What was New 2005 Tuesday, 21 July 2009

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  • CDNLAO Newsletter - published every four months to carry information from national libraries in the Asia and Oceania region. This newsletter is edited and distributed by the National Diet Library of Japan on behalf of the members of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO). (JP)

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  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.  The NCRIS Committee has released an exposure draft of the Strategic Roadmap for public comment in the form of written submissions.  The final draft of the Roadmap will be provided to the Minister by late 2005 and the finalised Roadmap will be released by end February 2006.  The completed Roadmap will provide the framework for the initial first round of NCRIS funding allocations.  (AU)

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  • AuseAccess is a wiki devoted to open access repositories in the Australasian region.  Arthur Sale, University of Tasmania (AU)

1 November, 2005

  • A Guide to the JISC Model Licences.  Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)
  • espida is an exciting project that will offer tangible results to questions that must be addressed in order to take digital preservation on to the next phase – sustainable institutional implementation. The espida project (An Effective Strategic model for the Preservation and disposal of Institutional Assets) is funded by the JISC and based at the University of Glasgow. (UK)
  • TechDis aims to be the leading educational advisory service .... in the fields of accessibility and inclusion. TechDis aims to enhance provision for disabled students and staff in higher, further and specialist education and adult and community learning, through the use of technology. TechDis is a JISC-funded service (Joint Information Systems Committee). (UK)
    • TechDis Staff Packs.  To assist staff development programmes and to facilitate the changes required by the recent disability legislation. (UK)

31 October, 2005

  • Electronic Resources & Libraries.  Following the recent explosion of electronic resources in libraries, a group of librarians discussed our need for a place to come together to explore the unique challenges that come with managing such collections, learn from each other, and create a closer community. This site has been created out of that need. (US)

28 October, 2005

  • Advertisement. University of Waikato.  University Librarian.  Applications close November 14.  (NZ)
  • IFLA Express - a daily newsletter which published during the Conference by the National Organising Committee in collaboration with the IFLA Secretariat.  "Libraries - A voyage of discovery" August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway.  © International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (EU)

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  • IMLS Funds National Study on the Future of Librarians in the Workforce.  Washington, DC, October 7, 2005  The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has funded the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill to lead a once-in-decades project:A National Study on the Future of Librarians in the Workforce.  ARL is one of several partners collaborating with UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science on the study.  Association of Research Libraries (US)
  • Commission unveils plans for European digital libraries.  Brussels, 30 September 2005. The European Commission today unveiled its strategy to make Europe's written and audiovisual heritage available on the Internet. Digital libraries is one of the flagship initiatives of Commissioner Reding's initiative "i2010 - a European Information Society for growth and jobs", adopted by the Commission on 1 June 2005 (see IP/05/643) (EU)

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  • The facts about Open Access: A study of the financial and non-financial effects of alternative business models for scholarly journals - new ALPSP/AAAS/HighWire research study by Kaufman-Wills Group, LLC ISBN 0-907341-29-2 Publication: October 2005.  The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (UK)
  • SPEC Kit 288, Scanning Services for Library Users [by] Tom Caswell and LeiLani Freund " September 2005 " ISBN 1-59407-696-0 Association of Research Libraries (US)

5 October, 2005

4 October, 2005

  • Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery.  The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cyberinfrastructure Council has
    initiated a comprehensive strategic planning process to guide the agency's investments in cyberinfrastructure--the IT-based infrastructure increasingly essential to progress in science and engineering. The NSF invites community comments on the current draft of this document.  (US)

29 September, 2005

  • Digital Broadband Content:  Scientific Publishing. OECD Directorate for Science Technology and Industry. Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy.  Working Party on the Information Economy.  DSTI/ICCP/IE(2004)11/FINAL This report was presented to the Working Party on the Information Economy in December 2004 and was declassified by the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy in March 2005. The report was prepared by John Houghton, Victoria University, Australia and Graham Vickery of the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.
    • Governments should improve access to publicly funded research, finds OECD report.  22/09/2005 - Governments would boost innovation and get a better return on their investment in publicly funded research if they made research findings more widely available, according to a new OECD report on the scientific publishing industry.  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
    • The paperless library. Sep 22nd 2005 From The Economist print edition. Free access to scientific results is changing research practices.  "The OECD posts its report on scientific publishing. Victoria University has a profile of John Houghton. See also the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers."
  • Audit Checklist for Certifying Digital Repositories.  This draft report is the first guide for determining whether a digital repository can be certified as a trusted location for digital collections. Developed by a task force of experts assembled by RLG and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the draft is available for public comment .... and comment by January 2006. Research Libraries Group (US)

