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Monday, March 31, 2003

Electric Ink by Eli Naeher - new archives/library-related weblog
Library and Information Week - a special project of the Australian Library and Information Association - 12-18 May 2003
proACTive - the newsletter of the ACT group of the Australian Library and Information Association - April 2003 now available
FreePint Freedom of Information Exchange - This seminar will provide an overview of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which places obligations on a number of public authorities - 22 July 2003, London, UK - session leader is Paul Pedley
International Learned Journals Seminar - Who pays for the free lunch?: Alternative funding models for research communication - 4 April 2003 - London , UK

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Manitoba Book Week - a celebration of Manitoba writing and publishing - April 20-26, 2003

Saturday, March 29, 2003

E-STREAMS: Electronic reviews of Science & Technology References covering Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and Science - March 2003 now available
Kluwer Academic Publishers has launched Kluwer Wireless, a new online service devoted to wireless research and development, offering over 40,000 pages of peer-reviewed research from experts in the field of wireless
Library + Information Update - April 2003 issue now available
Government Views of Iraq - a bibliography of online government information and documents about Iraq. Resources include U.S. Congressional Hearings and government documents about Iraq from the United States, Britain and the United Nations - prepared by Grace-Ellen McCrann, Cohen Library, City College of New York
eCulture - a newsletter on cultural content and digital heritage - March 2003 issue now available
With RefWorks users can create their own personal database by importing references from online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, etc. 30-day free trial available
The Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) Conference 2003 - San Antonio, TX - November 17-18, 2003

Friday, March 28, 2003

Ingenta and BIDS collaborate with Ovid to create a SilverPlatter service for UK academia - it will provide the UK academic research and teaching communities with access to a large collection of over 80 different databases running under the latest WebSPIRS 5.0 database software and interface
H-MUSEUM's Current Focus - Iraq, the cradle of civilization at risk
IASSIST 2003 - The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology has announced its 29th annual conference to be held at the University of Ottawa May 27-30, 2003
Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Libraries have selected the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking digital collections
The Library and Archives of Canada has announced the official launch of the Canadian Genealogy Centre web site. This unique virtual centre will be the primary online site for access to genealogical resources in Canada. Over the years, Canadians have shown a growing interest in finding out more about their family histories, stories and roots
Nylink 2003 Annual Meeting - The Times They Are A-Changing: Critical Roles for Today's and Tomorrow's Libraries - April 21 & 22, 2003 - Saratoga Springs, New York
NARA is seeking public comment on the draft Appraisal Policy - this proposal is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's series of records management initiatives to examine and redesign, as necessary, its records management policies and procedures
CILIP workshop - Cutting-edge internet search techniques - 4 June 2003, Birmingham, UK - presented by Terry Kendrick

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Phil Bradley's Blog - for librarians and people interested in search engines, searching the net, design issues and general whitterings and rants
OLA Education Institute - Digital Odyssey: Setting the Standards, Building the Tool Kit - featuring Roy Tennant of the California Digital Library - Toronto, May 5-7, 2003
British Universities Film & Video Council News Online has been updated to March 26
FBI - Freedom of Information Act - Electronic Reading Room is a fascinating collection of scanned, redacted FBI files which have been released over the years to requesters using the Free of Information Act
Vesalius - On the Fabric of the Human Body, one of the world's great treasures of Renaissance bookmaking and most ambitious and comprehensive surveys of human anatomy is now available from Northwestern University
Bernie Sloan has updated his Digital Reference Services Bibliography which has more than 500 entries related to the provision of reference services involving collaboration between library user and librarian in a computer-based medium. These services can utilize various media, including e-mail, Web forms, chat, video, Web customer call center software, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), etc.
The seventh annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring the year's best independently published titles, will accept entries until April 1, 2003. All independent, university, small press, and self-publishers in North America are eligible to enter their books published with a 2002 copyright or that were released in 2002
LibraryNet Monthly from Industry Canada - February 2003 issue now available
Libraries more important than pubs - b2b newsdesk

