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  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 09:45:10 +0000
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Subject: Online New York; no show in 2004.

>From Information Today.

Information Today, Inc. (ITI), producer for the past 24 years of the 
National Online
Meeting in New York City each May, announced that it is skipping the 
conference in 2004 and will return in 2005 with a "reinvented" event 
that will bring in
"the new breed of information buyers." Three smaller conferences will 
take place
simultaneously at the New York Hilton on May 11 and 12, 2004, but the 
annual meeting that traditionally brought together producers and 
buyers of electronic
information across the spectrum has drawn to a close.

Subject: Proceedings of Major Open Access Conference Published

The proceedings of the ICSTI/INIST/INSERM Seminar on Open Access to 
Scientific and Technical Information:State of the Art and Future held 
January 23-24, 2003 at the French Ministry of Research, Carré des 
Sciences, Paris,  was recently published in a special issue of 
Information Services & Use (v 23 (n. 2-3) (ISSN 0167-5265)
(IOS Press  (http://www.iospress.nl ).

The issue includes the following major themes and notable papers:

**Open Access: What Does It Mean for STI Distribution**
o Open Access: marginal or core phenomenon? a commercial publisher's 
  view (Pieter Bolman)
o Open publishing: how publishers are reacting (Sally Morris)
o A brief overview of the OAI protocol and its potential impact 
  (Andy Powell)

**Open Access: Economic Models and Legal Implications**
o Ingenta's economic and technical models for providing institutional 
  OA archives (Geoffrey Bilder)
o Open Access publishing (Jan Velterop)
o Libraries and institutional infrastructure for Open Access services 
  (Elmar Mittler)
o The legal framework for access to STI (Thomas Dreier)

**Open Access: Challenges for the Scientific Community**
o Mathematics and databases: Open Access (Laurent Guillopé)
o The Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (Daniel Charnay)
o The research-impact cycle (Stevan Harnad)

**Open Access: Issues for Developing Countries**
o Round Table: Open Access issues for developing countries  (Kay 
  Raseroka, Barbara Kirsop, Jean-Jacques Pierrat, Georges Malamoud, 
  Barbara Aronson,  Manfred Spiesberger)

**Open Access: Projects and Initiatives**
o Institutional repositories and Open Access: the future of scholarly 
  communication (David Prosser)
o The Budapest Initiative for Open Access (Jean-Claude Guédon)
o FIGARO and Open Access to electronic information objects (Stefan 
o E-BioSci: Semantic networks of biological information (Les Grivell)

The issue also contains a lengthy review titled "Open Access to 
Scientific and Technical Information: The State of the Art" prepared 
by Jack Franklin, ASFRA bv, Edam, The Netherlands 
(http://www.inist.fr/openaccess/en/etat_art.php), transcripts of
Questions & Answers sessions, welcome and closing addresses, and a 
summary of discussions with commentary.

An OCLC record for the issue  is available  [OCLC # 53966590] thanks 
to my Cataloging Colleagues at the ISU Library! I encourage all who 
own the journal to analyze it for their local OPAC.

**Ironically,  while the proceedings is a major contribution to the 
Open Access literatureand movement, it is  *not* Open Access [:-( ]. 
However, some authors have self-archived a version of their 
presentations [:-)]** [Google Author/Title to see who has 

***  Perhaps, in the spirit of the Season, the publisher would make 
this issue available as their Free (Electronic) Sample  Issue - How  
About It IOS Press? ***

IMHO This is an important collection that should be required reading 
in the New Year for every librarian and those who wish they were {:->

Gerry McKiernan
New Year Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011


Happy New Year


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