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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Free Pint Newsletter 185

Free Pint Newsletter 185 - 30 June 2005 - now available

2005 New York Times Librarian Awards

Nominations for the 2005 New York Times Librarian Awards are now being accepted until September 2, 2005
Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, in libraries and on the Web buy, sell and lend books most wisely
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for a Long-term Strategy by Robert F. Sproull and Jon Eisenberg - National Academies Press

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sirsi Corporation has announced the August 2005 availability of its next-generation library user interface, the Sirsi Enterprise Portal Solution featuring Sirsi Rooms 2.0
Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, today predicted a switch from print to digital publishing by the year 2020. Speaking at the launch of the Library's new three-year strategy, Lynne Brindley said: "Most people are aware that a national switch to digital broadcasting is expected by the end of this decade. Less well known is the fact that a similar trend is underway in the world of publishing: by the year 2020, 40% of UK research monographs will be available in electronic format only, while a further 50% will be produced in both print and digital. A mere 10% of new titles will be available in print alone by 2020..."
Online registration for the VRD 2005 Conference is now open. This year's conference will be held on November 14-15, 2005 in San Francisco, CA, and the early bird registration rates will be accepted until October 22, 2005. Please note that there are further reduced rates for students, and OCLC and RUSA members
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded Native American tribes across the United States $1,361,000 in grants to improve library services. In all, 229 grants will strengthen library service for 237 Native American tribal communities and Alaska Native villages
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced $21,087,684 in grants to 37 universities, libraries, and library organizations across the United States to recruit and educate a new generation of librarians. The grants are designed to help offset a current shortage of school library media specialists, library school faculty, and librarians working in underserved communities, as well a looming shortage of library directors and other senior librarians who are expected to retire in the next 20 years
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 130 - July 2005 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available
Readex has announced the availability of a fully searchable digital edition of the American State Papers, 1789-1838. A seminal set of legislative and executive publications from the first 14 U.S. Congresses and more, this rich source of primary material details many aspects of early American history
Blog University is a one-day mini-conference for librarians and information professionals. It is focused on creating and using Weblogs to share information and knowledge with staff and clients and using Weblogs to streamline workflows, and market activities - September 18, 2005 - Arlington, VA
Doing Data Differently by Roy Tennant - "Metadata is often created in a time-consuming process by catalogers, digital library technicians, and others. It is then underused in our systems and the systems of those with whom we share the information. But recent experiments by some library organizations indicate that we are only scratching the surface of what our data can do for us..." - Library Journal

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

UK Libraries Plus is a co-operative venture between higher education libraries, making it easier for students and staff to use libraries conveniently near to home or work, at no admission fee. There are currently 138 Institutions participating in the UK Libraries Plus Scheme
TAPE workshop on management of audiovisual collections - 28 September-4 October 2005 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The History of the Media in 20th Century Britain: 19th Annual CCBH Summer Conference - 29 June-1 July 2005 - University of London
The British Council has just commissioned a special issue of Info@UK dedicated to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the second phase of which will be held in Tunis in mid November
ScienceDirect is now available at affordable rates to colleges within North America. The ScienceDirect College Edition offers student access to large amounts of high-quality, peer-journal articles online, complemented by authoritative reference works. These journal and reference works are exclusive to ScienceDirect and not available anywhere else online
Open CRS is a project of the Center for Democracy & Technology that serves as a centralized location to learn about the Congressional Research Service and search for CRS reports that have been released to the public by members of the U.S. Congress

Sunday, June 26, 2005

SAGE Publications has announced that Environment and Urbanization and Journal of Attention Disorders are now available online
The American College of Cardiology has announced that the full text of The Journal of the American College of Cardiology is available online
PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource. June 2005 issue now available
Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 27 2005 are International Journal of Operations & Production Management and Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Cornell University Library has announced two new electronic resources now published online using the Digital Publishing System (DPubS) software, an open source publication delivery and management system Cornell developed collaboratively with Pennsylvania State University Libraries:

