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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 118 - July 2004 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University
The programme for Access 2004: Beyond Buzzwords - Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 13-16, 2004, is beginning to take shape
Institute of Physics Publishing has announced the launch of Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The new journal will offer cost-effective and timely publication for international conferences of the highest quality
The Researcher's Companion is an online tutorial in information retrieval skills aimed at postgraduate students. It has been developed jointly by staff at the University Library, University of Surrey and Information Services at the University of Surrey Roehampton

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

FreePint Index - a complete index to all articles appearing in the FreePint Newsletter since 1997
North East Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (NEMLAC), in partnership with the British Library, has launched a new web portal that brings together exciting websites from across the North East of England, featuring material from the region’s libraries, archives and museums. For the first time people can access all these fantastic resources from one point on the Internet at www.wellinever.info
In collaboration with leading university and research libraries and major academic publishers, Ebooks Corporation is developing eBook Library, a best of practice software platform which will deliver its rapidly expanding catalogue of ebooks to academic and research libraries
West has announced that it has integrated RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology into its popular West IntraClip service, a current-awareness service that automatically tracks news and legal developments and can be integrated into an intranet or portal
BBC Motion Gallery - onlive archive of thousands of shots from the vast and diverse archives of the BBC and CBS News. Spanning over 70 years, BBC content encompasses more than 300,000 hours of footage, including a wealth of material covering natural history, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more

Monday, June 28, 2004

Eye-to-Eye - An e-newsletter dedicated to connecting Ingenta and its library communities - Issue 12 now available. This issue states that RSS feeds will be available when IngentaConnect is released out of beta
Oxford Journals, a Division of Oxford University Press, has announced that its flagship journal Nucleic Acids Research is to move to a full 'Open Access' publishing model from January 2005. This represents a significant step towards maximum dissemination of scholarly research, a core part of OUP's mission as a leading University-owned Press
José Aponte, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District, has been selected as the 2004 Trejo Librarian of the Year Award by REFORMA, a national affiliate of the American Library Association that promotes library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking community
Learned Publishing - Volume 17 Number 3 July 2004 - is now available. Subscription required to read full-text

Sunday, June 27, 2004

The British Library has consolidated its business and intellectual property collections with the opening of a new Business & Intellectual Property Centre
Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 28, 2004 are Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management and International Journal of Operations & Production Management
MATRIX, working in cooperation with the African Studies Center at MSU, and in partnership with premiere research institutions in Africa, is pioneering the African Online Digital Library. The goal of this fully accessible online digital repository is to adopt the emerging best practices of the American digital library community and apply them in an African context
American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Covering over 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 publishers by its commercial launch scheduled for Q4 2004, Scopus is set to be the largest single Abstract and Indexing database ever built. More comprehensive than any other single existing A&I database, Scopus will offer cross-discipline access to more than 27 million abstracts and citations, stretching back to 1966, including cited references from 1996 onwards
Libraries: How they stack up provides a snapshot of the economic impact of libraries in Canada. The report contains some interesting comparisons of library economics and activies to other sectors, professions and destinations in the worldwide economy - OCLC
BASE is a project at Bielefeld University Library, offering an integrated search in heterogeneous scientific resources worldwide
The Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are working together on a project to digitize the complete backfiles of a number of important and historically significant medical journals. The digitized content will be made freely available on the Internet via PubMed Central and augment the content already available there
On October 1 2004 ERIC will introduce, for the first time, free-of-charge full-text non-journal ERIC resources. These materials include more than 105,000 full-text documents authorized for electronic ERIC distribution during 1993 - July 2004, previously sold through E*Subscribe from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS). EDRS, which also sells the ERIC microfiche, is scheduled to shut down operations on September 30, 2004
The June/July 2004 issue of The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is now available
Blackwell Publishing has announced its journals purchasing models for 2005

