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Monday, May 31, 2004

HeinOnline has recently added 500,000 new pages to its collection of legal material

Sunday, May 30, 2004

ProQuest Information and Learning and NYTimes.com have announced an agreement to offer directly to the consumer market an historical digital archive of The New York Times newspaper dating back to 1851, when The Times was first published. The Archive will be available on NYTimes.com, the Web site of The New York Times, on a pay-per-view basis
Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 1, 2004 are Strategy & Leadership and Journal of Organizational Change Management
CLIR Issues Number 39 - May/June 2004 - is now available from The Council on Library and Information Resources

Saturday, May 29, 2004

R.R. Bowker has released statistics on U.S. book publishing compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures, Bowker is projecting that U.S. title output in 2003 increased a staggering 19% to 175,000 new titles and editions, the highest total ever recorded
Project Euclid has announced that it will host a new, open access, digital journal from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics entitled Probability Surveys. It is a peer-reviewed e-journal which publishes survey articles in theoretical and applied probability. The first articles are scheduled to be available in early July
Eric Tull of The Alberta Library has created the following useful list of link resolver products:

1Cate from Link Openly
ArticleLinker from Serials Solutions
GoldRush Linker from Colorado Alliance
Horizon Link Resolver from Dynix
KDB from Knowledge Info-Net
Link Finder Plus from Endeavour
LinkSource from Ebsco
OL2 from Fretwell Downing
OLinks from OhioNet
OpenResolver from UKOLN
Resolver from Sirsi
SFX from Ex Libris
TOUR from TDNet
Vlink from Geac
WebBridge from Innovative
ZBLSA from Edina
Endeavor's Digital Breakfast - learn about the research Endeavor undertook to discover the requirements, practices and demands of electronic resource management - June 26, 2004 - ALA Annual 2004

Friday, May 28, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of the year 1984. Answers here:

1. In October 1984 at the Conservative Party conference in Brighton, an IRA bomb almost killed which prime minister?
2. Who was re-elected as American president in 1984?
3. In 1984, which American tennis player was singles and doubles champion at Wimbledon?
4. In 1984, Pierre Trudeau suddenly announced his retirement as prime minister of which country?
5. In which Indian city was there a poisonous gas leak in 1984 which killed over 2000 people?
6. Which British prince - a child of the Prince and Princess of Wales - was born in 1984?
7. Which Indian prime minister was assassinated in 1984?
8. Which famous US singer-songwriter was shot dead by his father in 1984?
9. Which famous American pollster died in 1984?
10. Which 1984 musical was based on characters created by the Rev. W. V. Awdry?
Free Pint Newsletter 160 - 27 May 2004 - now available

Thursday, May 27, 2004

RFID Technology for Libraries - prepared by Richard W. Boss - PLA Tech Notes
Explore the beta version of IngentaConnect, set to replace www.ingenta.com and www.ingentaselect.com later this Summer. Starting with search and browse, new functionality will be added in phases in the lead up to the launch
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, May 20-26, are now available
The Visual Collections site from Cartography Associates contains dozens of digital image collections from Museums, Universities and private collections throughout the world. The mission is to encourage the development of future collections and facilitate their worldwide distribution to both scholars and the general public
LLRX.com May 24, 2004 update is now online
The Multimedia and Information Technology Group Scotland (MmITS) invite you to read the first issue of E-MmITS, the new electronic newsletter (previously known as MmITS Update). The newsletter will be published bi-annually, in May and October and can be downloaded in PDF format

