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Saturday, January 31, 2004

Archives and museums along the length of the River Thames have formed the ThamesPilot partnership to make freely available images and documents from their collections. The initial 2 year pilot project, with the help of the New Opportunities Fund, aims to help you to navigate through the rich history of the River Thames from source to sea
eLit2004 - The 3rd International Conference on eLiteracy - 2-4 June 2004 at St John's University, New York, USA
The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) now covers 9737 titles
Evidenceincamera has been created by The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives at Keele University. The aim is to make the aerial reconnaissance photographs, deposited by the UK Ministry of Defence at TARA, accessible via the internet. For the first time you can access 5.5 million photographs taken over occupied Western Europe, by the Allies during World War II. Work is continuing to make millions more photographs taken throughout the world during World War II and later conflicts, accessible

Friday, January 30, 2004

The Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer: Can you identify the people who first spoke or wrote these well-known utterances? Answers here:

1. Which film actress famously said "I want to be alone"?
2. Who wrote "Workers of the world, unite" and "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs"?
3. Who allegedly said "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it by not dying"?
4. Which famous nurse (1820-1910) wrote: "It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm"?
5. In 1845, who wrote the line "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore'" which was later inscribed on his gravestone?
6. Who wrote "Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead"?
7. Which poet wrote in 1917 "I grow old...I grow old...I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled"?
8. Which American wrote in 1735 "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"?
9. Who described the poet Byron as "Mad, bad, and dangerous to know"?
10. Which character in a 19th-century novel declared "I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year"?
Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series - Where is the Industry Headed? Top Trends to Watch in 2004 by Marshall Breeding - February 11, 2004
EBSCO A-to-Z now offers access to hundreds of free online journals, such as those found in the Directory of Open Access Journals, PubMed Central, SciELO and other portals. Spanning topics from language and literature to science and medicine, these journals are part of the A-to-Z master title database that provides link and coverage information to more than 40,000 unique titles from more than 530 database and e-journal packages from approximately 100 different providers
The University of California Press has announced the arrival of its new online journal service - Caliber
The Library + information Show, incorporating Total Library Solutions, will be held at ExCeL, London, 21-22nd April 2004
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 113 - February 2004 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University

Thursday, January 29, 2004

AIP (American Institute of Physics) has retooled and relaunched its online journal hosting platform. Formerly known as the Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS), Scitation now includes upgraded capabilities and a number of powerful new features designed with the researcher in mind. Scitation currently hosts 114 publications from 18 publishers, including those from AIP Member and Affiliated Societies
Library Groupware for Bibliographic Lifecycle Management by Daniel Chudnov, Yale University - This informal paper proposes that libraries could merge the functions of weblogging, reference management, and link resolution into a new library groupware infrastructure, helping users to better manage the entire lifecycle of the bibliographic research process. Several scenarios explore how such an application suite might help library users by integrating their bibliographic research more closely with communication -- scholarly and otherwise, from private annotation to public discussion. A discussion of related architectural issues suggests a new model of "link routing" to augment "link resolution," and describes how link routing systems could enable library visitors to become users of our groupware services as much as they already are users of the information resources we procure
HistoryWorld contains over 400 separate historical articles and descriptions of approximately 4,000 world events, with an emphasis on English history. Material is searchable or browsable by time period, topic, and location. Also includes timelines and an online game where visitors can pit their historical knowledge against that of other competitors. Part of the National Grid for Learning, Great Britain
Between January 9 and April 16, 2004, Discovering Dickens will rerelease the facsimile of Dickens’ famous novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. In April 1859 the first serialized part of A Tale of Two Cities provided the lead piece for Dickens' new periodical All the Year Round. On the strength of this weekly serial, contemporary Victorian readership had swollen to 100,000 before the novel concluded in November, 1859
The University of Winnipeg Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Internship Program. Application deadline is April 15, 2004
4th Annual Privacy & Security Summit & Expo - February 18-20, 2004 - Renaissance Hotel - Washington, DC
International Congress of Information - Havana International Conference Center - Cuba - April, 12-16, 2004
The Executive Committee of the Digital Library Federation has announced that the British Library has joined the DLF as its first Strategic Partner from outside the United States
World Book Day 2004 will take place on 4 March in the UK and Ireland
Boldtype, the former web-based literary magazine, has relauched as an email-based review, presenting each month a short list of books worth reading

