NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

SEPTEMBER 2007  issue - Pt3

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

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Library/Information Sciences& related titles/7B7CT*/

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]        Sat 30/06/2007 3:07 PM          Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences&relatedtitles/7B7CT*/

Dear Research/Information Specialist:
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Here are some recent titles on the area/s of your specialisation added to our database.

We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 31 July 2007**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You may give a reference to this bulletin while ordering. For ordering details please refer at the end.

1.    Bes, Lennart,
Dutch Sources on South Asia, c. 1600-1825 / Lennart Bes.  1st ed. New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors Ltd.  2007.  508 p. 25 cm.
Vol. 2. Archival Guide to the Repositories in The Netherlands other than the National Archives.
List Price: $ 50.00 (Vol. 2)  Your Price: $ 45.00 (Vol. 2)
ISBN: 8173047111        KK-16964-v.002

2.    Saxena, Arun,
Digital Libraries and Archieves / Arun Saxena.  Delhi, Indian Publishers Distributors.  2007.
List Price: $ 39.70     Your Price: $ 35.70
ISBN: 8173414165        KK-49571

3.    Sharma, C. K.,
Information Process and Retrieval / Dr. C. K. Sharma and A. K. Sharma.  1st ed. New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors.  2007.  viii, 232 p.
ills. 23 cm.
List Price: $ 33.00     Your Price: $ 29.70
ISBN: 8126906952        KK-48508

Prices indicated are in US dollars.

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Individual orders may be pre-paid conveniently thru credit cards or their personal checks drawn in US dollars (favouring <K.K.AGENCIES>) and while so doing kindly select title/s in such a way that a one time order totals US $ 20 or above.

Our comprehensive catalog can be browsed at <www.kkagencies.com>.

We at KK are dedicated to making your experience with us more enjoyable and convenient.

With kind regards,

 

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Library/Information Sciences & related titles/7D7ET*/

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]        Mon 23/07/2007 7:25 PM    Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences&relatedtitles/7D7ET*/

Dear Research/Information Specialist:
                                        T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/7D7E

Here is one some recent title on the area/s of your specialisation added to our database.

We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 31 August 2007**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You may give a reference to this bulletin while ordering. For ordering details please refer at the end.

1.    Singh, Sahib,
Library and Literacy Movement for National Development / Dr. Sahib Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company.  2003.  xxvi, 286 p.
ills. maps. 25 cm.
List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00
ISBN: 8180690652        KK-50379

Price indicated is in US dollars.

Libraries & institutions may straight raise their purchase orders thru our website, e-mail, fax or post and pay routinely after receipt of materials & their corresponding invoices.

Individual orders may be pre-paid conveniently thru credit cards or their personal checks drawn in US dollars (favouring <K.K.AGENCIES>) and while so doing kindly select title/s in such a way that a one time order totals US $ 20 or above.

Our comprehensive catalog can be browsed at <www.kkagencies.com>.

We at KK are dedicated to making your experience with us more enjoyable and convenient.

With kind regards,

 

K. R. Mittal                              E-mail: kkagen@nda.vsnl.net.in
K. K. Agencies                                    info@kkagencies.com
Online Store of Indian Publications       Website: www.kkagencies.com
H-12 Bali Nagar                           Fax: (+0091/11)25173055
New Delhi-110015 / India                  Phone: (+0091/11)25465925

 

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International Publishers and Librarians Agree On Access to Orphan Works

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]         Fri 6/07/2007 7:59 PM         [IFLA-L] International Publishers and Librarians Agree On Access to Orphan Works

IFLA/IPA Joint Press Release

International Publishers and Librarians Agree On Access to Orphan Works

Geneva/The Hague, 27 June 2007

A joint steering group of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Publishers' Association (IPA) has agreed on key principles of access to orphan works

The position paper is a contribution to the international debate on so-called “orphan works”: “Orphan Works” are works in copyright whose owner cannot be identified and located by someone who wishes to make use of the work in a manner that requires the rights owner’s permission. In a joint statement the international umbrella organisations of librarians and book and journal publishers have set out principles aimed at facilitating the use of orphan works.

