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

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Hot and cold. Answers here.

1. What is being described in this dictionary definition: "Precipitation in the form of aggregations of ice crystals falling to the ground in soft white flakes, or lying on the ground as a soft white mass"?
2. Direct sunlight causes sunburn from what kind of rays?
3. For measuring temperatures, which word officially replaced "centigrade" in 1948?
4. In 2000, what made the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes abandon his solo trek to the North Pole?
5. What is the name for the scale of temperatures in which 212 degrees represents the boiling point of water?
6. What is the coldest continent on Earth?
7. "Pyrexia" is another word for which hot condition?
8. What phrase is used to describe the point at which it would be impossible to get any colder (minus 273.15 degrees C)?
9. In 1626, which famous person died of a cold contracted when stuffing a fowl with snow as an experiment in refrigeration - was it Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon or William Shakespeare?
10. Who wrote the 1932 novel "Cold Comfort Farm"?

The Grey Journal - Summer 2006

The Grey Journal - An International Journal on Grey Literature - Summer 2006 now available

Library of Congress user survey

Outsell, Inc. is conducting a survey about Library of Congress services, resources and programs to assist the Library in its efforts to better serve the needs of its patrons. Your responses will provide valuable feedback for continuous improvement. All responses will be kept confidential. Only grouped data will be reported; your responses will not be singled out in the analysis

AIP announces institutional subscription pricing for 2007

The American Institute of Physics has announced that its 2007 institutional subscription rates are now available

Springer launches eBook program

Springer Science+Business Media is launching a new eBook initiative that will allow students and researchers electronic access to more than 10,000 books. Springer unveiled its new eBooks program at the American Library Association's annual conference in New Orleans this week. As part of its eBooks program, Springer has relaunched its online platform, SpringerLink. The site now integrates Springer eBooks with millions of articles from Springer's peer-reviewed journals. This integration gives researchers easy access to book chapters which should lead to more academic citations of Springer's books

Ann Cleeves wins first Duncan Lawrie Dagger

Ann Cleeves has won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the biggest crime writing prize in the world, for her novel Raven Black, published by Macmillan

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - June 29, 2006 is now available

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Sage buys up Arnold social science journals

SAGE Publications and Hodder Education have announced the acquisition by SAGE Publications of Hodder Arnold's journals list, incorporating 33 titles. The Arnold list complements SAGE's existing portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and enhances significantly its offering in the medical market

Access NewspaperARCHIVE

Access NewspaperARCHIVE is a new program that gives public libraries and K-12 schools free access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com's historical newspaper database. Students and library patrons can search tens of millions of newspaper pages in our archive for free through your institution. This free version of Access NewspaperARCHIVE will allow users to view, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977

Canadian Library Month

The Canadian Library Association has announced that October has been established for the Canadian Library Month. The idea for a month dedicated to library and information services in Canada was developed by provincial and territorial library partners from across the country to help raise public awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in local communities. Canadian Library Month will be launched October 3, 2006 and will celebrate the theme "Libraries:- the world at your fingertips/Les bibiothèques : le monde au bout des doigts."


BioWizard is a new, free of charge web-based resource empowering life scientists and promoting research collaboration. A host of features assist researchers in searching, sharing, and discussing all types of scientific information

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Royal Society Library Newsletter - June 2006

Royal Society Library Newsletter - June 2006 is now available

Gutted - slang book is banned

Gutted - slang book is banned: The author of what has been described as the definitive dictionary of slang is gobsmacked, gutted, throwing up bunches, honked, hipped and jacked like a cock-maggot in a sink-hole. A North Carolina school district has banned the dictionary under pressure from one of a growing number of conservative Christian groups using the internet to encourage school book bans across the US. Jonathon Green, who compiled the 87,000 entries in the Cassell Dictionary of Slang, which was published last year, said that North Carolina is the only place he knows of where the book cannot be used in schools - The Guardian

Info@UK Issue 64

Info@UK Issue 64, July 2006, is now available from The British Council

Collect Britain: Penny Illustrated Paper

Collect Britain: Penny Illustrated Paper - Published from 1861 to 1913, it contains news of everyday life in Britain and across the Empire

