Volume 59, Issue 5, 2008

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; rhill@asis.org              asis-l@asis.org             Fri 22/02/2008

 

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Volume 59, Issue 5, 2008.

 

Online ISSN: 1532-2890

Print ISSN: 1532-2882

 

 

Copyright © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

 

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Pages: 681-683

In this issue

Carol L. Barry

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117915077/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 19 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20840

 

Pages: 684-694

Ontology-based speech act identification in a bilingual dialog system using partial pattern trees Jui-Feng Yeh, Chung-Hsien Wu, Ming-Jun Chen http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117906386/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  4 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20700

 

Pages: 695-707

How potential users of music search and retrieval systems describe the semantic quality of music Micheline Lesaffre, Liesbeth De Voogdt, Marc Leman, Bernard De Baets, Hans De Meyer, Jean-Pierre Martens http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117908461/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  6 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20731

 

Pages: 708-718

Towards the semantic extraction of digital signatures for librarian image-identification purposes Marios Poulos, George Bokos, Fotios Vaioulis http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117908462/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  6 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20753

 

Pages: 719-730

The Effect of training on biologists acceptance of bioinformatics tools: A field experiment Aviv Shachak, Sara Fine http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117905148/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 31 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20772

 

Pages: 731-741

A labor theoretic approach to information retrieval Julian Warner http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117910285/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 11 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20782

 

Pages: 742-755

Methodology for the implementation of knowledge management systems Ricardo Chalmeta, Reyes Grangel http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117905173/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 31 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20785

 

Pages: 756-769

Kernel-based learning for biomedical relation extraction Jiexun Li, Zhu Zhang, Xin Li, Hsinchun Chen http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117908536/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  7 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20791

 

Pages: 770-784

Exploring the relationship between feature and perceptual visual spaces Abebe Rorissa, Paul Clough, Thomas Deselaers http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117890677/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 18 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20792

 

Pages: 785-791

Digital preparedness versus the digital divide: A confusion of means and ends Jeffrey James http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117910379/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 11 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20793

 

Pages: 792-804

Information culture and information use: An exploratory study of three organizations Chun Wei Choo, Pierrette Bergeron, Brian Detlor, Lorna Heaton http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117908531/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  7 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20797

 

Pages: 805-815

Online presentations as a source of scientific impact? An analysis of PowerPoint files citing academic journals Mike Thelwall, Kayvan Kousha http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117905150/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 31 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20803

 

Pages: 816-829

>From conference to journal publication: How conference papers in

>software

engineering are extended for publication in journals Michela Montesi, John Mackenzie Owen http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117905186/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 31 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20805

 

Pages: 830-837

Are there better indices for evaluation purposes than the h index? A comparison of nine different variants of the h index using data from biomedicine Lutz Bornmann, Rüdiger Mutz, Hans-Dieter Daniel http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117908948/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  7 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20806

 

Pages: 838-841

When different persons have an identical author name. How frequent are homonyms?

Dag W. Aksnes

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117882467/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  9 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20788

 

Pages: 842-844

Hjørland's critique of bates' work on defining information Marcia J. Bates http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117906367/ABSTRACT

Published Online:  4 Feb 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20796

 

Pages: 845-851

Users' personality and perceived ease of use of digital libraries: The case for resistance to change Oded Nov, Chen Ye http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117905149/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 31 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20800

 

Pages: 852-854

Karen Spärck Jones

Stephen Robertson, John Tait

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117890676/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 18 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20784

 

Pages: 855

Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service Nicole Mitchell http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/117891032/ABSTRACT

Published Online: 24 Jan 2008

DOI: 10.1002/asi.20773

 

 

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Library & Archival Security

 

Volume 20 numbers 1/2

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Chris Brown-Syed [chris@VALINOR.CA]

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU            Tue 19/02/2008

 

 

Volume 20 numbers 1/2 of _Library and Archival Security_ is now available. Its contents include an  assessment of the _USA PATRIOT Act_ by W. David Penniman, Executive Director of Nylink and former Dean of the School of Informatics, University at Buffalo, a two-part article by Katherine Halcrow on the availability of medical literature from the early middle ages through the 19th Century, an article by Dan Forrest on establishing a security ethos in an academic library setting,   and a review of Bryan Carson's _The Law of Libraries and Archives_, by lawyer Nicholas Fur.