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  • WHOIS Policy Review - Aug 2005. auDA is currently reviewing the WHOIS Policy (2003-08). .au Domain Administration Limited (AU)
  • Domain Name Password Policy Review - Aug 2005. auDA is currently reviewing the Domain Name Password Policy (2002-29). .au Domain Administration Limited (AU)
  • Publisher Copyright Policies.  The majority of publishers support the right of academic authors to mount their own work online: however, some prohibit authors from using their work in this way as a condition of their copyright transfer agreement which they ask the author to sign. SHERPA maintains the SHERPA/RoMEO listing, which details the rights given to authors by the major publishers of academic journals. (UK)
  • Academic Commons First Edition, August 2005 Submitted by Jennifer M. Curran on August 11, 2005 - 5:18am. Academic Commons offers a forum for investigating and defining the role that technology can play in liberal arts education. Sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, Academic Commons publishes essays, reviews, interviews, showcases of innovative uses of technology, and vignettes that critically examine technology uses in the classroom. Academic Commons aims to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning with technology. (US)

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  • AEShareNet connects people who are looking for learning materials with those who own them. AEShareNet Limited (AESL) is a non-profit company (established by the Australian Ministers of Education and Training) which operates the AEShareNet system. (AU)
    • AEShareNet Licence Comparison Table.  AEShareNet simplifies and streamlines the licensing of learning materials through a series of standard licence conditions called “licence protocols”. The Licence Comparison Table is a key legal document of AEShareNet produced in conjunction with the Australian Government Solicitor's office and outlines, in table form, the specifications of the six AEShareNet licence protocols and details the individual licence characteristics that constitute each regime.

19 July, 2005

  • Science, Engineering and Technology Skills Audit.  The audit will focus on the current and future supply of and demand for graduates from the higher education and vocational, education and training (VET) sectors and determine the extent to which Australia’s industry research needs are being met. Written submissions to the audit will close on 31 May 2005. Department of Education, Science and Training (AU)

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  • Impact factors:  use and abuse.  M. Amin & M. Mabe, Elsevier Science.  Perspectives in Publishing, no.1, October 2000. (UK)
  • JISC ITT: Editor for the e-Framework for Research and Education. The deadline for proposals is 1300 hrs GMT on Monday 15th August 2005. Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)
    • The e-Framework is an initiative by the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Australia's Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). The primary goal of the collaboration is to produce an evolving and sustainable, open standards based, service-oriented technical framework to support the education and research communities.

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  • President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC).  Computational Science: Ensuring America’s Competitiveness.  "PITAC calls on Federal research and development (R&D) agencies and universities to make coordinated, fundamental changes to their research and education structures to promote and reward collaborative approaches essential to computational science." June, 2005 (US)
  • Library of Congress Collaboration for Preservation of State Government Digital Information. Center for Technology in Government (CTG). University at Albany. "The project activities are designed to increase the capability of states to preserve digital content. States and territories will be provided with a toolkit designed to help them assess their preservation capabilities, improve strategies, and target content for collection." (US)

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  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Advisory Committee is developing a Strategic Roadmap to help identify appropriate areas for investment in major research infrastructure [to] provide the framework for the allocation of the NCRIS funding provided as part of the Government's Backing Australia's Ability: Building Our Future through Science and Innovation package. Department of Education, Science & Training (AU)
  • EXCLUSIVE CHOICE OF COURT AGREEMENTS DRAFT HAGUE CONVENTION. Working Document. March 2005 [on the Draft Convention on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements] Attorney-General's Department.  (AU)
  • e-Research Consultation. Department of Education, Science & Training (AU)
    • The e-Research Coordinating Committee will be the primary source of expert advice to the Government on a strategic framework for the development of Australia’s e-Research capacity.  The work of the Committee is expected to better inform investment decisions made under existing Government initiatives such as the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy announced in Backing Australia’s Ability – Building Our Future through Science and Innovation  as well as funding programmes administered by Government departments and agencies.
    • An e-Research Strategic Framework: A Discussion Paper for public consultation from 1 June to 30 June 2005.  Dr M. Sargent, Chair, e-Research Coordinating Committee.

