After a one-year stay at the Library of Congress and aen enormous amount of work, I am finally able to take this weblog back on track. More news to follow soon!
An AJISS-commentary (by Heizo Takenaka)
Through the Creative Commons weblog:
This has already been picked up by at least one blogger, and I’ve been remiss in not blogging it earlier. Cogniview has developed an open source tool for embedding CC license metadata in PDF output. You can find a screencast and download information on their website.
The CC PDF Converter takes a slightly different approach than most of the other tools we’ve seen. It’s installed as a Windows printer and allows the user to select a license when they “print” a PDF of their document. The tool embeds license metadata in the document as XMP and provides an optional facility for “stamping” the document with visible CC license information — either as a small image in the header or footer, or as a full-page deed appended to the document.
Thanks to the OpenOffice Newletter Blog:
Applied Economics Research Bulletin is a new peer-reviewed OA journal from the Berkeley Mathemarketics Group. The about page describes some of its unconventional policies. I especially like their ideas on accelerating the process of peer-review, and their view on whose journal this is:
Douglas Brown has written Scientific Communication and the Dematerialization of Scholarship (ProQuest CSA, March 2007). The abstract:
Sage Ross has compiled a list of articles on how scholars could contribute to the Wikipedia project. Quote:
Hard to believe, but this is true. According to the website of the FWO (Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek), Flemish researchers are now obliged to deposit their pubications in Open Access reositories at least one year after publication in public "Open Access" databases,
in order to effect greater impact and valorization of their work. Researchers are also advised to deposit their other publications in such an "Open Access" database, together with the research data that resulted in these publications.
Received through H-Net:
The 2007 Annual Meeting and Spring Program of the Greater Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Chinese American Librarians Association will be held at the Library of Congress on April 25, 2007. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Division of the Library. The details of the location and time is shown at the end of this announcement.