Featured Link

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

Monday, April 30, 2007

Google and four US States improve public access to government websites

Google has announced partnerships with the states of Arizona, California, Utah and Virginia to make it easier to search for hard-to-find public information on state government websites. "These partnerships developed as both Google and officials with the four state governments recognized that the public is increasingly turning to search engines like Google to access government services, but that a significant share of the information on state agency websites is not included in its index of information sources on the web. As a result, many online government services can be difficult for the public to find"


"SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) will take forward the Deposit protocol developed by a small working group as part of the JISC Digital Repositories Programme by implementing it as a lightweight web-service in four major repository software platforms: EPrints, DSpace, Fedora and IntraLibrary. The existing protocol documentation will be finalised by project partners and a prototype 'smart deposit' tool will be developed to facilitate easier and more effective population of repositories"

Sunday, April 29, 2007

U.S. Government Links

U.S. Government Links - get search results from the millions of pages on U.S. government websites

Emerald acquires Competitiveness Review and International Journal of Commerce and Management

Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced the acquisition of two new journals to complement its existing international business titles: Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal and International Journal of Commerce and Management. Emerald has also acquired Journal of Global Competitiveness which will be merged into Competitiveness Review to combine the strengths of the two titles

Web Information-Seeking and Interaction

Web Information-Seeking and Interaction - A workshop at SIGIR 2007 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July 27, 2007

New developments for Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge University Press has announced the release of further enhancements to Cambridge Journals Online. "Major new developments in functionality and design provide improved access to the content of Cambridge University Press's collection of over 220 leading academic and practitioner journals in science, technology and medicine, the humanities and social sciences"

Fourth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

Fourth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society - 18-20 January 2008 - Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Open ISKO UK meeting: Connecting Communities

Open ISKO UK meeting: Connecting Communities - Content, knowledge,information: Same Difference? - 15 May 2007 - University College London, UK

Corporate Library Benchmarks 2007 Edition

Corporate Library Benchmarks 2007 Edition presents a broad range of data, broken out by size and type of organization. Among the issues covered are: spending trends on books, magazines, journals, databases, CD-ROM, directories and other information vehicles, plans to augment or reduce the scope and size of the corporate library, hiring plans, salary spending and personnel use, librarian research priorities by type of subject matter, policies on information literacy and library education, library relations with management, budget trends, breakdown in spending by the library vs other corporate departments that procure information, librarian use of blogs and RSS feeds, level of discounts received from book jobbers, use of subscription agents and other issues of concern to corporate and other business librarians

2007 National Short Story Prize

Julian Gough has been announced as the winner of this year's National Short Story Prize, with David Almond named as runner-up. Julian Gough will receive GBP15,000 - the largest award in the world for a single short story - for 'The Orphan and the Mob' and David Almond GBP3,000 for 'Slog’s Dad'

Mind Book of the Year shortlist announced

Mind has announced the shortlist for the 26th Mind Book of the Year Award. The annual award celebrates writing that contributes to public understanding of mental health issues. The winner will be announced 16 May at the awards ceremony, Glazier's Hall, London, hosted by Mind's President Lord Melvyn Bragg

Friends: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services

Friends: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services is devoted to the use of online social networking sites for any and all types of library-related programs or services

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Biblio Tech Review - April 2007

The April 2007 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Science Tracer Bullet: Geothermal Energy

Science Tracer Bullet: Geothermal Energy - This guide, a revision and update of TB 83-9, is not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, but highlights selected works and resources about geothermal energy. Many of these titles are available in the reference collection in the Science and Business Reading Room at the Library of Congress

2007 Edgar Award winners

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the 2007 Edgar Award winners

BookExpo America 2007

BookExpo America 2007 - May 31-June 3 2007 - New York, USA

LLRX.com April 24, 2007

LLRX.com April 24, 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

A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science

A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science by Priscilla Shontz and Richard Murray - "Many people, not just those new to the field of Library and Information Science, are curious about their career options. The editors of LIScareer.com have assembled 95 authors, each of whom describes a "typical" workday or work routine, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid fashion..."

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. In 1977, which film won an Academy Award for Best Picture, a Best Director award for Woody Allen, and a Best Actress award for Diane Keaton?
2. Which actor received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the film "The Graduate" and an Academy Award for his role in "Rain Man"?
3. In 2004, which film won Academy Awards for Clint Eastwood as Best Actor and Morgan Freeman as Best Supporting Actor?
4. Laurence Olivier won awards for Best Picture and Best Actor in 1948 for his version of which Shakespeare play?
5. Was the Academy Award for Best Film in 1967 won by "In the Heat of the Night", "Rocky" or "Lawrence of Arabia"?
6. In 1996, the film "The English Patient" won the Best Director award for whom?
7. Academy Awards have been awarded annually since which year: 1917, 1927 or 1937?
8. Which American actress won four Academy Awards as Best Actress, the last when she was 74 (which was for "On Golden Pond").
9. The Academy Award statuette got its name of "Oscar" because the Academy's librarian allegedly remarked that it reminded her of whom?
10. What is the full name of the academy which gives the Academy Awards?

Measure for Measure, or, Much Ado About Nothing?

Measure for Measure, or, Much Ado About Nothing? - Measuring the quality and value of online journals - 14 June 2007 - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK


PARLINFO - Discover facts and create your own reports about the important events and people that shaped the Canadaian Parliament since 1867

Gittings archive acquired by New York Public Library

A major archive of letters, photos, handbills, manuscripts, publications and other materials regarding gay and lesbian rights has been donated to the New York Public Library by the late Barbara Gittings

JANET to get SMS

The UK Educational and Research Network Association (UKERNA) is to provide a text message service for its JANET network. It has signed a contract with PageOne, a company specialising in business messaging technology, to provide the JANET txt service. The service is due to be fully operational by May

DELOS Summer School 2007

The DELOS Network of Excellence summer school programme on 'Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries: Realising Possibilities'. The DELOS Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme to synergize and foster technology for the next-generation of Digital Libraries. Participation in the School assists attendees in understanding how to address digital preservation challenges within the context of the digital library. In addition, the School provides a networking opportunity by creating the opportunity to meet with other researchers, international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries. The school will take place at Santa Croce in Fossabanda (Pisa, Italy) during the week beginning 3 June 2007

2007 Beta Phi Mu Award Recipient named

Barbara Immroth, professor, School of Information, University of Texas – Austin, has been named the 2007 winner of the American Library Association / Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement, is given to a library school facility member or to an individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship, and is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society

Thursday, April 26, 2007

16th Annual MINITEX ILL Conference

16th Annual MINITEX ILL Conference - "Resource Sharing: Making a Difference" - Keynote Speaker: Roy Tennant - May 7, 2007 - St. Paul, MN, USA

EBSCOhost RSS Feed and Search/Journal Alert Upgrades

"EBSCOhost now features a new, one-step process for creating Search and Journal Alerts, and capturing RSS feeds. The new process can be enabled by users who click on the red New Features link in the top right corner of the EBSCOhost screen, and then check the box in front of the feature, listed under What's New. It is then enabled for the current search session. Later in the fall, this feature will move off the New Features screen in EBSCOhost, and can be turned on or off by library administrators who have access to EBSCOadmin"

Talis Source welsomes new subscribers

"Talis has welcomed a further nine subscribers to Talis Source, the largest union catalogue in the UK, comprising 26 million catalogue items, and 55 million holdings from over 200 institutions"

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association Conference 2007

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association Conference 2007 - May 22, 2007 - St. John's, Canada

Web 2.0: An Overview

New Aslib Course - Web 2.0: An Overview - 13 June 2007 and 16 October 2007 - London, UK

Royal Society Prize for Science Books shortlist announced

Royal Society Prize for Science Books shortlist announced. The winner will be announced May 15, 2007

E-JASL - Spring 2007

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - v.8 no.1 (Spring 2007) now available

Orwell Prize winner announced

The Guardian: "A study of Britain in the 50s and the rise of Harold "Supermac" Macmillan, has been awarded the Orwell prize for political writing. Peter Hennessy's Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties charts Britain emerging from the shadow of war into an era of growing affluence and through the premierships of Churchill, Eden and Macmillan"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - April 26, 2007

SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications

The JISC-funded SHERPA partnership has been awarded the SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications. The award, presented at a conference at the CERN Laboratories in Geneva, recognises the work of "an individual or group within Europe that has made significant advances in our understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly communications and in developing practical means to address the problems with the current systems."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


listeningtowords - Offers free mp3 recordings of lectures in the humanities, science, literature, computer science, and more

Call for papers - Special issue of Library Review

Submissions are sought for a special issue of Library Review on the topic of 'Digital libraries and the Semantic Web: context, applications and research'. Deadline: 5 October 2007

PersDL 2007

PersDL 2007: The 10th DELOS Thematic Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Digital Libraries - 29-30 June 2007 - Corfu, Greece

Bookseller Retail Awards

"This year's Bookseller Retail Awards take place 20 September 2007. Now in its third year, the purpose of The Bookseller Retail Awards remains unchanged to identify and praise the best book retailing in Britain. The world of the bookseller is changing at an unprecedented rate as a host of pressures transform and distort the traditional model, but the need to sell books well remains a constant. These awards are not just for independent retailers and chains, but for all retailers selling books, from shops and direct selling operations to web-sites and all other new entrants. We want to identify the best practitioners, praise them and learn from them"

Global Legal Monitor - March 2007

Global Legal Monitor - March 2007 now available online from The Law Library of Congress

Roy Tennant takes job with OCLC's RLG Group

Roy writes: "Certainly change is constant. But there are times of minor changes and times of greater ones. For me and for libraries this is a time of great change. On a personal level, I am leaving the California Digital Library for OCLC. This is bittersweet for me, since I dearly loved my time at CDL and continue to be impressed with the caliber of my colleagues there and what they are accomplishing. But for me it is time to move on to new challenges..."

Library of Congress launches a blog

The Library of Congress has launched its first-ever blog, complete with RSS feed

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ProQuest CSA and MLA announce deal to provide online reference and newspaper services to England's public libraries

"ProQuest CSA and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council are delighted to announce the launch of KnowUK and NewsUK online reference and newspapers services for public libraries in England. The agreement to deliver these two core online reference and newspaper services to participating public libraries is the result of a deal brokered between the MLA, on behalf of public libraries in England, and ProQuest CSA. These services will be offered via MLA's Reference Online, part of the wider Framework for the Future programme"

Orange Broadband Award for New Writers shortlist

The 2007 Orange Broadband Award for New Writers shortlist has been announced

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending April 22, 2007

Carnival of the Infosciences #69

Carnival of the Infosciences #68 hosted by Library COGs. Previous Carnivals can be found here

Teen Read Week

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced the launch of its Teen Read Week 2007 Web site, which includes benefits for early registration. Teen Read Week 2007's theme, "LOL @ your library," encourages teens nationwide to read something humorous, light, and entertaining just for the fun of it. This year's celebration will be held October 14–20, 2007

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Free Comic Book Day will take place on May 5, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Information Research - April 2007

Information Research - Volume 12 No 3 - April 2007 - now available online

Free Library of Philadelphia gets $15 million pledge

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation has announced an anonymous $15 million gift to aid the Central Library expansion project, which could cost $175 million. The gift requires a one-to-one match. The library has already raised $70.3 million for the project, including $30 million from the city and $9.5 million from the state

Internet Archaeology

"A new JISC Collections agreement ensures that all staff, researchers and students in UK further and higher education institutions have completely free access to the archived articles from a dynamic peer-reviewed independent online journal, which is designed to be responsive to new research in archaeology – Internet Archaeology"

Dickens World

"Dickens World is a brand new, innovative and exciting indoor visitor complex themed around the life, books and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens. It will take visitors on a fascinating journey through Dickens' lifetime as they step back into Dickensian England and are immersed in the urban streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century"


inogolo - a practical, easy-to-use website devoted to the English pronunciation of the names of people and places. The site contains a searchable database of names with both phonetic and audio pronunciations in English

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

There are estimated to be more than half a million words in the English language. Test your knowledge of English by explaining what each of these words means:

1. Tailwind
2. Curmudgeon
3. Origami
4. Bibliophile
5. Jocose
6. Lovage
7. Ready reckoner
8. Kabuki
9. Vulpine
10. Kabaddi

Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality

Submissions are invited for this new multi-disciplinary electronic journal, which seeks to facilitate the coalescence of research methodologies and activities in the areas of privacy, confidentiality, and disclosure limitation. JPC is dedicated to prompt review and publication of manuscripts. It seeks to publish a wide range of research and review papers on the interrelated topics of confidentiality, disclosure limitation, and privacy, not only from academia, but also from government (especially, official statistics agencies) and industry. JPC also plans to serve as a forum for exchanges of views, discussion, and news. Disciplines represented on the editorial board include statistics, computer science, operations research, law and the biological, medical, and social sciences. JPC is edited by John M Abowd, Cornell University, USA, Kobbi Nissim, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Chris Skinner, University of Southampton,UK, together with an international board of associate editors

EDINA Newsline April 2007

EDINA Newsline April 2007 is now available

Engaging Teenagers in Library Developments

Engaging Teenagers in Library Developments: A one day conference for public, school, college or SLS library staff involved in, or planning consultation or engagement activities with young people - 22 May - Stafford, UK

Prime Human Resources

Prime Human Resources: Making the Most of Technical Services Staff - May 24, 2007 - Cuyahoga County Public Library Auditorium, Ohio, USA

IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2007

IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2007: "aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments" - 5-8 October 2007 - Vila Real, Portugal

2007 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards shortlists

Shortlists have been announced for the 2007 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards

Winners of Emerald Management Xtra College Awards

SOLINET and Emerald have announced the five institutions which are winners of the Emerald Management Xtra College Awards

RSS in Academic Libraries survey

Andrew Ashton, Systems Librarian, Scribner Library, Skidmore College, asks: "Does your academic library web site offer any RSS feeds? If so, please consider taking this very brief, anonymous survey about your use of RSS feeds for syndicating library content. Some of the questions are technical, but if you have some idea of how your library uses RSS your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Data from your responses may be incorporated into an ongoing research project"

JSTOR launches new Arts & Sciences V Collection

"The Arts & Sciences V Collection will comprise a minimum of 120 titles when it is completed in 2009. Building on disciplines introduced in previous collections, Arts & Sciences V will include a number of important literary reviews and state historical journals. It will also widen the scope of core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature"

Emerald renews three consortia deals in North America

Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced the renewal of three major consortia in Ontario, Quebec and California. The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the Conference des Recteurs et des Principaux des Universities de Quebec (CREPUQ) have all committed to three year licenses - with an estimated 600,000 potential users in North America

Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2007

Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2007 - June 12-13 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada

Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit

Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit: a one-day intensive session providing practical take-home ideas and applications of Library 2.0 technologies for librarians and staff around the state and region - June 15, 2007 - Sponsored by Mississippi State University Libraries

Swets and MuseGlobal debut Content Mining with federated search

Swets has announced the implementation of MuseGlobal's Content Mining tool into SwetsWise Searcher, its hosted federated search service. Swets is the first MuseGlobal partner to integrate this new feature, which helps users quickly and easily refine search results

Who needs libraries anyway? A CURL-RIN workshop

"In September 2006, the RIN and CURL jointly commissioned a study to provide an up-to-date view on how researchers interact with and perceive academic library services in the UK. The project involved extensive canvassing of views from over 2250 researchers and 300 librarians, notably through a detailed questionnaire and qualitative insights derived from focus group meetings. The task of undertaking the work was entrusted to the Key Perspectives consultancy"

JISC tackles 'brave new world of Web 2.0'

"Collectively known as 'Web 2.0', the new more informal and collaborative technologies of blogs, wikis, instant messaging and podcasting are making an impact on education and research while JISC has 'reacted rapidly' to the new environment to explore its enormous potential, according to an article in this month's Information World Review"

Coutts first to partner with OCLC WorldCat in North America

Coutts and OCLC have announced that Coutts Information Services will become the first North American vendor to become a partner in the WorldCat Selection service

New Blog - Cataloging Futures

Cataloging Futures: "The focus of this blog is the future of cataloging and metadata in libraries. The preparation of the new cataloging code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, is a significant issue. The future of the MARC 21 format will also be explored. ILS/OPAC's future will be touch on also, but will not be the central focus. Also, I hope to use this blog to collocate some of the important papers, articles, websites, etc. that deal with the future of cataloging and metadata"

Global Legal Information Network of the United States Law Library of Congress now searchable via WorldLII

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) of the United States Law Library of Congress is now searchable via WorldLII. GLIN Abstracts includes 139622 abstracts

Thursday, April 19, 2007

2007 National Book Festival

The 2007 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). The festival is free and open to the public

"Bentham Science OPEN" announces new Open Access journals in 2007

Bentham Science is aiming to launch over 300 open access journals during 2007 with the first 100 journals being launched by May 2007, under the name "Bentham Science OPEN". The journals will cover all major disciplines of science including engineering, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, Bio-chemical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, earth sciences and environmental science. Published exclusively online, the journals will be available for free viewing via Bentham Science's website

librareo from Thomson Gale

In honor of National Library Week 2007, Thomson Gale is launching librareo, an online community for libraries and the people who love them

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - April 19, 2007

Winner of the 2007 CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award announced

"A UK-wide project developing the role of public libraries in supporting refugees and asylum seekers to promote social inclusion and build self-esteem has won the 2007 CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award. The winner was announced by Roger McGough, OBE, on 18 April 2007 at the Library + information Show (LiS), Hall 18, NEC, Birmingham"

Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

The Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield (Mo.), is the 2007 recipient of the Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services awarded by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association

LIBRARIAN Act of 2007 introduced in Congress

Coinciding with National Library Workers Day, the Librarian Incentive to Boost Recruitment and Retention in Areas of Need (LIBRARIAN) Act of 2007 was introduced in both the U.S. Senate (S. 1121) and the House of Representatives (H.R. 1877). This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for Perkins student loan forgiveness, which will encourage individuals to become and remain librarians in low-income schools and public libraries

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BBC, Geldof join forces to draw up a map of mankind

From Yahoo News: "Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and the BBC have announced that they have joined forces on an ambitious multi-media project to produce a Dictionary of Man that will be a complete record of humanity. Geldolf said the web-based Dictionary would be a limitless repository of content: an immense, digital catalogue of all current human existence and an enormous resource for the exchange of ideas and information"

OCLC Board launches Governance Study

The OCLC Board of Trustees has appointed a special Governance Study Committee to conduct a study of OCLC's governance structure. The Board will also retain a consulting firm to assist the Committee in the study

Capital programme: calls worth GBP5.3m to be issued

The third circular for proposals under JISC's capital programme will be issued on April 27 and will include seven calls in the areas of e-Learning, e-Infrastructure, and Repositories and Preservation, as well as a cross-programme call. The calls will total GBP5.3m worth of funding for development across higher and further education in England and Wales

2007 Library of the Future Award

Kitty Pope, executive director of the Alliance Library System, and the international collaborative group of librarians working on Alliance Second Life Library, are the 2007 recipients of the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award. This annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, application of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting

2007 Lippincott Award

Winston Tabb, Dean of University Libraries and Sheridan Director at Johns Hopkins University, is this year's recipient of the American Library Association Joseph W. Lippincott Award. The award, founded in 1938, is given annually to an individual for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship and consists of a 24K gold-framed citation and $1,000 donated by the award founder's grandson, Joseph W. Lippincott, III

2007 Scholastic Library Publishing Award winner

Dr. Eliza T. Dresang is the recipient of the 2007 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor will be presented June 26, 2007, during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and is bestowed on a librarian whose extraordinary contributions to promoting access to books and encouraging a love of reading for lifelong learning exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession. Dresang will receive a citation and $1,000 prize, donated by Scholastic Library Publishing

2007 Kilgour award winner

Richard Pearce-Moses is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2007. The award is sponsored by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction shortlist

The shortlist for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction has been announced


Scitopia.org "is a free federated vertical search that lets you explore the research most cited in scholarly work and patents in a single click. Brought to you by thirteen of the world's leading science and technology societies, scitopia.org searches more than three million documents, including peer-reviewed journal content and conference proceedings. You'll get to the content you need quickly without having to search each individual society's online library. Scitopia.org, the best place on earth for technology research, will be revealed in June 2007"

Bibliographic Control Future

Bibliographic Control Future by Roy Tennant - "Standing in front of Google's main lobby, I'm unimpressed. The building looks like any other corporate building in this Mountain View business park. But I also feel like Dorothy standing before the portal to Oz. Here, I think to myself, is where all the magic happens. Here, for today at least, is where we will talk about the future of bibliographic control" - Library Journal

Information Today Blog at CIL 2007

The Information Today Blog is covering the Computers In Libraries Conference 2007, from Washington, DC, USA

The State of America's Libraries 2007

The 2007 State of America's Libraries report is now available online

LIBRA - Spring 2007

LIBRA: (LIBrary Reports and Announcments), an occasional newsletter from the University of Chicago Library, Spring 2007 issue now available

Access To Knowledge Conference

Access To Knowledge Conference - April 27-29 - Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, USA

Monday, April 16, 2007

Scottish Census 1841-1901

You can now search the complete Census collection for Scotland for 1841 to 1901 at Ancestry.co.uk


kritike is a Filipino independent, open access, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal of philosophy founded by a group of University of Santo Tomas alumnae. The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews by local and international authors across the whole range of philosophical topics and schools of thought. The journal primarily caters to works by academic philosophers and graduate students, but contributions by undergraduate students are also welcomed

Step Up to the Plate

Step Up to the Plate is an initiative of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a national, multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign about the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st century

The Digital Preservation Europe Exchange Program (DPEX)

"The exchange of researchers between organisations is one of the most effective ways to propagate skills and results. The Digital Preservation Europe Exchange Program (DPEX) commits to foster better cooperation among European research institutions and industry partners to address the pressing challenge in this domain. This initiative aims at better understanding the institutional needs and to establish research linkages and collaboration in the community of digital preservation. DPE is providing some funding to cover the additional expense that might be required for the exchange"

Sunday, April 15, 2007

LITA Next Generation Cataloging Interest Group

NGCIG gives LITA a discussion space devoted to developments in the library catalog, its nature and scope, and its interfaces. It provides a forum for presentations and sharing of innovation in catalogs and discussion of future directions. Collaborations with other LITA interest groups, such as in the areas of emerging technologies and open source software, will provide opportunities for programming

Designing Effective Questionnaires

Designing Effective Questionnaires: What Every Librarian Needs to Know with Lisa M. Given - This session will explore strategies for effective questionnaire design, including issues related to layout, question selection, and preparation for data analysis. Related topics, such as enhancing response rates and practical tips for data management, will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to critique and revise an existing questionnaire - Audio Conference - April 18, 2007 - Developed for The Education Institute by the Saskatchewan Library Association

The Depot

The Depot "is a supporting service of the JISC Repositories and Preservation programme. Researchers based at UK institutions of higher and further education are welcome to use this national facility to deposit their peer-reviewed papers, articles, and book chapters (e-prints). The Depot contains full-text post-print research papers, with associated metadata and subject classification. The Depot is an OAI-compliant repository allowing your e-prints to be discovered and accessed through harvesting services and search engines anywhere in the world"

Cites & Insights - May 2007

Cites & Insights 7:5 (May 2007) is now available for downloading

Open Medicine

Open Medicine is a peer-reviewed, independent, open-access general medical journal. The mission of Open Medicine is to facilitate the equitable global dissemination of high-quality health research; to promote international dialogue and collaboration on health issues; to improve clinical practice; and to expand and deepen the understanding of health and health care. The Journal will examine issues relevant to health and clinical medicine both in Canada and internationally

Serials Solutions 360

Serials Solutions 360: "...delivers the most powerful solution for e-resource access and management. For resource discovery, 360 is the proven starting point. You can query all available databases from a single interface, and Results Clustering organizes results to help you find answers fast. For linking to full-text from citations or abstracts, 360 Link provides the most accurate, up-to-date results. The 360 MARC Updates service helps you keep your OPAC up-to-date quickly and easily. And 360 Resource Manager helps you increase control, efficiency, and value throughout the e-resource lifecycle"


ACM WIDM 2007: 9th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management - November 9, 2007 - Lisboa, Portugal

Greenwood Publishing granting free access for National Library Week

Greenwood Publishing is celebrating National Library Week, April 15–21, by granting librarians unlimited access to nine of its premier databases

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. When talking about disease, what does "STD" stand for?
2. Which disease is commonly called the flu?
3. The industrial disease pneumoconiosis is caused by inhaling what?
4. What is the colloquial name of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system and causes staggering?
5. Pneumonia is inflammation of which part of the body?
6. Manic depression or manic depressive disease is now usually called what?
7. Which part of the body is affected by scabies?
8. Iatrogenic disease is caused by what?
9. Which disease was first observed in an epidemic among those attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976?
10. Hansen's disease was formerly known by what name?

PhysMath Central

PhysMath Central is BioMed Central's open access publishing platform for the fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science. PhysMath Central seeks to make research in physics, mathematics, and computer science available and increase access to this research to all institutes and individuals, free of subscription charges

"Amazing Grace" at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has announced the launch of a new Web site devoted to the history of the hymn Amazing Grace, and the Library's Chasanoff/Elozua Amazing Grace Collection, which is comprised of 3,049 published recordings of the hymn by different individual musicians or musical ensembles. This site is a joint venture of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, the Music Division, and the American Folklife Center


BooksoniX is a "powerful new online booklist management service, streamlines managing and disseminating bibliographic information. It can manage the process from a title's inception through to publication. Add or change any information and BooksoniX can send it automatically to booksellers, distributors, book information services or any others who need your data"

Roundtable on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Treaty On the Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations

The United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have announced a public roundtable discussion concerning the work at the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights on a proposed Treaty on the Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations. Members of the public are invited to attend and observe the roundtable, or to participate in the roundtable discussion, on the topics outlined in the supplementary information section of this notice - May 9, 2007

2007 Publishing Triangle award finalists

"Honoring books published in 2006, the Publishing Triangle awards will be presented the evening of May 7, 2007, in the Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, N.Y. The Robert Chesley Foundation will also honor two artists that evening, and the Publishing Triangle will bestow its Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement as well. The event is free and open to the public"

Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of 2006

After more than 5,500 votes through theBookseller.com this year's Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of 2006 is "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification"

Managing copyright to advance research and teaching

Webcast: Managing copyright to advance research and teaching - panel discussion from January 2007 now available from MIT World

October Conference for New England academic librarians

Eleventh annual October Conference for New England academic librarians - Surveys and Focus Groups: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - October 12, 2006 - Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Third Kyiv International Book Fair

Third Kyiv International Book Fair - 30 May-2 June 2007 - Kyiv, Ukraine

eyetoeye: IngentaConnect library newsletter

eyetoeye: IngentaConnect library newsletter - Issue 21 - March 2007 is now available

ICTIR 2007

ICTIR 2007: 1st International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval - 18-20 October, 2007 - Budapest, Hungary

2007 Digital Asset Symposium

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has announced its 2007 Digital Asset Symposium to be held May 11, 2007 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Mary Pickford Center, 1313 Vine St., Hollywood, CA

First International Workshop on Digital Libraries Foundations

First International Workshop on Digital Libraries Foundations. In conjunction with ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2007) - June 23, 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Version 67

Version 67 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available

First-ever joint reading by U.S. and British Poets Laureate

U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall and British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion will participate in a historic series of joint poetry readings in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and London, sharing the stage for the first time and reacquainting the poetries of America and the United Kingdom. The readings, which will take place in Chicago on May 7; Washington, D.C., on May 10; and London on June 6 are sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress, the Poetry Foundation and the London-based Poetry Society

OCLC to pilot WorldCat Local

OCLC is piloting a new service that will allow libraries to combine the cooperative power of OCLC member libraries worldwide with the ability to customize WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - April 12, 2007


"Revish is a place where people share their reading experiences. You can use Revish to keep and share a list of books you're reading, write reviews of books, find recommendations from other readers, and a whole lot more"

Actual Innocence awareness database

The Actual Innocence awareness database at the Tarlton Law Library provides a listing of United States resources to those interested in the area of wrongful convictions. It encompasses the categories of popular media (such as newspaper articles and segments which aired on television news magazines), journal articles, books, reports, legislation and websites. The materials are classified into what are considered the primary causes of wrongful conviction: forensics/DNA; eyewitness identification; false confessions; jailhouse informants; police and/or prosecutorial misconduct; and ineffective representation. There is also a "general" category for those items which defy further categorization

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Getting Started with Screencasting

Getting Started with Screencasting: This two hour session will explore screencasting - delivering screen captures via RSS - and its potential applications in the academic library. Participants will be provided with examples of screencasts, information on various software applications used to create screencasts, and tips for choosing content, preparing, recording and delivering a screencast. April 26, 2007

LIANZA Conference 2007

"The annual LIANZA Conference is the New Zealand's premier opportunity for Library and Information professionals to learn, share, enjoy and inspire. We are living and working in a time of enormous change where those responsible for libraries and library services are adapting, building, leading and innovating in ways never seen before" - 9-12 September 2007 - Rotorua, New Zealand

NPO e-Journal - March 2007

UK National Preservation Office's NPO e-Journal - No.5 March 2007 is now available

New titles added to Xreferplus

The following new titles have recently been added to Xreferplus:

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable
Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures
Marquis Who's Who in America
Marquis Who's Who in the World

2007 Washington Library Association Conference

2007 Washington Library Association Conference - April 18-21, 2007 - Kennewick, Washington, USA

Library of Congress and Bibliotheca Alexandrina to cooperate in developing World Digital Library

"Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ismail Serageldin signed an agreement at the Library of Congress outlining four areas in which the two institutions will cooperate in building a World Digital Library"

Preview: London Book Fair, Southbank Centre/Earls Court, London

From The Independent: "The London Book Fair is branching out. In previous years it was mainly for the book trade with little for the public, but now its organisers have set up events open to all. Authors appearing at the event include Margaret Atwood, Tracy Chevalier and Joanne Harris..."

Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies

"Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies is a multi-disciplinary, annual electronic journal devoted to research on all aspects of the Chinese southern diaspora (that is, in Southeast Asia, Australasia, and the southwest Pacific region), from the earliest times to the present. The journal's initial editors are Drs Li Tana and Nola Cooke" - Volume 1 now available online

1911 UK census news from The National Archives

The National Archives has announced that ScotlandOnline will partner the UK government's official archive in the forthcoming project to put the 1911 census for England and Wales online. The 1911 census is huge. It currently occupies 2 kilometres of shelving at The National Archives. Comprising over eight million householder schedules and a further 38,000 enumerators' summary books, it details information relating to approximately 35 million people then living in England and Wales

Sneak peek: LibraryThing for Libraries

"LibraryThing for Libraries is composed of a series of widgets, designed to enhancing library catalogs with LibraryThing data and functionality. The achievement is that the widgets require no back-end integration"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

2007 Summer Literacy Institute

2007 Summer Literacy Institute: Looking with new eyes: Leadership in literacy - two-part, five week learning opportunity. Online conferencing: June 25-July 20, 2007. On site at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada: July 23-27, 2007

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba: A Dictionary of Manitoba Biography from the Earliest Times to 1920. Online version is now available


LibSite.org - a recommendation service for library-related websites has been launched. The goal is to show-case and otherwise promote what libraries and librarians are doing online

WiseTo Social Issues

"Thomson Gale has launched WiseTo Social Issues, a new reference website dedicated to exploring divisive topics. WiseTo Social Issues provides a balanced look at all sides of social issues and current events, including professionally written information on more than 100 subjects. Everyone, including students of all levels, professionals, water cooler debaters, and the generally curious, have access to unbiased and authoritative information on the socially charged issues that divide us"

Who owns what in the digital age?

"Many of us take it for granted that we can download films or music without paying. Now, new projects such as Google Book Search will make millions of books available too. What will this mean for authors and the publishing industry? John Lanchester asks who owns what in the digital age - April 7, 2007 - The Guardian, UK

SirsiDynix Institute Web Seminar

SirsiDynix Institute Web Seminar - Succession Planning and Workforce Transformation: Keys to Future Success - May 1, 2007 - Presented by Donna Scheeder, Director, Law Library Services, Library of Congress

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending April 8, 2007

ALA annual report 2005-2006 now available

The American Library Association has posted on its Web site its online annual report for 2005-2006, covering the year's conferences, partnerships, programs, issues, highlights and more

2007 RBMS Leab Exhibition award winners

The Association of College and Research Libraries has announced the seven winners for the 2007 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards. These awards, funded by an endowment established by Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab (editors of American Book Prices Current) and sponsored by the ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS), recognize outstanding exhibition catalogues issued by American or Canadian institutions in conjunction with library exhibitions as well as electronic exhibition catalogues of outstanding merit issued within the digital/Web environment

Monday, April 09, 2007

Social Networking: the reality behind the hype

Social Networking: the reality behind the hype - 15 May, 2007 - London, UK.

Spoken Word: W.H. Auden - Rare historic BBC recordings published for the first time

Surviving BBC radio broadcasts of one of the most celebrated poets of the 20th century, W.H. Auden, are published by the British Library on 11 April 2007, as part of its highly acclaimed series devoted to historic recordings. The 2 CD set, released to commemorate the centenary of Auden's birth, features sleeve notes by Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery now provides access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more

Freedom of Information Act Guide, March 2007

Freedom of Information Act Guide, March 2007 is now available from United States Department of Justice

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Florida Library Association Conference 2007

Florida Library Association Conference 2007 - April 10-13, 2007 - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Information Today - April issues

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

National Literary Society of the Deaf becomes Center for the Book Reading Promotion Partner

A program of public events at the Library of Congress marked the new partnership between the Center for the Book and the National Literary Society of the Deaf. The Center for the Book, NLSD, Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action and the Library of Congress Deaf Association sponsored the program - March 13 2007

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - April 2007

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 07, Number 4 — April 2007 is now available

the Hub @ WT's

Located in the basement of William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky, the Hub @ WT's provides library research assistance and IT help in one convenient location. The Hub features over 200 Windows computers as well as a new Mac lab for student use. Four video editing rooms and two presentation practice rooms are currently under construction. The Hub offers flexible, comfortable furniture for students to arrange to meet their group study needs, including rolling cubicle walls and whiteboards. In addition, the Hub features new snack and beverage machines in the lounge area

2007 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

The American Library Association has announced that Mary Dempsey, Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library, is the 2007 recipient of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. The award, given annually to honor an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching, and/or writing, consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement

RUSA supports the Cultural Communities Fund

The Public Programs Office of the American Library Association has announced that the Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA, has made a donation of $10,000 to support the ALA Cultural Communities Fund

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

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

1. What is the surname of the British actress who starred in the TV series "Dynasty" and the films "The Stud" and "The Bitch"?
2. In marketing, what is the phrase for the practice of making unsolicited calls to customers or consumers in an attempt to sell products or services?
3. Which vocal group had hit records with "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy"?
4. What is being described by this definition: "A black or blackish solid combustible mineral, mined from the ground, consisting chiefly of carbonized vegetable matter and widely used as a natural fuel"?
5. What was the real surname of the US showman, born in 1846, who was known as "Buffalo Bill"?
6. Which carbonated drink was invented in 1886 by John S. Pemberton, a US pharmacist?
7. What is the surname of the singer-songwriter whose albums include "Songs of Love and Hate" and "The Future"?
8. What name was given to the counter-revolutionaries who fought against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980s?
9. What was the title of the autobiography of Thomas De Quincey, referring to his drug-taking?
10. What was the name of the first programmable computer, designed by Alan Turing and Tommy Flowers in 1943 for code-breaking in World War II?

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #108

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #108 - April 2 2007 is now available

Campus Technology - April 2007

Campus Technology - April 2007 is now available online

The European Text Analytics Summit

The European Text Analytics Summit - 26-27 April 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

ADLG Seminar

"The Aerospace & Defence Librarians Group Seminar returns in 2007 with a timely topic; Library Information Service Survival Guide. A range of speakers will share their experiences of proving value, adapting, changing, surviving, collaboration as well as developing essential library and information skills in the 21st Century" - 27 September 2007 - London, UK

Copyright Renewal Database

Copyright Renewal Database makes searchable the copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963. Note that the database includes ONLY US Class A (book) renewals

My Maps from Google

Google has launched My Maps, a new feature of Google Maps that enables users to quickly and easily create custom maps for personal use or sharing through search

BRASS Thomson Financial Student Travel Award

Sylvia James, principal, Sylvia James Consultancy, United Kingdom, is the recipient of the 2007 Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Thomson Financial Student Travel Award. BRASS, a section of the Reference and Users Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, presents the award to a candidate who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and has the potential to be a leader in the profession

Thursday, April 05, 2007


fisssh! - Multi-search and discovery engine for finding web sites, news, blogs, videos, podcasts, jobs, information, people and products

Info@UK now live

"The new British Council Info@UK website has now been launched, completely re-designed by Gov3 in collaboration with the British Council. This is a knowledge economy website that is designed to give all the key information you need about the knowledge economy, including news and latest developments in the UK and overseas, core briefs, case studies and more - and in a style that is easy to read and understand"

Carnival of the Infosciences #68

Carnival of the Infosciences #68 hosted by Grumpator. Previous Carnivals can be found here

FreePint Newsletter 227

FreePint Newsletter 227 - 5 April, 2007 - now available

New online option for copyright registration

This summer (2007), the U.S. Copyright Office will offer the option to file a copyright registration online through this website. Advantages will include lower filing fee of $35 for a basic claim (for online filings only); fastest processing time; earlier effective date of registration; online status tracking; payment online by credit card or Copyright Office deposit account

2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlist

The shortlist for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced

Aid to Open-Access Research Journals

"SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada) recognizes that the peer-reviewed scholarly journal is a primary tool for fostering intellectual debate and inquiry. Today, new information and communications technologies are beginning to change the way research results are published and disseminated. Open-access journals, published online and made available to the reader without charge, are allowing for increased and more broad-based and efficient access to scholarly literature, and, ultimately, knowledge. SSHRC welcomes this change and, through this Aid to Open-Access Research Journals program, will contribute to maximizing the national and international impact of advanced scholarship in the social sciences and humanities"

GreyText - Research Archive on Grey Literature, 2004-2007

GreyText is an archive of e-documents in the field of information studies known as Grey Literature. All documents are indexed in alphabetical order by first author followed by the title, source, date of publication and length in printed pages. Free Access to the first page of each document is available for browsing. Also, in most cases the corresponding PowerPoint is online available


The OpenLOCKSS project, funded by JISC and led by the University of Glasgow, will negotiate with a number of UK Open Access publishers to seek their permission for the inclusion of their titles in LOCKSS. This project complements earlier work undertaken by Content Complete Limted (CCL) for the LOCKSS Programme for NESLi2 publishers

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - April 5, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

UKeiG Annual Seminar

UKeiG Annual Seminar - Riding the waves or treading water: confronting the challenges of a volatile electronic environment - 13 June 2007 - London, UK

Joint DELOS - NSDL Summer School

Joint DELOS - NSDL Summer School: Digital Libraries for the Digital Librarian: Making the Journey from Traditional to Digital Libraries - 28 May-2 June 2007 - Settignano, Florence, Italy

Applicants sought for $2,500 LITA National Forum travel grant

The Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, is calling for applicants for its 2007 LITA National Forum travel grant. The grant of $2,500 will support and promote international attendance of LITA's 10th National Forum held October 4-7 in Denver. Applications must be received by 5p.m. EST on May 1, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

BMJ Group Librarian Spring Newsletter

The BMJ Group Librarian Spring Newsletter (March 2007) is now available online

The 2007 DIY Book Festival

The 2007 DIY Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its sixth annual program celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers

WHOIS in the field of Grey Literature

WHOIS in the field of Grey Literature is a compilation of biographical notes provided by authors in the GL Conference Series. This online resource is maintained by TextRelease and likewise contains the 'bio-notes' from TGJ, The Grey Journal

NetLibrary launches collection of eAudiobook Subject Sets

OCLC's NetLibrary has launched its first collection of eAudiobook Subject Sets for the U.S. library market. eAudiobook Subject Sets are bundled sets of high-demand titles, each set offered at a fixed price

This Week in LibraryBlogLand

This Week in LibraryBlogLand - week ending April 1, 2007


BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. It lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want

Google Librarian Newsletter - March 2007

Google Librarian Newsletter March 2007 issue now available

InfoBits - March 2007

The March 2007 issue of InfoBits, the information and instructional technology newsletter from the Information Technology Services at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is now available online

Celebrating 70 years of Mass Observation

Celebrating 70 years of Mass Observation - Day conference - From the 1930s to the digital revolution - 11 May 2007 - University of Sussex, UK

Monday, April 02, 2007

Current Cites - March 2007

Current Cites (edited by Roy Tennant) - March 2007 is now available

Center for Jewish History launches CJH Digital Collections

The Center for Jewish History in New York has launched CJH Digital Collections, an online multimedia catalog of materials documenting Jewish culture and history from across the globe. The catalog currently contains more than 13,000 unique images, 200 archival finding aids and 40 audio files, most of which are available to the general web public, and is continuing to grow rapidly as the Center and its five Partners continue to take advantage of the benefits that digitization can offer

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sacred: Discover what we share

Sacred: Discover what we share presents some of the world's earliest-surviving, most important and beautiful religious texts from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. This groundbreaking exhibition is funded by donors representative of all three faiths, including the Coexist Foundation, The Moroccan British Society and Saint Catherine Foundation. The British Library

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, April 2007

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, April 2007: Hats - "This month we focus on descriptions for the papers of milliners - hat manufacturers and retailers. There are also links to related websites"