Friday, June 25, 2004

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

1. Which British dramatist, born in 1930, wrote "The Birthday
Party" and "The Caretaker"?
2. Kabuki is a form of theatrical entertainment in which country?
3. Which Irish city contains the famous Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre?
4. What kind of plays were originally performed at the Grand Guignol theatre in Paris?
5. A reconstruction of which Elizabethan theatre in London, instigated by US actor Sam Wanamaker, was completed in 1996?
6. Which Irish-French author, born in 1906, wrote plays with people living in dustbins and a woman buried up to her neck?
7. Which famous 16th-century dramatist was killed in a Deptford tavern in 1593?
8. Is the oldest theatre in London the Coliseum, the Old Vic or the Drury Lane Theatre?
9. Which New York theatre workshop was founded in 1947 and had such members as Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro?
10. Which Italian writer is best known for his plays "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and "Tonight We Improvise"?
Elsevier Engineering Information has announced the latest release of the ChemVillage discovery platform, enhancing the way users access chemistry content. With focus on applied chemistry research, ChemVillage offers access to high quality text-based resources including bibliographic databases Beilstein Abstracts and Chimica, and the leading business news source covering the global chemicals industry, Chemical Business NewsBase
KMWorld & Intranets 2004 - October 26–28, 2004 - Santa Clara, CA - preliminary program now available
Preservation for access: managing paper-based collections in museums, libraries and archives - National Preservation Office Workshop - 13 September 2004 The British Library Conference Centre, London

Thursday, June 24, 2004

xrefer has announced that two leading reference publishers will contribute key titles to its xreferplus service. The company, which now has over 40 publishing partners, will incorporate reference works from Merriam-Webster and Thomson Gale
For the first time in history, the Digital Library of India is digitizing all the significant literary, artistic, and scientific works of mankind and making them freely available, in every corner of the world, for our education, study and appreciation and for all our future generations
New titles from SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online):

Journal of Applied Oral Science
Planta Daninha
Medicina Oral
Estudios Pedagogicos
Revista de Salud Publica
The New York Times 2004 Librarian Awards - Nominations for 2004 will be accepted until September 17 - Winners will be announced in The New York Times in December and will each receive $2,500 and a commemorative plaque
LLRX.com June 21, 2004 update is now online
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, June 17-23, are now available

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Locus contains the electronic full text for every SIAM journal article published from the journal's inception through 1996. That's approximately 14,000 articles, about 285,000 pages, and more than 250,000 reference links - Available January 1, 2005 from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Thomson Gale and xrefer have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership for distribution in the United States and Canada of the xreferplus service in conjunction with Gale Virtual Reference Library
The UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) aims to expand the lifespan of website materials from around 44 days (the same life expectancy as a housefly) to a century or more. Comprising six leading UK institutions, the UKWAC will work, with the permission of rights holders, on an experimental system for archiving selected key UK websites - ensuring that invaluable scholarly, cultural and scientific resources remain available for future generations
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced its support for an innovative effort in collaboration with the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) to marshal library support for long-term open access to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). The initiative aims to build an endowment sufficient to cover SEP’s continuing operating costs and sustain its free accessibility on the public Internet
The New York Public Library has announced that the professional archives of two of the most illustrious songwriting teams in American musical theater history, Bock & Harnick and Kander & Ebb, will become part of the extensive musical theater collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
To celebrate the unveiling of Emerald Management Xtra, Emerald Group Publishing Limited seeks to celebrate excellence in research by establishing the Annual Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Award-winning entries will receive a cash prize of £1000, a certificate and the prospect of publication in the sponsoring journal, as a full paper, or as an executive summary/research note, at the discretion of the editor
librarytechnologynow.org will include product reviews that will outline features and functionality of library technology products. The reviews will also summarize the reviewers' own personal experiences with the products. In addition to the reviews, library technology news will be gathered from around the world and disseminated on a daily basis. The site's target launch date is April 2005
The June 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

A New York state appeals court ruling this January paved the way for the Huntington Free Library to find a new steward for its Native American collection, one of the largest in the world. On June 15 2004, at the private library’s red brick home in the Bronx, papers were signed to transfer the collection to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y
The June 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available

