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Saturday, July 31, 2004

2005 subscription rates for Institute of Physics (IOP) journals are now available
The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition report was produced for OCLC's worldwide membership to examine the significant issues and trends impacting OCLC, libraries, museums, archives and other allied organizations, both now and in the future
The Alliance Library System and the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center have announced Audio E-Book Expo: Exploring Digital Books and Content - October 29, 2004
Ariadne - Issue 40 - July 2004 - is now available - Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community. Its main geographic focus is the UK, but it is widely read in the US and worldwide

Friday, July 30, 2004

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

1. Which queen succeeded her uncle William IV as the British monarch in 1837?
2. In 1975, who succeeded Edward Heath as leader of the British Conservative Party?
3. Who became President of the United States in 1963 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
4. Who succeeded his grandfather as Prince of Monaco in 1949, and married actress Grace Kelly in 1956?
5. In the year 1040, who became King of the Scots, succeeding Duncan whom he killed in battle?
6. Who succeeded De Gaulle as French president in 1969?
7. Which emperor of Japan was succeeded in 1989 by his son Akihito?
8. Who became King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1936 after the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII?
9. Who succeeded Binyamin Netanyahu as the leader of the Likud party in Israel in the year 2000?
10. Who succeeded Wordsworth as the British poet laureate in 1850?
NISO's newest publication is Understanding Metadata: a general introduction to metadata, that includes an overview of leading metadata contenders and examples of practical applications
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) 27th Edition in 5 volumes. Now includes Free Floating Subdivisions. Price is 295UK Pounds including free delivery to the UK and EU
2004 HighEdWebDev Conference - October 10-13 - Rochester, NY
The Registry of Digital Masters is intended to assist with access to digital materials as well as to provide a tool to help librarians reduce duplication of digitization and preservation efforts. The Registry is available through OCLC WorldCat and is based on the DLF Digital Registry documents and MARC 21
A new national initiative, The Research Libraries Network (RLN), is set to transform the way research information is collected, organised, preserved and accessed across the UK. The RLN will bring together the UK's four higher education funding bodies, the British Library, the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales and the eight members of Research Councils UK to develop the UK's first national framework aimed at addressing the information needs of researchers
Brill Academic Publishers 2005 journal prices are now available for all Brill, VSP and Martinus Nijhoff Publishers' journals
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 22-28, are now available
Electric Connections 2004 - 26 August 2004 - University of Stirling - Funded by the Scottish Library & Information Council and backed by the Confederation of Scottish Mini-Cooperatives
Oxford University Press journal prices for 2005 are now available

Thursday, July 29, 2004

ECHOLOT-2004 - Audiovisual Heritage: Culturology, Archiving, New Technologies. Papers, presentations, discussions, technologies demonstrations, workshops, tutorials - The State Tretyakov Gallery - December, 1-2, 2004 - Moscow, Russia
The UK North East Museums Libraries & Archives Council is looking for someone to undertake a piece of work researching examples of 'progression' in libraries, museums and archives in the North East. This will take place during the period August to November 2004. Tenders should be submitted by 12:00 noon on 27 August 2004
The LEADERS Toolkit is a generic toolset that enables the creation of an online environment which integrates EAD finding aids and EAC authority records with TEI transcripts and digitised images of archival material suitable to a wide variety of archives. The LEADERS Toolkit was developed with the aid of a grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Board to the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London. The toolkit software was developed and is supported by BookMARC of Coimbra, Portugal
The Association of College and Research Librarians (ACRL) has announced that it is seeking nominations for 2005 awards recognizing outstanding achievement in academic librarianship. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by December 3, 2004
Tales from the Terminal Room is a free, monthly electronic newsletter covering reviews and comparisons of information sources, updates on business information resources, and dealing with technical and access problems - Edited by Karen Blakeman, Published by RBA Information Services
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 118 - August 2004 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available
Free Pint Newsletter 164 - 29 July 2004 - now available

