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Thursday, July 31, 2003

manuscripta.com specializes in royal correspondence and illuminated manuscripts, mostly of European origin
Our Roots: Canada's Local Histories Online is a unique, online, coast-to-coast record of Canadian local histories reflecting the breadth and depth of Canada's heritage, and celebrates the diverse landscapes, resources, and people that have contributed to sculpting its rich and ever-evolving national character
The American Antiquarian Society has announced the competition for the seventh Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship, tenable for a minimum of twelve months during the period June 1, 2004 - August 31, 2005. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2003
The Thomson ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions for the application of technology to the delivery of health science information, to the science of information, or to the facilitation of the delivery of health science information. Nominations are due by November 1, 2003
Registration is now open for Access 2003: Extending Our Abilities - October 1-4, 2003 - Vancouver, Canada
The Chicago Homer is a multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek
Making Sense of Full Disclosure Workshop - 26 September - Victoria & Albert Museum - Full Disclosure is a cross-domain initiative, the key objective of which is to further develop the national strategy for the retrospective conversion of catalogue and documentation data and the retrospective cataloguing or documentation of non-current acquisitions in libraries, archives and museums throughout the UK

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Reference Update - Issue 4, July 2003 from xrefer.com is now available
Project Videonet has produced guidelines for setting policy and pricing for community use of public library videoconferencing services
Planning Reference Services: How to Move Forward in Times of Budget Cuts: A Workshop - October 13-14, 2003 - Ann Arbor, MI - Sponsored by Dougherty and Associates
Applications from libraries interested in hosting Cyberchase Library Workshops must be received by Thursday, July 31. This new initiative will introduce children to math - Cyberchase style! Thirteen public and school libraries will be selected to host the workshops based on Cyberchase, a popular daily children's PBS animated series
The Information Access Alliance, a coalition of six leading library organizations in North America, has published a white paper that examines the impact of mergers among scholarly and legal publishers and calls for a new standard of antitrust review of merger transactions in this industry by antitrust enforcement agencies
Oxford University Press has announced institutional subscriptions options 2004 for its journals
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers more than 85 reference sources including encyclopedias, almanacs, series and more, allowing libraries to provide respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas. Gale Virtual Reference Library provides the flexibility to buy one eBook or multiple eBooks; search across a single eBook or an entire eBook collection
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture invites graduate students to apply for volunteer work as editorial assistants
The Council on Library and Information Resources is accepting applications for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award for 2004. The award is given annually to a public library or similar organization outside the United States that has shown a commitment to offering the public free access to information technology through an existing innovative program. The award includes a grant of up to US $1 million

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

If you would like to participate in Computers in Libraries 2004 as a speaker or workshop leader, please submit a proposal as soon as possible. Deadline is August 8, 2003. The conference is being held March 10-12, 2004 in Washington, DC
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3:10 (August 2003) is now available for downloading
Taylor & Francis has announced that it has acquired Frank Cass & Co Limited, the London based journal and book publisher specialising in the social sciences and humanities subject areas. Questions regarding this acquisition should be addressed to Beverley.Acreman@TANDF.CO.UK
Libraries with Wireless Networks - a list compiled by Bill Drew, SUNY Morrisville College Library
The American Library Association has announced the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, previously known as the Herb and Virginia White Award for Promoting Librarianship. The award honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. Application deadline is December 1, 2003
The University of Alberta Library has received a grant from the Historica Foundation, based in Toronto, to assist in digitizing materials for Peel's Prairie Provinces, the Library's new digital collection of Prairie history materials

Monday, July 28, 2003

Carole Moore, chief librarian of the University of Toronto's Robarts Library, talks about digital archiving in the Toronto Star
Emerald is providing free access to The Learning Organisation: An International Journal and OCLC Systems & Services for the week of July 28
The vision of Moving Here is to celebrate, explore and record why people came to England, and what their experiences were and continue to be. The site offers online versions of original material, including photographs, personal papers, government documents, maps and art objects, as well as a large collection of sound recordings and video clips. Funding is by the New Opportunities Fund

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that LinkFinderPlus version 3.5, the third release of Endeavor's OpenURL-enabled link resolver, this month entered beta testing at academic library customers. Providing increased user access to the full-text of e-content, LinkFinderPlus has been selected by 128 libraries on four continents
The 4th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management - August 17-19 - China