Monday, June 21, 2004

A priceless medieval history book, printed and signed by William Caxton, is to be made available to the public after being locked in a town council's safe for 83 years. The Polychronicon, one of the first books to be printed in England and in mint condition, is being given to the Canterbury Cathedral library on permanent loan - Telegraph
Special Cuts - a specialist media monitoring and press cuttings service for the academic, e-learning, government and library sectors
Country Profiles - Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives
CrossRef, the cross-publisher reference linking service, and technology partner Atypon have announced the launch of CrossRef’s new Forward Linking service. In addition to using CrossRef to create outbound links from their references, CrossRef member publishers can now retrieve "cited-by" links -- links to other articles that cite their content. This new service is being offered as an optional tool to allow CrossRef members to display cited-by links in the primary content that they publish

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 21, 2004 are Property Management and Strategic Direction
The keynote speakers for Internet Librarian International 2004 have been announced
Thomas Technology Solutions has been awarded a project with the National Collegiate Athletic Association to digitize the NCAA's paper archives of baseball, softball, and outdoor track championship records and develop an online, searchable archive of college sports statistics
ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired the assets of Axiom Press, Inc. (Lindon, Utah), publisher and distributor of the CultureGrams family of reference materials. CultureGrams offer concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on the countries and cultures of the world
Michigan Library Association Annual Conference - Focusing on the Big Picture: Realizing Our Shared Vision - October 26-29 2004, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Presentations from THE 13-DIGIT ISBN: Introducing the new standard - 15 June 2004, The British Library - are now available
Edinburgh International Book Festival - 14-30 August 2004 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Weblogs: Opportunities for Special Libraries - by Darlene Fichter - PowerPoint presentation and Resources & Bibliography
Research Information - May/June 2004 issue now available
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 4:9 (July 2004) is now available
KeepMedia is offering a free trial to its service which allows you to read 170 magazines and journals online
The Eduserv Chest Data Messenger - 3 June 2004 - is now available
How academic libraries are marketing virtual reference - the results from a survey carried out by Sharon Morris, AskColorado Coordinator, Colorado State Library
Saskatchewan Resources for Sexual Diversity, a University of Saskatchewan Library resource. This site will guide you to books, journals and magazines, bibliographies, and original manuscripts available in Saskatchewan concerning sexual diversity

Friday, June 18, 2004

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

1. What is the capital city of Italy?
2. Which South American country has Lima as its capital?
3. What is the capital of Sweden?
4. What is the capital of Zambia?
5. What is the capital of Jamaica?
6. Which country has Reykjavik as its capital?
7. Which American state has Little Rock as its capital?
8. What is the capital of Puerto Rico?
9. Which country has Libreville as its capital?
10. What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun won the world's most lucrative prize for a single work of fiction Thursday, as his novel This Blinding Absence of Light was named winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Salzburg Research Symposium 2004 - eCulture Horizons: From Digitisation to Creating Cultural Experience(s) - 27-28 September 2004 - University of Salzburg, Institute for legal science
The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to inspire new generations to reach beyond the present, imagine the future and explore the infinite possibilities of the universe

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Decisions have been finalized for the DARE (Digital Academic Repositories) tender 2004: five projects have been approved
Call for papers: 4th International Web Archiving Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries - September 16 2004, Bath, UK
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, June 10-16, are now available
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the formation of an Endeavor Australasian Library Advisory Board, to guide the development and future direction of Endeavor's library solutions
Emerald Management Xtra is the largest, most comprehensive collection of peer reviewed management journals and online support for librarians, faculty, researchers, educators and deans in the management field. A beta version is now available, with a live date of November 30 2004
Library Systems and Services (LSSI) and a group of libraries and library consortia, collectively known as the Plural Funding Project, have released a new report proposing major improvements in public library funding
HeinOnline Newsletter - June 2004 is now available
Free Pint Newsletter 161 - 17 June 2004 - now available

