?


Finally, as "the Internet" continues to transform and diffuse, new research ethics questions arise e.g., in the areas of blogging, social network spaces, etc. Such questions are at the heart of IRE scholarship, and such general areas as anonymity, privacy, ownership, authorial ethics, legal issues, research ethics principles (justice, beneficence, respect for persons), and consent are appropriate areas for consideration.


The IJIRE will publish articles of both theoretical and practical nature to scholars from all disciplines who are pursuingor reviewing IRE work.  Case studies of online research, theoretical analyses, and practitioner-oriented scholarship that promote understanding of IRE at ethics and institutional review boards, for instance, are encouraged. Methodological differences are embraced.






Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship


Fall 2006


Public-Access Computer Systems Publications [PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU]; on behalf of; Andrea Duda [duda@LIBRARY.UCSB.EDU]                      Tue 5/12/2006 8:13 AM

PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU                      ISTL - Fall 2006         


The Fall 2006 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available at




The 2005 Continuing Education Survey: What Science Librarians Want to Know by Elizabeth (Betsy) Spackman, Brigham Young University ; Terri Freedman, Bryn Mawr College ; Camila Gabaldón , Western Oregon University; Virginia Baldwin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ; and Jill Powell, Cornell University




GIS and the Academic Library: A Survey of Libraries Offering GIS Services in Two Consortia by Camila Gabaldón, Western Oregon University and John Repplinger, Willamette University




NetLibrary Science and Technology E-book Coverage by Beth Roberts, Pennsylvania State University


Web of Science and Scopus: Current Features and Capabilities by Susan Fingerman, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory




ALA and the EPA National Library Network by Fred Stoss, University at Buffalo



Regarding: "Let's Get It Started" (Summer 2006)




Winter 2007


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The Winter 2007 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available at



Theme: Reference and More


Simplifying Property Data Subject Guides with Catalog Enhancements and New Technology by Carrie Newsom and Jimmie Lundgren, University of Florida


Integrating an Engineering Library's Public Services Desk: Multiple Perspectives by Jill Powell, Linda Bryan, Marybeth Michelson-Thiery, Zsuzsa Koltay, and Mary Patterson, Cornell University


A Study of References in Mining Engineering Publications by Linda Musser, Pennsylvania State University





Ecology Articles in Google Scholar: Levels of Access to Articles in Core Journals by Marilyn Christianson, Auburn University





Inspec via Engineering Village (EV)

by Howard M. Dess, Rutgers University


SPIRES-HEP Database: The Mainstay of High-Energy Physics

by Lee Robbins, University of Toronto


Scirus -- for Scientific Information

by Sara R. Tompson, University of Southern California





Biotech: the Counterculture Origins of an Industry

by Rebecca Hedreen, Southern Connecticut State University





The Chemical Abstracts Centennial: Whither CAS?

by David Flaxbart, University of Texas at Austin



Andrea L. Duda

Sciences-Engineering Library

University of California

Santa Barbara , CA 93106-9010



Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)


v.47, no.3, special issue on LIS Education in Asia


Library and Information Science Education in Asia [LISEA@MLIST.NTU.EDU.SG]; on behalf of; Khoo Soo Guan, Christopher (Assoc Prof) [ASSGKHOO@NTU.EDU.SG]

LISEA@MLIST.NTU.EDU.SG                      JELIS Special Issue on LIS Education in Asia



Esteemed colleagues,


The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), v.47, no.3, special issue on LIS Education in Asia is just out.


This issue carries 5 papers selected from the A-LIEP 2006 conference.

The papers were subject to a second round of review and revisions. The table of contents is listed below.


I'd like to thank the authors for their hard work in revising their papers. Congratulations! Special thanks to Prof K.S. Raghavan for initiating the project and helping to review and edit the papers. Many thanks also to Anita Coleman and Cheryl Malone, JELIS editors, for their enthusiastic support and hard work on the issue!