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Four more awards have been announced by the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust
The July 2003 issue of Information Research is now available
Journal of Digital Information has announced a call for papers for a special issue on Future Visions of Common-Use Hypertext - submission deadline is 18 September 2003
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has announced a new publication, Assessing Preservation Needs: A Self-Survey Guide. An empowering and important new resource, the purpose of this guide is to help small to medium-sized institutions with limited preservation experience and budgets to design a program ensuring that their historical collections survive in usable condition as long as possible
2004 New Mexico Library Association Conference: "Libraries: The Wow! Factor" - April 21-23, 2004 - Las Cruces, NM

Friday, July 25, 2003

Writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 17 - 23, are now available
DSpace installation training workshop - Glasgow, Scotland - September 9-11, 2003 - This workshop provides training and guidance for technical staff of institutions that are considering implementing a digital repository using the DSpace software. The workshop, organized jointly by the DSpace@Cambridge project and ERPANET, will enable participants to develop a knowledge of, and practical skills in the installation and implementation of DSpace, which they can then utilise within their own institution
The School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering an interactive continuing education course via the Internet: Virtual Collection Development - September 2 - December 15, 2003
The July 2003 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Thursday, July 24, 2003

News and Media Information on the Internet - 24 October 2003 - Learn the key reliable sources of online information for media librarians and journalists and how to find these in a fast paced deadline driven environment - Aslib, London, UK
The July 21, 2003 issue of LLRX.com is now available. LLRX.com is a unique, free Web journal dedicated to providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools
FreePint Newsletter Number 141 - 24th July 2003 is now available

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Selecting Web Sites for “Beyond Google” Resource Discovery By Rita Vine, co-founder of Workingfaster.com and author of SiteLines
The Ransom Center at The University of Texas has put its entire two-volume Gutenberg Bible on the Internet, making it easier for scholars and the public to browse one of the world's most valuable books
OpenURL Meeting - 17 September 2003 - London, UK - organised by the JIBS User Group and UKOLN
The Incorporated Church Building Society Archive includes over 15,000 files relating to applications by parishes for grants from the Society. The earliest file is dated 1818 and the latest 1982. Individual files may include application forms, correspondence, plans, building specifications, engravings or artists' impressions, certificates of satisfactory completion, parochial subscription lists, parish magazines, and photographs (from 1867 onwards)

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Ingenta Library Usage Statistics - Ingenta is now providing its registered libraries with COUNTER compliant statistics, reporting their patrons' online usage of electronic journals hosted by Ingenta.com and IngentaSelect.com
The preliminary program for Internet Librarian 2003 - November 3-5, 2003 - Monterey, CA, is now available
Connections - Progress in Libraries - Volume 1.4 is now available from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ALCTS Midwinter Symposium - Taming the Electronic Tiger: Effective Management of Electronic Resources - January 9, 2004 - San Diego, CA - focuses on the management of electronic resources, examining technical as well as administrative matters. The symposium is relevant to librarians in all kinds and sizes of libraries and to technical, public services, and collection development librarians, IT specialists, and library administrators
CILIP recently produced a draft code of ethics for library and information professionals and would strongly welcome comments on it from all library and information professionals, whether or not they are members of CILIP

Monday, July 21, 2003

Resources Exhibitions and Imark Communications have announced that they have signed an agreement to create one definitive exhibition for the UK library and information market, The Library + information Show incorporating Total Library Solutions. The new exhibition will be held at ExCeL, London, 21-22 April 2004. The event will target librarians and information professionals from all sectors across the UK
Executives at Amazon.com are negotiating with several of the largest book publishers about an ambitious and expensive plan to assemble a searchable online archive with the texts of tens of thousands of books of nonfiction - New York Times
Studies in Bibliography, edited at the University of Virginia by Professor David Vander Meulen, has become the first scholarly print journal to make its entire backlist available in ebook format. In collaboration with UVa's Electronic Text Center, the periodical offers fifty-two of its annual volumes on the website of its sponsor, the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, where readers can download the texts without charge as Microsoft Reader ebooks

