Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 517. Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/> <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>  From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (52) Subject: Virtual E-Journals  From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (63) Subject: A Remarkable E-Journal Index  From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (46) Subject: Reactive E-Journals  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/ ] and 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 development. [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 interest!] /Gerry McKiernan Anthologized Librarian Iowa State University Ames IA 50011 email@example.com -------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Space" [ 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 QUOTE 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. UNQUOTE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org "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 ] Psycoloquy [ 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 article 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 email@example.com -------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 subscription.] 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 publishers. 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 Welcome. /Gerry McKiernan Personalized Librarian Iowa State University Ames IA 50011 firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER The discussion of the BioMedNet service is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement.
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