***Journal of Education for Library and Information Science*** Summer 2006, Volume 47, Number 3 (ISSN 0748-5786)




165  From the Guest Editors: LIS Education in the Asia

       Christopher Khoo & K.S. Raghavan


167  Trends and Issues in LIS Education in Asia       

       Makiko Miwa                             


181  Educating 21st Century LIS Professionals--Needs and Expectations: A

Survey of Indian LIS Professionals and Alumni                    

       R.S.R. Varalaksmi


200  Challenges of Preparing LIS Professionals for Leadership Roles in Pakistan

       Kanwal Ameen


218  Knowledge Management Education for LIS Professionals: Some Recent


        Maryam Sarrafzadeh, Afsaneh  Hazeri and Bill Martin


238  Library and Information Science Education in Japan : Results of a

2005 Survey of Shisho Certification

        Keita Tsuji, Yuko Yoshida, Makiko Miwa, Hiroya Takeuchi, Tomohide Muranushi and Masami Shibata


Due to space constraints, the sixth selected paper will be published in the next issue of JELIS:


-  Supporting First-Year E-Learners in Courses for the Information Professions

     Barbara Combes and Karen Anderson               


Best wishes,

n       chris khoo




Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations (JIITO)


New articles and Call For Papers


Dear colleagues:


I'd like to recommend to your attention the latest articles published in the Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations:


 *    The Effect of Implementation Factors on Data Warehousing Success: An Exploratory Study by Mark I. Hwang and Hongjiang Xu Vol. 2, pp. 1-16


 *    Applying Chunking Theory in Organizational Password Guidelines by Deborah S. Carstens, Linda C. Malone and Pamela McCauley-Bell Vol. 1, pp. 97-113


*     Usability of Web-based Knowledge Portals to Support Educational Research Organizations: A Case Study by Muthu Kumar, Uma Natarajan and John G. Hedberg Vol. 1, pp. 115-130


*     Involving Novice Users in Document-Driven System Requirements Analysis by Stefan Cronholm and Göran Goldkuhl Vol. 1, pp. 131-149


These and other JIITO articles are available free of charge at


The print version of volume 1 is available for purchase at: <> . Discounted pricing available to the members of Informing Science Institute (annual membership fee is $25; subscribing at <> ).



JIITO is an academically peer reviewed journal. It covers a specialized area of information systems research aiming at covering in a balanced manner information, information technology and organizational issues, as indicated in the journal's title.



JIITO provides a fast review cycle and collegial mentoring. Each article is reviewed by three-to-six reviewers.


To submit an article to JIITO, please visit <> , check the mission and editorial statements to see if your article fits our coverage, and follow instructions for electronic submission.



Best wishes,


Bob Travica


Asper Sch. of Business,


JIITO Editor-in-Chief, <>






Brian Detlor, Associate Professor (Information Systems) & Director (Ph.D. Program)


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Journal of Information Science


1 October 2006; Vol. 32, No. 5


H-Net Network on Information and Information Institutions [H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU]; on behalf of; Betsy V. Martens [bvmartens@OU.EDU]                      Thu 12/10/2006 2:04 AM

H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU             TOC: Journal of Information Science (Oct 2006)



Journal of Information Science

Online Table of Contents Alert


A new issue of Journal of Information Science is available online:

1 October 2006; Vol. 32, No. 5


The below Table of Contents is available online at:


Prefix-querying with an L1 distance metric for time-series subsequence matching under time warping Sanghyun Park and Sang-Wook Kim Journal of Information Science 2006;32 387-399


Analysing and evaluating usefulness and usability in electronic information services Giannis Tsakonas and Christos Papatheodorou Journal of Information Science 2006;32 400-419


Representing organizational memory for computer-aided utilization Teresa L. Ju Journal of Information Science 2006;32 420-433


A conceptual model integrating trust into planned change activities to enhance technology adoption behavior Susan K. Lippert and Miles Davis Journal of Information Science 2006;32 434-448


A similarity-based method for retrieving documents from the SCI/SSCI database Yen-Liang Chen, Jhong-Jhih Wei, Shin-Yi Wu, and Ya-Han Hu Journal of Information Science 2006;32 449-464


Developing an automatic linguistic truncation operator for best-match retrieval of Finnish in inflected word form text database indexes Kimmo Kettunen Journal of Information Science 2006;32 465-479


Brief communication: Gender differences in publication and citation counts in librarianship and information science research Celia Sánchez Peñas and Peter Willett Journal of Information Science 2006;32 480-485





Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology


Volume 58, Issue 2, 2007.; on behalf of; 'Richard Hill' []                  Fri 29/12/2006 11:49 PM                             

[Asis-l] Content Alert: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58, 2



Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Volume 58, Issue 2, 2007.