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Bernie Sloan is currently updating his Collaborative Live Reference Services page, and seeks input on new and updated resources
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - v.5 no.1 (Spring 2004) - is now available
The bloggers from Information Today, Inc. will be teaming up to bring you live blog coverage of the 2004 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, to be held June 5-10 in Nashville, Tennessee
The Open Collections Program has chosen the subject Women Working from 1870 to 1930 as its first topic to demonstrate the feasibility of bringing together books, manuscripts, and images from across the Harvard Libraries and Museums and integrating them into a digital collection using the Web as a primary access tool
Illinois CLICKS! is an information website with quality internet resources, reviewed and selected by Illinois librarians, well-organized for easy access by all Illinois citizens
Roy Tennant's new book entitled Managing the Digital Library is now available from Reed Business Press
BMJ Publishing Group now has a free rolling back archive across all BMJ Journals for articles over 12 months old

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Streaming Media West 2004 Conference & Exhibition - Streaming & Digital Media Solutions for the Business World - October 26-28, 2004 - Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
Dynix Institute Web Seminar - Promoting the Library's Online Collections: 10 Surefire Ways to Increase Usage Statistics - Hosted by Paula Wilson - June 9, 2004
Southeastern Ohio Automation Consortium (SEO), a consortium of 67 Ohio public libraries, has launched a new online service for its library members and their patrons enabling browsing and check out of popular eBooks from homes, offices and schools

Monday, May 24, 2004

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, together with The Charlesworth Group, has announced six Awards which recognise significant achievement in the field of learned and professional publishing. The deadline for applications is the 1st of June for ALPSP Awards and 11th June for ALPSP/Charlesworth Awards
SAGE Publications has announced a new pricing structure for the 2005 subscription year. SAGE will offer institutional subscribers three subscription options to better meet the evolving needs of the academic, research and corporate communities they serve

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Emerald's Journals of the Week for May 24, 2004 are International Marketing Review and Team Performance Management
findability.org, launched by Peter Morville, is a selective, seriously incomplete, and perpetually evolving collection of links to people, software, organizations, and content related to findability
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a program of Canada's universities, incorporated on April 1, 2004 as a not-for-profit organization in order to continue the work of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP)
The purpose of Kepler is to give any user the ability to easily self-archive publications by means of an "archivelet": a self-contained, self-installing software system that functions as an Open Archives Initiative data provider. Kepler archivelets are designed to be easy to install, use and maintain. Kepler is a perfect solution for those that need to be OAI-PMH compliant, but do not have the resources for more complex OAI-PMH software installations
eLucidate Vol. 1, Issue 3 from UKOLUG is now available

Saturday, May 22, 2004

The 7th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries will be hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China, December 13-17, 2004
Colleges, Code, and Copyright - June 10-11, 2004 - Adelphi, Maryland - Joining the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information, will be an impressive line up of scholars, lobbyists, university counsel, and experts in digital rights management who will discuss the issues and find solutions concerning the distribution of digital works in academia
Institute of Physics Publishing has announced its participation in CrossRef Search, a new initiative enabling you to perform cross-publisher, full text searches of the latest scholarly research
Nineteenth-Century American Children's Book Trade Directory - Based upon the unparalleled collection of Children's Literature held at the American Antiquarian Society, this comprehensive directory contains 2,600 entries documenting the activity of individuals and firms involved in the manufacture and distribution of children's books in the United States chiefly between 1821 and 1876
NINES is a group of distinguished scholars and humanities computing experts engaged in building a "networked interface for nineteenth-century electronic scholarship." This interface is to be an online research and publishing environment for integrated, peer-reviewed editorial and critical work in nineteenth-century studies, both British and American. NINES aims to address the crisis in humanities publishing and to move the rethinking of literary and cultural studies -- in method as well as theory -- by establishing an institutionalized mechanism for new kinds of digital-based analytic and
interpretive practices
The third METS Opening Day event will take place at the British Library, London, UK on July 12, 2004. This event will provide an overview of the METS metadata schema, and discuss the basics of implementing digital library systems which use METS. Participants will be given an opportunity to see how to build METS documents from scratch, and learn about how other institutions are implementing METS
Presentations from Metadata Practices on the Cutting Edge - May 20, 2004 - Washington, DC - are now available
PubMed Central has published a new website design with added functionality

