Open Access Initiative - A call for the adoption of open access business
models for scholarly communication. See the February
2002 Newsletter for an important series of articles on open access.
The Central Source for Reference Linking - A collaborative reference linking
service -- through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a
journal and immediately access the cited article.
for Networked Information (CNI) - An organization dedicated to supporting
the transformative promise of networked information technology for the
advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual
of 1000 - A new online research tool that highlights the most interesting
papers in biology, based on the recommendations of over 1000 leading scientists.
Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) - An informal, self-organized
group comprising over150 library consortia from around the world. The
Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating
discussion among consortia on issues of common interest.
Scholarly Communications Alliance - The ISCA members, represented by over
600 research libraries worldwide, engage in a series of activities that focus
the scholarly publishing process on the primary goals of the academic research
community, advancing the discovery of new knowledge and facilitating its dissemination.
Aided Indexing - Machine Aided Indexing (MAI) was originally developed
by CASI as an aid to indexing technical literature for the NASA STI Database.
The new web-based application was designed to provide authors, editors,
information analysts, and others with a convenient, fully interactive
tool for determining the subject content of documents, and identifying
keywords and terms for various uses.
Archives Initiative - OAI develops and promotes interoperability standards
that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI has
its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a means
of increasing the availability of scholarly communication.
Archives Forum- Europe-based focus for dissemination of information
about European activity related to open archives and, in particular, to
the Open Archives Initiative.
Digital Libraries Project - A research project at Virginia Tech investigating
the building of digital libraries as networks of independent components,
with inter-component communication based on the OAI Protocol for Metadata
Harvesting and extenstions thereof.
Scholary Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - An alliance
of universities, research libraries, and organizations built as a constructive
response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system.
Transition from Paper: Where Are We Going and How Will We Get There? - An
on-line book by R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago, and Anne Simon Moffat,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Midwest Center.