Saturday, July 19, 2003

H.W. Wilson's Humanities Full Text has been enhanced with greater coverage of specialties and a wider international focus. Fifty-five new journals have been added to the database, with emphasis on women's studies, religion (especially Asian belief systems), philosophy, history, cultural studies, and literature. New journals also focus on Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Germany, India, and the Pacific Rim. Coverage of the new titles will begin with their January 2004 issues
NFAIS has announced the theme for its 2004 Annual Conference: The Battle for Mindshare: Information Access and Retrieval in the Year 2010. The conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA, February 22-24, 2004, and will focus on emerging trends in search behavior and expectations as a result of the widespread use of sophisticated search engines and autonomous agents to access and retrieve Web-based information
HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Published between 1850 and 1950, these titles were selected by teams of scholars for the great historical importance they hold. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible. This is the first time a collection of this scale and scope has been made available. Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections - November 4-5, 2003 - Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference explores digitization for collections management and education in museums and other cultural institutions of all sizes. The faculty includes museum and library professionals, technical experts, educators, and administrators, who will discuss a broad range of highly relevant topics
Library Fund Development - ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course - August 11-22, 2003. This Online Lyceum course provides a basic understanding of the library fundraising and fund development environment and the individual's role in it. A series of self-directed activities encourages participants to examine fundraising in the context of their own library organization
The Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has just published the AAAS Handbook, Traditional Knowedge and Intellectual Property: A Handbook on Issues and Options for Traditional Knowledge Holders in Protecting their Intellectual Property and Maintaining Biological Diversity

Friday, July 18, 2003

Martindale-Hubbell Legal Articles - freely-available articles provide access to a range of legal topics which can be browsed by practice area or industry. The advanced search facility enables searching by keyword, author, jurisdiction or publication date
ERPANET has released the programme for its training seminar on Metadata in Digital Preservation, to be held in Marburg, Germany September 3-5, 2003, and co-hosted by the 'Archivschule'. It will discuss various perspectives on metadata to facilitate preservation, issues of interoperability, the role of standards and schemas, as well as other
state-of-the-art developments
vascoda - an interdisciplinary Internet portal to make scientific literature and scientific information accessible online to the public. The initial version of vascoda will be publicly launched during the International Library Conference IFLA in Berlin from August 1-9, 2003

Thursday, July 17, 2003

The National Library of Scotland has made the Auchinleck Manuscript available - produced in London in the 1330s, it provides a unique insight into the English language and literature that Chaucer and his generation grew up with and were influenced by. It acquired its name from its first known owner, Lord Auchinleck, who discovered the manuscript in 1740 and donated it to the precursor of the National Library in 1744
Historical Research in Europe - project intended to assist researchers who are planning to use Western European web-based and print libraries and archives
The June 2003 issue of Crossroads, the monthly electronic newsletter of WebJunction.org, an online community of libraries and other agencies sharing knowledge and experience to provide the broadest public access to information technology, is now available
Reference linking and CrossRef - 18 September 2003 - London, UK - This first update will summarise the latest developments at CrossRef, including forward linking, parameter passing and support for conference proceedings and books. It will also review the relationship between the DOI (Digital Object Identifier), upon which the CrossRef system is based, and other emerging standards such as the OpenURL and ONIX For Serials
The document List of Portal Application Functionalities for the Library of Congress, First Draft for Public Comment, July 15, 2003 issued by the Library of Congress Portals Applications Issues Group is now available
Douglas College Journal Titles @ the Library is the recipient of the 2003 CTCL Innovation Achievement Award, sponsored by Micromedia ProQuest
The British Universities Film & Video Council News Online was updated today. News Items: Education Media OnLine Freely Available to UK HE/FE and Continued Funding for MAAS until July 2005; Completion of British Universities Newsreel Scripts Project; TRILT to be Embedded in BUFVC Services
The July/August 2003 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available. In this issue there are four articles, two conference reports, several smaller features in D-Lib Magazine's 'In Brief' column (including four brief JCDL 2003 workshop reports), excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'. The Featured Collection for July/August is the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) web site

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Library and Archives Canada will host the Canadian Metadata Forum on September 19 and 20, 2003 - the goal is to cover a wide spectrum of metadata applications such as the use of geospatial and statistical metadata, metadata for multimedia objects, accessibility issues related to metadata, etc.
The Canadian Conservation Institute, the Library and Archives of Canada, and the Canadian Heritage Information Network will be hosting Symposium 2003 - Preservation of Electronic Records: New Knowledge and Decision-making in Ottawa, Canada, from September 15 to 18, 2003
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Federal agency that supports the United States' libraries and museums, awarded $880,254 in grants to keep librarians and their staff abreast of the latest research methods and technologies
The catalogue of King's College London (KCL) Library has been loaded onto Copac. As well being the catalogue of KCL itself, this also incorporates the catalogue of the Courtauld Institute of Art Library