Indonesia, a semi-annual journal published by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, offers more than 700 articles and reviews devoted to the timely study of Indonesia's culture, history, government, economy, and society from 1966 to the present
Pennsylvania History, a quarterly journal that publishes the best of current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region
EyetoEye: Ingenta's library newsletter - Issue 16 - June 2005 is now available
RFID in Libraries Conference - 8 November 2005 - London, UK

Friday, June 24, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Assassinations. Answers here

1. Which US president was assassinated in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth?
2. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo precipitated which event?
3. In which city was President John F. Kennedy assassinated in 1963?
4. Which notorious Siberian monk was assassinated in 1916 by a group of Russian noblemen?
5. Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated in 1966, when he was prime minister of which country?
6. Who won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, four years before he was assassinated?
7. Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC on a day which, in the ancient Roman calendar, was called "the ides of..." - what?
8. What murder weapon was used to kill Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940?
9. Who was assassinated in his bath by Charlotte Corday in 1793?
10. This Israeli prime minister was assassinated in 1995. What was his name?

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Innovative Interfaces has announced the availability of two new RSS capabilities for Millennium. The first offering will give libraries the tools they need to display RSS feeds in any number of locations in the online catalog. The second offering, a new product called Millennium Feed Builder, will allow staff to send the results of any Boolean query of the Millennium database as an RSS feed. This means that the library can deliver updated news and information. These new abilities will allow libraries to demonstrate their value as information aggregators and distributed content providers without the hassle of manual maintenance or the content limitations of static Web pages. Best of all, both RSS capabilities can be set up without the need for third-party servers, programming, or knowledge of XML
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - June 23, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Xrefer and Paratext have announced that the Xreferplus Ready-Reference service is now integrated with Paratext's premium bibliographic database, Reference Universe
Scopus has announced an integration with RefWorks. RefWorks: Scopus Edition provides a sophisticated level of interoperability between the two services; enabling researchers an uninterrupted workflow when finding and managing their research information
Pearson has announced the acquisition of AGS Publishing from WRC Media for $270 million in cash. The acquisition will strengthen Pearson's education business in two fast-growing segments of the US School market: testing and publishing for students with special educational needs
A large collection of yellowing newsprint documenting Vietnam's war era is being archived for posterity, thanks to cooperative microfilming projects undertaken by Cornell University's Carl A. Kroch Library and other institutions
Claudia Lux, director general, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB), Germany, has been voted President-elect by members of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She will begin her two-year term as President-elect during the IFLA conference in Oslo this August
OLAC Newsletter - vol. 25, no. 2 June 2005 - now available from the OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers website
Proceedings of the Annual Spring Depository Library Council Meeting 2005 are now available from USGPO

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Association of American Publishers has announced the launch of a unique new website, Authors @ Your Library, which for the first time will link publishers and librarians to simplify the process of scheduling library events
PsycEXTRA, a gray literature database, is a companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. It supplies clinicians, information professionals, policy-makers, researchers, and consumers with a wide variety of credible information in psychology, behavioral science, and health. Most of the coverage is material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more
The June 2005 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available
Provisional programme now available for Internet Librarian International 2005: Transcending Boundaries: Information Technologies & Strategies for the 21st Century - 10-11 October 2005 - London, UK
Sirsi Corporation and Dynix Corporation have announced that the two companies are merging to create SirsiDynix, a single company positioned more strongly than either company on its own to develop and deliver leading-edge information technology solutions for libraries and consortia around the world

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Dag Hammarskjold Library has announced the creation of a new blog called UN Pulse: Connecting to UN Information. The blog focuses on just-released UN system-wide online information, major reports, publications and documents. Created and maintained by a team of reference librarians at the United Nations headquarters in New York, UN Pulse is updated as new information is published and received
1stReads™ is an innovative new book donation program for libraries. It allows libraries to create "wish lists" specifying the exact titles and quantities of books they would like to have donated and provides readers with significant economic incentives to donate them
Open Publish 2005 - fifth annual conference for standards in publishing - July 27-29 - Sydney, Australia
CILIP and the Library + information Show have announced that the prize money for the 2006 Libraries Change Lives Award will be increased by 3,000 pounds. Next year's winning project will receive 5,000 pounds – up from 4,000 pounds in 2005, and two other finalists will receive 2,000 pounds each – up from 1,000 pounds
Mamma.com Inc. has announced the beta release of its innovative Health Search, the first installment of several deep web search verticals for its industry-leading metasearch engine. The deep web search is powered by Mamma.com's search engine technology, and CloserLook Search Services

