Featured Link

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

Monday, June 30, 2008

New journals from Inderscience Publishers

STM and business publisher, Inderscience, has published the first issues of 5 new titles:

International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design
International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health
International Journal of Management and Network Economics
The Botulinum Journal

Guide to obtaining textbooks in alternative formats

The guide is for anyone who needs to source text books in an alternative format for a reading impaired learner

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #27

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #27 : "This week's episode includes an interview with author Scott Douglas as well as a commentary and a new installment of Tech for Techies". Previous Podcasts can be found here


"PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research. It offers a subject index, an internal search engine, useful abstracts, email notifications of newly added research, and will soon expand to offer information on researchers and funders, and even user-generated publication reviews. Over time, it will grow to include policy content from international and corporate organizations"

Podcast: Licensing across borders - a round table discussion

"A partnership of four national ICT bodies - from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - recently announced the successful publishers under its multinational licensing initiative which is seeing online resources made available across national borders. In this roundtable discussion, representatives of the Knowledge Exchange organisations speak about the initiative and about how this work fits in with their wider mission to create a layer of scholarly content for education and research sectors"

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bookhabit Unpublished Competition winner

Bookhabit.com has announced that the winner of the inaugural Bookhabit Unpublished Competition, worth US$5000, is Matt Fullerty's The Pride and the Sorrow

EDINA Newsline June 2008

EDINA Newsline June 2008 is now available

Emerald Bookstore

"Emerald Group Publishing Limited has launched Emerald Bookstore, which allows visitors to browse through over 2,000 books by subject area and to order securely online"

8th Annual MidSouth E-Resource Symposium

Registration is now open for "Play Your Cards Right!," the 8th Annual MidSouth E-Resource Symposium held at Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library. Co-sponsored by NASIG, EBSCO Information Services, Mississippi State University Libraries, and Serials Solutions, this one-day event provides librarians and staff throughout the southeast with a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of how to effectively manage and provide access to e-resources. This year's symposium will be held on August 8 and will feature four presentations given by leaders in the field of e-resources and libraries

NAG Annual Conference 2008

NAG Annual Conference 2008: Raising Standards: Acquisitions and Collections Management in 2008 - 9-10 September 2008 - Norwich, UK

IFLA Information Literacy Section newsletter - June 2008

The June 2008 issue of the IFLA Information Literacy Section newsletter is now available online

Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Museums, Libraries and Archives

Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Museums, Libraries and Archives - MLA London/UKOLN Workshop - 14 July 2008 - London, UK

9th International Bielefeld Conference 2009

9th International Bielefeld Conference 2009: Upgrading the eLibrary: Enhanced Information Services Driven by Technology and Economics - 3-5 February 2006 - Bielefeld, Germany

Focus on Mimas - June 2008

The June 2008 edition of Focus on Mimas is now available. Mimas is a national data centre, supported by JISC and ESRC, and based at The University of Manchester, England

Information Research 13/2 June 2008

Information Research - Volume 13 No 2 - June 2008 is now available from Publisher/Editor in Chief, Professor Tom Wilson

EBSCO Publishing and American Theological Library Association announce digital archives

"EBSCO has partnered with American Theological Library Association to provide new collections of historical monographs and serials in digital format. ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: 19th Century, ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Early 20th Century and ATLA Historical Serials Collection will consist of digital versions of rare and historical primary sources"

Ingram Digital to enable Princeton University Press' digital strategy

Ingram Digital has announced that it has been selected by Princeton University Press to enable the publisher's digital strategy. It will provide a comprehensive roster of services to Princeton University Press ranging from file digitization and format conversion to digital asset management, distribution, and e-book fulfillment

NetLibrary announces distribution agreements with 19 publishers from around the world

"NetLibrary has announced agreements with 19 publishers that will add thousands of new eBooks and eAudiobooks to NetLibrary's growing catalog of more than 170,000 titles"

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Five Dials from Hamish Hamilton

"Hamish Hamilton is a London publisher specialising in contemporary writing from both sides of the Atlantic. You can learn what's new, meet our authors, browse our titles, and download our new magazine, Five Dials"