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

National Museum Directors' Conference Newsletter - July 2004 issue is now available
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science as an international development partner for Endeavor Meridian, a new library software system for the efficient, effective and economic management of electronic resources
The National Archives in the UK has re-launched its website, and now incorporates content from the former Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission websites
The City of the Future is a project that sets out to explore contrasts between the familiarity of old city fabric, the strangeness of the past, and the newness of present-day experience. With archive film of the past century and other documents of urban experience in literature and so on, it will develop a critique of present-day and possible future spatial experience. The City of the Future is a research project at the Royal College of Art, London, supported by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Board
The National Audit Office's report on the British Library, The British
Library - Providing services beyond the Reading Rooms
is now available
The July 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Online Usage Statistics: Current Trends and Future Directions in Meeting User Needs - A Forum Organized by the NFAIS Committee on Best Practices/Usage Statistics - October 1, 2004 - New York, NY
Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that it has signed two agreements with Time Inc. for software solutions and professional services that will provide a master taxonomy and data categorization of the Time Inc. editorial archive
Copyright Clearance Center, a licensing agent for text reproduction rights, has launched a Web-based resource for business professionals called The Guide to Copyright Compliance. The interactive guide is designed to assist companies in implementing corporate best practices for achieving compliance with copyright law and also helps organizations educate employees on how to lawfully use the content required to do their jobs
The Nonsubscription Side of Periodicals: Changes in Library Operations and Costs between Print and Electronic Formats by Roger C. Schonfeld, Donald W. King, Ann Okerson, Eileen Gifford Fenton - CLIR
LITA 2004 National Forum: 10 Years of Connectivity: Libraries, the World Wide Web, and the Next Decade - October 7-10, 2004 - Sheraton West Port Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, Missouri
ProQuest Information and Learning and MyFamily.com are partnering to produce a new tool to support genealogy research in libraries. The Web-based database Ancestry Library Edition will replace and supercede the current library product offering, AncestryPlus, which will be phased out over the coming year. Ancestry Library Edition will be available effective August 30, 2004
A substantial revision of Free Books has been compiled. All existing links have been checked for currency and there are over sixty new links. These include a substantial expansion of the Sacred Texts/Religion section, many new entries in the Other Languages division and the addition of several new academic digital library links
BMJ Publishing Group has announced is subscription rates for 2005

Monday, July 26, 2004

The Australian publishers of Norma Khouri's controversial book, Forbidden Love, have withdrawn the book from sale and advised booksellers to do the same. Random House Australia said the book would not be available for sale again until it had been assured by Ms Khouri that it was a true representation of her life and experiences
A unique insight into the life and work of Scotland's greatest living novelist can be viewed online as the National Library of Scotland launches a new website, to celebrate the grand dame of literature, Muriel Spark

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Dieselpoint has announced the next version of Dieselpoint Search, which is designed to provide an all-Java solution to the problem of finding information in documents, databases, and XML
Weblogs: Do they belong in libraries? - Penny Garrod takes a look at weblogs and weblogging activities in libraries and considers some of the ways they can be used to support public library users - Ariadne
Emerald's Journals of the Week for July 26 are Measuring Business Excellence and Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community - July 2004 issue now available
The Finnish Library Association, Library of Parliament, Finland, and the public libraries of the Helsinki region will organise a one-day seminar Libraries for Active Citizenship: Global Perspectives on 13 September 2004, followed by a two-day study trip to Finnish libraries (mainly public libraries) on 14-15 September

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library - Course dates: August 2-23, 2004 - ACRL online seminar
The Museum Computer Network has announced the availability of the preliminary program and registration information for its 32nd Annual Conference - Great Technology for Confluence, Community & Collections. November 10-13, 2004 in Minneapolis
If you're an Illinois academic librarian interested in virtual reference, you might be interested in participating in a newly formed discussion list. IAVR is the Illinois Academic Virtual Reference group, established to facilitate communication among academic librarians in Illinois involved or interested in the topic of virtual reference, regardless of software used.
To subscribe, send a blank email to: IAVR-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 4:10 (August 2004) is now available

