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Library Publishing Is Special: Selection And Eligibility In Library Publishing, Paul Royster Dec 2014

Library Publishing Is Special: Selection And Eligibility In Library Publishing, Paul Royster

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

Traditional publishing is based on ownership, commerce, paid exchanges, and scholarship as a commodity, while library activities are based on a service model of sharing resources and free exchange. I believe library publishing should be based on those values and should not duplicate or emulate traditional publishing. University presses have mixed views of library publishing, and libraries should not adopt those attitudes. Library publishers are not gatekeepers; their mission is dissemination. Libraries need to publish because traditional publishing suffers from high rejection rates, required surrender of intellectual property, long production schedules, high cost of products, and limited dissemination. Nebraska’s Zea …


Where Is The Evidence? Realising The Value Of Grey Literature For Public Policy & Practice, A Discussion Paper, Amanda Lawrence, John Houghton, Julian Thomas, Paul Weldon Nov 2014

Where Is The Evidence? Realising The Value Of Grey Literature For Public Policy & Practice, A Discussion Paper, Amanda Lawrence, John Houghton, Julian Thomas, Paul Weldon

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The internet has profoundly changed how we produce, use and collect research and information for public policy and practice, with grey literature playing an increasingly important role. The authors argue that grey literature (i.e. material produced and published by organisations without recourse to the commercial or scholarly publishing industry) is a key part of the evidence produced and used for public policy and practice. Through surveys of users, producing organisations and collecting services a detailed picture is provided of the importance and economic value of grey literature. However, finding and accessing policy information is a time-consuming task made harder by …


Librarians Going Mobile: Applying “Threshold Concepts” To The Design Of E-Booklets For Library Instruction., Lorna M. Dawes Nov 2014

Librarians Going Mobile: Applying “Threshold Concepts” To The Design Of E-Booklets For Library Instruction., Lorna M. Dawes

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

Assuming that students no longer read printed handouts, many librarians have stopped producing printed handouts after observing the piles of paper that remain after library sessions. Libraries have transitioned comfortably to providing online access to handout information via subject and course guides, and now need to make a more complete transition to making them mobile. Although only four in ten college students own a tablet, 75% own a smart phone, and over a third of students intend to purchase either a tablet or a smart phone in the next six months. (“Pearson Student Mobile” 7). Librarians are all aware that …


Proportion Of Open Access Papers Published In Peer-Reviewed Journals At The European And World Levels—1996–2013, Éric Archambault, Didier Amyot, Philippe Deschamps, Aurore Nicol, Françoise Provencher, Lise Rebout, Guillaume Roberge Oct 2014

Proportion Of Open Access Papers Published In Peer-Reviewed Journals At The European And World Levels—1996–2013, Éric Archambault, Didier Amyot, Philippe Deschamps, Aurore Nicol, Françoise Provencher, Lise Rebout, Guillaume Roberge

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

This study report assesses the free availability of scholarly publications during the 1996 to 2013 period. It is the largest scale measurement of open access availability performed to date: a sample of one-quarter of a million records was used to study the historical evolution of open access (OA) between 1996 and 2013 and a larger, one million records sample was used to perform an in-depth assessment of the proportion and scientific impact of OA between 2008 and 2013 in different types of OA, for different scientific fields of knowledge, and for 44 countries, the EU28, ERA, and the world.

Compared …


Copyright, Fair Use, And Author Rights, Sue Ann Gardner Oct 2014

Copyright, Fair Use, And Author Rights, Sue Ann Gardner

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

From the promotional flyer for this talk:

Copyright is a battlefield, and an author's control over his/her own work can easily become collateral damage or go missing in action. Many publishers believe they have an inherent right to own the intellectual property arising from your grant-funded research and to live off the earnings of written works that you had little choice but to give them for free or pay them to publish.

