Featured Link

Featured Link: World Book Trade (e-books, awards, videos)

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Motion Picture Scripts Database

The Motion Picture Scripts Database provides a searchable interface to the film script holdings of six Los Angeles-area collections: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the Writers Guild Foundation. This database is limited almost exclusively to the screenplays of produced films; that is, films which were actually made. The only exception is the inclusion of a few published scripts of unproduced films

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

ARL Issue 243, December 2005

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Action from ARL, CNI, and SPARC - Issue 243, December 2005 - Special Issue on the Role of the Library in a Digital Landscape

Library Advocacy Now! Training

Librarians can learn how to speak up about some of the most challenging issues facing libraries today at a Library Advocacy Now! Training on January 21, 2006, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio. The session, entitled "Google? Library closings? The USA PATRIOT Act? Access? Funding?: Speaking Up About the Hard Issues," will feature an overview of challenging issues that libraries face at both the local and national levels. Attendees will learn to develop, reframe and refine key messages, techniques for dealing with tough questions and strategies for making sure the compelling library message is heard at the local, state and federal levels

Friday, December 23, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. Which British group had a 1973 hit with "Merry Xmas Everybody?"
2. Which American performer had a hit in 1994 with "All I Want for Christmas is You?"
3. What was the title of the Christmas song organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise funds for Ethiopia?
4. Which song was a hit at Christmas 1988 for Cliff Richard?
5. Boney M had a number 1 hit all over Europe at Christmas 1978 with which song?
6. Who wrote the song "White Christmas?"
7. Which English electric-folk group had a British hit at Christmas 1973 with the Latin carol "Gaudete?"
8. Complete the title of Dora Bryan's 1963 Christmas hit: "All I Want for Christmas is a..."
9. Which American rapper had a 1979 hit with "Christmas Rapping?"
10. Which traditional carol was a hit for Mike Oldfield in 1975?

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - December 22, 2005

Reaching Beyond Bibliographic Referencing

Reaching Beyond Bibliographic Referencing: The course aims to bring the user up-to-date with the latest software for managing different reference types beyond bibliographic sources. The course will consider different types of packages including OpenSource Software, image retrieval software and additional software for dealing with other types of reference data - 01 June 2006 - London, UK

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Weblogs & Libraries: Communication, Conversation, and the Blog People

Weblogs & Libraries: Communication, Conversation, and the Blog People - Dynix Institute Web Seminar Series - February 15, 2006

E-Learn 2006

E-Learn 2006: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education - October 13-17, 2006 - Honolulu, Hawaii

Central European History now published by Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press has announced that in 2006 it will begin publishing Central European History. Owned by the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association, the journal has been published by Emory University, Humanities Press, and through the end of 2005 by Brill Academic Publishers

Health Economics, Policy and Law first issue now online

Cambridge University Press has announced that the first issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law is now available online

ALPSP briefing: Digitisation initiatives

ALPSP briefing: Digitisation initiatives - First Amazon, then Google, and now a number of other players have launched initiatives to digitise print publications for Web indexing (and, in some cases, potential future sales models). While publishers have welcomed the added visibility which search-engine indexing brings, they have been concerned both at those initiatives which do not involve seeking rightsholder permission to digitise in-copyright works, and at the implications of third-party sales of all or part of their works - 25 January 2006 - London, UK

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

2006 NFAIS Annual Conference

2006 NFAIS Annual Conference: Content Unleashed: Delivering the New Information Experience - February 26-28, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA


Read4Charity is a fundraising initiative set up by Bookshop Partnership Ltd. Its aim is to raise funds for charitable and non-profit making organisations by selling books and donating 15% of the sale

IATUL 2006 Conference

IATUL and the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, with the collaboration of the Universidade do Minho and Universitat Polytenica de Catalunya have announced the IATUL 2006 Conference in Portugal, Porto on 22-25 May, 2006

International Journal on Digital Libraries call for papers

International Journal on Digital Libraries call for papers for a Special Issue on Digital Libraries and eScience. Submissions are due May 1, 2006

Info@UK Issue 58

Info@UK Issue 58, January 2006, is now available from The British Council

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Elsevier and NESLi2 conclude major new agreement

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Elsevier have announced the conclusion of a new agreement as part of NESLi2, the national electronic journals initiative for the higher education and research communities in the United Kingdom. The new two-year agreement, which begins in January 2006, provides the framework under which the UK's universities and research communities will have electronic access to Elsevier’s scientific, technical and medical journals through the ScienceDirect platform. These include many of the most highly ranked and important journals in their respective fields

