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Monday, June 30, 2003

The exhibitor list for Online Information 2003 - London, UK, has been published
NEMLAC News - regularly updated service of news items from The North East Museums Libraries & Archives Council (UK), its members and from the sector locally, regionally and nationally; briefing reports on projects; and, signposts to new training events and funding opportunities
Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock printing in China 1980-2000 - a free exhibition in the Pearson Gallery, British Library, in association with the Muban Foundation - 7 November 2003 to 7 March 2004
Word Wizards: The Canadian Online Language Toolkit - offers a comprehensive compendium of online, made-in-Canada language tools - from Canadian Heritage
New at the National Library of Canada - Beyond the Letters: A Retrospective of Canadian Alphabet Books

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Iraqi Cultural Heritage: Second UNESCO Mission - The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has announced that a second UNESCO expert mission would be leaving for Iraq on 28 June 2003, to take stock of the situation of Iraqi heritage. The misson will include specialists in museums, archives, libraries, historical monuments and archaeological sites
Sirsi Corporation has announced that INFOhio, a cooperative school library and information network that serves nearly 1 million Ohio K-12 students, has selected it's suite of software and services to support more than 2,000 school libraries in the state

Saturday, June 28, 2003

PapersINVITED.com was conceived and developed to assist scientists, professors and student researchers who have had a difficult time in tracking Calls for Papers from professional bodies, universities, journal editors and other conference organizers
e-Learning for Marketing and Management in Libraries - IFLA Satellite Meeting - Geneva, Switzerland - July 28-30, 2003
RLG Focus - Issue 62, June 2003 is now available

Friday, June 27, 2003

FreePint Newsletter Number 139 - 26 June 2003 is now available
Microsoft Canada president Frank Clegg receives the Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award for helping to create a digital library for blind and visually impaired Canadians
Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians, is launching a public campaign aimed at making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. PLoS argues that the current closed system of scientific publication places the narrow interests of publishers before the public interest and greatly diminishes the value of the more than $50 billion dollars invested by US taxpayers each year in scientific and medical research
Information Literacy and Assessment - An ACRL/TLT Group Online Seminar - July 14-August 1, 2003
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large - volume 3, issue 8 (July 2003), is now available for downloading

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Managing Digital Records - a summer school intended for practising archivists and records managers, as well as librarians and other information professionals, who want to increase their knowledge and expertise in managing records in the electronic environment - 11-14 August 2003 - UCL, London
Presentations from Outsourcing library and information services: threat or opportunity? held June 12, 2003 in London are available online
Registration is open for the 2003 Dublin Core Conference to be held in Seattle, WA, Sept. 28 - Oct. 2. The conference will provide participants with a forum for intensive interaction with researchers, practitioners and decision makers concerned with advances in metadata for resource discovery, retrieval, management and use
Palmerston North City Library in New Zealand has launched it's 8-week Pass It On! : winter reading festival - 22 June to 17 August 2003
From the UK National Archives - 'They Can't Get On Without Us' Women in Wartime posters 1914-1945 exhibition - 21 June-20 September - explores the many roles of women during the First and Second World Wars through a stunning selection of posters and government propaganda designed to boost women's efforts on the home front

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Sirsi Corporation has announced that the Unicorn Library Management System, version 2003, will be available June 30, 2003
Blackwell Publishing has announced new web resources aimed at providing information and materials for serials librarians
Scholar-Based Innovations in Publishing - PowerPoint presentation prepared for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group meeting at ALA Toronto on June 23, 2003 by Gerry Mckiernan
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms can now be viewed on-line as the Vatican has put its massive art collection on the Internet
PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) - The OCLC Office of Research, OCLC Member Services, and RLG are sponsoring the formation of a working group aimed at the development of recommendations and best practices for implementing preservation metadata

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

An exhibition titled Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu will open at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, June 24. The exhibition has been planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, which will feature the cultural heritage of Mali
The British Library is seeking a Web Technical Coordinator "to develop and implement a robust, forward-looking web technical strategy, one of the building blocks in reshaping www.bl.uk to reflect the needs of the Library's wide range of user groups, integrating a number of major new resources, and providing a sound basis for future expansion"
ARKive is a not-for-profit initiative of The Wildscreen Trust. It is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - the world's centralised digital library of films, photographs and associated recordings of species, accessible to all via the world wide web

