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Sunday, February 29, 2004

The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes
Emerald's Journals of the Week for March 1, 2004 are International Journal of Manpower and Journal of Enterprise Information Management

Saturday, February 28, 2004

CISTI, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, has announced that its entire journal collection is now available for document delivery through Secure Desktop Delivery (SDD)
PLoS Medicine, the second open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource, has been announced
A draft program for the tenth annual international meeting of the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network - March 27-29, 2004 in Miami, Florida - is now available
Digital Licensing Online - This 9 week online seminar will examine licensing arrangements generally; what uses of works can be made through a licensing agreement; sublicenses and secondary rights; moral rights; compensation; duration of a licensing agreement; who owns what; revocation of rights in certain circumstances; credits; and warranties and indemnities - April 12, 2004-June 10, 2004
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Update, Part V: "Son of CIPA Bills" Proposed - Library Journal
The Campaign for Reader Privacy, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association and PEN American Center, has launched a nationwide effort to obtain one million signatures in support of legislation to amend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The groups hope to persuade Congress to restore safeguards for the privacy of bookstore and library records that were eliminated by the Act

Friday, February 27, 2004

Similar to round two on Mastermind but without the big black chair, this week's Friday brain-teaser from xrefer explores the part of your brain other quizzes fail to reach. Have a crack, then see how you did by checking the answers

1. Is the Sun a planet or a star?
2. Which state of the USA is known as the Empire State?
3. Where in the human body is the cornea?
4. Which police inspector has been played in films by Peter Sellers and Alan Arkin?
5. What is usually made or kept in a samovar?
6. Andorra lies between which two countries?
7. Which nuts are used to make marzipan?
8. Who wrote the 1954 novel "Lord of the Flies" about a group of boys marooned on an island?
9. In which country are the cities of Izmir and Bursa?
10. If the pronunciation of words is represented by the "IPA", what is this abbreviation short for?
Compelling communications: radical communications techniques for information professionals - Speakers: Godfrey York & Adrian Dale - Dates: 22 March and 12 November - TFPL, London, UK
The IEEE Computer Society has released the complete run of IEEE Distributed Systems Online for free access
QuestionAuthority is a blog where various individuals in the reference community can post their thoughts on current issues in digital reference education and training. The blog is meant to disseminate information, pose questions, and provoke creative thinking about how we teach digital reference to practitioners and LIS students alike. QuestionAuthority supports full-text searches, and features a calendar for viewing postings by specific dates
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, February 19-25, are now available
The charter issue of Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning is now available from Haworth Press. JLISDL is the first commercially published journal to specifically address the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of distance learning. The journal is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication, providing readers with substantive articles, essays, reviews, and research reports
At the Public Library Association Conference in Seattle, Bill Gates, Sr. recognized the partnership of public librarians in helping complete the initial goal of the U.S. Library Program and outlined the foundation's strategy for the next phase in helping libraries sustain public access computing

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Researching Your Aboriginal Ancestry at Library and Archives Canada - developed to help Canadians undertaking aboriginal genealogical research in archival documentation
Dialog has announced the launch of DialogPRO NewsEdge, its latest service designed for small business owners and managers worldwide. It is a high-value, easy-to-use news alerting tool, available for subscription at fixed monthly fees, that delivers real-time news provided by top news and research sources based across town and around the world, and also offers easy-to-use access to archives of previously reported news stories and research
Information Today, Inc. has announced that beginning in March 2004 a number of its titles will be available as eBooks through netLibrary, a division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc
Sirsi Corporation has introduced the Sirsi Digital Heritage Room, powered by Sirsi Hyperion Digital Media Archive and Sirsi Rooms technologies, to provide libraries with an easy and cost-effective way to preserve images, documents and more, while making these materials more accessible to present and future generations of library users
Vaclav Havel, dissident-turned-Czech president, plans to set up a presidential library
The results of CBC's Canada Reads have been announced. The winner is The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Professional Learning Centre Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto presents a one-day workshop: Archives for Records Managers and Librarians - 12 Mar 2004