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23 May, 2005

  • Initiative to coordinate e-research: The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, and the Minister for Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson, today announced the formation of the e-Research Coordinating Committee, an initiative to coordinate e-research in Australia. Media Release 059/05 23 May 2005  Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)  Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Arts (DCITA) (AU)

22 April, 2005

  • The Knowledge Exchange Office, Copenhagen.  The main aim of the Knowledge Exchange is to develop closer working relationships between the key national agencies and bodies within Europe that are responsible for the development of infrastructure and services to support the use of ICT within tertiary education and research.  JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), United Kingdom, SURF (SURF Foundation), The Netherlands, DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Germany, DEF (Denmark's Electronic Research Library), Denmark (EU)

21 April, 2005

  • Review of Indexation Arrangements in the Higher Education Sector.  19 April 2005. Department of Education, Science and Training (AU)
  • Achieving Value from ICT: key management strategies has been prepared by Opticon Australia, a major IT consultancy firm, and the Australian National University’s National Centre for Information Systems Research [Gregor, S, Fernandez, W, Holtham, D, Martin, M, Stern, S, Vitale, M & Pratt, G] Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, ICT Research Study, Canberra. April, 2005 ISBN: 0 642 75290 7 hard copy 0 642 75291 5 online version (AU)

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  • Orphan Works Comments.  The Copyright Office has received the comments below on issues raised by "orphan works," i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. These initial comments have been submitted to the Office in compliance with the Notice of Inquiry published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2005. U.S. Copyright Office (US)
  • 'HEFCE strategy for e-learning' (HEFCE 2005/12) March, 2005. Higher Education Funding Council for England.  (UK)
  • THE AGD e-NEWS ON COPYRIGHT. Issue 35 – March 2005. Copyright Law Branch of the Attorney-General's Department (AU)

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25 February, 2005

  • Assessing ILL/DD Services: New Cost-Effective Alternatives [by] Mary E. Jackson, with Bruce Kingma and Tom Delaney, 2004 o ISBN 1-59407-657-X o Association of Research Libraries (US)
  • JISC Circular 3/05: Call for Projects in Digital Repositories.  The scope of the programme includes consideration of repositories being set up within institutions, and the interaction of repositories within the national and international context. The programme is concerned with the range of repository content that can support learning and research: ePrints of journal articles, learning objects, technical reports, multimedia, research datasets etc. The programme will also include an investigation of more informal repository issues such as personal repositories.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is 13:00 hours on Thursday 7th April 2005. JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK)

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  • Achieving Success in Internet-Supported Learning in Higher Education, by Rob Abel, published on February 1, 2005.  Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness. Contains the results of a study of 21 higher education institutions that have achieved success in Internet-supported learning.  What are Common Factors and Best Practices of Institutions that have Been Successful at e-Learning? (US)

14 February, 2005

  • Institutional issues in deterring, detecting and dealing with student plagiarism. Jude Carroll, August, 2004.  Published 10 Feb 2005 JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK)
  • JISC/NSF Funded Digital Libraries in the Classroom Programme Evaluation and Support Study  Deadline for Proposals: 10 Mar 2005, 1:00 PM. The work will help to devise metrics to measure key impacts, will support the four UK and US projects to help develop and share evaluation methodologies, and will synthesise key achievements and lessons learned from the projects. JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK)
  • JISC Circular 1/05: Management and Leadership in ICT Programme. Deadline for Proposals: 4 Mar 2005, 1:00 PM JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK)
    • Project A (two projects – one FE and one HE) – the impact of information systems on student recruitment, retention and results (up to £120,000 available - £60,000 per project).
    • Project B– partnership and collaboration for information sharing (up to £60,000 available).
    • Project C– strategies for managing ICT and its application within colleges and universities (up to £95,000 available).
  • Orphan Works. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress. The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by “orphan works,” i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. (US)

