Welcome to the Free Online Scholarship (FOS) Newsletter
     January 16, 2002

Earlier this week I was snowbound without electricity or telephone service for 48 hours.  That definitely slowed me down, and now I'm more caught up in my shoveling than in my email or FOS research.  But I did get in some good snowshoeing.

Starting with this issue, I'm trying to credit the news sources that tip me off to FOS stories that I didn't find on my own or from some kind of email alert from the story's publisher.  Here are the details.


"Best digital newsletter about digital rights and wrongs"

In last week's issue, I knew that Péter Jacsó's January "cheers and jeers" column in _Information Today_ had singled out the FOS Newsletter for cheers.  But I didn't have the text because it wasn't online and here in rural Maine _Working Waterfront_ tends to crowd out _Information Today_ at the general store.

But now I have the text.  "Best digital newsletter about digital rights and wrongs....[FOSN] presents impressively well-balanced, competent, and succinct summaries of events in the for-profit and nonprofit digital publishing world....It's a must for anyone who wants to keep current in this field and see both sides of the coin."

Other Jacsó cheers went to  SPARC, _Organic Letters_, the _Journal of Digital Information_, and the _Journal of Electronic Publishing_.  All have an FOS connection.  SPARC nurtures free and affordable scholarly journals.  _Organic Letters_ is a low-priced journal launched to undercut Elsevier's expensive _Tetrahedron Letters_.  In just two years, _Organic Letters_ has earned a higher ISI impact factor than _Tetrahedron Letters_.  The _Journal of Digital Information_ and the _Journal of Electronic Publishing_ often publish on FOS-related topics.

Jacsó also cheered Northern Light as the best search engine on the topics of digital publishing.  Unfortunately, the week after his column came out, Northern Light announced that it is shutting down its free public search engine (as of today) in order to focus on licensing its technology to corporations.

* Postscript.  Here are some year-end review stories I didn't mention last week.

C|net review of 2001

EContent guide to companies to watch in 2002

In his last "Cyber Law Journal" column for the _New York Times_, Carl Kaplan asked various experts to anticipate internet law developments in 2002.
(Quoting James Boyle:  "And in the long run, it is the property rules that will shape the Internet's future more thoroughly than the rules on censorship or filtering or taxation.")


Shrinking the public domain

Lawrence Golan is in court challenging two recent amendments to U.S. copyright law (see FOSN for 10/26/01).  The first is the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (1998) and the second is the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (1994).  The Bono Act retroactively added 20 years to existing copyrights.  The Uruguay Agreements removed works from the public domain and retroactively granted them copyrights.  (No joke.)  The FOS connection is that these two amendments delay the transition of copyrighted works into the public domain and then, for some works, revoke free public access by revoking public domain status.  On December 13, the government moved to dismiss Golan's challenge, as if there no legal controversy to be decided or no constitutional issue in the controversy.  On January 3, Golan filed his reply to the government's motion to dismiss, showing why the case needs to be litigated on the merits.  This reply is a good summary of the argument that the constitution is or ought to be a check on copyright law.  One of Golan's lawyers is Lawrence Lessig.

This isn't the first time the Bono Act has been challenged.  Eric Eldred challenged it in 1999, and lost in both the district and circuit courts (see FOSN for 7/31/01).  He is now asking the Supreme Court for review.  Eldred maintains a web site of full-text books in the public domain (see FOSN for 4/24/01).

Golan's January 3 reply to the government's motion to dismiss

OpenLaw page on the Golan case

OpenLaw page on the Eldred case

Peter Jaszi's chart showing the shrinkage of the public domain from 1790 to the present
(Filed as part of Jaszi's amicus brief in the Eldred case.)

* Postscript.  Both the Eldred and Golan cases are being handled by OpenLaw, from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  OpenLaw is to litigation what open source is to computation.  Legal strategy, research, arguments are hammered out on a public web site, using the collaboration of all interested legal scholars.  If you have the background to help, consider registering (free of charge) and offering your thoughts.



* SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has launched the SPARC Consulting Group.  The new group will offer business and strategic consulting to the universities, learned societies, their presses, and other non-profit organizations.
(Not yet on the SPARC site.)

* Eprints 2 Alpha 2 has been released.  Eprints is the free software for making an OAI-compliant institutional archive.  The code for the latest release may be downloaded from the site.  The developers welcome bug reports and praise.

* The UK Higher Education Digitisation Service (HEDS) is studying vendors in the UK and Europe who put a price on access to digital cultural heritage.  How do they arrive at prices?  How do these prices differ from prices for comparable analog content?  What determines when they charge for access and when they provide it free of charge?  The HEDS study is supported by a Mellon grant.

* Starting on January 1, 2002, EUR-Lex is providing free online access to all the official documents on its site.  EUR-Lex is a portal to the legal texts of the European Union.

* Since 2000, the Gates Foundation has given an annual prize, The Access to Learning Award, to recognize "a library, library agency or comparable organization for efforts to expand free public access to information, computers and the Internet for all people".  The award includes a grant up to $1 million, and is only given to organizations outside the U.S.  In December, the Gates Foundation selected the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to administer the award in the future.  The 2002 award will be given at the August IFLA meeting in Glasgow.

* On January 9, Sir Harold Kroto gave a public lecture in London in which he urged "scientists to make more use of the internet to democratize science". Kroto won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1996.
(Thanks to euroCRIS News.)

* LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is a self-correcting P2P network of caches backing up the same content; the nodes in the network update one another whenever a node is damaged or receives new content (see FOSN for 6/25/01).  LOCKSS has now launched two enhancements to the system.  The first is a map of the physical caches in the beta system, showing where on Earth they are located and how well synchronized they are.  (When users set up their own networks, only they will have access to these maps.)  The second is a demo of the new user interface by which libraries will control their local cache.

* The British Library and Elsevier have struck a deal allowing the BL to give the patrons of its public Science Reading Rooms access to over 1,000 electronic Elsevier journals, and to offer articles from the same journals through its Document Delivery Service.  As I read the press release, visitors to the BL will have free online access to Elsevier's Science Direct.  (Am I misreading it?)  The press release doesn't say what the BL paid for this access.
(Thanks to Library News Daily.)

* PubMed provides free online citations and abstracts, but no full-text articles.  But a new service called LinkOut compensates by allowing PubMed users to link directly from a PubMed citation to full-text, provided the user's institution has licensed the full-text.
(Thanks to Charles Bailey's Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog.)

* In a thread on the LibLicense discussion list, Michele Newberry asked Thomas Walker whether the Florida Entomological Society lost members when it provided free online access to the society journal, _Florida Entomologist_ (instead of limiting the journal to society members).  Walker's answer:  "During this three years FES [Florida Entomological Society] lost 14% of its full members and ESA [Entomological Society of America] lost 18% or its full members.  If you add in student memberships for both societies, the figures become 17% and 19%.  The decline in entomology as a discipline is what I attribute the ESA decline to.  FES should not be immune to the effects of this decline.  Therefore, the data support the contention that, thus far, Fla Ent Soc has suffered little (if at all) from making its journal freely Web accessible."

* In another LibLicense thread, librarians reply to Declan Butler's request (FOSN 1/8/02) for library and foundation thoughts on BioMed Central's business model.  (For more on BioMed Central's business model, see FOSN for 9/6/01, 1/1/02.)

* Oxford University Press is creating the world's largest reference work.  It will consist of electronic versions of hundreds of its dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companions.  Access will be through subscriptions and pay-per-view.  It will launch in March.
(Thanks to Red Rock Eater.)

* CLIR and AAP have formed a joint working group to address issues common to libraries and publishers.  The working group acknowledges that libraries and publishers have many conflicting interests, but hopes to advance the goals and solve the problems they share.  One of those goals is archiving digital scholarship.

* The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has launched an email current awareness service.  You may sign up for free email notification of new GPO titles in your areas of interest.  The GPO is one of the major U.S. providers of FOS, but this service seems to be limited to the priced, printed titles.
(Thanks to Gary Price's VASND.)