Friday, May 21, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer is about composers. Questions relate to the worlds of pop music and jazz as well as the classics, so you'll need a broad-ish spread of knowledge. Answers here:

1. Which songwriter collaborated with Bernie Taupin on the songs Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road and Benny and the Jets?
2. Who composed the songs A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, Masters of War and Just Like a Woman?
3. Which composer wrote symphonies which are known as the "Eroica", the "Pastoral" and the "Choral"?
4. Who wrote the songs Mrs Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water?
5. Which ragtime composer wrote the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer?
6. Galt MacDermot wrote the music for which "American tribal love-rock musical" (1967)?
7. Which Greek composer wrote the music for the films Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner?
8. Which British composer wrote the music for the TV series The Wombles as well as Bright Eyes for the film Watership Down?
9. Which French composer wrote the music for the films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago?
10. What pseudonym was used by the composer Philip Heseltine?
BioMed Central has announced two new open access journals: Journal of Neuroinflammation and Harm Reduction Journal
Endeavor Information Systems and EBSCO Publishing have announced their recent collaboration to develop an advanced XML search gateway between EBSCO databases and Endeavor’s ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking collections
ALPSP Training Course: Introduction to Copyright - 15 June 2004 - London, UK
Copyright for corporate information professionals: This one day introductory course will provide a basic grounding in the key issues relating to copyright for information services in the corporate sector. It will provide a potted overview of copyright basics, the current law and its application in the commercial sector - Speaker: Paul Pedley - 8 June, 2004 - London, UK

Thursday, May 20, 2004

xrefer has added the following titles to its xreferplus reference service:

Pharmaceutical Medicine Dictionary from Churchill Livingstone

Mosby's Dental Dictionary from Elsevier Science

Baillière's Midwives' Dictionary from Elsevier Science

Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients from Churchill Livingstone
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to become The Current Medicine Group
From British MovieTone News, a Website of one-minute potraits of famous people divided into categories, including entertainment, personalities, and lifestyle, dating back to 1929
Presentations from The Second Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication - Towards a New Publishing Environment - Lund 26-28 April 2004 - are now available online
It's Opening Day for METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) by Roy Tennant - Library Journal

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The May 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available
Applications are now being accepted for the 2004 Maryann Gomes Award, providing funding assistance for regional moving image archivists, librarians, and curators to attend the annual Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 10-13, 2004
Emerald's Journals of the Week for May 17, 2004 are Facilities & Pigment & Resin Technology

Monday, May 17, 2004

InfoCommons-L, a listserv for the discussion of issues relating to the planning, implementation, assessment, and support of information commons facilities that integrate the resources and services of libraries with enhanced information technology
British Association for American Studies - Cultural Artefacts and American Studies - A one day conference for Librarians, Researchers and students of American Studies - 15 June 2004 - Oxford, UK

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. Free trial available
openDemocracy, Ltd., of London, and Alexander Street Press, have unveiled a new project, Global Views and Voices and invited users to preview it with free and open access until June 4, 2004. It contains over 1,000 unique, full-text articles, 2,000 links to full-text articles, and more than 5,000 postings from a community of some 1,200 individuals from around the world
The Journal of Virology backfile project has been completed. All issues from Volume One to date are now available at PubMed Central
Presentations from The VALA2004 12th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - 3-5 February, 2004 - Melbourne Convention Centre - are now available online
Presentations from The CNI Spring 2004 Task Force Meeting - April 15-16, 2004 - Alexandria, Virginia - are now available online
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians - The ALA Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, has announced a tour to 40 libraries of a new traveling exhibition celebrating the lives and achievements of women in medicine since they first gained admission to American medical schools 150 years ago
The Library of Congress has opened an exhibition entitled 'With an Even Hand:' Brown v. Board at Fifty - On May 17, l954, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declaring that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation in the United States. This exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark judicial case

Friday, May 14, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of Oscar-winning actors, films and filmmakers. Answers here:

1. Which American actor won Oscars for the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and As Good As It Gets?
2. Who won an Oscar for playing the title role in the 1980 film Gandhi?
3. Who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Ghost (1990)?
4. Who directed the 1992 Oscar-winning film Unforgiven?
5. Which actress won an Academy Award as Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982)?
6. Which 1961 film musical won an Oscar for Best Picture?
7. With the 1963 film Lilies of the Field, who was the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor?
8. Who directed the Oscar-winning 1997 film about the sinking of the Titanic?
9. Which role in a 1998 film did Judi Dench play to win an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress?
10. For which 1968 musical film did Barbra Streisand win an Oscar?
Budding artists under 16 are being invited to design the National Library of Scotland's 2004 Christmas card
Rare Book Futures: Curating Collections in the 21st Century - Annual Study Conference of the CILIP Rare Books Group - University of Sussex, Brighton, UK - September 1-3, 200
World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council - Seoul, Korea - August 2006 - Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society
Videoconference: Using Weblogs to Promote Library Services: It's Easier Than You Think - Scheduled Speaker: Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan Library - May 25, 2004
Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the site of the Library of Alexandria, often described as the world's first major seat of learning - BBC

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Version 53 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,100 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.
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) will celebrate its 57th birthday by hosting a "virtual celebration of the book", May 19–22, 2004. The four day event will include a virtual auction, book fair, lectures, appraisals, and a "Biblio Quiz" where entrants can win prizes by testing their book knowledge. ILAB will also launch new features on its website, including educational resources for book collectors and highlighting its powerful new search engine which searches a database of over 3 million books, maps, prints and autographs from nearly 2000 booksellers from all over the world
CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group - Conference 2004 - 30 June-2 July - University of Bath

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Ex Libris has announced that the Library of Congress has selected SFX®, the award-winning context-sensitive linking solution from Ex Libris for use by Library of Congress staff and researchers
Call for papers for a special theme issue of The Serials Librarian, tentatively entitled Electronic Journal Management Systems: Experiences from the Field. Haworth Press is looking for papers which deal with the emergence, development, and implementation of, and experiences with, what might broadly be called electronic journal management systems, whether home-grown or commercial
The Berkeley Electronic Press and Engineering Conferences International (ECI) have announced the launch of a new publication site: The Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series. The Series electronically publishes presented papers, peer-reviewed articles, and other materials such as presentations, data sets, and video files associated with ECI conferences

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

xrefer has established an Advisory Board comprised of leaders from the library, technology and academic communities to provide guidance in the continuing development of the company's xreferplus online reference service. The Advisory Board will help xrefer enhance its understanding of the current library landscape and the needs of librarians, as well as provide insight into developing trends in content and technology strategy
The Digital Reference Education Initiative (DREI) now offers employment and internship opportunities on its Web site. DREI is a project of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Extenza e-Publishing Services has announced the Google indexing of e-journal content held on the Extenza e-Publishing Services journal hosting platform. The implementation of this functionality will enable Google to index all content, held in either Adobe PDF or full text HTML which will provide enhanced search results on Google for end users. Extenza, based in Abingdon, UK, provides conversion and hosting of journals for publishers as well as subscription and usage statistics management for libraries
Serials Resource Management for the 21st Century: An Introduction - Law Society of Ireland, Dublin - 8 June 2004
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results - Version 2.0 is now available
Access 2004: Beyond Buzzwords - is being held in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 13-16, 2004 at the Delta Halifax hotel

Monday, May 10, 2004

Presentations given by speakers at the xrefer seminar entitled Developing the Legal E-library: looking beyond the law which took place at the Paddington Hilton Hotel on April 30th 2004, are now available as Microsoft PowerPoint slides
The Orange Prize for Fiction has announced its short list for 2004
The May 10 2004 issue of Open Access Now is now online
DigiCULT.info 7, April 2004 is now available
Financed by the EC's eTEN Programme, the Touch & Turn Virtual Library project has won first prize for the best web based/virtual application at the NODEM (Nordic Digital Excellence of Museums) Conference. The Virtual Library provides an innovative way of facilitating public access to rare, fragile and valuable material, giving users the experience of turning the pages of an original document, with zoom, translation and commentary capabilities in an unlimited number of languages
Emerald's Journals of the Week for May 10, 2004 are Records Management Journal and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