 

 

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Chris Brown-Syed, Editor <cbrownsyed@cogeco.ca>

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Library Review

           

Call for papers for a special issue

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Sarah McNicol [ebase@HOTMAIL.CO.UK]

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                        Wed 7/11/2007

 

Call for papers for a special issue of Library Review devoted to Web 2.0,teenagers and libraries.

 

This issue will explore the current use of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries which serve teenagers, and consider how services might be developed future to better meet the needs of a teenage audience.  (Any examples from joint use libraries would be really interesting!)

 

The issue will cover initiatives in all types of libraries serving

teenagers: school, public, college, university and other information services. Contributions are welcome from researchers, library/information practitioners and other interested parties. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

 

Involving teenagers in the design of web 2.0 services MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites The use of blogs Security and safety issues Getting staff and managers - onboard Gaming - does it have a place in libraries?

Online reading groups

Podcasting - library tours and other uses Web 2.0 approaches to information skills Wikis and online communities.

 

Articles should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. Author guidelines are available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/lr/notes.jsp <https://owa.bcu.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/lr/notes.jsp>

 

If you are interested in submitting an article, please email sarahmcnicol@hotmail.com

 

I am very happy to discuss ideas for contributions. The deadline for submission of full articles is 18th April 2008. You can download the call for papers at http://attachments.wetpaintserv.us/%24CX3W6L62SPUZN3UBTELGg% <https://owa.bcu.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://attachments.wetpaintserv.us/%2524CX3W6L62SPUZN3UBTELGg%25>

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Libri

           

Volume 57, Number 4, December 2007

 

i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk                        Tue 18/12/2007

 

Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services - Volume 57, Number 4, December 2007 - Online issue available to subscribers at:  at http://www.librijournal.org/2007-4toc.html <http://www.librijournal.org/2007-4toc.html>

 

  

 

    Table of Contents – ABSTRACTS BELOW

 

JOY L. AUSTRIA

    Developing Evaluation Criteria for Podcasts

   Winner of LIBRI Best Student Paper Award 2007

   

SIMON HAIKOLA and SARA JONSSON

    State Surveillance on the Internet - The Swedish Debate and the Future Role of Libraries and LIS

  

DAVID EDGAR JONES

   The University and the Library Collection: Errors of Inclusion and Exclusion

  

TI YU

   Issues on Cataloguing Operations of Technological University and College Libraries in Taiwan

   

OMWOYO BOSIRE ONYANCHA and DENNIS N. OCHOLLA  

    Country-wise Collaborations in HIV/AIDS Research in Kenya and South Africa, 1980-2005

  

WILLIAM DANSOH, CHRISTINE STILWELL, and ATHOL LEACH

    "The Information Was Hard and Tough": Low-Cost Housing Information in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

   

   

ABSTRACTS

 

    Winner of LIBRI Best Student Paper Award 2007

    Developing Evaluation Criteria for Podcasts

    JOY L. AUSTRIA

    Abstract. The Association for College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education speak of new challenges for individuals in evaluating and understanding information available through multiple media, such as aural material. However, little has been published discussing specific evaluation criteria for online audio media, specifically podcasts. The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not evaluation criteria used to assess print material transfer to podcasts. The author surveyed eleven library graduate school students and one library graduate professor over a four-week period. Respondents listened to either Nature Podcast or Science Talk and filled out a two-part questionnaire. Analysis of the data demonstrated respondents experienced difficulty in assessing audience, bias/point of view, scope/coverage, and accuracy in podcasts using print evaluation criteria. The results of this study indicate additional research is needed to clearly define evaluation criteria for podcasts.

 

 

    State Surveillance on the Internet - The Swedish Debate and the Future Role of Libraries and LIS

    SIMON HAIKOLA AND SARA JONSSON

 

    Abstract. This article contributes to what we hope will become a vigorous debate on Internet surveillance and privacy issues, ensuring that privacy issues will not be neglected in the future when political propositions on state surveillance are made. The relevant question to ask is not how to protect privacy at all costs, but how a balance can be found between the need of the state to know about its citizens and those same citizens' need for privacy from state intrusion. This paper explores the future role of the library pertaining to the issue of state surveillance. After a short introduction, we present the procedure and theoretical background for the article. The latter is grounded on Foucault's theory on discourse, power and the modern state. We then discuss our two main findings, and finally we relate those findings to the library and its future roles, and to library and information science research and teaching. We find one of these roles to be as instigator of and facilitator and forum for a healthy debate on surveillance and privacy issues.