The joint statement on orphan works was agreed by the Joint Steering Group, a working group established by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Publishers Association (IPA) to discuss issue of mutual interest.

The statement sets out five principles to be followed by users of orphaned works:

*        A reasonably diligent search should be undertaken to find the copyright owner.

*        The user of an orphan work must provide a clear and adequate attribution to the copyright owner.

*        If the copyright owner reappears, the owner should be reasonably remunerated or appropriate restitution should be made.

*        If injunctive relief is available against the use of a previously orphaned work, the injunctive relief should take into account the creative efforts and investment made in good faith by the user of the work.

*        The use of orphan works in non-exclusive.

 

Claudia Lux (IFLA), co-Chair of the IFLA/IPA Steering Group declared: “Orphan works are bad news for all concerned: for information users, librarians, publishers and authors. Creativity and progress are stifled when so many works are consigned to a legal limbo because their copyright owners cannot be traced. The principles which IFLA has agreed with the IPA are an important step forward because they set out clearly what bona fide users of orphan works must do to avoid being held liable for copyright infringement, and what should be done if a missing copyright owner is found after the work has been used. If applied, the principles would ensure that the rights of copyright owners are respected without exposing users of orphan works to an intimidating level of risk.”

Herman P. Spruijt (IPA), co-Chair of the Steering Group declared: “Copyright is crucially important to publishers. We must ensure that it supports access to knowledge and takes into account the interests of all those contributing to the knowledge economy, including publishers. As part of their business publishers seek authorisation to use previously published works, including orphan works. Publishers will therefore benefit from a pragmatic, common sense approach that balances the legitimate interests of all sides. Our principles will help to achieve this.“

Notes for editors:

The full statement can be found at:

hhttp://www.internationalpublishers.org/images/pdf/IndustryPolicy/IFLAIPA/JointStatement s/ifla-ipa%20orphan%20works%2020070607.pdf <hhttp://www.internationalpublishers.org/images/pdf/IndustryPolicy/IFLAIPA/JointStatement%20s/ifla-ipa%20orphan%20works%2020070607.pdf>

IFLA is the global voice of the library and information profession. Established in 1927, IFLA currently has some 1500 members in 50 countries. Together, IFLA’s association and institutional members represent over 500.000 librarians and library workers serving almost two billion registered library users worldwide. IFLA is an accredited Non-Governmental Organisation enjoying consultative status to the United Nations. For more on IFLA, see: www.ifla.org

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is the global non-governmental organisation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing worldwide. Established in 1896, IPA's mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness for publishing as a force for cultural and political advancement worldwide. IPA is an industry association with a human rights mandate. IPA currently has 65 member associations in 53 countries.

The members of the IFLA/IPA Steering Group are:
For IFLA:
Claudia Lux, IFLA President-elect (Co-Chair)
Vinyet Panyella, IFLA Governing Board member
Winston Tabb, Chair of the IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters
Peter Lor, IFLA Secretary General

For IPA:
Herman P. Spruijt (Co-Chair), IPA Vice President, Brill Academic, NL
Marc Brodsky, American Institute of Physics, USA
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM
Jens Bammel, IPA Secretary General

For further information, please contact:

Jens Bammel
Secretary General Secretary General International Publishers Association (IPA)
Avenue de Miremont 3
CH-1206, Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 3463018
Fax: +41 22 3475717
Email: mailto:bbammel@intenationalpublishers.org <mailto:bbammel@intenationalpublishers.org>

Peter Johan Lor
Secretary General International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
P O Box 95312
2509 CH, THE HAGUE
Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 3140884
Fax: +31 70 3834827
Email: ifla@ifla.org

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Internet Archive web-based upload