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

The final report for the pilot digital talking book project, eAudio, undertaken by the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, is now available
PORTAL is the British Academy's directory of online resources in the humanities and social sciences. It is designed as an entry point to available resources for those working in higher education and research
Africabib is an English language database which contains over 22,000 citations from 1986 to date. It indexes information on African women including books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes
America's Most Literate Cities - a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater that gathers together the literacy profiles of 64 major U.S. cities
LITA National Forum 2003 - Putting Technology into Practice - October 2-5 2003 - Norfolk, VA - first held in 1998, the LITA National Forum has become a highly regarded annual event for those whose work involves new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field

Monday, July 14, 2003

Emerald is providing free access to The International Journal of Educational Management and Journal of Product & Brand Management for the week of July 14, 2003
Open Access Now, from BioMed Central, is a newsletter informing researchers in the life sciences about a revolution taking place in the way research findings are published and distributed. The aim is to inform and educate scientists concerning the many and complex issues surrounding the debate about Open Access
2004 subscription rates for Turpion Journals are now available

Sunday, July 13, 2003

FreePint Newsletter Number 140 - 10th July 2003 is now available
The International Association of Law Libraries has opened the competition for its annual website award. This is your opportunity to suggest your favourite legal information websites. The winners will be announced at the IALL 22nd Annual Course on International Law Librarianship at University of Cape Town's Breakwater Campus, 21-25 September, 2003, and will be able to display the coveted IALL 2003 Website Award
Biblio Tech Review - ALA Special Automation Market Issue - Don Chvatal reports on the Summer 2003 ALA and, together with Ralph Shoffner, provides a startling analysis of the state of the library automation marketplace with figures for revenue, sites and market share for the top nine vendors in the USA
The full conference program for Access 2003 - Vancouver, Canada - October 1-4, is now available. Speakers include Roy Tennant, Tim Bray, Clifford Lynch, Darryl Friesen and more
Libraries for Lifelong Literacy - IFLA Presidential Theme 2003-2005 - Ms Kay Raseroka, President-elect (2003-2005)

Saturday, July 12, 2003

The Grey Literature Network Service, widely known as GreyNet, has been re-launched. GreyNet will again facilitate dialog and communication between persons and organisations in the field of grey literature. GreyNet will further seek to identify and distribute information on and about grey literature in networked environments. Its main activities include the International Conference Series on Grey Literature and the establishment of a moderated Listserv
Fast Search & Transfer has announced that The National Library of Norway has selected FAST Data Search to power its many digital information archives, including: The Digital Radio Archive (DRA), Culture Net Norway (Kulturnett Norge), The Digital Newspaper Library, Cultural Heritage Ekofisk, The Nordic Web Archive (NWA), Paradigma, and The National Library’s own public Web site
Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (CACUL) has announced that Kathleen DeLong has been awarded the 2003 Miles Blackwell Award for Outstanding Academic Librarianship

Friday, July 11, 2003

BioMed Central has so far published 2489 articles of peer-reviewed biomedical research. They are available in XML format, and are available for download in a 36.5 Mega byte file
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3:9, Midsummer 2003, is now available for downloading. This 20-page issue consists of one essay: Coping with CIPA: A Censorware Special
The GOVINFO mailing list has a new home at York University, Canada
Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT) - 2003 Issue One is now available
The Internet Under Surveillance - Obstacles to the Free Flow of Information Online - by Vinton G. Cerf, is now available online
The American Library Association has posted a CIPA legal FAQ. CIPA is the Children's Internet Protection Act
SYBWorld is a dynamic new online service offering up-to-date, authoritative, and reliable information on global affairs, with comprehensive coverage of government and politics, geography, history, economics, social policy and culture for all 192 countries. Free trial is available. Contact Tine Stalmans at T.Stalmans@palgrave.com for further details
The American Library Association has designated September 20 - 27 as Banned Books Week 2003
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that BEC Matters!, the online portal for Bose-Einstein condensation and matter waves research, now contains abstract and citation information for PhD dissertations in this research area dating back to 1968. Users can choose to browse all dissertations or enter search terms to find dissertations of interest. The full dissertations are available from ProQuest by following the links at the end of each abstract
Chawton House in Hampshire, which once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, is opening to the public later this month as a library and study centre for women's writing

