Kairos 3.1 will focus on copyright, intellectual property rights, and plagiarism, especially as they relate to cyberspace and the Internet. For this issue, we'd like to include reviews of books, articles or collections of articles, web sites, software, email list discussions or groups, conference presentations or caucuses, and legislation proposed or in the works, which concern any of the three issues.
We welcome your ideas for resources to review and also suggest these for consideration; multiple reviewers of a single source are welcome:
The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature, ed. by Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jaszi, Duke U Press, 1994.
Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern, ed. by Sean Burke, Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1995.1994.
Thomas Mallon's Stolen Words, Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism, Penguin Books, 1989.
Ronald V Bettig's Copyrighting Culture: The Political Economy of Intellectual Property. New York: Westview P, 1996.
James Boyle's Shamans, Software, and Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society, Harvard UP, 1997.
M. Ethan Katsh's Law in a Digital World, Oxford U. Press, 1995, and The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law Oxford U. Press, 1989.
Lance Rose's Netlaw, Your Rights in the Online World, Osborne (McGraw Hill), 1995.
Texas Intellectual Propety Law Journal, http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tiplj/
The Copyright Web Site's info. on Web Issues, http://www.benedict.com/webiss.htm
The Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com
Intellectual Property Creators Website on Patent Public Policy and Enforcement, http://www2.best.com/~ipc/
Intellectual Property Magazine, http://www.ipmag.com/
UMI's Advice on Copyright for Dissertation and Theses Writers, http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/works/strong.copyright.html
RPI's HotProperty Hyperlinked Bibliography of Copyright/IP Resources, http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/intelprop/web/biblio2.html
We also know many scholars contain bookmarks for worthy sources; you are welcome to scan your bookmarks on IP, copyright, plagiarism and to write a survey and review of what you have.
This is new and experimental, so please feel free to query Nick Carbone for more information (a.k.a. to help him figure this concept out).
We are also open to ideas for reviewing software that supports writing bibliographies (Bibliocite, for example), and that operates as a stand alone product.
Kairos 3.2 will be published late October or early November, about the same time many teachers and students are thinking ahead to the next semester's courses; for teachers this is a time for considering what books to order for those courses. For this issue, then, we'd like to focus on a particular type of book, the handbook. Most handbooks now include, or are in the process of adding to their next editions, sections on how to use the Internet. Further, many of handbooks now include electronic versions on disk or cd-rom as well as websites that serve as companions to the book.
We'd like to have a cluster of reviews of these books and any companion or publisher affiliated web sites that complement these books. While you're attending conferences in the next few months and visiting publisher's booths, keep your eye out. If you're interested in reviewing a book and cannot get to a conference, most publishers will send you a review copy. Herewith a brief sampling, by no means complete, representing only handbooks that have come to our attention:
As we all know, there are many, many more handbooks than these, so whether you are a publisher and would like a handbook to be considered, or are a potential reviewer and have some other handbook(s) in mind, please feel free to contact our Reviews Editor, Nick Carbone at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
As a companion to the handbook cluster, we also welcome reviews and perspectives on the many email lists and usenet groups which discuss matters of English prose writing, and more sometimes more narrowly, grammar, usuage, and style.
In addition to the sites which accompany English handbooks, and those which are essentially OWLs affiliated with colleges and universities, there are a number of websites for the non-academic writer. These range from those maintained by the hobbyist to those written by the publishing professional. We'd like reviews of these sites for Kairos 3.2
Reading on the web is a matter of following links, going where your interest takes you. We sometimes mark our trails with bookmarks, or notes. One way to consider a reading experience is to combine a series of bookmarks, with the browser's history of links. We invite readers to submit reviews of their reading travels--where'd you go?, what'd you find?, how'd you like it?, and would you recommend that we go to it too? The Webthology offers a way for you to comment upon the disparate strands you gather and weave into meaning.