[ba-ohs-talk] News related to OHS
Snippets from Free Online Scholarship Newsletter (01)
* The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has launched Scholars Portal,
a suite of tools giving library patrons a single interface to the
electronic resources on the web and in the user's library.
Scholars Portal is based in part on ARL's survey on how libraries use
portal software. Here's a brief summary of the survey results. ARL will
publish the full results later this year.
* The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) has released the beta of version 2.0
of its protocol for metadata harvesting. It is now available for
downloading. The OAI metadata harvesting protocol is the standard for
interoperable FOS archives.
* The Creative Commons will launch tomorrow. Currently the web site carries
only an announcement, but check it again soon. The Creative Commons is a
Lawrence Lessig initiative that will draft and print out custom licenses
for authors, musicians, and other content creators who want to provide free
online access to their works and yet retain enforceable rights e.g. to
block the publication of mangled, misattributed, or commercial versions
(see FOSN for 2/14/02). Authors will indicate the rights they wish to
retain by checking boxes on a web from. Software at the site will then
assemble a licensing agreement that assigns the remaining rights to the
public domain. The creators will mark their online work with an icon that
links back to the licensing agreement, which users may read in either a
"lay" or a legalistic version. The project will also act as a conservancy
for the content it licenses.
The Creative Commons
* NASA has put online the proceedings of the Workshop on Experimental
OAI-Based Digital Library Systems (Darmstadt, September 8, 2001).
* The National Centre for Science Information and the Indian Institute of
Science have put online the proceedings of their workshop on Developing
Digital Libraries using Open Source Software (April 15-20, Bangalore). The
workshop focused on two open source packages, Eprints and Greenstone.
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