Monday, June 23, 2003

The Crisis in Canada's School Libraries - a report written by Dr. Ken Haycock for The Association of Canadian Publishers, June 2003
National Library of Australia News - June 2003 Volume XIII Number 9 now available online
DLnet: Digital Libraries Network - a new network for health librarians. It brings together librarians interested in training and promotion, to share experiences and ideas in a virtual community. It provides a support network, of materials, templates and tools, as well as an online know-how resource
Internet tools for the advanced searcher - Speaker: Phil Bradley - 2 July, 2003 - London - This one day course reviews searching techniques both with and without search engines and covers more specialised areas such as mailing lists, newsgroups, intelligent search agents, finding people and images and offers additional hints and tips for better and quicker searching
Essential law for information professionals - 23 September 2003, London - This workshop is designed to give participants a broad overview of the wide range of areas of the law that are likely to be encountered by information professionals, or that are likely to have a significant impact on their work
The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) now contains over 12,000 records that have been enhanced by the BUFVC. Enhancements include improved programme descriptions, additional keywords, bibliographies and weblinks, including links across to the BUFVC's AV database HERMES. TRILT is available to users in UK FE and HE with Athens accounts, and BUFVC members through assigned password

Sunday, June 22, 2003

In the May/June issue, the Science Watch feature article lists the top 10 journals according to citations per paper in 11 main fields (biology & biochemistry, chemistry, clinical medicine, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology & genetics, neuroscience & behavior, pharmacology, physics, plant & animal sciences, and space science)
Free full-text journals from Emerald for the week starting May 23, 2003 - Business Process Management Journal and Measuring Business Excellence

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Ingenta, Inc. has announced the complete version of the World Bank's e-Library, an electronic portal to the Bank's full-text collection of books, reports, and other documents. A commercial, subscription-based research and reference tool, the World Bank e-Library brings together more than 1,200 titles published by the World Bank during the past several years in an indexed and cross-searchable database
MyLibrary version 2.63, a database-drive website application for libraries, is now available. The most important changes in this version are the addition of LDAP authentication and an Add2MyLibrary functionality
All universities in the UK will become BioMed Central members from 1 July 2003. From this date article-processing charges will be waived for all UK higher education staff when publishing in any of BioMed Central's 90+ peer-reviewed journals in which all research content is freely accessible
The Professional Learning Centre of the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto has announced its course list up to May 2004

Friday, June 20, 2003

Latino Intersections was created and launched by members of Dartmouth College's faculty and staff, in conjunction with the Dartmouth College Library. It is a new venture in online academic publication that makes research, art, opinion, current events, and educational resources available to scholars, students, artists, and activists
RLG DigiNews - June 15, 2003, Volume 7, Number 3 now available
Shhh! This Is a Library - links to lyrics and audio feeds of songs about libraries, librarians, books, and reading - Blisspix
National Archives of Canada: War Diaries of the First World War contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their "Actions in the Field." This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit's administration, operations and activities during the First World War
The Library of Congress has announced the latest addition to its American Memory Web site: American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. Designed as a first stop for Library of Congress researchers working in the field of American women's history, American Women provides easy entree to an online version of the Library's recently published women's history resource guide
An NKOS Workshop will take place on 21 August, as part of ECDL 2003 in the Britannia Hotel, Trondheim. The Workshop is based around the theme of emerging standards in Networked Knowledge Organization Systems and Services. Proposals are invited for presentations (20 minutes) on work or projects related to the themes of the workshop