Sunday, May 09, 2004

The re-signing of the twinning agreement between the cities of Krakow and Edinburgh and Poland's entry into the European Union are celebrated this month in a series of events with a Polish flavour at the National Library of Scotland. In partnership with Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services, four events with themes ranging from Polish family history to the development of Poland in the late 20th century, have been developed as part of the Festival of Scottish Writing

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Free Pint Newsletter 159 - 6 May 2004 - now available
A Dozen Solutions to All Library Problems by Walt Crawford - American Libraries, April 2004
The U.S. National Library of Medicine will debut its new-look website on May 10, 2004
Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series - Open Source: Open Minds - May 12, 2004 - Presenter: James LaRue, Director, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
Power Dynamics & Influencing Skills - June 7-18, 2004 and November 1-12, 2004 - This Online Lyceum course helps participants learn to expand their influence and understand power dynamics within the library system. Interviews with ARL library directors put basic principles into a real and specific context
Aslib evening workshop - Data Protection - 28 September 2004 - for anyone wanting a brief overview of the main provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. It will consider what the implications of the legislation are for them, both in terms of their work and also with regard to protecting their own personal data
Aslib evening workshop - Freedom of Information - 8 July 2004 - aimed primarily at staff working in public sector bodies and agencies who want to get a quick overview of the main provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Internet Scout Project, a research center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, has recently released version 1.1.1 of its free open source software package CWIS (Collection Workflow Integration System). CWIS is software to assemble, organize, and share collections of data about resources, like Yahoo or Google Directory but conforming to international and academic standards for metadata. CWIS was specifically created to help build collections of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources and connect them into NSF's National Science Digital Library, but can be (and is being) used for a wide variety of other purposes
SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) is the latest member of the UK Libraries Plus scheme, which is now open to 89% of the UK part time student population
Guiding Your Library to Fundraising $uccess - A one day seminar presented by the Ontario Academic Library Development Roundtable - June 7, 2004 - McMaster University, Canada

Friday, May 07, 2004

The Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer - test your knowledge of American TV comedy with these questions. Answers here:

1. Name the "green-garbed puppet frog" who was the mainstay of the Muppets on TV from 1957
2. In the series Roseanne, was Roseanne's husband named Dan, Don or Dewey?
3. Which American entertainer had his own TV show from 1961 to 1966, before appearing in the films Mary Poppins and Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang?
4. Which TV series from 1973 to 1984 was set in a mobile army surgical hospital?
5. Who played the title role in the TV series Bilko from 1955 to 1959?
6. In Frasier, which actor plays Frasier's brother, Niles?
7. Give the first names of four of the five members of the Simpsons family in The Simpsons
8. Which British female comedian appeared on British TV in Three of a Kind and went on to have her own show in the USA, for which she won an Emmy in 1990?
9. Which American comedy series which started in 1990 was called "the show about nothing"?
10. What is the full name of the character played by Matt LeBlanc in Friends?
Index Medicus to Cease as Print Publication - The printed Index Medicus, started by John Shaw Billings in 1879 and published for 125 consecutive years, will cease at the end of 2004. Once an indispensable tool for health professionals and librarians, it is now a seldom used alternative to PubMed® and other Internet-based products that contain the database from which Index Medicus has been generated for nearly 40 years - NLM
The JISC/CNI Meeting 2004 - The future of scholarship in the digital age - Co-ordinated by UKOLN - The De Vere Grand Hotel, Brighton - 8-9 July 2004
Museums, Libraries and Archives: Summer Institute for Knowledge Sharing - Hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College - Boston - July 12-15, 2004

