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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Dialog is now offering streaming live news to subscribers of its Dialog NewsEdge service. Dialog NewsEdge users can now monitor breaking news stories throughout the day without disrupting their workflow. Based on individual user profiles, Dialog NewsEdge filters thousands of wire services, pre-publication newspapers and other sources of news reporting from around the world, delivering relevant stories to a user's desktop instantly
Swets Information Services has announced the launch of SwetsWise Linker as part of its far-reaching e-journals management drive. SwetsWise Linker is an OpenURL link resolver providing users with a cohesive search environment for over 9,000 e-journals and 500 e-journal aggregators and secondary databases
The American Library Association is seeking nominees for the sixth annual Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian award which recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 15, 2004
ALPSP and SSP Jointly Organised Seminar - Open Access: does it really work in practice? - Washington DC - 8 November 2004 - The Open Access journal publishing model is being strongly hyped by its supporters. But many learned societies and other publishers are anxious about its effects. Will they be forced to go down this path? And if they do, what will the consequences be?
Journal of Digital Information has announced a special issue on Digital Libraries and User Needs: Negotiating the Future (Volume 5, issue 3, September 2004)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the US federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries, awarded $32,447,480 to 517 museums and libraries across the country last week. This is the third and final round of IMLS grants for FY2004. IMLS received 1,040 grant applications requesting over $67 million. Many recipients will match the grants for an additional $44,122,410 to America's libraries and museums
National Seminars on Internet information and research skills, organised by SOSIG, the Social Science Information Gateway - Using the Internet effectively for research and information retrieval requires a high level of skill and knowledge. These seminars aim to help lecturers and researchers develop their skills in this area, and look at ways of teaching eLiteracy to students
Free Pint Newsletter 168 - 30 September 2004 - now available

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The Institute of Physics has announced that its abstract pages now include Find related articles tools so you can identify other papers of interest quickly and easily. These tools are available to all users, regardless of subscription status
Greenpeace has enlisted bestselling author Isabel Allende in the latest phase of its drive to urge British publishers to use paper from sustainable sources. Following the decision by Allende's Spanish publisher, Random House Mondadori, to print an edition of the Chilean author's latest novel, Forest of the Pygmies, on 100% recycled paper, Greenpeace is putting pressure on HarperCollins, Allende's UK publisher, to do the same - The Guardian
The Crime Writers' Association has announced the short list for this year's CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger - the prestigious award for the best historical crime novel of 2004
The aim of the Australian Digital Theses Program is to create a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian Universities. The ADT database provides access to PhD and Masters by Research theses only
The Bureau of Land Management's historical photo database contains more than 3,500 historical digital images, some dating back more than a century. These images document the nation's westward migration and highlight the activities of the General Land Office and the Grazing Service, which were later consolidated to form the BLM. The photos in this database are part of BLM's digital photo library

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

The 20th Annual Computers in Libraries conference and exhibition will be held at the Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C., March 16-18, 2005
Open Repository is a repository service for institutions and research institutions provided by BioMed Central. It offers professional help to institutions to quickly and easily build, launch, maintain, and populate their institutional repositories. The service has been designed to be flexible and cost-effective. BioMed Central's economy of scale makes it possible for institutions that could not otherwise afford to, or lack the infrastructure or technical capacity in-house, to set up repositories
The British Library Integrated Catalogue is now available, uniting a number of previously separate sources to list over twelve million items in the British Library's outstanding collections
BIOME, the hub for the Health and Life Sciences, would like your feedback to help shape the future development and enhancement of the service. Complete the short questionnaire and you will be entered into a draw to receive one of six £30 book tokens. Deadline for the first prize draw is 15 October 2004
2005 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Annual Conference - March 30-April 2 - Austin, Texas - Call for papers has been announced

