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E-Journals - Inside and Out
Lynn C. Westney
vol. 10, no. 1, February 2007
E-Journals - Inside and Out
Lynn C. Westney has been a practicing academic reference librarian since 1983 and since 1992, an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.In this column she selectively disseminates international information on the contents of freely accessible (no subscription required) e-journals, e-newsletters, and other e-publications.On occasion, Websites that enhance and extend these e-publications are included.
The Journal of the Association for History and Computing, JAHC, has as its focus the applications of electronic technologies into the historical profession. History is interdisciplinary because everything has a history.Historians must be open and receptive to the ideas presented in other journals and other fields if they are to present as accurately as is possible, history from all its diverse perspectives.Thus, an additional purpose of this column is to present to the readers of JAHC, the issues, controversies, and trends which are impacting interdisciplinary research within history, computing, and allied disciplines as evidenced within current electronic publications.
Professor Westney brings to our attention a diversity of global e-publications of interest to historians and other scholars. She provides a brief descriptive and evaluative annotation of each individual publication, article, and Website chosen for inclusion.
Commentary and queries should be addressed to: email@example.com
E-Journals and Electronic Publications
Entries are listed in alphabetical order by title.
American Diplomacy http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/
American Diplomacy Publishers, a not-for-profit organization, has published American Diplomacy since 1996 and is available free to all Internet users. Their goal is to publish thoughtful articles on international issues, to support efforts to strengthen the American Foreign Service, and to promote understanding of the challenges of diplomatic life abroad through the memoirs of U.S. Foreign Service personnel and their families.Among their contributors are American diplomats, both active and retired, as well as distinguished academicians.
January 19, 2006
"Nothing But the Truth: Clientism and the Paraguayan War," by Jerry K. Sweeney.
A diplomatic historian delves into the records of relatively obscure nineteenth century conflicts between South American countries to discuss the phenomenon of "clientism," sometimes called "clientitis."
"Once Upon a Time in the Land of the South Slavs," by Milton L. Iossi.
Iossi writes about his experiences forty four years ago in Yugoslavia, a country which no longer exists, a land of hairy female legs and ubiquitous brown coal presided over by President Tito, the "only" Yugoslav.
"Some Men Named William Hunter," by Peter Bridges.
The Hunter family of Rhode Island produced two important American diplomatists of the nineteenth century. The elder William Hunter served for nine years as the American envoy to Brazil, where he exerted positive influence over the young emperor, Dom Pedro II. The younger William Hunter entered the Department of State in 1829 and spent fifty-seven years there under twenty-one Secretaries of State. For decades the department's third-ranking officer, he became its "mentor and authority." The careers of Hunter and his two successors helped guide American diplomacy until 1937.
AIP (American Institute of Physics) History Newsletter http://www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm
Reports on work in the history of physics (and allied fields such as astronomy and geophysics) carried out at the American Institute of Physics and elsewhere. Issued each spring and fall.
Volume 37, No. 2, Fall 2005
"The NOAA Central Library: A Resource for Historians and Scientists," by Albert E. Theberge, Jr.
Housed within the NOAA Central Library are over 2500 science and engineering journals, including runs dating from the eighteenth century. Although most journal titles are English, there are many German, French, Eastern European, and Asiatic journals dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The library holds approximately 500,000 stand-alone volumes dating from 1485 forward. Included in these are annual reports and documents published by the ancestor agencies of NOAA, oceanic and terrestrial expedition reports for many agencies and governments since the late eighteenth century, a large number of polar science and exploration documents, and old atlases, maps, and diagrams of scientific nstruments and concepts.
"New Websites in the History of Physics and Allied Fields."
A listing of new Websites including the following:
Breaking Through: A Century of Physics at Berkeley: 1868-1968
History of Stanford Physics Department
History of the Acoustical Society of America
History of the RIKEN cyclotron
Rutgers Cyclotron History photo tour
The American Museum of Natural History Library (AMNH)
The American Museum of Natural History Library has announced the availability of the complete legacy of the museum's scientific publications. Back issues and current issues have been digitized and all publications are openly available on the Web at: http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace
AMNH scientific series disseminates the results of work conducted by museum scientists and their colleagues in the areas of zoological systematics, paleontology, geology, evolution, and anthropology. The series is comprised of the following four titles:
American Museum Novitates, Vol. 1, 1921 - present.
Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 28, 1927 - present.
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 1, 1881 - present.
Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 1, 1892 - Vol. 13, 1896.
Targeted at information science professionals in academia and interested people in and beyond the higher education community.Its main geographic focus is the UK, although Ariadne is widely read internationally. Information service developments and information networking issues worldwide are its major focus.Ariadne is published quarterly by UKOLN at the University of Bath, http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/.
Vol. 45, October 2005
"A Recipe for Cream of Science: Special Content Recruitment for Dutch Institutional Repositories," by Martin Feijen and Annemiek van der Kuil.
A description of the Cream of Science Project, a highlight of the DARE Programme which generated a Website offering open access to almost 25,000 publications by 207 prominent scholars from 15 Netherlands institutions.
"Repositories, Copyright and Creative Commons for Scholarly Communication," by Ester Hoorn.
Open Access grants a right to the end-user to access freely and make use of scholarly materials. Hoorn considers ways librarians can support scholars in managing the demands of copyright so as to respond to the needs of scholarly communication.
Its primary focus is digital library research and development. This includes new technologies, their applications, and contextual social and economic issues.
Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2006
"The Digital Library for Earth System Education Provides Individualized Reports for Teachers on the Effectiveness of Educational Resources in Their Own Classrooms," by Kim A. Kastens and Neil Holzman.
Reports on the development and testing of a system in which teachers and their students who have used an educational resource in the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) both submit on-line reviews of that resource using DLESE's Community Review System. The students' reviews are aggregated and generate an individualized report for the instructors on how their own students view the resource. The Instructors' Individualized Reports from DLESE's Community Review System are leveraging the digital character of the library to generate insights for instructors about the nature and quality of the interaction between resources in the library and a particular group of resource users: the students in that instructor's own class.
"Galaxy of Knowledge: Art & Design: Smithsonian Institution Libraries," by Martin Kalfatovic.
"Galaxy of Knowledge," is the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' (SIL) portal to its collections and to a wide array of exceptional Internet resources. The site brings together the Web-accessible content created by SIL into a carefully structured format that allows users to fully explore and use the SIL online offerings.
The Galaxy of Knowledge creates a virtual bookshelf of digital editions - cover-to-cover, high-resolution digital replications of selected SIL holdings, and brings together additional online projects such as online exhibitions, research materials, bibliographies, and guides.
Launched in December 2005, SIL Galaxy of Images http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/ brings together nearly 8,000 images from the SIL collections into a single searchable and browseable site. Images from the 15th through early 20th century are available from the Art & Design portion as well as the rich holdings in scientific illustration, American technology and industry, and related fields.
"Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web."
Provides links to over 4,200 online exhibitions related to books, libraries and archives from around the world. Situated at the center of the world's largest museum complex, SIL forms a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational enterprise of the institution. SIL unites 20 libraries into one system supported by an online catalog www.siris.si.edu of the combined collections. The Libraries serves the Smithsonian and the public with information and reference support. Its collections number over 1.5 million volumes including 40,000 rare books and 2,000 manuscripts. SIL holds the nation's largest trade literature collection which includes over 300,000 commercial catalogs dating from the early nineteenth century representing more than 30,000 companies.
Vol. 11, No. 12, December 2005
Special issue on The Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT). The first article provides an overview of the AIHT. Four articles discuss the experiences with AIHT at Harvard University, The Johns Hopkins University, Old Dominion University, and Stanford University.
"AIHT:Conceptual Issues from Practical Tests," by Clay Shirky.
Addresses the the simple difficulties of long-term storage. The Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), a project of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), was created with the idea that by giving a moderately complex digital archive to a variety of participants, this would help researchers better understand which aspects of digital preservation were institution-specific or general in nature.
IEEE TCDL Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1, December 2005
This issue of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin features articles with images of the posters and demonstrations from the Joint Conference on Digital LIbraries (JCDL) 2005, held in Denver in June. Each article includes text about projects and images of the posters and demos. A link beneath each thumbnail on the text page leads to a larger version of the poster or demo image.
"Report on the Demonstration and Poster Session of the Fifth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, Colorado, June 7-11, 2005," by Michael Khoo.
A total of 41 posters and 16 demonstrations were selected by the Demonstration and Poster co-chairs. Each of the 30 articles in this issue of the Bulletin includes both text and image(s). Following is a sampling of some of these papers:
"Large Introductory Science Courses & Digital Libraries."