* ebrary has signed up Harvard, Cornell, and Indiana University Presses.  This means that ebrary will provide free online access to the books from these presses.  ebrary charges users only for copying and printing, not for reading.

* Libraries, schools, and citizens in Tennessee are mobilizing to save the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).  The TEL provides free online access to 4.7 million documents and has helped researchers from universities to elementary schools.  Last year the state withheld its annual subsidy and this year will probably do the same.
(Thanks to LIS News.)

* A bankruptcy judge in Colorado has approved the sale of netLibrary to OCLC (see FOSN for 10/19/01).

* Palm has announced that it sold almost 180,000 ebooks during 2001, a 40% increase over the year before.

* The Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion has announced that it will create a free online archive of the Donovan Collection of documents from the Nuremberg Trials.  It will post new documents roughly every six months, as they are ready.  The first document is the OSS plan for persecuting Christian churches.
(Thanks to ResearchBuzz.)

* Making course materials draws on most of the same skills and knowledge that produce scholarly books and articles.  So why aren't syllabi and hand-outs considered scholarship?  There are differences (that we needn't enumerate), but the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has taken a step toward bridging them by instituting peer review for its online courses.

* Every Sunday, members of NY for Fair Use meet at Juniors at Flatbush Avenue and DeKalb, in Brooklyn, to leaflet against the DMCA.

* Norway has decided to prosecute Jon Johansen, the young programmer (15 at the time) who wrote the code for DeCSS, a program to bypass copy protection on DVD's.  This the source code that U.S. courts have recently ruled could not be published or even linked to (see FOSN for 12/5/01).  The U.S. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been urging Norwegian prosecutors to act for the past two years.  At the time, Norway gave Johansen the "Karoline Prize" for innovation in programming.

EFF press release on the prosecution

EFF page on the Johansen case

FOSN back issues on DeCSS legal controversies

More news coverage

Postscript.  2600 Magazine was the party that lost its claim that it had a right to publish the DeCSS source code or at least to link to other sites that did so.  It has recently filed an appeal, asking the entire Second Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision made by a subset of three of its judges.

FOSN back issues on the 2600 Magazine case


New on the net

* The text-e online seminar has moved on to a new paper, "Babel and the Vintage Selection:  Libraries in the Digital Age" by Equipe BPI.  The online discussion will focus on this paper from January 14 to January 31.

* "Bibliographic Control of Web Resources:  A Library of Congress Action Plan" was revised on December 19.

* MIT's Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI) has announced that in the spring it will put its Common Services application and the associated API's online.  The OKI is a suite of open source tools for assembling, delivering, and accessing educational content.

* The World Markets Research Centre has released its Global E-Government Survey for 2001, based on 2,288 government web sites in 196 countries.  Among the findings:  Only 33% of the sites are searchable, and only 8% offer services that are executable online.


Share your thoughts

* Educause is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for its board of directors.  It will accept nominations until January 30.

* Educause also seeks nominations for its 2002 awards.  Of the nine awards, the two most relevant to FOS are (1) the Educause Leadership Award, with a February 15 deadline, and (2) the Paul Evan Peters Award, with a deadline TBA.

* The deadline for public comments on the Microsoft settlement with the federal government is January 28.


In other publications

* In the January 18 _Chronicle of Higher Education_, Leonard Cassuto argues that book publishers should allow simultaneous multiple submissions, at least for junior professors whose tenure clocks virtually rule out seriatim submission.  Cassuto confesses to using multiple submissions, and assuring publishers that he wasn't, when his tenure timetable jacked up the pressure.

* In the January 16 _Law.com_, Mike Godwin reviews the state of opinion on the Security System Standards and Certification Act (SSSCA), the radical extension to the DMCA that would require all computers to contain government-approved security devices (see FOSN for 9/14/01).  The SSSCA would prohibit any attempt to bypass or remove these security devices, build a new computer without one, or log into the internet without a "secured" (or crippled) computer, and punish violators with up to five years in prison.  Disney and other giant content providers are pushing for the bill, but even many anti-piracy groups have deep doubts.  Quoting Emery Simon, counsel to the Business Software Alliance:  "We think mandating these protections is an abysmally stupid idea."  There may be Senate hearings on the bill as early as next month.