Monday, September 27, 2004

xrefer has announced today that it has launched a new service, xreferplus Specialist Reference, which delivers in-depth, subject-specific expertise from reference works by such publishers as Blackwell Publishing and MIT Press, and includes works previously unavailable online
Presentations from the 9th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries - Santander, Spain - September 20-25 2004 - are now available online
The earliest documentation of Jewish settlement in America will be on display in an exhibition opening at The New York Public Library from September 21 to November 13, 2004. The exhibition, Jewes in America: Conquistadors, Knickerbockers, Pilgrims, and the Hope of Israel, coincides with a yearlong celebration marking the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Jews in New York City. With materials drawn primarily from the Library's collections, the exhibition tells the story not only of the earliest arrival of Jews in New York but of the history of interactions with Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and English colonial powers in the Western Hemisphere that led the Jews to reach America
The programme for Access 2004: Beyond Buzzwords is now available. This year the conference is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 13-16, 2004. Registration is limited to 200 people
LIScareer.com News - updates about new LIScareer.com articles and website enhancements. News about books and other information relating to library and information science career management. Published by Priscilla K. Shontz and Richard A. Murray

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Friday, September 24, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of Pop and Rock Groups. Answers here

1. Which English rock group, formed in 1964, included Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey?
2. Which Swedish pop group, formed in 1973, took its name from the initials of its four members' first names?
3. Which band had Ozzy Osbourne as its vocalist until 1979?
4. Which band with vocalist Marti Pellow had a 1994 European hit with a song that was featured in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral"?
5. Which Irish quartet consists of four siblings named Andrea, Caroline, Jim and Sharon?
6. Which band containing Steve Harris and Dave Murray took its name from a medieval instrument of torture?
7. Liam Howlett was the creative force behind which UK group?
8. Which American vocal group included Otis Williams, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks?
9. Which group was formed in 1968 by Sylvester Stewart?
10. Which rock group took its name from the title of a book by Michael Leigh about sadomasochism?
CILIP Executive Briefing - Freedom of Information: the role of the Information Professional - 3 November 2004, London
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, September 16-22, are now available
Update - October 2004 - now available from CILIP
The Illinois Library Association 2004 Annual Conference - September 28-October 2, 2004 - Navy Pier, Chicago
The Library Quarterly from the University of Chicago Press now has on online version

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Therapy, a unique initiative from Future Drugs Ltd, is due to launch in September 2004. It will be an open-access bimonthly forum for rapid publication of original research findings in medicine, augmented with commentary and analysis from international experts. All articles submitted for publication will be subject to rigorous peer review
The American Library Association has released a free, online handbook designed to help librarians and others develop and maintain effective relations with the media and win support for libraries and their programs, all with minimal use of precious resources. A Communications Handbook for Libraries will help libraries preserve and promote their programs while dealing with the challenges of the USA PATRIOT Act and seemingly endless budget cuts
IFSE-12-12th International Conference of Science Editors will be held 10-14 October 2004, organized by the International Federation of Science Editors and Mexican institutions. The central subject is: The future of scientific publication and edition: bringing the science to society - Merida, Mexico
Wiltshire Community History contains information on 261 Wiltshire communities covering the whole of the Wiltshire County Council administered area of the county; having been compiled by Wiltshire Libraries & Heritage. Every community page already has certain basic information, such as local administrative bodies, population from 1801, newspapers for the area, lists of maps, registration district, and links to other sites of interest
The WebJunction community is hosting a free live presentation particularly geared to the technology needs of small libraries: Accidental Systems Librarianship, by author and speaker Rachel Singer Gordon. It will take place on September 30, from 3:00 to 4:30pm ET. The session is limited to 50 participants
Commentary: A Librarian Blogger at the DNC by Jessamyn West, owner of librarian.net and an outreach librarian in Central Vermont - LLRX.com
Rich Site Services: Web Feeds for Extended Information and Library Services by Gerry McKiernan, Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer with the Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa - LLRX.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