Online ISSN: 1532-2890

Print ISSN: 1532-2882



Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company




Pages: 155-156

In this issue

Carol L. Barry


Published Online: 20 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20558


Pages: 157-165

Development of measures of online privacy concern and protection for use on the Internet Tom Buchanan, Carina Paine, Adam N. Joinson, Ulf-Dietrich Reips


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20459


Pages: 166-178

Temporal analysis of a very large topically categorized Web query log Steven M. Beitzel, Eric C. Jensen, Abdur Chowdhury, Ophir Frieder, David Grossman


Published Online: 22 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20464


Pages: 179-189

Relevance judgment in epistemic and hedonic information searches Yunjie Xu


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20461


Pages: 190-199

The impact of survey data: Measuring success Elizabeth C. Hamilton


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20458


Pages: 200-211

Which factors explain the Web impact of scientists' personal homepages?

Franz Barjak, Xuemei Li, Mike Thelwall


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20476


Pages: 212-222

Punishment and ethics deterrents: A study of insider security contravention Michael Workman, John Gathegi


Published Online:  4 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20474


Pages: 223-236

A comparison between the China Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations Database and the Science Citation Index in terms of journal hierarchies and interjournal citation relations Ping Zhou, Loet Leydesdorff


Published Online:  1 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20475


Pages: 237-251

Automatic cognitive style identification of digital library users for personalization Enrique Frias-Martinez, Sherry Y. Chen, Xiaohui Liu


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20477


Pages: 252-262

Structure of the impact factor of journals included in the Social Sciences Citation Index: Citations from documents labeled ?editorial material?

Lidia González, Juan Miguel Campanario


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20424


Pages: 263-274

Towards understanding the roles of social capital in knowledge integration:

A case study of a collaborative information systems project Mamata Bhandar, Shan-Ling Pan, Bernard C.Y. Tan


Published Online:  1 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20493


Pages: 275-285

Linguistics and information theory: Analytic advantages Julian Warner


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20488


Pages: 286-296

Self-archiving and the Copyright Transfer Agreements of ISI-ranked library and information science journals Anita Coleman


Published Online:  1 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20494


Pages: 297-301

Using the h-index to rank influential British researchers in information science and librarianship Charles Oppenheim


Published Online: 27 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20460


Pages: 302

Information ethics: Privacy, property, and power Lisa A. Ennis


Published Online: 15 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20514


Pages: 303

Theories of information behavior

Denise E. Agosto


Published Online:  3 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20499


Pages: 303-305

Covert and overt: Recollecting and connecting intelligence service and information science Lance Hayden


Published Online: 14 Nov 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20457





Copyright (c) 1999-2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.




Volume 58, Issue 4, 2007; on behalf of; Richard Hill []    Thu 22/02/2007 12:49 AM

[Asis-l] Content Alert: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58, 4


Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Volume 58, Issue 4, 2007.


Online ISSN: 1532-2890

Print ISSN: 1532-2882



Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company




Pages: 459-460

In this issue

Carol L. Barry


Published Online: 21 Feb 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20568


Pages: 461-478

Lempel-Ziv compression of highly structured documents Joaquín Adiego, Gonzalo Navarro, Pablo de la Fuente


Published Online: 25 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20496


Pages: 479-493

Conceptual approaches for defining data, information, and knowledge Chaim Zins


Published Online: 22 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20508


Pages: 494-507

User modeling for personalized Web search with self-organizing map Chen Ding, Jagdish C. Patra


Published Online: 25 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20497


Pages: 508-517

The impact of time constraints on Internet and Web use Debra J. Slone


Published Online: 11 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20525


Pages: 518-525

Citation data analysis on hydrogeology

Frank Schwartz, Y.C. Fang


Published Online: 11 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20526


Pages: 526-535

Knowledge map of information science

Chaim Zins


Published Online: 17 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20505


Pages: 536-559

Combining bibliometrics, information retrieval, and relevance theory, Part

1: First examples of a synthesis

Howard D. White


Published Online: 25 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20543


Pages: 560-574

Statistical principal components analysis for retrieval experiments Bekir Taner Dinçer


Published Online: 22 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20537


Pages: 575-582

Kling and the ?critical?: Social informatics and critical informatics Ronald E. Day


Published Online: 17 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20546


Pages: 583-605

Combining bibliometrics, information retrieval, and relevance theory, Part

2: Some implications for information science Howard D. White


Published Online: 25 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20542


Pages: 606-607

Spanning the theory-practice divide in library and information science Lydia Eato Harris


Published Online: 27 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20440


Pages: 607-608

Introducing information management: An information research reader Anastasis D. Petrou


Published Online:  6 Dec 2006

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20491


Pages: 608-609

Information politics on the Web

Kevin C. Desouza


Published Online:  5 Jan 2007

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20502


Copyright (c) 1999-2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.