The NSDL Materials Digital Library (MatDL) investigates issues associated with the delivery of content in materials science and cognate areas.
"Take note: Academic Note-Taking and Annotation Behavior."
Describes the annotation behavior of academics at conferences, as a step towards the design of annotation tools for a research-oriented digital library.
"The Mùsica Colonial Project."
The digitization of a music score collection that consists of 811 Spanish cathedral works written by various composers in the Colonial times.
"EVIADA: Ethnomusicological Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive."
A multi-year collaborative project between Indiana University and the University of Michigan to create a digital archive for field video recordings captured by ethnomusicology researchers.
Vol. 11, No, 11, November 2005
"Questions & Challenges Arising in Building the Collection of a Digital Library for Education: Lessons from Five Years of DLESE," by Kim Kastens et al.
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and its component Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) offer the potential of a fundamental paradigm shift, in which educators craft educational resources in their area of greatest expertise and interest, and draw upon a national library of existing, high-quality materials for teaching and learning about other topics.
"Online images of industrialization in the American Midwest," by Ruth Garner, Mark Gillingham, and Steve McShane.
Discusses two historical photo collections on industrialization.
ESharp: electronic social sciences, humanities and arts review for postgraduateswww.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk
The University of Glasgow's open-access online journal for postgraduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Run by postgraduates, it aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the realm of academic publishing for emerging academics, including postgraduates and recent postdoctoral students, the world over.
One of its aims is to encourage the publication of high quality postgraduate research; therefore all submitted articles are anonymously peer-reviewed as part of the acceptance and feedback process. This rigorous and constructive process is designed to enhance the worth of postgraduate and postdoctoral work. eSharp also engages in training postgraduate students in the various tasks that running an academic journal requires. From editing to project management, the enhancement of employability is a key aspect of its aims and objectives. The first six issues are online and articles are in PDF format.
Issue 6, Autumn 2005
Identity and Marginality
"Identity and the Jerusalem Conference: Social Identity and Self-categorization in the Early Church Communities," by Anne Faulkner.
Explores the Jerusalem Conference described in Paul's Letter to the Galatians, 2.1-10 which convened to debate the position of Gentile believers within the Jesus movement.
"Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakismus, and (German) National Minorities between World Wars: Emanuel Radl's Theory of a Nation and a State," by Tereza Novotna.
External forces (such as Hitler's expansive politics) are usually seen as a main source of the break-up of Czechoslovakia before WWII. Novotna argues that no less significant a factor was the tense internal relationship between the Czechoslovak nation and national minorities (mainly German and Hungarian).
"From the Margins to the Mainstream? Representations of the Holocaust in Popular Culture," by Sophia Marshman.
Addresses the issue of how the Holocaust is represented and remembered in contemporary culture.
Issue 5, Summer 2005
Conference Proceedings of the Borders and Boundaries Colloquium
A special edition of selected papers from the AHRB-funded colloquium on Borders and Boundaries.
hosted and organised by eSharp on 21 January 2005.
"Long-Distance Nationalism: A Study of the Bagir Ghati Community Living in East London," by Aminul Hoque.
By examining the experiences of the first generation Bagir Ghati migrant settlers of East London, this paper investigates the 'link' between the diaspora and the homeland.
"The Ethical Limitations of Holocaust Literary Representation," by Anna Richardson.
A non-Jewish scholar examines he ethical implications of the production and study of Holocaust literature that continue to provoke academic discussion.
E-STREAMS: Electronic Reviews of Science & Technology: Reviews Covering Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, and Science http://www.e-streams.com/
E-STREAMS is a collaborative venture between H. Robert Malinowsky of the University of Illinois at Chicago and YBP Library Services.Current issues and a complete archive are maintained on its Website.
Following are recent reviews of books which examine historical issues and topics from several disciplines:
Vol. 8, No. 8, August 2005
Review #4278. Medieval Science and Technology, by Elspeth Whitney. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2004.
Discusses the role of mathematics and the life sciences including biology, chemistry, medicine, zoology, botany, geology, geography, and meteorology with interesting anecdotes of the folklore associated with the times. Technological developments in water and wind power, metallurgy, engineering and construction, textiles, transportation, and military and information technology, plus their impacts on society help us to understand how our modern world derived from the medieval past. Includes twenty biographical essays of key men and women of the era as well as twelve primary documents that illustrate how medieval ideas were transposed into text.