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Free access via Ingenta Select to SAGE Publications' Electronic Journals until 31 March 2004
Ricky Gervais, creator and star of BBC comedy series The Office, is to be the special guest speaker at the Booksellers Association Conference in April. Gervais, who collected two awards at Hollywood's Golden Globes this weekend, will close the BA Conference with a speech at the gala dinner on 27 April. The appearance was brokered by Faber & Faber, which publishes Gervais' children's book "Flanimals" in October
Mark Haddon won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The announcement was made on Tuesday 27 January at an awards ceremony at The Brewery in Central London
xISBN supplies ISBNs associated with individual intellectual works represented in the OCLC WorldCat database. Give it an ISBN, and it returns a list of associated ISBNs
Vanishing Georgia comprises nearly 18,000 photographs. Ranging from daguerreotypes to Kodachrome prints, the images span over 100 years of Georgia history. The wide variety of the collected visual images results from efforts by archivists from the Georgia Division of Archives and History who sought, between 1975 and 1996, to preserve Georgia's endangered historical photographs
Netskills has a full schedule of workshops running throughout the UK from now to March 2004

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Office Politics: Women and the workplace 1860 -2004 - examines how life has changed for women in offices. From the typing pool to the laptop toting freelancer, the exhibition looks at how politics, fashion, office design, technology and furniture have changed in step with the shifts in gender politics - 12 February to 1 May 2004 - Women's Library, London, UK
The tenth annual international meeting of the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) will be convened March 27-29, 2004 in Miami, Florida. Please note that this is a temporary link. The "real" page will be available soon
EBSCO Publishing Introduces GLBT Life, the world's literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Designed for academic, professional and public communities, this database contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals. The database includes current coverage of these sources, as well as deep backfiles for key publications - many back to the first published issue
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 4:3 (February 2004) is now available

Monday, January 26, 2004

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, the British Library presents Voices of the Holocaust: recordings of Holocaust survivors. These recordings, created by the British Library Sound Archive for its Oral History Programme, feature the voices of survivors who came to live in Britain and comprise one of Europe’s largest collections of survivor testimonies
Free Pint Newsletter 152 - 22 January 2004 - now available
Swets Information Services has recently concluded negotiations with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to provide access to ACS Web Editions, the current online content of ACS journals, via SwetsWise. SwetsWise is the web-based, modular service for the procurement, access and management of subscriptions and online information and now carries a total of 7,787 full text publications from 295 publishers, with more than 90% of the top STM publishers participating

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Paratext is providing trial access to its databases: Reference Universe, 19th Century Masterfile, ARBA Online, BookNews Online, and Schwann Online
Nearly ten percent of the more than 1,400 parchments preserved at the Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in Vilnius are now on line available thanks to a UNESCO project that was recently completed. The digital images of 121 parchments containing information of outstanding historical value cover the period from 1187 to 1500
GeoScienceWorld is a comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef
Emerald's Journals of the Week for January 26 are Corporate Communications: An International Journal and Engineering Computations:International Journal for Computer-Aided Engineering and Software

Saturday, January 24, 2004

In anticipation of the Centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry in 2005, all back issues now available online. The entire archive, 1905-2003, is available, searchable and free
Registration for MLA '04: Seize the Power! - May 21-26 2004 - Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, DC., is now available
Portal of Journals on Health Sciences from the Virtual Health Library, Brazil
SPEC Kit 278: Library Patron Privacy - includes documentation from respondents on general privacy policies, circulation record privacy policies, Web site privacy policies, interlibrary loan privacy policies, electronic reference privacy policies, public access computer privacy policies, hardware repair and disposal policies, and patron record request policies
Was He a Man or a Monster? Merchandising Murder in the Nineteenth Century Popular Press - an exhibition prepared by the New York State Historical Association and the Cooperstown Graduate Program, the nineteenth-century pamphlets shown in this exhibition were drawn from the holdings of the Research Library of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) in Cooperstown, New York
The January 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Friday, January 23, 2004

Twelfth Annual Innovative Users Group Conference - April 2- 5, 2004 - Boston, Massachusetts
The Book Club of California has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2004 Research Grants Program. The Book Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1912 in San Francisco, has a program of grants to assist individuals in research, writing, and other projects in the fields of Western American history and the book arts
Gary Price and Chris Sherman will present a lecture entitled, Web Research: What's New in 2004 at the Library of Congress on January 29, from 10:30am-12:00pm
The ACLU and the California Library Association are calling upon voters to urge their California representatives to support legislation that would roll back some of the USA PATRIOT Act's most dangerous provisions, including the government's ability to indiscriminately search individual's library records, Internet activity and bookstore purchases
Copyright: you thought you knew everything but... - 10 February 2004 - London, UK
This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of pseudonyms, nicknames or familiar names of famous people. Answers here.

