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Friday, February 28, 2003

The March 2003 issue of Internet Resources Newsletter, edited by Roddy MacLeod of Heriot-Watt University Library, is now available
The People's Network, the project to connect all public libraries to the internet, and learndirect, a scheme to provide learning online and information services, have jointly launched an information initiative for public libraries in England. The new facility available on the People's Network website enables all public libraries to introduce their users to learndirect and the many online learning opportunities it provides
JISC/RSLP Conference: Investing in Our Human Resource - an event to consider and disseminate the findings of the "Resolving the Human Issues in LIS Projects" report commissioned by the JISC and RSLP - 4 April 2003, Royal Society of Arts, London
Academic Library Association of Ohio 29th Annual Conference - Information, Innovation, Inspiration: Making the Connection - Dublin, OH - November 14, 2003
ISO Project 2108 on revision of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) - Frequently Asked Questions about changes to the ISBN

Thursday, February 27, 2003

seamlessUK is a NOF funded consortium led by Essex County Council, of 9 local authorities and 14 key national information providers working together to develop a national citizen's gateway and locally branded portals to deliver integrated local and national public information
The Laser Foundation has announced its first awards following the call for proposals in 2002. The awards are administered by the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme
Louis Rosenfeld is teaching a new day-long seminar called Enterprise Information Architecture. He'll be tackling the frustrating challenge of getting a large, multi-departmental and hugely political web environment to behave like a single, unified, user-centric web site
Books2Eat 2003 - The International Edible Book Festival - April 1st, 2003
Dr. Richard Cox - Records, Documents, and Stuff in the Digital Era - presented as a LIVE Cybercast - March 7, 2003, 10:30am-12:00noon
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces a new electronic discussion list - ACADEMICPR - to assist academic and research librarians in sharing ideas and best practices in marketing and public relations. To subscribe, send an email to: listproc@ala.org. In the body of the message, type: subscribe ACADEMICPR and your first and last name
MUSÉE is a not-for-profit organization that works with cultural institutions around the world to provide services to museums, schools, and the general public. MUSÉE's mission, since it was founded in 1992, is to enhance cultural awareness, advance education at all levels, and stimulate public interest in cultural institutions

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The Archiving Forum: Preserving Digital Content (and the Opportunities It Holds) for the Long Haul - Philadelphia, PA, March 4, 2003
xrefer, a leading supplier of institutional digital reference services, has announced that the new content selection system for xreferplus, its acclaimed and popular digital reference library, is now available to all subscribers. The new content selection system will allow customers to choose the titles included within their subscription, giving libraries the choice and flexibility to meet their own individual information requirements
The Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI) has just completed a review of image search engines
Survey: The Impact of Digital Information Resources on the Roles of Collection Managers - this research project aims to analyse the extent to which the arrival of digital information as a major resource in research libraries is affecting the roles of librarians, archivists and information managers in the area of professional practice known as collection management
The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed to fund a programme which will provide exciting new content and a range of benefits to education sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. The five-year programme, called Digital Libraries in the Classroom will cost around £6m ($9.5m) and will draw on best practice in the creation and delivery of content from both the UK and the US, resulting in a range of resources in four key subject areas

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

ERPANET workshop: Long-term Preservation of Databases - 9-11 April 2003 - Bern, Switzerland
The Library + information Show caters for all sectors of the library profession bringing the library and information world together to share the key industry developments, the latest technology, exchange ideas and opinions and debate current issues - 30 April - 1 May, 2003 - London, UK
Scholarly Publishing and Archiving on the Web: New Opportunities - April 7, 2003 - University of Albany, NY

Monday, February 24, 2003

Digital Library Federation Spring Forum 2003 - New York - Deadline for proposals is March 3, 2003
animalscience.com - information resource for veterinary medicine and animal production - over 1 million records from over 2000 journals and averaging 700 new records every week - Free 30-day trial available
CILIP's biennial Umbrella conference and exhibition is being held on 3-5 July at Umist, Manchester, UK

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Online Northwest - 20th annual conference - February 28, 2003 - Corvallis, Oregon
World Book Day Online Festival - 6 March 2003 - showcasing an exciting range of world-class authors giving interviews, talks, readings and chat sessions throughout the day, providing unique insights into the lives of authors as well as opportunities for people to interact with them and fellow readers online