Monday, June 26, 2006

OCLC joins LOCKSS Alliance

OCLC has joined more than 90 libraries from around the world that participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Alliance, a library membership consortium and active user community that provides open-source archiving software as a means to build digital collections

Promoting the Library / Adding Value with Agents

Promoting the Library / Adding Value with Agents - This one day meeting is designed to provide insight and techniques to help librarians obtain value in two very important areas. The first of these is how to convince management to adequately fund the many different roles the library has to play in the academic and also corporate library, since these techniques are similar in both environments. The second examines how to obtain good value from your subscription agents to help smooth the process of acquisition and gaining access - 18 September 2006 - London, UK

The Journal of 9/11 Studies

The Journal of 9/11 Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001. All content is freely available online

LLRX.com June 18, 2006 update

LLRX.com June 18, 2006 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

Ancestry.com digitizes entire U.S. Federal Census Collection from 1790-1930

Ancestry.com has announced it has completed digitizing and indexing the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930

Sunday, June 25, 2006

AlouetteCanada Open Digitization Strategy launched

AlouetteCanada is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and its partners whose goal is "to create, disseminate, preserve and sustain the knowledge base of Canadian memory organizations in digital form, for the purpose of benefiting all Canadians." The official launch was on June 21

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Dialog offers over 400,000 fulltext Government Research Reports from NTIS

Dialog has announced that a collection of more than 400,000 government-sponsored research reports distributed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is now available through the Dialog online service. The reports cover a broad spectrum of subject categories, including aerospace, energy, the environment, health and safety, and many others

Endeavor Information Systems announces new version of Voyager Integrated Library Management System

Endeavor Information Systems ahs announced the general availability of Voyager 6.1, an update to the company's flagship integrated library system. The new version of Voyager is designed to provide librarians and information professionals with a comprehensive infrastructure for managing all aspects of a library's physical assets

IngentaConnect announces North American Library Advisory Board

Ingenta has recently named the members of its new Library Advisory Board

IngentaConnect celebrates 10,000 e-publications

Ingenta has announced further growth as flagship website IngentaConnect loads its 10,000th electronic publication. The platform, which supported over 31 million user sessions in May 2006, now offers full-text access to more than 20 million articles via a combination of subscription, pay-per-view and document delivery

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Rawson's Wicked Words. Answers here.

1. What was the name of the Disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver?
2. What kind of person is a "buttinski"?
3. Which dramatist wrote the words "Cowards die many times before their deaths"?
4. What is a "martinet"?
5. What kind of animal is a "Dutch nightingale"?
6. The dodo was a large bird native to which country: Mauritius, Madagascar or Mongolia?
7. Who wrote the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" about a sailor shooting an albatross - was it Keats, Shelley or Coleridge?
8. How many faces did the Roman deity Janus have?
9. What is a "dotard"?
10. Which American politician was known as "the Illinois gorilla" and "the original gorilla"?

EDINA Newsline June 2006

EDINA Newsline June 2006, Volume 11, Issue 2, now available online

Create Change re-launched

SPARC and ARL, with support from ACRL have announced the re-launch of the Create Change Web site, a popular resource on scholarly communication issues. The site has been updated to provide faculty with current information, perspectives, and tools that will enable them to play an active role in advancing scholarly information exchange in the networked environment

Just Published

Just Published is a new book alerting service powered by Blackwell's Online Bookshop and the My-RSS Feed Generator

Aslib training 2006 calendar updated

Aslib training 2006 calendar has been updated to December 2006

IChemE 2007 subscription rates now available

In response to the growing demand from libraries for both earlier pricing information and international pricing options, IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) has announced the availability of its 2007 journals' pricing in sterling, euro and US Dollar rates

Xrefer partners with PALINET

Xrefer has announced that it has signed an agreement with PALINET to make Xreferplus available to consortia members at a discount. PALINET, operating from its Philadelphia headquarters, is a cooperative membership organization for hundreds of libraries in the mid-Atlantic region

D-Lib Magazine June 2006

D-Lib Magazine June 2006 is now available

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Net Neutrality: This is serious, from Tim Berners-Lee