Monday, June 20, 2005

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure Kidnapped has been chosen as Edinburgh's Book of the City. Ten thousand copies of the novel will be distributed free across Edinburgh in cafes, train stations or even taxis, with a sticker saying "I'm free, take me home and read me", in an effort to get the entire city reading a single text. The project, called One Book One City, will be officially launched next spring. The reading plan is billed as the flagship of Edinburgh's new status as UNESCO City of Literature
Digitizing Historic Newspapers: A Practical Approach - July 18, 2005 - Denver, CO
DCC Workshop on Persistent Identifiers - 30 June-1 July 2005 - Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow
H.W. Wilson has announced that it has signed an agreement with Bowker to power the new Bowker's Book Analysis System for school and public libraries with the content from H.W. Wilson's Standard Catalogs. The Wilson Standard Catalogs include Children's Catalog, Public Library Catalog, Senior High School Library Catalog, Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, and Fiction Catalog

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 20 2005 are Journal of Property Investment & Finance and Journal of Workplace Learning
Presentations from the IATUL conference, Information and Innovation - May 29-June 3, 2005 - Quebec City - are now available online
Thomson Gale has announced a groundbreaking library advocacy initiative, AccessMyLibrary.Com, that will enable libraries to capitalize on Internet search engines as a means of connecting library users with authoritative content. This unique initiative, which builds on Thomson Gale's commitment to libraries and their users, will increase peoples' awareness and usage of the library resources users are entitled to and at the same time provide them with direct access to more high-value information than ever before through Internet search

Saturday, June 18, 2005

The 2005 DIY Book Festival has set October 8 as the date for its annual awards ceremony honoring the success of independent authors and publishers. The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, 'zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after January 1, 2003. Entry deadline is September 25, 2005
The Lilly Library, Indiana University has announced the debut of The Novel of the Century: James Joyce's Ulysses on the Anniversary of Bloomsday, an electronic exhibition
D-Lib Magazine June 2005 is now available

Friday, June 17, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: London. Answers here

1. What is the main river flowing through London?
2. In which London church have most English monarchs since William the Conqueror been crowned?
3. Which London landmark was sold in 1968 to the McCulloch Oil Corporation and re-erected in Arizona?
4. In London in 1802, who established a famous exhibition of wax models of celebrities?
5. Which square in central London got its name from once being the garden of a convent in Westminster?
6. Which famous jewels are displayed at the Tower of London?
7. Which London theatre has three parts called the Lyttelton, Olivier and Cottesloe theatres?
8. Which famous London event was first organized in 1981 by Chris Brasher and John Disley?
9. What was the ancient Roman name for London?
10. What is the name of the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury?

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OverDrive has announced the addition of Video on Demand (VoD) services and materials to its Digital Library Reserve network. The service is scheduled to go live for patron use later this year
OCLC will begin a pilot project later this month that will make it easy for library staff and patrons to find and use full-text electronic journals in library collections. The pilot will involve 20 libraries and four partners—TDNet, EBSCO, Serials Solutions and Ex Libris. The pilot will make e-serials as visible as print materials in WorldCat, the world’s largest database of items held in libraries, and will expose those records to searchers on the open Web through the Open WorldCat program
Edinburgh International Book Festival - 13-29 August 2005 - Edinburgh, Scotland
RLG DigiNews - Volume 9, Number 3 now available
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - June 16, 2005
Yahoo! Search Subscriptions enables you to search access-restricted content such as news and reference sites that are normally not accessible to search engines

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Known World by Edward P. Jones has won the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
LITA Blog - the official blog for the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association. LITA blog will be an interesting blog to follow if you are interested in technology in library and information systems. LITA's mission is that it "educates, serves, and reaches out to its members, other ALA members and divisions, and the entire library and information community through its publications, programs, and other activities designed to promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology."
Free Pint Newsletter 184 - 16 June 2005 - now available