NASIG Newsletter - September 2004 - is now available
2005 Journals Price List from Blackwell Publishing is now available
Partnerships in Innovation: Serving a Networked Nation - National Archives at College Park, Maryland The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - November 15-16, 2004
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute of Museum and Library Services have announced the creation of a broad initiative to spark collaboration among local public broadcasters, museums and libraries, harnessing community educational resources in new and more meaningful ways. Partnership for a Nation of Learners, a multi-year, $3 million initiative, will provide resources to bring together libraries, public broadcasters, and museums to leverage community assets and create new pathways to learning, discovery, and exploration
The Smartest Card. The Smartest Campaign, a new toolkit with graphics and sample publicity materials for the new advocacy campaign launched by the American Library Association and Public Library Association, is now available
The 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlist has been announced. The result will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at the British Museum on 19 October 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The Trouble with Online by Roy Tennant is now available from Library Journal - "Imagine you are a student with a paper due the next day and the library is closed. You fire up your web browser, go to the library catalog, and enter a search, limiting to only those items that are available online. Simple, right? Think again. Sadly, we are far away from making such a scenario come true, even those institutions that have attempted to make it work..."
The American Library Association has launched a new online Continuing Education Clearinghouse which is designed to meet the professional development needs and career interests of library staff and boards
Call for proposals: LOEX 2005 - Discover, Connect, Engage: Creative Integration of Information Literacy - Louisville, Kentucky - May 12-14, 2005 - Proposal submission deadline is November 30, 2004
Call for participation: ED-MEDIA 2005 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications - June 27-July 2, 2005 - Montreal, Canada - Submissions due December 20, 2004
Ovid Technologies has announced the availability of the International Science Database, published through an exclusive partnership with the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information of the French National Center for Scientific Research. ISD, available on the SilverPlatter online platform, will provide institutions, with a cost-effective way to search a broad range of academic disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and humanities and social sciences

Monday, September 20, 2004

The winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for 2004 is Richard Grant for Ghost Riders
The third Folkestone Literary Festival takes place September 20-25 - Kent, UK
On 23 September 2004 Oxford University Press will publish the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the stories of 50,000 men and women who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. A series of events will be held around the UK and Ireland to celebrate the publication. The Oxford DNB is available at the introductory price of £6500 or $11,000 until 30 November 2004
The program for 2004-2005 from the Toronto Centre for the Book is now available
The Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year is the largest arts prize in the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the role of all museums and galleries by highlighting excellent new work being undertaken in the sector. A single award of £100,000 will be presented to a museum or gallery anywhere in the UK, whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best demonstrates a track record of imagination, innovation and excellence through work mainly undertaken during the calendar year 2004. Deadline November 1, 2004

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Emerald's Journals of the Week for September 20 are The Electronic Library and International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, September 9-15, are now available
A new collection of 20 fully digitized collections of materials submitted by war veterans is now available on the Library of Congress Web site. This is the fourth set of individual stories - comprising interviews, letters, photographs and written memoirs - to be featured on the site, which is titled Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project. This new release marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 14 and brings the total of stories available on the online searchable database to 630

Saturday, September 18, 2004

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge - 5th Annual Conference - May 14-17, 2005 - Timberline Lodge, one hour east of Portland, on the slope of Mt. Hood
The program schedule for the SPARC/SPARC Europe workshop, Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage, to be held November 18-19 in Washington, DC, is now available
The September 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
The University of Chicago Press has announced its 2005 journals price list
A British Library team of library professionals scored a decisive victory over an Oxford University Press team in the BBC2's University Challenge: the professionals, a contest that pitted professionals from 22 different areas of expertise against each other to determine who the brainiest professionals are

Friday, September 17, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of Alternative Medicine. Answers here

1. What is the name for the traditional Chinese method of healing by the insertion of thin needles at specified points beneath the skin?
2. A chiropractor usually treats disorders by manipulating the bones of which part of the body?
3. What is the name for the system of complementary medicine which treats diseases by administering minute doses of substances that produce symptoms like those of the disease?
4. In reflexology, which part of the body is usually manipulated or massaged?
5. What is the usual name for the use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health?
6. What was the surname of the Australian actor (1869-1955) who devised an alternative therapy for the treatment of back and neck pain by correcting poor posture and movement?
7. A form of alternative medicine devised by Dr Edward Bach uses preparations made from what?
8. Did Shiatsu originate in China, Japan or Malaysia?
9. Is Rolfing a technique of massage, slimming or acupuncture?
10. A Japanese word meaning "universal energy" gives its name to which form of alternative therapy?
Exactly 400 years after the death of the Bishop William Morgan in 1604, a digital version of his 1588 Bible can now be seen online for the first time ever on The National Library of Wales website
At the Annual Dinner of The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers in London on 16 September, the winners of the prestigious ALPSP and ALPSP/Charlesworth Awards were presented. There were five award categories, one of them new for 2004, and each recognising significant achievement in the field of learned and professional publishing
Council of Federal Libraries Annual Fall Seminar 2004 - Emerging Trends and Technologies: what do they mean to libraries? September 22, 2004 - Government Conference Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Free Pint Newsletter 167 - 16 September 2004 - now available