Mark Perkins lists [lists@markperkins.info]               Sat 1/09/2007 7:19 PM                       [IFLA-L] Internet Archive web-based upload

Internet Archive web-based upload
Mike Linksvayer, August 30th, 2007

The Internet Archive <http://www.archive.org/> has been the most important repository of Creative Commons licensed media since Creative Commons launched over 4 1/2 years ago. However, their ftp-based upload was a barrier to those unfamiliar with that pre-web technology and the Internet Archive's upload workflow. A small price to pay for otherwise free access to the repository most likely to make your work available forever-that's the point.
And using ftp made sense, as the Internet Archive wants to keep the highest quality files possible - that means huge files, and web-based upload was not up to that task.
CC wanted to make the Internet Archive more accessible to artists, so we created ccPublisher <http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CcPublisher>, which hid ftp and most of the workflow complexity, making upload a drag and drop operation. This was imperfect, as it required artists to install a desktop application and Creative Commons to maintain a cross platform desktop application requiring network access, which takes a lot of work to do well across the many versions and configurations of Windows, Mac, and Linux in widespread use - and the developer (Nathan Yergler, now our CTO) could only dedicate a fraction of his time to the project.
Through some combination of factors-perhaps more robust file upload code in browsers, on the server side, and wider deployment of broadband - web-based upload for fairly large files now works well. So the Internet Archive has rolled out a web-based uploader at archive.org/create <http://www.archive.org/create/>. It doesn't look all that interesting, but actually is very important - it dramatically lowers the barrier for artists who want their work to be part of the permanent record of free culture. Of course choosing a Creative Commons license is a built-in part of the uploader.
So upload away <http://www.archive.org/create/>! The Internet Archive still recommends ftp or ccPublisher for files over 100MB, but that barrier will fall eventually as well.
http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/7629

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Mark Perkins MLIS, MCLIP
www.markperkins.info

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ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description – Consolidated Edition

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]         Wed 22/08/2007 9:43 PM        [IFLA-L] ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description - Consolidated Edition

New IFLA Publication
ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description – Consolidated Edition

The ISBD Consolidated Edition merges the texts of seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, etc.) into a single text. The ISBD is useful and applicable for descriptions of bibliographic resources in any type of catalogue.

In this edition the stipulations for cataloguing the various resources have been made more consistent with each other, and brought up-to-date. The loose-leaf format is excellent for accommodating regular, periodic updates, whilst providing an economic option for many cataloguing agencies.

ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description – Consolidated Edition
Munich: K.G. Saur, 2007
(IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control; Nr 31)
ISBN 978-3-598-24280-9
Price: EUR 84,00 (EUR 64,00 for IFLA Members

 

Order:
K.G. Saur Verlag
P.O. Box 701620
81316 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49-89-76902-300
Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250
info@saur.de
www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/
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JISC Report: "Dealing with Data: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships"

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Richard Hill [rhill@asis.org]             Thu 21/06/2007 1:45 AM       [Asis-l] FW: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] JISC Report: "Dealing with Data: Roles,Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships"

Forwarded.  Dick Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition [mailto:CNI-ANNOUNCE@cni.org] On Behalf Of Clifford Lynch
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:55 AM
To: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition
Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] JISC Report: "Dealing with Data: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships"

Dr. Liz Lyon, who is well known to many in the CNI community for her work on the EBank project and her roles at UKOLN and the UK Digital Curation Center, has just done a new report for the JISC dealing with data curation roles and responsibilities that should be extremely timely not just for the UK but for those elsewhere struggling with similar questions. Below, I reproduce Neil Jacobs' announcement of her report and the report's URL.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
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The data deluge is upon us, and now is the right time to be taking action to ensure that we are not overwhelmed. A new report "Dealing with Data" charts a practical path forward and will help all stakeholders plan the next steps in data curation. The report, by Dr Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN and Associate Director, DCC, is strategically positioned to provide a bridge between the Research Information Network's high-level Framework of Principles and Guidelines for the stewardship of research data, and practitioner-focussed technical development work.

