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Thursday, August 28, 2003

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, has announced the new Recipe Index Search. The search will allow anyone to locate more than 20,000 recipes included in the cookbooks currently available for purchase at the GRHC website. For example, one can locate 34 recipe titles for Knoepfla Soup and 91 recipe titles for Strudel
The August 20-27 issue of ResearchBuzz by Tara Calishain has been released
All Frocked Up: Glimpses of Cross-Dressing in Saskatchewan deals with the history of female and male impersonation, performed as entertainment in Saskatchewan. The idea arose from a project documenting drag in Saskatoon, part of an ongoing effort to preserve the history of Saskatchewan’s gay and lesbian communities. Background research led to the discovery of older traditions of 'theatrical' cross-dressing in Saskatchewan that seemed unconnected or only distantly related to more recent gay drag performances. Given the social conservatism of our traditionally agrarian province, it initially surprised us that our forebears should have been so taken with entertainments not only prohibited by the Bible, but long colored by associations with sexual aberration and misogyny - presented by The Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists
Copyrightlaws.com has announced its second offering of a unique online course on Digital Licensing - September 22 2003 to November 20 2003 - Fee: US$ 99.00 - The course is designed for information professionals who wish to learn more about licensing digital and online content - such as periodicals, databases and images - without attending an in-person seminar. The target audience includes librarians, archivists, publishers, photographers, web site owners, content developers, and those in museums, educational institutions and governments
Bernie Sloan has updated his Digital Reference Services Bibliography which has more than 600 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 Summer 2003 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Michael Millgate (author of "Thomas Hardy: A Biography" and co-editor of "The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy") has made available on-line his attempted reconstruction of Thomas Hardy's dispersed library. As he states in the introduction to his text: The aim of this project has been to reconstruct as fully as possible the contents of Thomas Hardy's library at Max Gate, his Dorchester home, at the time of his death in January 1928. In so doing it seeks to provide an accessible resource for scholars and general readers interested in the specific books that Hardy owned, in the overall character of his library, and in the somewhat melancholy story of that library's dispersal
IIGR/CNFS Documents Database - The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR), in cooperation with the Canadian Network of Federalism Studies (CNFS), maintains an online collection of government documents relating to federalism and regional and global multilevel governance. The documents are all in PDF format and cover a broad range of policy areas both in Canada and internationally
Wiley InterScience has launched its new user interface
NFAIS Humanities Roundtable 2003: Database Producers in the Humanities: Roundtable II - Sponsored by The American Theological Library Association and the The J. Paul Getty Trust - October 20, 2003 - Chicago, IL
PLoS Biology, the first journal from the Public Library of Science, has launched a website with a sneak preview of its October 2003 debut. PLoS Biology is also being archived at PubMedCentral
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the joint publication with The Sheridan Press of Metadata Demystified: A Guide for Publishers. The guide presents an overview of evolving metadata conventions in publishing, as well as related initiatives designed to standardize how metadata is structured and disseminated online. Focusing on strategic rather than technical considerations, Metadata Demystified offers insight into how book and journal publishers can streamline metadata operations in their companies and leverage metadata for added exposure in digital media including the Web
Compiled and continuously updated by the editors of Genetic Engineering News, the GEN Biotechnology Database is a feature-rich center for biotechnology information
The Music Information Retrieval Annotated Bibliography project (aka MIRBIB) has undergone some updating and housecleaning. There are now 321 records in the collection and counting. For those new to Music IR research, there is also a browsable collection of "background readings" that might prove useful