In this session, you will learn more about U.S. Copyright Law, authors' rights, fair use, and protecting your intellectual property. You will learn how to make copyright law …


Foxes Propose New Guidelines For Henhouse Design: Comments On Niso’S Proposed Open Access Metadata Standards, Paul Royster Aug 2014

Foxes Propose New Guidelines For Henhouse Design: Comments On Niso’S Proposed Open Access Metadata Standards, Paul Royster

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

This commentary is in response to: NISO RP-22-201x, Open Access Metadata and Indicators (draft for comment), which is available at: http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=12047

NISO is the National Information Standards Organization, a non-profit industry organization whose mission statement reads: “NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning.” Their recently-issued proposed guidelines for new metadata fields to be attached to scholarly works purport to address and clarify issues of access and re-licensing surrounding the electronic distribution of journal articles. Briefly, they …


Goodbye To Berlin –Where Is Oa Heading?, Claudio Aspesi Aug 2014

Goodbye To Berlin –Where Is Oa Heading?, Claudio Aspesi

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The Facts: Perhaps 10 to 20% of all peer-reviewed articles are published in OA. Almost 10,000 journals listed in the DOAJ.Reed Elsevier and Wiley’s share prices are doing well. Subscription publishing seems in great health.

What is Going On? Full Gold OA is a major threat to the economics of subscription publishers...with significant possible repercussions on the company’s overall performance.

But OA Implementation is Failing: Definition remains vague, probably because objectives are vague. "Europeans are from Mars, Americans are from Venus”. Hybrid model is effectively impossible to monitor. Expectations that OA will address the serial costs crisis are fading away …


Reproduction Of Copyrighted Works By Educators And Librarians, United States Copyright Office Aug 2014

Reproduction Of Copyrighted Works By Educators And Librarians, United States Copyright Office

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Many educators and librarians ask about the fair use and photocopying provisions of the copyright law. The United States Copyright Office cannot give legal advice or offer opinions on what is permitted or prohibited. However, we have published in this circular basic information on some of the most important legislative provisions and other documents dealing with reproduction by librarians and educators.

The Subjects Covered in This Booklet

The documentary materials collected in this circular deal with reproduction of copyrighted works by educators, librarians, and archivists for a variety of uses, including:

• Reproduction for teaching in educational institutions at all …


A Bibliometric Sketch On Environmental Science Literature With Special Reference To India’S Scenario, Bipin Bihari Sethi, Jyotshna Sahoo Lecturer, Basudev Mohanty Aug 2014

A Bibliometric Sketch On Environmental Science Literature With Special Reference To India’S Scenario, Bipin Bihari Sethi, Jyotshna Sahoo Lecturer, Basudev Mohanty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present paper is prepared with the purpose to assess the publication trends of scholarly articles in the field of Environmental Sciences that are published in 75 Journals indexed under Science Direct Database during the period 2004 to 2010. It examines and presents an analysis of 645 research papers with a focus on Indian scenario. The study takes note scientifically from various angles such as: growth of literature, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, geographical distribution of publications, distribution by journal, citation pattern, and ranking pattern etc. The study reveals that ‘USA’ as the most productive country among 67 participative nations …


The Advice Not Taken: How One Repository Found Its Own Path, Paul Royster Jun 2014

The Advice Not Taken: How One Repository Found Its Own Path, Paul Royster

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

Managers of institutional repositories are offered much advice, from national organizations (like SPARC) and promoters of movements like Open Access or products like Creative Commons licenses. This presentation is about how Nebraska's IR has succeeded despite not following the advice offered by experts, publishing consultants, and "thought leaders" in scholarly communications.

The advice generally offered includes: 1.Use open source software 2.Expect faculty to self-archive 3.Seek campus “mandate” or deposit policy 4.Promote author-rights addendum 5.Provide funds for gold OA fees 6.Participate in Open Access events 7.Promote Creative Commons licenses 8.Require peer review for original publishing and 9.Assign all possible identifiers.

Instead, …


An Introduction To Data Management Plans: An Acrl Elearning Webcast, May 27, 2014, Kiyomi D. Deards, Deeann Allison May 2014

An Introduction To Data Management Plans: An Acrl Elearning Webcast, May 27, 2014, Kiyomi D. Deards, Deeann Allison

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

Basics You Need to Know Before You Write

Writing a Data Management Plan Checklist (For Consultants)

Other Resources

Most Common Errors When Writing a Data Management Plan

Note: Download button links to PDF version; PowerPoint slides are attached below as a related file.