Why is data such a big challenge? Whereas articles or books have, until recently, been fairly standard formats across disciplines, data has always been diverse, with some disciplines using rich textual sources, others using massive petabyte datasets, and still others using data that changes by the second. The range of stakeholders involved is wide, too, with important roles for funders, institutions, JISC and others if the aim - well managed and usable data - is to be achieved.

The report reviews the variety of data, and arrangements for its curation and use, across disciplines.The work of funders, national data centres, institutional repositories, learned societies and the Digital Curation Centre are all documented, with a view to identifying (as the report's subtitle says) the "roles, rights, responsibilities and relationships", that are emerging as important.

The report's recommendations offer a practical way forward in this area, where the sheer scale of the task can be daunting. JISC and others are already taking forward work in a number of the areas highlighted, such as the costs and benefits of data preservation, and offering discipline-specific guidance to the sector. Further work is planned, including the development of a 'Data Audit Framework' to enable all universities and colleges to carry out an audit of departmental data collections, awareness, policies and practice for data curation and preservation.

We are moving rapidly into an era of data-driven research and scholarship, across the broad range of academic disciplines. If the currency of that work, the data itself, is not to be debased, then it needs to be well managed, so that researchers can use it both now and into the future.

The final report is available at:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_digital_repositories/pro
ject_dealing_with_data.aspx

Best wishes
Neil

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Neil Jacobs <n.jacobs@jisc.ac.uk>
JISC Executive, Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU
+44 (0)117 33 10772   /   07768 040179

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Joint Statement of IFLA and ICA on the security of the Iraq National Library and Archives

sophie.felfoldi@ifla.nl                        Fri 10/08/2007 5:26 PM                      ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr            [IFLA-L] Joint Statement of IFLA and ICA on the security of the Iraq National Library and Archives

For immediate release

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Council on Archives (ICA)

JOINT STATEMENT OF IFLA AND ICA ON THE SECURITY OF THE IRAQ NATIONAL LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Council on Archives (ICA) note with grave concern reports from Dr Saad Eskander, the Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive (INLA) in Baghdad, that on 8 August 2007 members of the Iraqi National Guard forced entry and occupied the premises of the Iraq National Library and Archive in Baghdad. This follows an earlier incident in which a US military patrol entered INLA's main building without the Director's permission.

Dr Eskander advises that these actions put at risk INLA's staff, its building and its library and archival collections. He also advises that these actions are a violation of  the instructions of the Iraq Council of Ministers, which clearly assert that Iraqi security  and armed forces cannot enter any state-run institution without prior approval of the government and the responsible authorities.

IFLA and ICA deplore any action that might further compromise the security of the INLA and the safety and well-being of its collections and staff and draw attention to the good progress being achieved under the most difficult of circumstances by Dr Eskander and his staff in the reconstruction of the INLA following the serious losses suffered in 2003. IFLA and ICA express professional solidarity with Dr Eskander and his staff and call upon the Government of Iraq and the appropriate military authorities to respect the integrity of this important cultural institution.

Peter Johan Lor
Secretary General
IFLA
The Hague   Joan van Albada
Secretary General
ICA
Paris

10 August 2007
Notes for editors:

IFLA is the global voice of the library and information profession. Established in 1927, IFLA currently has some 1500 members in 50 countries. Together, IFLA’s association and institutional members represent over 500.000 librarians and library workers serving almost two billion registered library users worldwide. IFLA is an accredited Non-Governmental Organisation enjoying consultative status to the United Nations. For more on IFLA, see: www.ifla.org

ICA represents the archives authorities of more than 180 countries and records and archives professionals from 1,169 archival institutions and 211 individual members from more than 190 countries. ICA is an accredited Non-Governmental Organisation enjoying consultative status to the United Nations. For more on ICA, see: www.ica.org

 

APPENDIX: TEXT OF MESSAGE SENT BY DR ESKANDER
 
Dear ...