'1000 publishing jobs could go'

More than 1,000 Oxfordshire publishing jobs could be at risk if proposals to alter the way scientific journals are published become reality. Bosses at major Oxford employers, including Reed Elsevier, Oxford University Press and Blackwells, are alarmed at a move by Labour MP Ian Gibson to allow articles to be published by authors on the Internet instead of in specialist publications - Oxford Mail

Google Librarian Newsletter

Google Librarian Newsletter December 2005 - This newsletter was conceived at the 2005 ALA conference in Chicago , where Google hosted a booth in the exhibit hall. We spent three days chatting with librarians about Google: what you liked, what you didn't like, and where you saw opportunities to work together to help people find useful, relevant information

Elsevier MDL collaborates with NIH to catalog biological properties of small molecules

Elsevier MDL has announced an agreement with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to contribute to the NIH effort to catalog information on the biological properties of small molecules in its freely available PubChem database. Elsevier MDL will enrich the growing PubChem resource for the scientific community by furnishing chemical structures from Elsevier’s xPharm database, giving scientists with an xPharm license the ability to move from biological data in PubChem to more focused pharmacology data in xPharm that is essential to drug research

Cites & Insights January 2006

Cites & Insights January 2006 is now available for downloading

Successful fundraising for libraries

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) is presenting a Midwinter institute titled Successful Fundraising for Libraries: What Works Now! that will inform attendants on what they need to succeed. The institute will be held January 19-20, 2006, in the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas

Monday, December 19, 2005

Crime writers are denied prizes by literary snobs

His gritty detective novels have sold an estimated 17 million copies worldwide, yet the Scottish writer Ian Rankin believes that "literary snobs" turn up their noses when it comes to crime fiction. The Edinburgh-based author and creator of the hugely successful John Rebus books has lambasted critics who ignore the crime genre - from Independent News and Media

ProQuest completes Chicago Tribune and LA Times digital archives

ProQuest Information and Learning has completed the digitization of the archives of two of the United States' most prominent newspapers. The full runs of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times are now available on the ProQuest Historical Newspapers platform

LLRX.com updated

LLRX.com December 17, 2005 update is now online/ LLRX.com is a unique, free Web journal dedicated to providing legal, library, IT/IS, marketing and administrative professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools, since 1996

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Internet Resources Newsletter

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 136 - January 2005 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available

IEEE TCDL Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 1 of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin is now available. This issue features 31 brief articles describing digital library projects being conducted in the US and around the world. They are based on the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2005) Poster and Demonstration session chaired by Michael (MIck) Khoo in June 2005

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - v.6 no.3 (Winter 2005) now available

Elsevier collaborates with MIT researchers

Elsevier has announced a special collaboration with researchers in the renowned Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to bring the benefits of the scientific web to researchers around the world. Low bandwidth and poor connectivity often prevent scientists in developing countries from reaping the full benefits of searching the Internet

Duke University Press journals

Duke University Press has announced that its journal content is now available online on HighWire Press. Content will no longer be available on Ingenta as of December 31, 2005

The Open Content Alliance by Roy Tennant

The Open Content Alliance by Roy Tennant - About a year ago, Google announced a project to digitize large numbers of books from five research libraries. Dubbed "the Google Five," the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and the New York Public Library signed an agreement with Google to provide portions (or, in the case of Michigan, all) of their collections to Google to be digitized. A year later we still don't know much more about their procedures, but now Google is being sued for digitizing material under copyright while out-of-copyright books are beginning to appear on the Google Print web site....more...

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Scope. We have already had a Brainteaser about words that end with "-ism". Now here's a quiz to test your awareness of words that end with "-scope". From the definitions, try to identify ten words that all end with -scope. If it's any help, most such words come from a Greek word which means to look at or see something. Answers here

1. An optical instrument that uses a lens or combination of lenses to produce a magnified image of a small, close object.
2. A system of prisms or mirrors that enables the user to view objects that are above eye-level or obscured by a closer object.
3. An astrologer's prediction of someone's future based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of their birth.
4. A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects.
5. A tubular instrument containing loose chips of coloured glass between flat plates and mirrors so placed that an endless variety of symmetrical patterns is produced as the instrument is rotated.
6. Trade name for a wide-screen process using anamorphic lenses, in which images are compressed during filming and then extended during projection over a wide curved screen.
7. A device containing a wheel that is mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and is free to turn in any direction so that it maintains the same orientation.
8. A kind of early film projector, or a South African word for cinema.
9. Any of various instruments used to observe moving objects by making them appear stationary.
10. A slender illuminated optical or fibre-optic instrument that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and is used to examine visually the interior of the peritoneal cavity.

