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Monday, February 28, 2005

Elsevier has announced the signing of a three year agreement with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in Egypt for the provision of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information that includes full access to all Elsevier electronic journals, over six million articles via ScienceDirect, and eight backfiles packages, including The Lancet
The journal Associates is an international forum for and about library support staff issues. Associates is published three times per year in March, July, and November. Previous subscribers to Associates need to subscribe again. The listserv that held the subscribers' addresses recently had a disaster that destroyed the Associates subscribers' lists
DSpace is a groundbreaking digital library system that captures, stores, indexes, preserves and redistributes the intellectual output of an organization's researchers in digital formats. DSpace version 1.2.1 is now available
ShelfLife, a weekly executive news summary for information professionals, was published by RLG in collaboration with NewsScan, Inc. The newsletter was discontinued at the end of February 2005; the archives are available for browsing
RLG Focus Issue 72, February 2005 is now available
EBSCOhost is now the only service through which researchers can gain access to the Scientific American Archive Online. The Scientific American Archive Online includes ongoing coverage for the publication in addition to backfile content beginning with the January 1993 issue
The Dagger in the Library is awarded to "the author of crime fiction whose work is giving the greatest enjoyment to readers", as nominated by UK libraries and Readers' Groups and judged by a panel of librarians. It emphasises the role played by libraries in providing an audience for authors whose careers are developing, so that nominations of authors whose discovery has particularly delighted readers (rather than established favourites) are especially welcome. The award is given for the body of an author's work, not for an individual title, and those nominated should be alive at the time of the nomination and preferably working in Britain. Nominations due 1 August 2005

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Blackwell Publishing is offering a new service for scholarly communications. Online Open offers authors who wish to publish their research in a Blackwell journal the opportunity to ensure that their article is immediately made freely available for all to access online. This new pay-to-publish option is an important part of Blackwell’s response to the calls for open access and our commitment to viable high quality publishing on behalf of societies
Net sales for the entire United States publishing industry are estimated to have increased by 1.3 percent from 2003 to 2004 to a grand total of $23.72 billion, according to figures just released by the Association of American Publishers. Overall, trade sales rose 1.9 percent, with sales of $5.16 billion. Adult trade hardbound gained 6.3 percent ($2.61 billion), while paperbound sales were also up 2.8 percent ($1.51 billion). Juvenile hardbound sales were down 16.7 percent ($581 million), however, paperbound sales were up 3.8 percent with sales of $465.6 million
Information Today, Inc. has launched the Live from NFAIS Blog from the 2005 NFAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, February 27-March 1, 2005
The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security is designed to help any organisation, irrespective of market sector, size or structure, keep the business risks associated with its information systems within acceptable limits. It is a major tool in improving the quality and efficiency of security controls applied by an organisation. Updated January 2005
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, has available two scholarships for a concentration in rare books and special collections in its MSLIS program. (Palmer's Masters of Science in Library and Information Science is the equivalent of the generic "MLS" degree.) The scholarship consists of tuition for 7 of the 12 required courses
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 28 2005 are British Food Journal and Critical Perspectives on International Business

Friday, February 25, 2005

This week's Friday Brain-Teaser from xrefer. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (known to its fans as "Brewer") is a legendary reference work, first published in 1870. It has most recently been updated as the "Millennium Edition" and is available to Xreferplus users. See if you can solve these questions - all the answers are in Brewer's. Answers here.