Knowledge Organization


Vol. 34, 2007 – call for papers – no deadline mentioned


H-Net Network on Information and Information Institutions [H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU]; on behalf of; Betsy V. Martens [bvmartens@OU.EDU]                      Fri 29/12/2006 11:25 AM

H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU             CFP: Knowledge Organization (Vol. 34, 2007)


Call For PapersNow seeking manuscripts for vol. 34 (2007)


Knowledge Organization (KO)


Devoted to Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing and Knowledge Representation


Official Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)


Published by ERGON-Verlag, Würzburg, Germany


Knowledge Organization is an international refereed quarterly journal that publishes scholarly papers and reports related to all aspects of knowledge organization, which we define broadly as the conceptual ordering of knowledge.


Scope of KO: Our journal is devoted to questions of the adequate structuring and construction of ordering systems, and on the problems of their use in providing access to information contents of literature, data, or other objects of scientific interest. Contributions: (1) clarify theoretical foundations (general ordering theory, philosophical foundations of knowledge and its artifacts, theoretical bases of classification, data analysis and reduction); (2) describe practical operations associated with indexing and classification, as well as applications of classification systems and thesauri, manual and machine indexing; (3) trace the history of knowledge organization; (4) discuss questions of education and training in classification; and (5) problems of terminology in general and with respect to special fields.


Aims of KO: Knowledge Organization is a forum for all those interested in the organization of knowledge on a universal or a domain-specific scale, using concept-analytical or concept-synthetical approaches, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Knowledge Organization also addresses the intellectual and automatic compilation and use of classification systems and thesauri in all fields of knowledge, with special attention being given to the problems of terminology.


The contents of this journal are indexed and abstracted in Referativnyi Zhurnal Informatika and in the following online

databases: Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library Literature, PASCAL, Social Science Citation Index, Sociological Abstracts and Web of Science. Tables of Contents and Abstracts of recent issues may be reviewed at:




MANUSCRIPTS: Please email manuscripts (in Word, or RTF format) with an indicative abstract to Prof. Richard P.

Smiraglia, Editor-in-Chief ( Long Island Univ. , New York USA ):


BOOKS FOR REVIEW: Please contact Prof. Clément Arsenault, Book Review Editor ( Univ. of Montréal , Canada ):



Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor

Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge Organization

Palmer School of Library and Information Science Long Island University 720 Northern Blvd.

Brookville NY 11548 USA

(516) 299-2174 voice

(516) 299-4168 fax




Libellarium, Journal for the history of written word, books and memory institutions


Number 1, 1 (2007)


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; marija dalbello []                  Mon 8/01/2007 2:13 AM

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                      Announcing a new book history journal: Libellari



Dear JESSE Community,


In order to help my colleagues in Croatia launch a new journal that aims to  address issues relevant to LIS and as member of its newly formed editorial board, I am forwarding this call for papers for the first issue.

I hope you will consider submitting your work to Libellarium. Please note that the journal seeks conceptual and theoretical contributions in English for its inaugural 2007 issue.


Best regards,


Marija Dalbello




Call for Papers


Libellarium, Journal for the history of written word, books and memory institutions Number 1, 1 (2007)


Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to launch the first call for papers for the newly established journal for the history of written word, books and memory institutions. The Journal, Libellarium, will be published by the University of Zadar , Croatia .

For the first issue we are inviting two kinds of papers, both dealing with the history of books. The first should contribute to discussions referring to the substance of book history and its methodological issues (What is the book history today? Could it be an independent scientific discipline?

What is the state of research in different countries? Etc.).

The second should address a wide range of questions regarding the use of sources in book history. Contributors are encouraged to interpret the topics such as bibliographies as a source for the book history, printers’

catalogues and advertisements as a source for the book history, book dedications and forewords as a source for the book history, missionary reports as a source for the book history and so forth. We welcome papers taking an interdisciplinary approach that productively combine history, literary, and sociology with book history methodologies.


All potential contributors are kindly requested to send an abstracts with a title (500 words maximum) by 1 February 2007 to e-mail address The final versions of papers are expected by 5 April 2007.

All contributions should be submitted in English and not exceed 8000 words in length (including notes). Please use Chicago Manual of Style, Author-Date System, available at

Before publication all contributions will be reviewed by two independent referees. The English of the submitted manuscripts should be of a suitable quality for publishing.

Please do not hesitate to request further information if needed, and address all correspondence to

Sincerely yours,

Zoran Velagi&#263;, University of Osijek




 Marija Dalbello, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor

 Department of Library and Information Science  School of Communication, Information and Library Studies  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  4 Huntington Street

  New Brunswick , New Jersey 08901-1071

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