1. What name was used by Sofia Scicolone when she became an Italian film actress?
2. English actress Julia Elizabeth Wells (born 1935) was known by what name by the time she starred in "The Sound of Music"?
3. What stage name was used by comedian Leslie Townes Hope (born 1903)?
4. What pseudonym was used by American rock 'n' roll singer Richard Wayne Penniman?
5. What name was adopted by Russian songwriter Israel Baline when he wrote his first song in the USA?
6. The American rock musician Don Van Vliet (born 1941) is best known by what pseudonym?
7. As a singer and film star, Frances Ethel Gumm (1922-1969) used what pseudonym?
8. What stage name is used by the American rock star Vincent Furnier (born 1945)?
9. What pseudonym was used by the American blues pianist and singer Henry Roeland Byrd (1918-1980)?
10. The 15th-century Italian painter Giovanni da Fiesole is best known by what name?

Thursday, January 22, 2004

The community at WebJunction is currently focused on how libraries. with a little strategy, presentation, and determination for innovation, can demonstrate the impact they have in their communities
The shortlist of nominees for the Lionel Gelber Prize has been announced. The largest juried award of its kind, it seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues by broadening the readership of important books. The winner will be announced March 3, 2004
The Library of Congress has announced that HLAS Online (Handbook of Latin American Studies) is now a Source for OpenURLs. If your institution has a link resolver, you can configure your system to embed OpenURL links in HLAS Online search results
The Association of College & Research Libraries' Effective Practices Committee is accepting submissions for its web-based clearinghouse for effective practices in academic libraries. The clearinghouse will document practices from all areas of academic libraries. It is looking for examples of procedures or tools that have been developed to (for example) streamline workflow, solve problems or improve services, etc.
PhysChemComm, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, ceased publication at the end of 2003. Contents lists and online access to all articles published from 1998-2003 remain available free of charge. Full search facilities are available

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Readers at the British Library now have online access to hundreds of additional reference works. Through a new partnership, xrefer is supplying the Library with their award winning multi-publisher reference service
A listing of training courses from ASLIB for 2004 is now available
The 2003 National Book Critics Circle Awards nominees have been announced. Winners to be announced on March 4, 2004
Netskills Workshop - Create Accessible Web Pages and Explore XML - January 29 and 30 - Edinburgh, Scotland
A list of training courses for 2004 from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers is now available

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

INFORUM 2004 - 10th INFORUM Conference on Professional Information Resources - Prague, Czech Republic - May 25-27, 2004 - The conference is organized by Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., the leading distributor of electronic information resources in the Czech and Slovak Republic, and the University of Economics. The INFOPARTY social evening is organized in co-operation with the National Library of the Czech Republic
DEOSNEWS from American Center for the Study of Distance Education has resumed publication after being suspended in April, 2002
The January 19 issue of Open Access Now is now available, published by BioMed Central
Presentations from the ALA Midwinter 2004: SPARC/ACRL Forum - Open Access: Getting From here to There, are now available
A Survey of Digital Library Aggregation Services by Martha L. Brogan - Published by The Digital Library Federation Council on Library and Information Resources

Monday, January 19, 2004

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Elsevier, part of the Reed Elsevier Group, today announced the conclusion of a new agreement as part of NESLi2, the national electronic journals initiative for the higher education and research communities in the United Kingdom. The new two-year agreement, which starts in January 2004, provides the framework under which the UK's universities and research communities will have electronic access to Elsevier's scientific, technical and medical journals through the ScienceDirect platform
A new version of the internet protocol, the Global IPv6 Service for the world's research community, has been launched
Emerald's Journals of the Week for January 19 are The Learning Organisation: An International Journal & International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

Sunday, January 18, 2004

The American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress has created an online presentation of its 1978 record album Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection, 1922-1932, edited by Neil V. Rosenberg and Debora G. Kodish. This online presentation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Archive of Folk Culture in 1928 and the appointment of its first head, Robert W. Gordon
The Library of Congress will open the first comprehensive exhibition of Churchill material in the United States on Feb. 5, 2004. Churchill and the Great Republic, explores the life and career of Sir Winston Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives. These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been former slaves - Library of Congress, American Memory presentation
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the first libraries to select its LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service. The LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service offers libraries the power of an OpenURL-enabled link resolver without the technical setup and maintenance of a locally-hosted solution
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the development of an XML gateway to the Scirus science-specific search engine through the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking web and journal collections. Through this XML gateway, ENCompass will be able to search and display results from Scirus, a powerful free Internet search tool developed especially for finding scientific information