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - December 15, 2005

RLG DigiNews

RLG DigiNews - Volume 9, Number 6 now available

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Free Pint Newsletter 196

Free Pint Newsletter 196 - 15 December 2005 - now available


homeworkNYC.org is made possible by a major grant from The Wallace Foundation as part of the Learning in Libraries initiative. The site is produced by The New York Public Library with the assistance of the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Alexa Web Search Platform

The Alexa Web Search Platform provides public access to the vast web crawl collected by Alexa Internet. Users can search and process billions of documents -- even create their own search engines -- using Alexa's search and publication tools. Alexa provides compute and storage resources that allow users to quickly process and store large amounts of web data. Users can view the results of their processes interactively, transfer the results to their home machine, or publish them as a new web service

ALA Public Programs Office announces PLA preconference on library programming

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has announced a preconference on library programming that will be held in conjunction with the 2006 PLA National Conference. Titled Cultural Programming for Libraries: Linking Libraries, Communities and Culture, the preconference will focus on preparing library staff to conduct excellent humanities programs for the public, and will take place March 21-22, in Boston, MA

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

International Conference on Open Access

International Conference on Open Access within the tradition of the Berlin Declaration - March 29-31, 2006 - Golm, Germany

Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary where you can submit and share entries that aren't already in our Online Dictionary, and browse entries submitted by other members of the Merriam-Webster Online community

RSS, Blogs and Wikis

RSS, Blogs and Wikis: tools for dissemination and collaboration - 22 February 2006 - Newcastle, UK

Using the Internet to find legal information

Using the Internet to find legal information: The internet carries vast quantities of information about English and European Union law. Much of it is in the hidden web and there are disadvantages in using the material which is free to access. This practical workshop including more than two hours hands-on use of the internet by participants, aims to clarify the issues and assist participants become effective searchers and users of electronic legal information - 8 March 2006 and 6 July 2006, London, UK

HarperCollins Publishers will create a digital warehouse

HarperCollins Publishers has announced they will create a digital warehouse for all of its content and will issue a Request for Proposal this month as part of an effort to develop the necessary technical infrastructure to broadly exploit its content digitally. The plan is the first step in satisfying the demands of the marketplace, which is increasingly requiring that content be made available online and in numerous formats, while allowing the publisher to remain in control of its digital files and intellectual property

Monday, December 12, 2005

Read It Swap It

Read It Swap It is a new, ethical way to give books as gifts this Christmas without spending a penny. It is the UK's only book exchange website where members can swap old books for new ones – completely free of charge

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Online Rights Canada

Online Rights Canada gives Canadians a new voice in critical technology and information policy issues. The grassroots organization is jointly supported by the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Computers in Libraries 2006

Preliminary Program - Computers in Libraries 2006: Managing Digital: Innovations, Initiatives & Insights - March 22-24, 2006 - Washington DC

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 60 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,560 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet

Biblio Tech Review

The December 2005 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. What is the name for an apple fixed on a stick and coated with a thin layer of toffee?
2. What is the name for a small soft gelatinous sweet in the shape of a baby?
3. What is the name for a powder, syrup, confectionery or beverage derived from cacao seeds?
4. What kind of sugar is used to make butterscotch?
5. Which sweet is usually made from chicle?
6. What is the name in North America for what the British call "candy floss?"
7. What is the name for the paste made from ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites, used for coating cakes or shaped into small sweets?
8. What is the alternative name, taken from French, for a water ice?
9. What is the name for an elongated pastry filled with custard or whipped cream and usually iced with chocolate?
10. Which word for a chocolate sweet also means any of several dark round fungi that grow underground and which are considered a delicacy?

