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Title: E-Journals - Inside and Out
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Fall 2009

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Lynn C. Westney

vol. 12, no. 1, Fall 2009

E-Journals - Inside and Out

Lynn C. Westney


On the first of the year Professor Westney retired from the University of Illinois at Chicago with over 25 years of service as a reference librarian in the Richard J. Daley Library. She has not retired from JAHC, however, and will continue to disseminate selective information on the contents of freely accessible (no subscription required) e-journals and other e-publications.

The Journal of the Association for History and Computing, JAHC, has as its focus the applications of electronic technologies into the historical profession. By its very nature history is an interdisciplinary profession. Historians must be open and receptive to the ideas presented in all disciplines if they are to present, as accurately as 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 that are impacting interdisciplinary and international research within history, computing, and allied disciplines as evidenced within current electronic publications.

Commentary and queries should be addressed to


As JAHC begins its eleventh year of publication this column highlights eleven new e- journals that began publication during the last three years. Entries are listed in alphabetical order by journal title.

Baconiana - The Online Journal of the Francis Bacon Society (Inc.)

Published by the Francis Bacon Society, Baconiana publishes articles related to the Society's interests. Having been a printed journal since the foundation of the Society in 1886, Baconiana is now an electronic journal and began the new format by renumbering with volume one, number one. It has a long tradition of reviving old articles and matters of historic interest to Baconians, often including articles that travel quite far from the confines of Bacon, Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. Articles are available in HTML.

Volume 1, Number 2, April 2008

William Moore's "SHAKESPEARE": A Masterpiece of Baconian Cryptanalysis by Michael Buhagiar.

Francis Bacon: Revealing the Art of Acting by Deslie McClellan.

Volume 1, Number 1, July 2007

This is the first electronic edition of Baconiana but it is the 197th issue of The Francis Bacon Society's (FBS) journal. It marks a new beginning: henceforth, Baconiana will

no longer be available in print format.

Master of the Rose: New Chapters by Michael Taylor.

Was Mozart a Baconian by Francis Carr.

Who Were Shakespeare by Andrew Lyell.

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin

Publishes the results of collaborative work by the British Museum's curators, conservators and scientists covering a broad range of objects and materials from across the Museum’s collection. Published once a year, each issue aims to encompass objects from different continents, historical periods and material types.

The first volume focuses on material aspects of the collection, encompassing a wide range of activities, from looking at objects carefully and in depth during the course of a conservation treatment, to analytical studies to determine the chemical and physical properties of objects. Such examination informs wider questions about the provenance, manufacture, use, history, treatment, deterioration and future preservation of these artifacts. Articles available in PDF and available also in hard copy.

Volume 1, 2008

New Visions of a New World: The Conservation and Analysis of the John White Watercolours by Jenny Bescoby, Judith Rayner, Janet Ambers and Duncan Hook.

Writing that Cannot be Erased: Investigations of a Box of Pigmented Inlays from the Tomb Chapel of an Old Kingdom Noble by Janet Ambers, Rebecca Stacey and John H. Taylor.

The Black Bronzes of Burma by Maickel van Bellegem, Philip Fletcher, Paul Craddock, Susan La Niece and Richard Blurton.

Volume 2, 2009

Available now in hard copy and online in Autumn 2009:

  • * A new look at an old cat: a technical investigation of the Gayer-Anderson cat
  • * A musical instrument fit for a queen: the metamorphosis of a Medieval citole
  • * The manufacture and decoration of Parthian glazed ‘slipper coffins’ from Warka
  • * Conservation assessment of the Neanderthal human remains from Krapina, Croatia
  • and its implications for the debate on the display and loan of human fossils
  • * Analysis and conservation of a weeping glass scarab
  • * The photo-ageing behaviour of selected watercolour paints under anoxic conditions
  • * Scientific aspects of ancient faces: mummy portraits from Egypt
  • * A Spanish Medieval altar ‘set’: new investigation and assessment of its date and manufacture
  • * Wooden Egyptian archery bows in the collections of the British Museum

Bronze Age Review

Published by the British Museum, the international journal of research into the archaeology of the British and European Bronze Age is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the period about 2500 BC - 800 BC in Britain and neighboring regions.

For the first volume of the Bronze Age Review, the editor invited senior scholars to draw on their experience and expertise and write on what they would like to see happening in Bronze Age research in Britain in the future. Articles are available in PDF.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2009

A Canon for the Bronze Age? by Anna Brindley.

The Bronze Age Climate and Environment of Britain by Tony Brown.

Prospects and Potential in the Archaeology of Bronze Age Britain by Joanna Brück.