11 February, 2005

  • National Information and Library Service (NILS). National Information and Library Services (NILS) is a company limited by guarantee. NILS is a wholly owned subsidiary of RBS.RVIB.VAF Ltd. (formerly Royal Blind Society of NSW, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind and Vision Australia Foundation). (AU)
    • Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) was formed in 2003. It combines the activities and services of Vision Australia Foundation (VAF) and Royal Blind Society of NSW(RBS) that are intended to increase access to information for people with a print disability. Accessible Information Solutions is a business unit of the National Information and Library Service.

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27 January, 2005

  • PURCEL: Purchasing Decisions of Electronic Resources within HEIs. This six-month project is funded by JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee) to investigate the models employed by libraries and information services within the HEI sector for deciding how much of their budget is to be allocated to the purchase of electronic resources, and further to investigate how the method of allocation influences the size of the electronic resorces budget and the subsequent distribution by subject or other criteria. University of Sunderland ( Lead Partner) May 2000 - October 2000 (UK)
    • Purcel Final Report : PURCEL Purchasing decisions of electronic resources in higher education institutions Draft Report on a research study for JISC JCALT Prepared by Education for Change Ltd for the PURCEL Consortium December 2000
  • Evidence Base: research & evaluation.  UCE Library Services, UCE Birmingham (The University of Central England) (UK)
  • Libraries: Outcomes and Measures: This project is funded by HEFCE through its Good Management Practice (GMP) programme. UCE Library Services. (UK) The project will:
    • Devise, pilot and test the feasibility of approaches to aligning library and information services outcomes with institutional aims through a case study approach. The Outcomes project
    • Develop a new set of current statistical and performance indicators for EIS and work with SCONUL to pilot, refine and roll them out to the sector as standard performance indicators for EIS The e-measures project
    • Augment and refine the evalued toolkit and products through provision of a longitudinal testing element. The evalued project

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  • Hottest Journals of the Millennium (so far).  Science Watch now presents an updated collection of journal rankings, based on a special subset of Essential Science Indicators (ESI) data covering the last six years, reflecting papers published and cited in Thomson-indexed journals between January 1999 and August 2004. Science Watch®, January/February 2005, Vol. 16, No. 1 Thomson ISI (US)

10 January, 2005

  • RedLightGreen is a free Web tool that lets students search millions of relevant scholarly items from RLG's Union Catalog, find local libraries where desirable items can be found, and generate citations for research papers in the style of their choice. Research Libraries Group (US)
  • JISC ITT: JISC Technology Observatory Deadline for Proposals: 14 Feb 2005, 1:00 PM The JISC is seeking to establish a Technology Observatory for UK Further and Higher Education. The Technology Observatory will provide JISC with an overview of the technological environment. The Observatory will be a resource for both the JISC and its wider community in providing an efficient and cost effective way for the JISC community to keep abreast of developments in emerging technologies and standards and the implications of these developments for policy and strategy. Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)
  • TechWatch: Technology and Standards Watch. Technology and Standards Watch helps keep track of developments in information and communication technologies that might have high impact on the core business of Further and Higher education in five to ten years' time. Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)

7 January, 2005

  • ISIL Registration Authority. Danish National Library Authority is Registration Authority for ISO 15511 Information and documentation - International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations (ISIL) (DK)

6 January, 2005

  • Informing Tasmanians -  provides a framework for information provision, equitable access and use in Tasmania, and aims to increase people’s awareness of how to access and use information throughout their lives. Department of Education, Tasmania (AU)
  • creativecommons.org.au - Creative Commons, a nonprofit corporation based at Stanford Law School and dedicated to building a body of creative works free for copying and re-use, [will] expand its International Commons (iCommons) project to Australia. Queensland University of Technology (AU)
  • JISC ITT: Scholarly Communications Studies. Deadline for Proposals: 8 Feb 2005, 1:00 PM The Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)

4 January, 2005