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Fifteenth Annual Small Press Book Fair - March 29-30, 2003 - New York
National Library Legislative Day, cosponsored by the District of Columbia Library Association and the American Library Association, is held each year in May to bring librarians, library trustees, board members, and other library friends to Washington, DC to talk with their Representatives and Senators about issues of concern to the library community
2003 Book Sense Book of the Year Nominees - winners to be announced at BookExpo America in Los Angeles
Government on the Net 03 - Transcending Technology, Creating Community - Ottawa, April 14-17, 2003
The netConnect/WEB FEET Best of the Web Awards will recognize excellent school and public library web sites. School library awards will be in two categories: K-8 and high school libraries. The public library awards are also in two categories: web sites that provide health information and web sites designed to meet the needs of small businesses. Awards will recognize both small and large libraries. There will be eight awards in all; each award is accompanied by a grant of $1000 from WEB FEET. Deadline is May 1, 2003
The Thomson Patent Store allows quick and direct access to a comprehensive collection of current and archival patent documents, including the most recent documents issued by: EPO (since 1978), WIPO (since 1978), German Patent and Trademark Office (since 1968), USPTO (since 1975), and more...
The Humbul Humanities Hub invites members of the humanities research and teaching community to share information about scholarly web sites via its "Suggest a Resource"

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Reference Update Issue 2, March 2003 from xrefer is now available
Online Information 2003 is the event where the world of information content, management and delivery converge attracting an international audience of over 11,000 visitors and over 280 exhibitors - December 2-4, 2003 - London, UK
The Wondir Foundation is building a new and different kind of information service, Wondir, to connect people who have information needs with the people and information that can help them. The foundation will also support and conduct research relating to information transfer. Positive cash flow from operations will support recognized and respected charities that provide information services to the disadvantaged
The March 2003 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
Vindolanda Tablets Online - online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England
ED-MEDIA 2003 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications - June 23-28, 2003 - Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, March 24, 2003

Elsevier has announced that former RoweCom customers will continue to receive delivery of Elsevier products for the whole 2003 subscription year, thereby preventing “gaps” in library collections
Presentations from Death of the book? - challenges and opportunities for scholarly publishing - March 2003 - now available
Reminder - Internet Librarian International 2003 Conference begins tomorrow in Birmingham, UK
Two outstanding contemporary commentaries on the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion go online for the first time, together with records of thousands of important historical sources, as part of a new National Library of Scotland web feature
Marketing the Library - Web-based Training for Public Libraries was commissioned by the Ohio Library Foundation with financial support provided by the Drew Carey Fund

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Evidence Based Librarianship 2003 - 2nd International EBL Conference - June 4-6 2003 - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
The final report of the Research Support Libraries Group is now available. The group advises on the development of a national strategy to ensure that UK researchers in all disciplines have access to world class information resources

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Shibboleth, a project of Internet2/MACE, is developing architectures, policy structures, practical technologies, and an open source implementation to support inter-institutional sharing of web resources subject to access controls. In addition, Shibboleth will develop a policy framework that will allow inter-operation within the higher education community
New library blogs: Retrofitted Librarian from Susan Rosenblatt, Sentence & Solace from Danielle Cunniff Plumer, SpinsterLibrarian.net from Kate, Michelle's Research Sources Online from Michelle Laycock, librarygirl from Catherine Fahey
Gary Price has updated his Speech and Transcript Center after a year of dormancy
ASIST Bulletin for April/May 2003 is now available. Topic: The Semantic Web
Zazzle's Special Collections Gallery - collected here for the first time in a single location are galleries of images from the most renowned museums, corporations, institutions and artists. Organizations around the world are working closely with Zazzle to create a unique community of special galleries highlighting their proprietary collections
Project Muse is looking for volunteers to participate in a series of discussion groups and usability studies at the April ACRL Conference
The JAMA & Archives Journals have announced the redesign and launch of the JAMA & Archives Online Journals on HighWire Press
BBC: England on Film - film archive documenting the social and cultural history of the North East and Cumbria