* In the January 15 _Library Journal_, Norman Oder gives a general review of the state of libraries in late 2001 and mentions that 43% use internet filters.  Of that group, 96% use filters for children, but about half also use filters for adults.

* In the January 13 _New York Times_, William Broad reports that the federal government has been selling germ warfare cookbooks to the general public.  The documents were written between 1943 and 1969, and since declassified, but could still help any lab make weapons of mass destruction.  Some agencies sell the documents over the web, some over the phone, and some through the Freedom of Information Act.  As of today, the documents are still available.  The Bush administration is considering a plan to stop distributing them.  (PS:  Meantime, of course, the government has been removing scientific information from its web sites to keep it from terrorists; see e.g. FOSN for 12/12/01.)

* In the January 13 _Los Angeles Times_, Scott Harris has an engaging history and profile of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

* In the January 11 _Chronicle of Higher Education_, Andrea Foster interviews Stan Liebowitz, a defender of DRM and copy protection. Unfortunately, the interview is limited to the copy protection of music, while Liebowitz's position is more general.

* In the January 10 _Library Juice_, Rory Litwin has an annotated bibliography of the open source movement.  Many of his items are on the nature of gift economies and apply as much to FOS as to open source software.

* The January 9 _Business Week_ has an interview with Edward Felten.  When asked what's wrong with the DMCA, Felten replied in part:  "For someone like me --I do computer-security research-- I now have this complicated, vague law in my head all the time. Whenever I'm going to open my mouth to talk about technology, I have to think if it's safe, or do I have to call my lawyer. At the very least, it scares people away from topics that most need to be discussed."

* In a January 8 op-ed piece in the _Washington Post_, Lawrence Lessig argues that Congress can stimulate the spread of broadband if it stimulates the creation of online content, which in turn requires reversing the current trend of copyright law.  Congress should follow its own past practice:  "When a new technology radically changes the opportunity for creation and distribution of content, [in the past] Congress has legislated to ensure that old technologies don't veto the new."

* In the January 7 issue of _First Monday_, Kim Nayyer reviews recent literature on the prospect that nations will harmonize their intellectual property rules to cope with border-crossing information.  Her conclusion:  the "globalization of information" through the internet leads to greater harmony of intellectual property laws, stronger protections for intellectual property, and the erosion of national sovereignty.  Moreover, the beneficiaries of the new, stricter and more unified laws tend to be "developed nations and transnational corporations".

* In the January 6 _New York Times_, Daniel Zalewski has a positive review of Lawrence Lessig's new book, _The Future of Ideas_, on how copyright is strangling culture.

* I read in _Library Geek_ about a January 6 story by D.C. Denison in the _Boston Globe_ on two Boston companies offering free online access to books.  Unfortunately the article is now offline.  But the Globe's search engine brings up a short description, which is enough to quote this great line:  "The Internet may be the world's greatest library, but let's face it: All of the books are scattered on the floor."
(Just in case the story comes back online.)

* In the January 5 _Lancet_, Marilynn Larkin reports on an informal test run by Christopher Bichakjian to measure the adequacy of free online information on melonomas.  He searched for "melanoma" in six mainstream search engines and two medical search engines, examined the first 30 hits from each search, and compared the resulting content to his own "gold standard" list of 35 factors that a good site on melanoma would cover.  "Only eight factors were included on at least half the sites, and no one piece of information appeared on more than 62% of the sites."  Bichakjian concludes that free online melanoma sites are more incomplete than he thought.  John Mack, head of the Internet Healthcare Coalition, argues the contrary.  "To me, the real fault of this type of study is that it fails to take into account the intelligence of patients.  We've seen many comments in online support groups that demonstrate that patients are able to sort through the chaff to reach the wheat, so to speak; they can glean the full picture by going to a variety of websites recommended by their peers and other trusted sources--including physicians--rather than depending on a single site found in a search engine."
(Free registration required.  Thanks for Gary Price's VASND.)