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries has launched a new online exhibit entitled Las Vegas and Water in the West. The exhibit draws from the extensive archives contained in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections, especially images and documents related to the surveying and building of Hoover Dam
William H. Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites you to beta test its newly-developed Virtual Reference Application which allows librarians and patrons to interact with one another in real time. Features include chatting, co-browsing, and document sharing. The goal is to develop a solid, open-source virtual reference application that can be freely distributed to other libraries
Novelist Jonathan Coe has won BBC Four's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction for his biography of author BS Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant
Sirsi Corporation has announced a new service that permits a library to link its holdings to Google Scholar via Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi's OpenURL reference linking tool. Using this service, library users can search Google Scholar, rely on a link between Sirsi Resolver and Google Scholar to indicate whether or not the library has access to the particular e-resources, and then have one-click access to full-text articles from those licensed e-resources
EBSCO Publishing is now offering the PEP Archive via EBSCOhost. The PEP Archive is the definitive source for psychoanalytic research. This database offers the full text of 13 premier psychoanalytic journals - many dating back to 1920 and the full text of over 20 classic psychoanalytic books. PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) publishes this archive, updating it annually. There is a three-year embargo on all journal content
100 Hours to Guinness Glory!: Librarians from the Henderson District Public Libraries in Nevada are trying to break the Guiness Book record for reading aloud

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Xrefer and Blackwell Publishing have announced that twelve titles from the well-known Blackwell Handbooks in Psychology series are now available online as Xreferplus Specialist Reference titles. Each title in the series covers a specific area of psychological study, ranging from infant development and adolescence to research methods in clinical and experimental psychology. Also included are social psychology handbooks in the fields of interpersonal and group processes
The 2005 Book Summit and Bestseller Awards: Join the insiders, trend spotters and dealmakers of the book world for revelatory and surprising discussions about the big book season of 2005 and what's going to work, and what's not in 2006 - September 22, 2005 - Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Managing Electronic Resources - 9 September 2005 - Royal College of Nursing, London, UK
The new ALPSP research report Online Submission and Peer Review Systems by Mark Ware has just become available. It provides a completely up-to-date review of currently available systems and also includes the findings of three specially commissioned ALPSP surveys of Authors and Referees, Editors and Publishers, carried out recently. It gives an objective account of the current state of play and provides a comprehensive overview of all the available online systems, describing their features and offering a framework for analysing and choosing between them
Designing Libraries Newsletter: Issue 4 (07.06.05) is now available
LIBER 34th Annual Conference 2005 - July 5-9 - University Library of Groningen, The Netherlands
OCLC PICA has announced that it has won the tender to provide electronic content to the NHS Scotland e-Library. NHS Scotland is now licensed to use 5,000 health related titles from OCLC's NetLibrary eBook service, making this collection one of the largest medical eBook collections in Europe
The British Library's unrivalled collections and the pioneering technology of JISC will combine to the benefit of researchers and students across the UK with the signing today of a memorandum of understanding committing both partners to a wide range of innovative development projects. Its principal goal is to ensure that learning and research in the UK are supported by the leading-edge technology and access to exceptional content that such a cross-sectoral collaboration can offer
Dialog and CSA have announced that they have signed a new content agreement. More than 30 CSA files of scientific and technical research are being added to Dialog services throughout 2005. The CSA databases will be offered through Dialog to the corporate and government markets

Monday, June 13, 2005

Make a Noise in Libraries 2005 - Working in partnership with public libraries to highlight the need for equal access to books and information for visually impaired people. The campaign has been extended due to popular demand and will take place over a fortnight from 9 to 23 July 2005. The campaign will be launched at Central Library, Manchester, UK, 8 July
Registration is now open for 3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference - Evolution of evidence: global perspectives on linking research with practice - Brisbane, Australia - 16-19 October 2005
Social Sciences Online: Past, Present and Future - a weeklong virtual event, part of the ESRC Social Science Week - June 20-24 2005 - Hosted by Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
ALISS News from Social Science Libraries and Projects - June 2005 now available