I hope this message finds well.

I would like to inform you that the unruly national guards are continuing their aggression against the INLA and its staff.

This morning, (8 August), a group of Iraqi national guards has broken into the National Library and Archive's main building.

By this action, the national guards have violated the instructions of the Council of Ministers, which clearly assert that Iraqi security and armed forces cannot enter any state-run institution without a prior approval of the government and the concerned authorities.

The national guards took their action without consulting or asking me; they simply entered the building by force. As the government declared 4-day curfew period, I was not able to go the INLA to be with the INLA's guards, who did not know what to do. Therefore, I talked to the commander of the national guards by phone, asking him politely to leave the building immediately. He refused to consider the idea of evacuating the building, claiming that he had orders from his superiors and the Americans to occupy the NILA. He justified his action by claiming that the national guards wanted to protect Shi'i visitors of the holy shrines of al-Kadhimiyah, which is 30 km away from the INLA!!

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact on Monday (6 August), a US military patrol entered the INLA's main building without my permission. The commander of the patrol interrogated the INLA's guards and ordered them to show their IDs. Please note, this was not the first time in which US patrols entered the INLA without my permission. In July, US soldiers entered the INLA three times. It seems clear to me that the actions of US soldiers' have encouraged Iraqi national guards to do the same, i.e. entering and then occupying the building by force. 

By the way, US army units and the national guards have their own bases in the same old building of the Ministry of Defense, where they coordinate their security efforts.  The old building of the Ministry of Defense is just opposite the INLA.

I contacted US authorities In Baghdad indirectly, hoping to stop the violations and the unlawful actions of both US soldiers and Iraqi national guards against the INLA and its staff. They showed no interest whatsoever.  

As you and others are fully aware, my staff and I have spent a lot of time and efforts on the reconstruction of the INLA, after it was destroyed in mid-April 2003. The reckless actions of US Army and the Iraqi National Guards will put the INLA's staff and library and archival collections in real danger. I hold both US Army and the Iraqi National Guards responsible for all future material damages, cultural losses and human casualties.

I need your support and that of your colleagues.

I will ask some of my friends in Europe to support us whatever the means.

I will not cease my efforts to expose the wrong doings of the national guards and those who are behind them.

As Ever

Saad Eskander

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Karen Sparck Jones passes away

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Gretchen Whitney [gwhitney@UTK.EDU]                     Thu 5/04/2007 9:10 PM                      JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                    Karen Sparck Jones passes away (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:00:41 -0400
From: Richard Hill <rhill@asis.org>
To: asis-l@asis.org
Subject: [Asis-l] Karen Sparck Jones passes away

Forwarded.  Karen won the ASIS&T Award of Merit in 2002.  Dick Hill

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Richard B. Hill
Executive Director
American Society for Information Science and Technology 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510 Silver Spring, MD  20910
Fax: (301) 495-0810
Voice: (301) 495-0900

-----Original Message-----
From: irlist-request@sheffield.ac.uk [mailto:irlist-request@sheffield.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Raman Chandrasekar
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 7:28 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list IRLIST
Subject: [SIG-IRList] Karen Sparck Jones passes away

Subject: Karen Sparck Jones

Karen Sparck Jones, a pioneer in automatic language processing and information retrieval, has died of cancer.  Karen was a good friend to many within the IR community, and a leader in the best sense of the word.  She was known for a commitment to excellence, support of junior researchers, and an influential and productive research career that spanned six decades.  She was a Fellow of the British Academy, the AAAI, and the ECAAI and received numerous awards for her research, including in the last year two awards from ACM (Athena Lecturer, ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award) and one from the BCS (Lovelace Medal).  She was the second recipient of ACM SIGIR's Gerard Salton Award.

For additional information about Karen's life and distinguished research career, please see her web page (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~ksj21/), and the announcement of her death from Cambridge University (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2007040403).

 

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