Friday, July 23, 2004

ProQuest Information and Learning has released the latest version of the award-winning ProQuest online information service. Many new features are included in the release. ProQuest Smart Search query analysis provides help on the fly for more and better results. Enhanced email capabilities allow users to track their results as well as share them with colleagues. Advanced browsing gives better access to non-periodical content
This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of geography. Answers here:

1. In which American city is the White House - the home of the president?
2. What is the present name of the country that used to be called "Siam"?
3. Which country consists of two islands separated by the Cook Strait?
4. What is the largest state of the USA?
5. The city of St Petersburg had two different names before it reverted to its present name. Give one of these two former names.
6. The island of Crete is part of which country?
7. Which large island, a dependency of Denmark, was discovered in about 982 by Eric the Red?
8. Is the city of Mecca in Iran, Iraq or Saudi Arabia?
9. Which group of English islands includes St Mary's, Tresco and Bryher?
10. The Kiel Canal joins which two seas?
Primary Source - July/August 2004 issue now available from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 15-21, are now available
SPARC and SPARC Europe welcome your participation in the upcoming workshop, Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage, to be held November 18-19, 2004 in Washington, DC. Attendees of this two-day workshop, open to the international community, will gain a practical, hands-on understanding of strategies critical to the success of their Institutional Repository
Library Research Seminar III - October 14-16, 2004 - Kansas City, MO
OmniMedicalSearch.com searches 25 databases including authoritative medical search engines, image libraries and the latest health & medical news
The July/August 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Make a Noise in Libraries Week, 19-25 July, is The National Library for the Blind's annual awareness raising week for UK libraries. The week aims to help public libraries to promote their accessible services to visually impaired people as well as encouraging visually impaired people to speak up about their library and information needs
UK Colleges to receive free eReference books - An agreement signed between JISC and the publisher Thomson Gale will mean that every college in the UK will be able to gain access to the free content of twenty-one top electronic reference titles in perpetuity. The titles included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library - including the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, the six-volume Gale Encyclopedia of Science, and many others – have been specially chosen by representatives of the FE community for their quality and their relevance to the curriculum
Look at Scotland and enjoy a feast for the eyes - A seminar to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of volume 5 of of Blaeu's Atlas Novus (1654), effectively Scotland's first atlas - September 22, 2004 - Edinburgh, Scotland
NAG Annual Conference 2004: Seeking Solutions - 15-17 September 2004 - Lakeside Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, UK - National Acquisitions Group
Journal of Digital Information: Publishing papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments - Volume 5, Issue 1 - Future Visions of Common-Use Hypertext, is now available
A group of robotics researchers at University Jaume I in Spain is working on a robot librarian which could deliver the promise of a helpful bot. The prototype has cameras, sensors and grippers so it can locate and collect a book. The hope is that one day teams of service robots could work in libraries - BBC
The Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are given for excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for electronic exhibitions of such materials. The judging of these catalogs, brochures, and electronic exhibitions is carried out by the Exhibition Awards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), whose operating expenses are covered by a generous endowment from the Leabs. The announcement of the best catalogs, brochures, and electronic exhibitions selected from the pool of current Leab Award submissions will be made in the spring of 2005, to be followed by the awarding of certificates to the winning institutions at the 2005 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Entries in all categories must be submitted by 30 September 2004

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The preliminary program for Internet Librarian - Monterey, California - November 15-17, 2004, is now available
First Monday Volume 9, Number 6-7, June 2004, is now available
The July/August 2004 issue of Library + Information update from CILIP is now available
Presentations given at the pre-conference to LIBER's 2004 Annual General Conference, held in St Petersburg 28th June to 2 July, are now available
The UK House of Commons Report by the Science and Technology Committee entitled Scientific Publications: Free for All is available in HTML and PDF versions. It includes several recommendations regarding open access
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the development of a test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Ultimately, over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922
The British Council, Great Britain's international cultural organisation, will be holding an international conference on European Information Society issues in Bucarest, Romania on 14 and 15 October 2004. This event is the fourth in the series of conferences themed Towards an Information Society for All (TISA)
The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook at the Library of Congress is an original scrapbook that was kept by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Better known as Lewis Carroll, the Victorian-era children’s author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871), Dodgson was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Oxford. The scrapbook contains approximately 130 items, including newspaper clippings, photographs, and a limited number of manuscript materials, collected between 1855-72. A timeline, authored by Edward Wakeling, former chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society, helps to place materials found in the scrapbook in their proper context