Thursday, June 19, 2003

The Library of Congress has completed the $10 million purchase of the only known copy of the 1507 world map by Martin Waldseem├╝ller from Prince Johannes Waldburg-Wolfegg, thanks to the generosity of the Congress of the United States, Discovery Channel, Gerald Lenfest, David Koch and a number of other donors. The map has been in the custody of the Library of Congress since late June 2001, when the Library made an initial down payment toward its purchase
The NISO Committee AZ for Networked Reference Services is developing a protocol and relevant metadata for networked reference communication which will open the way for reference networks to communicate with each other cross-domain
Cataloging for the 21st Century: A Proposal for Continuing Education for Cataloging Professionals - a response to action item 5.3 of the "Bibliographic Control of Web Resources: A Library of Congress Action Plan"
In the System: Consulting in a Systems Environment will be held August 7-8 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Canadian Directories: Who Was Where - The National Library of Canada has undertaken a pilot project in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Historical Microreproductions (CIHM) to digitize fifteen pre-1901 national, provincial/territorial, county and city directories
Dialog is seeking applicants in Europe, the Middle East & Africa for the 2003 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Dialog will award a 5,000 EUROS scholarship to a student from the EMEA region enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences graduate-level programme. The EMEA prize will be announced at the 2003 Online Information Conference and Exhibition at Olympia in London, in December
2004 subscription rates for Institute of Physics journals are now available
JISC, UKOLN and the M25 Systems Team present The Bath Profile Four Years on: what's being done in the UK? - 7 July, 2003 - The Francis Hotel, Bath, United Kingdom
The June 2003 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available
The National Library of Scotland has digitised a selection of over 240 playbills, which were used to advertise performances and events at Edinburgh’s Theatre Royal from 1800-1850

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

JSTORNEWS June 2003 issue is now available
Papers and photos from the LIBER workshop Microfilming and Digitisation for Preservation, April 2003, are now available
One Day/One Book: An Exhibit Celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses and The 99th Anniversary of Bloomsday - Western Connecticut State University, Archives and Special Collections - June 16 to September 19, 2003
The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine has announced Historical Anatomies on the Web, a new digital project which offers selected images from NLM's anatomical atlas collection
Law in Mexico Before the Conquest is a new online exhibit from the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin, which describes the sophisticated legal systems of the Aztec and Maya civilizations

Monday, June 16, 2003

Power Searching with the Pros - 2-day workshops to be held by Mary Ellen Bates, Chris Sherman and Elizabeth Swan from June 30 to July 11 in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra Australia
xrefer is adding over 76,000 audio MP3 files to its online reference service, xreferplus. The spoken-word files are being added to aid researchers in the pronunciation of medical, scientific and technical terminology, as well English-language words in general
Towards an Information Society for All 3 - Virtual Services for Real People builds on the two successful British Council conferences held in 2001 in Bologna, and in 2002 in Berlin, where practitioners and policy makers from around Europe met to consider the present state of development of the emerging Information Society across Europe - Paris, 26-27 September 2003
Papers from e(X)literature - Preservation, Archiving and Dissemination of Electronic Literature - a conference co-sponsored by Electronic Literature Organization and the Digital Cultures Project, are now available online
American Geophysical Union (AGU) has added a per-user subscription rate and, for qualifying institutions, a very low annual access fee for journals to which they have not subscribed recently. These options allow an institution to have site-wide access at rates that may be more compatible with its budget or perceived need

Sunday, June 15, 2003

The Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Libary at Duke University received a $10,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve local films
The exhibition Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe is the first comprehensive look at the greatest epoch in Flemish illumination. Bringing together more than 130 objects from a total of 49 lenders from 14 countries, the exhibition opens at the Getty Center, in its only U.S. appearance before traveling to the Royal Academy of Arts, London. - June 17 to September 7, 2003
The New York Public Library’s fair copy of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand will be the centerpiece of a display that will include several other landmark versions of the document and early newspaper printings - June 27 to August 2, 2003
Library Video Company has announced that electronic ordering is now available to Innovative Interfaces customers to help simplify the ordering process
New library blog - mamamusings - Elizabeth Lane Lawley's thoughts on info tech, academia, librarianship, parenting, and various tangential topics

Friday, June 13, 2003

Ekahau, Inc. has announced that it has enabled the first location-aware library navigation system deployed by the Oulu University Main Library, Finland. Wireless PDA based system called SmartLibrary helps users to find books and other material from the library collections
The British Council's Cambridge Seminar on literature has influenced discussion, performance and debate of literature for over a quarter of a century. Participants, who come from over forty countries, have opportunities to meet and hear some of the most eminent writers in Britain, as well as take part in discussions about a range of literary trends and issues - 3–11 July 2003
Timeline of Key Events Reported Year by Year in The Illustrated London News from 1842. A superb collection from John Weedy
Beyond Google: Searching Faster and Smarter On The Web - An Ontario Library Association pre-conference developed by Rita Vine - June 23, 2003
On April 8, 2002, the National Archives of Canada acquired the Peter Winkworth Collection, an extensive art collection containing a multitude of nationally significant, rare, and valuable records of the history and development of Canada. In acquiring this superb, unequalled collection, Canada has repatriated an important part of its cultural and historical heritage. It is the largest single acquisition of works of art this country has ever seen