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

New courses from the International Ticer School, formerly known as International Summer School on the Digital Library, have been announced
The newest Special Collections exhibition at the University of Delaware Library, Literature Reimagined, is now available in an on-line version
Joint Canadian Library Association and British Columbia Library Association Conference - Celebrating Our Community: Sharing our Values, Sharing our Value - Victoria, BC - June 16-19, 2004
ASIS&T 2004 Annual Meeting - Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts - Providence, Rhode Island - November 13-18, 2004
The Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Centre) in London has developed some Internet resources for students of AS and A-Level German: annotated lists of links and electronic texts chosen to reflect the coursework topics, as well as explanations of how German search engines work and suggested search
ARL Bimonthly Report 232 - February 2004 - Open Access Builds Momentum - by Peter Suber, Research Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College; Open Access Project Director, Public Knowledge; and Senior Researcher, SPARC

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The University of Technology in Sydney has launched a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal called Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, dedicated to publishing scholarship by practitioners of, and dissenters from, international, regional, area, migration, and ethnic studies
The 25th Amsterdam Antiquarian Book Fair will be held in the PTA (Passengers Terminal Amsterdam), Piet Heinkade 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - March 4-6, 2004
PictureAustralia is an Internet based service that allows you to search many significant online pictorial collections at the same time - The National Library of Australia
Smart Search Update with Rita Vine of Workingfaster.com - Teleconference to be held March 4 and 6
E-Learn 2004 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education - November 1-5, 2004 - Washington, DC
Library Evaluation in Practice: Electronic Information Services in Higher Education - The eVALUEd Conference - 16 June 2004, Birmingham, UK - A one-day conference aimed at library practitioners, researchers and others which forms part of the HEFCE-funded evalued project which is based at the UCE. There will be a keynote address by Professor Charles McClure of Florida State University

Monday, February 23, 2004

Copac has recently loaded c. 36,000 records from the University of St Andrews Special Collections and c. 20,300 records from the University of Wales Lampeter, Founders' Library
The winners of the 2003 Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition from the National Library of Scotland have been announced

Sunday, February 22, 2004

The March 2004 issue of Walt Crawford's Cites & Insights is now available
The American Library Association has published its list of most challenged books of 2003
The NASIG Program Planning Committee invites applications to present a poster session at the 19th NASIG conference in Milwaukee, WI, June 17-20, 2004. The theme of the conference is Great Visions on a Great Lake: Growth, Creativity, and collaboration
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders - Volume 1, Number 2, February 2004 is now available from ALA-APA
The entire works of Russian writer Boris Pasternak, banned by the Soviet authorities for 30 years, are to be published in his home country. Pasternak was banned in 1958 from the Union of Soviet Writers after receiving the Nobel prize for literature for his classic love story Doctor Zhivago - BBC
Elias Canetti, the Nobel Prize-winning writer who shared tender moments with Iris Murdoch as her lover, has savaged her in newly published posthumous memoirs, in which he rubbishes her writing, her intellect and even her love-making - Independent Digital

Saturday, February 21, 2004

In a new Web presentation, the Library of Congress offers the simulated experience of walking through its Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America exhibition, recreated as it appeared in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
The Expanding World of OAI by Roy Tennant - Library Journal - February 15, 2004
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 23, 2004 are Human Resource Management International Digest and Library Hi Tech

Friday, February 20, 2004

SARA - Scholarly Articles Research Alerting - is a service designed to deliver by email, tables of contents for any issue of Carfax, CRC Press, Frank Cass, Parthenon, Psychology Press, Routledge, Spon Press or Taylor & Francis journals to anyone who has requested the information. This service is completely free of charge and you can select to receive alerts by keyword, title, sub-category or main category
A Russian collection of rare sheet music has been badly damaged after firefighters fought a blaze in the historic St Petersburg Library that houses it
Eurojargon: a dictionary of European Union acronyms, abbreviations and terminology - 7th edition - Published February 2004 by the European Information Association
The February 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer is about fictional characters and the writers who created them. Answers here:

1. Which writer created the fictional detective Philip Marlowe?
2. In which 1961 novel did Joseph Heller invent the character of Captain Yossarian?
3. Which writer created Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh?
4. Which writer created the fictional character Bridget Jones in 1996?
5. Which Norwegian dramatist wrote a play in 1890 about Hedda Gabler?
6. Nathan Zuckerman is the major protagonist in six books by which author?
7. Which young man, described as flawless in beauty and character, was the subject of an 1891 story by Oscar Wilde?
8. Which Scottish author is best known for his novels about Richard Hannay?
9. Stephen Dedalus appears in two novels by which writer?
10. "Robin Goodfellow" is another name for which character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Free Pint Newsletter 154 - 19 February 2004 - now available
Annual Index of the Patent Office Record 2003 is now available from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship, is accepting journal articles on all subjects

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

WebSearch University - Learn How to Turn Your Search into Research! - New York - May 11-12, 2004
DRH 2004: Digital Resources for the Humanities - University of Newcastle, UK - 5-8 September 2004 - Call for proposals announced
Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard will create a digital archive containing every issue of Time magazine published, which Time will then make freely available to subscribers on its Web site
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind Library and Random House of Canada Limited have announced a new agreement by which the country's largest trade book publisher will be able to provide the CNIB with more of its books on an accelerated schedule for transcription into formats such as braille or audio for Canadian readers who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library investigates the evolution of games since 1800 through Pastimes & Paradigms: Games We Play. The exhibition includes a wide variety of antique and contemporary games, as well as rare books on rules, strategies, and recreation. Featured items include early nineteenth-century geographical board games; a Civil War game; suffrage games that garnered support in the battle for women's votes; a vintage Monopoly game; gambling punchboards; and a selection of games inspired by television programming
The finalists of the Stockholm Challenge Award 2003/2004 have now been selected. In this sixth edition of the Stockholm Challenge an astonishing number of nearly 900 projects applied from 107 countries. The international jury has selected 103 finalists in the six categories:e-government, culture, health, education, e-business and environment

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The Mary Dillwyn Album, from The National Library of Wales' Treasures site, is now online. Mary Dillwyn (1816-1906) was a pioneer of photography
The new EuroStudies Gateway provides access to high quality Internet resources on Europe by enhancing and furthering existing SOSIG coverage. A European dimension to SOSIG is being developed at a time when the European Union has a clearer policy towards enlargement of the Union and the process of democracy begins to mature in former Eastern Bloc Countries
The UKOLUG website has a new and impoved interface, and has also announced the first issue of its online journal eLucidate
The Directory of Open Access Journals, from Lund University Libraries, has been improved and is now OpenURL-compliant
The February 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now online

Monday, February 16, 2004

English Accents and Dialects - Listen to the changing voice of England. Extracts from the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank document how we spoke and lived in the 20th century. From The British Library, Collect Britain
The Autumn 2003 issue of Folio, from the National Library of Scotland, is now available for PDF download
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 16, 2004 are International Journal of Service Industry Management & Journal of Intellectual Capital
Loomware - Crafting New Libraries - Discussions related to information and technology in academic libraries, universities and life in general - Mark Leggott, University Librarian, University of Winnipeg

Sunday, February 15, 2004

FindLaw For The Public is a consumer-oriented site with links to legal information arranged by topics that include criminal law, employement law, money and finance, personal injury, and real estate
The Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress has announced that its cataloging documentation tool, Cataloger's Desktop, is moving to the Web. A beta version will be available March 1, 2004
ResearchWorks, from OCLC, demonstrates ideas for applying new technologies to organize information. In some cases, they serve as examples of things you can develop or incorporate into your own systems
DC-2004 - The 2004 Dublin Core Annual Conference will be held from 11-14 October 2004 at the Shanghai Library

Saturday, February 14, 2004

The JORUM project is funded by the JISC to scope a service to be launched in August 2005, which will offer access for teaching and support staff in all UK F/HEIs to re-usable learning objects and teaching support materials held in a repository
SURA/ViDe 6th Annual Digital Video Workshop - University Place Conference Center and Hotel - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, Indiana - March 22-25, 2004
JURIST, the non-commercial legal information and education Web portal at the the University of Pittsburgh law school, has recently developed an online legal news service in weblog form called The Paper Chase
The Colonial Dames/Donna Cutt Scholarship Committee of the Society of American Archivists is soliciting candidates for the Colonial Dames and Donna Cutt Scholarships. The individual awards cover up to $1200 of the total tuition, travel and housing expenses at the 2004 Summer National Archives' Modern Archives Institute
The Academic Library Association of Ohio invites proposals for presentations and poster sessions for its 30th Annual Conference to be held November 12, 2004 at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center in Dayton, OH. The conference theme is ALAO at 30: Positioning Our Libraries, Positioning Ourselves. Proposals are due by April 30, 2004
IXOS SOFTWARE and Open Text have announced the IXOS 6 Suite, a robust ECM platform that will enable corporations to securely and compliantly manage, archive, and retrieve enterprise content, regardless of content type or format