The Agenda Gap? Approaches to the Bronze Age in Current Research Frameworks by Jonathan Last.

Information, Interaction and Society by Ben Roberts.

Towards a Fuller, More Nuanced Narrative of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain 2500–1500 BC by Alison Sheridan.

Bronze Age Pottery and Settlements in Southern England by Ann Woodward.

Collaborative Librarianship (CL)

Contains scholarly, peer-reviewed articles relating to collaboration among libraries of any type or relating to collaboration between libraries and other agencies and organizations. It will rovide local, regional, national and international perspectives. Articles available in PDF.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2009

Collaborative Librarianship: New Light on a Brilliant Concept by Ivan Gaetz.

This introductory article examines the present contexts of collaboration in other sectors of society, of the growing literature on collaborative management theory and practice and of the Colorado experience in library collaboration, all which constitute fertile soil that nurtures new initiatives in collaboration. No Brief Candle provides perspectives on the importance of collaboration for libraries of the 21st century.

Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements

A new multilingual journal launched by activists and academics in response to the development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years, Interface welcomes contributions by movement participants and academics who are developing movement-relevant theory and research. The basic theme of Interface is social movements themselves, rather than the issues they focus on, the forces they are up against or the kind of world they would like to see. Content in various languages.

Volume 1, Number 1, January 21, 2009

“Wor diary”: a Case of DIY Alternative History by Michael Duckett.

This is a not for profit project by a group of people from Newcastle to share forgotten stories of love and protest. From Suffragettes burning down railway stations before World War 1, to the Winlaton iron manufacturers arming the crowd in order to prevent another 'Peterloo' taking place on Tyneside, this is the underground history that is rarely acknowledged.

The Journal of Legal Analysis (JLA)

JLA is co-published by Harvard University Press and the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. Articles available in HTML and PDF. All articles are subject to peer review and are faculty-edited.

Volume 1, Number 1, Winter 2009

Bonham's Case, Judicial Review, and the Law of Nature by R. H. Helmholz.

Bonham's Case (1610) as reported by Sir Edward Coke has often been regarded as an early instance of judicial review of legislation. Lawyers, particularly in the United States, have taken it as a common law precedent for permitting judges to strike down unconstitutional statutes. Using contemporary evidence from English and Continental legal works, this article contends that Bonham's Case actually rested upon then commonly accepted principles of the law of nature, and that those principles stopped short of embracing judicial review in the modern sense.

Journal of Modern Craft

Covers craft in all its historical and contemporary manifestations from the mid-nineteenth-century to the present.

Volume 1, Number 1, March 2008

This is the only issue that is freely available electronically. All later issues are available by subscription only. The first issue, however, gives a good idea of the journal’s focus.

Fiber Art and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft, 1960-80 by Elissa Auther.

Materials, Skills and Cultural Resources: Onta Folk Art Pottery Revisited by Brian Moeran.

Sources of Modernity: The Interpretations of Vernacular Crafts in Polish Design around 1900 by Andrzej Szczerski.

The Arts and Crafts Education of the Brücke: Expressions of Craft and Creativity by Christian Weikop.

Simon Starling: Crafting the Modern by Tag Gronberg.

Journal of the Folklore Research Department

A peer-reviewed academic journal edited and published by the faculty of the Folklore Research Department of Gauhati University, Gauhati, Assam India. Articles available in PDF.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2008

A Note on Bulbul-fight of Hajo: Supposed Origin and its Development in Assam by

Prabin Chandra Das.

Bul-bul fight is a traditional game, organized in the famous Hayagriva Madhav temple of Hajo, an important sacred-complex in Assam. This paper examines the origin and development of this game in Assam.

Propp’s ‘Tale Role’ and ‘Characters’, and Two Assamese Folktales by Mrinal Medhi.

Vladimir Propp, with his influential book, The Morphology of the Folktale (first published in Russian in 1928 and translated into English in 1958) made remarkable contributions to the study of folktales. This work has exerted great effect on folkloristics in general and on the study of oral narratives in particular. The work begins by rejecting the taxonomy of tales according to their ‘types’ by Antti Aarne (1910) and is based on the premise that the correct method of investigation is the study on the basis of small component parts [of tales].

New York Journal of Sociology (TNYJS)

This is an annual publication from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SUNY Cortland. Articles available in PDF.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2008

Sacralization and the Throes of Modernization: Witch Trials, World War, and the WTC by Douglas A. Marshall.