* In the January 4 _Wall Street Journal_, Kevin Kelly celebrates the gift economy that still prevails on the web.  "Why don't we see this miracle? Because large amounts of money can obscure larger evidence. So much money flew around dot-coms, that it hid the main event on the web, which is the exchange of gifts. While the most popular 50 websites are crassly commercial, most of the 3 billion web pages in the world are not....The answer to the mystery of why people would make 3 billion web pages in 2,000 days is simple: sharing."
(Thanks to the C-FIT list.)

* In the January/February issue of _CLIR Issues_, Deanna Marcum assesses what the Library of Congress' national plan for digital preservation means for libraries.

* Also in the Jan/Feb _CLIR Issues_, Jerry George asks whether libraries can keep up with users.  He summarizes a large and diverse set of views expressed at the November DLF forum in Pittsburgh.

* In the January issue of the _Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law_, Michelle Detwiler reports on a December AAAS conference in Washington D.C. in which the participants tried to find the balance between scientific freedom and the fight against terrorism.  Quoting Anne Witkowsky, Director of the AAAS Commission on Science and Security:  "[T]o prevent unnecessary restrictions on scientific freedom, sound security should involve increased sophistication of intelligence, not increased general surveillance."

* The January issue of the _Journal of Digital Information_ is devoted to metadata.  It contains eight papers from the Dublin Core 2001 conference

C. Anutariya, V. Wuwongse, K. Akama and E. Nantajeewarawat, RDF Declarative
Description (RDD): A Language for Metadata

A. Apps and R. MacIntyre, zetoc: a Dublin Core Based Current Awareness Service

T. Baker, M. Dekkers, R. Heery, M. Patel and G. Salokhe, What Terms Does
Your Metadata Use? Application Profiles as Machine-Understandable Narratives

C. Dyreson, M. Bohlen and C. Jensen, MetaXPath

J. Greenberg, M. Pattuelli, B. Parsia and W. Robertson, Author-generated
Dublin Core Metadata for Web Resources: A Baseline Study in an Organization

J. Kunze, A Metadata Kernel for Electronic Permanence

C. Lagoze and J. Hunter, The ABC Ontology and Model

D. Wen, T. Sakaguchi, S. Sugimoto and K. Tabata, Multilingual Access to
Dublin Core Metadata of ULIS Library

* In the January issue of _Troubleshooting Professional Magazine_, Steve Litt gives "the natural resource view" of making money in an open source world.  "You don't make money *selling* Open Source --you make money *using* it."  (PS:  How close is the analogy to FOS?)
(Thanks to the C-FIT list.)

* Nicole Hennig has a preprint on her web site of an article to appear in an upcoming issue of _The Serials Librarian_.  In it she describe's MIT's Virtual Electronic Resource Access (VERA) database, developed to improve user access to online journals and help librarians maintain the online serials collection.
(Thanks to Matthew Eberle's Library Techlog.)

* The most recent issue of _Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services_ has several FOS-related articles.  Only the table of contents is freely available online.

N. Schulz,  E-journal databases: a long-term solution?

B. Allen,  E-books, the latest word: proceedings from the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

* The most recent issue of _Library Hi-Tech_ is devoted to ebooks.  But not even the table of contents is freely available online.

* The Kaiser Family Foundation has put online the results of its survey on how young people use the internet for health information.  Since young people limit themselves to free sources, this is a measure of how non-professionals use scientific FOS, in a field where the stakes are high and anecdotes and quackery are just about as common as good science.  Unfortunately, the report doesn't discuss which sources young people tend to use or how reliable they are.  It does say that they use general search engines more than medical sites, and that only 17% of them trust online information "a lot", although 39% say they use it to change their behavior.  Young people seem to run medical searches on the internet for self-help, looking up information about pregnancy, birth control, AIDS, substance abuse, sexual assault, smoking, depression, weight loss, and acne.  More use the internet to find medical information than to chat, but more get medical information from teachers, parents, and doctors than the internet.

