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ICSTI: New NLM Initiative; Wider Access to Federally Financed Research

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  • Subject: ICSTI: New NLM Initiative; Wider Access to Federally Financed Research
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:38:40 +0100 (BST)

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From: Barry Mahon <mahons1@eircom.net>
Subject: New NLM Initiative for e-archiving, etc.
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The National Library of Medicine has created a set of standards for
 publishing online journal articles in hopes of simplifying the process for
 publishing, transferring, and archiving scholarly information.

The DTD's identify and encode various elements of an article, like a
 quotation, a bibliographic reference, or the start of a paragraph.

"It's a standard model to allow the exchange of journal articles -- a model
 that we figure can handle any journal article out there," says Jeff Beck, a
 technical- information specialist at the medical library. "Say you have two
 groups that want to exchange articles, like one publisher wants to submit
 articles to an archive or collector. If they agree that they will both use
 this, then the publisher will tag the articles in this format, the archive
 will be able to read them."

So far, no other organization has proposed standard formats for electronic
journals, he says. At present, he adds, publishers have been using formats of
 their own creation.

More details at: www.dtd.nlm.nih.gov


From: Barry Mahon <mahons1@EIRCOM.NET>
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Forwarded from the September-Forum Digest, available only to registered NY
Times users, registration is (or was when I last looked) free.

Bye, Barry

>Topics of the day:
> 1. NYTimes.com: Measure Calls for Wider Access to FederallyFinanced

Date:    Thu, 26 Jun 2003 16:02:23 +0100
From:    Gerry Mckiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
Subject: NYTimes.com: Measure Calls for Wider Access to FederallyFinanced

Measure Calls for Wider Access to Federally Financed Research

June 26, 2003

A group challenging the power of established scientific journals says
 legislation will be introduced to make the results of all federally financed
 research available to the public.

The group, the Public Library of Science, which includes scientists, doctors,
researchers and their public supporters, plans to announce legislation on
Thursday that would give taxpayers greater access to scientific data.


  Free access to registered readers


Gerry McKiernan
Federally-Financed Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011




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