Friday, March 21, 2003

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has announced its 2003 shortlist
Galway-based book exporter, Kenny's Bookshop, has signed a groundbreaking deal to put one million of its books online, making it the only bookseller in Europe to have this many books available on the web - Galway Advertiser
On 13 and 14 March 2003, the PULMAN policy conference on "Public Libraries, Museums and Archives Working Together in eEurope" was held in Portugal. Some 170 participants from 41 countries agreed to four cornerstone priorities and a ten-point action plan laid out in the Oeiras Manifesto, the PULMAN agenda for eEurope
Informacion en Vivo, The New York Public Library's new online reference service for Spanish speakers
"Creative partnerships" is this year's ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Conference, at the University of Sussex, Brighton, 3-6 July, 2003 - the conference touches on some of the most important challenges and opportunities currently facing art and design librarians
Journal of Digital Information - Volume 3, Issue 4 is now available. Theme: E-education - Design and Evaluation
New Journal of Physics, co-owned by the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, is a free-to-read, electronic-only journal, publishing original research in all areas of physics. Now searchable by subject category

Thursday, March 20, 2003

OpenNet Initiative (ONI) - explores the relationship between censorship, technology, and resistance using a technical analysis of state-imposed content filtering, blocking, and monitoring schemes
FreePint Newsletter 133 - 20 March 2003 now available
Presentations made at Computers in Libraries 2003 are now being made available online

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

2003 Movers & Shakers - 55 individuals who are shaping the future of libraries and the library profession - Library Journal
The Medical Library Association has declared April 11, or 4-11, as "Medical Information Day"
Winners of the WH Smith Awards have been announced - BBC
e-collections: Exploiting the Opportunities from JISC, is now available online
Culture, Copyright and Information Society - Athens, Greece - April 7-8, 2003
The BOAI Forum is a low-traffic moderated discussion list to support the Budapest Open Access Initiative, for announcing new BOAI funding programs, publications, and news, and to collect the open-access wisdom of the worldwide network of BOAI supporters

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Is this the library of the future? - by Megan Lane, BBC - "The word library is set to fade from our vocabulary - but not because we've fallen out of love with books. Today's libraries are being made over as "idea stores", complete with cafés, crèches and multi-media offerings"
Canada Book Week runs from April 21 to 27, 2003
Oxford English Dictionary - March 2003 news is now available
Bernie Sloan of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has updated his index of Collaborative Live Reference Services
All of Bentham Science's journals published in the year 2000, 2001 and 6 months of 2002 are now available free on-line in full text PDF form in collaboration with Ingenta. This unique offer is only available in the year 2003
The Free Back Issues program now has 150 journals participating (17 of these are entirely free), making over 500,000 full-text articles free to the community; two-thirds of all online full-text articles produced by publishers working with HighWire Press are now free

Monday, March 17, 2003

D-Lib Magazine - March 2003 edition is now available
Crimea 2003 - Library and Information Availability in the Modern World : Digital Resources of Science, Culture and Education - Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine, June 07-15, 2003
Library Philosophy and Practice - Spring 2003 issue now available
Nominations for the Library of the Year Award have been extended to April 1, 2003 - Library Journal
A novella written by Charlotte Bronte has been published for the first time. Bronte wrote Stanliffe's Hotel in 1838 but the notes were stored at Yorkshire's Parsonage Museum, the rectory where the family had lived - BBC

Sunday, March 16, 2003

The Summer 2003 meeting of the UK University Science and Technology Librarians Group (USTLG) will be held 19 June 2003 at the University of Leeds
WebdevShare 2003 - October 5-9, 2003 - Indiana University - with a focus on "Making Waves," the eighth annual WebdevShare conference emphasizes leading-edge solutions to real-world situations in e-commerce, portals, content management, application integration, usability, security, and more
The Spring 2003 issue of The Shy Librarian is now available
Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age - by Clifford A. Lynch - ARL Bimonthly Report 226, February 2003

Saturday, March 15, 2003

The Book Conference 2003 - Cairns, Australia - 22-24 April 2003
Dialog to take over hosting and maintaining World News Connection (WNC), the U.S. Government's daily online global news monitoring service

Friday, March 14, 2003

Legal Deposit Libraries Bill, prepared by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport is now available
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia announces a new online exhibit: Bring Back Your Party Safe: Medicine and Health on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The American Humanities Index is now available on the EBSCOhost search interface. American Humanities Index is a citation database of more than 700 literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada
Breaking Free: Recreating Your Library Web Site From A-Z - LITA-sponsored, ALA Pre-Conference - June 20, 2003
Luminary Lectures @ Your Library - Laura E. Campbell will be presenting her lecture entitled, "The National Digital Preservation Program: Challenges and Solutions" at the Library of Congress on Friday, March 21