Sunday, June 12, 2005

University of Saskatchewan Archives, the University of Saskatchewan Library's Special Collections and the Diefenbaker Canada Centre have announced the launch of the Northern Research Portal: Archival, library, and Internet resources for the study of northern Canada and the circumpolar world
Technology Electronic Reviews from the American Library Association - Volume 12, Number 2 now available
The 9th annual KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition will be held on November 15-17, 2005 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in San Jose, California
Taxonomy Boot Camp: Organizing Information for Search & Discovery - September 27-28, 2005 - New York
Knowledge and Networks the official newsletter of Emerald Library Link - May 2005 now available

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The winners of The Red House Children's Book Award 2005 have been announced
Directory of Open Access Journals now lists 1601 journals. 400 journals are searchable at article level and 73908 articles are included
Ovid's Resources of the Month for June 2005 are IEEE Biomedical Library and The Philosopher's Index
ScienceResearch.com is a free, publicly available web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public science databases. It allows students, teachers, professors, researchers, and the general public to access pertinent science information quickly and easily. From Deep Web Technologies
Making knowledge visible: new territory for information managers - 8 November 2005, London
Version 58 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,420 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Prefixes. Answers here

1. What is the meaning of the prefix "multi-" or "mult-"?
2. Does the prefix "neo-" mean "never" or "new or modern"?
3. What does the prefix "co-" mean?
4. What does "cyber-" signify?
5. Does "intra-" mean "within" or "interrupting"?
6. What does "cardio-" mean?
7. Does "proto-" mean "best" or "first"?
8. Which part of the body does "nephro-" refer to?
9. Does "oligo-" mean "many" or "few"?
10. Does "witch-" or "wych-" mean "of witches", "of rivers", or "having pliant branches"?

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Judith Russell, Managing Director, Information Dissemination, US General Printing Office has been honored by the Special Library Association for her outstanding contribution to the global community of information professionals. Judith is also the first woman in history to hold the position of US Superintendent of Documents
The Scottish Arts Council has announced that Kathleen Jamie has won the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award for her widely praised poetry collection, The Tree House
Info@UK Issue 51, June 2005, is now available from The British Council
Preliminary calendar for the 7th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference is now available. The conference will be held on November 14-15, 2005 in San Francisco, CA
Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier - The Library of Congress has rdesigned and expanded its bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site devoted to Spanish exploration and settlement in North America from the 15th to the early 19th centuries. This cooperative effort between the National Library of Spain and the Library of Congress has added materials from the collections of the National Library. The project is part of the Library of Congress Global Gateway initiative to build digital library partnerships with national libraries around the world
Some sample materials for Beyond ECDL: applying ICT in the library context, a learning programme for public library staff, are now available from CILIP
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - June 9, 2005

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Proposals for Online Northwest, a one-day conference that examines the use of technology in libraries - February 10, 2006 - are now being accepted
9th Annual Webby Award and People's Voice Award winners have been announced
Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa - LIANZA 2005 Conference - 11-14 September 2005 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Five new Internet tutorials for adult learners have been launched in the RDN Virtual Training Suite:

Internet for Arts and Craft
Internet for Digital Photography
Internet for Gardening
Internet for Health and Well Being
Internet for Job Searching
LJ Tech Blog from Library Journal is now up and running

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Library Technology NOW - Spring 2005 Theme now available
The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 05, Number 06 — June 2005 is now available
Library Connect Volume 3, No 2, June 2005 is now available from Elsevier
The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) has announced a new OpenURL link with TDNet, a leading supplier of electronic resource management solutions
Ovid Technologies has announced its exclusive partnership with scientific publisher Elsevier to offer EMBiology, a new bibliographic database in the field of bioscience
Ingenta has announced OpenURL-Enabled Email Alerting
Uruguayan novelist Mario Benedetti has won this year's Menendez Pelayo prize for Spanish-language literature. The prize carries an award of $58,000
Lionel Shriver has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 with her book We Need to Talk About Kevin
Finding OZ: Discovering a Bright Future for Libraries - Presenter: Canadian Library Association President and SIRSI Vice-President for Innovation, Stephen Abram - June 22, 2005 - Chicago, IL.
Coming in July 2005 on WilsonWeb, the Art Museum Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. The Art Museum Image Gallery can be searched alone or simultaneously with other WilsonWeb databases, including Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective, and Biography Reference Bank
LexisNexis U.S. has announced the launch of a new taxonomy program that allows companies to license proprietary LexisNexis taxonomies and access expert consulting services
Library Journal has a new website

