Brian Whalley reviews a look at this problem from an American anthropologist and finds there is more in it than just a consideration of plagiarism.
News and Events
William Kilbride and Malcolm Todd report on the Digital Preservation Roadshow – an eleven month tour of the UK and Ireland designed to provide archivists and record managers with practical advice and support in managing digital resources.
Charles Oppenheim sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.
Dave Puplett reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.
Peter Cliff hopes he’ll not forget this marvellous book, even when the author seems to suggest it might be better if he did!
Nick Nicholas, Nigel Ward and Kerry Blinco present an information model of digital identifiers, to help bring clarity to the vocabulary debates from which this field has suffered.
Sarah Currier reports on an international working meeting involving a range of educational interoperability standards bodies and communities, organised by JISC CETIS.
Emma Tonkin investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.
Chris Awre reports on the first coming together of two regional user groups for the Fedora digital repository system, hosted by the University of Oxford in December 2009.
Martin White suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.
Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin discusses the outcomes and lessons learned from user tests performed on the Oxford Blue Pages, a tool designed to display information about researchers and their activities at the University of Oxford.
Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.
Andrew Flinn describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.
Richard Davis discusses the role of Web preservation in reference management. in an article based on a presentation given at the Innovations in Reference Management workshop, January 2010.