Review #4330. History of the Laser, by Mario Bertolotti, translated from Storia del laser. Philadelphia, PA, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2005.
A popular treatment of the history of the laser and its applications, starting from the early history of the science of light (Descartes, Hooke, Huygens, Newton, Maxwell) and the early history of spectroscopy, through the study of blackbody radiation and the development of quantum theory including Einstein's contributions. Gives a good sense of the long history of the development of ideas which resulted in the laser.
First Monday http://www.firstmonday.dk/
A monthly peer-reviewed journal available on the Internet and sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) University Library.
Vol. 10, No. 9, September 5, 2005
"Professors Online: The Internet's Impact on College Faculty," by Steve Jones and Camille Johnson-Yale.
Reports on findings from a nationwide survey of Internet use by U.S. college faculty show that institutions of higher education have a continuing need to address three broad areas (infrastructure, professional development, and teaching and research) in continuing to assist faculty in making optimum use of the Internet.
Vol. 10, No. 6, June 6, 2005
"Digital Deerfield 1704: A New Perspective on the French and Indian Wars," by Lynne Spichiger and Chris Sturm.
In February 2003, on the 300th anniversary of the raid on Deerfield, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and the Memorial Hall Museum launched a Website that both commemorates and reinterprets this event from the perspectives of all the cultural groups who were present: the Wobanakiak, Kanienkehaka, Wendat, English, and French. The site brings together a multitude of Web elements including historical scenes, narratives of peoples' lives, artifacts and historic documents, interactive maps, voices and songs, essays, illustrations and paintings, and an interactive timeline that provides a window into a world of global political and religious conflict, family stories, and military sagas.
"Engaging the Public with Digital Primary Sources: A Tri-State Online History Database and Learning Center," by Laurie Mercier and Leslie Wykoff.
This collaborative database project, involving five universities and historical societies in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, encourages online researchers to think more deeply about the digitized primary sources featured.
Vol. 10, No. 5, May 2, 2005
"Multimedia That Matters: Gallery-Based Technology and the Museum Visitor," by Scott Sayre.
Throughout the 1990s, many art museums began to struggle with the questions of how and where to integrate interpretive technologies into exhibits and galleries.Recent testing and evaluations of gallery-based interpretive media projects produced by four major art museums are examined: The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Walker Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Journal of Folklore Research: JFR http://www.indiana.edu/~jofr/
Devoted to the study of the world's traditional creative and expressive forms, the Journal of Folklore Research JFR provides an international forum for current theory and research among scholars of folklore and related fields.JFR has been published and distributed by Indiana University Press since July 2002.
Although the full text of articles is available only by subscription, tables of contents accompanied by article abstracts are available online from volume 37, number 1, to the present. Forthcoming articles in Volume 43, Number 1, 2006 will include the following:
"Ghostly Possession and Real Estate: The Dead in Contemporary Estonian Folklore," by Ülo Valk.
"The King's Two Lives: The Tunisian Legend of Saint Louis," by Afrodesia E. McCannon.
In addition, JFR offers timely and concise reviews of recent works (including books, museum exhibits, scholarly websites, DVD and CD-ROM productions, and video and film documentaries) relevant to the discipline of folkloristics, delivered directly and free of charge to individuals through an e-mail subscription list, as well as on-line at the Journal of Folklore Research Website. To sign up for this service please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Two recent reviews are listed below:
Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller , by Jack Zipes, 2005. Reviewed by Timothy R. Tangherlini.
The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography, in 3 volumes by Hans-Jörg Uther. 2004. Reviewed by William Hansen.
The Naval War College Review http://www.nwc.navy.mil/press/Review/aboutNWCR.htm
The Naval War College Press publishes the quarterly Naval War College Review which focuses on politico-military, strategic, and operational matters.Available in both html and pdf formats.
Vol. 59, No. 1, Winter 2006
"Future Navies-Present Issues," by Jane G. Dalton.
The U.S. Navy is transforming itself to deal with a wider range of missions than the traditional blue-water, major combat operations that it has traditionally been equipped to handle. Lawyers advising the Navy's leadership through this transformational process are analyzing these legal issues now to ensure that the future U.S. Navy is properly, and legally, organized, trained, and equipped. Addresses five topics of interest for naval planners and legal advisers who are building the Navy of the future.