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $5,000 Scholastic Library/Grolier National Library Week Grant for the best public awareness campaign during National Library Week (April 18-24, 2004) that promotes Equity of Access. The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing and its publishing imprint Grolier and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA). This year's application deadline is October 20, 2003
CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) and the NBII (National Biological Information Infrastructure, US Geological Survey, US Dept. of the Interior) have launched the Biocomplexity Thesaurus. This free, Web-based thesaurus is a major new resource for the biocomplexity and bioinformatics communities and for the public-at-large
The Online Policy Group is discussing Bridging the Digital Divides, Equal Access to the Internet on Techsoup's Digital Divide Forum, including topics such as class-based disparity in available technology, the role race, ethnicity, and religion play in the digital divide, women and technology, the impact of Internet blocking software on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and access to technology for people with disabilities
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) 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
Nylink Information Showcase - The Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, Syracuse, New York - October 16, 2003

Monday, August 25, 2003

Emerald is providing free access to Structural Survey and Journal of Documentation for one week starting August 26, 2003
The National Library of Scotland has released a digital library of over 1,900 sheets of surveys covering 62 towns surveyed between 1847 and 1895
One of the rare notebooks belonging to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), which show many of his scientific discoveries and designs, has been digitised using the British Library's new 3D Turning the Pages technology. Users can now experience Leonardo's notebook close up from the comfort of their own homes. Twenty-eight pages have been digitised and can now be 'virtually' turned and viewed online on the British Library's website
Chemical Abstracts Service has announced The SciFinder 2004 Edition

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation's programme archives - BBC
Presentations from the NSF Post-Digital Libraries Futures Workshop, held June 15 - 17, 2003, in Cape Cod, are now available for browsing
Gale has added a feature to its suite of InfoTrac Web products that allows a direct search of journals. In addition, it has updated the corresponding Marc856 and ASCII record sets with InfoMarkstm to fully utilize the new table of contents display style that is part of this new functionality

Saturday, August 23, 2003

eLearnInternational World Summit 2004: Futures for eLearning - 18-19 February, 2004 - Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland
SCONUL Newsletter - Number 28, Spring 2003, is now available online. SCONUL = Society of College, National and University Libraries, London, UK
BioMed Central Update - August 18, 2003
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has presented the Smart Cape Access Project of Cape Town, South Africa, with the 2003 Access to Learning Award for their exceptional efforts to provide free access to computers and the Internet to the people of Cape Town. Smart Cape also received a US $1 million monetary award to replicate the pilot project in all 107 public libraries in Cape Town, provide training for library staff, patrons and volunteers, and further their innovative work to bring information technology to the public
Technostress in the Bionic Library by John Kupersmith - published as a book chapter in 1998 and updated for 2003 - Abstract: Technostress affects staff and users as libraries offer more and more information through web sites and other remotely accessible electronic systems. This paper looks at technostress in the context of general stress theory, the Zeigarnik Effect, and the concept of "sensemaking." It suggests ways in which library web developers, system designers and managers can reduce stress-related problems

Friday, August 22, 2003

The August 2003 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
This week's brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of some of the largest, highest and deepest things in the world. Answers are here.

1. What is the world's largest desert?
2. What is the largest office building in the world?
3. Which of the Great Lakes is the largest in size and depth?
4. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
5. What is the world's largest animal?
6. What is the largest city in India?
7. What is the world's highest waterfall, located in Venezuela?
8. What is the largest species of penguin in the world?
9. What is the largest lake in Australia?
10. What is the name for the deepest part of the sea floor, in the Pacific Ocean?
Presentations from the IFLA satellite conference on Leadership and Risk Taking in Library and Information Management held in Vienna, August 2003, are now available
The Fedora Project was established under the auspices of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build a digital object repository management system based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture. Version 1.1 available for download
Intellectual Property in Academia 2003: A Web-based Workshop Series - The Center for Intellectual Property at University of Maryland University College - This series is of interest to faculty, university counsel, librarians, and instructional design and information professionals