Net Neutrality: This is serious, from Tim Berners-Lee - When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission. Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely. I am worried that that is going end in the USA

Royal Society launches trial of new 'open access' journal service

The Royal Society has launched a trial of an open access journal service, which will allow people to read new scientific papers free of charge immediately after they are published on the web. The new service offers authors the opportunity to pay a fee to have their paper made freely available on the web immediately if it is accepted for publication by any Royal Society journal

Google Librarian Newsletter Issue 4

Google Librarian Newsletter Issue 4 is now available

Auslib Conference 2007- Call for papers

Auslib Conference 2007: Learning Futures: public libraries for the new generations in Australia and New Zealand - 9-10 March 2007 -Adelaide, South Australia

Wiley Launches IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the launch of IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the official journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ). The launch marks a new agreement between Wiley and
IEEJ to publish the flagship journal both in print and online via Wiley InterScience

Over $1.3m in Federal grants to improve library service for Native Americans

The U.S. federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded Native American tribes $1,337,000 in grants to improve library services. In all, 224 grants will strengthen library service for 232 Native American tribal communities and Alaska Native villages

Readex announces completion of Digital Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876

Readex has announced the completion of Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876. An integral part of Readex's acclaimed Web-based Archive of Americana, this digital edition offers fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of nearly 350,000 issues from over 700 historical American newspapers, totaling more than 1.5 million pages. Digitized primarily from the extensive historical newspaper holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), and published in cooperation with the AAS, Early American Newspapers, Series I is a collection of great significance for historical researchers at all levels

DLF Fall Forum 2006

DLF Fall Forum 2006 - November 8-10 - Boston, Massachusetts. Preliminary Schedule Draft now available

FreePint Newsletter 208

FreePint Newsletter 208 - 22 June, 2006 - now available

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Malaysian Librarian wins international award

Mrs Khan QuayKin has become the first recipient of a new International Award, which recognizes excellent work in libraries and information services outside the UK. The award is presented by the International Library and Information Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Amsterdam named "World Book Capital 2008"

Amsterdam has been chosen as the 2008 "World Book Capital" by a selection committee, comprised of representatives of UNESCO and the three main international organizations representing the book industry, that met at UNESCO on 8 June. Amsterdam is the eighth city to be designated World Book Capital, after Madrid (2001), Alexandria (2002), New Delhi (2003), Antwerp (2004), Montreal (2005), Turin (2006) and Bogotá (2007)

RLG DigiNews June 2006

RLG DigiNews Volume 10, Number 3 - June 2006 is now available

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Carnival of the Infosciences #42

Carnival of the Infosciences #42 hosted by ...the thoughts are broken...

Carnival of the Infosciences #41

Carnival of the Infosciences #41 hosted by Ruminations

Biblio Tech Review - May 2006

Biblio Tech Review - May 2006 issue now available

Jamie Emery wins Summit scholarship

Dialog has announced that Jamie Emery, a graduate student at Simmons College, Boston, has been awarded its 2006 Roger K. Summit Scholarship for North America. The US$5,000 award will help Emery to continue to pursue his Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science

Book Festival chaos as ticket site crashes

Fans desperate for tickets to this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival were left disappointed today after the event's on-line sales system crashed. Book-lovers trying to book early for their favourite events were left empty-handed after the official ticket website was unable to cope with the huge demand

Monday, June 19, 2006

Lexis-Nexis launches resource for uncovering corporate linkages

LexisNexis® Corporate Affiliations™ includes "approximately 50,000 U.S. public, 55,000 international and 78,000 private active parent and child company/organizational records"

Thanks to Darlene Fichter

Thanks go to Darlene Fichter for maintaining the blog in my absence. Normal service resumes June 20

Electric Connections 2006

Electric Connections - 8 August 2006 - "The Space" Dundee College. Funded by the Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC), and the Scottish Museums Council (SMC)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

IEEE TCDL Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 1 of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin is now available. This issue includes doctoral papers from the 9th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL). Topics covered include: search and retrieval, indexing and classification, information filtering, digital library architectures,digital preservation, and learning objects.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Internet Detective - Free Online Tutorial

This tutorial uses a light hearted approach to pack in some excellent advice on using the Internet for college or university work. The tutorial is the latest addition to the Intute Virtual Training Suite for UK universities and colleges.

