• Copyright Transfer Agreements and Self-Archiving

      Coleman, Anita Sundaram; Malone, Cheryl Knott (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2005)
      Concerns about intellectual property rights are a significant barrier to the practice of scholarly self-archiving in institutional and other types of digital repositories. This introductory level, half-day tutorial will demystify the journal copyright transfer agreements (CTAs) that often are the source of these rights concerns of scholars. In addition, participants will be introduced to the deposit processes of self-archiving in an interdisciplinary repository and open access archive (OAA), such as DLIST, Digital Library for Information Science and Technology. Editor's Note: This is a 1-page summary of the tutorial at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '05), June 7, 2005, Denver, Colorado. It does not include the actual tutorial. Contents: Introduction, Learning Outcomes, Topics to be covered, About the Presenters, and References.
    • Copyright Transfer Agreements in an Interdisciplinary Repository

      Coleman, Anita Sundaram; Malone, Cheryl Knott; Xia, Jingfeng; Nelson, Shawn T. (2005)
      Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) are a rich source of rights information related to self-archiving. According to the Eprints Self-Archiving FAQ, "To self-archive is to deposit a digital document in a publicly accessible website, preferably an OAI-compliant Eprint Archive." (1) This poster describes a study undertaken by DLIST whereby the CTAs of selected LIS journals were analyzed for publisher statements on the rights of authors related to self-archiving. The study differs from efforts such as the SHERPA/RoMEO database (2) that resulted from the large open access studies of Project RoMEO (3). The main differences are: 1) our focus on LIS journals and 2) focus on journals rather than publishers, since publishers appear to have different policies and CTAs for each of their journals. RoMEO/SHERPA focus on publishers in all disciplines and as such LIS is not fully/adequately represented. DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is an Open Access Archive (OAA) for Library and Information Science and Technology based on E-prints; a cross-institutional disciplinary repository for the Information Sciences that focus on cultural heritage institutions such as Archives, Libraries, and Museums using interdisciplinary perspectives. To some researchers cultural heritage institutions and formal educational organizations are the critical information infrastructures for building the knowledge society.
    • DLISTConnection: Information and Technology Literacy Service for NSDL

      Coleman, Anita Sundaram; Malone, Cheryl Knott; Bracke, Paul (2003-04)
      This is a proposal submitted to the 2003 NSF NSDL solicitation. DLISTConnection will develop and evaluate an information and technology literacy (ITL) service in support of science and health literacy by 1) federating training materials, software documentation, and similar learning objects not systematically collected and described in the NSDL and 2) designing, implementing, and assessing a controlled vocabulary for existing ITL standards by aligning them with science and health literacy benchmarks. Further, DLISTConnection will develop rights management policies to facilitate harvesting and use of diverse learning objects by applying selected rights elements Evaluation will include NSDL testbeds and an informetric analysis of the effectiveness of the metadata for standards and rights. Two new communities, ITL professionals and Native Americans will be involved. DLISTConnection thus builds a foundation for the NSDL goal of science literacy by providing current and new audiences of end-users and collections providers with four innovative yet essential services: 1. addition of health sciences-specific ITL learning objects to the NSDL; 2. availability of crosswalks connecting ITL standards to science and health literacy benchmarks and the mapping of those standards and benchmarks to the learning objects; 3. access to intellectual property rights metadata to facilitate re-use and re-purposing of learning objects; and 4. application of citation indexing and analysis to learning objects.
    • "Green" and "Gold" Approaches to Open Access for LIS (A DLIST Study)

      Coleman, Anita Sundaram; Malone, Cheryl Knott (2005)
      These are the preliminary results about the greening of LIS reported at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2005, Oslo, Norway, Aug. 14-18, 2005, in the poster sessions (Tues. and Wed. August 16 and 17). Materials presented at the poster session correspond to call-outs in flowchart and include the following. 1) â Greenâ and â Goldâ Approaches to Open Access for LIS (A DLIST Study) â 1-page narrative of research study (analysis of LIS CTAs) 2) Self-Archiving in DLIST - 32â x 52â poster, the flowchart showing the two steps scholars take to self-archive (and some choices they have) 3) About DLIST â http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/915/ 4) Copyright Research & Deposit Services - http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/forms/DlistServices.pdf 5) Permission to deposit in DLIST â http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/forms/DlistPDA.pdf 6) Is Self-Archiving legal â a 1-page flyer excerpted from the Eprints Self-archiving FAQ. However, only the first two of these are deposited as part of this document as the others are available separately (see urls below).
    • Imagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context