LinkUK data successfully migrated to UnityUK creating a single national union catalogue

OCLC has announced that the data and holdings of the LinkUK union catalogue have been successfully migrated into the UnityUK union catalogue. This full integration sees the realisation of a UK national union catalogue that provides 170 public libraries access to over 9,300,000 titles and 50,500,000 holdings

Innovative announces Content Pro Digital Library Solution

"Innovative has announced the availability of Content Pro, a new digital library solution that exposes collections for greater discovery on the web. Content Pro makes it easier than ever before for staff to collect, manage and promote digital assets. With intuitive submission forms, a powerful search interface, and harvestable metadata design, Content Pro offers a simple solution to the challenge of making the full breadth of digital assets accessible and visible to the communities that libraries serve"

From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America

"In November 2006, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded OCLC a $1.2 million grant to evaluate the potential of a national marketing campaign to increase public library funding in the U.S. The findings of this research will be made available to the library community in the latest OCLC report, From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America"

NIST releases preview of Online Mathematics Reference

"The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a five-chapter preview of the much-anticipated online Digital Library of Mathematical Functions"

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: The Guitar. Answers here.

1. What is the meaning of "air guitar"?
2. How many strings does a bass guitar usually have: four, six or twelve?
3. Who played rhythm guitar in the Beatles?
4. What is the name of the small flat implement of metal, plastic, horn, etc. used for plucking the strings of a guitar?
5. On a guitar, what are "frets"?
6. Flamenco is a vivacious style of guitar music. Is it originally Spanish, Portuguese or French?
7. Who wrote the guitar concerto known as "Concierto de Aranjuez"?
8. When talking about guitars, what is a "machine head"?
9. Which guitarist did more than anyone else to create modern jazz guitar-playing; recorded "Seven Come Eleven" and "Solo Flight" with Benny Goodman; and died in 1942 at the age of 25?
10. What makes the dobro different from other guitars?

Faber Finds

"Faber Finds is an ever-growing list that aims to make available once more a wealth of forgotten or overlooked classics. Fiction, poetry, memoir, history, criticism and children's books - quality writing by authors of distinction, printed only on demand"

Desmond Elliott Prize winner

Nikita Lalwani has won the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize for her novel Gifted, a story about a maths prodigy growing up in 1980s Cardiff, Wales

Mesa (Arizona) School Board eliminates school librarians

"Despite last-ditch efforts by library supporters, the Mesa Public School Board in Arizona voted this week to eliminate all teacher librarians over a three-year period. As a result, one-third of the schools in Mesa will not have media specialists in the 2008–2009 school year" - School Library Journal

The Wise Guide - June 2008

The Wise Guide - monthly portal to the many resources available from the U.S. Library of Congress - June 2008 now available

LexisNexis expands its Congressional Digital Collection

LexisNexis has announced the addition of more than 80,000 Congressional documents and enhancements to the LexisNexis Congressional Digital Collection. The latest additions include over 66,000 published hearings, completion of LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection, which includes Congressional Research Service reports from 1916 to present and Committee Prints from 1830 to present, data upgrades to the Serial Set collection, and over 26,000 additional high-resolution Serial Set map images

Calais from Thomson Reuters

"Calais is a rapidly growing toolkit of capabilities that allow you to readily incorporate state-of-the-art semantic functionality within your blog, content management system, website or application"

Bodleian illuminated manuscripts now online

"The Bodleian Library has announced the release of the online collection of Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books. Started in 2005, the digitization initiative is a collaboration between the Bodleian Library and the non-profit organization, ARTstor. Including a large proportion of the illuminated manuscript leaves from Bodleian manuscripts through the 16th century, as well as selected 19th and 20th- century manuscripts in the medieval tradition, the entire digital collection consists of 25,000 high-quality images. The project also includes a selection of significant bindings, illuminated initials, and text pages"

SwetsWise eSource Manager begins Beta testing

Swets has announced that SwetsWise eSource Manager has entered into its Beta testing phase