"U.S. Foreign Policy in Central Asia: Risk, Ends, and Means," by Commander Alan Lee Boyer, U.S. Navy.
In the heart of Central Asia are five states: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The general political and economic weakness of all five countries makes them candidates for state failure and conflict. Central Asia presents several formidable challenges to American policy makers. Foremost among them is the ability of the United States to effect positive change and reform in the region's governance and economic conditions. The goal of this article is to provide analysis and policy recommendations that could reduce American strategic risk. Strategic risk can be lowered only if the mismatches between ends and means are reduced and strategy is made subservient to policy.
Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/parahome.htm
The United States Army's senior professional journal, an official U.S. Army periodical, is published quarterly by the US Army War College and is available in htm and pdf formats.Parameters is a refereed journal of ideas and issues that provides a forum for the expression of mature professional thought on the art and science of land warfare, joint and combined matters, national and international security affairs, military strategy, military leadership and management, military history, ethics, and other topics of significant and current interest to the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.It serves as a vehicle for continuing the education and professional development of USAWC graduates and other senior military officers, as well as members of government and academia concerned with national security affairs.
Vol. 35, No. 4, Winter 2005-06
"Occupations, Cultures, and Leadership in the Army and Air Force," by George R. Mastroianni.
The relatively recent separation of the Air Force from the Army, coupled with the rapid rise of the Air Force as a powerful, independent institution since World War II, offers a unique opportunity to explore the organizational cultures of these two services, and to better understand the implications of culture on leadership styles in each of the services. Both the Air Force and the Army face an uncomfortable future in which existing capabilities and associated cultures may require significant retooling.
"Why the United States Should Robustly Support Pan-African Organizations," by Francis V. Crupi.
Presents a rationale for why it should be the policy of the United States to robustly support pan-African sub-regional organizations that seek to have Africans help themselves. It analyzes one sub-regional organization, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), using the furtherance of stated American policy for peace in the region as a litmus test. Argues that it is in the United States' interest to support sub-regional organizations such as ECOWAS as a viable way to promote a self-sufficient Africa.
Subscriptions to Prologue cost $20.00 U.S. a year but selected articles are available online from 1973 to the present.
Vol. 37, No. 4. Winter 2005
"Serving at the Pleasure of the President: The Nomination Papers of the United States Senate, 1789-1946," by John P. Deeben.
The business of the Senate, particularly with respect to its unique executive capacity to review and approve presidential appointments, deals directly with the personal history and qualifications of individual federal employees. The papers of the Senate relating to presidential nominations provide a useful and virtually untapped source of information for genealogy research.
"Voices of Emancipation: Union Pension Files Giving Voice to Former Slaves." by Donald R. Shaffer and Elizabeth Regosin.
Civil War pension files in general, and the depositions to special examiners in particular, provide a valuable window onto the lives of former slaves comparable at the very least to the WPA slave narratives and in some ways superior. This encounter between bureaucrats seeking to administer a vast social welfare program on behalf of the federal government and the African American beneficiaries of the program has produced documents of priceless value in documenting the experiences of former slaves, often in their own words.
"Trading Gray for Blue: Ex-Confederates Hold the Upper Missouri for the Union," by Michèle T. Butts.
In 1863 the United States War Department desperately needed a new source of manpower. Caught between the demands of military commanders for more troops and state politicians for draft relief, President Abraham Lincoln permitted Confederate prisoners of war to enlist in the Union army to man the thinning Union lines. This regiment was composed of Confederate prisoners of war who had taken the oath of allegiance to the United States and enlisted for Federal service. For the next year, they bore the specific responsibilities of holding the Sioux in check while fostering peaceful relations, preventing illegal Indian trade, aiding overland emigrants, and gathering intelligence for General Alfred Sully, commander of the District of Iowa.
Vol. 37, No. 3, Fall 2005
"Where Have You Gone, James Madison?" by Allen Weinstein.
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein delivered a version of these remarks at the launch of the U.S. Government's 2005 "Constitutional Initiative," sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management, at the National Archives Building on July 19, 2005.
"The "Fast Mail": A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service," by Fred J. Romanski.
As the railroads speeded America's westward movement, post office cars made the nation's mail move faster.
The "Z Plan" Story: Japan's 1944 Naval Battle Strategy Drifts into U.S. Hands," by Greg Bradsher.
