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Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:46:50 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.062 new on WWW: JEP 11.2; Ubiquity 9.23; Scholarly e-Pub Bibliography ver 72
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                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 62.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    "Shana M Kimball" <>             (102)
         Subject: JEP 11.2 now online

   [2]   From:    ubiquity <ubiquity-AT-HQ.ACM.ORG>                      (14)
         Subject: UBIQUITY 9.23

   [3]   From:    "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey-AT-digital-        (109)
         Subject: Version 72, Scholarly Electronic Publishing

         Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:35:16 +0100
         From: "Shana M Kimball" <>
         Subject: JEP 11.2 now online

Dear JEP readers:

We are pleased to announce the publication of the June 2008 issue of the
Journal of Electronic Publishing
(  Below the signature I've
included our Editor's Note, which highlights some of what you'll find in
our latest issue. As always, thank you for your interest and support.

Please send comments and questions about this issue to

Best regards,

Shana Kimball
Managing Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Scholarly Publishing Office
University of Michigan

"For more than a decade, electronic journals--periodicals that are
distributed over computer networks--have operated on the periphery of
academe, largely spurned by authors, publishers, and readers as no match
for the traditional printed journal," the Chronicle of Higher Education
wrote in 1991.

Despite the Chronicle's 1991 skepticism, authors, publishers, and readers
have embraced electronic publishing. The question today, almost 17 years
later, is how print--both journals and books--can continue to compete with
scholarly communication over computer networks. What a reversal!

One harbinger of the reversal is that even the venerable MLA Style Manual
now gives equal weight to electronic and paper citations. Kevin S.
Hawkins, an electronic publishing librarian at the University of Michigan
University Library, reviews the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly
Publishing, 3rd edition, and identifies many of the changes--good and bad.

There is a difference between embracing an idea and making it work. Some
problems have been exacerbated in the move from paper to electronic
publishing. Carol Ann Meyer, who is developing a preprint production
tracking system at Aries Systems, addresses the issue of citations in
"Reference Accuracy: Best Practices for Making the Links."

In a world where we rely on computers to make our links (and we all know
how dumb computers are), it is even more important for publishers and
authors to get them right.

Electronic publishing opens new ways of searching. At one time scholars
had to wade through piles of pages to find a single fact. Today that is
easily accomplished with general search engines, but new search engines
with new strategies can help home in on a much smaller set of results from
a much broader universe. Bruce McGregor, a publishing consultant
specializing in indexing and editing, details the new world of search in
"Facets and Hierarchies in Scientific Search."

Remmel Nunn, vice president for new product development at Readex, also is
interested in searching and in the potential for searchers to help one
another through a form of social networking. In "Crossroads: A New
Paradigm for Electronically Researching Primary Source Documents," he
explores how a new tool and a new collection might establish a new
paradigm for presenting, searching, annotating, and sharing material.

The amount of information available electronically grows all the time, and
in academe, electronic publishing is becoming easier and cheaper. With the
right tools, any publisher can turn out a free or nearly free journal,
writes Julian Fisher in "Scholarly Publishing Re-invented: Real Costs and
Real Freedoms." Fisher, a neurologist, has developed electronic publishing
and decision-support tools, and offers some hard numbers to back his

Joseph J. Esposito, an independent consultant focusing on digital media,
looks at how the market determines publishing strategies and business
models in "Open Access 2.0: Access to Scholarly Publications Moves to a
New Phase." The less a reader knows about a field, the more he needs the
mediation of a publisher, and the less useful open access may be, Esposito

Seventeen years ago people said "maybe" they would use computer networks
for short pieces like journal articles, but books, never! In this issue
two authors write about electronically publishing books.

Colin Steele, former university librarian at Australian National
University, looks at open access monograph publishing arrangements between
libraries and publishers in Australia, the U.S., and Europe in "Scholarly
Monograph Publishing in the 21st Century: The Future More Than Ever Should
Be an Open Book."

In "Scholarly Publication at the Digital Tipping Point," Phil Pochoda,
director of the University of Michigan Press, focuses on an open-access
monograph publishing arrangement between the press and the library at
Michigan, a specific example of what Steele writes about more generally.

Recent conferences have covered the same topics, and we have reports from
two of them.

Diane Harley reports on "The University as Publisher," a meeting held at
the University of California, Berkeley, where she directs the Higher
Education in the Digital Age project at the Center for Studies in Higher

Steve Paxhia, a consultant at the Gilbane Group Publishing Practice,
presents "O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change Conference 2008." The
conference addressed collaboration and social media, publishing formats
for mobile devices, and business models.


         Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:36:46 +0100
         From: ubiquity <ubiquity-AT-HQ.ACM.ORG>
         Subject: UBIQUITY 9.23

This Week in Ubiquity:

Volume 9, Issue 23
June 10 -- 16, 2008


Goutam Kumar Saha has devised an ingenious concept-learning map to
guide persons interested in
<>software fault tolerance.

Associate Editor Ross Gagliano offers four Short
of current Software Engineering books of interest.

Ramesh Singh presents a very interesting paper on
and some notable

         Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:37:06 +0100
         From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <>
         Subject: Version 72, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 72 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.

This version adds hundreds of links to freely available
journal articles from publishers as well as to e-prints of
published articles housed in disciplinary archives and
institutional repositories. All article references were
checked for the availability of such free content.

These links have also been added to a revised version of the
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2007 Annual
Edition. Annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic
Publishing Bibliography are PDF files designed for printing.

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

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*
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

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

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

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

New versions of SEPB are also announced on DigitalKoans:

Related Article

An article about the bibliography has been published
in The Journal of Electronic Publishing:


Best Regards,

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography
Google Book Search Bibliography
Open Access Bibliography
Open Access Webliography
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
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