Briefing Paper: Key Elements of the NIH Molecular Libraries Initiative - The Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network and PubChem
In order to identify those small molecules that will have the greatest effect on a disease or biological process, NIH will soon be awarding grants to a number of academic centers throughout the United States that will constitute the Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network (MLSCN). Critical to the success of this initiative and the work of the Centers is PubChem, a publicly available database that includes information about the biological activities of chemical compounds.
A New Day for the DMCA: The Chamberlain and Lexmark Decisions
Recent circuit-level decisions in Chamberlain v. Skylink and Lexmark v. Static Control Components interpreted the Digital Millenium Copyright Act in a manner that will prevent its use to restrict legitimate competition in after-market components. By placing on plaintiffs the burden of proving intent to infringe copyright, judges on both panels not only dictate the correct outcome in these cases, but also provided defendants in other cases a way to short-circuit litigation when infringement is nowhere to be seen. Published in Electronic & Commerce Law Vol. 9 No. 45 (November 2004).
Education and Training for Careers in Special Collections: A White Paper Prepared for the Association of Research Libraries Special Collections Task Force
Responding to data gathered by the 1998 Survey of Special Collections in ARL Libraries and anecdotal evidence, the ARL Task Force on Special Collections investigated issuesrelated to education and training needs for careers in special collections. The resulting white paper considersthe scope of need, surveys the current environment, and proposes recommended strategies and action items for ARL and other organizations and groups.
Law Serials Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach
Using data from more than 400 legal serials, Mark McCabe estimates the impact of six publisher mergers on law serial prices during the period 1990–2000. The results suggest that merger-related price increases were substantial during this period, even after accounting for secular price trends.
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Scholarly Communication and Epistemic Cultures
Keynote Address, delivered at "Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change," Washington, DC, October 17, 2003
ARL Survey of Regional and ARL Selective Depository Libraries in the FDLP Initial Analysis - 10/08/2003
Preliminary notes about the ARL Survey of Regional and ARL Selective Depository Libraries in the FDLP.
Hidden Collections, Scholarly Barriers: Creating Access To Unprocessed Special Collections Materials Innorth America's Research Libraries
On behalf of the ARL Task Force on Special Collections, UIUC's Barbara Jones prepared this white paper that lays out the problem, the opportunities, and some recommendations for how ourcommunities might proceed to expose hidden special collections and encourage their use.
Publisher Mergers: A Consumer-Based Approach to Antitrust Analysis
In this paper, the Information Access Alliance (Alliance) describes the issues that have emerged as the industry has become increasingly concentrated and advocates for a new standard of antitrust review that we urge be adopted by state and federal antitrust enforcement agencies in examining merger transactions in the serials publishing industry.
Fair Use in Multimedia: Digital Age Copyright
Discusses fair use guidelines for multimedia.
The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries
Article chronicling the history and current challenges of collection management.