1. "The Fab Four" was a nickname for which musical group?
2. "Macbeth" is one of Shakespeare's best-known plays. But was there a real Scottish king named Macbeth - yes or no?
3. Who received the warning "Beware the Ides of March" before he was assassinated?
4. The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" refers to "four colly birds". What bird does this refer to?
5. What stage name was assumed by the Dutch dancer Margaretha Gertruida MacLeod and used when she was a spy?
6. We often say that "time flies." It is an English translation of which Latin phrase?
7. Which invention takes its name from the surname of an Italian-born American (first name: Candido), who devised the invention for his son, a victim of rheumatoid arthritis?
8. What was the former name for Tasmania, before 1853?
9. Name six of the seven dwarfs in the 1937 film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
10. Who wrote the poem "The Rolling English Road" which includes the line "The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head?"
Following a two-year test at the Woodland (CA) Public Library, an online fundraising program called Shop for the Library is now available at no charge for use by any US public library. Friends of the Library groups and library foundations may also participate. Every purchase initiated through the Shop for the Library website generates a commission for the library of the user's choice. The program features more than 700 online merchants, including big name retailers such as Target, Macys, Gap and Circuit City. Shop for the Library is a joint venture of i2i Communications and software developer TopMoxie
Durham University Library Middle East & Islamic Studies Collections - A new suite of web pages has been added to Durham University Library's web site detailing the Middle East and Islamic Studies Collections. These collections constitute one of Durham's flagship collections and are among the finest holdings of their kind in the British Isles. The pages are designed to help users find out about and get the best from these extensive and specialist holdings
LIBNET: Information Literacy Conference - The aim of this conference is to learn more about the range of work being undertaken on Information literacy and also to discover a range of software solutions that can be used in the library - 17 March 2005 - Stirling, Scotland
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the first general release of ENCompass for Journals OnSite (EJOS), a sophisticated new system for locally storing and providing a single point of access to electronic journal content from any publisher. Using EJOS, libraries can locally load the full text journal content they license, and enable their end users to search, browse, and view journal articles through one standard user interface
DigiCULT: Technology Watch Report 3 - "Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector", January 2005. As in previous TWRs, this volume examines six core technologies. Those covered here underlie a wide range of future applications, and include: Open Source Software, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval technologies, Location Based Systems (especially GIS and GPS), Visualisation of Data, and Telepresence, Haptics and Robotics
2005 SLA Honorees - "This year's crop of 'info heroes' are as diverse as ever, but with some very common threads found in all of them. They all have unique qualities that make them very interesting parts of the global community of information professionals. They also possess the qualities of leadership, vision, determination, and courage - characteristics that transform a person into an Info Hero"
ProQuest Information and Learning will digitize the full run of the British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from 1801 to 1900 for release later this year. It will become part of ProQuest's continuing program to support 19th-century scholarship, joining the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), the bibliographic spine of the program, and other new resources
Cites & Insights 5:4, March 2004, is now available
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - February 24, 2005

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Swets Information Services has announced that it has launched a brand new version of SwetsWise Title Bank. This customized gateway for library resources is part of Swets e-journals management drive. The SwetsWise Title Bank has benefited from intensive global beta testing conducted by members of Swets International Customer Advisory Board and other Swets customers
Wiley InterScience OnlineBooks offers a dynamic library on your desktop, providing leading information across a broad range of subject areas
The George Grantham Bain Collection - The photographic files of one of America's earliest news picture agencies, this collection richly documents sports events, celebrities, theater, crime, strikes, disasters, and political activities, primarily ca.1900 to the mid-1920s. Catalog records and high resolution digital images have recently been added for 11,000 glass negatives, joining the 1,200 photographic prints already represented online. More negatives will go online in the coming months - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Free Pint Newsletter 177 - 24 February 2005 - now available

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Dan Chudnov is the 2005 recipient of the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award. Chudnov is a librarian who, currently, serves as a programmer at Yale's Center for Medical Informatics
Seekport is a new Internet search engine optimised to meet the needs of users in the UK
The Vassar College Library has announced its current exhibition: Albert Einstein: Life and Letters, 1905-1955. The exhibition celebrates the Einstein Year of 2005. It features the Morris and Adele Bergreen Albert Einstein Collection, which was recently acquired by Vassar. A variety of original materials are on view. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, NY also contributed items
The Syracuse University Library is hosting several events featuring Richard Minsky and his work during February and March
Hennepin County Library has recently redesigned the way it presents its selected Web sites and subscription databases to its users. They brought these two resources together on a single Subject Guide and incorporated blog-like librarian notes, links into the Catalog, links into its e-Book collections and links to related library classes and events. Also, custom booklists that link into the Catalog and RSS feeds from outside sources are incorporated directly into the page
Infopeople and the American Library Association's Office of Information Technology Policy have announced a special webcast by Mary Minow entitled: 'Borrowing' Graphics Or Text For Library Web Pages: Fair Play, And Fair Use. Mary Minow will deliver the webcast on March 3, 2005 starting at 12:00p.m PST