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Inmagic, Inc. has announced that Lynda Roberts, Manager of Library Services for the law firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the 2003 InfoHero award winner
EBSCO Publishing and Information Today, Inc. have come to terms on an agreement whereby EBSCO has acquired two popular databases, Information Science & Technology Abstracts and Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
Microsoft is giving away free ebooks until November 2003
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries has announced the relaunching/newly-revised version of Early Las Vegas, a digital exhibition using historical photographs, video and audio clips, and research collections contained in the Special Collections Department of the UNLV Libraries

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Libraries for the Future, a national nonprofit that champions the role of libraries in American life, has been awarded a three-year, $1.05 million challenge grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a network of EqualAccess Libraries in 10 states by 2005. EqualAccess Libraries is a new initiative designed to transform libraries into information and education centers, based on the needs of their communities
The Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) recently launched a new online tutorial designed to help librarians and others develop good project plans for grant applications. The NLG Project Planning Tutorial is designed particularly for National Leadership Grant applications, but it can be used for a wide variety of other planning efforts, like a new IT project, as well
Fundraising for library and information services - 24 September 2003, London - A day aimed at library and information staff working in the voluntary and academic sectors who need to gain a basic understanding of fundraising in order to identify sources of funds and make successful applications to Trusts and other public bodies
The 3rd Scottish annual e-books seminar will be held in Edinburgh on 24 September 2003. The seminar will bring together speakers from the major e-book players, including librarians, researchers, user groups and publishers. Speakers will be exploring the challenges of e-book integration, issues of access, content availability and promotion
INFOTECH 2003 - Lima, Peru - August 21, 2003
Between July 2001 and June 2002, OCLC WorldCat grew by 2.7 million records. Libraries used it to catalog and set holdings for 49.4 million items and arrange 8.9 million interlibrary loans. Library staff and users conducted 35.6 million searches of WorldCat via FirstSearch for research and reference, and to locate materials. You can see the latest WorldCat record as it is added
2004 subscription rates for Arnold Journals are now available
ICDL 2004 - International Conference on Digital Libraries - February 24-27, 2004 - New Delhi, India

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

The JISC's Technical Advisory Service for Images has announced its training programme for the second half of 2003. This includes a number of new workshops, covering such topics as colour management, digital rights management, putting images online, and compact cameras
Scholarly Publishing Practice: the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) report on Academic Journal Publishers' Policies and Practices in Online Publishing

Monday, July 07, 2003

EISIL - the Electronic Information System for International Law - a collaborative project created by The American Society of International Law (ASIL), EISIL serves as a portal to international law
Emerald's Journals of the Week - Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering and Online Information Review - free access until Jul 13
Seize Your Power! - Medical Library Association President Patricia L. Thibodeau's Inaugural Address from MLA '03
Government Views of Iraq - a bibliography of online primary resources about Iraq from the Cohen Library, City College of New York - over 80 new pages added this month

Sunday, July 06, 2003

The People's Network, which links every UK public library to the internet, has been awarded £500,000 lottery funding for a new phase of its development: as a national online library and a major provider of access to e-learning and e-government services
The Map Archives of Canada consists of 943 maps of the previously printed 1st edition of the Atlas published in 1906, the 2nd edition in 1915, the 3rd edition in 1957, the 4th edition in 1972 and the 5th edition published 1995. It also contains the Canadian sector of the International Map of The World Series (IMW), as well as the first edition of the Glacier Atlas of Canada (1969-1972). These maps are scans of the original printed versions and are made easy to view using current technology. Tools include zooming in and out, panning or moving the map in various directions and a special print tool, allowing users to explore details contained in these historical maps
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Version 2.40 is now available
The goal of NASA @ your library, is to use the "cool factor" of space to interest children in math and science, and to make people aware of the unique benefits of doing science in orbit

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Thanks to the financial support of the Laser Foundation and the British Library the NEWSPLAN London & South East database of some 2,500 local newspaper titles is once more available
The Middle East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries has begun the task of collecting images of library stamps and other distinguishing markers identifying books and manuscripts that belong to the Iraqi collections which are known or believed to have suffered damage or loss during and after the recent war