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Emerald's Journals of the Week for July 19 are International Marketing Review and Nutrition & Food Science
Turpion institutional subscription rates for 2005 are now available
Library Fund Development - ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course - August 9-20, 2004
2005 Search Engine Meeting - Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-12, 2005 - Call for offers of presentations now available
DigiCULT Thematic Issue 6 - Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector, June 2004. This sixth Thematic Issue concentrates on how resource discovery technologies can ensure that the high value, authoritative information of heritage institutions is effectively found, retrieved, and presented to Internet users

Friday, July 16, 2004

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

1. How many millimetres are there in a metre?
2. Is a hectare equivalent to about 1.5, 2.5 or 3.5 acres?
3. Nought (0) degrees centigrade is equivalent to how many degrees fahrenheit?
4. How many ounces are there in one pound?
5. How many pints are there in a litre: about 1.25, 1.5 or 1.75?
6. How many millimetres are there in a kilometre?
7. Is a speed of 50 kilometres an hour the same as about 11, 21 or 31 miles per hour?
8. Are 900 kilograms more or less than one ton (imperial or US)?
9. For fuel consumption, is 10 miles per litre equivalent to about 16, 26 or 36 kilometres per litre?
10. As a measure of energy, 134.1022 horsepower is equal to how many kilowatts?
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 8-15, are now available
OmniMedicalSearch.com, a medical metasearch engine, has launched. Targeted for both the general public and medical professionals, OmniMedicalSearch.com covers 25 databases including medical search engines, image libraries, and health and medical news
Each year the Virtual Reference Desk Project (VRD) recognizes libraries and organizations that provide high-quality digital reference service to their users. VRD is currently seeking nominations for the VRD Exemplary Services 2004 Award. Winners will be honored at the VRD 2004 Conference, during the Reception and Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2004 in Cincinnati
Free Pint Newsletter 163 - 15 July 2004 - now available

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Collins publishers and xrefer have announced that the Collins World Atlas Gazetteer is now available in fully searchable format via xreferplus, the online reference library. With a 1:5,000,000 scale, the Collins World Atlas Gazetteer is the first modern atlas in xreferplus, containing nearly 90,000 places and features. Navigation tools include using the eight main points of the compass to browse areas, and choosing between two different on-screen map sizes
Version 54 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,100 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet - by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
ECDL 2004 - 8th European Conference on Digital Libraries, September 12-17 2004 - University of Bath, UK - Registration is now available
SAGE Publications Librarian Newsletter for July 2004 is now available
Transportation Futuristics: Visionary Designs in Transportation Engineering is an exhibit of items showcasing daring visions of transportation engineering. The exhibit is presented by the staff of the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library which supports the research needs of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California campuses of Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and Los Angeles
Real World Reference: Moving Beyond Theory - The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the Society of American Archivists will co-sponsor this workshop on reference services in archival or special collections environments. The workshop will take place in the Cushing Library at Texas A&M University on October 14 and 15, 2004. The workshop is designed to provide an overview of traditional reference service as well as enhancements introduced with electronic databases and digitized collections