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association, an organization that advocates for improving the salaries and status of librarians and support staff, is sponsoring the second annual National Library Workers Day - April 12, during ALA-sponsored National Library Week
EBLIDA/SCONUL conference on trade agreements and libraries - Trading in knowledge?: The World Trade Organisation and Libraries - 2-3 March 2005 - Cambridge, England
Collaboration in the E-Workplace is a two-day conference designed to help you learn how to select and implement collaboration technologies in your organisation. Expert speakers and case studies will address how to combine the key success factors for collaboration projects, including strategy, technology, and people and culture, to achieve strategic business objectives - 1-2 June 2005 - Paris, France
British & Irish Association of Law Librarians Annual Conference - 10-12 June, 2005 - Harrogate, Yorkshire
Saskatchewan Library Association Annual Conference - April 21-23, 2005 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Moreover Technologies and Factiva have announced that web content from Moreover will be integrated into the Factiva Insight line of media monitoring and reputation management solutions

Monday, February 21, 2005

IS&T Archiving Conference - April 26-29, 2005 - Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington DC, USA
Initially created as a one-day event to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, NEA's Read Across America has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day

Sunday, February 20, 2005

HT 2005 - Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia : Concepts and Tools for Supporting Knowledge Workers - 6-9 September 2005 - Salzburg, Austria
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 21 2005 are Microelectronics International and Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Professional Learning Centre, University of Toronto presents: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy a Web-based Course - 14 March 2005-25 April 2005 - Instructor: David Hopkins
Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series: How to use an Organizational Information Audit to Determine What Services Users Really Need and Want - Feb 23, 2005 - by Ulla de Stricker, President, de Stricker Associates
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, February 10-16, are now available
mSpace is an interaction model to help explore relationships in information. MSpace helps people build knowledge from exploring those relationships. mSpace does this by offering several powerful tools for organizing an information space to suit a person's interest: slicing, sorting, swapping, infoViews and preview cues. From The University of Southampton
RedLightGreen updated - new links to thousands of libraries, and Firefox plugin

Friday, February 18, 2005

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

1. As the name for an international organization, what does UN or U.N. stand for?
2. GIGO is a term used in computing slang for what phrase?
3. What is the usual acronym for the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief?
4. QANTAS is the Australian national airline. What does the "Q" stand for?
5. Is GDR a former name for East Germany or West Germany?
6. What is the usual acronym for the International Criminal Police Organization?
7. M*A*S*H was a television comedy series from 1973 to 1984. What does MASH stand for?
8. Scuba divers swim underwater. What does SCUBA stand for?
9. A zip code is what the British call a postcode. What does ZIP stand for?
10. A laser produces a beam of narrow light of high intensity. What phrase does LASER stand for?
Califa Digital Library Consortium has launched an online digital library that offers patrons immediate access to hundreds of eBook and Audiobook titles. It serves patrons of seven participating library systems including Contra Costa County Library, Downey City Library, MARINet, Palo Alto City Library, Peninsula Library System, Pleasanton Public Library, and Sunnyvale Public Library
Facet Publishing has announced its new books for February 2005
Science.gov, the Web portal for federal science information, now provides a free and convenient "Alert" service that delivers information about the most current science developments right to desktops each Monday. Launched at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Feb. 17-21, 2005) in Washington, D.C., the Science.gov Alert Service provides weekly emails to those interested in science
Version 57 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,325 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet
COMET 2, a HEFCE-funded Good Management Practice project, is hosting its final one-day conference dEvolution: from project to strategy to practice on March 17 2005 at Edge Hill, Ormskirk, Lancashire. The target audience will be HE and FE academics, technologists, librarians and support staff with an interest in online learning and the use of technology in teaching and learning
The February 2005 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
FindWhitePapers Inc is a research portal for IT Professionals seeking information about products and services within the technology realm