The Number Of Scholarly Documents On The Public Web, Madian Khabsa, C. Lee Giles May 2014

The Number Of Scholarly Documents On The Public Web, Madian Khabsa, C. Lee Giles

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The number of scholarly documents available on the web is estimated using capture/recapture methods by studying the coverage of two major academic search engines: Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. Our estimates show that at least 114 million English-language scholarly documents are accessible on the web, of which Google Scholar has nearly 100 million. Of these, we estimate that at least 27 million (24%) are freely available since they do not require a subscription or payment of any kind. In addition, at a finer scale, we also estimate the number of scholarly documents on the web for fifteen fields: Agricultural …


Wikiproject Agriculture: Be An Agricultural Wikipedian, Dana W.R. Boden May 2014

Wikiproject Agriculture: Be An Agricultural Wikipedian, Dana W.R. Boden

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

Wikipedia will be 13 years old in 2014. It is ranked the 6thmost visited site on the World Wide Web. Many librarians and information specialists have a love hate relationship with this open access, free internet encyclopedia. Searching for agricultural information sometimes exposes a lack of information or existence of entries on specific topics, inaccurate information, or results in the frustration of a research dead end from unreferenced articles. Wikipedia is, of course, a collaboratively edited resource. A Wikipedia WikiProjectis a group of contributors working together to improve the Wikipedia information and the pages on a particular topic or subject …


Institutional Repository Software Comparison, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Kenneth Gleason Jan 2014

Institutional Repository Software Comparison, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Kenneth Gleason

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

A comparison of the five most widely adopted IR platforms: Digital Commons, Dspace, Eprints, Fedora, and Islandora.

Conclusion

After more than a decade of expanding the reach of scholarship, the institutional repository continues to develop and offer modern tools for libraries and researchers. While the foundational elements of collection, preservation, and dissemination remain intact, the repository platform options continue to offer new and exciting ways to expand readership. Library-led publishing efforts and the desire to represent the entire breadth of an institution's research through journals, image collections, and books have made the repository a destination rather than a holding place …


Aaron Swartz’S Fbi Files Jan 2014

Aaron Swartz’S Fbi Files

United States Department of Justice: Publications and Materials

Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivist.

Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. Swartz's later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism.

He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective online activism. In 2010 he became a research fellow at Harvard University's Safra Research Lab …


Aaron Swartz’S Secret Service Files Jan 2014

Aaron Swartz’S Secret Service Files

United States Department of Justice: Publications and Materials

These documents concern the indictment in Massachusetts for downloading JSTOR content from MIT library network.

Parts 1 & 2 are included in the main document.

Additional files are linked below, as follows:

Part 3 (3 files) -- 379 pages, 4067 pages (spreadsheet), & 190 pages (photos)

Part 4 -- 1 page

Part 5 -- 1 page

Part 6 -- 1 page

Part 7 -- 7 pages

Part 8 -- 237,397 pages (yes)

Part 9 -- 90 pages

Part 10 -- 259 pages

Part 11 -- 17 pages

Part 12 -- (not released as of 9/29/2014)

Part 13 -- 254 pages …


Brief Of Digital Humanities And Law Scholars As Amici Curiae In Support Of Defendant-Appellees And Affirmance, (The Authors Guild, Inc., Et Al., V. Google, Inc., Et Al.), Matthew L. Jockers, Matthew Sag, Jason Schultz Jan 2014

Brief Of Digital Humanities And Law Scholars As Amici Curiae In Support Of Defendant-Appellees And Affirmance, (The Authors Guild, Inc., Et Al., V. Google, Inc., Et Al.), Matthew L. Jockers, Matthew Sag, Jason Schultz

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Amici are over 150 professors and scholars who teach, write, and research in computer science, the digital humanities, linguistics or law, and two associations that represent Digital Humanities scholars generally.2 Amici have an interest in this case because of its potential impact on their ability to discover and understand, through automated means, the data in and relationships among textual works. Legal Scholar Amici also have an interest in the sound development of intellectual property law. Resolution of the legal issue of copying for non-expressive uses has far-reaching implications for the scope of copyright protection, a subject germane to Amici’s professional …