Friday, February 13, 2004

The Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer: Birthdays. Are you good at guessing people's ages? Try to guess the years when these famous people were born. Answers here:

1. Jennifer Aniston, American actress who stars as Rachel in "Friends". Was she born in 1959, 1969 or 1979?
2. Elton John, English singer and composer. Was he born in 1937, 1947 or 1957?
3. Quentin Tarantino, US film director. Was he born in 1953, 1958 or 1963?
4. William Shakespeare, English dramatist. Was he born in 1564, 1664 or 1764?
5. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor who starred in the films "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Shadowlands". Was he born in 1937, 1947 or 1957?
6. Tina Turner, American singer and film actor. Was she born in 1940, 1945 or 1950?
7. Pablo Picassso, Spanish artist. Was he born in 1861, 1871 or 1881?
8. Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist. Was she born in 1922, 1932 or 1942?
9. Rembrandt, Dutch painter. Was he born in 1406, 1506 or 1606?
10. Albert Einstein, German physicist. Was he born in 1879, 1889 or 1899?
Society of American Archivists presents Real World Reference: Moving Beyond Theory - March 26, 2004 - Edwardsville, IL
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web, compiled by Diane Shaw of The Smithsonian Institution, has been updated and now has 3000 entries
The Intel Corporation has given the Santa Clara City Library, CA a $100,000 grant for its new Central Park Library. The two-part gift includes a lump sum of $50,000 to create the Intel Technology Fund, and the company will match additional gifts up to another $50,000
My colleague Art Rhyno, Systems Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor, was denied entry to the United States yesterday
The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an authoritative source of information about people, places, events, institutions, and many other topics relating to the state. On this site you will find articles and images on nearly every aspect of Georgia as well as convenient links to other Web sites related to the history, culture, and life of the state

Thursday, February 12, 2004

The Money Trail: Cost and Value in Journal Information Provision - 23-24 February 2004 - An ASA Conference - Royal College of Nursing, Cavendish Square, London
Canadian Association of Law Libraries 42nd annual conference - May 16-19, 2004 in Quebec City, Quebec. I will be presenting a session on Blogs, RSS, and content-streaming
ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course - Measuring Library Service Quality - April 19-May 28, 2004 - This course covers the background and theory of measuring service quality, methods to assess and improve service, and the impact of measuring service quality on overall library value to constituencies
British Council seminar - Vision and innovation: a key to developing tomorrow's library and information services - Bretby, Derbyshire, 14–19 March 2004
4th Annual Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium sponsored by Owens Library, Northwest Missouri State University - a one-day regional symposium of relevance to academic libraries supporting traditional and online resources/services. The symposium provides a forum for considering the evolving needs of library users and staff - October 22, 2004
Entries are now open for the 2004 Library History Award, an annual £200 award for the best essay on library history published in, or pertaining to, the British Isles, in 2003. Nominations close on 30 June 2004
Health and Life Sciences Online 2004 - The JISC Resource Guide for Health and Life Sciences and BIOME are collaborating with the LTSN, MIMAS, EDINA, BioMed Central, BioMed Image Archive, Clinical Evidence and the European Bioinformatics Institute to provide a series of one-day events for librarians, learners, teachers and researchers in health and life sciences in Higher Education

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The CSA Technology Research Database provides a single mega-file of all the records available through the CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, the CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, and the CSA Engineering Research Database
The University of Saskatchewan Library has just acquired one of the largest and most complete runs in existence of an important 19th century British Columbia newsletter, the Kamloops Wawa, published between 1891 and 1923. The Kamloops Wawa was a multi-lingual publication written in English, French and Chinook Jargon
Transformations - the Library in Progress - Focusing on architecture, pervasive computing and knowledge mediation the Halmstad Conference 2004 - in Aarhus, Denmark offers international key note speakers, active participation and social events - 13-15 June, 2004