Thursday, September 16, 2004

DigiCULT.info 8 - August 2004 - is now available
Swets Information Services has announced that it has recently succeeded in signing 8 new publishers to SwetsWise Online Content. SwetsWise is the web-based, modular service for the procurement, access and management of subscriptions and online information. SwetsWise now carries a total of 8,485 full text e-journals from 319 publishers, with more than 90% of the top STM publishers participating
The Consulta and ¡Informe! databases will be available free from any Internet-connected computer during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2004. From Thomson Gale
The American Library Association has announced a national teleconference on copyright. Sponsored by ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy and Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges, the free, live satellite teleconference program will feature national library leaders discussing the complex copyright and intellectual property issues affecting libraries and schools. The teleconference, titled Making Copyright Work For Your Library, will take place Friday, September 24, from 12 to 2 p.m. EST
Access Canada, The UK gateway to information on Canada, is now live. The portal is free to access, and has been designed for use by all those with an interest in Canadian Studies. Subject areas include: Aboriginal Peoples, Francophone Canada, Genealogy and Family History, Government, Law and Politics. Access Canada has been compiled by the Library and Resources Group of the British Association for Canadian Studies, with the support of Foreign Affairs Canada and in association with the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK
SpecInfo on Wiley InterScience provides desktop access to some of the largest collections in mass spectrometry (MS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Infrared and near Infrared spectroscopy

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Indiana Library Federation Women's Division Fall Conference is October 22, 2004 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. Among the programs are Legal Information for Women Library Users, Women and Health Issues, Lead-IN Leadership Training, Intellectual Freedom, Veteran's History Project and Gender and Ethnic Diversity: Who's Getting More Attention in Our Programming Services, and more
Judy Blume, whose candid children's books have attracted millions of readers and a wave of censors, has been named this year's winner of an honorary National Book Award for contributions to American letters
Cites & Insights 4:12, October 2004, is now available for downloading
Spinning the Web brings together for the first time a unique collection of some 20,000 items from the libraries, museums and archives of North West England which tell the story of the Lancashire Cotton Industry. Spinning the Web is funded by the New Opportunities Fund and developed by Manchester Library and Information Service in partnership with local museums, libraries and archives
The National Library of Medicine has announced the debut of the NLM Catalog, a new Entrez database. The NLM Catalog provides access to NLM bibliographic data for over 1.2 million journals, books, audiovisuals, computer software, electronic resources, and other materials via the NCBI Entrez retrieval system. Supporting automated mapping features such as explosions on MeSH terms, the new database is an alternate search interface to the bibliographic records resident in LocatorPlus
Nature Publishing Group, in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization has announced the launch of a new international publication, Molecular Systems Biology. The journal will be available as a novel peer-reviewed online-only publication in Spring 2005, with an 'author-pays open access' pricing model
The American Printing History Association has announced a new fellowship award for the study of printing history. For 2005, an award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms
Info@UK 42, September 2004 is now available

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Anne Lipow, renowned library trainer and consultant, died September 9 after a long battle with cancer. Anne was the founder and director of Library Solutions Institute and Press. She was the author of numerous books and articles, including Crossing the Internet Threshold and The Virtual Reference Librarian's Handbook. Her Rethinking Reference institutes were recognized as being internationally significant and contributed to Anne's receipt of the ALA Isadore Gilbert Mudge/R.R. Bowker award for "a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship."
The September 13 2004 issue of Open Access Now is now available
Getting Started on Weblogs and RSS - Instructor: Amanda Etches-Johnson, McMaster University - 6 weeks online course starting October 12, 2004
Call for Proposals - Online Northwest - January 21 2005 - A one-day conference that examines the use of technology in libraries, attracting librarians from the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Past attendees report that they value the conference for its accessible size, timely content and pragmatic focus. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System

