14.0517 queries and notes on e-journals

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: 11/27/00

  • Next message: by way of Willard McCarty: "14.0519 Virilio, Ecology and the Media"

                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 517.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>              (52)
             Subject: Virtual E-Journals
       [2]   From:    Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>              (63)
             Subject: A Remarkable E-Journal Index
       [3]   From:    Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>              (46)
             Subject: Reactive E-Journals
       [4]   From:    Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>              (61)
             Subject: Personalized E-Journals
             Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:17:18 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: Virtual E-Journals
                               _Virtual E-Journals_
          I am greatly interested in identifying additional 'Virtual' electronic
    journals. A 'Virtual Journal' may be described as an electronic journal in
    a specific
    subject discipline that is composed of  relevant articles selected from
    other electronic journals.
         Two virtual journals of which I am aware are
          Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
          [ http://www.vjbio.org/  ]
          Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology
          [  http://www.vjnano.org/ ]
    which were launched in January 2000 by the American Institute of Physics
    (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS).
         Each of the virtual journals presents an online collection of relevant
    papers from a broad range of "source" journals in the physical sciences.
        As noted in a press release
       [  http://www.aip.org/press_release/vj_release.html ]
    These virtual journals are "online journals that ... collect relevant papers
    from a broad range of physical science journals, including all journals
    published by APS and AIP and selected journals from participating publishers
    on AIP's Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS). From the user's
    perspective, the virtual journals ... look and feel like "real"
    journals, providing browsable Tables of Contents and freely available
    abstracts, with links to full-text articles in the source
    journals. Subscribers to the source journal will be able to seamlessly
    access the full-text articles, while non-subscribers will
    have the option to purchase articles for immediate online delivery."
    "Virtual journals ... provide users with quick, convenient access to
    information in cutting-edge fields," according to Martin
    Blume, Editor-in-Chief at the American Physical Society. "Gathering into one
    spot all the papers on a given topic that appear in a wide range of premier
    physics-related journals ... help specialists
    keep abreast of the latest developments, not only with title 'alerts' but
    with abstracts and full-text articles."
    Participating source journals include all journals published by APS and AIP,
    journals from participating publishers on AIP's Online Journal Publishing
    Service (OJPS), and as of August 2000 _Science_ magazine
    [ http://ojps.aip.org/jhtml/vjs/partpub.html].
            As Always, Any and All additional candidate ''Virtual Journals' would
    be most welcome, including any that are currently under consideration or
    [I'd also be interested in the titles of current or former 'Anthologized'
    print journals that consist/consisted of articles
    reprinted/republished from other print journals] [Any citations about this
    publishing phenomenon - either in print or electronic - would be of great
    /Gerry McKiernan
    Anthologized Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011
             Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:17:36 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: A Remarkable E-Journal Index
                          _ A Remarkable E-Journal Index_
          This weekend in reviewing the functionality of the _Journal of
    Artificial Intelligence Research_ (JAIR)  - an international electronic and
    print journal [ http://www.jair.org/] -   I discovered that it provides a
    most *remarkable*  index to its articles in what is called an "Information
            [ http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/jair/jair-space.html ] .
    The Information Space is an applet that is automatically loaded upon
    visiting the address. The address
               [  http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/jair/jair-space.html ]
    also provides a description and details on  navigating the contents of JAIR.
    Here's a textual description of the Information Space
        An information space is a type of information design in which
    representations of information objects are situated in a principled space.
    In a principled space location and direction have meaning, so that mapping
    and navigation become possible.
           Applying this terminology to this information space, we have yellow
    squares representing JAIR articles (the information objects) arranged
    according to two hierarchically constructed principles: first, the squares
    are within circles reflecting their categorization; and second, the circles
    are arranged so that categories which are more  similar are closer together.
    The metric used to determine pairwise similarity is the number of articles
    judged to be appropriate for both categories, although only one category is
    assigned each article for the visualization. The visualization behaves as
    information map, providing a survey view of the relationships between
    articles as derived
    from the category assignment.
    A page describing the design rationale for this information space [AN
    INFORMATION SPACE DESIGN RATIONALE] by Mark A. Foltz, the Information Space
    developer'  is available
        [ http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/jair/jair-space.html ] .
    In addition, Foltz's *outstanding* Master's thesis _Designing Navigable
    Information Spaces_  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1998)
    [ http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/publications/mfoltz-thesis/thesis.html]
    provides additional details and graphics about the JAIR project and its
    Information Space
       [ http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/publications/mfoltz-thesis/node10.html]
    The Information Space was designed by the Information Architecture project [
    http://www.infoarch.ai.mit.edu/ ] at the MIT Artificial Intelligence
    Laboratory [ http://www.ai.mit.edu/ ]. "The Information Architecture project
    seeks to create information spaces, where people will use this awareness to
    search, browse, and learn. In the same way that they navigate in the
    physical environment, they will navigate through knowledge."
    [For any who have attended any of my recent conference presentation, this
    Information Space implementation is a realization of what I have advocated
    for the past few years! [YES!]
           Words can not adequately describe the Information Space for JAIR; only
    the experience can convey the true value and impact on this novel index.!
    [IMHO: If there's one site that you visit after you dig out from your
    holiday backlog this is it!]
            I am greatly interested in learning about Any and All other innovative
    access methods to E-journal content, similar or different than the
    Information Space.
           As Always, Any and All contributions, questions, critiques, comments,
    queries, transition teams, cosmic insights, etc. are Most Welcome.
    /Gerry McKiernan
    Spaced Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011
                   "The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It!"
                                                       Alan Kay
             Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:17:50 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: Reactive E-Journals
                                  _Reactive E-Journals_
           In May 1999, I posted a query to various e-lists seeking the titles of
    additional e-journals that provide an opportunity for readers to comment on
    a published article an e-journal either as an annotation to segments of the
    article or a separate component of the e-journal
    [ http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/archive/9905/0455.html].
         I received several  responses from this posting and learned about  a
    handful  of such journals that offer this function and include
         Conservation Ecology
         [  http://www.consecol.org/Journal/  ]
         [For an example see:
    http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol2/iss2/resp1/index.html ]
         Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research'
         [ http://www.jair.org/ ]
         Journal of Interactive Media in Education
        [ http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/]
        [ For an example see; http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/00/stahl/stahl-01.html ]
        [Click on ?! balloon]
          Journal of Universal Computer Science
          [ http://www.jucs.org/jucs/  ]
         [For an examples, see http://www.jucs.org/jucs_annotations/all ]
          MRS. Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research
         [ http://nsr.mij.mrs.org/ ]
         [ For an example see: http://nsr.mij.mrs.org/1/1/discuss/ ]
           Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness
           [ http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/ ]
           [For an example see:
        http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/v3/psyche-3-06-vancampen.html ]
          [  http://www.princeton.edu/~harnad/psyc.html ]
            [For an example see:
          http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy?11.021 ]
    [BTW: The BioMOO Scholarly MOO
    [ http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/BioMOO/ ] offers a Journal Club in
    which within this MOO participants can comment about a specific journal
    e.g. [  http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/BioMOO/Meetings/940829-NSJC-4 ]
         I am greatly interested in learning about other Reactive E-Journals as
    well as any literature that have reviewed or commented [ :-)] or evaluated
    this interactive  functionality.
         As Always, Any and Al contributions, suggestions, comments, queries,
    critiques, criticisms, dimples, etc. are Most Welcome.
    /Gerry McKiernan
    Reactive Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011
             Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:18:06 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: Personalized E-Journals
                             _ Personalized E-Journals _
         I am greatly interested in identifying electronic journals that allow a
    user to create a personalized version of the journal or journals as defined
    by user from  pre-established categories, keywords, or automated interest
    profiling based upon user behavior.
         An example is the 'Virtual Review Journal' that can be created within
    BioMedNet [http://www.bmn.com/ ] [ http://reviews.bmn.com/ ]. Within
    BioMedNet, users can create a profile by selecting from broad categories
    [http://reviews.bmn.com/virtual/create ],  and/or tailor the personalized
    journal  using keywords, and name their personalized journal.
        In selecting a named 'virtual journal' from 'My List of Virtual Journals'
    , the user is presented with a listing of citations selected from "5000+
    review articles from over 100 journals" that match the established profile
    with the most recent listed first. A sample is found below:
    1, The impact of preprint servers and electronic publishing on
           biomedical research [Guest Editorial]
           Gunther Eysenbach
           Current Opinion in Immunology, 2000, 12:5:499-503
           Abstract, Full text: text, PDF 67 k
    2.   The antibody web [Trends]
             Stefan Dbel
             Immunology Today, 2000, 21:8:355-357
             Abstract, Full text: text, PDF 56 k
    3.    Multimedia atlas of internal parasites of horses
             [CD-ROM Review]
             Gareth W Hutchinson
             International Journal for Parasitology, 2000, 30:5:675-676
              Abstract, Full text: text, PDF 79 k
    [My Virtual Journal focused on 'multimedia' ]
         All users have access to the Abstract for a citation; access to the
    full-text of the work is available only to subscribers. [BTW: A Free 90-day
    trial to BioMedNet  Reviews is currently available
    [http://reviews.bmn.com/latest/reviews ]
    [NOTE: BioMedNet is owned by Elsevier Science and is part of the Reed
    Elsevier group of companies. BioMedNet is the website for biological medical
    researchers. To date there are more than 600,000 members of BioMedNet --
    with more than 20,000 people joining per month! Membership to BioMedNet is
    free, and members can search all of BioMedNet without charge. However,
    viewing full-text articles from publishers often requires payment or a
         I am particularly interested in the availability of
    personalization/customization options with e-journal aggregatorsir [e.g.,
    OCLC ECO, Swets/Blackwell  SwetsnetNavigator, etc.] which may or may not
    offer such personalization options across the e-journals of a number of
         Citations to key and core articles, papers, reports, etc. on
    customization/personalization of e-journals are of particular interest.
         I am particularly interested in any and all examples of e-journals or
    aggregators that can auatomatically create and refine a personalized
    e-journal based upon user interaction with the e-collection.
         As Always, Any and All contributions, queries, critiques, questions,
    criticisms, cosmic insights, chads - hanging or otherwise, etc. are Most
    /Gerry McKiernan
    Personalized Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011
         The discussion of the BioMedNet service is for informational purposes
    only and does not constitute an endorsement. 

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : 11/27/00 EST