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

xrefer has announced that all of the content in its flagship online reference resource, xreferplus, has now been made fully compatible for use with TalisPrism, the resource discovery from the Talis Information Environment. This means that library users at any library operating the TalisPrism system and holding an xreferplus subscription will be able to view xreferplus content seamlessly via the TalisPrism interface
The shortlist for the Arthur C Clarke Award for British Science-Fiction Writing has been announced. The winner will be selectd in May 2004
Simon Fraser University has announced its Library Events for the Spring of 2004
Sirsi Corporation has announced that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has selected the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System for its Library in Strasbourg, France
Currently, Ingenta operates two websites where users may search and access more than 6,000 full-text electronic titles, as well as millions of articles for delivery via fax and Ariel formats. The integration of these two services will result in one service named IngentaConnect where users may access all of the content available via Ingenta from a central website that contains added features and enhanced functionality
The Random House of Canada Friend of the Year Award will be given to a Friends of the Library group for outstanding community and volunteer involvement. All Friends’ groups who are members in good standing of FOCAL are eligible to enter. February 28, 2004

Monday, February 09, 2004

Information Literacy for Health - LKDN/SCONUL/UMSLG Joint Workshop - 1 March 2004 - London, UK
Association of Jewish Libraries 39th Annual Convention - June 20-23, 2004 - New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Theme: The Jewish American Experience: 350 Years
The Technical Advisory Service for Images has recently released two new public resources that may be of particular interest to librarians: Searching the Internet for Images and Controlling Your Language: Links to Metadata Vocabularies
PRONOM is a database of information about the technical dependencies upon which access to electronic records may rely. It contains information about the file formats in which electronic records may be stored, the software products required to create, render and migrate these formats, and the vendors who develop these products. It includes product support life cycle information, to facilitate technology watch within digital archives. The PRONOM database can be searched online, and reports produced in a variety of formats. The system currently holds details of c. 550 file formats, 250 software products, and 100 vendors, and records are being added on a regular basis
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 9, 2004 are Journal of Consumer Marketing & Health Education

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Mission to Baghdad: Toward Rebuilding a National Library - an interview with two Library of Congress staff members who traveled to Baghdad in November 2003. Their mission was to assist the staff of the Iraqi Library assess the damage to its building and its collections after two fires, extensive water damage and and a devastating explosion
IOP Select is a free service from IOP Journals comprising articles chosen for their novelty, significance and potential impact on future research. All articles chosen for IOP Select are published first in the source journals (available in print and electronically)

Friday, February 06, 2004

This week's brain-teaser from xrefer offers you three possible answers to each question. So, if you don't know the answer, just have a guess - you have more than a 33 per cent chance of being right. Answers here:

1. Did Britain's Queen Victoria die in 1881, 1891 or 1901?
2. How many people were killed by the Great Fire of London in 1666: fewer than 20, more than 100, or more than 2000?
3. The branch of the United Nations called the UNHCR is concerned with what: railways, refugees or Russians?
4. Andalusia is part of which country: Italy, Spain or Turkey?
5. In which sport could you see a "triple axel": ice skating, swimming or wrestling?
6. If you were born between December 22 and January 19, what is your sign of the Zodiac: Taurus, Leo or Capricorn?
7. What is the world's smallest independent nation: Luxembourg, Monaco or Vatican City?
8. In which sport would you use a "piton": swimming, mountaineering or golf?
9. The North African port of Tobruk was the scene of battles in the Second World War. Is Tobruk in Morocco, Egypt or Libya?
10. In 1986, Olaf Palme was assassinated. He was prime minister of which country: Norway, Sweden or Denmark?
All.info is a searchable directory of topics focused on web site credibility, providing searchers with additional information from the site’s producer
The programme for the PLG Spring Conference 2004 - 'Making Libraries Matter: developing leadership skills in library staff' is now available
The Institute of Physics has released Electronic Journals Quick Guide, a new step-by-step guide to its Electronic Journals service. A good introduction for new users and a useful refresher for existing ones, the Quick Guide runs through all of the key features of the service including searching, clustering, e-mail alerting and reference linking (forwards and backwards)
Free Pint Newsletter 153 - 5 February 2004 - now available
The January/February 2004 (issue 34/35) of Info@UK is now available
FOLUSA/Baker & Taylor Awards 2004 - Baker & Taylor and Friends of Libraries U.S.A. have partnered with the American Library Association to present three $2000 awards to Friends groups who have completed outstanding projects in 2003. The awards will be presented at FOLUSA's Gala Author and Award Luncheon June 26, 2004 in Orlando, Florida