Emerald Publishing Launches Engineering Portal

Emerald Engineering targets practising engineers and academics and will draw content from draw their engineering and material science as well as technology and management titles

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Exhibit of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress has announced a new exhibit, Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy. The exhibit includes 355 items form the 9th to the 19th centuries. You can explore the collection in a variety of ways or view some of the noteworthy items.

Archived Recordings of NISO's Webinars on SUSHI

NISO's two webinars in May on Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) are now available -- Introduction to SUSHI Webinar and SUSHI: The Technology Unveiled Webinar. The webinars were supported by EBSCO, Ex Libris, Serials Solution, Swets, and Thomson Scientific.

Firefox Scholar - Beta Release Summer 2006

Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is adding a set of Firefox browser extensions that will help students and scholars collect materials and citations and then sort, organize and search them from their browser window

TechXtra Cross-Search Service Expands

TechXtra added two new collections: Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports (1180 technical reports) and DSpace at MIT (15,500 records). TechXtra searches more than 4 million items from 31 sources in the fields of engineering, mathematics and computing.

My absence from the blog

Darlene Fichter will be maintaining the blog in my absence. Normal service will be resumed next week.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Papers Past

Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over one million pages from 41 publications

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006


BioDirectory is an extensive hand-curated directory and search engine for Life and Medical Sciences, from undergraduate and Ph.D to post-doctoral researcher and group leader. The BioDirectory's directory listings are provided by Open Directory and Bioinformatics.Net and enhanced by Oxford Informatics Ltd

2006 Emerald Literati Network Awards For Excellence

Emerald Group Publishing has announced the winners of the 2006 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

Forty-three libraries to host "Looking At: Jazz" film discussion series

National Video Resources, in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office, has named 43 public and academic libraries nationwide as pilot sites for the documentary film viewing and discussion series Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form. This six-week initiative features six carefully curated viewing and discussion programs accompanied by a selection of compelling documentary films, essays written by eminent scholars, and an extensive resource guide for additional reading, Web sites, videos and DVDs

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Rawson's Euphemisms. Answers here.

1. What does it mean if we say that someone has "gone to the Happy Hunting Grounds"?
2. Which word for a slaughterhouse comes from a French word meaning "to strike down"?
3. The abbreviation "WC" stands for which phrase that NBC edited out of a joke by Jack Parr in 1960 and caused his resignation from the "Tonight" show?
4. "Cow brute" is a euphemism for which word which even earthy farmers have tried to avoid?
5. Which word for a graveyard comes from a Greek word referring to a dormitory or sleeping place?
6. The phrase "late unpleasantness" is used to describe what?
7. What is the meaning of the word "enceinte"?
8. During World War I, which food was called "liberty cabbage" in America - was it lettuce, spinach or sauerkraut?
9. In 1894, who famously described homosexuality as "the love that dare not speak its name"?
10. "Thanatology" is the study of what?

Ingenta's Eleven: The Haworth Press and ten other publishers join IngentaConnect

Ingenta has announced the latest 11 publishers to add their journals to the IngentaConnect platform, which provides subscription and pay-per-view access to nearly 10,000 scholarly e-journals

World's biggest Darwin collection comes to the Natural History Museum

The world's largest collection of works by and about Charles Darwin has been bought by the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Known as the Kohler Darwin Collection, it includes almost everything Darwin published from 1829 onwards, including the first edition of On the Origin of Species detailing Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - June 8, 2006 is now available

Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter

The Frankfurt Book Fair June 2006 newsletter is now available

Initiative to permanently preserve the archives of President John F. Kennedy

On Friday, June 9, Senator Edward M. Kennedy will welcome Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO of EMC Corporation, and Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, who will announce a major and unprecedented initiative to permanently preserve the entire collection of papers, documents, photographs and audio recordings of President John F. Kennedy and make them accessible to citizens throughout the world via the new Kennedy Presidential Library's website. The archives of the Kennedy Presidential Library include more than 8.4 million pages of the personal, congressional and presidential papers of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and more than 40 million pages of over 300 other individuals who were associated with the Kennedy Administration or mid-20th Century American history. In addition, the archives hold more than 400,000 still photographs; 9,000 hours of audio recordings; 7.5 million feet of motion picture film; and 1,200 hours of video recordings