Italian university libraries join Portico to support digital preservation

Portico has announced that 30 academic libraries in Italy have begun participation in the Portico archive. These libraries joined Portico as part of a digital preservation initiative directed by the Italian Coordination for Access to Electronic Resources group (CARE)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University newsest SPARC Innovators

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has named the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University as the newest SPARC Innovators for their unanimous vote in support of a policy that ensures Open Access to the faculty’s published research results

Library Management Showcase 2008

CILIP Conferences will host a Library Management Showcase on 7 November 2008 in London, UK. Confirmed exhibitors:
Access-IT Software (UK) Ltd
Adlib Information Systems
Applied Network Solutions Ltd
Bailey Solutions
Bridgeall Libraries
EOS International
IS Oxford Ltd
Payne Automation UK (AUTOLIB)
Softlink Europe

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 163

Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 163 - July 2008 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available

2008 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards winners

The winners of the 2008 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards have been announced

SirsiDynix Enterprise unveiled as new faceted search product

"SirsiDynix has announced SirsiDynix Enterprise, a new faceted search product that becomes the foundation for a range of user experience solutions, featuring industry-first fuzzy search technology, highly efficient search index updating, intuitive user interfaces, powerful finding aids, consortia support, deep integration with SirsiDynix integrated library systems and next-generation OPAC functionality"

Digital Document Quarterly 2Q2008

Digital Document Quarterly Volume 7, Number 2, 2Q2008, is now available from HMG Consulting

2008 Backspace Writers Conference

The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world - August 7-8, 2008 - New York, USA

Serials Solutions announces 360 Link connections through Google Books

"Serials Solutions has announced that it has integrated the Serials Solutions 360 Link OpenURL link resolver service with Google Books This integration enables new avenues of eBook discovery for library patrons. As a 360 Link resource, Google Books provides detailed information about books in print, including previews, tables of content, and in some cases, full copies of books"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - June 26, 2008

Fall 2008 DLC Conference & Meeting

The Federal Depository Library Conference and Fall Depository Library Council meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, VA. On-site registration, along with coffee with Council members, starts at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2008

2008 Global Student E-book Survey

ebrary has announced that the results of its first 2008 Global Student E-book Survey completed by nearly 6,500 students throughout the world, representing approximately 400 individual institutions, are now publicly available at no cost

World Wealth Report 2008

"High Net Worth population rises to over 10 million, with assets reaching $40.7 Trillion, as average HNWI Wealth surpasses $4 Million for first time, reveals 2008 World Wealth Report. Download the 2008 report to learn more about how HNWI populations grew by 6.0% in 2007, to a total of 10.1 million individuals with the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America advancing and outpacing more developed regions"

BioOne and PCG announce marketing and sales partnership for North America

BioOne and Publishers Communication Group have announced their new partnership. "Beginning September 2008, PCG will provide exclusive marketing, sales representation and library customer service in North America for BioOne's prestigious journals aggregation databases. PCG will assume responsibility for supporting all current BioOne subscribers in North America, and will provide comprehensive marketing and sales activities to ensure growth in key U.S. and Canadian markets"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

FLICC announces awards for federal librarianship

"The Federal Library and Information Center Committee has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public"

University of Calgary funds Open Access Authors Fund

University of Calgary (Canada) professors and graduate students will now have access to a $100,000 Open Access Authors Fund designed to increase the amount of publicly available research. The new fund is the first of its magnitude in Canada

LLRX.com June, 2008 update

LLRX.com June, 2008 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

Polaris announces Polaris Fusion

"Polaris Library Systems has announced the general release of Polaris Fusion, a proprietary digital collection management system. Polaris Fusion integrates digital content and the Polaris PowerPAC, enabling patrons to search for and retrieve digital materials without leaving the public catalog. Patrons have the ability to view, read, listen to, or download material by clicking on one of the enriched data links displayed in the search results"

Innovating e-Learning online conference 2008

Innovating e-Learning online conference 2008 takes place 4-7 November 2008. This is the third JISC Online Conference run by the e-learning programme which will look at the 'productive and energising tension between the tired and tested, with the wholly innovative'

ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication 2008

ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication 2008 - December 1-3, 2008 - Portland, Oregon, USA