WILU 2006

The 35th Annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from May 10-12, 2006. The theme of this year's conference is Charting a Course for Instruction. The WILU35 programme will bring together teaching librarians from all environments, disciplines, and ideologies to discuss advances in the theory and practice of information literacy

Lawrence Erlbaum Backfiles Digitization

Lawrence Erlbaum is offering several different subscription options for institutions. Institutions can select an online + print package, online-only, or print-only. Direct individual subscribers will continue to receive online with their print subscription at no additional cost for the current volume year only. Subscribers to 2006 journals will receive access to all available back volumes of the subscribed publication

BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning provides online evidence based learning resources for professionals in primary care and hospital medicine and offers a range of services to support your users everyday learning needs

SLA Europe Information Professional 2006

As announced at Online Information 2005, during the SLA's Annual Breakfast Meeting, SLA Europe is now inviting applications for its Information Professional Award, which recognises outstanding achievement in the information profession amongst those living and working in Europe. The closing date for nominations is 28th February 2006

EBSCO launches new release of LinkSource

EBSCO has announced the latest release of LinkSource, EBSCO's OpenURL link resolver. One enhancement to LinkSource is its integration with EBSCO A-to-Z and the A-to-Z knowledge base. With the integration of LinkSource into a library's A-to-Z list of eresources, LinkSource is able to take advantage of library holdings that have already been configured through EBSCO A-to-Z. The result is automatic management of links to full-text articles in hundreds of databases and ejournal packages

The Shift Away From Print

The Shift Away From Print by Eileen Gifford Fenton and Roger C. Schonfeld - "For most scholarly journals, the transition away from the print format and to an exclusive reliance on the electronic version seems all but inevitable, driven by user preferences for electronic journals and concerns about collecting the same information in two formats. But this shift away from print, in the absence of strategic planning by a higher proportion of libraries and publishers, may endanger the viability of certain journals and even the journal literature more broadly — while not even reducing costs in the ways that have long been assumed..."

Guardian First Book Award

Alexander Masters has beaten a strong field to win the 10,000 pounds Guardian First Book Award for "Stuart: A Life Backwards", his biography of homeless man Stuart Shorter

Research Information December 2005/January 2006

Research Information December 2005/January 2006 from Europa Science Ltd. is now available online

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - December 8, 2005

Info@UK Issue 57

Info@UK Issue 57, December 2005, is now available from The British Council

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bryson wins Descartes prize for his guide to science

Bill Bryson has been chosen as one of the winners of the prestigious EU Descartes prize for science communication for his rough guide to science, A Short History of Nearly Everything. The Descartes is a 'prize of prizes' and Bryson was nominated by the Royal Society after winning the Aventis prize for science writing for the book in 2004

E-learning and information literacy: initiatives and challenges

Presentations are now available from E-learning and information literacy: initiatives and challenges - 14 November 2005 - Leeds University Library

Oxford University Press blog

The talented authors of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to economics. OUPblog is a source like no other on the blogosphere for learning, understanding and reflection

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005)

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative sample of information consumers. In June of 2005, we collected over 3,300 responses from information consumers in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Day of the Digital Audio Book

LibraryU Live! has announced The Day of the Digital Audio Book on February 16, 2006. This inaugural event will combine online self-paced LibraryU modules with live events in the OPAL online auditorium and will feature three separate sessions on the exciting and innovative activities going on in libraries in the area of digital audio books

Code4lib 2006 registration open

Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software. Registration is now open

Book prescription scheme launched

Patients are being prescribed books instead of pills as part of a new scheme in Dorset. People who visit their GP, counsellor or psychologist in Poole are being recommended books which they can then borrow from any library in the town. The "books on prescription" scheme is used throughout the UK for patients with mental health problems, and the book lists are designed to help them. Borrowers do not have to be existing members of the library service - BBC

The World Almanac E-Newsletter

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 05, Number 12 — December 2005 is now available

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Quintura Search adds new "One-Click-Search" features

Quintura Inc. has announced new advanced "One-Click-Search" features to its web search software, Quintura Search 1.0, that helps a user to manage both a search query and result of the query with one click. Quintura Search 1.0 is available as public beta and can be downloaded for free

Library Hi Tech special issue

Library Hi Tech - Special Issue: Open source software - Volume 23 Issue 4 2005

CLA Library Research and Development Grants

One or more grants totalling $1,000 are awarded annually, when merited, to personal members of the Canadian Library Association. The objectives of the grant are to support theoretical and applied research in the field of library and information services; to encourage and support research undertaken by practitioners in the field of library and information services; to promote research in the field of library and information services by and/or about Canadians

Google online roundtable

SiliconValley.com is holding a five day online roundtable to discuss the many aspects of Google

Cell debuts design changes and expanded scientific coverage

Cell, a scientific journal published by Elsevier imprint Cell Press, has launched a new section, called Leading Edge, which adds pages of analysis, commentary, and essays to the popular review formats-which include full reviews, minireviews, and previews-in each issue