Free movie downloads available from The New York Public Library

Film lovers can now rely on The New York Public Library's eVideo circulating service to check out a wide range of free films 24 hours a day. eVideo, the newest addition to The New York Public Library's eCollection, which currently includes eBooks, eAudio, and eMusic, is now accessible to all patrons with a New York Public Library borrower's card

Thursday, June 08, 2006

New backfile options from SAGE

Deep backfile for the majority of SAGE's peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and scientific, technical, and medical fields will be available for lease and purchase for the 2007 subscription year. The pricing of the deep backfile for individual SAGE journals will be included in SAGE's annual journals price list, which will be released in July 2006. Deep backfile is defined as the content of a journal from issue 1, volume 1, through the last issue of 1998 (content from January 1999 to the present is included in the current subscription)

Indiana University Press commits to Atypon to host INscribe

Atypon Systems and Indiana University Press have announced that they will be partnering to develop INscribe, the new IUP online journals publishing platform, utilizing Atypon's leading edge and future focused technology

JISC agreement with Oxford University Press

An archive totaling over 3 million pages from 300,000 journal articles and encompassing over 135 years of human knowledge is being made available free of charge to the UK academic community in perpetuity. JISC and Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press, have announced an agreement which will see major collections of journal articles in the humanities, sciences, medicine, law and the social sciences made available to all higher education institutions, collections which include many of the leading titles in their fields over the last two centuries. The archive, if purchased individually, would cost in the region of 80,000 pounds per institution

International Workshop on Ontology Matching

International Workshop on Ontology Matching - collocated with the 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC-2006 - November 5, 2006 - Georgia, USA

FreePint Newsletter 207

FreePint Newsletter 207 - 8 June, 2006 - now available

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

BookExpo Canada

BookExpo Canada: The all-encompassing industry event for Canadian booksellers and publishers - June 9-12, 2006 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada

ARCLIB Conference

The ARCLIB (Architecture Librarians Group) Conference 2006 - "Conserving, Restoring, and Recording our Architectural Heritage" will be held at the University of Bath, from 12-14 July 2006. Conference sessions include presentations on the history and restoration of some of Bath's most well known buildings, developments in image databases and online resources at RIBA, EDINA and the National Monuments Record, RIBA validation from the Librarian's perspective, and implementation of the CLA scanning licence

Zadie Smith wins Orange Prize for Fiction

Zadie Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel On Beauty. The 31-year-old London-born author took the 30,000 pounds prize, celebrating female writing, at her third attempt. Her previous two novels, White Teeth and The Autograph Man, were shortlisted in 2001 and 2003 respectively but failed to win the prize

The Astronomical Journal debuts design changes and e-first publishing

The Astronomical Journal, published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the American Astronomical Society, will offer e-first publication of papers with the July 2006 issue (Vol. 132, Issue 1). This volume also marks a reorganization of the AJ Web site to include more information of interest to authors, referees, and librarians

Wiley InterScience Newsletter

Wiley InterScience Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 4, June 2006 now available

NGC4Lib - new mailing list

A mailing list has been created called NGC4Lib - Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Endeavor Meridian 1.5 unveiled

Endeavor Information Systems has unveiled a significantly enhanced version of Endeavor Meridian, its electronic resource management system. Endeavor Meridian 1.5 is designed to help librarians and information professionals efficiently manage electronic resources as well as the licenses and packages associated with those resources

Business Information on the Internet

Business Information on the Internet: This one day workshop concentrates on key sources of business information available on the Internet. The emphasis will be on pay-as-you-go and free services - 12 July 2006 - University of Warwick Library, UK

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - Number 46

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - Number 46, Spring 2006 - is now available

Linking UK Repositories

Linking UK Repositories - A new landmark report describing the technical, organisational and business models that could underpin user-facing services to be developed over UK repositories

Mashing Up The Library competition

Talis has announced the first competition intended to encourage innovation in the display, use, and reuse of data from and about libraries. The competition is open to all, and includes a first prize of 1,000 pounds for the best entry
Carnival of the Infosciences #40 hosted by Christina's LIS Rant