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Fifth Annual ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit - Breaking New Ground - 27-29 February, 2004 - Austin, Texas
The British Library has published Inventing the American Dream, a history of the huge number of patents which have helped create the mythical American Dream. It is written by curator Stephen van Dulken whose childhood spent in the USA inspired his research and illustrated by drawings of more than 140 inventions, some household names, some obscure
Voting is underway for the WHSmith People's Choice Book Awards 2004 - Closing date is 25 February 2004
The Royal Society has launched a new dedicated e-journal website hosted by MetaPress, with improved navigation, and the tools for serials librarians to manage their online access, including industry-standard usage statistics
At the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Project MUSE hosted a Public Hearing to solicit customer and consortia executive feedback to proposed new pricing models for 2005. PowerPoint slides are now available
Working under the auspices of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a joint task force of the publishing and library communities has developed and published a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme aimed at the identification of information assets. Information assets should be interpreted rather broadly to include, for example, documents and terms from classification schemes
The Thomson Corporation has announced that it has acquired the publishing assets of Biological Abstracts, Inc. and BIOSIS

Friday, January 16, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of people who are notable for being left-handed. Answers here.

1. Left-handed American guitarist (1942-70) who played a re-strung right-handed guitar and had hits with "Purple Haze:" and "The Wind Cries Mary"
2. Famous American baseball player (1895-1948): a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox
3. Left-handed Australian tennis player, born 1938, nicknamed the Rockhampton Rocket
4. 20th Century American President, born 1946
5. American tennis player, born 1952: a left-hander who specialized in the two-handed backhand. In 1984 he became the first player ever to win 100 singles titles
6. Left-handed US blues guitarist and singer (1923-1992), famous for his recordings for the Stax label such as "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Crosscut Saw"
7. Canadian-born left-handed tennis player, born 1973, who became a British subject in 1995 and was the British No. 1 in 1997
8. British cricketer, born 1957, a left-handed batsman who was England's record run scorer in Test cricket from 1992
9. Left-handed US baseball player (1903-41), nicknamed the Iron Horse: his story was told in the 1942 Gary Cooper film "The Pride of the Yankees"
10. Austrian pianist (1887-1961), brother of a philosopher named Ludwig: he lost his right arm in the First World War but commissioned Ravel's "Concerto for the Left Hand"
The January 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available
The UK Serials Group has announced details of its International Research Awards Programme for 2004
The web site of the European Commission's IBPP project Russian Libraries in the Third Millennium is now available. The project will create a joint virtual gateway providing integrated access to the bibliographic and full-text resources of five largest Libraries in Russia
The University of California Press is partnering with the American Anthropological Association to develop a digital publishing program for their journals beginning in 2004
The 2004 NASIG Conference will be held on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the historic Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel - June 17-20

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Library Technology Alliance has announced the launch of BooksandPeriodicals.com, a comprehensive directory of sources for global news, business, legal, scientific and medical information made available online through hosting services, such as Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Factiva and Westlaw. Alphabetical and keyword look up of over 106,000 titles, Web links to over 4,500 full text sources, Over 40,500 full text sources identified. 15-day free trial available
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science is offering a number of online workshops in the Spring of 2004
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced grants to 18 US states to help public libraries continue to provide no-cost access to computers and the Internet for the public. The Staying Connected challenge grants, totaling $5.8 million, are going to state library agencies in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia
West has announced new ways to research statutes with Westlaw StatutesPlus
The January 8-14 writeups from ResearchBuzz are now available
Elsevier has announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement with the California Digital Library. The agreement provides over 300,000 University of California (UC) undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty and staff with access to the UC list of subscribed titles, all Cell Press titles and Elsevier's entire collection of backfiles for all subject areas, back to Volume 1, Issue 1 which alone comprises 3 million articles