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

To Boldly Go...Exploring New Archival Frontiers - find out about a whole range of new archive services and exciting projects relating to digitisation, web archiving and innovations in online searching - 13 July 2005 - Manchester, UK
ebrary has announced that it has launched a new version of the ebrary Reader, its free software application that turns static PDF files into research-ready documents that can be cross-referenced and searched online
The PBCore (Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary) was created by the public broadcasting community in the United States of America for use by public broadcasters and related communities. Initial development funding for PBCore was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The PBCore is built on the foundation of the Dublin Core (ISO 15836), an international standard for resource discovery, and has been reviewed by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Usage Board

Monday, June 06, 2005

More new dates for Aslib training courses have been announced
The first issue of SMUG 4 EU, the European Newsletter for SFX and Metalib users, has been published
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and CHOICE magazine now are accepting applications to serve on the editorial board of Resources for College Libraries, a new core collection of recommended titles for academic libraries. The successor to "Books for College Libraries, 3rd Edition" (BCL3), RCL will be an online product whose coverage includes both electronic resources and books. The target publication date is September 2006
ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences) is a new group for librarians and information professionals in the social sciences. The group is a not-for-profit unincorporated professional society

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Emerald's Journals of the Week for June 6 2005 are International Journal of Managerial Finance and Health Education
ABA International Book Fair at Olympia 2, London, UK - 9-12 June 2005
Book Slam is the brainchild of Ben Watt and Patrick Neate. As one half of Everything But The Girl, Ben is a sometime pop superstar, full time DJ-producer and occasional mogul. Patrick is a prize-winning author, poet and all-round renaissance bloke. Their intention was simple: create a regular literary event in London that doesn't make sane people want to stab themselves with rusty cutlery
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) has announced that its books publishing programme has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group. Starting 1 July 2005, Taylor & Francis will assume all editorial, sales, marketing, customer service, and warehousing responsibilities for this prestigious list of almost 600 titles
Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare has won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, beating British authors Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing and Ian McEwan. The writer, who has lived in France since 1990, will receive 60,000 pounds at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 27 June
LITA 2005 National Forum: The Ubiquitous Web: Personalization, Portability, and On-line Collaboration - September 29-October 2, 2005 - San Jose, California

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Umbrella 2005 will be presented at The University of Manchester on 30 June to 2 July 2005 with the theme 'Tackling the key issues together'. It will provide a forum for library professionals from across the UK to discuss and debate key issues directly affecting their current work and their future prospects
JSTOR and the Harvard University Library have announced that the initial production release of JHOVE (the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment, pronounced "jove") is now available
HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History - May 25, 2005 update now available
Atypon Systems has introduced a new online subscription module. This module added to Atypon's Literatum and Extenza e-publishing platforms allows publishers to offer their online users multiple ways of purchasing content under various licensing models. The new module gives publishers a range of options on how to sell or renew access to all or subsets of their content
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the first general release of Endeavor Meridian, a breakthrough enterprise-level electronic resource management system. Providing a single, cost-effective database about a library's electronic collections, Endeavor Meridian reduces the staff effort traditionally required to manage, deliver and analyze e-content while providing improved service to patrons

Friday, June 03, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Opera. Answers here

1. Who were the other members of the Three Tenors from 1988 besides Luciano Pavarotti?
2. What is the term for the words or text of an opera?
3. Were the operas "Rigoletto," "La Traviata" and "Otello" written by Verdi, Gilbert & Sullivan, or Rossini?
4. Which 1935 opera by George Gershwin was the first opera written for an all-Black cast?
5. Who wrote the operas "The Barber of Seville" and "William Tell?"
6. Which 1893 opera by Engelbert Humperdinck was about a brother and sister taken in by a witch who lives in a gingerbread cottage?
7. Was the soprano Maria Callas born in Athens, Verona or New York?
8. John Adams won a Grammy Award in 1989 for which of his operas - about an American president abroad?
9. Which opera by Richard Strauss, first performed in 1911, has a German title that means "the knight of the rose?"
10. Which 1728 opera by John Gay was adapted by Bertolt Brecht as "The Threepenny Opera?"