Thursday, August 21, 2003

If you think that you have been infected by all the various worms and viruses going around, you might try using the McAfee AVERT Stinger, which is available for free download. Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations
Virtual Reference Desk Conference 2003 - November 17-18 - San Antonio, Texas
UKOLUG Ethics Day - 29 October 2003, London - The meeting will seek to address the need for information professionals to be ethically aware, particularly in a rapidly evolving age of new information and communication technologies. CILIP is currently in the process of drafting a Code of Ethics, and several of the speakers have been involved in this work
Minnesota Center for Book Arts list of events, September to December 2003
Audio Avenue has announced a new series of online audio programs of interest to librarians and visually impaired readers. E-BookWorm, an online talk show hosted by Tom Peters, a consultant with TAP Information Services, will debut on September 25 at 3:00 P.M. Central Time. The first guest for the show will be Matt Fine, Senior Vice President with Audible.com. The company has many individual subscribers and is also working with a number of public libraries and talking book centers to provide this service for their readers. The show will feature an interview format with time for questions from the audience
Journal of Biomolecular Techniques - free trial until October 1, 2003 via HighWire Press
Redefining the Role of the Library - Chuck Henry, (Vice President and CIO at Rice University, and also University Librarian, in charge of academic technology, university library and digital library initiatives), on how academic libraries can survive and have purpose in a fluid environment

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The xreferplus service is now available on 30-day free trial to both institutions and individuals
OverDrive, a member of the OCLC Cataloging Partners Program, now offers high-quality, full text bibliographic MARC records enhanced for eBook catalog holdings
MuseGlobal, Inc. and Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing from Hamburg, Germany have announced Deutsches eBook-Portal, a web site that serves as a point of access to more than 2000 ebooks in the German language
JSTOR, an archive of more than 320 important scholarly journals in 26 disciplines, now joins the multitude of data sources accessible via WilsonWeb's WilsonLink service. Customers who subscribe to WilsonWeb and who are JSTOR participants will be able to link directly to the full-text articles in the JSTOR archive via WilsonWeb's SFX-powered open-URL linking technology
Utah and National Public Library News - The latest public library news from Utah and National news sources
Edinburgh International Book Festival 9-25 August 2003
ARL Announces ...New Ways of Listening to Library Users: Tools for Measuring Service Quality - October 3-4, 2003 - Washington, D.C.
Cites & Insights 3:11 (September 2003) is now available

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Fast Search & Transfer and the University of Bielefeld, represented by the University Library. have announced that they have agreed to collaborate in further promoting the development and implementation of search technology for the benefit of the online academic information landscape. The collaboration will include the deployment of FAST Data Search at Bielefeld University Library and a partnership with FAST to further educate academic libraries worldwide on the benefits of online information access
OCLC is making an algorithm available free of charge to organizations interested in converting their bibliographic databases to the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model. The FRBR model was created to help information providers deliver the most appropriate records for people seeking specific items of interest
New subscribers to the IEEE Information Technology Library (ITeL), an online collection introduced this year by IEEE, can now take advantage of a price drop along with a limited-time special offer to save a total of US$10,000 off the original list price. The new subscription price for the collection is now US$34,995; with an additional $5,000 savings, a new IEEE ITeL subscription is now just US$29,995. The original list price was $39,995
Better Public Libraries is a new report published by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries highlighting how innovation and creativity in the design of public libraries is a key factor in bringing libraries into the 21st Century, making them more popular with the public
The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress (NDIIPP) has issued an announcement seeking applications for projects that will advance the nationwide program to collect and preserve digital materials. The Library of Congress is leading this cooperative effort at the request of the U.S. Congress, which passed legislation in 2000 asking the Library to work with a range of stakeholders to ensure that materials produced in digital formats today are available to future generations
Emerald is providing free access to Management Decision and Library Management for the week of August 18, 2003
The Library of Congress will host a day-long symposium, September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow. The event, which will take place in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, will feature commentary by leading U.S. historians, librarians, and archivists

Monday, August 18, 2003

The Twentieth Computers and Writing Conference will meet in Honolulu, Hawai'i June 10 to 13, 2004, hosted by the Department of Language Arts at University of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College and the Department of English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
National Acquisitions Group Annual Conference 2003 - Widening Horizons - 17-19 September 2003 - Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