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Leadership and Risk-Taking in Library and Information Management - IFLA Satellite Meeting, Vienna, Austria - 10-12 August 2003
EDINA Newsline, from the Edinburgh University Data Library - Vol 7.4: Winter 2002/2003 is now available
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - v.4 no.1 Winter 2003 is now available
The Thirteenth European Business Information Conference, EBIC - Paris, France - March 18–21 2003
ABC-CLIO Spring 2003 catalog is now available
The American Library Association Public Information Office has compiled a page of links to news coverage of the Children's Internet Protection Act
Cites & Insights 3:4 from Walt Crawford - April 2003 issue now available
GEsource is an information resource for Geography and the Environment, and forms part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). The database currently contains 2428 resources

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

The Big Picture - a selection of paintings and sketchbooks from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library - National Library of New Zealand - 11 April to 22 June 2003
The Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System gives online access to electronic records that are highly structured, such as in databases. The initial release of AAD contains material from more than 30 archival series of electronic records, which include over 350 data files totaling well over 50 million unique records
New Exhibition at the Library and Archives of Canada - On The Road - traces, through a collection of books, brochures and posters, the movements of Canadians and Americans across the border from the 17th through to the 20th century - starts March 12, 2003
The March 2003 edition of Media Online Focus, the supplement of Viewfinder, the magazine of the British Universities Film & Video Council is now available
PDAs and Portals: Technologies and Interfaces Transforming Academic Libraries - May 2, 2003 - Buffalo, NY
Virtual Reference Workshop 1.0 - University of Maryland College of Information Studies - April 28-May 23, 2003
The Eighth Search Engine Meeting - The Synergy between Search, Systems and Information - Boston, MA - April 7-8, 2003

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Digital Cultural Heritage V: Digital Libraries in Cultural Context - Maastricht, Netherlands - 2-5 July 2003
GuruNet - a library full of online reference books, delivering valuable real-time and reference data, including dictionary and encyclopedia terms, thesaurus, acronyms, technical terms, company descriptions, stock quotes, news, sports, weather, maps and much more. Free trial available
Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, and Microsoft, Inc., have announced a relationship that will deliver critical news and business information from Factiva into the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. The two companies will cooperate to provide information workers with quick and convenient ways to gain a confident view of the external business environment from within their daily workflow
The 2003 edition of Directory of Nova Scotia Libraries is now available
Enrich UK - gateway to a lottery-funded collection of sites on UK culture, history, social and economic development, science, art, and regional issues

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Project 12 is a program that will help all of the agencies in the Illinois Library Network by supplying pre-designed marketing materials. The goal is to increase public awareness and show the patrons the advantages of using such a large network of libraries
Classical.com is a music database containing more than 10,000 classical music selections for downloading. Libraries can get a 30-day free trial
Knowledge without Boundaries: Libraries in Collaboration - 2003 ALCTS Preconference - June 19-20, 2003, Toronto

Saturday, March 08, 2003

The Millgate Union Catalogue provides, for the first time, records for the nearly 14,000 letters written by or to Sir Walter Scott that have proved traceable worldwide in autograph, transcript, or printed form, including the nearly 10,000 letters held by the National Library of Scotland
World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council - Access Point Library: Media - Information - Culture - 1-9 August 2003, Berlin, Germany
3rd Open Archives Forum Workshop: Networking Multimedia resources - Berlin - 27-29 March, 2003
The CONSER Task Force on Electronic Serials Holdings is surveying the library community to find out how libraries manage their electronic serials holdings data, and how they view the potential need for holdings and pattern data for electronic serials
The Price of Digitization: New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions - a Digitization Symposium presented by NINCH and Innodata - April 8, 2003 - New York Public Library
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced that it is accepting grant applications to recruit and educate librarians. Recruiting and Educating Librarians for the 21st Century is a new initiative funded at $10 million for 2003. The grant deadline is April 15, 2003