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Libraries in Danger: a seminar - 26 April 2005 - CILIP, London, UK
LILAC 2005: Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference - 4-6 April 2005 - Imperial College, London - provisional programme now available
The Taylor & Francis Group has announced that, following the acquisition of Marcel Dekker, Inc in 2004, all Dekker journals will now be hosted by the T&F Online Journals website. All 2004 content for the list of 78 Dekker titles is now loaded. All archival content will be posted by the end of February 2005. The Marcel Dekker website will close by the end of March 2005
WhiteHouseTapes.org - Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves. The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The February 2005 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available
D-Lib Magazine February 2005 is now available
The People's Network: online services from England's public libraries. This is the pilot site of the People's Network Service, a lottery-funded project to develop national online services from England's public libraries. The first of these services, allows you to have any enquiries answered by knowledgeable staff, just as if you were in your local library. It is being piloted before its launch to the public in Spring 2005
Manitoba Library Conference 2005 - May 3-4, 2005 - session information and registration is now available. I will be presenting two sessions:
RSS for Beginners and Tools for the Non-Programmer Working with the Web
The program for the 20th NASIG Conference to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton and Towers in Minneapolis, MN, May 19-22, 2005 is now available

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Libraries, Palmerston North, New Zealand has selected the Voyager integrated library management system
E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - v.5 no.2-3 (Fall 2004) is now available
CrossRef Newsletter - February 2005 issue now available
A couple of new library association blogs:
Cincinnati Law Library Association
California Library Association
Google Out of Print by Roy Tennant for Library Journal
AbsTracked by Abbie Bradfield Mulvihill - "A blog listing useful theme-related links. (Since this blog is from the perspective of a lunching law librarian, you can generally expect the themes to be law, library, reference and lunch related.)"
Staying Ahead of Your Patrons With Weblogs and RSS - a presentation by Steven M. Cohen - February 15, 2005 - Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University

Monday, February 14, 2005

2005 Symposium on Free Culture and the Digital Library - October 14, 2005 - Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia. This event will include featured speakers Lawrence Lessig (Stanford), Siva Vaidhyanathan (NYU), Clifford Lynch (CNI), and others. The symposium proceedings will be peer-reviewed and subsequently published
My Kingdom for an OPAC by Andrew K. Pace - American Libraries, February 2005

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 14 2005 are Circuit World and Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
ASSIGN News from Social Science Libraries and Projects - January 2005 now available
The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities - 2-5 August 2005 - University of Cambridge, UK. The conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers
Several independent progressive journalists and publications, will be launching the Open Source Press Association (OSPA) as an alternative to media agencies such as the Associated Press. The OSPA will function on four levels: ethics in journalism, alternative press membership, networking and projects, resources, anti-smear council, and resources and distribution

Saturday, February 12, 2005

New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference - "Metadata and Meaning: Creating the 21st Century Catalog" - April 8 - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, February 3-9, are now available
HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History - February 3, 2005 update now available
LexisNexis has announced that it has expanded its extensive collection of Dun & Bradstreet content with the addition of the enhanced D&B Business Information Report and the Comprehensive Report, including new visual graphics, coverage of 5 million new U.S. businesses, and expanded D&B PAYDEX Information
The 46th RBMS Preconference will be held June 21-24, 2005, in St Louis, Missouri. "Bridging The Gap: Education and Special Collections" will explore a crucially important issue in our profession: the rift between the growing variety of educational roles played by special collections librarians, as teachers, advocates, interpreters, impresarios, and the shrinking opportunities for formal training and continuing education available to prepare special collections librarians for these roles
Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2005 Conference - May 25-29, 2005 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reminder: Freedom to Read Week, February 20-26, 2005, is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
A London, Ontario group is raising $35,000 to buy books promoting tolerance of different sexual orientations for schools in the Thames Valley District school board. Barb MacQuarrie of the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children said the goal of the Strong Communities Campaign launched Wednesday is to get the books into libraries at each of the board's 156 elementary and 30 secondary schools - The London Free Press