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

The URL Clearinghouse is a freely-available set of instructions for creating URLs to vendor-mediated databases and e-journals licensed by libraries and other information providers. These are the URLs that librarians maintain in OPACs, Web sites, databases, course pages, guides, etc. The Clearinghouse is organized by vendor, and focuses on URLs that point to databases and e-journals at the title level
The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that the RSC Journals Archive project has been completed and all RSC journals published between 1841 and 1996 have been digitised. The backfile contains approximately 195,000 articles in 1.2 million pages, and is now available for purchase or lease
Archives, Learning & Social Inclusion one-day course - May 10, 2004 - Bristol, UK
Digital Library Federation Spring Forum 2004 - 19-21 April - InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans, LA
The November/December 2003 issue of the National Library of Canada Bulletin is now available online
The winners of the 2003 Whitbread Book Awards have been announced
Joint Guidelines from LACA and the Museums Copyright Group to help staff in museums and galleries, archives, libraries and information services concerning the changes to UK copyright law which took effect on 31st October 2003, are now available
Artifact, the guide to Internet resources in the Arts and Creative Industries has added a new feature,Limelight, to its site. Limelight will showcase a different topic each week, featuring individual artists, subjects of topical and/or temporal relevance, new and noteworthy web sites, or forthcoming events, exhibitions and festivals. Each feature will provide information, links to related sites within the Artifact database and suggestions for related Artifact searches

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Third Annual EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, January 13–15, 2004 - Baltimore, Maryland
The 2004 Learning on Screening Conference will take place in central London, on 4-6 April. This annual conference highlights and explores key issues of methodology, technology and content, and provides a valuable meeting place for delegates from all areas of education and training and the providers of the latest technology

Monday, January 12, 2004

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that it has signed an important agreement with Health Canada to spearhead a new Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN) platform for monitoring potential public health risks and threats around the world. GPHIN is an initiative developed by Health Canada in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture has developed a statement of goals and objectives for 2004
Emerald's Journals of the Week for January 12 2004 are Corporate Governance: the International Journal of Business in Society & OCLC Systems & Services

Saturday, January 10, 2004

The American Library Association, in conjunction with its recently created Allied Professional Association companion unit, has published the first issue of the e-newsletter Library Worklife: HR E-News for the Today's Leaders
The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) now covers 9693 titles
UK Serials Group 27th Annual Conference and Exhibition - UMIST, Manchester - 29-31 March 2004

Friday, January 09, 2004

EYE TO EYE: An e-newsletter dedicated to connecting Ingenta and its library communities - Friday, January 9, 2004 Issue 10 - Libraries is now available
This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of pop musicians and their hits. Answers here.

1. Which vocal group had hits in 1979 with "We Are Family" and "He's the Greatest Dancer"?
2. Which American singer had hits with "All the Way" (1957) and "My Way" (1969)?
3. Which singing guitarist had a 1958 hit with "Summertime Blues"?
4. Which American rock band had hits in 1969 with "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising"?
5. Which artist had hits in 1994 with "Your Body's Callin'" and "She's Got That Vibe"?
6. Which singer had hits with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (1987) and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" (1988)?
7. Which rock band had hits in 1995 with "Something for the Pain" and "This Ain't a Love Song"?
8. Which singer had hits with "You Oughta Know" (1995) and "Thank U" (1998)?
9. Which duettists had a 1987 hit with "I Knew You Were Waiting"?
10. Which singer had a hit with "Tired of Being Alone" in 1971 and duetted with Annie Lennox on "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" in 1988?
The Ontario Library Association's Super Conference 2004 takes place January 29-31 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The mission of Theses Canada is to acquire and preserve a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at the National Library of Canada, to provide access to this valuable research within Canada and throughout the world
The 3rd International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR2004), the 5th conference in the series of visual information retrieval meetings which began with CIR'98, will take place in Dublin City University, Ireland, on 21-23 July 2004, hosted by the Centre for Digital Video Processing
A new mailing list called lom-cataloguing has been set up for those creating catalogue records using the IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard (or the IMS Learning Resource Metadata specification on which it is based). It is also for managers or creators of guidelines or other support for such cataloguing. It is a non-technical list
I’m an information professional – get me out of here! - CILIP, London - 8 June, 2004 - The meeting will address a key paradox that is facing the information profession – that the very people who are expected to lead on information and knowledge management strategies in organisations are increasingly over-burdened and unable to cope. The day will focus on three key areas: email management, personal e-document management and strategies for effective web information management and monitoring
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

