Each month The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) publishes a list of selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

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If possible they provide links to free information (including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories). In cases where the publisher frequently changes journal URLs with providing public notification or URL redirection, included URLs are to the publisher’s domain, not to individual articles.

Here is September’s TOC:

Dedication (Last update: 5/12/09)
1 Economic Issues (Last update: 9/8/09)
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 5/12/09)
2.2 General Works (Last update: 5/12/09)
2.3 Library Issues (Last update: 9/8/09)
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 5/12/09)
3.2 Critiques (Last update: 5/12/09)
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals (Last update: 9/8/09)
3.4 General Works (Last update: 5/12/09)
3.5 Library Issues (Last update: 5/12/09)
3.6 Research (Last update: 9/8/09)
4 General Works (Last update: 9/8/09)
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights (Last update: 9/8/09)
5.2 License Agreements (Last update: 9/8/09)
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata (Last update: 9/8/09)
6.2 Digital Libraries (Last update: 9/8/09)
6.3 General Works (Last update: 9/8/09)
6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation (Last update: 9/8/09)
7 New Publishing Models (Last update: 9/8/09)
8 Publisher Issues (Last update: 9/8/09)
8.1 Digital Rights Management (Last update: 9/8/09)
9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI (Last update: 9/8/09)
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies (Last update: 5/12/09)
Appendix B. About the Author (Last update: 5/12/09)
Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics (Last update: 5/12/09)


I’ve only recently (i.e. today) heard about the Blue Shield which is an organisation that protects cultural sites against armed conflict – which I think is v v cool and vital as war seldom seems to worry too much about the buildings that get destroyed.

The Blue Shields are going to Cologne tomorrow (3rd August) to the rescue workers on the collection of the City Archive of Cologne that has collapsed.About 60 heritage professionals from France, The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Sweden will try to save and restore as much of the collection as possible.

I think it’s brilliant that the Library world has such unsung heros!