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Digital Library of Historical Directories - The University of Leicester's New Opportunities Fund project is creating a digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Directories of counties and towns are among the most important sources for local and genealogical studies. They include lists of names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants of the counties and towns they describe, and successive editions reflect the changes in the localities over a period of time
The complete run of Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy has now been digitized and mounted at PubMed Central. Part of the National Library of Medicine's backfile scanning project, this places over 30 years of cutting edge biomedical research within reach of anyone with an Internet connection
BuildLiteracy.org is partnership building website designed to help libraries improve and expand literacy services and programs. The website features information, materials, and resources about how libraries, local agencies, and corporate partners work together to build stronger community-based literacy partnerships and more literate communities
Dialog has announced that it has released a new database called MetalBase, to serve the global metals industry and its users
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has been won by Shirley Hughes for her book Ella's Big Chance: A Fairy Tale Retold
The CILIP Carnegie Medal has been won by Jennifer Donnelly for her book A Gathering Light
WebJunction.org, an online community for library staff, seeks community editors to develop content and resources on key topics of interest to the library community. The goal is to transfer responsibility for enhancing and maintaining the site's growing knowledge base to those who know these topics
The Graduate School of Informatics at the University of Strathclyde, in partnership with the Career Development Group (Scottish Division), is offering a number of one day continuing professional development courses in Glasgow for library and information professionals

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division has announced that between April and June 2004, it added more than 10,000 catalog records and images to the Library's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
The Hungarian Biochemical Society provides free access to Biokemia Journal. The quarterly journal publishes abstracts in both English and Hungarian, with the articles appearing in either language
Hidden Lives Revealed focuses on the period 1881-1918, and includes unique archive material about poor and disadvantaged children cared for by The Waifs and Strays' Society. The Society cared for children across England and Wales - in both the densest urban conurbations and some of the smallest rural villages

Monday, July 12, 2004

E-LIS is an electronic open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, in Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application activities. E-LIS is an archive to deposit preprints, postprints and other LIS publications, it is a service for finding and downloading documents in electronic format, offered as a free service to the international LIS community. Eprints for LIS has been established as a community service by rclis (Research in Computing, Library and Information Science) to promote open access to papers on these fields
Ovid's Resource of the Month for July is SPORT Discus

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Ingenta Inc has announced that RSS feeds are now available as a feature of the Ingenta service. Launched with the second version of the IngentaConnect beta Web site, users will be able to sign up for feeds of new issues loaded for journals they are interested in, showing the latest issue numbers and dates with a link to the full table of contents on ingentaconnect.com. The second version of the beta website, launched at ALA 2004, introduces functionality focused on improving the individual user experience
Washington Research Library Consortium has announced the initial launch of a new digital comic book collection Treasure Chest Fun & Fact
The International AIDS Society and Medscape/WebMD have introduced eJIAS: eJournal of the International AIDS Society, a new, peer-reviewed, primary-source Web-based medical journal dedicated to the publication and dissemination of vital HIV/AIDS research conducted in developing countries. The inaugural issue comprises the complete official abstracts of the XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 July, 2004

Friday, July 09, 2004

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

1. What was the middle name of Robert Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, whose initials were R. L. S. ?
2. Is Nelson Mandela's middle name Frederick or Rolihlahla?
3. What was the middle name of the 19th-century British writer Thackeray, author of Vanity Fair?
4. What is the middle name of tennis star John McEnroe: Patrick, Michael or Raymond?
5. What was the middle name of the 35th US president, J. F. Kennedy?
6. In the name of the English author, D. H. Lawrence, what does the "H" stand for?
7. What is the middle name of Canadian singer k. d. lang: Dawn, Deirdre or Dionne?
8. What is the middle name of US president George W. Bush?
9. What is the middle name of American actress Julia Roberts: Mary, Fiona, or Ann?
10. What is the middle name of US film star Sylvester Stallone: John, Igor or Enzio?
It's all good - "A cool blog from OCLC Online Computer Library Center staff about all things future that impact libraries and library users. A conversation that starts with the Environmental Scan and goes from there"
Journal of the Medical Library Association - July 2004 now available
Psycho-Social-Medicine (p-s-m) is an open access e-journal, which publishes articles from the whole area of psychosocial research in medicine. It is edited on an interdisciplinary level by ten German scientific societies from the areas of behavioral medicine, medical psychology and sociology, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and psychotherapy
Librarians Against Bush is a group of politically active librarians who are concerned about the Bush administration's policies and their effects on civil liberties, privacy, and intellectual freedom
Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series - The Enduring Values of Librarianship - Michael Gorman - July 14, 2004
Building Digital Libraries with XML Web Services - 27 August 2004 - Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
The DigiCULT newsletter Volume 5, Issue 3, July 2004 is now available
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, July 1-7, are now available