* A December 6 talk by Tony Stanco on how open source and free software can help developing countries "join the world economy" is now online.  "Open Source/Free Software is not just about developing great software. It is also an international social movement that touches on the fundamental human rights of freedom and democracy."  (PS:  Again, how close is the analogy to FOS?)
(Thanks to Red Rock Eater.)

* In December, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) put online its compendium of ARL library statistics for 1999-2000.
(Thanks to Charles Bailey's Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog.)

* Eben Moglen's November 8 talk, "The DotCommunist Manifesto:  How Culture Became Property and What We're Going to Do About It" is now online in a variety of video formats.  Moglen is Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School and general counsel for the Free Software Foundation.

* In a November article posted to the _Electronic Publishing Trust for Development_, Leslie Chan and Barbara Kirsop describe the effects of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) on science in developing countries.

* The October 2001 issue of _portal_ has several FOS-related articles.  Only abstracts are available freely online.

Marlene Manoff, The Symbolic Meaning of Libraries in a Digital Age

Donald Beagle, The Sociotechnical Networks of Scholarly Communication

Johanna Olson Alexander, Alliance Building in the Information and Online Database Industry

Patricia Harris, Why Standards Matter

Neal Kaske, Dreams for Some and Nightmares for Others.  [On the dream of an ideal online information retrieval system.]

James O'Toole's review of Abby Smith's Authenticity in a Digital Environment

Charlotte Brown's review of Henk Porck's Preservation Science Survey:  An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials

Sandra Yee's review of Richard Bazillion's Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways


Following up

* In the last issue, I reported that England's Copyright Licensing Agency was soliciting copyright whistleblowers to turn in copyright violators.  I recalled that the Association of American Publishers (AAP) used to do this as well, but couldn't confirm that it still did so.  Rachel Cheng writes that it does, and provided this URL.  Thanks, Rachel.

* In FOSN for 1/1/02, I asked whether anyone had seen responses from librarians to the rejection of its amendment proposals by the commission drafting UCITA.  Here's one from the ALA.  I'd still like to hear about others.
(This brief account links to a longer one, but the link takes you to a UCITA page without the longer response.)

ALA page on UCITA


Catching up (old news I should have discovered earlier)

* Project Gutenberg has an Australian branch with over 4,000 free online books prepared by Australian volunteers.  Project Gutenberg only uses books in the public domain.  What makes the Australian edition of the project interesting is that under Australian law, copyrighted works enter the public domain after 50 years, a much shorter period than that now recognized in the U.S. (life + 70 years for individual authors, 95 years for corporate authors).

* The U.S. Department of Energy maintains a PrePrint Network, which supports a cross-archive search engine ranging over hundreds of preprint archives in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, environmental sciences, and nuclear medicine. Users may configure the site to send automatic email alerts when preprints meeting their criteria are posted to the system.  If you maintain a preprint archive in any discipline of interest to the Department of Energy, it would like to include it in its service.
(Thanks to Matthew Eberle's Library Techlog.)

* "Re-envisioning the Ph.D." is a research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.  Through interviews and literature surveys, it studies weakness in current doctoral education, and recommends changes.  At its extensive web site, it has a page on "promising practices".  Prominent among the promising practices are the electronic submission and archiving of dissertations.

* The University of Texas School of Law has a free online archive of contents pages from law reviews and other scholarly journals related to law.  The service is free.  An accompanying document delivery service is not free.

* The ALA has a made a web page on how the Patriot Act affects libraries.

* The second annual report of the Open Citation Project to JISC (October 2001) is now online.

* On November 8, Cisco released its Open Conditional Content Access Management (OCCAM) system.  This is a royalty-free open standard for DRM embedded in network hardware.
(Thanks to Jon Awbrey.)

OCCAM White Paper

(Thanks to David Cheriton.)

* Eric Lease Morgan has built a free online collection of full-text electronic serials, mostly in library science, that were delivered by email.