Monday, September 13, 2004

Organisers of seminars, courses and conferences might be interested to know that news of information-related events can be posted on both the FreePint and VIP web sites
AHDS Digitisation Workshops lead potential and actual digitisers to the wider issues involved in developing a digital resource. Thus besides data capture, delegates can learn about project management, metadata and documentation, deposit and delivery, rights issues and consider how digitisation can fit in with their wider educational purposes - October-November - London and Manchester, UK
Nominations for the Online Information/FreePint Award for Best Customer Service Team 2004 are now open. The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday 1st December 2004 in London, UK. Previous winners have included Factiva and xrefer

Sunday, September 12, 2004

CoLRiC Professional Development Award is an annual award that aims to provide an opportunity to promote innovation and excellence within learning resources services of UK and Irish Further Education colleges and encourage a person working within or for the sector to disseminate good practice to other colleges. The award is to be conferred annually. The award winner will receive a certificate and £1000 towards their study. Deadline February 1, 2005
The August 2004 Revision of the 2003-2004 Congressional Directory is now available online from the U.S. Government Printing Office

Saturday, September 11, 2004

The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service now covers 10847 titles
The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during the 2005 Annual Conference in Chicago. Application deadline: January 1, 2005
The annual fall meeting of the Texas Music Library Association will be held at the University of Houston, October 15-16, 2004
xrefer Reference Update - Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2004 now available
HeinOnline September 10, 2004 update now available
Open Access to Scholarly Publications: A model for enhanced knowledge management? - an eForum hosted by the global public goods network - 20 September to 4 October 2004
2005 prices for over 50 journals distributed by Portland Customer Services are now available online
Shakespeare in Quarto - features the British Library's 93 copies of the 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theaters were closed in 1642

Friday, September 10, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of inventions. Answers here

1. What kind of aircraft engine was invented by the English engineer Sir Frank Whittle?
2. Which US inventor is credited with inventing the phonograph and the electric light bulb?
3. Which road safety device was invented by Percy Shaw in 1934?
4. Which 18th-century American statesman invented the lightning conductor or lightning rod?
5. German engineer Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900) collaborated with Nikolaus Otto in 1876 in inventing the first...what?
6. English engineer Charles Babbage (1792-1871) devised the "difference engine" which is the forerunner of which modern invention?
7. US inventor Elisha Otis in 1852 designed which safety device?
8. What type of staircase was introduced in the USA and patented by Jesse W. Reno in 1892?
9. Which American inventor founded the frozen food industry?
10. What nationality was Adolphe Sax, who invented the saxophone?
ShaRef aims at providing a solution (usable Web-based as well as offline) for creating, managing, and sharing reference information, which can be exported to other applications (such as word processing software or Web browsers). ShaRef is based on XML technologies for providing an open platform with powerful importing and exporting features. Web-based publishing features allow Web access and the creation of selected reference lists such as reading lists for lectures and seminars or publication lists for specific research areas
Ovid Technologies has announced major enhancements to its electronic books platform Books@Ovid, which allows researchers, clinicians, students, and information managers to quickly and effectively find answers to important questions. The new intuitive search and browse features—such as natural language search capability, relevance ranking, and back-of-the-book index browsing—help to maximize research precision and speed, saving valuable time
Infotrieve, Inc. has announced the release of ArticleFinder 2.0, a significantly enhanced version of its proprietary information discovery tool containing more than 26 million citations and 8 million abstracts primarily within the scientific, technical, and medical areas of content
The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 9 - September 2004 is now available
Scientific Publications: Free for all? - The Geological Society, London - 23 November 2004
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, September 2-8, are now available
The Bibliographical Society of America has announce the BSA New Scholars Program. The objectives of this program are to give new scholars an opportunity to present unpublished research and to acquaint members of the Society with new work on bibliographical topics. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2004
ALB1876: American Libraries before 1876 - Researchers at Princeton University have created a database of 10,000 libraries of all sorts in existence in the United States before the last quarter of the nineteenth century