Friday, March 07, 2003

The Australian e-Humanities Gateway is designed as a reference point for those involved in or seeking information about projects and events concerned with the use of digital resources in humanities disciplines in Australia
The aim of the Digital Library Competence Center is to provide specific user communities with access to advanced digital library technologies, services, expertise and knowledge which will allow them to take-up these technologies and services
The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames libraries will be launching new web-based e-book services on 24 March, 2003 - the first UK local authority to offer web-based e-book services to members of the public
PolySearch - access citations, abstracts and/or full-text documents related to energy science & technology - developed by Dr. Peter Jacso
International Council of Museums and International Committee for Documentation - Sharing the Knowledge - International Symposium on Interoperability for Cultural Heritage Information - 26-27 March 2003 - Smithsonian Institution - an important two-day international meeting that will focus on the exchange of information between museums, libraries, archives and beyond

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Introduction to Knowledge Management - speaker Nick Willard - March 25, 2003 - Aslib-IMI, London
The 44th annual preconference of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries of the American Library Association will be held in Toronto, Canada, 17-20 June 2003. The preconference will explore the theme of "TRUE/FALSE: Facsimiles, Fakes, Forgeries, and Issues of Authenticity in Special Collections."
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834 - a fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court
FreePint Newsletter 132 - Content Management & Information Literacy - 6th March 2003
EPPI: Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland, 1801-1922 - the electronic cataloguing and full-text digitisation of some 13,700 British Parliamentary papers (containing around 365,000 pages) from the University of Southampton's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications
Today is World Book Day

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

CSP, specialist providers of training, consultancy and research to the library, information and education sectors, have launched a new website
Global Access Management - The GLAM project is funded through the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting (AAA) programme, to provide an evaluation of the Point of Access to Providers of Information (PAPI) system as a potential solution to managing authorised access to electronic library resources
Library + Information Update - March 2003 issue now available
A "once in several lifetimes" opportunity to acquire one of the most outstanding literary archives in the world is being pursued by the National Library of Scotland. The John Murray collection, containing manuscripts of David Hume, Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, William Gladstone and Lord Byron, is for sale and could cost up to 40 million pounds to purchase in its entirety - Scotsman
E-Book 2003: Print Collections, e-Books & Beyond - May 8-9 2003, Dublin, OH
LIBER Workshop - Microfilming and Digitisation for Preservation - Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Netherlands - April 14-15, 2003
Info@UK - Issue 24 - March 2003 is now available

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

CurrentCites - February 2003 - just released
A major project to bring free access to the internet and online services across Scotland has been launched. The 11.5m pound scheme signals the most radical shake-up to the country's public libraries in their 150-year history - BBC News
Neptune8.com, a software consulting firm specializing in libraries, has signed a distribution agreement with Antarctica Systems for their Visual Net software. Neptune8.com will focus on bringing Visual Net to the library, library automation and research markets in North America and Europe
ILL Preconference: Drive Through ILL: a fast food buffet of ILL workflow options - ALA Annual conference - June 20, 2003
Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic - June 1-15, 2003 - presented by The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (SILS) and the faculty of Information Studies at Charles University in Prague

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Public Library Association - Spring Symposium - March 6-8, 2003 - Palmer House Hilton Hotel - Chicago, IL
The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is now available electronically via ScienceDirect. All users can browse freely to abstract level, and those who have purchased the print version are able to register for free access to the electronic edition until the end of 2003
CIT Infobits - Issue 56 - February 2003 is now available
e(X)literature: the Preservation, Archiving and Dissemination of Electronic Literature - University of California Santa Barbara - April 3-4, 2003
The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials is now also available in PDF format. 242 pages

Saturday, March 01, 2003

CLIR Issues - March/April 2003 - now available from the Council on Library and Information Resources
Library Terms That Users Understand by John Kupersmith - the purpose of this site is to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices
Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology - lists over 130,000 items with a focus on English-speaking authors and criticism, or literary theory written in English. Includes bibliographical information on several thousand authors, critical schools, and literary and linguistic concepts
The Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto one-day workshop - The Reference Interview in a World of Computers: Excelling at the Human Touch - Apr. 4, 2003