Saturday, February 22, 2003

The fourth annual Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Web-Wise Conference will be held February 26-28, 2003 in Washington, D.C.
Sirsi Rooms™ is "a revolutionary new way to create and present focused, dynamic collections of the best information available. On any subject. From any source. It's not a portal, a search engine, or an OPAC. Sirsi Rooms is easy-to-use technology that works independently of your other systems"
Microsoft Canada is contributing $2.5-million to the $33-million digital conversion of the CNIB Library for the Blind. CNIB Library services are provided at no cost to more than three million Canadians who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled
What makes online services effective? - ALPSP training course - London, UK - 28 February 2003
The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is a resource centre that acquires, disseminates, preserves, and promotes the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. Its primary aim is to support secondary use of quantitative and qualitative data for research and learning
Got Data? Now What? - Utilizing assessment results as power tools in your library - 1 day preconference at ALA/CLA Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada - June 20, 2003

Friday, February 21, 2003

Displaying Digital Information on Paper-like Devices - examines recent developments in electronic paper technology and discusses its potential applications, such as electronic books and journals, with a particular focus on further and higher education - Ruth Wilson
Biblio Tech Review - February 2003 issue now available
Black History Month - a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics - Free resource from Gale
BUND : British Universities Newsreel Database - contains 160,000 records of British cinema newsreel production 1910 - 1979 and a large collection of digitised documents
The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (NIF) is the source for the latest information on intellectual freedom issues. NIF is now available both online and in print
Brick and Click Libraries: The Shape of Tomorrow - A Regional Academic Library Symposium - October 10, 2003 - Northwest Missouri State University
Version 47 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 1,800 articles, books, & other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet - Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
UK Serials Group 26th Annual Conference and Exhibition - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh - 7-9 April 2003

Thursday, February 20, 2003

The UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a new strategic framework for the public library service: Framework for the Future. The policy document outlines the Government's long-term strategic vision for the role of public libraries. Its purpose is to help local and library authorities agree on the key objectives for the public library service with central government and local communities
SAGE is providing free access to all its journals available electronically via ingenta during February and March 2003. This includes full text files for issues being published during the first quarter of 2003, as well as back files going back as far as 1999 where available. See also SAGE Full-Text Collections, offering full-text access to the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology published by SAGE and participating societies
Library Catalogs: The Wrong Solution - by Roy Tennant - "Most integrated library systems, as they are currently configured and used, should be removed from public view. Before I say why, let me be clear that I think the integrated library system serves a very important, albeit limited, role" - LJ
New weblog: BookLab II - visions and innovations for the traditional book
Free Pint Newsletter 131 - 20th February 2003 - now available
eBooks: After Hype and Death, What Really Works - A LITA Regional Institute c-osponsored by PALINET - March 10, 2003
WebAware portal for libraries…home to information, tips and materials for promoting their leadership in the field of Internet literacy and the delivery of the Media Awareness Network's (MNet) Web Awareness Canada (WAC) program to parents and others in their communities

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Avoiding apocalypse - The university library is slowly decaying, but buying less books and sharing the load with other institutions might just keep its doors open a little longer, says John Sutherland - Guardian
The Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto presents a one-day workshop: Copyright Demystified - Mar. 21, 2003
The Province of Manitoba, Canada has recently opened up its GIS digital data warehouse on the Internet. In a radical departure from previous business models, Manitoba is providing all of its geospatial data free of charge for unrestricted use
The disinfojournal deals with topics in all areas of disinformation. This includes, but is not limited to, library and information science, information technology, electronic publishing, database management, data mining, knowledge production, knowledge dissemination and of course malinformation and disinformation approached from sociological, psychological, philosophical, theoretical, technical, and applied perspectives
The Committee of CILIP's Cataloguing and Indexing Group has been considering its future direction and indeed name. A questionnaire has been posted on the latest news page of the CIG section on the CILIP website. Members returning a questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw for £50.00
RUSA/MARS 2003 Preconference - Digital Reference @ Your Library II: Directions and Opportunities - June 20, 2003 - ALA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
The Library Events website will keep you up to date with all the important events you need to know about to enhance your professional career and to build up your professional skills and contacts. The service consists of a current awareness database, which is fully searchable, and a monthly newsletter

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Lend Me Your Ears - Fiona Shaw returns with a third series of features evoking soundscapes of the past - this time, the acoustic world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London - BBC4
Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out - edited by Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West, is due for publication in June 2003
D-Lib Magazine February 2003 edition is now available
The Stolen Books Database is an important new internet tool which organizes and makes available information about rare books which have been stolen from dealers, institutions and collectors
E-Learn 2003 - Phoenix, Arizona - Nov. 7-11, 2003 - Call for presentations