Japan's secret plan to defeat the U.S. fleet was lost at sea but soon drifted into "enemy" hands, i.e., those of American generals and admirals.
Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2005
"Getting the Message Out: The Poster Boys of World War II," by Robert Ellis.
The Boy Scouts of America were mobilized to distribute patriotic messages and warnings about spies and saboteurs on the home front.
Vol. 37, No. 1, Spring 2005
"The Frozen Sucker War: Good Humor v. Popsicle," by Jefferson M. Moak.
The Popsicle Corporation and Good Humor Corporation faced off in the courts over disagreements about market share.
"The Frozen Sucker War: Good Humor v. Popsicle, Part 2," by Jefferson M. Moak.
Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 1997
"Special Issue: Federal Records and African American History."
This issue focuses on the use of federal records in African American historical research. Sixteen articles by NARA staff and other historians explore the depth and breadth of material in the National Archives relative to African Americans. This issue examines the Civil War and Reconstruction, labor issues, civil rights, pictorial records, and research aids.
NOTE: This issue is out of print and not available for purchase, but all of the articles can be read online.
Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 1973
"Marriage Registers of Freedmen," by Elaine C. Everly.
The records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands in the National Archives contain some unusual but valuable items including marriage certificates of recently freed slaves, registers, and other records containing information about slave families.These items are quite fragmentary. They are by no means a complete record of family life before emancipation. They have been useful to historians and sociologists who because data about slave families is not substantial.
RLG DigiNews http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=12081
A bimonthly newsletter focusing primarily on issues of particular interest and value to managers of digital initiatives.It has a strong preservation component providing filtered guidance and pointers to relevant projects to improve awareness of evolving practices in image conversion and digital preservation. Included are announcements of publications (in any form) that will help people attain a deeper understanding of digital issues.Published six times a year and produced by staff in the Department of Research, Cornell University Library in consultation with RLG.
Vol. 9, No. 6,December 15, 2005
"Too Close for Comfort? The Case for Off-site Storage," by Richard Entlich.
The International Committee of the Blue Shield (a network of international organizations working to protect historic sites, museums, archives and libraries in the event of natural and human disaster) in its statement on the impact of Hurricane Katrina stated, "the cultural heritage of a community reflects its way of life, its history and identity, provides the link between its past, present and future, and contributes substantially to its economic sustainability and welfare. A community cannot function effectively in the larger societal context if deprived of its identity through the loss of its cultural heritage." The need to locate backups of digital assets in locations considerably removed from their primary sites is critical.
"Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography" by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Version 60: 12/09/2005
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) was first published on October 25, 1996.This bibliography presents selected English language-articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.
The HTML document 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 Boolean operators. The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:
(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (a biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list,http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm
(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (a directory of over 270 related Web sites) http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm
(3) Archive (prior versions of the SEPB bibliography)
Sparta's Journal http://spartajournal.atspace.org/Sparta%27s%20Journal.htm
Sparta's Journal is an informal full-text journal for ancient and modern Laconia and Messenia. It was a small project by a small number of Sparta's culture lovers. It published four issues which are available on the Web. It provided a post-modern scholarly research method on subjects of history, archaeology, gender studies, politics, sociology, and religious studies for Laconia and Messenia's regions.
Autumn 2004 - Summer 2005, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4
Technology Review http://www.technologyreview.com/corp/about.aspx
Technology Review and Technologyreview.com are published by Technology Review Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The oldest technology magazine in the world (established in 1899), Technology Review's mission is to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, economic, social, and political impacts on society, government, business, academic institutions, and individuals.
With the publication of the December 2005/2006 issue, Technology Review became an electronic publisher. Their Website posts three news analysis stories every day and offers blogs, text-to-speech audiocasts, RSS feeds, and a variety of media including Flash. Content that is available online only is free; premium content is available only to subscribers and MIT alumni. It is published bimonthly and has international editions in China, Italy, and Germany. The online archives date to 1997.
December 2005/January 2006
"The Internet Is Broken," by David Talbot, Part 1.
The Net's basic flaws cost firms billions, impede innovation, and threaten national security. This article is the cover story in Technology Review's December 2005/January 2006 print issue and has been divided into three parts for presentation online.
Why patching up the Internet with layers of security software isn't workingand what asafer newarchitecturemight look like.
An effort byprogram managersat the National ScienceFoundation to launch a $300 million research program on future Internet architectures.