Sunday, August 17, 2003

The NTIA CIPA censorware report has been released
Kintera Inc. recently launched a professional, interactive content management system (CMS) website package for regional and city magazine publishers. Kintera’s complete turnkey CMS website technology combines interactivity and subscription management, with a heavy focus on partnering with local nonprofits
Dialog has announced that detailed data on thousands of Japanese companies, published by business information specialist Kompass, is now available exclusively through Dialog (File 592) and Dialog DataStar (KPWO) services

Saturday, August 16, 2003

The new site of Biblioteca Mario de Andrade, the Public Library of Sao Paulo, Brazil is now up. It shows about 120 rare books on Brazil (some 20,000 pages), digitalized in full, and near 5,000 prints and original photographs. The home page is in Portuguese, but the navigation is very easy

Friday, August 15, 2003

Information Literacy Weblog: Sharing relevant items and information relating to information literacy worldwide run by Sheila Webber, Stuart Boon (both Sheffield University) and Bill Johnston (University of Strathclyde)
Someone said that "Marriage isn't a word...it's a sentence." This week's brain-teaser from xrefer.com tests your knowledge of celebrity couples down the ages. Answers are here.

1. Which actor was married successively to Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh and Joan Plowright?
2. Who married William Shakespeare in 1582?
3. Which film star took the name of Grimaldi when she married a prince in 1956?
4. Which English king had three wives called Catherine?
5. Who married singer Michael Jackson in 1995?
6. Which philosopher and novelist was married to John Bayley until her death in 1999?
7. In Greek mythology, who was Menelaus's wife?
8. Which pop musician starred in the 1981 film "Caveman" and married his co-star, Barbara Bach?
9. In which year did Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, married for ten years, announce their separation?
10. Which duchess was married to Earl Winfield Spencer from 1916 to 1927?
The judging panel for the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has announced the longlist of books for this year
The World Factbook 2003 is now available on the Central Intelligence Agency Web site. The World Factbook remains the CIA's most widely disseminated and most popular product, averaging more than 3 million visits each month since the beginning of the year. In addition, tens of thousands of government, commercial, academic, and other Web sites link to or replicate the online version of the Factbook
The Law Library Microform Consortium will soon expand access to its materials. It is launching a digital library, LLMC-Digital, through which its entire backfile, and all future filming, will be available on-line to patrons of subscribing libraries

Thursday, August 14, 2003

The Fall 2003 Reference Catalog from ABC-CLIO is now available
Music buffs worldwide can now access information about Canadian classical music online. The Canadian Music Centre has posted a new web site that promotes and celebrates Canadian composers and music
American crime author Harlan Coben has won the Thumping Good Read award for his novel Gone for Good. Awarded to a novel that is judged to be an "accessible and a page-turning good read", the annual winner is chosen by a panel of WH Smith customers

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Science IP provides fast, accurate, and comprehensive searches of the world’s scientific and patent literature. Science IP is a service of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society
Government intrusion vs. Individual Liberty: Understanding the 4th Amendment and the USA Patriot Act - Online course - September 15-September 26, 2003 - College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland
The Association of Research Libraries is offering the newly developed Online Lyceum course, Library Conflict Management - September 15-October 3, 2003
LACASIS: Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology - Database Driven Websites - September 12, 2003 - Cal Poly Pomona, California

