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       [1] From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@loc.gov> (51)
             Subject: Library of Congress: Wright Brothers Online Collection

       [2] From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cbailey@uh.edu> (84)
             Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog Via E-Mail

             Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 08:39:03 +0100
             From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@loc.gov>
             Subject: Library of Congress: Wright Brothers Online Collection

    The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the
    online collection of the Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers available at
    the American Memory Web site at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wrighthtml/

    The online presentation of The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the
    Library of Congress, comprising about 10,121 library items or
    approximately 49,084 digital images, documents the lives of Wilbur and
    Orville Wright and highlights their pioneering work which led to them
    making the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight.
    Included in the collection are correspondence, diaries and notebooks,
    scrapbooks, drawings, printed matter, and other documents, as well as
    the Wrights' collection of glass-plate photographic negatives. The
    Wright Brothers' letters to aviation pioneer and mentor Octave Chanute,
    from the Octave Chanute Papers, were also selected for this online
    collection. The Wright Papers span the years 1881 to 1952 but largely
    cover 1900 to 1940.

    This online presentation of the Wright Papers contains the most
    significant and best portions of the original collection. The Wrights'
    diaries and notebooks are among the most important of the papers because
    they record many of their glides and powered flights at Kitty Hawk and
    elsewhere, as well as their scientific experiments and data. Because
    Wilbur and Orville corresponded extensively with their family,
    especially their father, Bishop Milton Wright, and their sister,
    Katharine, the Wright family correspondence is included. Also found in
    the online collection are letters from many correspondents who are
    significant in the field of aeronautics, including Octave Chanute,
    Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart. Charts, drawings, scrapbooks,
    printed matter, and other materials covering the Wrights' research,
    work, and business pursuits were also were selected for digitization.

    As noted, the Wrights' letters to Octave Chanute in the Chanute Papers
    are also included in this online collection. Chanute, a civil engineer
    and aviation pioneer, was the Wrights' mentor and friend. These letters
    give a first-person account of their problems and progress in inventing
    the airplane.

    Among the Wright Papers acquired by the Library of Congress were 303
    glass plate negatives, most taken by the Wright brothers themselves
    between 1896 and 1911 to document successes and failures with their new
    flying machines. The collection provides an excellent pictorial record
    of the Wright brothers' laboratory, engines, kites, gliders, powered
    machines, flights, and even their accidents. The collection also
    contains individual portraits and group pictures of the Wright brothers
    and their family and friends, as well as photos of their homes, other
    buildings, towns, and landscapes.

    The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers and the Octave Chanute Papers are
    housed in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. The glass
    plate negatives are housed in the Prints and Photographs Division of the

    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating
    to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more
    than 8 million digital items from more than 120 historical collections.

    Please submit any questions you may have via the American Memory
    webform at: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-memory2.html

             Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 08:44:14 +0100
             From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cbailey@uh.edu>
             Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog Via E-Mail

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

    September 22, 2003


    Next Weblog update on 9/29/03.

    Berlind, David. "The Patent Fight That Could Disrupt the
    Internet [1]." ZDNet Australia, 16 September 2003: A
    successful suit by Eolas Technologies puts the future of Web
    browser plug-ins in question.

    Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large [2] 3, no. 12 [3]
    (2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on
    current issues, new articles worth reading, and other
    topics. Highly recommended.

    D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 9 [4] (2003): Includes "The Digital
    Preservation of e-Prints [5]," "Generation of XML Records
    Across Multiple Metadata Standards [6]," "The Intellectual
    Property Rights Issues Facing Self-Archiving [7]," and
    other articles.

    Digital and Preservation Dispatch, 15 September 2003 [8]:
    E-newsletter about digitization and preservation issues from
    the OCLC Digitization & Preservation Online Resource Center.

    FreePint, 18 September 2003 [9]: Includes "Tips on
    Negotiating Licences for Electronic Products [10]" and
    other articles.

    Gross, Grant. "Congress Scrutinizes RIAA Tactics [11]."
    PCWorld.com, 17 September 2003: Discusses the Consumers,
    Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Act of

    LaMonica, Martin. "Debating Digital Media's Future [12]."
    CNET News.com, 18 September 2003: Summarizes events at the
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Digital Media in
    Cyberspace conference.

    Libraries: How They Stack Up [13]: OCLC report "provides a
    snapshot of the economic impact of libraries."

    "National Library of the Netherlands and BioMed Central
    Agree to Open Access Archive [14]": BioMed Central press
    release says that the Koninklijke Bibliotheek: "will act as
    an official archival agent for BioMed Central."

    OCLC Systems & Services [15] 19, no. 3 (2003): Includes
    "Digital Library Development in Brazil," "Institutional
    Repositories: The Library's New Role," "'NOF-Digi': Putting
    UK Culture Online," "A Pioneering Spirit: Using
    Administrative Metadata to Manage Electronic Resources," and
    other articles.



    Copyright 2003 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.


    [2] http://cites.boisestate.edu/
    [3] http://cites.boisestate.edu/civ3i12.pdf
    [4] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/09contents.html
    [5] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/pinfield/09pinfield.html
    [6] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/lightle/09lightle.html
    [7] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/gadd/09gadd.html
    [8] http://digitalcooperative.oclc.org/dispatch/15sept2003.html
    [11] http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112535,00.asp
    [12] http://news.com.com/2100-1025-5079007.html
    [13] http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/community/librariesstackup.pdf
    [14] http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/pr-releases?pr=20030917
    [15] http://lucia.emeraldinsight.com/vl=10106990/cl=30/nw=1/rpsv/oclc.htm

    Best Regards,

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library
    Planning and Development, University of Houston,
    Library Administration, 114 University Libraries,
    Houston, TX 77204-2000. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu.
    Voice: (713) 743-9804. Fax: (713) 743-9811.

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