Thursday, July 08, 2004

The Book Cooperative aims to bring together people looking for books and journals with those looking to dispose of them. It is primarily used by University, Public and Commercial libraries who wish to dispose of their unwanted items. Listing is free of charge, anyone wishing to obtain a book or journal listed will pay a small nominal fee to obtain the contact details
African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is a service to provide access to African published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship
The June 2004 issue of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Newsletter is now available online
97th American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference - July 10-14, 2004 - Boston, Massachusetts. There is also a blog, providing program and meeting updates, information on receptions, roundtables, and links to local area resources
The DELOS Network of Excellence has announced its Third International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies (ISDL 2004) to be held in Pisa, Italy, September 6-10, 2004. This edition of the School will focus on "User-Centred Design of Digital Libraries". In particular, it will analyze a broad set of requirements for Digital Library systems coming from various user environments (libraries, museums, and archives) and will discuss the state of the art in several user-related themes such as user interfaces, information visualisation, and personalisation & recommendation

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Archives, Libraries and Museums London has announced the launch of Londoners Need to Read - a major research report into the current and potential role of libraries, museums and archives in supporting learning for adults with basic skills needs
The CILIP Equal Opportunities Briefing Sexual Orientation in Libraries has been updated. It is intended to facilitate equality of opportunity for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people using, or working in, all types of library and information services. It will be helpful to employers and service providers by including examples of good practice relating to both service provision and employment issues
2004 ACRL/NY Symposium: Scholarly Communication: Evolution or Revolution? - December 3, 2004 - Baruch College, New York
As part of a long-term planning process, BioOne is conducting a survey of librarians to gather their perspectives on pricing and BioOne

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Documents on the Vietnam War database is the result of a sabbatical leave research project approved and supported by the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes only declassified documents created by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides an in-depth indexing of the CIA declassified documents and, where possible, also provides a link to the full-text documents available at the VVA and offers both simple and advanced search capabilities. Created by Vinh-The Lam, librarian cataloguer, Technical Services Division, University of Saskatchewan Library and Darryl Friesen, programmer analyst, Information Technology Services Division, University of Saskatchewan Library
The UCLA Library will launch its new online catalog to users on July 7, 2004
University of California Berkeley’s first independently standing music library opens today after two years of construction. The new three-story, 28,500 square-foot Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, located on the North Field, will be home to 50,000 video and sound recordings, in addition to 180,000 books and printed compositions, ranging from world music to popular music
The July 5, 2004 issue of Open Access Now is now available online
Presentations from the ASEE Engineering Libraries Division Annual Conference Program, Salt Lake City 2004, are now available
An XML DTD has been developed for the Usage Reports contained in Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This will enable vendors to make their COUNTER compliant usage reports available as XML documents, which will in turn make it easier for customers to manipulate and merge the usage reports from different vendors
The ALCTS/CCS Research and Publications Committee has recently released its annual annotated bibliography of cataloging and classification literature. This year's update includes a new essay on federated search engines

Monday, July 05, 2004

At the close of the 2004 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, Carol Brey-Casiano, executive director of the El Paso (Texas) Public Library, was inaugurated association president. Brey-Casiano takes over from Carla Hayden, director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced the launch of a new homepage for its Electronic Journals service