Friday, February 11, 2005

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

1. What is the meaning of the word "brut" when used to describe a wine?
2. Is hock a red wine or a white wine?
3. Buck's fizz, or Mimosa, is a drink of champagne mixed with what?
4. How much wine does a magnum hold: 1.5 litres, 2.5 litres or 3.5 litres?
5. The wine called "soave" comes from which country?
6. When it is broached, Beaujolais nouveau is rushed to the UK and USA on the third Thursday of which month?
7. In wine, what are the "lees?"
8. Claret comes from which region of France?
9. Mirin is a sweet wine used in the cookery of which country?
10. Which red wine, or the grape it is produced from, gets its name from a French word meaning "baby blackbird?"
EyetoEye - Ingenta's library newsletter - Issue 14 now available
MSc in Digital Libraries is a brand new course, starting in October 2005, which focuses on start-of-the-art research in the design and deployment of digital libraries. This course is intended for students who have pertinent experience of library or information work, including membership of a relevant professional body and a good Undergraduate degree and/or a Masters degree in librarianship or a cognate discipline. Graduate School of Informatics, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
A new beta version of JHOVE (the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment, pronounced "jove") is now available. JHOVE is an extensible framework for format-specific object identification, validation, and characterization
Directory of Astronomy Librarians and Libraries - The list aims at fostering cooperation among astronomy librarians and is not to be used for any commercial purpose
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - February 10, 2005

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Royal Society Library Newsletter - February 2005 - is now available
Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2005 conference - May 15-18, 2005 - St. John's, Newfoundland
ARL Webcast - Teaching, Learning, & Research: Libraries and Their Role in the Academic Institution - Live Event Date March 1, 2005
The Library of Congress and Bernan Press recently published the Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World, an authoritative, one-volume reference work of newly written and researched essays, articles and statistical appendices. Edited by John Y. Cole and Jane Aikin, the volume describes the historical development of the collections, functions and services of the world's largest library and research institution from its origin in 1800 through late 2004
The Campaign to Save America's Libraries was begun two years ago by ALA Past President Maurice J. Freedman in response to state budget shortfalls and subsequent library funding cuts that threatened services coast to coast
Always Fresh: Fast Content For Library Web Sites with Really Simple Syndication (RSS) by Darlene Fichter - "Keeping a library web site up to date with fresh content is a challenge for any webmaster. Learn how to publish, merge and format RSS feeds into instant web content. Discover how libraries have made specialized pages featuring article titles of new journal issues, new library acquisitions, book and movie reviews, and much more. Take away a list of sites that allow anyone to simply cut, paste and publish RSS content to their site in seconds."
Free Pint Newsletter 176 - 10 February 2005 - now available
E-LIS (E-prints for Library and Information Science) is an international open access archive for e-prints related to Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application disciplines