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Electronic Theses: The Next Stage - 27 September 2004 - British Library, London - This event will provide further information about developments and future plans for Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the UK
Science Full Text Select includes all the full text content from Wilson's Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text, plus additional related full text science titles indexed by other Wilson databases including Readers' Guide Full Text and Wilson OmniFile Full Text
The September 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available
Call for volunteers - Library Technology Now will be a one-stop resource for library technology news and product reviews written by library people for library people. Target launch date is April 2005
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Office of Continuing Education is offering a number of online workshops for Fall 2004
Inaugural Symposium on Knowledge Agency - this symposium will interest members of the knowledge and information profession; those seeking to develop similar consultancies; infrastructure providers; researchers interested in the theory and practice of social learning, and those responsible for group learning in organisations - 11 October, 2004 - London, UK
AcqWeb, created and maintained since 1994 by Anna Belle Leiserson of Vanderbilt University, has now been migrated to Appalachian State University and will be henceforth maintained by Paul Orkiszewski, Acquisitions Coordinator for ASU Libraries

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

cufts2marc is a web-based utility for generatng title-level USMARC bibliographic records for the ejournal collections described in the CUFTS link resolver knowledgebase. CUFTS, which contains current title lists for approximately 240 ejournal collections, is part of the reSearcher suite of open source tools for locating and managing electronic information resources, developed at Simon Fraser University on behalf of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
The U.S. Government Printing Office has announced a new browse feature on the GPO Access Congressional Documents Web pages. Users can now browse the catalog of House, Senate and Treaty documents, by Congress, beginning with the 104th Congress (1995-1996)
Tavistock Books has recently uploaded its new Charles Dickens cyber catalogue. Approximately 950 titles are listed including First editions, bibliographies, biographies, literary criticism, Belle Lettres, etc.
E-Research and Supporting Cyberinfrastructure: A Forum to Consider the Implications for Research Libraries & Research Institutions - October 15, 2004 - Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Detecting the Text: Fakes, Forgery, Fraud, and Editorial Concerns - The Fortieth Conference on Editorial Problems - University College, University of Toronto - 5-6 November 2004
Slice of Health Library Life - An event for Chartership candidates giving an insight into local NHS library, information & knowledge services - 21 October 2004 - Rotherham General Hospital, UK
Serials Resource Management for the 21st Century: An Introduction - Glasgow University Library, Scotland - 19 October 2004

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Ebooks in UK Public Libraries: where we are now and the way ahead by Penny Garrod, Public Library Networking Focus, UKOLN and Jane Weller, Hampshire Libraries. An issue paper from the Networked Services Policy Task Group
It May Be History But Is It True? One-day conference on new trends in history and television - 15th October 2004 - Imperial War Museum, London
Presentations from the Digital Archives for Science and Engineering Resources Summit, held November, 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, are now available
An Introduction to Web Usability and Accessibility - CILIP, London, UK - 4 November 2004 - Course Presenter is Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus

Monday, September 06, 2004

The Digital Reference Education Initiative Advisory Board has drafted a set of core competencies for digital reference education and practice, Rubrics for Digital Reference Service Providers
Taylor & Francis has announced the launch of its new online search facility
On exhibit in Sharpless Gallery, Magill Library, Haverford College - Sing ye in the spirit: Music & Quakerism in Harmony - Until September 23, 2004
DigiCULT News, Publications, and Events are now available as RSS feeds
Empowering European citizens to tell their own stories lies at the heart of the COINE (Cultural Objects in Networked Environments) Project. Writing stories, personal histories and recollections; displaying photographs and pictures; publishing sound recordings - or mixing all of these together. COINE provides the tools to enable everyone - even those without previous computer skills - to become writers and creators and to publish their work on the World Wide Web
LexisNexis U.S. has announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Seisint, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of information management products and services, for $775 million
After three years of construction, the University of Virginia Library's newest facility begins welcoming the community with the inauguration of selected services in the new Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Saturday, September 04, 2004

ERPANET Seminar - Business Models related to Digital Preservation - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - September 20-22, 2004
Cambridge University Press has announced its Journals Price List for 2005
From now through the end of the year, you can enjoy free access to review articles published in the prestigious Journal of Physics series since 1999. The review articles are free in the journals themselves and also in IOP Physics Reviews, where you can find review articles from all of the IOP journals
ciber brings together a unique blend of expertise in bibliometrics, cybermetrics, web log analysis, research evaluation, scholarly communication, user studies, commercial publishing strategies, electronic publishing, and policy analysis