Monday, February 17, 2003

KMWorld & Intranets 2003 - October 14-16, 2003 - Santa Clara Convention Center - Santa Clara, California
VIP2 - a community blog for librarians, visually impaired individuals, and others interested in talking about digital books, talking books, digital audiobooks, library services for the visually impaired, and other issues of interest
The current exhibition at The Women's Library in London is Grow Up! Advice and the Teenage Girl, which displays an array of advice given to girls from 1880s to date
A free trial is available to the Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Yahoo Group for recipients of Gates Foundation computers - Chris Ely
London's libraries, museums and archives possess a treasure house of modern and historic photographs of London. The photoLondon website exists to highlight and promote these collections

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Good Job! - a web log describing some of the excellent work done by Lane Library (Ohio) staff
Idea - the magazine that's crammed with the latest on libraries and learning in Tower Hamlets, London, and on the seven new Idea Stores planned for the borough

Friday, February 14, 2003

The Information Program of the Open Society Institute, along with SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and Lund University Libraries, Sweden, has announced the establishment of the Directory of Open Access Journals. The project will create a directory of open access journals and will be completed in late spring 2003
The Royal Library, National Library of Sweden invites you to participate in a conference in Stockholm on Friday, March 28 addressing the issues of authority work. There will be speakers from all the Nordic countries and the UK
The Group of Aspiring Librarians is an interest group composed of support staff that are considering or currently working towards a professional career in Library and Information Science. GOAL promotes the discussion of current issues in librarianship and the sharing of relevant resources
National Learning Network Materials Development - gives users a 'one-stop shop' for information and support on downloading and using the high quality e-learning materials that are now available free to FE colleges through the NLN partnership programme

Thursday, February 13, 2003

New Book: Libraries as Agencies of Culture - edited by Thomas Augst - University of Wisconsin Press, January 2003
The Macmillan Group will transfer its Grove Publications to Oxford University Press
Female authors, who are bringing the romantic novel into the 21st century, are leading the race to be named the best romantic novel of the year - BBC
February 2003 issues of Information Today, ONLINE, Computers in Libraries, Searcher are now available
DRH 2003: Digital Resources for the Humanities - University of Gloucestershire - 31 August - 3 September 2003
The Open Archives Forum provides a Europe-based focus for dissemination of information about European activity related to open archives and, in particular, to the Open Archives Initiative
ISMIR 2003 - 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval - October 26-30, 2003: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Technology Tips - a random collection of resources and recommendations that can help you learn about computer technology, with an emphasis on "free". What is here is generally related to topics discussed at Lane Public Library's computer classes - Bill Hudgins

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

The February 2003 issue of Cultivate Interactive is now available
The University of Calgary in Canada is now running an e-Bookstore
Maximising web presence - a one day course for librarians and information managers who are responsible for the production and maintenance of web pages - 18 Feb 2003, London
Cites & Insights 3:3 (March 2003) is available as a PDF download
The NASIG Program Planning Committee invites applications to present a poster session at the 18th NASIG conference in Portland, OR, June 26-29, 2003. The theme of the conference is "Serials in the Park: Blazing Diverse Trails in the Information Forest.”
THE SHY LIBRARIAN magazine is seeking reviewers for adult fiction and non-fiction for its next issue
The Fifth Libraries Without Walls conference, to be held in Lesvos, Greece from September 19th-23rd 2003, continues the tradition of the LWW Conferences by bringing together international perspectives on the delivery of library and information services to users who are not in the physical library
VraagPunt (literal translation of QuestionPoint in Dutch) is the digital reference service (Ask a Librarian) of the University Library K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Saturday, February 08, 2003

The Scottish Archive Network was created in August 1999 to create an electronic network and search room linking the catalogues of over 50 Scottish archives - opening up Scotland's archives to the world. The project is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS)
Managing Digital Rights - Protection, Business & Revenue - March 24, 2003 - Toronto, Canada. This one-day pre-conference seminar explores, demystifies and inspires new thinking about the issues that surround Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Presentations, papers, and handouts from the VRD 2002 Digital Reference Conference held in Chicago on November 11-12 are now available

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Throughout February the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine will be running an evaluation of the MedHist history of medicine Internet gateway. The aim of the evaluation is to ensure that MedHist is continuing to meet the needs of its users
Amigos Library Services workshop - A Hands-On Introduction to XML - March 19-20, 2003 - Dallas, Texas
Empire Club of Canada - In celebration of its 100th anniversary, one of North America's most prominent public speaking forum has made its entire inventory of speeches accessible to the world. More than 2,500 speech texts, delivered by some of the most prominent historical people in world history over the last century, are now available
ASSIGN (Aslib Social Science Information Group and Network) has released its February 2003 update