 

    The University and the Library Collection: Errors of Inclusion and Exclusion

    DAVID EDGAR JONES

 

    Abstract. A usage-based categorisation of the library collection, in both print and electronic formats, into four categories is proposed. The concept of errors of inclusion and exclusion is applied to the collection and this forms the basis of a model of the relationship between the university and the collection. The model is based upon a theoretical profile of both the university and the collection. This reveals the problematic nature of the relationship between library and university in terms of the ability of the library to provide the required resources.

 

    Issues on Cataloguing Operations of Technological University and College Libraries in Taiwan

    TI YU

    Abstract. This paper identified 17 known issues that university and/or college libraries are often faced with in cataloguing operations and investigated them by surveying 73 technological university and college libraries in Taiwan in May and June, 2006. The feedback from the different institutions was compared and tested by T-test and ANOVA to examine the difference in frequency of occurrence of these issues among the libraries in different types of institutions. Some significant findings in this study are: (1) lack of manpower, accumulating backlogs, high turnover rate of student assistants, difficulty controlling the quality of cataloguing and limited chances of on-the-job training are the five most frequently occurring issues on cataloguing operations of the technological university and college libraries in Taiwan; (2) private technological institution libraries face more cataloguing operations issues and face them more often than do their public counterparts; (3) technological two-year college libraries on average face cataloguing operations issues more frequently than technological four-year college and technological university libraries. The results of this study indicate that the challenges are minimized with more financial resources and that libraries become quality-oriented as they evolve.

 

 

    Country-wise Collaborations in HIV/AIDS Research in Kenya and South Africa, 1980-2005

    OMWOYO BOSIRE ONYANCHA AND DENNIS N. OCHOLLA

 

    Abstract. This study uses co-word and factor analyses to identify and measure country collaborations between Kenya and South Africa and their respective country collaborators. Using the widely accepted indicator of research collaboration, coauthorship of papers, the study used three measurement indicators, namely, the Eigenvectors/scores, the collaboration coefficients (CC) and the strengths (S) of term association to identify key collaborators and evaluate their degree and strengths of collaboration over time. The influence of research collaboration on research impact in Kenya and South Africa was also explored. Results indicate that the two countries largely collaborate with foreign countries, with the USA emerging as the strongest collaborator. Kenya exhibited stronger links with foreign countries while South Africa had much of its papers published through internal collaborations. There have been shifts in research partnerships in the two countries. From the standpoint of impact, Kenya's papers produced a higher average impact than South Africa's papers. Co-authored papers yielded a higher average impact than the single-authored papers, thereby providing a strong argument for encouraging research collaboration not only within the countries but internationally.

 

    "The Information Was Hard and Tough": Low-Cost Housing Information in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

    WILLIAM DANSOH, CHRISTINE STILWELL, AND ATHOL LEACH

    Abstract. This article reports on an exploratory study on the provision of information about low-cost housing to the residents of the Tamboville housing project in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa. These residents were selected because they were the beneficiaries of a government low-cost housing subsidy. Data was collected through interviews and questionnaires from a convenience sample of 53 respondents who were homeowners of low-cost housing. Data was also collected from the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), a non-governmental organization managing the Tamboville project. The purpose of the study was to find out what information on low-cost housing had been provided, how it had been provided and the extent to which the information assisted the homeowners in making housing decisions. It was found that interpersonal communication, backed by practical demonstrations, was the main method of information dissemination. The findings also indicated that the BESG, through its on-site housing support centre, provided essential low-cost housing information to assist the homeowners in making appropriate housing decisions. It was observed that not all the respondents understood and/or accepted the concept of incremental housing, which underpinned the subsidy scheme. The low levels of education and high unemployment rate among the respondents made it more difficult for some homeowners to consolidate their starter homes. One recommendation is that the subsidy scheme be part of an integrated community development programme with a well-articulated information component.

 

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Volume 58, Number 1, March 2008

 

i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk         Mon 10/03/2008

 

Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services – ISSN 0024-2667- is a long-established, peer-reviewed journal, which is widely indexed and is monitored by the ISI Citation Indexes. 

 

Volume 58, Number 1, March 2008 - Online issue available to subscribers at:  http://www.librijournal.org/2008-1toc.html <http://www.librijournal.org/2008-1toc.html>

 

  

Libri makes full-text articles available online without subscription one year after publication.