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

DEOSNEWS - June 2004 - is now available
JournalToGo - Healthcare professionals can now easily keep current on medical literature and healthcare news. Selected medical journal abstracts and healthcare news articles are delivered to your handheld device or are accessible from your PC. This service is available at no charge
The New Jersey State Library has launched JerseyClicks, which allows libraries to search multiple databases simultaneously using a single interface
Enriching the Catalog by Roy Tennant is now available from Library Journal
The June 2004 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available online
Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association presents International Patents: Local to Global at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida - June 26, 2004
The American Library Association Public Programs Office has established a new endowment fund to support cultural programming, the Cultural Communities Fund. The first of its kind, the fund will support local libraries across the USA in establishing community and cultural programs. The fund has already received a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and more than $150,000 in contributions from individuals and other organizations, including the Wallace Foundation and the Public Library Association
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) Nesstar Catalogue is a virtual data library allowing you to search for, locate, browse and download a selected range of key economic and social data. More specifically, you can obtain frequencies, conduct online tables, produce graphs, and subset and download by case and variable. To access Nesstar you will need to be registered with the new ESDS one-stop registration service and authentication is via Athens login

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

ERPANET@SOA2004: Introducing ERPANET's Knowledge Base - Pre-Conference Workshop - 30 August 2004, Glasgow, Scotland
Bill Bryson has won the General Prize for the Aventis Prizes for Science Books 2004, with his first popular science based book, A Short History of Nearly Everything. Travelling through time and space, Bill Bryson's book introduces us to the universe, the world and the rise of civilisation

Monday, June 14, 2004

For more than 50 years, secondary literature on the holdings of the department of manuscripts and rare printed books of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München has been recorded in a card index only available for consultation locally in the reading room. Recently, this important tool has been converted into electronic form and is now available free via the internet
The Spring 2004 issue of Muse News from Project MUSE is now available
The MIMAS Open Forum 2004 - Manchester, UK - 30 June 2004. The Open Forum brings together users, teachers and support staff interested in online information and learning resources, in UK higher and further education, and presents news of current and future developments at MIMAS and in the academic information environment. There are workshops and opportunities to meet staff
New Leaf June 2004 is now available from Extenza e-Publishing Services
The Association of College and Research Libraries is offering a one-time Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library Award to be presented at the ACRL National Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. in April 2005

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The Reading Room - a blog to gather news about rare books and special collections from around the web
lbr.library-blogs.net is a blog about virtual reference. The original intent is for this to be a collaborative blog for the librarians who work for tutor.com's Librarians By Request service
The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) now covers 10361 titles
Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 14, 2004 are Journal of Property Investment & Finance and Journal of Workplace Learning

Friday, June 11, 2004

BioMedNet to close June 30 2004
This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of particular days of the year. Answers here:

1. What is the date of Boxing Day?
2. What is the date of Independence Day in the USA?
3. What name is given to 6 June 1944, the day when the Allies began the invasion of France in World War II?
4. The notorious Saint Valentine's Day Massacre took place on Saint Valentine's Day - 14 February - in which year?
5. 23 April is St George's Day. Which famous writer was probably born on this day in 1564?
6. In the United States, in which month does Thanksgiving Day occur?
7. Is Palm Sunday before or after Easter?
8. Who starred in the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" as a television weather reporter reliving the same day over and over again?
9. In France, what is the date of Bastille Day?
10. Waitangi Day, 6 February, is the National Day of which country?
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, June 3-June 9, are now available
LibraryFilters mailing list - from the introductory message: "This is a good place to talk about filtering products, library policies, patron interaction, legal requirements, and technical tricks. We don't recommend trying to convince anyone that filters are inherently Good or inherently Evil, however, as this tends to get in the way of sharing information in an open and friendly manner."
Reproductive Health is a new online journal published by BioMed Central

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Journal of Digital Information Management - Volume 2, Number 2, June 2004 is now available
James Joyce's Ulysses: One Page Every Day - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the date that Ulysses is set, this lauded book will be presented page by page starting with page one on Bloomsday, June 16, 2004 ending with the last page on June 14, 2006 - From Jason White of Botheration!
Dialog has announced that news reports published and broadcast by more than 200 media sources from hard-to-monitor countries, translated into English, have been added to the World News Connection (WNC) service
A new project, British Newspapers 1800-1900, which will digitise in excess of one million pages of fully searchable texts and associated images from out-of-copyright 19th century newspapers from the British Library, has been announced by JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). The vast majority of newspapers in the British Library collections remain in print form, and are only accessible to researchers who can visit the Newspaper Library in Colindale, North London. The website resource will provide an unparalleled and freely available resource for further and higher education
The June 7 2004 issue of Open Access Now is now available online
Endeavor Information Systems and Elsevier have announced seven months of successful testing of the integration of LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor’s OpenURL-enabled link resolver with Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and indexing (A&I) database
Beyond the Building: Taking the Library to Our Users - October 28, 2004 - The eighth annual October Conference for all New England academic librarians, sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The mid-June 2004 issue of Walt Crawford's Cites & Insights is now available
The National Poetry Competition 2004 is now open. Since it was established in 1978 by the Poetry Society, the National Poetry Competition has become the biggest and most prestigious poetry competition of its kind. Its popularity spans the globe, with entries received from all around the world. All entries are judged anonymously and past winners include both published and previously unknown poets. Closing date: 31 October 2004
Andrea Levy has won the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel Small Island