Monday, August 11, 2003

The conference programme for Online Information 2003, in December is now available. I am moderating a session entitled The impact of web logs on 3 December, and presenting some Information Masterclasses during the week
Revolution or evolution?: A shift to an open-access model of publishing would clearly benefit science, but who should pay? by Susan R. Owens - EMBO Reports 4, 8, 741–743 (2003)
Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that it has been engaged by Wiley InterScience to construct a working prototype using Nstein software. This prototype is expected to greatly enhance the search and retrieval experience of Wiley InterScience’s customer base
Oxford University Press is to launch a new scholarly books website, putting the full text of 750 humanities and social science titles online. The site, Oxfordscholarship.com, will be built by publisher service provider Ingenta and is planned to launch in October 2003. Aimed at libraries, it will cover economics and finance, political science, philosophy, and religion and theology
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched a series of web searching products, that make available many technical information resources. As OSTI director Walt Warnick explains, "The library includes three vast virtual resources for web patrons, covering each of the three main ways by which scientists and engineers communicate their findings - gray literature, preprints, and journal literature. Many other resources of interest are also available, including the new DOE R&D portfolio website."

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Emerald is providing free access to Leadership & Organization Development Journal and Performance Measurement and Metrics for the week of August 11, 2003
BioethicsWeb offers free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering biomedical ethics
ASIDIC Fall 2003 Meeting - September 21-23, 2003 - Montreal, Quebec - Digital Content: Issues and Changes
Archive Awareness Month, September 2003, is a month long promotion of celebratory events across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Local and national archives, large and small, public and private will open their doors to hold a host of special events celebrating and promoting the wealth of archival treasures

Saturday, August 09, 2003

FreePint Newsletter Number 142 - 7th August 2003 is now available
Libricide : The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century by Rebecca Knuth - Praeger Publishers - July 2003. Examines ideologically driven and systemic destruction of books and libraries that paralleled acts of genocide in the 20th century

Friday, August 08, 2003

The Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer. How well do you know your trail-blazers? This week's brain-teaser tests your knowledge of famous explorers and expeditions:

1. Which famous explorer sailed round the world between 1577 and 1580 in "The Golden Hind"?
2. Who allegedly said "Doctor Livingstone, I presume" on meeting David Livingstone in Africa in 1871?
3. Was Christopher Columbus born in Spain, Italy or France?
4. Which explorer established the first European colony in Australia?
5. Which Norwegain explorer led the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947?
6. The Northwest Passage was often sought by early explorers. It is a route between which two oceans?
7. Who led the expedition which first reached the South Pole on 14 December 1911?
8. Which British explorer made the first surface journey around the world's polar circumference between 1979 and 1982?
9. Which Norwegian explorer won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922?
10. Which Scottish explorer traced the course of the Niger River in the 1790s?

To find out the answers click here
LibSite has been developed specifically to enable you to manage your collection of Taylor & Francis journals more efficiently by providing information on new titles and your current subscriptions, including bibliographic changes. You will find clear instructions on how to register and activate your online subscriptions, how to download URLs and retrieve usage statistics. You can also link to Customer Services for claims, back issue and single issue orders and sample copy requests
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) support the goal of timely, sustained, and reliable open access to federally funded research and encourage broad discussion on the most effective strategies to achieve this goal. Statement dated AUgust 6, 2003
The current calendar of workshops, online and distance courses, study tours, and conferences from University of Wisconsin Madison School of Library and Information Studies. Topics include: Readers' Advisory, Children's Books, Virtual Collection Development, short courses to improve your technology skills, Organization of Information, and Metadata, as well as a first-ever librarians' trip to Washington DC
Guidelines for Developing a Library Privacy Policy - prepared by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee - August 2003

Thursday, August 07, 2003

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has announced that the 2004 Joint Technical Symposium will take place June 24-26, 2004 in Toronto, Canada, at the Isabel Bader Theater. Preserving the AudioVisual Heritage – Transition and Access is the theme of this 3-day event, which is expected to draw 300-400 attendees from around the world
Hong Kong Library Association Newsletter - No. 64. July 2003. Libraries & SARS: Have you ever wondered how libraries coped when the SARS crisis was at its worst? Here are some first-hand stories and reflections
Indexing the World of Information - an international conference hosted by the Australian Society of Indexers - 12-13 September 2003 - Sydney, Australia
4th Open Archives Forum Workshop - 'In Practice, Good Practice: the Future of Open Archives' - 4-5 September 2003, Bath, UK
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 107 - August 2003 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University
Women and War - a major exhibition, the most ambitious of its kind ever mounted on this theme, telling the story of servicewomen, nurses, land girls, factory workers, secret agents, pilots and peacekeepers from the First World War to the present day - 15 October 2003 to 18 April 2004 - The Imperial War Museum, London, UK
The Association of Research Libraries is offering the Online Lyceum course, Accessible Web Design, September 15-October 3, 2003