Morgan's collection of electronic serials

Example:  Full run of _ALA News_ for 1994



If you plan to attend one of the following conferences, please share your observations with us through our discussion forum.

* Mathematical Challenges in Scientific Data Mining
Los Angeles, January 14-18

* Stanford Networking Seminar on Open Conditional Content Access Management (OCCAM)
Palo Alto, January 17

* Academic Institutions Transforming Scholarly Communications (SPARC/ARL Forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting)
New Orleans, January 18-23

* Electronic Texts in the 21st Century (another forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting)
New Orleans, January 18-23

* Evolving Access to E-Journals (another forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting)
New Orleans, January 19

* Changing Business Models for Journal Publishing
London, January 24

* Intellectual Property and New Business Creation from Science and Technology
Oxford, January 27 - February 1

* High Quality Information For Everyone And What It Costs
Bielefeld, February 5-7

* International Conference on Bioinformatics 2002:  North-South Network
Bangkok, February 6-8

* E-volving Information futures
Melbourne, February 6-8

* Kongress für digitale Inhalte
Wiesbaden, February 7-8

* Book Tech 2002
New York, February 11-13

* ICSTI Seminar on Digital Preservation of the Record of Science
Paris, February 14-15

* Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
Mexico City, February 17-23

* Wissensmanagement im universitären Bereich
February 19-20

* Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems
Schloß Salzau, February 19-23

* Fifth International Publishers Association Copyright Conference
Accra, Ghana, February 20-22

* Integrating @ Internet Speed:  Strategies for the Content Community [conference on reference linking]
Philadelphia, February 24-27

* Getting your message across:  How learned societies and other organizations can influence public and government opinion
London, February 25

* Electronic Journals --Solutions in Sight?
London, February 25-26

* [Public lecture], Will Thomas and Ed Ayers, "The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship:  An Experiment in Form
Washington, D.C., February 27

* A Symposium on the Research Value of Printed Materials in the Digital Age
College Park, Maryland, March 1

* International Spring School on the Digital Library and E-publishing for Science and Technology
Geneva, March 3-8

* 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing.  Special tracks on Database and Digital Library Technologies; Electronic Books for Teaching and Learning; and Information Access and Retrieval
Madrid, March 10-14

* Digitization for Cultural Heritage Professionals:  An Intensive Program
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 10-15

* EUSDIC Spring Meeting.  E-Content:  Divide or Rule
Paris, March 11-12

* Knowledge Technologies Conference 2002
Seattle, March 11-13

* Computers in Libraries 2002
Washington D.C., March 13-15

* International Conference on the Statistical Analysis of Textual Data
St. Malo, March 13-15

* The Electronic Publishers Coalition (EPC) conference on ebooks and epublishing (obscurely titled, Electronically Published Internet Connection, or EPIC)
Seattle, March 14-16

* Digital Resources and International Information Exchange:  East-West
March 15 (Washington DC), 18 (Flushing NY), 20 (Stamford CT)

* Internet Librarian International 2002
London, March 18-20

* The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive
Edinburgh, March 20-23

* Electronic Publishing Strategy
London, March 22

* European Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research
Glasgow, March 25-27

* New Developments in Digital Libraries
Ciudad Real, Spain, April 2-3

* The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive
Edinburgh, March 20-23

* Copyright Management in Higher Education:  Ownership, Access and Control
Adelphi, Maryland, April 4-5

* International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
Las Vegas, April 8-10

* NetLat and Friends:  10 Years of Digital Library Development
Lund, April 10-12

* International Learned Journals Seminar:  We Can't Go On Like This:  The Future of Journals
London, April 12

* SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
Arlington, Virginia, April 11-13

* Creating access to information:  EBLIDA workshop on getting a better deal from your information licences
The Hague, April 12

* United Kingdom Serials Group Annual Conference and Exhibition
University of Warwick, April 15- 17

* Museums and the Web 2002
Boston, April 17-20

* Information, Knowledges and Society: Challenges of A New Era
Havana, April 22-26


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