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Page Turners has announced an excitingly diverse selection of books, covering fact and fiction, from crime to cookery, in BBC ONE Daytime's comprehensive guide to this season's hottest reads which launches this spring. The programme showcases 24 of the best new books available, all championed by some of the biggest authors and popular names from the entertainment world
Ingenta and Infotrieve, Inc. have announced an expanded partnership that will enable Ingenta-hosted content to be indexed by Infotrieve's full-text crawler. This relationship will enable Infotrieve to provide full-text article searches via its discovery research portals, increasing the depth of discovery resources for Infotrieve customers and generating additional document delivery traffic for Ingenta-hosted publishers
The Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, presents a one-day workshop: Introduction to Prospect Research - February 18, 2005 - Toronto, Canada
Managing Government Information 3rd Annual Forum - March 7-10, 2005 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sign up to SAGE Publications' New Product Alerts service before 28 February 2005 and enter a prize draw for free SAGE Products. 10 Winners will be given a choice of either one year's free access to SAGE Journals Online, or 200 pounds worth of SAGE Books
The Newberry Library, an independent humanities research library in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for its 2005-06 Short-Term Fellowships in the Humanities. Newberry Library fellowships support research in residence at the Library
Library Worklife Volume 2, No. 2 - February 2005, now available from ALA-APA
OCLC Abstracts - February 7, 2005 - now available
Jenny Levine's two presentations from last week's Ontario Library Association Superconference are available, one on blogging and one on RSS (both are PDF files)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Enterprise Search Paris - Solving the Findability Dilemma in Your Organisation - 1-2 June 2005 - CNIT, Paris
First international convention of Slavicist librarians in Sarajevo - 22-24 April 2005 - Sarajevo - The central theme is: How do others see us? How is South-Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular, represented in the collections of Western European and North American libraries
The 14th North Carolina Serials Conference, hosted by the North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Science, will be held April 14-15, 2005 at the William Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Archives Hub Collections of the Month, February 2005: Cor, blust, squit! - To coincide with Unesco's Mother Language Day, this month we celebrate the richness and variety of the dialects of the British Isles

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Ex Libris, the providers of SFX, have announced a new, exciting subscription service: SFX eXpress. SFX eXpress brings with it the many benefits of the award-winning SFX linking technology while providing a fast-track solution for institutions that prefer not to host a server. Further, new models of subscription service meet the needs of a wide range of libraries, including small college libraries, public libraries, and special libraries
The National Institutes of Health has announced a new policy designed to accelerate the public's access to published articles resulting from NIH-funded research. The policy, the first of its kind for NIH, calls on scientists to release to the public manuscripts from research supported by NIH as soon as possible, and within 12 months of final publication
Emerald's Journals of the Week for February 7 2005 are The Bottom Line and Soldering & Surface Mount Technology
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - Vol. 31, No. 2, December/January 2005 now available

Saturday, February 05, 2005

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's online exhibit of the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers provides a small sample of the materials found in the collection. A full description of all the Woodward and Bernstein papers available at the Ransom Center is provided in the online finding aid
Info@UK Issue 47, February 2005 is now available from The British Council
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, January 27-February 2, are now available

Friday, February 04, 2005

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

1. What is the name for the type of skirt that ended well above the knee, popular from 1965 to 1970?
2. Which London street, east of Regent Street, became famous in the 1960s as a much publicized clothing centre for fashion-conscious young people?
3. Which US fashion designer launched a new line called "CK" in 1992?
4. Which Italian fashion designer was shot dead in 1997 outside his home in Miami Beach, Florida?
5. What is the first name of the designer Armani, born in Italy in 1934?
6. In 1997, which daughter of a famous father was appointed chief designer at the French couture house ChloƩ?
7. Which French designer created the "little black dress", made out of jersey wool, in the 1920s?
8. Which English designer opened her first boutique as "Bazaar", with her future husband Alexander Plunket Green?
9. Which French designer became famous with his "New Look" and later his "H" line and "A" line?
10. Which German fashion designer was hired by Balmain in 1955 and became design director of Chanel in 1983?
Managing Paper and Digital Records - 28 April 2005 - National Library ofScotland, Edinburgh
21st International Learned Journals Seminar - The Web and after: the future of scholarly e-publishing - 8 April 2005 - London, UK
The Canadian Library Association has announced the launch of the first phase of a series of new online tools and services to provide members with easier and more efficient ways to interact with CLA and with each other. These new services will be rolled out over the next few months. While CLA will eventually offer members access to secure online ordering, payments and registration services, the first phase of implementation is CLA Communities
HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History - January 25, 2005 update now available
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 125 - February 2005 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available
Sirsi SuperConference 2005 - February 27-March 2 - Nashville, TN
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - February 3, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005