ScienceDirect redesign

ScienceDirect is being redesigned to improve researcher productivity by making relevant full–text content easier to access

Monday, June 05, 2006

Library Newspaper Co-operative

NewsArchivePlus has announced the launch of the Library Newspaper Co-operative, a new initiative with the goal of providing online access to every historic newspaper and library archive in the UK. Members are asked to contribute content which is digitized and made available to all in the co-operative

The World Almanac E-Newsletter

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 06, Number 06 — June 2006 is now available

Sunday, June 04, 2006


ChemBank is a public, web-based informatics environment created by the Broad Institute's Chemical Biology Program and funded in large part by the National Cancer Institute's Initiative for Chemical Genetics (ICG). This knowledge environment includes freely available data derived from small molecules and small-molecule screens, and resources for studying the data so that biological and medical insights can be gained

Saturday, June 03, 2006

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #98

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #98 - June 2, 2006 is now available

Series at the Library of Congress: June 1, 2006

On June 1, 2006, the Library of Congress implemented its decision not to create/update series authority records and not to provide controlled series access points in its bibliographic records for resources in series

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. Which famous bridge connects the Australian city of Sydney with North Sydney?
2. In which city is the River Seine spanned by 32 bridges, the oldest of which is the Pont Neuf?
3. Which river is crossed by the Vauxhall, Lambeth and Westminster bridges?
4. What is the English name for the bridge in Venice called the Ponte dei Sospiri, which connects the Palace of the Doges and the prisons?
5. The Golden Gate Bridge connects which city to Marin County in West California?
6. What was London Bridge made of until 1209?
7. Name the famous aqueduct near Nîmes in southern France.
8. Which river in New York is crossed by the George Washington Bridge?
9. Name the footbridge built in London in 2000 between St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern.
10. What kind of bridge consists of two outer spans that project towards one another and support a suspended central span, like the Forth Bridge in Scotland?

Content Management 2006

Content Management 2006 is a practical 3-day conference for content management professionals and IT managers who are responsible for organizing and managing information repositories and content assets within organizations - October 31-November 2, 2006 - San Jose, CA

ProQuest launches NDPress

ProQuest Information and Learning has announced the introduction of NDPress, a new service enabling librarians to print reference copies of today's newspapers from around the world directly in the library. ProQuest will distribute NDPress to public, academic, government and corporate libraries worldwide

Research Information June/July 2006

Research Information June/July 2006 from Europa Science Ltd. is now available online

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index New This Week - June 1, 2006 is now available

Info@UK Issue 63

Info@UK Issue 63, June 2006, is now available from The British Council

Thursday, June 01, 2006

16th International World Wide Web Conference

16th International World Wide Web Conference - May 8-12 2007 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park, Canada

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, June 2006

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, June 2006: Romanies and Gypsiologists - 'Romanies' or Roma loosely describes the peoples of what has been described as, "a European nation without its own state", including many groups of Gypsies, such as the Sinti, who do not call themselves Roma. Some estimates of the size of the Romani population suggest a figure of around 12 million individuals. A fascination with the history, language and distinct cultural traditions of this population unites a second group, the 'Gypsiologists', whose research collections are highlighted this month, with links to exhibitions and events, including the famous Appleby Horse Fair, held annually in June

Information Today June 2006 issues

The June 2006 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Searcher, are now available

The Sudan Open Archive

The Sudan Open Archive provides free digital access to contemporary and historical knowledge about Sudan. The initial version of the Archive consists primarily of technical reports and unpublished grey literature from the history of aid in Sudan, covering the period from the start of Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) in 1989 to the present day

Librarians speak out after being gagged by Patriot Act

Four Connecticut librarians who were gagged by the FBI have spoken publicly for the first time at an American Civil Liberties Union news conference about their months-long battle against Patriot Act demands for patrons' library records

Books: their future in libraries

Books: their future in libraries - Dr David Lammy, UK Minister for the Arts, will be addressing the Royal Society of Literature on the Government's policy for literature, and particularly for public libraries - 13 June 2006 - London, UK