Thursday, January 08, 2004

The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress present a selection of ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. The plays reflect Hurston's life experience, travels, and research, especially her study of folklore in the African-American South. Totaling seven hundred images, the scripts are housed in the Library's Manuscript, Music, and Rare Books and Special Collections Divisions
The Third Annual Texas A&M Workshop in the History of Books and Printing - May 23-28, 2004 - Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Texas A&M University
Oxford Scholarship Online - The complete text of over 700 carefully-selected Oxford books available online for the first time. Subject modules available in Philosophy, Religion, Political Science, and Economics and Finance. Available by annual subscription to libraries and institutions. 30-day trial available
EDGAR Online, Inc. has announced the addition of a complete collection of conference call transcripts, company webcasts and an events calendar to its flagship EDGAR Online Pro service. EDGAR Online, Inc. is a financial information company specializing in making complex regulatory reporting by public companies actionable and easy to use
Through The Educator's Reference Desk you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice
OCLC Western will host a SCCTP Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop at the National University in San Diego on January 22-23, 2004. The course is based on the revised chapters 9 and 12 of AACR2 and covers all integrating resources, with an emphasis on electronic resources. The workshop covers the new rules that have been added to these chapters and will be provide timely guidance to monograph, serials, and electronic resource catalogers who may be responsible for cataloging them

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

The Information Commons, a project of OITP with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, is an effort to create a new vision for libraries in the digital age by examining the importance of establishing and protecting a vital public sphere of creative works and finding a middle ground beyond the extremism that dominates the debates over who controls information access
COPAC has introduced the new Map search interface that has been on trial for some time in the experimental COPAC V3 service. The map search allows you to restrict your search just to cartographic items such as maps, nautical charts, atlases, some plans and topographical drawings. The map search includes new search options, in the form of a place name search and both exact and fuzzy map scale searching

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

xrefer has announced that its xreferplus service has been fully integrated with Ex Libris' SFX and MetaLib systems. Mutual customers of both companies will benefit, as these libraries will be able to seamlessly incorporate xreferplus into their online offerings. Easy access to online ready reference content while searching library holdings will save users time while adding a new layer of understanding to the information retrieved
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries has recently implemented iBistro from Sirsi
Sirsi Corporation has announced a partnership with Blackwell's Book Services to improve workflow in the acquisitions and cataloging processes by integrating Sirsi's Unicorn Library Management System with Blackwell through Sirsi 9XX Loader
Ovid's free resource of the month for January 2004 is MLA International Bibliography
FreePint Index - complete index to all articles appearing in the FreePint Newsletter since 1997
New CILIP workshop: Getting the most out of meetings - 26 February 2004, London and 23 November 2004, London - This new intensive workshop helps you to make your meetings more useful through good preparation and effective management, as well as ensuring that you make a valuable contribution to meetings that you attend
The Winter 2004 issue of Threshold: Exploring the Future of Education features articles focused on the theme of Libraries, Learning, and the Future, produced in partnership with the American Library Association and its division, the American Association of School Librarians
Online Northwest registration is now available - Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on the use of technology within libraries, attracting librarians from the Pacific Northwest and around the USA. It is sponsored by the Oregon University System

Monday, January 05, 2004

The New Books Project is a Library of Congress Cataloging Directorate initiative designed to provide the library community and general public access to a rich source of information about soon-to-be-published and just-published books
After a number of months of work, ALA is ready to roll out a partial reworking of its much-criticized Web site that debuted last year. The most important change scheduled for January 19 is a shortening of the URLs. While they will not satisfy all critics, the shorter URLs will make citing and navigating the site easier for most users
Emerald's Journals of the Week for January 5 2004 are New Library World & International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Papers and research results from King's Digital Consultancy Services are now available
People's History Museum Temporary Exhibition: REDS! The Story of the Communist Party of Great Britain until 25 April 2004 - This exhibition features striking banners, cartoons, posters and photographs from the museum's collections
Archives Hub has released its Collections of the Month, January 2004

Saturday, January 03, 2004

The January 2004 issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter is now available
The Paraprofesssional of the Year award from Library Journal recognizes the essential role of paraprofessionals in providing excellent library service and places special emphasis on the efforts of the winner to further the role of paraprofessionals in the library profession. The editors consider this award as equal in importance to LJ's annual Librarian of the Year Award, which debuted in 1989 and recognizes those who hold the MLS
A special issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is now available for downloading. This 20-page issue, Volume 4 Issue 2, Midwinter 2004, has one article or 98 "articles," depending on your perspective
Slides for select presentations from the proceedings of the ICSTI/INIST/INSERM Seminar on Open Access to Scientific and Technical Information: State of the Art and Future, held January 23-24, 2003 are now available
2004 List of Banished Words compiled by Lake Superior State University

Thursday, January 01, 2004

The 2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on more than 55 billion searches conducted over the past year by Google users from around the world