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy is a free-access journal published by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Volume 1: No. 1 is now available
When a Search Engine Isn't Enough, Call a Librarian by Jeffrey Selingo - New York Times
The next National Student Conference will be held on March 6, 2004 at the Information Skills Suite, Aston University Library. The conference costs £10 and offers you the chance to network with LIS students, graduate trainees and mentors from the library profession
Public Library Association - 10th National Conference - February 24-28, 2004 - Seattle, Washington
Roy Tennant's new book entitled Managing the Digital Library, will be available in March 2004

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

February 2004 issues of Information Today, Computers in Libraries, and Searcher are now available
The Writers' Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for the third annual Great Literary Awards, which will distribute more than $130,000 in prize money
The British Library is hosting its first Mingle - an opportunity for anyone who is single, likes to talk and wants to make friends and network to meet and enjoy a drink - at a private view of its contemporary Chinese Prints exhibition and Treasures Gallery on Thursday 12th February
PBS: In Search of Shakespeare - four-part series exploring the life of the Bard. Includes episode guide, John Fribbling's slightly mad dossier, and the playwright game

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Ovid's free Resource of the Month for February is Zoological Record
The Association of Research Libraries is offering the newly developed Online Lyceum course, Library Conflict Management. This topic has been specifically requested by past Lyceum participants, and has been created in recognition that having a sense of how one responds to conflict can make it easier to manage in the library
ERPANET has announced its workshop on the role of audit and certification in digital preservation. This three day workshop, co-hosted by the Stadsarchief Antwerpen, will be held in Antwerp, Belgium April 14-16, 2004
Library of Congress: Luminary Lectures Series - Stewardship in the Digital Age: Roles and Issues for Libraries for Preserving Our Cultural Heritage a talk by Meg Bellinger, Associate University Librarian for Integrated Library Systems and Technical Services, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University - February 23, 2004
Voices From the Gaps is a project that focuses on the lives and works of women writers of color in North America. The Voices project is made possible through an ongoing collaborative effort between faculty and students in the Department of English and the Program in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. In addition, this site relies upon students and scholars from around the world to contribute "author pages" for women writers of color

Monday, February 02, 2004

Dialog has announced that it is seeking applicants from North America for its 2004 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, the company's scholarship program for graduate students in library and information sciences. The North American prize of US$5,000 will be awarded in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference to be held June 5-10, 2004
Library + Information Update February 2004 is now available from CILIP
Mexico City subway passengers snatched up free books yesterday, the first day of a program aimed at turning the capital's vast Metro into an underground library
ProQuest Information and Learning has announce a new agreement to distribute 103 scholarly journals published by Springer-Verlag. Key titles in science, technology, medicine, economics, and business are included in the licensing agreement. Many of the journals are newly available online; others titles formerly available only through a single distributor may now be accessed in ProQuest, as well
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 2 are International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management & Campus-Wide Information Systems
Archives Hub Collections of the Month, February 2004: Mass-Observation - specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass-Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s) which were brought to the University of Sussex in 1970, and the Archive is now a charitable trust in the care of the University. The material is especially rich on life in Britain during the Second World War

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654 - On the 350th anniversary of the publication of Scotland's first atlas, Joan Blaeu's Atlas Novus, Volume V (1654), this website presents the first translation into English of its entire textual contents. The texts contain detailed historical and topographical descriptions of Scotland and its regions, freshly translated by Ian Cunningham, and complemented by 49 engraved maps
Ariadne - Issue 38 - January 2004 - is now available