Thursday, May 06, 2004

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 5 - May 2004 now available
Michael Gorman, dean of Library Services at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, has been elected president of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2005-06 term, defeating Barbara Stripling, director of Library Programs at New Visions for Public Schools in New York City
The Spring 2004 OASIS newsletter is now available from LACASIS
tech connections 5 - secure and defend the WILD side of technology - Ohio's premier library technology conference for IT and management staff - Fawcett Conference Center, OSU, Columbus, Ohio - June 7-8, 2004
Exploring the Deep Web - The Internet is rich in resources but finding your way around can be difficult even for trained Information professionals. Recently there has also been a lot of interest in the 'deep' or 'invisible' web - the part which is hidden from search engines. This course is aimed at anyone who has a basic knowledge of using the Internet but would like to know more - Kinson Library, Bournemouth - 12 May 2004

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

The exhibition Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings focuses on how the book burnings became a potent symbol during World War II in America's battle against Nazism, and concludes by examining their continued impact on our public discourse - Available November 2004
Library Research Seminar III - Learning and Growing: Inquiry into Librarianship - Call for Participation - The Third Library Research Seminar will be held in Kansas City, MO on October 14-16, 2004. Join colleagues to share research and scholarship on all aspects of librarianship. Proposals on services, access to information, facilities and technology, organizations, personnel, and the foundations of our profession are welcome
Public Libraries Briefcase, a quarterly column written by members of the BRASS Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee - No. 8, 2nd Quarter 2004 now available
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - April 2004, number 1 - a free publication from Statistics Canada
Question time: a vendor/user debate - Users of information know what they want from their suppliers and strive to build good relationships with them. Vendors of information understand their customers needs and deliver exactly what they require. True? Maybe, maybe not. This "Question Time" style debate will cover 5 key topics that get to the root of helping users and vendors to understand each other - City Information Group, London - 19 May 2004
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 116 - May 2004 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The May 2004 issues of Information Today, Computers in Libraries, and Searcher are now available
For May 2004, Ovid is offering free access to IEEE Biomedical Library and Inspec Biomedical Technology
SPARC Open Access Newsletter issue #73 is now available
Archives Hub Collections of the Month, May 2004: Wabsters an shewsters - There is more to Scotland's textile industry than just tweed and tartan! Cotton, silk, cashmere, and jute, hosiery and rope, have all been major industries in Scotland along with textile-related movements such as needlework, arts & crafts, trades unions, and factory reform
King's College London and OCLC-PICA have announced that in September 2004 the first Digital Futures Academy will be held in London. Led by experts of international renown, the Digital Futures Academy will focus on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, the Academy is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery

Monday, May 03, 2004

The historic Punch magazine archive, including letters by Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens, has been purchased by the British Library. The archive boasts more than 1,000 original cartoons, as well letters from illustrious literary figures such as A.A Milne and PG Wodehouse - BBC
Ariadne - Issue 39 - April 2004 - is now available - Ariadne 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
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the preliminary results of a pioneering and inventive Endeavor E-Learning Discussion Forum held earlier this month at the company’s Chicago-area headquarters

Sunday, May 02, 2004

PANEL is a virtual knowledge and information exchange market place for organisations and individuals who are active or wish to start up projects in the area of scholarly and scientific electronic publishing
The Association of Higher Education Web Professionals requests abstracts for its expanded, fifth annual HighEdWebDev conference. Deadline is June 7, 2004
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, April 22-28, are now available
Emerald's Journals of the Week for May 4, 2004 are European Journal of Innovation Management and Management Decision
What words and where? Applying usability testing techniques to name a new live reference service by Vicky Duncan and Darlene Fichter, Univeristy of Saskatchewan Library - JMLA, April 2004

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Museums and Galleries Month takes place in May each year with a range of special events and exhibitions in some 1,400 museums and galleries around the UK
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is a new international journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine. Open Access from Oxford University Press