SUNCAT is the pilot Serials UNion CATalogue for the UK. The pilot service includes records from 22 of the largest UK research libraries and the databases of the CONSER programme and the ISSN International network. Further libraries will be added continuously over the next two years. A full service will be launched in Autumn 2006. SUNCAT can be used to locate serials in contributing libraries. SUNCAT will also provide links to the web pages of contributing libraries so that users of this service can find the library addresses, phone numbers, opening hours and lending services
Cape Town will host the first ever international book fair to be held in South Africa in June 2006. With the signing of a joint venture agreement between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers' Association of South Africa, Cape Town will be partnering with the largest and most successful book fair organisation in the world
The Diversity in Publishing Network has been established to promote the status and contribution of diverse ethnic groups within all areas of publishing, as well as support those seeking to enter the industry. The network will provide a forum for discussion, sharing of information, mutual support and practical advice
Ovid's Resource of the Month for February 2005 is Global Health and International Science Database
Ovid Technologies has announced its new statistical reporting tool, Ovid Stats, for the Ovid Web Gateway interface. It will provide administrators with a reporting tool that allows for quick and efficient usage monitoring of their Ovid databases, books, and journals
Eldis is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. It provides summaries and links to over 14,000 online documents, and offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists
Land Register Online provides easy access to details of more than 19 million registered properties in England and Wales. Copies of title plans and registers held in electronic format can be downloaded in PDF format for 2 pounds each. The register includes ownership details and where available property price information. We are unable to provide details of any properties that are not registered
Jinfo is the place to find information and library jobs in the UK. Pronounced 'Jin-fo', the service was previously called 'FreePint Jobs'
Cites & Insights 5:3, February 2005, is now available
SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #82 - February 2, 2005 - is now available
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. The Web site is organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation. Supported, in part, by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in accordance with P.L. 107-116, with special thanks to the Congressional Black Caucus

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Xrefer and A&C Black have announced that Who's Who 2005 and the full Who's Who archive Who Was Who are now available to search and browse on the xreferplus Specialist Reference platform
The Canadian e-Content Institute is preparing for the 16th annual Information Highways conference to be held in Toronto, April 5-7, 2005.  The program is designed to meet the educational needs of information professionals, content/document/records and knowledge managers.  Case studies and best practises and workshops on portals, web services, new content delivery models and information management will be provided by enterprises and agencies such as  Foreign Affairs, Public Works, the Ontario government, Stikeman Elliott, Sun Microsystems, CIBC, Bearing Point, Bell Canada, IDC Canada and many many more
The February 2005 issues of Computers in Libraries, CRM Magazine, Information Today, and Searcher are now available
The Women's Library, London, UK Spring Events Programme - February-April 2005
WebClarity Software Inc. has announced the general release of BookWhere 4.3.1. Incorporating significant workflow enhancements as well as support for the latest YAZ Z39.50 protocol stack, this release is available free to all maintenance holders as a software update
2005 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2005) - 16-17 June 2005 - National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Book Standard is the one-stop online information center that provides Nielsen BookScan-powered charts, book-market analysis, news, reviews, commentary, job boards, plus extensive database resources
Libraries matter. is a library awareness campaign sponsored by Alliance Library System in Illinois, a regional organization consisting of academic, public, school, and special libraries
The Journal of the Medical Library Association - Volume 93 Number 1, January 2005 - is now available online
Thomson Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics related to Black History Month
Ariadne - Issue 42, January 2005 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
Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical data (PV 2005) - 21-23 November 2005 - Royal Society, Edinburgh, UK
Endeavor Information Systems has announced details of recent user-focused design activities instrumental in the creation of the company’s Meridian product for efficient, effective management of all types of electronic resources. This new usability initiative brings user-centered design practices into the development process for Endeavor systems and offers libraries improved staff workflows and more intuitive user interfaces