Chasing the Ghost of C. Wright Mills by Jeffrey D. Howison.

reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia

Begun in March 2006, this is an independent, peer-reviewed academic journal, published online and in print twice a year. Articles available in HTML and PDF.

Volume 3, Number 2, October 2008

Witnessing Social History: The Artefact, the Visitor and the New Museology by Paul Eggert.

Eggert traces changes in museum practices from the 1960s, especially the ways museums have come to capture social history.

Volume 2, Number 2, September 2007

Narratives of Colonization: The Musée du Quai Branly in Context by Alexandra Sauvage.

Paris's new ethnographic museum, the Musée de quai Branly, opened on 23 June 2006. This paper explores the origins and historical context of the museum and its collections, the history of Indigenous Australian collections and Australia's involvement in the museum's design.

Museology and Public Policy: Rereading the Development of the National Museum of Australia's Collection by Ian McShane.

Disputes over social history as a museological foundation of the National Museum of Australia have been a major skirmish in the Australian 'history wars'. This paper analyses aspects of the Museum's institutional history in the context of wider developments in cultural and heritage policy.

Volume 2, Number 1, March 2007

Imagining a Collection: Creating Australia's Records of War by Anne-Marie Condé.

Condé examines three groups of First World War archival records held by the Australian War Memorial. In tracing the circumstances of their history, acquisition and use (or non-use) as archives, this paper contributes to an enlivened discussion of the creation, continued care and use of museum, library and archives collections.

Research in Archaeological Education Journal

Published by the Archaeology section of the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology in the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Articles available in PDF.

Volume 1, Number 1, June 2008

Archaeology Teaching and Learning in Australia 2003-2008: Perspectives from the Academy by Wendy Beck and Catherine Clarke.

Forthcoming Issue (Volume 2)

Articulating the Bridge Between Theory and Practice: a Consideration of Posters as Genres of Successful Assessment in European Prehistory by Fay Stevens.

Why Study the Art of Prehistoric Europe? by Thomas A Dowson.

Teaching European Prehistoric Archaeology in Belgium by Marc Lodewijckx.

Telling a story: Teaching the European Iron Age by John Collis.


Proceedings of the IATUL Conference

The International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is a voluntary international non-governmental organisation of a group of libraries, represented by their library directors or senior managers. The main objective of IATUL is to provide a forum where they can meet to exchange views on matters of current significance and to provide an opportunity for them to develop a collaborative approach to solving problems. All papers are available in PDF and full access is provided to all of the participants’ presentations.

Digital Discovery: Strategies and Solutions: 29th IATUL Conference

April 21–24, 2008, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

Digital Strategy: European Perspectives by Paul Ayris.

Digital Strategies and Knowledge Societies by Paul Reynolds.

A National Digital Data Policy for the United States: to be or not to be? by James L. Mullins.

Digitization Initiatives: a Reconnaissance of the Global Landscape by Marinus Swanepoel.


Beyond the Silos of the LAMs : Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums by Diane M. Zorich, Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway. OCLC Programs and Research, 2008.

A report on library archive and museum collaboration highlights lessons learned from five LAM workshops held at RLG Partner institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. It contains information about inspiring collaborative projects in campus environments. The bulk of the report is dedicated to the catalysts that allow collaboration to thrive.

E-WEBLIOGRAPHIESGoogle Book Search Bibliography, Version 2

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of

Google Book Search and the legal, library and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including

e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. An archive of prior versions of the bibliography is available.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) 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. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.

Version 74: 12/31/2008

1 Economic Issues (Last update: 12/31/08)

2 Electronic Books and Texts

2.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 12/31/08)

2.2 General Works (Last update: 12/31/08)

2.3 Library Issues (Last update: 12/31/08)

3 Electronic Serials

3.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 12/31/08)

3.2 Critiques (Last update: 6/9/08)

3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals Last update: 12/31/08)

3.4 General Works Last update: 12/31/08)

3.5 Library Issues (Last update: 12/31/08)

3.6 Research Last update: 12/31/08)

4 General Works (Last update: 12/31/08)

5 Legal Issues

5.1 Intellectual Property Rights Last update: 12/31/08)

5.2 License Agreements Last update: 12/31/08)

6 Library Issues

6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata (Last update: 12/31/08)

6.2 Digital Libraries (Last update: 12/31/08)

6.3 General Works Last update: 12/31/08)

6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation Last update: 12/31/08)

7 New Publishing Models Last update: 12/31/08)

8 Publisher Issues (Last update: 12/31/08)

8.1 Digital Rights Management (Last update: 12/31/08)

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI Last update: 12/31/08)

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies

Appendix B. About the Author

Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics