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

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wiley re-launches American Journal of Hematology

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the re-launch of American Journal of Hematology, the first-ever redesign of the journal since it was launched by Ananda Prasad, M.D., Founding Editor and Editor-in- Chief, more than 30 years ago. The re-launch coincides with the appointment of Carlo Brugnara, M.D., as Editor-in-Chief and will include over the course of 2007 the introduction of new editorial features, an updated cover and interior design, and an expanded editorial aims and scope

American Association of University Presses Open Access statement

"The core mission of university presses has always been to disseminate knowledge to the widest possible audience. Members of the AAUP have eagerly developed new ways of fulfilling that mission by making the best use of modern technology to cut costs and achieve even wider distribution of their publications than has been possible in the world of print, often in collaboration with libraries and scholarly societies. Prominent examples include Project MUSE, the History Cooperative, Cambridge Companions Online, Columbia's International Affairs Online, MIT's CogNet, Michigan's digitalculturebooks, Oxford Scholarship Online, and Virginia's Rotunda....more"

2008 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship applications

The deadline to apply for the 2008 IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program is approaching. Complete applications, which include a cover sheet, a résumé, an essay of 1,000 words or less about the applicant's professional plans and three letters of recommendation, must be submitted by Friday, March 16, 2007

2007 Kiriyama Prize finalists announced

Pacific Rim Voices has announced the 10 finalists for the 11th annual Kiriyama Prize. Two winners, one for fiction and one for nonfiction, will be named on March 27, 2007. The winners will share equally the US $30,000 cash award

National Library Workers Day

National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers - April 17, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Xrefer adds Routledge award-winning titles

Xrefer has signed an agreement with Routledge to integrate eleven of their award-winning titles into the Xreferplus Ready-Reference collection

CURL in European collaboration to support the rich collections of UK Cathedral libraries

The Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL), the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) and the Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association (CLAA) have announced the conclusion of a major three-way arrangement that will increase the visibility of a number of historic collections to researchers worldwide. The three organisations have agreed to add the Hand Press Book database records of the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue to Copac, the freely available Web-based catalogue managed by MIMAS on behalf of CURL and the JISC

viaLibri adds translation capabilities

viaLibri, an internet resource site for book collectors and bibliophiles, has announced the addition of multi-lingual translation capabilities to its popular search engine for old and rare books. This new feature will allow its users to quickly translate the descriptions of books they have found when using the site. Fourteen language pairs are currently supported, including translation into English from French, German, Italian and Spanish

WorldCat Registry

"OCLC has launched the WorldCat Registry, a comprehensive directory for libraries and consortia, and the services they provide. The WorldCat Registry will help libraries and consortia manage and share data that define their organizations - such as institution type, location, URLs for electronic services, circulation statistics, and population served - through a single, authoritative Web platform"

PTO Direct

"PTO Direct is a free service provided by The Intellectual Project, LLC. PTO Direct was created by intellectual property professionals for intellectual property professionals and their clients. Its purpose is to provide an efficient way to search, gather and share relevant intellectual property record information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office"

ALA-APA Union wiki

ALA-APA, the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees, has announced the creation of ALA-APA Union, a user-contributed wiki. This wiki is a resource both for current union members and for library professionals seeking information about joining or starting a union

The ACRL Virtual Conference

"Can't make it to Baltimore? You can still participate in the ACRL 13th National Conference online. The ACRL Virtual Conference, held completely online, will include live, interactive webcasts of select speakers, as well as text-based discussion boards, blogs, speaker materials and more. March 30-31, 2007"

Monday, February 26, 2007

Digital Futures: from digitization to delivery

King's College London has announced the Digital Futures 5-day training event. Led by experts of international renown, Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery - 21- 25 May 2007, London, UK

Career Development Group National Conference: Engaging Communities

"Information professionals instinctively want to reach people, to learn about and provide for their needs, to connect with those who don't yet use our services but could potentially benefit from them. The Career Development Group is holding a national cross-sectoral conference on 30th April 2007 on the theme of "engaging communities". The morning session offers a variety of presentations: Zoinul Abidin shares his experiences with developing the Whitechapel Idea Store; Brian Kelly (UKOLN) considers how Web 2.0 developments can help us to engage and build communities virtually; Cath Morgan from the University of Sussex offers an academic perspective; Helen Carpenter from the London Libraries Development Agency discusses engaging refugees and asylum seekers through the "Welcome to Your Library" project. Parallel afternoon sessions will explore further initiatives: speakers include Lynda Martin (Cambridgeshire Libraries) on partnerships with health, and Sue Wilkinson (HMP Birmingham) on engaging the prison community. Where better to explore this theme than in the conference rooms of the Jubilee Library, Brighton - an inspiring and innovative library building, just 2 years old, which has become a focal point for its local community. We look forward to welcoming you - whichever community you serve. This conference runs from 10.00 till 3.30 and represents excellent value for money at 50 pounds + VAT (CDG members) or 60 pounds + VAT (other delegates). Refreshments and buffet lunch included. Bookings/info: Amanda Quick, a.quick@abertay.ac.uk, 01382 308858"

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 5

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 5 - Selling Social Software @ Your Library

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 4

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 4 - Social Networking, Flickr & MMOGs

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 3

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 3 - Wikis

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 2

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 2 - RSS and Social Bookmarking

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 1

Five Weeks to a Social Library - Week 1 - Blogs

Sunday, February 25, 2007

British Library Readers Group

"The British Library Readers Group is made up of academics, students, journalists, independent scholars, researchers and writers who are readers at the British Library. We have come together to meet one another and to represent readers to the administration and trustees of the British Library. Our aim is to seek constructive solutions to issues that have an impact upon our working lives in the library. The British Library exists to serve current and future readers. As the core stakeholder in the Library, we the readers feel that we have a role to play"

IA Summit 2007

"The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. Last year's IA Summit attracted over 500 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people in a range of related fields. The 2007 conference is the 8th IA Summit and will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada 22-26 March, 2007"

Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century

"Twelve presidential libraries, spanning the Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton administrations, have teamed up to create the Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century, a multimedia online archive launched February 15. Spearheaded by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, the collaborative effort presents interactive timelines of each president's life that include documents, diaries, maps, photo galleries, audio recordings, video clips, and classroom projects for teachers"

Broer Map Library

"The Broer Map Library is a growing collection of thousands of online historic maps from around the world. Our collection features several native language atlases (e.g. German maps of Germany) as well as historic road maps and topographical maps. We also have many military maps from different theaters of action such as unique maps of the Normandy, France area. A growing collection of our maps are viewable in Google Earth so you can compare the historic map with modern conditions"

LibLime to acquire Katipo Communications' Koha Division

LibLime has announced it will acquire the Koha Division of New Zealand-based Katipo Communications, Ltd

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Simmons College workshops

Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Office of Continuing Education is offering a number of online workshops for Spring 2007

A Blueprint for Excellence - Public Libraries 2008–2011

A consultation document, A Blueprint for Excellence – Public Libraries 2008–2011, published by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, marks the beginning of a process for improvement and innovation in England's public library service. Local authorities have responsibility for the delivery of the best possible public library service for their communities. The MLA campaigns for improved standards in libraries and will be working with key stakeholders over the next three months to deliver an action plan for change

WebJunction launches new site

OCLC's WebJunction project, an online community for library staff, has refreshed its site based on user input and feedback

Social Software and the Rural Library

Social Software and the Rural Library: Blogs, Wikis, IM, and more! How are these tools being used in libraries? What is the potential? What might the future hold? Webinar moderated by Brenda Hough, Technology Coordinator, Northeast Kansas Library System - February 28, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. Which volcanic mountain in Sicily is the highest active volcano in Europe?
2. Which volcanic island in Indonesia caused a tsunami killing 36,000 people when it erupted in 1883?
3. Which volcano buried the Roman town of Pompeii when it erupted in AD 79?
4. In which country is there a volcano called Popocatepetl?
5. Which volcanic peak in SW Washington, dormant since 1857, erupted in 1980?
6. There is an active volcano in Antarctica - true or false?
7. Who wrote the 1947 novel "Under the Volcano" about a British Consul in a city situated under two volcanoes?
8. Which volcanic island off southern Iceland emerged from the ocean in a fiery eruption in November 1963?
9. Which of the Leeward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, was made two-thirds uninhabitable (including the capital Plymouth) by a huge volcanic eruption in 1997?
10. Name the largest of the Japanese Volcano Islands which was captured in 1945 by US forces. A photograph of the US flag being planted on its highest peak became a US symbol of the Pacific conflict.

Frontline Diplomacy

"Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training presents a window into the lives of American diplomats. Transcripts of interviews with U.S. diplomatic personnel capture their experiences, motivations, critiques, personal analyses, and private thoughts. These elements are crucial to understanding the full story of how a structure of stable relationships that maintained world peace and protected U.S. interests and values was built" - Library of Congress

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - February/March 2007 now available

ICADL 2007

The 10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries - 10-13 December 2007 - Hanoi, Vietnam

English Ballad Archive, 1500-1800

"Dedicated to mounting online extant ballads published in English from 1500-1800, the English Department's Early Modern Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara has begun by archiving the over 1,800 ballads in the Samuel Pepys collection. Thanks go to the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, for granting us unprecedented permission to archive their ballad holding. Additional thanks go to the NEH for generously awarding the EMC's proposal requesting $325,000 over the course of the next two years (2006-2008) to complete its Pepys Ballad Archive"

BBSLG Conference 2007

The 51st British Business School Librarians' Group Conference will explore the current diversity of user education delivery, focusing on the opportunities and challenges of new and emerging technologies and the business librarian's role as teacher and trainer - 27-29 June 2007 - Northampton, UK

John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award winner announced

Winston Tabb, Dean of University Libraries at John Hopkins University, is this year's recipient of the American Library Association International Relations Committee's John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award. OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which it is given to an individual for significant contribution to international librarianship

Support Teen Literature Day

The Young Adult Library Services Association is celebrating its first ever Support Teen Literature Day on April 19 as part of ALA's National Library Week celebration. Support Teen Literature Day will include an event with the Chicago Public Schools featuring local authors and the band High Strung. The event also will be the official launch of YALSA's 2007 Teen Read Week initiative, which will be celebrated October 14-20, 2007, with the theme "LOL @ your library."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 Release One

Ancestry.co.uk in partnership with The National Archives has launched online the first phase of the War Office (WO) service and pension records collections for approximately 2.5 million British soldiers who served from 1914 through to 1920. Known as the WO363 British Army Service Records and WO364 British Army Pension Records, the collections will be released in a number of phases, starting with the early pension records. The online resource will provide vital details for family history researchers, military enthusiasts and family members wishing to learn more about the military service and experience of their ancestors

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 148

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 148 - March 2007 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available

Springer Science+Business Media acquires complete journal program from Transaction Publishers

"In a move that will significantly expand its social sciences offering, Springer Science+Business Media has acquired twenty-nine journals from Transaction Publishers in an asset deal. The titles, including the flagship journal Society, are at the forefront of contemporary thought in established disciplines such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology"

African-American Historical Records Collection

"In celebration of Black History Month, Ancestry.com has announced the launch of the largest collection of African-American family history records available and searchable online. The collection, which represents the 19th and early 20th centuries, features more than 55 million black family history records that collectively dispel the common misconception that very few historical records were kept for African-Americans and that tracing African-American ancestry is virtually impossible"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - February 22, 2007

Knowledge Exchange

"The Knowledge Exchange multinational licensing tender proposal is published as a "Request for Information" in the European Union's "competitive dialogue" tender process on 14 February 2007. Knowledge Exchange is a co-operative initiative between four European organisations engaged in facilitating the use and development of ICT infrastructure for higher education and research"

Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week - "Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read" - February 25-March 3, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Biblio Tech Review - February 2007

The January 2007 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Emerald acquires EuroMed Journal of Business

Emerald Group Publishing has acquired the EuroMed Journal of Business to complement the stable of eight titles already in its international business portfolio. The journal will feature new research papers from and about the European and Mediterranean region, focusing on all aspects of business, including marketing, new product development, taxation, business process reengineering, international banking, CRM, retailing, advertising and logistics

Cites & Insights 7:3 (March 2007)

Cites & Insights 7:3 (March 2007) is now available for downloading

DialogClassic Web

DialogClassic Web "is designed for information professionals who want to use the sophisticated search capabilities offered by Dialog Command Language with the added versatility of a Web-based environment. All DialogClassic Web features are browser-based, eliminating the need to install software"

International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media - March 26-28, 2007 - Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

A double-first at the Bodleian library as US woman takes over

From The Independent - " One of the last remaining bastions of male domination has come crumbling down as one of the oldest libraries in Europe prepares to get to grips with the demands of the 21st century. For more than 400 years, the Bodleian library - the main research library at the University of Oxford and the second largest in the UK after the British library - has had a man at the helm. It has also never been run by anyone born outside these shores. But both of those taboos have been broken this week, with the accession of Sarah Thomas to the post of librarian"

Nature Network

Nature Network "is the online meeting place for you and fellow scientists to gather, talk and find out about the latest scientific news and events. Science is an international endeavor and deserves a global stage for discussion. Scientists can also benefit from interactions at the local level. That's why you'll see an increasing number of local city hubs on Nature Network, starting with Boston and London"

LC Subject Headings in Spanish

LC Subject Headings in Spanish - "This a preliminary Spanish-English/English-Spanish list of subject headings. Please use it with caution! Much of the data has not yet been checked thoroughly and some of it not at all. As of January 2007 headings from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain) have been included along with the two original sources. One these is an English-Spanish list of headings and subdivisions under development at the Queens Borough Public Library. The other is a set of bibliographic records from the catalog of the San Francisco Public Library. These records contain subject headings in both languages and certain patterns made it possible to match Spanish to English with a fair degree of accuracy. Most of the errors in matching were removed through a manual review"

ALCTS announces its 2007 pre-conferences

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, has announced its 2007 pre-conference line-up for the ALA Annual Conference in Washington. On June 21 and 22, ALCTS offers two two-day workshops in the continuing series on basic cataloging from ALCTS and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

RSS Feeds for LCSH and LCC Weekly Lists

Beginning with Weekly List 1 for 2007, the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly Lists and Library of Congress Classification Weekly Lists are now available as free RSS feeds

Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online

Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online by Meredith Farkas with foreword by Roy Tennant - "Here is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of social software and how these technologies can be applied in libraries. Social software lets libraries show a human face online, helping them communicate, educate, and interact with their communities. This nuts-and-bolts guide provides librarians with the information and skills necessary to implement the most popular and effective social software technologies: blogs, RSS, wikis, social networking software, screencasting, photo-sharing, podcasting, instant messaging, gaming, and more. Success stories and interviews highlight these tools' ease-of-use—and tremendous impact. Novice readers will find ample descriptions and advice on using each technology, while veteran users of social software will discover new applications and approaches"

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending February 18, 2007

Shortlist for the 2007 CILIP / LiS Libraries Change Lives Award announced

Three schemes are in the running for the 2007 CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award:
* A bibliotherapy project in East Ayrshire providing alternative treatment for people with depression and mild mental health problems
* A scheme in Leeds providing loans of large print fiction books for partially sighted children in the classroom so that they can read books alongside their peers in mainstream schools
* A UK-wide project developing the role of public libraries in supporting refugees and asylum seekers to promote social inclusion and build self esteem, where two library services (in Leicester and in the London Borough of Camden) have set up work placements for refugees.

The winner of the award will be announced by Roger McGough, OBE, on 18 April 2007 at the Library + information Show (LiS), NEC, Birmingham, UK

LLRX.com February 12, 2007 update

LLRX.com February 12, 2007 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

100th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference

100th American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference - July 14 - 17, 2007 - New Orleans, LA

Monday, February 19, 2007

New home page for British Library

"Our new home page incorporates a much improved search of our web resources. It is the result of extensive user research and technical development over the last year. We were aware that some users had been finding it difficult to find the British Library web content that best met their needs. Using the new search box means that users can see results from our four most important web resources together on the same page."
One query will now search:

10,000 web pages on our collections and services
13 million catalogue records (Integrated Catalogue)
90,000 pictures and sounds from our Collect Britain website
9 million articles from 20,000 top journals (British Library Direct)

Emerald offers web training to customers

Emerald Group Publishing has announced that their English speaking database customers can now register online to request individually tailored training sessions. Using WebEx technology, the online training session will offer customers a complete journey through all the features and resources of the Emerald database

ELUNA 2007

The 2007 Ex Libris Users North America (ELUNA) conference - June 5-8, 2007 - South Dakota, USA

Saturday, February 17, 2007

DigCCurr2007 program available

Program now available for DigCCurr2007 - An International Symposium on Digital Curation - Focus: "What Digital Curators Do and What They Need to Know?" - April 18-20, 2007 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

KCPR 2007

The 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing - July 12-15, 2007 – Orlando, Florida, USA

Canadian Government Documents and Information on the Web

Canadian Government Documents and Information on the Web with Jeff Moon - On-line Course beginning February 19, 2007 - Developed for the Education Institute by Ontario College and University Library Association, a division of Ontario Library Association

School for Scanning

School for Scanning: A conference for staff and administrators of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations, as well as corporate archivists and information technology professionals, who seek to create, manage, and preserve digital assets - May 1–3, 2007 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. In the 1997 film "Titanic", which actor played Jack who fell in love with Rose (Kate Winslet)?
2. Is a pint more or less than a litre?
3. What is the highest mountain in Japan?
4. What is the square root of sixteen?
5. Who wrote the 1969 novel "The Godfather" which was made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972?
6. What is a "billet-doux"?
7. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol "H"?
8. Which country had "Papa Doc" Duvalier as its president from 1957 to 1971?
9. Which children's book by Kenneth Grahame was originally called "The Mole and the Water-Rat"?
10. Is Alexander McQueen famous as a singer, a fashion designer, or a painter?

2007 iPRES Conference

The International Conference on the Digital Preservation, iPRES 2007, will be held during October 11-12, 2007, at the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Call for papers for the 7th International Web Archiving Workshop

IWAW will take place the 23rd June, in Canada. The workshop will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives

iPED Conference 2007

iPED Conference 2007: Researching Academic Futures - 10-11 September 2007 - Coventry University, UK

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - Winter 2007

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - Number 49, Winter 2007 - is now available

Worldwide petition on open access delivered to European Commission

A petition calling on the European Commission to adopt polices to guarantee free public access to research results was delivered today to Janez Potocnik, EU Commissioner for Science and Research. Nobel laureates Peter Agre, Martinus Veltman, and Harold Varmus, and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, are among the more than 20,000 concerned researchers, senior academics, lecturers, librarians, and citizens from across and around the world who have signed the petition

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ontario Library Association Superconference presentations

Presentations and handouts from the 2007 Ontario Library Association Superconference are now available online

Lyell Collection - Geological Society of London

"To mark its 200th anniversary in 2007, the Geological Society of London is launching a completely new electronic publishing service. Available from May 2007 the Society's new online Lyell Collection - whose creation has been made possible by the generosity of our Bicentennial platinum sponsors BP and Shell - will feature the full content of its wholly owned journals, Special Publications and key book series. This completely new service will be available to the Earth science community worldwide, with the support of Schlumberger"

Romantic Novel of the Year Award shortlist

The shortlist for Romantic Novel of the Year Award has been announced

FreePint Newsletter 224

FreePint Newsletter 224 - 15 February, 2007 - now available


"Redesigned for 2006, this interactive mapping application makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places. To find a specific place of interest, users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or they can search by place name, street name, street intersection or postal code. GeoSearch will display the appropriate map showing boundaries and other features. As of March 13, 2007 (official release of the 2006 Census population and dwelling counts), GeoSearch2006 will automatically display population and dwelling counts for selected areas, and show what kind of geographic area it is and its relationship to other geographic areas. New functionality for 2006 includes links to 2006 Census reference maps and community profile tables, and a thematic mapping option for selected census topics (for selected levels of geography)"

Dawn of a New Era by Roy Tennant

Dawn of a New Era by Roy Tennant for Library Journal, February 15, 2007 - "On September 5, 2006, over 250 libraries in the Georgia consortium, PINES, began using a next-generation integrated library system (ILS) they wrote from scratch. Within two months they racked up two million checkouts and half-a-million renewals for a collection of eight million items and 1.5 million borrowers. While they aren't the first to use an open source solution for their most essential operations, they are the largest and most complex system in the United States to attempt such a transition. The potential impact of this event on the library marketplace, which has recently been dominated by mergers and acquisitions, cannot be overstated...more"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - February 15, 2007

Coping with Copyright: Advanced Aspects of Copyright

Coping with Copyright: Advanced Aspects of Copyright - The Course is of relevance to a wide range of information professionals working in all areas of the industry; to those charged with managing or ensuring compliance with copyright law in their organisations and anyone with a need to develop an awareness and knowledge of advanced aspects of copyright - 4 July 2007 - London, UK

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New England Technical Services Librarians 2007 Spring Conference

New England Technical Services Librarians 2007 Spring Conference - April 13, 2007 - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

New Blog: Designing Better Libraries

"Designing Better Libraries is a blog about design thinking and how it applies to library settings. The goal of this blog is to provide information, news and ideas that librarians can use to design a great library user experience for their communities. Among the topics we'll be covering are instructional design, innovation, technology design, and the application of new media to design - and of course - design thinking"

CFI invests $25 million in the social sciences and humanities

"Researchers and students in the social sciences and humanities in Canada will benefit from a $25 million investment by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI, was joined today by the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, to announce the landmark investment. The funds will go towards two projects - one led by the University of Ottawa and the other by the Université de Montréal. The projects will significantly enhance the knowledge management tools available to researchers and students from coast to coast"

Directory of Open Access Journals Membership Program

"Thanks to funding from Open Society Institute, The Royal Library of Sweden, SPARC, SPARC Europe and Axiell we have been able to operate, extend and improve the DOAJ over the last 3 years making the DOAJ the authoritative listing of peer-reviewed scholarly open access journals. We need your support for the continuing operation and development of the DOAJ. In order to create a sustainable financial foundation for the continuing development and operation of DOAJ we now launch a membership program allowing individuals, universities, research centers, libraries, library organisation, library consortia, aggregators and other organisations to contribute"

NetLibrary offers libraries new purchase option for eAudiobooks

NetLibrary has launched a new purchase model for its growing collection of eAudiobooks. Librarians now have the option to add individual titles to their collections from leading publishers including Random House, Blackstone Audio, and many more to come. In addition, librarians will still have the option to purchase a complete collection of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books through an annual subscription

Rowntree dumps its Reed shares

From The Telegraph: "Two investors in Reed Elsevier have sold their shares as a protest that the publishing giant runs arms fairs which have included the sale of torture equipment. F&C Asset Management and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust sold their holdings after concerns about the companies selling equipment at Reed's fairs. Reed Exhibitions, runs the UK's arms fair, Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi)"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Marquis Who's Who joins Xrefer family

Xrefer recently signed an agreement with Marquis Who's Who to integrate two of their comprehensive biographical resources into the Xreferplus Ready-Reference collection

MetaLib version 4.00

Ex Libris Group has announced the general release of MetaLib version 4.00. "This new version further enhances the user experience by providing exciting new tools empowering users to easily find the information they need, when they need it, from wherever they are. An ideal tool for both novice and expert researchers, version 4.00 incorporates innovative features for managing result sets..."

Teaching Web Searching and Google

Teaching Web Searching and Google with Greg Notess - February 20, 2007 - Education Institute Audio Conference

Mashups : A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

SirsiDynix Institute: Mashups : A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That by Darlene Fichter, Head of the Indigenous Studies Portal and Coordinator of Data Library Services, University of Saskatchewan Library - March 6, 2007

Films from the Home Front

Films from the Home Front brings together a collection of unique moving images illustrating what life was like for ordinary people in Britain during the Second World War, as seen through amateur documentaries, newsreels, government films, and home movies. Screen Archive South East, at the University of Brighton, in partnership with six other English Regional Film Archives, is launching the site as part of a 225,000 pounds film archive project which forms part of the Big Lottery Funds 10 million pounds Their Past Your Future programme, and was created with funding distributed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Science.gov 4.0

Science.gov 4.0: New Features: "Now you can refine your search queries, email your search results and sort your results in a variety of ways using Science.gov Version 4.0. In addition, DeepRank, a more sophisticated ranking algorithm, has been deployed"

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending February 11, 2007

Blackwell partners with Korean Academy of Social Welfare

Blackwell Publishing has announced its partnership with the Korean Academy of Social Welfare for the publication of Asian Social Work and Policy Review. The journal is Blackwell's first Korean humanities and social sciences title, and is the society's official publication

ALSC Distinguished Service Award winner

Caroline Ward, youth services coordinator, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn., is the 2007 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children's Distinguished Service Award. The award honors an individual ALSC member who has made significant contributions to, and had an impact on, library service to children and ALSC

2007 ALSC Bechtel Fellowship winner named

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has announced that children's librarian Charmette Kuhn-Kendrick has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship

ACRL announces 2007 IS Innovation award winner

The Community Workshop Series created by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Library's Instructional Services Department has been chosen to receive the 2007 Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Innovation award. Sponsored by Lexis-Nexis, the annual award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Vilnius Book Fair 2007

Vilnius Book Fair 2007 - February 22-25 - Vilnius, Lithuania

Maroon Opinions

Maroon Opinions - This blog lists suggestions for and answers from the University of Chicago Library

Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible (A Library of Congress Exhibition)

This exhibition is devoted to a single work of art, an illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota. This contemporary Bible is at once old and new: a masterpiece of the ancient crafts of calligraphy and illumination that could only be made by artists of today. This unique undertaking combines a centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship with the latest capabilities of computer technology and electronic communication

W H Auden: A Centenary Reading

Wednesday 21 February 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wystan Hugh Auden, one of the most significant and prolific poets and writers of the twentieth century. The British Library and the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust celebrate Auden's centenary with an evening of poetry readings that reflect the enormous breadth and wonderful technical variety of Auden's published output, including both the poems of the 1930's that chart "a low dishonest decade", and his later work published while resident in the United States

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - February 8, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

All Change: Adapt and Thrive in a Digital Age

All Change: Adapt and Thrive in a Digital Age: London Museum Librarians and Archivists Group one day conference - 26 April 2007 - British Museum, London, UK

EDUCAUSE Quarterly

EDUCAUSE Quarterly - Volume 30, Number 1, 2007 is now available

The World Digital Library

The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. What is the capital city of Russia?
2. What is the capital of the USA?
3. Which country has Lisbon as its capital?
4. What is the capital of Egypt?
5. What is the capital of Poland?
6. Before 1960, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil. What is Brazil's capital now?
7. What is the world's most northerly capital city?
8. Is Lusaka the capital of Zambia, Zaire or Zimbabwe?
9. Is Vilnius the capital of Armenia, Slovakia or Lithuania?
10. Which country has Quito as its capital?

Library of Congress Information Bulletin - December 2006

Library of Congress Information Bulletin - December 2006 - Vol. 65, No. 12 now available

African American History Month - Library of Congress

"In celebration of African American History Month, the Library of Congress will sponsor a series of special events and has developed this new Web site highlighting the many resources on African American history and culture available from our extensive online collections. This annual celebration is one of the ways in which the Library heightens awareness and recognizes the contributions of African Americans to our nation. This year's theme, "From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas," honors John Hope Franklin, a celebrated historian, and his 1947 signature publication. On December 5, 2006, Professor Franklin received the John W. Kluge Prize, an award for lifetime achievement in those disciplines not covered by the Nobel prizes

The Wise Guide - February 2007

The Wise Guide - monthly portal to the many resources available from the U.S. Library of Congress - February 2007 now available

GEO Year Book 2007

The GEO Year Book 2007 is the fourth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environment experts. The 2007 Year Book includes global and regional overviews of significant developments over the past year. It highlights linkages among ecosystem health, human well-being, and economic development; examines new thinking on the value of ecosystem services and the threat from ecosystem degradation; and describes recent research findings and policy decisions that affect our awareness and response to global change

Blackwell to launch Clinical and Translational Science Journal

Blackwell Publishing has announced the forthcoming launch of Clinical and Translational Science, a new journal beginning in January 2008. CTS will focus on the recent and rapidly expanding field of Translational Studies, a complex medical discipline emerging at the intersection of applied bench research and clinical medicine

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Tools for Managing Electronic Resources: A Workshop and Conference

Tools for Managing Electronic Resources: A Workshop and Conference - "Libraries everywhere are developing new workflows and adopting new techniques to select, acquire, track, and promote and otherwise manage the expanding world of electronic resources. From ebooks in public libraries to multimedia databases in academic libraries, e-resources are multiplying and libraries are adapting to these new challenges. The workshop on March 22 at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio, will focus on the practical aspects of managing electronic resources throughout their life cycle"

Virtual Vault

"The purpose of this project is to develop a 3D gallery for the online presentation of Library and Archives Canada content. As a first step, LAC has developed a small three-dimensional module, consisting of a virtual room with the ability to display digital images and audio. This new technology aims to capture the look and feel of a physical exhibition. Archival descriptions for some works of art may be updated periodically to reflect more recent information about items featured in this exhibition"

Developing the UK's e-infrastructure for science and innovation

"Produced by the Office of Science and Innovation e-Infrastructure Working Group, the report - Developing the UK's e-infrastructure for science and innovation - sets out the requirements for a national e-infrastructure to help ensure the UK maintains and indeed enhances its global standing in science and innovation in an increasingly competitive world"

Costa Book of the Year

London author Stef Penney has won the Costa Book of the Year award for her debut novel, the Tenderness of Wolves. The book is set in Canada - a country the author has never visited because she had agoraphobia. The award - formerly the Whitbread Prize - pits five winners of separate categories against each other for the Book of the Year

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Emerald signs agreement with Council of Australian University Librarians

Emerald Group Publishing has announced its recent deal with the Council of Australian University Librarians. This five-year consortial agreement provides CAUL's 1.1 million users with access to Emerald's collection of online digital journals and databases

ASCB position on public access to scientific literature

The American Society for Cell Biology, a non-profit scientific society of over 11,000 members and publisher of the high-impact monthly journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, has announced its Position on Public Access to Scientific Literature, calling for free public access to federally funded research within six months of publication. ASCB has provided free access (after a two-month embargo) to research published in its journals since 2001 and has experienced no adverse impact on its finances

Welsh Journals Online

Welsh Journals Online will be a new web resource, available free to all. It will contain searchable texts of all the major Welsh and Wales-related journals, including academic, cultural, literary, scientific, historical, archaeological and political publications in Welsh and English. The resource will be launched in 2008

HSLG Conference 2007

The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland is holding its annual conference in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co.Westmeath on 15-16 of February 2007. The overall theme for the event is "Promotion and Teaching Skills within the Healthcare Library".

WorldCat.org offers new Web site and search box features

"WorldCat.org, the Web site and search box that offers public access to the catalogs of libraries worldwide, has added new features and functionality that enhance the discovery experience and make it possible to customize the downloadable search box, search and find materials in Chinese, and link to libraries nearby via IP address location"

Rewards, Bribery & Reading Schemes

Rewards, Bribery & Reading Schemes: A perspective of Children's Reading Schemes focusing on the National Summer Reading Challenge run by Public Libraries and schemes used within a local secondary school - 6 March 2007 - Reading, Berkshire, UK

Wiley completes acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the outstanding shares of Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd. The purchase price of 572 million pounds was financed with a combination of debt and cash

2007 PLA Award Winners

The Public Library Association has announced the winners of eight awards, honoring the best in public library service and innovation

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

2007 NFAIS Annual Conference

2007 NFAIS Annual Conference: Creating Change: Growth Opportunities in the Wake of Disruption - February 25-27, 2007 - Philadelphia, PA

New titles added to Xreferplus

The following new titles have been added to Xreferplus:

Astronomy Encyclopedia, Philip's
Atlas of the Universe, Philip's
Chambers Film Factfinder
Guide to Gems, Philips
Guide to Stars and Planets, Philips
Guide to the Oceans, Philip's
McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Coping with Copyright: Essential Copyright for Information Professionals

Coping with Copyright: Essential Copyright for Information Professionals - 4 July 2007 - London, UK

International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting

International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - October 24-26, 2007 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Macmillan launches first eBook sites using ground breaking BookStore platform

"Macmillan has launched over 30 eBook titles from its Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Science imprints. These are now available to search and purchase online through the new BookStore platform"

METRO Copyright Symposium

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) will host a symposium titled Copyright: The Only Certainty is Uncertainty on February 15, 2007 at the Baruch College Conference Center in New York City

Scitation leverages RSS in new saved search feature

"AIP Publishing Services announces the release of a valuable new service on its Scitation online platform. RSS Saved Search allows users to save their search criteria as an RSS feed. Feeds can currently be established based on any search performed across the Scitation database, or from AIP's SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database. While traditional saved search functions require that users be logged on to the hosting platform in order to run stored searches, Scitation's RSS Saved Search service allows them to automatically receive new results at any time in their RSS reader or browser"

Law Library of Congress to celebrate 175th anniversary in 2007

"In celebration of its 175 years of service to Congress and the nation, the Law Library of Congress is launching a yearlong series of events designed to celebrate its achievements and showcase its unparalleled resources"

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - February 2007

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 07, Number 2 — February 2007 is now available

SOLINET introducing the information literacy track

SOLINET is introducing the information literacy track, a series of classes designed to give a comprehensive overview of information literacy concepts, including program development, assignment design, assessment, outreach to faculty, and the application of various technologies to enhance and expand information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond

2007 Code4lib Scholarship Recipients

Oregon State University Libraries has announced the recipients of the 2007 Code4lib Conference Scholarship for Women and 2007 Code4lib Conference Minority Scholarship

British Library launches new Reprints service

The British Library is offering customers the ability to order multiple copies of print and electronic articles from a wide range of published material more quickly than ever before. "Until now, if a customer wanted 100 copies of an article from the British Library, they would have to pay full copyright fees 100 times over," explains Mat Pfleger, Head of Sales and Marketing at the British Library. "Under our new Reprints service and following negotiation with a range of publishers, customers will now be able to benefit from sliding scale copyright fees on higher volume requests. We also aim to set a new industry standard on response times, as several of our customers have told us they have to wait between 5 and 10 days for a quote from some other providers. We aim to quote within 24 hours"

New journals from Hindawi

Hindawi has announced the following new journals:

Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
Advances in Urology
Dermatology Research and Practice
Distributed Information Systems
Gastroenterology Research and Practice
International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering
International Journal of Reacting Systems
Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending February 4, 2007

Online British Parliamentary sources 1275-2006

Online British Parliamentary sources 1275-2006 - This seminar will examine developments towards making the complete records of Parliament available online from the medieval Rolls to the modern Internet. Speakers will explain the digital development of parliamentary papers online including the BOPCRIS 18th century project due to be launched at the end of March 2007 - 23 April 2007 - London, UK

Betsy Wilson named ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Lizabeth (Betsy) A. Wilson, Dean of University Libraries at the University of Washington, is the 2007 Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development. Wilson will receive a $5,000 award on March 29, 2007, at the keynote luncheon during the ACRL 13th National Conference in Baltimore, MD

ALSC announces 2007 Notable Children's Books

The Association for Library Service to Children has selected its 2007 list of Notable Children's Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children of all ages (through age 14)

WVU Libraries Vintage Valentines online exhibit

View antique Valentine's Day cards and postcards and email them to friends. From the West Virginia and Regional History Collection

Monday, February 05, 2007

Princeton University Library and Google partnership

A new partnership between the Princeton University Library and Google soon will make approximately 1 million books in Princeton's collection available online in a searchable format

A Festschrift for Anne Grodzins Lipow

"Here will gather a few of Anne's many friends and colleagues to celebrate her life with collected essays published as a festschrift both online and in print. The volume will be called Technology in Libraries to honor Anne's commitment to bringing the very latest technologies into the service of libraries and their clientele. If you would like to contribute an essay, please contact Roy Tennant (address at the website)"

Public Library Building Awards 2007

Public Library Building Awards 2007 - The Public Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (The Library Council) launched the Public Library Building Awards in 1995. The awards are recognised throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland as indicators of professional library development and as benchmarks for public library facilities, reflecting the major changes in library provision in the 21st century

International Journal of Information and Computer Security

International Journal of Information and Computer Security is a new journal from Inderscience

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Quick Reads 2007

Quick Reads was launched by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on World Book Day 2006 to provide fast-paced, bite-sized books by bestselling writers for emergent readers, anyone who had lost the reading habit or simply wanted a short, fast read. It was a remarkable collaboration between authors, publishers, book retailers, libraries, the education sector, and other partners and supporters. World Book Day, 1 March 2007, sees the launch of a brand-new range of Quick Reads books

Highlights - Winter 2006/7 issue

The Winter 2006/7 issue of Highlights, the free, quarterly newsletter from Inderscience Publishers, is now available

Canadian Library Association 2007 National Conference

Canadian Library Association 2007 National Conference - May 23-26, 2007 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Journal of Database Management - call for papers

Journal of Database Management - call for papers for a special issue on XML Data Services: Technology Evolution and Challenges. Submissions due April 2, 2007


EBLIP4: 4th International Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice Conference - 6-11 May 2007 Chapel Hill-Durham, NC, USA

ECDL 2007

ECDL 2007: 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - Calls for Papers, Workshops, Posters and Demos, Panels and Doctoral Consortium are available and submission is open - September 16-21, 2007 - Budapest, Hungary

The Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries - 2007 long list

The long list of 10 museums and galleries in contention for the fifth annual Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries have been announced. The Women's Library in London is long listed for the exhibition, "Prostitution: What’s Going On?", a provocative exhibition and events programme marking the centenary of the death of Josephine Butler, the Victorian social reformer and campaigner for the rights of prostituted women

Major content enhancement to Copac

The Consortium of Research Libraries, the Research Information Network, and the British Library have announced significant future additions to Copac as a result of the Copac Challenge Fund, a jointly-funded initiative to expose more of the wealth of UK library holdings for the benefit of researchers of all types in the UK and beyond. There were 60 responses to the Challenge Fund from both Higher Education and other libraries who were interested in a presence within Copac. Successful applicants had to demonstrate the benefits they could bring for Copac users through the research value, uniqueness, ease of access and use of their collections. This process ensures that the Fund will have a maximum positive impact for researchers in the UK and beyond

GODORT Preconference at ALA Annual Meeting

GODORT Preconference at ALA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C - June 21, 2007 - International Documents in an Electronic Age. The Open Internet and Beyond: Challenges, Tasks, and Tools for All Libraries. Sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table

Update: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Update: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will be the first open access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases, such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. The journal will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research on all scientific, medical, and public health aspects of these forgotten diseases affecting the world’s forgotten people. Guidelines for authors are now available

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Upcoming EBSCOhost RSS and Alert Enhancements

"EBSCO announced plans to release EBSCOhost enhancements, primarily to the popular Search and Journal Alert functionality, in conjunction with the use of RSS feeds. These updates are being introduced as a direct result of customer feedback, and are scheduled to become available to EBSCOhost users this spring"

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, February 2007

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, February 2007 - "Love letters" - "This month we celebrate handwriting in all its forms, from ancient papyri to modern shorthand, from diaries and correspondence to music and mathematics, and highlighting the art of calligraphy and the science of palaeography"

Information Today February 2007 issues

The February 2007 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Searcher, are now available

SAGE Full-Text Collections now available on SAGE Journals Online platform

"SAGE Publications is now offering its award-winning SAGE Full-Text Collections on SAGE Journals Online, which has been recently enhanced with new features and functionality. SAGE is pleased to be able to offer our customers this new access option for the Collections, allowing for access and administration of both the Collections and individual SAGE online journal subscriptions on the same platform" Demonstration available

CLIR Issues - Number 55

CLIR Issues - Number 55 January/February 2007 - is now available from the Council on Library and Information Resources

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #106

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #106 - February 2007 is now available

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: Summary for Policymakers - Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This Summary for Policymakers was formally approved at the 10th Session of Working Group I of the IPCC, Paris, February 2007

ALPSP Technology Update - Digital Rights Management

ALPSP Technology Update - Digital Rights Management - 2 March 2007 - London, UK

Legal Research Engine from Cornell Law Library

Legal Research Engine: "Enter any legal research topic and find the best legal research guides available from pre-selected quality web sites. You can also add the engine to your Google homepage with one click..."

ACRL Professional Development Call for Proposals

ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day professional development programs to be held at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting or 2008 ALA Annual Conference. Proposals must be submitted using the online form and submissions are due by April 2, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

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

1. Which professional footballer married Victoria Adams and had children called Brooklyn and Romeo?
2. Which American actress is the daughter of actor Jon Voight and starred in the films Girl, Interrupted and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider?
3. Which US filmmaker won an Academy Award as Best Director for Schindler's List?
4. Which British theatrical composer wrote the music for Evita and Sunset Boulevard?
5. Which American golfer, whose real first name is Eldrick, was the youngest of only five golfers to achieve a career Grand Slam?
6. Which singer was a member of The Faces from 1969 to 1975, and topped the UK and US music charts in 1971 with the album Every Picture Tells a Story?
7. Which US billionaire property financier faced bankruptcy in 1990 but recovered and unsuccessfully attempted to run as a candidate for the Reform Party in the US presidential election of 2000?
8. Which actor appeared in the films Thelma & Louise, A River Runs Through It and Troy?
9. Which politician was imprisoned from 1964 to 1990 but became president of his country in 1994?
10. Which US film actor, who starred in Eyes Wide Shut, had the original surname of Mapother?

Project Prospect

Project Prospect: "See science come alive with a new initiative that allows papers published online in RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) journals to become machine-readable"

Facet Publishing 2007 Catalogue

CILIP's publishing arm, Facet Publishing, has launched its 2007 catalogue. Forty new titles are due to be published in 2007 on subjects ranging from copyright and information rights, to using the latest Web 2.0 technologies, digital convergence and reader development

Publishing Technology plc announced

"Publishing Technology plc was created in February 2007 following the reverse acquisition of Ingenta plc by VISTA. The combined company's technology and services provide a unique vertical proposition to publishers, that enables end-to-end integration of online and offline publishing and supports growth of digital revenues for publisher clients"

Thursday, February 01, 2007

FreePint Newsletter 223

FreePint Newsletter 223 - 1 February, 2007 - now available

A Million Penguins

A Million Penguins: a collaborative, wiki-based creative writing exercise from British publisher Penguin

Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy - Volume 1, Issue 1 is now available. Journal of Information Literacy is an international, peer-reviewed, academic journal that aims to investigate Information Literacy within a wide range of settings. Papers on any topic related to the practical, technological or philosophical issues raised by the attempt to increase information literacy throughout society are encouraged. JIL is published in electronic format only

Digitizing American Imprints at the Library of Congress

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Library of Congress a $2 million grant for a program to digitize thousands of public-domain works, with a major focus on at-risk "brittle books" and U.S. history volumes. The project, Digitizing American Imprints at the Library of Congress, will include not only the scanning of volumes, but also the development of suitable page-turner display technology, capability to scan and display foldouts, and a pilot program to capture high-level metadata, such as table of contents, chapters/sections and index. Past digitization projects have shied away from brittle books because of the condition of the materials, but "Digitizing American Imprints" intends to serve as a demonstration project of best practices for the handling and scanning of such vulnerable works

33 reasons why libraries and librarians are still extremely important

33 reasons why libraries and librarians are still extremely important by Will Sherman for Degree Tutor

Geology Digimap

Following an agreement made between the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Natural Environment Research Council, EDINA has developed a subscription service to deliver geological maps and data from the British Geological Survey to Tertiary Education. Geology Digimap is part of the Digimap Collection of on-line mapping and data delivery facilities. Users can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download the geological map data for use in geographical information systems

What have global trade agreements ever done for library and information workers?

What have global trade agreements ever done for library and information workers? - a talk by Ruth Rikowski - 13 February 2007 - London, UK

New Orleans Public Library receives library materials from YALSA’s Great Book Giveaway

The New Orleans Public Library is the winner of the 11th annual Great Book Giveaway and will receive literally a "ton" of young adult and adult books, CDs and audiocassettes. The Young Adult Library Services Association sponsors the contest consisting of items publishers and producers donated to YALSA in 2006. The estimated value of the collection is approximately $30,000

You Be the Librarian - Week #1

You Be the Librarian - Week #1 from Westerville Public Library, Ohio, Adult Services Department