Thursday, June 12, 2003

From The Bookseller - the number of new books published in the UK continues to rise despite flat sales and a shrinking range on the high street. Whitaker Information Services recorded 125,390 titles published in 2002, a 5% increase on the previous year's total
Content Delivery Without Bounds - Webinar and Teleconference - June 24, 2003
Journal of Digital Information - publishing papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments - Volume 4, issue 2, June 2003 is now available
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) - 2003 Annual Conference - November 18-22, Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

The Real Room 101 - this film is about Room 101 - the room itself, George Orwell's influences in creating it in his novel 1984 (his school days, his time at the BBC, Soviet Russia and communism), the psychology of fear used in Room 101, and its impact on popular culture since its creation - BBC
The Wise Guide is a project of the National Digital Library (NDL) Program and the Public Affairs Office of the Library of Congress and was designed by the Web development firm 415 Inc. of San Francisco. The NDL Program makes more than 7.5 million items from the Library and other repositories freely available at its flagship American Memory collections Web site
Fineart.ac.uk is a prototype for a national web-based collection of work by staff and students of UK higher education institutions who have made a significant contribution to UK fine art education through practice
The Dagger in the Library is awarded to the author of crime fiction whose work has given most pleasure to readers, as nominated by UK libraries and judged by a panel of librarians. Nominations close 16 August 2003
The webwords project aims to enrich the quality of the experience of choosing an audio book for visually impaired users of library catalogues. It will do this by allowing them to listen to a small sample actually taken from a spoken word book they have found on their local catalogue. This will allow them to hear what that particular book sounds like, and to choose based on the voice and style of the person who actually narrated it. Service to be launched July 2003

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Librarian Stay-at-Home Parent is a new Yahoo Group - the purpose of the group is to discuss ways to stay active in librarianship while staying home and to discuss ways to work from home. Additionally, parenting and household tips will be shared
Oxford University Press 2004 Institutional price list for journals is now available
The winner of the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize 2003 is T.J. Binyon, for Pushkin, a biography
DoIS (Documents in Information Science) is a service for finding and downloading the latest research results in Information Science. Currently there are 10548 articles and 3144 conference proceedings, 7238 of them are available for download
CILIP workshop - Middle management skills - 9 & 10 September 2003, London - A two-day practical workshop for those with some experience of management, covering the main areas of management in the context of library and information work, with emphasis on directing and influencing the work of others
Alex Byrne, University Librarian, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, has been voted President-elect by IFLA members
EBSCO is conducting a live WebEx demonstration on its new link resolver service. Registration required

Saturday, June 07, 2003

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition has announced its partnership with Economics Bulletin, an open-access journal that provides rapid peer-reviewed communication in all areas of economics
The June 2003 update to the Journal Coverage List from PsycINFO is now available. 1,872 journals are listed
Friends of Libraries U.S.A. - listing of special events at the ALA conference in Toronto
JK Rowling will read from the new Harry Potter novel at 4pm London time in the Royal Albert Hall on June 26. The event, including a Q&A, will be webcast
BRB Publications has listed 1,700 US county, state and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information for free
The ALA Event Planner allows you to search through every part of The ALA/CLA Annual Conference & Exhibition and add the items you want to your own customized Agenda
First IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code - July 28 - 30 2003 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Winners of the 7th Annual Webby Awards have been announced
EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Services now lists 9591 titles

Friday, June 06, 2003

Version 49 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 1,900 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet - by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Take the xrefer Toronto Quiz for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate at the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada, June 21-24
The Journal of Digital Information Managment is a peer reviewed journal in digital information science and technology that aims to bring convergence between computer and information science. It will make known the theories, principles and techniques in information science to computer scientists so that online information can be processed more scientifically. Information scientists are encouraged to contribute
Supported by National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kahle/Austin Foundation, the International Children's Digital Library is a five-year, $4.4 million research project that will ultimately provide access to 10,000 children's books, drawn from 100 different languages, as well as new technology to support children's access to digital materials
This summer, the American Library Association will debut One Book, One Community, a CD containing resources for librarians and others planning "One Book" programs in the Fall Catalog that will hit August 6, 2003
After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States - from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Thursday, June 05, 2003