 

 

    Table of Contents – ABSTRACTS BELOW

 

 

Ethnic Identity and Library Development in Apartheid South Africa: The Cape Library Association, 1960-1975 ARCHIE L DICK

 

Digital Libraries in India: A Review

G. MAHESH AND REKHA MITTAL

 

A Different Way of Knowing: Tools and Strategies for Managing Indigenous Knowledge AMANDA STEVENS

 

Implications of Monumental Construction for Public Library Services SNUNITH SHOHAM AND ISRAELA YABLONKA

 

The Legacy of the Ottoman Library in the Libraries of the Turkish Republic A. OGUZ ICIMSOY AND ISMAIL E. ERÜNSAL

 

Catalogue Use by Science Students in the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria L. O. ADEDIBU

 

 

ABSTRACTS

 

Ethnic Identity and Library Development in Apartheid South Africa: The Cape Library Association, 1960-1975 ARCHIE L DICK Abstract. In June 1960, the Cape Library Association (CLA) was founded with the aim to establish library services and promote librarianship among Coloureds in South Africa, especially in the rural areas of the Cape Province. This article asks why the CLA had felt the need to operate along ethnic lines, and examines its relationships with the South African Library Association (SALA), the Cape Provincial Library Service (CPLS), and rural municipal authorities. It draws on interviews with former office holders, newsletters, tour reports, annual reports, issues of its own bulletin, and secondary sources to shed light on debates about an ethnic focus and social uplift. An analysis of contemporary historical circumstances offers insights into how a small library association dealt with the challenges of inclusion and exclusion, and of belonging to the South African library community. Ultimately, two Coloureds served as presidents of the new unified Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), which was launched in 1997.

 

 

Digital Libraries in India: A Review

G. MAHESH AND REKHA MITTAL

Abstract. Recent years have seen several digital library development initiatives in India. To gain insight, assess and understand the growth, development and current status of digital library initiatives in India as reflected through scholarly journals, 63 published studies on digital libraries in India have been reviewed. The study reveals that most articles focus on developing digital libraries and digital collections except for a few studies on copyright issues and management of digital libraries. No studies have touched upon issues such as digital rights management, security and digital library policies.

 

 

A Different Way of Knowing: Tools and Strategies for Managing Indigenous Knowledge AMANDA STEVENS Abstract. There is a growing need to preserve indigenous knowledge, as indigenous communities around the world face ongoing threats to the survival of their traditional languages and cultures. Although libraries have not traditionally focused on this area, libraries and information professionals can play an important role in assisting indigenous communities with the management and preservation of traditional knowledge through providing resources and expertise in collection, organization, storage and retrieval. Indigenous knowledge, however, differs greatly from Western knowledge and so it must be managed in unique and sensitive ways that may challenge conventional knowledge management tools and processes, as well as prevalent assumptions about knowledge and information. Indeed, information professionals should work with indigenous communities to develop unique solutions that meet local needs. Three indigenous knowledge management projects in Australia, Canada and the United States are examined to illustrate the different methods and tools that can be used for managing indigenous knowledge to accommodate oral traditions, holistic belief systems, security and access concerns, and technological limitations.

 

 

Implications of Monumental Construction for Public Library Services SNUNITH SHOHAM AND ISRAELA YABLONKA Abstract. This study examines the implications of the current wave of erecting large, even monumental, library buildings for the functioning and status of public libraries. It was carried out through interviews with 42 individuals from five relevant professions: futurists, sociologists, architects, urban planners and experts in information and library science. Also, 24 directors of new, large libraries in Israel and the Western world filled in a questionnaire. The study reveals a dramatic increase in the number of people visiting these libraries and a very significant increase in the number of regular clients who come to the library to receive services other than traditional library services. This research shows that the library is becoming a cultural centre and a place for social life, cultural meetings and leisure-time entertainment.

 

 

The Legacy of the Ottoman Library in the Libraries of the Turkish Republic A. OGUZ ICIMSOY AND ISMAIL E. ERÜNSAL Abstract. With the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 not only was the Ottoman Empire but also many of its institutions abolished. Many of the classical Ottoman institutions had ceased to operate effectively and had become increasingly irrelevant to the needs of society. In the early Republican period many of these institutions including law, education, the alphabet - both the written and the spoken language, music etc., were replaced wholesale by European models, but in some cases we see that Ottoman attitudes and practices infiltrated into the new order. Particularly in education was it more difficult to change attitudes, so that while a European-styled system of education was established, there was a failure to provide it with a comprehensive library system to support it. Today in Turkey the concept of a general library operating for the general public and for research is yet to be adopted. This article attempts to examine the attitudes and practices that have held fast in the library system today as part of our heritage from the last century of the Ottoman Empire. It concludes that the professional work of the modern Turkish librarian and the development of Turkish schools for training librarians are contributing to a change in perception.