Friday, September 03, 2004

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

1. Evian and Perrier are kinds of mineral water - from which country?
2. Which alcoholic spirit is normally the basis for the cocktail called a margarita?
3. Which word for a cocktail of vodka and orange juice also means a kind of tool?
4. Which alcoholic liquor is the basis for a pina colada?
5. Red-eye is a colloquial term for poor quality...what?
6. A Bloody Mary is a cocktail consisting chiefly of which two ingredients?
7. Snakebite is a drink consisting of lager mixed with what?
8. Which Spanish drink has a name that literally means "bleeding"?
9. In "gin and it", what is the "it"?
10. What is mixed with whisky to make a "whisky mac"?
The September 2004 issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter is now available
What's New - provides timely news and announcements about the OhioLINK program
11 sci/tech journals from the Indian Academy of Sciences are now available free online for academic use
The Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for its 2005-06 Fellowships in the Humanities. Newberry Library fellowships support research in residence at the Library. All proposed research must be appropriate to the collections of the Newberry Library. Applications for long-term fellowships are due January 10, 2005; applications for most short-term fellowships are due March 1, 2005
The Office for Information Technology Policy of ALA is testing a new service for librarians called the Copyright Advisory Network, an online discussion forum
The American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities are accepting applications for the We The People Bookshelf on freedom grants. Part of the NEH's We the People initiative, the annual grant project will award sets of 15 classic books for young readers to 1,000 libraries across the country. Libraries interested in receiving the collection are required to develop and host a program to introduce the collection and its theme of freedom to students and/or patrons
An overnight fire at the famed Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar may have destroyed 30,000 irreplaceable volumes dating back to the Renaissance
Content Management and Search Software: specification, selection and implementation - 14 October 2004 - Wolfson Technology Resource Centre, Edinburgh University Library - Course Presenter is Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus

Thursday, September 02, 2004

SAGE Journals Online is now available. To celebrate the release of this new journal delivery platform, they are offering free online access to individual SAGE journals from September 1 through October 31, 2004. No registration is required
The American Institute of Physics has released it subscription prices for 2005
Family history will become even easier to do from home thanks to a new project by The National Archives. Information on over 55,000 people who became naturalised British citizens between 1844 and 1930 is now available free in the catalogue
The September/October 2004 issue of ONLINE is now available
Beyond the Building: Taking the Library to Our Users - October 28, 2004 - Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA
September 1, 2004, marked the introduction of the new ERIC Web site. The new site provides users with increased search capabilities utilizing simple, streamlined retrieval methods to access the existing ERIC bibliographic database (1966-2004). For example, users are now able to quickly refine search results through the use of keywords, publication date, publication type, or the ERIC thesaurus. In addition, the Web site provides users with the capability to save and rerun searches using the My ERIC personalization feature

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing its philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Designed for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program. It harnesses the power of its flagship advertising product, Google AdWords, to non-profits seeking to inform and engage their constituents online
The September 2004 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today and Searcher are now available
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has launched an online diagnostic tool to help public library services in England deliver live or on-demand audio and video content through the People's Network. Public libraries are increasingly providing access to films, TV, music and corporate broadcasts because of the broadband capacity of the People's Network. People who use computers in public libraries are catching onto the benefits of accessing content in this way for e-learning opportunities, entertainment or more effective business communication
Managing Digital Assets: A Primer for Library and Information Technology Administrators - Charleston, South Carolina - February 4–6, 2005
Oxford University Library Services invites proposals to undertake a consultancy which will build a business case for investment and provide a full business plan, including an options appraisal, for an Electronic Library and Information Service for the University of Oxford
Archives Hub Collections of the Month: The Great War - Ninety years ago, the First Battle of the Marne (September 5-10, 1914) marked the beginning of trench warfare in Europe. By 1918 the First World War was being fought on five continents and at sea from the Mediterranean to the South Atlantic. Collections represent the experiences of fighters and war poets, nurses and ambulance drivers, prisoners of war, and political campaigners
2005 prices for the expanded ALPSP Learned Journals Collection (ALJC), in partnership with Swets, are available today. The 2005 collection includes 433 titles from 44 publishers
OCLC Research Publications Repository contains works produced, sponsored, or submitted by OCLC Research. In general, the works are research-oriented and are in the subject area of library and information science. Many items describe OCLC Research projects, activities, and programs and were originally published by OCLC, while others are from peer-reviewed scholarly journals
Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival - October 19-24, 2004 - Vancouver, Canada