XML in a Nutshell - June 9, 2003 - 2003 Virtual Seminar - Lead by Roy Tennant who manages Web and services design for eScholarship, an initiative of the California Digital Library
Free Pint Newsletter 138 - 5 June 2003 - now available
Research Information is the quarterly magazine serving the needs of researchers, scientists and STM librarians who need to make informed choices about the online information tools and products on the market - Spring 2003 articles are now available
Valerie Martin, author of six previous novels, two books of short stories and a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi won the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction, for her novel Property
May/June 2003 Book Sense 76 Picks - the titles independent booksellers have chosen as their favorite late spring/early summer reads of 2003
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced Saturday, Oct. 4 as the date for the third annual National Book Festival. The popular festival is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Mrs. Laura Bush. This year's festival will be bigger and better than ever - with new pavilions for 'Home & Family', 'Teens and Children', and 'Poetry' - and takes place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the National Mall between 7th and 14th streets in Washington, D.C.
Live Digital Reference Case Studies: A Bibliography - a brief bibliography of articles/papers/reports/case studies written about digital reference services at specific libraries, written by people with some sort of formal affiliation with the project - by Bernie Sloan - May 31, 2003
Sir Paul Getty's library at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire is expected to pass to a charitable foundation, rather than remain in private ownership. The library is worth over 50 million pounds sterling
EISTA '03 - International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications - Jointly with International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies: CCCT '03 - July 31, August 1-2, 2003 Orlando, Florida, USA
Presentations from the ASSIGN AGM - Electronic Copyright and the Information Worker - May 29, 2003 - are now available
zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

CILIP Rare Books Group Annual Study Conference 2003 - Preserve or Perish - St. Hilda's College, Oxford - 10-12 September 2003
Internet Resources Newsletter Issue 105 - June 2003 - edited by Roddy MacLeod of Heriot-Watt University, is now available
Tutor.com has acquired the Reference Division of LSSI. Included in the acquisition are LSSI Virtual Reference ToolKit, Web Reference Services and LSSI Integrated Reference Management System with RefTracker
CABI Publishing has formed a Library Advisory Board in North America. Its remit is to provide a consultative forum to aid the strategic development of the business and to facilitate better communication, consultation and liaison between CABI Publishing and its library customers

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

The 2003 LearningTimes Library Online Conference is a completely online conference featuring innovations by information professionals worldwide - October 20-24, 2003
Predicting the Future of Databases by Carol Tenopir - Library Journal
The Act of Union Virtual Library is a unique collection of pamphlets, newspapers, parliamentary papers and manuscript material contemporary with the 1801 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain. The entire content is searchable bibliographically, the search results displaying individual images that can be browsed by turning the pages of each virtual book or document. A free text search is provided for the pamphlets and parliamentary papers
The June 2003 issues of Information Today, Computers in Libraries, Searcher, and CRM Magazine are now online
Images of England, working in partnership with over 1,500 volunteer photographers, is building a digital library of photographs of England's 370,000 Listed Buildings. Text and images will be added to this site regularly during the project and many thousands are there for you to view now
This year's PALS conference, Innovations in Online Learning and Teaching - Challenges and Opportunities for Publishers, takes place on Friday 27th June 2003 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London
Project Briefings from the Coalition for Networked Information Spring Meeting - April 28-29 - Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 02, 2003

The Technology Source is a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical published by the Michigan Virtual University. It provides thoughtful, illuminating articles that will assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations - May/June 2003 issue now available
Dubai eGovernment recently concluded a five-day training programme on 'how to organise and run libraries and data centers', which targeted supervisors, librarians and employees of public libraries and data centers in Dubai at the Rashidiya Public Library
Access 2003 - will include sessions on trends in metadata, open source library applications, interoperability protocols, management of electronic resources, birds-of-a-feather sessions... - 1-4 October, 2003 - Vancouver, Canada
Dynix Web Seminar Series - Chief Considerations in Choosing an ILS - June 5, 2003 - presented by Marshall Breeding