ALADN 2006

ALADN 2006 - Playing All Your Cards...Library Development Revealed - March 27-30, 2006 - Las Vegas, NV

Monday, December 05, 2005

Internet Research 7.0

Internet Research 7.0 - International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers - Brisbane, Australia - 28-30 September 2006

MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline Repository

A freely accessible Web site, the MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline Repository (MBR), developed by staff in NLM's Lister Hill Center is now available. The MBR contains various resources derived from or pertaining to the MEDLINE/PubMed baseline files which are produced after the records have undergone annual maintenance. One MBR resource, the MBR Query Tool, is restricted to use by NLM's registered MEDLINE/PubMed licensees. MEDLINE/PubMed licensees may prefer to search the baseline files via this Web-based Query Tool rather than, or in addition to, locally mounting all the baseline files obtained from NLM's ftp server

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Nerac delivers new research solution

Nerac, Inc. has announced the launch of Nerac 180, a new hybrid search offering for engineers. Nerac 180 is a powerful engineering research tool combining end-user search technology with integrated access to the research expertise of Nerac analysts

Friday, December 02, 2005

History Magazine: Survivor - The History of the Library

History Magazine: Survivor - The History of the Library - article traces the history of libraries through the ages

Textbook Revolution

Textbook Revolution - online source for free textbooks covering a variety of topics, including business, science, math, and computer programming

Ovid announces strategic partnerships

Ovid Technologies has announced new and important strategic partnerships with Blackwell Publishing, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, McGraw-Hill, Nature Publishing Group, and Oxford University Press (USA). As part of its strategy to expand content offerings, Ovid has entered into a product planning and development agreement with Primal Pictures with the intention to distribute 3-dimensional anatomy images on the Ovid platform. These partnerships reflect Ovid’s ongoing commitment to provide researchers, students, and professionals in healthcare and academia with important content from the world’s leading scholarly publishers

The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became U.K. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded

Two new servicies from CrossRef

CrossRef, has announced two forthcoming initiatives that will enhance the way search engines index scholarly content: CrossRef Web Services and the Search Partner Program

SPARC survey of open access programs

SPARC survey of open access programs - a resource for librarians and administrators creating events to promote open access among faculty members, this Web site will include details of conferences, seminars, brown-bag lunches, faculty meeting presentations, mailings, and every other form of outreach that you or your colleagues have found successful - or not

Federated Search Symposium

The Alberta Library has announced that registrations are now being accepted for the Federated Search Symposium to be held February 2-3, 2006, at the MacEwan Conference and Event Centre, University of Calgary. Plenary Speakers are Roy Tennant (Manager, eScholarship Web & Services Design, California Digital Library) and Cathy Gordon (Director, Google Scholar)

ViDe 2006

ViDe 2006, the 8th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Conference: Conference content will include examples of digital video projects in the research and education community and information on big video, SIP migration, H.264, video preservation, new conferencing technologies, K-12 applications, technology in the medical community, real time collaboration, firewalls, public broadcasting, voice over IP, open-source interactive media, digital libraries, and search engines March 27-30, 2006 - Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center


Digiwik is designed to be a repository of digitization information for use by individuals, museums, libraries, researchers, and any other entities with digitization needs

Code4Lib Conference call for proposals

Proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2006 are now being accepted. Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software

Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites

Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites - 19–20 January 2006 - Wellcome Library, London, UK

Australian Whole Domain Harvest completed

The National Library of Australia has completed the first whole Australian domain harvest during June and July 2005. The crawl was undertaken by the Internet Archive on behalf of the Library. Approximately 185 million unique documents were crawled
from 811,000 hosts. The total size of the harvested content is 6.69 terabytes. The report by Paul Koerbin has now been made publicly available

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. Who was the first human to set foot on the Moon?
2. Which US space shuttle exploded after takeoff in January 1986?
3. In 1962, the British pop group the Tornados had a popular musical hit whose title was the name of a satellite launched that year. What was the title?
4. What name was given by the press to President Reagan's 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative?
5. Where is the Hubble telescope?
6. On which planet did Viking 1 and 2 land in 1976?
7. What was the name of the dog launched in Sputnik 2 in 1957 - the first animal carried into space?
8. What record was achieved in 1963 by Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova?
9. On 18 March 1965, cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first person to do what?
10. In which space station did cosmonauts Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov spend 366 days?