 

 

Catalogue Use by Science Students in the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria L. O. ADEDIBU Abstract. This study investigates catalogue use by science students of the University of Ilorin. A questionnaire was randomly distributed to 500 users in the 2004/2005 session; 415 questionnaires were completed and form the basis of this study. The study reveals that a preponderance of the respondents (90.1%) use the library catalogue to access the library stock; three-quarters (74%) claim to know how to use both the card catalogues and the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The users of the OPAC represented a small portion with 33 respondents (7.9%). The study also showed that many respondents (192 or 46.3%) prefer the Subject Catalogue, one-fourth (111 or 26.7%) prefers the Author/Title and about a fifth (88 or 21.2%) prefers a combination of Author/Title and Subject Catalogues. The use of library catalogues increases as the respondents' progress in their academic career. This paper concludes that effective library use education based on subject disciplines would be more beneficial to the users.

 

 

 

 

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LSJ - Library Student Journal

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; amy buckland [amybuckland@GMAIL.COM]

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                        Sun 9/12/2007

 

 

First annual LSJ Emerging Leaders special issue

 

Library Student Journal believes that in many ways the average LIS student today understands the average user better than does the average LIS professional. We have new and exciting ideas. We see information needs in new places (and new worlds). We can, and should, make a vital contribution to the LIS field while we are still students.

 

Do you have a colleague who is doing innovative research? Have you met someone at a conference whose blog you read daily because it inspires you to think in new ways? Has a classmate come up with a creative new way to address a current problem in your local library?

 

If so, we want to hear about these people!

 

To nominate an emerging leader, please send us the following:

1. Full name, school affiliation and email address, of nominee.

2. Reason for nomination. Try to be as specific as possible - which project, event, concept makes this person an emerging leader.

3. Your full name, affiliation and email address.

Send your nomination to librarystudentjournal [at] gmail [dot] com, and be sure to put "Nomination" in the subject line.

 

The special issue will appear in April 2008.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at the email below.

Check out the journal at www.librarystudentjournal.org.

 

Cheers everyone!

Amy Buckland

McGill University School of Information Studies Editor, Library Student Journal amy.buckland@mail.mcgill.ca

 

 

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NextSpace

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]                  lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; web4lib@webjunction.org

Tue 11/12/2007

 

I've discovered that a Fall issue of _NextSpace_, the OCLC Newsletter, has an excellent article on "Libraries and Social Networking".

 

The piece consists of a Q&A with Nine Notables:

 

Lori Bell (Alliance Library Systems, Second Life Librarian and Director of Innovation), Edward Castronova (Indiana University, Associate Professor of Telecommunications), Paul Jones (ibiblio.org, Director), Hemanshu Nigam (MySpace, Chief Security Offfice), Kitty Pope (Alliance Library System, Second Life Librarian and Executive Director), Fred Stutzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph. D. Student), Stuart L. Weibel, Ph. D. (OCLC, Consulting Research Scientist)

 

The Questions:

 

How do you define online social networking? Examples of how it*s working well and not so well?

 

What are the impacts, overall, do you think on industry, education and cultural institutions?

 

Specifically, how do you see it affecting libraries/museums? Right now, and in the future?

 

How can libraries best work to shape the next wave? Should they?

 

Do you see social networking as a serious, long-term cultural and business phenomenon?

 

I have excerpted portions of the Q&A in my _Friends_ blog at

 

[ http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2007/12/blog-post.html ]

 

BTW: During this Holiday Season  - Give The Gift That Keeps on Giving:

 

Subscribe to the _Friends_ blog with a Feedburner Webfeed [:-)

 

[ http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/Friends ]

 

Season's Greetings!

 

AND

 

Happy Monday !

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

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PLoS ONE

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]                  lita-l@ala1.ala.org; Asis-L@asis.org; PAMNET@listserv.nd.edu; Web4lib@webjunction.org               Sat 8/12/2007

 

Earlier this afternoon, I posted a profile of PLoS ONE, a new online publication that I characterize as  "A Post-Publication-Peer-Reviewed-Open-Access-E-Journal" on two of my blogs, _Scholarship 2.0_ and _SciTechNet_

 

"PLoS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal." It "features reports of primary research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines."

 

HOW? "Each submission will be assessed by a member of the PLoS ONE Editorial Board before publication. This pre-publication peer review will concentrate on technical rather than subjective concerns and may involve discussion with other members of the Editorial Board and/or the solicitation of formal reports from independent referees. If published, papers will be made available for community-based open peer review involving online annotation, discussion, and rating"

 

 "PLoS ONE will publish all papers that are judged to be rigorous and technically sound. Papers published in PLoS ONE will be available for commenting and debate by the readers, making every paper the start of a scientific conversation." "Judgments about the importance of any particular paper are then made after publication" (http://www.plosone.org/static/whypublish.action).

 

[MORE]

 

[ http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/2007/12/plos-one-post-publication-peer-reviewed.html ] [ http://scitechnet.blogspot.com/2007/12/plos-one-post-publication-peer-reviewed.html]

 

I Am Greatly Interested in Learning of Other ***Post-Publication-Peer-Reviewed-Open-Access-E-Journals***  for Potential Profiling in These Blogs AND Would Welcome Any and All Nominations.

 

Thanks for Your Interest and Assistance.

 

Happy Friday!

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

!!! Social Networking is People !!!

[ http://www.facebook.com/p/Gerry_McKiernan/16926735  ]

 

Iowa: Where the Tall Corn Flows and the (North)West Wind Blows ...

[ http://alternativeenergyblogs.blogspot.com/ ]

 

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

           

Version 69

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]            JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                        Wed 26/09/2007

 

Version 69 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship.

This selective bibliography presents over 3,120 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html

 

New versions of SEPB are announced on DigitalKoans:

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/

RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DigitalKoans

 

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2006 Annual Edition is also available from Digital Scholarship.

Annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography are PDF files designed for printing.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/annual.htm

 

For a discussion of the numerous changes in my digital publications since my resignation from the University of Houston Libraries, see:

 

http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2007/02/18/summary-of-baileys-digital-publications-changes/

 

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*

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 XHTML 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 searched using a Google Search Engine.  Whether the search results are current depends on Google's indexing frequency.

 

In addition to the bibliography, the XHTML document

includes:

 

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

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepw/sepw.htm

http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=51756

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

 

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

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepr/sepr.htm

 

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

 

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

 

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Version 70

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cwbailey@digital-scholarship.com]    ASIS-L@asis.org

Tue 18/12/2007

 

Version 70 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship.

This selective bibliography presents over 3,195 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html

 

For a discussion of the numerous changes in my digital publications since my resignation from the University of Houston Libraries, see:

 

http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2007/02/18/summary-of-baileys-digital-publications-changes/

 

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*

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 Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2006 Annual Edition is also available from Digital Scholarship.

Annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography are PDF files designed for printing.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/annual.htm

 

The XHTML 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 searched using a Google Search Engine.  Whether the search results are current depends on Google's indexing frequency.

 

In addition to the bibliography, the XHTML document

includes:

 

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

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepw/sepw.htm

http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=51756

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

 

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

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepr/sepr.htm

 

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

 

New versions of SEPB are announced on DigitalKoans:

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/

RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DigitalKoans

 

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

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Version 71

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cwbailey@digital-scholarship.com]

ASIS-L@asis.org         Mon 3/03/2008

 

Version 71 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship.

This selective bibliography presents over 3,250 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html

 

For a discussion of the numerous changes in my digital publications since my resignation from the University of Houston Libraries, see:

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/cwb/dsoverview.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

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 Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2006 Annual Edition is also available from Digital Scholarship.

Annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography are PDF files designed for printing.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/annual.htm

 

The XHTML 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 searched using a Google Search Engine.  Whether the search results are current depends on Google's indexing frequency.

 

In addition to the bibliography, the XHTML document

includes:

 

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

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepw/sepw.htm

http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=51756

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

 

(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 330 related Web sites)

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepr/sepr.htm

 

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

 

New versions of SEPB are also announced on DigitalKoans:

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/

RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DigitalKoans

 

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.