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Emerald's Journals of the Week for July 5, 2004 are Information Technology & People and Kybernetes
Ovid Technologies has announced an agreement with the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest association of psychologists worldwide, to make content from the APA PsycBOOKS full-text database accessible through Ovid’s online platform
Springer Open Choice is a program that allows authors of journal articles to pay a basic fee to have their journal article made available to the public. With Springer Open Choice the author decides how he or she wants to be published in the leading and most respected journals in the scientific community. Springer still offers, and recommends, the traditional publishing model as a time-tested way of guaranteeing editorial quality and independence, but now also offers authors the option to pay to have their journal articles made available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world

Saturday, July 03, 2004

The provisional programme for Internet Librarian International 2004 - London, England - is now available
Swets Information Services has announced that BioMed Central's Open Access journals will be included in SwetsWise, the web-based, modular service for the procurement, access and management of subscriptions and online information. This service will allow readers to access BioMed Central's Open Access and subscription articles among SwetsWise Online Content's 8,242 full text publications from 307 publishers
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, June 24-30, are now available
The 17th SCOUG Retreat will be held July 30-August 1 in the foothills of Montecito (Santa Barbara,) CA. SCOUG Retreats have traditionally offered attendees a unique setting in which to interact with peers and develop unique insights into information industry issues and trends. The Retreats produce forward thinking ideas for new products, services and ways of doing business. This year's theme is What's Next? The Answer's in the Users
Recent developments in the law: what information professionals need to know - 2 September 2004 - Edinburgh, Scotland
The SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #75 - July 2, 2004 now available

Friday, July 02, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of the year 1994. Answers here:

1. Who became leader of the British Labour Party in 1994?
2. Which British singer published her autobiography "Faithfull" in 1994?
3. In 1994, who was sworn in as the first black president of the republic of South Africa?
4. Which US rock singer and guitarist, a founder member of Nirvana, shot himself in 1994?
5. Which US actor, who played the title role in the TV police series "Kojak", died in 1994?
6. Who was prime minister of Italy from March to December in 1994?
7. Which American composer died in 1994 after writing "Moon River" and the instrumental theme "The Pink Panther"?
8. Which rock group released the album "Voodoo Lounge" in 1994?
9. Which country was invaded in December 1994 by Russian troops aiming to restore Moscow control?
10. In 1994, the Nobel Peace Prize was won by three men from the Middle East. Name two of the three
A digital doorway centre has been launched in Mamelodi outside Pretoria to educate South Africans about the use and value of computer technology
The evalued toolkit is designed to support information services staff in Higher Education Institutions with the evaluation of electronic information services (EIS). The toolkit takes a user-focused approach to the evaluation of EIS mainly through the use of qualitative data collection methods
xrefer has announced that its flagship online reference library, xreferplus, is now available for purchase via a number of distribution agents in many international markets. The service, which contains hundreds of English-language and bilingual dictionaries as well as encyclopedias, thesauri, images and audio files from 36 brand-name publishers, will now be distributed by partners in countries across the world
The Directory of Open Access Journals now lists 1134 journals
LibraryLaw Blog - Issues concerning libraries and the law. By Mary Minow
Info Career Trends - July 2004 issue now available
Digital Library Federation Fall Forum 2004 - Baltimore, Maryland - 25-27 October. Registration is open to DLF members and allies and invited guests only. There is no registration fee
JIBS Discovery Tools Update - 14 July, Diskus Conference Centre, London - This workshop aims to provide an update for the UK HE and FE community on bibliographic database issues including authentication, interfaces, and the JISC collections strategy

Thursday, July 01, 2004

The July/August 2004 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today and Searcher are now available
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is to make two flagship professional journals available free online for a limited period, prior to access being restricted to CILIP members only. Following agreement with the publishers Sage Publications, Journal of Information Science and Journal of Librarianship and Information Science will be available to search full text online until 1 November 2004
The July 2004 edition of Info@UK is now available
Midwest Literary Festival - Aurora, Illinois - September 11-12, 2004 - includes over 90 authors, family literacy panels, children's book discussions, journalism workshop for high school students. Authors include Billy Collins, E. Lynn Harris, Anne Perry and Karen Joy Fowler
Free Pint Newsletter 162 - 1 July 2004 - now available