      Malone, Cheryl Knott (IEEE Computer Society, 2002)
      In the 1950s, a computer that could hold the contents of a library, retrieve facts, and formulate questions was laughable to many. The 1957 movie Desk Set accurately mirrored the way ordinary citizens perceived computers and their possible consequences. On another level, the film's focus on libraries was an ideal juxtaposition of human's intellectual capacity with machines' processing capacity.
    • The Impact of Open Access on Library and Information Science (A Research project)

      Malone, Cheryl Knott; Coleman, Anita Sundaram (2005-02)
      This is the text of a proposal (unfunded) submitted by Cheryl Knott Malone and Anita Coleman, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, Tucson to the IMLS National Leadership Grants 2005. To what extent does open access improve the impact of an article? This is the deceptively simple question that we will investigate. Our question is an important one if a clear understanding about the open access archive (OAA) phenomenon and what it means for our discipline, Library and Information Science (LIS) is ever to be achieved. We will use DLIST as the testbed for answering our key research question. DLIST is the Digital Library for Information Science and Technology , an OAA, where scholars can self-register and deposit research, education, and practice publications that center on cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums. DLIST was established in the summer of 2002 as a disciplinary repository for LIS. DLIST runs on open source software, Eprints, and is compliant with Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Thus DLIST is an interoperable data provider in the global chain of OAI repository services. Currently DLIST has about 500 users and 400 documents. Usage of DLIST has grown from 41,156 hits in February 2004 to 112,728 hits in January 2005. To answer the research question we will undertake the following activities over a period of three years. In the first year we will 1) digitize articles from the back issues of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), the premier journal for all matters related to library education; 1) conduct a citation study of JELIS articles to benchmark their research impact prior to deposit in DLIST, 2) deposit and create the metadata for digitized JELIS articles in DLIST; and 3) complete the writing of a DLIST User Guide and Self-Archiving Workshops manual. In the second year of the project, we will 1) survey LIS faculty to determine a baseline of copyright awareness and scholarly communication behaviors related to self-archiving in the LIS education community, and 2) offer DLIST self-archiving workshops at four selected conferences. The workshops will introduce scholars to OAA and how to self-archive using DLIST. In the third year of the project, 1) participants who completed the DLIST workshops and surveys will be surveyed again, 2) a follow-up citation study to document citation rates and patterns of the digitized and deposited JELIS articles will be conducted, and 3) will be analyzed with usage of JELIS articles in DLIST to understand the impact of open access. The goal of the second survey is to determine how behaviors may have changed and find out how the JELIS articles in DLIST, were used in ways that may not be revealed through mere citation data. This will contribute a richer understanding of impact than if we had only quantitative data from DLIST usage logs and citation rates and patterns (traditional research impact factors only) for JELIS. Current experience with DLIST has given us tantalizing evidence that open access to the JELIS articles will have an impact and that the nature of the impact will be diverse and rich, not just limited to research citations. For example, informally gathered DLIST usage â nuggetsâ are often about the usefulness of DLIST materials for classroom teaching (sometimes in a global context, as when we learned that it is used in a LIS school in Czechoslovakia) and networking among LIS teachers, researchers and practitioners.
    • Louisville Free Public Library's Racially Segregated Branches, 1905-35

      Malone, Cheryl Knott (1995)
      Drawing on primary sources such as original library records, this article traces the founding and early years of the first Carnegie-funded, purpose-built library for the exclusive use of African Americans.
    • Quiet Pioneers: Black Women Public Librarians in the Segregated South

      Malone, Cheryl Knott (2000)
      This article presents the history of African-American women librarians in the segregated South and their contributions, a topic rarely discussed in library literature.