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Live from SLA 2005: A Weblog from the staff of Information Today - SLA 2005 Annual Conference - June 5-8 - Toronto. Blog coverage begins June 4
Librarians' Index to the Internet - New This Week - June 2, 2005
Law Library Blogs and Blogs by Law Librarians or Law Library Associations - Compiled by Bonnie Shucha - Updated June 2, 2005
W.B. Yeats: West End Poetry - Readings of poetry with illuminating commentary by novelist Josephine Hart. Profits from this event will be donated to The Actors' Centre - Readers : Sinead Cusack, Bob Geldof and others to be confirmed - Location: British Library Conference Centre, London - 8 June 2005

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Library of Congress has announced a new Web site providing an overview and technical specifications for the development phase of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). This program, a partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and digitization of select historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH grant program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released a report on how museums and libraries bolster K-12 education and lifelong learning in communities across the Nation. Charting the Landscape, Mapping New Paths: Museums, Libraries, and K-12 Learning, is based on a workshop the Institute hosted August 30-31, 2004 at which more than seventy educators, researchers, policymakers, and museum and library professionals examined K-12 collaborations among their organizations
Papers, presentations and related documents from the Lilac 2005 conference are now available online from the Information Literacy Group website
The MyiLibrary e-content platform contains some of the most current and topical e-book collections available today, with collections both from Intergovernmental Agencies such as the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, as well as from some of the world's largest commercial publishers such as Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley and Oxford University Press. MyiLibrary, with over 2 million users, offers direct on-line access to tens of thousands of books and works closely with all publishing partners to aid in the electronic dissemination of e-content, be that databases, journals or books
The Board of Trustees of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) has announced that the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has joined the DLF as its first Strategic Partner from outside the United States or Europe
American Libraries Online is now providing a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed for its top stories. You can also use a javascript version for your own site

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Problems - July 17-22, 2005 - Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
Trunk Show at the Women's Library, London, UK, is an international travelling exhibition, initiated in the USA by artist and curator Ann Shostrom, with the idea of building an international exhibition from the ground up, involving local curators and artists at each venue. With each new location, a local curator adds a new trunk full of artworks, with artists exploring themes of portability, mapping, miniaturization, travel and displacement. Trunk Show so far includes over 100 artists based in the USA, Ireland and the UK, and the London showing features both established and emerging artists, including Rosemarie McGoldrick, Double 0, Nicola Oxley, Elizabeth Price, Bob & Roberta Smith and Camilla Wilson
Ivyspring International Publisher currently publishes two Open Access journals, International Journal of Medical Sciences and International Journal of Biological Sciences. Both titles have recently been added to the collections at PubMed Central
The latest list of journals available on the EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service now covers 12018 titles
As of June 1, 2005, the new URL for Oxford Journals is www.oxfordjournals.org
Dynix has announced a partnership with Cymphonix, Inc. Through the partnership, Dynix is introducing LiveNetwork, a managed service offering through which libraries will gain unprecedented levels of control in administering their computer networks
Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series: Rethinking Resource Sharing - Presented by Brenda Bailey-Hainer, Director, Networking and Resource Sharing & Gail Wanner, Dynix Resource Sharing Product Specialist - June 14, 2005
childrenselibrary is designed to appeal to teachers and librarians seeking in-print, out-of print and original enhanced e-books for use on school and library networked computers. Sold via subscription model, childrenselibrary provides school and library institutions with unlimited access to ebooks for all their patrons and students - even from their homes or any remote location via the internet. Free trial available
The June 2005 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Searcher, are now available
This month Archives Hub would like you to complete its short Questionnaire - only eight questions - and enter the Prize Draw for the chance to win a £30 Book Token, Archives Hub mugs, and Archives Hub propelling pencils
British Library Direct - search and order from a database of over 9 million articles directly from this site. Starting June 1, 2005
The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century
BookExpo America - June 3-5, 2005 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY