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Author Addenda: An Examination of Five Alternatives

This article by Peter Hirtle describes an analysis done concerning various forms of addenda that enable authors to retain some rights in their works, provided the addendum is acceptable to the publisher of the journal in which the author's work will be published. Peter B. Hirtle is the Technology Strategist for the Cornell University Library's Public Services and Assessment unit, the Intellectual Property Officer for the Library, and the bibliographer for United States and General History. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and chairs its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He is currently a member of the Copyright Office's Section 108 Study Group and a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.
   
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Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?

Over the years, there has been a rapid change in the ways scientists share and use research. Many limitations of the recent past, on research and learning, have now been being swept away by the Internet. This article by Richard K. Johnson is one of a series of commentaries on the future of scientific publishing. Johnson was the founding Executive Director of Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), a position he held from 1998 to 2005. Currently he is a scholarly communications consultant and senior advisor to SPARC.
   
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The Digital Road to Scientific Knowledge Diffusion

With the United States federal government spending over $130 billion annually for research and development, ways to increase the productivity of that research can have a significant return on investment. All scientific advancement is based on work that has come before. This article by David E. Wojick and three co-authors discusses these issues and describes research being conducted by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under its strategic initiative, Innovations in Scientific Knowledge and Advancement (ISKA). David Wojick is senior consultant with Innovations for Scientific Knowledge and Advancement (ISKA), a strategic initiative of DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
   
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Unleashing the Marketing and Publishing power of RSS

According to Rok Hrastnik, author of "Unleash the Marketing&Publishing Power of RSS", RSS is getting much coverage lately, but very little is being said about the key aspects of RSS marketing. This article briefly summarises the steps of RSS marketing.
   
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SOA Versus Web 2.0

The author John Hagel contends that while Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) focus on connecting applications and databases within an enterprise, Web 2.0 is all about connecting people. An interesting read !
   
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