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Innovative Interfaces has announced that it has joined the CrossRef organization as an affiliate member. This partnership seamlessly integrates WebBridge, a component of the MAP portal solution, with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and CrossRef linking to assist libraries in providing complete access to available resources
Over eight hundred volumes on the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1919 have been acquired by the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, a division of the Texas A&M University Libraries. The collection comes from the estate of Donald C. Turpen, the noted Albuquerque attorney and book collector, who worked in Mexico during the 1950s. Turpen’s collection covers nearly every aspect of the Mexican Revolution, according to David Chapman, University Archivist and curator for the Cushing Library’s Texas and the Borderlands Collection
The ERPANET DigiPres ePrints Service is an Open Archive set-up for the Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network (ERPANET) in conjunction with DAEDALUS to provide an ePrints preservation and access facility for the cultural and scientific heritage community
The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford - The History Collections and Services - The research and teaching collections in the subject field of History are extraordinarily rich within the Bodleian Library and the University of Oxford. Altogether they amount to the most extensive of their kind for any university or higher education establishment in the British Isles, and constitute one of the world’s finest collections in this subject area

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

A major project to produce an innovative computerised edition of the medieval Durham Liber Vitae, with full supporting scholarly material, is now underway in partnership with the British Library. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board
CIT Infobits - Issue 61 - July 2003 is now available
Loughborough University is currently working in partnership with Co-East on a feasibility study for developing usage models for web-based and hardware-based electronic books (e-books) in public libraries, based on a study of e-book implementation and usage in Essex libraries over a 12-month period. First quarter report

Monday, August 04, 2003

Information Community News - A Current Awareness Weblog for the Information Community by Jill O'Neill, NFAIS
NASIG 2004 Annual Conference - June 17-20, 2004 - The Historic Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI - "Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake" - Call for program suggestions
A new agreement between West and Thomson Delphion enables patent researchers to seamlessly access the Delphion patent research service, which includes more than 35 million records from over 70 patent offices worldwide, from within their Westlaw session

Sunday, August 03, 2003

For the first time, neighborhood branches of The New York Public Library are putting out donation boxes, in a desperate effort to offset budget cuts that mean 3,000 fewer books a year for each branch, reduced hours of operation and interminable waits for best sellers - Daily News
Emerald is providing free access to Industrial Management & Data Systems and Journal of Services Marketing for the week of August 4, 2003

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced ArticleWorks, a comprehensive content delivery and digital rights management system that enables publishers and other content providers to deliver content on demand in either printed or secure electronic formats
The Summer 2003 issue of CONSERline is now available
The Household Products Database of the National Library of Medicine is based on the Consumer Product Information Database. This database links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients

Friday, August 01, 2003

Ariadne - Issue 36 - published 30 July 2003. Ariadne magazine is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community. Its main geographic focus is the UK, but it is widely read in the US and worldwide
Resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 24 - 30, are now available
Project MUSE has announced new titles and prices for 2004 collections
Palgrave Macmillan has announced subscription options for 2004 journal volumes, including institutional price list
Documents and claim forms relating to the Divine bankruptcy are now available Trumbull Services
How to deal with change - 9 October 2003, London - This practical, one-day workshop covers the main areas of organisational psychology relevant to change in information and library work - CILIP
Archives Hub Collections of the Month, August 2003: Curiouser and Curiouser, including inaudible meteorites, undulating railways, and angry water spirits
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd has announced subscription rates for 2004