Friday, July 04, 2003

The first International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA) will be held at the Faculty of Information Studies at University of Toronto October 2-4, 2003. An international selection of over forty scholars and practicing professionals have been invited to present papers and discuss recent works, theoretical perspectives, needs and opportunities for research in the area of the history of records, record-keeping, and archives
The Library of Congress' Serial & Government Publications Division has announced the release of a new addition to the National Digital Library - the online collection The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
Citation Manager has won the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries Innovation Award for 2003 - Citation Manager, a component of COPPUL's VWCUL development, is a user-friendly tool that saves the researcher time by allowing for the direct capture of citations from GODOT-enabled databases into a personal database. This personal database can be accessed online from any location and also allows the user to export citations into reference management software such as EndNote
ALPSP Seminar: Journal Development - 23 September 2003 - London - This full day seminar will examine how learned, professional and society journals have been changed successfully to meet the needs of readers, authors, subscribers and societies. Presentations and case studies focus on various elements of journal development such as editorial, electronic, online and marketing
The Italian Studies Library Group has now set up a new JISCmail list: islg@jiscmail.ac.uk which members are welcome to join via the JISCmail website
The 5th E-ICOLC Conference will take place 23-25 October 2003, at the Comwell Borupgaard, Elsinore, Denmark. The Conference is targeted at academics, librarians and public employees with interest in consortia licensing
A report is now available on the April 8 NINCH/Innodata Symposium, The Price of Digitization: New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions, hosted by the New York Public Library and co-sponsored by the NYPL and New York University. A full report by Lorna Hughes, a summary report by Michael Lesk and copies of speakers presentation slides are available

Thursday, July 03, 2003

New Humbul Topic: English Local History - Interest in English local history has never been greater. Now staff at the Centre for Metropolitan History based at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, have brought together some useful internet resources tackling different aspects of English local history into a Humbul Topic
eBooks@Adelaide: Free Web Books, Online includes more than 500 classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History
xrefer has announced that a collection of some 16,000 digital images from the celebrated Bridgeman Art Library is now being added to xreferplus, the company's flagship online reference service. The addition of these images brings the total number of images available in xreferplus to 66,000
Info@UK is a monthly bulletin on Information Society developments within the United , B­dom and around the world - Issue 28, July 2003 is now available
Literary Forgeries & Mystifications Exhibition - 18 June-29 August 2003 - Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto - The exhibition was produced to celebrate and honour the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Pre-Conference held in Toronto 17 to 20 June 2003, on the theme "TRUE/FALSE: Facsimiles, Fakes, Forgeries, and Issues of Authenticity in Special Collections." The exhibition covers various aspects of literary forgery from Richard Bentley and the Epistles of Phalaris to the inventions of Thomas J. Wise and Harry Buxton Forman
The Cecilia online database, launched on July 1st, contains information on collections of music materials of all kinds held in libraries, archives, museums and other repositories in the UK and Ireland

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Internet Resources Newsletter Issue 106 - July 2003 - edited by Roddy MacLeod of Heriot-Watt University, is now available
Bibliographic Index is now available on WilsonWeb. The database covers some 272,000 bibliographies appearing in periodicals, as whole books or parts of books. Bibliographic essays, literature reviews, serial bibliographies, and bibliographies appearing as regular features are among the resources cited
July 2003 issues of Information Today, ONLINE, Computers in Libraries, Searcher are now available
In 2003 the centenary of the artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) is being celebrated by the University of Glasgow with a festival of exhibitions, public events, concerts and lectures, as well as with contributions to other events in the United States and elsewhere in Europe. There will also be an international conference in Glasgow, and the landmark on-line publication of Whistler’s correspondence
The June 2003 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
Registration is now open for the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference. DRH is the major forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our cultural heritage. It is a unique forum bringing together scholars, teachers, publishers and broadcasters, librarians, curators and archivists, and computer and information specialists. It provides an opportunity to consider the latest ideas in the creation and use of digital resources in all aspects of work in the humanities, in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere - 31 Aug-3 Sept 2003 - University of Gloucestershire

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

LLRX: Law Library Resource Xchange - June 30, 2003 edition is now available
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries has announced GOLD RUSH, a new tool to help librarians manage subscriptions to electronic resources. It currently has title lists from over 500 sources representing over 55,000 different serial titles
Beyond Boolean: Effective Web Reference Strategies - web-based workshop intended for people who want to learn to more efficiently use the Web as an information source. It is specifically designed for reference staff who will be using the web to assist with reference questions - Instructor is Diane K. Kovacs
Licensing and Subscription Management - Challenges to Publishers, Intermediaries and Libraries - 12 September 2003 - An ASA Seminar - Royal College of Nursing, London
Journal of Digital Information Management - June 2003 issue now available