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

University of New Brunswick Libraries is presenting The Serials Ecosystem: Perspectives on the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on September 25-26, 2004. The conference will offer a wealth of interesting perspectives and diverse opinions about the current and future direction of the online serials ecosystem
Nerac, Inc. has announced the official launch of TOC Journal Watch Plus, an online service that tracks the table of contents from 21,000+ publications. TOC Journal Watch Plus also delivers an easy solution for locating the full-text document through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) platforms, Open URL or a combination of both systems
Ingenious is a new website that brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture. It weaves unusual and thought-provoking connections between people, innovations and ideas. Drawing on the resources of NMSI, the site contains over 30,000 images which are used to illustrate over 30 different subjects, topics and debates. The key NMSI contributors to the site are the Science Museum, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, the National Railway Museum, the Science & Society Picture Library and the Science Museum Library
READ ALL ABOUT IT!, the free summer exhibition at the National Library of Scotland, presents the story of the news in Scotland over the past 400 years, drawing from the millions of newspapers held in the Library's collections - 5 June to 31 October, 2004
SAGE Publications has announced the development of its new online search platform. Powered by Stanford University’s HighWire Press, the new platform will launch in September 2004. The SAGE platform will host all SAGE journals in both the social science and STM disciplines, providing institutions with premier search technology, toll-free linking features, a social science specific taxonomy, and enhanced subscription options for their journal collections
IADIS International Conference - e-Society 2004 - Avila, Spain - 16-19 July 2004 - Aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eGovernment / eGovernance, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management

Monday, June 07, 2004

Business information on the internet: free versus fee - To pay or not to pay for business information is a question that faces many users of the Net. This one day course compares what is available for free with pay-as-you-go and subscription services and will examine quality of content, coverage, functionality and price - London, UK - June 23, 2004
The June 2004 issue of Library + Information update from CILIP is now online

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Selections from the Naxi Manuscript Collection features ceremonial writings of the Naxi people of Yunnan Province, China. The Library of Congress’s Naxi collection is the largest outside of China and is considered one of the finest in the world. The Naxi use a unique pictographic writing system that is similar to the ancient Egyptian and Mayan writing systems. It is the only living pictographic language in the world today. This online presentation features 185 manuscripts, a 39½ -foot funerary scroll and an annotated catalog of the entire collection
Resource of the Month from Ovid is FROSTI, the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of published information in the fields of food science and technology
Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 7, 2004 are Women in Management Review and Leadership in Health Services

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Social Science Week 2004 will take place across the UK from 21-25 June and is an initiative from the Economic and Social Research Council. From school children to politicians - the week provides the opportunity to learn about the research currently being undertaken by the UK's leading social scientists and discover how social science research can contribute to better policymaking and, ultimately, a better society
Pan European Portals Conference 2004 - University of Nottingham - 18-20 July - Focusing on the move from pilots and feasibility studies to campus-wide implementation of a portal, this event will provide the opportunity for managers and developers to check out what's happening in portal developments within HE and FE
PALS Conference 04: Institutional Repositories and Their Impact on Publishing - A one-day conference for publishers, library and information managers, academics and university/college administrators, enabling them to engage with the key issues surrounding new institutional web-based repositories of academic materials - London, UK - June 14, 2004
The first issue of the National Preservation Office's e-journal is now available. The e-journal replaces the NPO Journal, and will appear twice yearly

Friday, June 04, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of mythical people and events. Answers here:

1. What kind of animal was the mythical Pegasus?
2. Which wizard supervised King Arthur's education and made the
Round Table for him?
3. In which city did Batman fight crime?
4. Achilles was a Greek warrior in the Trojan War. He died of a
wound in which part of his body?
5. In Roman mythology, who was the god of wine?
6. Who caused the Trojan War by abducting Helen from her husband
7. In Greek mythology, Polyphemus was a Cyclops. How many eyes did he have?
8. What flew out of Pandora's box when she opened it?
9. In Greek mythology, who was the muse of dancing?
10. In Old English legend, Grendel was a man-eating monster
defeated by which hero?
The new and improved U.S. Federal Government Blue Pages Listings website provides an easy and fast way to search listings by state, city, area code, agency or service, and keyword
The Spring 2004 issue of STS Signal from the Science & Technology Section of ACRL, is now available
Lund University has launched Phase 2 of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The new version now includes records at article level and a search functionality allowing users to search articles in potentially all Open Access Journals
Thesaurus Construction - Speaker: Stella Dextre Clarke - June 21-22 - This two day course addresses the fundamental questions of whether and how to build a thesaurus, how to adapt it for specific needs and how to plan the work that will be involved - TFPL, London, UK
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, May 27-June 2, are now available
Vulgar, controversial and politically incorrect, Censored at the Seaside is an exhibition showcasing the art of Donald McGill (1875-1962), who was for more than 50 years the "King of the saucy postcard". Between 1904 and 1962 he produced an estimated 12,000 designs of which some 150m cards were printed and sold. His leitmotif was of a voluptuous lady in a tight dress with the optional extra of a weedy man, and a double entendre for a caption. The Cartoon Art Trust, London, UK - 25 May-31 July 2004
The Linda Hall Library, a private library of science, engineering, and technology in Kansas City, MO, has announced that it has acquired a 464-year old edition of Narratio Prima, by mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus, a disciple of Copernicus. The book cost $1.5 million, paid for by the library's private funders. Published in Latin in 1540, the book is one of the few first editions still in existence. The book is now being displayed at the library and in an online edition

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004: Transforming The Organisation - University of Birmingham - 27-29 July 2004 - The talks, parallel sessions and discussion groups will address the issues of how the Web may be transforming our institutions and how our institutions' working practices and organisational structures may need to be transformed in order to make best use of the Web
The English-Speaking Union (ESU) and CILIP invite applications for the 2004 Travelling Librarian Award, from qualified librarians working in UK libraries or information centres. The Travelling Librarian Award is intended to encourage US/UK contacts in the library world and the establishment of permanent links. Deadline 29 June
SPARC Open Access Newsletter issue #74 is now available
A major new literary prize is being launched, which will extend the scope of the Man Booker Prize for fiction internationally. The Man Booker International Prize will recognize one writer for their achievement in fiction. The prize will be awarded once every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English, or generally available in translation in the English language
The Manchester home of Elizabeth Gaskell, author of Cranford and the first biography of Charlotte Brontë, is to be restored and opened to the public once £2.2m has been raised for repairs and renovation - The Guardian
The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) now covers 10,255 titles

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

With the D-Day 60th Anniversary coming up this Sunday, the City College of New York Libraries have created the website Government Views of D-Day 1944. The site concentrates on online primary government
documents/information from the United States, as well as Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. There are 38 subject headings ranging from Air Operations to Underwater Archaeology and Weather
Thomson Gale has acquired WEB FEET, a database of high-quality, cross-curricular Web sites selected and reviewed by librarians, educators and subject specialists

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The June 2004 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today and Searcher are now available
The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what The Word On The Street was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more are here. Each broadside comes with a detailed commentary and most also have a full transcription of the text, plus a downloadable PDF facsimile. You can search by keyword, browse by title or browse by subject
A Day in the Life of an E-Resources Publisher - Oxford University Press, Oxford - 15 June 2004 - This one-day seminar is aimed at librarians, information specialists, and other players in the electronic resource supply chain seeking to find out more about publishing in the electronic world
Presentations from Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2004: Beyond the website - University of Bath - 5-6 May 2004 - are now available
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 117 - June 2004 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University