 

Digital Scholarship

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/

 

DigitalKoans

Open Access Bibliography

Open Access Webliography

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

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Webology

           

Volume 4, Number 3, 2007

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Alireza Noruzi [nouruzi@gmail.com]                       asis-l@asis.org; air-l@aoir.org; sigtis-l@asis.org; eurchap@asis.org; sigmetrics@listserv.utk.edu; dig_ref@listserv.syr.edu; MELANET-L@cornell.edu                        Sat 10/11/2007

Dear All, apologies for cross-posting.

We are pleased to inform you that Vol. 4, No. 3 of Webology, an OPEN ACCESS journal, is published and is available ONLINE now.

 

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Webology: Volume 4, Number 3, September, 2007

TOC: http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/toc.html

This issue contains:

 

Editorial

- The International Scope of Webology

-- Alireza Noruzi

-- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/editorial13.html

 

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Articles

- Increase of Precision on the Top of the List of Retrieved Web Documents Using Global and Local Link Analysis

-- Luiz Fernando de Barros Campos

-- Keywords: Link analysis; HITS; PageRank; Space Vector Model; Search engines

-- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/a44.html

 

 

- International Actions against Cybercrime: Networking Legal Systems in the Networked Crime Scene

-- Xingan Li

-- Keywords: Cybercrime; Legal system; International harmonization

-- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/a45.html

 

 

- Cybercrime and the Law: An Islamic View

-- Mansoor Al-A'ali

-- Keywords: Computer Crime; Computer Crime Law; Texas Law; Islamic Law; Cybercrime

-- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/a46.html

 

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Book Reviews

- The Information Literacy Cookbook: Ingredients, recipes and tips for success

-- Jane Secker, Debbi Boden & Gwyneth Price (Eds.)

-- Hamid R. Jamali

-- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n3/bookreview7.html

 

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Call for Papers:

-- http://www.webology.ir/cfp.html

 

 

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Volume 4, Number 4, 2007

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Alireza Noruzi [nouruzi@gmail.com]           asis-l@asis.org; air-l@aoir.org; sigmetrics@listserv.utk.edu; dig_ref@listserv.syr.edu; MELANET-L@cornell.edu; eurchap@asis.org; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

asis-l@asis.org; air-l@aoir.org; sigmetrics@listserv.utk.edu; dig_ref@listserv.syr.edu; MELANET-L@cornell.edu; eurchap@asis.org; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

 

We are pleased to inform you that Vol. 4, No. 4 of Webology, an OPEN ACCESS journal, is published and is available ONLINE now.

 

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Webology: Volume 4, Number 4, December, 2007

TOC: http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/toc.html

This issue contains:

 

Editorial

- Educational Impact and Open Access Journals

 -- Alireza Noruzi

 -- Keywords: Educational Impact; Reading text; Impact Factor; Visibility; Accessibility; OA

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/editorial14.html

 

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Articles

- Lost in Cyberspace: Where to Go? What to Believe?

 -- Maryam Moayeri

 -- Keywords: Information seeking behavior; Search engines; Students; Education

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/a47.html

 

 

- Location-Based Search Engines Tasks and Capabilities: A Comparative Study

 -- Saeid Asadi, Xiaofang Zhou, Hamid R. Jamali & Hossein Vakili Mofrad

 -- Keywords: Location-based search; Web search; Geographic search engines

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/a48.html

 

 

- E-Commerce Development in Iran

 -- Alireza Abbasi

 -- Keywords: E-Commerce; E-Government; Information Communication; Iran

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/a49.html

 

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Book Reviews

 

- Digital Health Information for the Consumer: Evidence and Policy Implications

 -- David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Hamid Jamali &amp; Peter Williams

 -- Shahram Sedghi

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/bookreview8.html

 

 

- The Indexing Companion

 -- Glenda Browne & Jon Jermey

 -- Mozaffarian, Mehrnoush

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/bookreview9.html

 

 

- Institutional Repositories: Content and Culture in an Open Access Environment

 -- Catherine Jones

 -- Isabel Galina

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/bookreview10.html

 

 

- Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory

 -- Diane Nahl &amp; Dania Bilal (Eds.)

 -- Hamid R. Jamali

 -- http://www.webology.ir/2007/v4n4/bookreview11.html

 

 

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Call for Papers:

  -- http://www.webology.ir/cfp.html

 

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Best regards,

Alireza Noruzi, PhD

Editor-in-Chief of Webology

www.webology.ir

~ The great aim of Open Access journals is knowledge sharing. ~

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