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CLIR Issues - Number 63

CLIR Issues - Number 63 May/June 2008 - is now available from the Council on Library and Information Resources

Podcast: Great expectations of ICT

"Great Expectations of ICT: how HE institutions are measuring up is a new report that is being published by JISC and Ipsos Mori. The research follows an initial study carried out with sixth form students about their expectations about the use and availability of technology when entering higher education. This new research shows what their experiences were like during their first year and in particular their use of web 2.0 technologies. In this podcast Rebecca O'Brien speaks firstly to Charles Hutchings, market research manager at JISC, about the report and then later to one of the students who took part in the study"

Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries published by Emory University Libraries is now available in PDF format

The Code4Lib Journal - Issue 3

The Code4Lib Journal - Issue 3 is now available

From the Iron Curtain to the electronic fence

From the Iron Curtain to the electronic fence. Speaker: Rebecca Ursell, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Manager - 8 July 2008 - London, UK

E-News for ARL Directors, June 23, 2008

E-News for ARL Directors, June 23, 2008 is now available online


"MagCloud is a new web service that will provide small independent magazine publishers, online content owners, and small businesses, the ability to custom publish digitized magazines and economically print and fulfill on demand"

Digital Libraries Facebook Group

Digital Libraries Facebook Group - For building a community of those interested in digital libraries and related activities, including electronic libraries, digital repositories, institutional repositories, content management systems, courseware management systems

2008 LITA National Forum

2008 LITA National Forum: Technology and Community: Building the Techno Community Library - October 16-19, 2008 - Cincinnati, Ohio. USA. See also the LITA National Forum on Facebook

Monday, June 23, 2008

Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh digitisation project

The Glasgow School of Art has recently completed a project to digitise Charles Rennie Mackintosh's sketchbook of Northern Italy. The sketchbook relates to part of a tour of Italy undertaken by the Scottish architect in 1891. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and GSA. The project website also includes up to date photographs of the buildings sketched by Mackintosh

Universal Edit Button

The Universal Edit Button is a green pencil icon in a browser address bar that indicates a web page is editable. It is similar to the orange "broadcast" RSS icon that indicates there is an RSS feed available

Saturday, June 21, 2008

100 Awesome Youtube Vids for Librarians

"Librarians should no longer be thought of as fuddy duddy types with long dusty cardigans or pince-nez dangling around their necks. These days, public librarians and academic librarians are on the cutting edge, dedicated to bringing their resources and their patrons into the 21st century with technology. Librarians are also bloggers, IT professionals, database managers, technology mavens; and these YouTube videos and tutorials are just for them. Watch these vodcasts and recordings to learn about new library tools, interesting literacy campaigns and outreach programs, and even hysterical videos about library stereotypes that are circulating on the Internet" - Source: Laura Milligan, Accredited Degrees

Library Budget Predictions for 2008

Publishers Communication Group has published a research report entitled Library Budget Predictions for 2008 - "As part of our service to the library community we are making this report freely available. In an increasingly competitive global market place, knowledge of budget change at international institutions helps provide context and will hopefully allow you to better position your institution in the coming year"

ABC-CLIO eZine - June 2008

The June 2008 issue of the ABC-CLIO eZine is now available online

BMJ Case Reports

"BMJ Case Reports - a new online resource that will make over 1000 case reports available when the full site launches in September this year. To support the sophisticated functionality required to extract the full value of individual articles, an advanced new online platform is being developed for BMJ Case Reports, in partnership with HighWire Press"

LibGig (beta)

"LibGig is a new professional networking website dedicated to bringing together everyone who accesses, organizes, creates, manages, produces or distributes information for a living. Our goal is to establish a common, human link within the enormous and multi-faceted information industry through dialogue, interaction and sharing of interesting stories, as well as dynamic and exclusive content that encourages feedback and debate"

Intertek Standards Store

"Thomson Reuters has partnered with Intertek to launch a new online standards store. This new store is supported by Techstreet from Thomson Reuters, and offers a wide range of industry codes and standards to ensure safety, quality and compliance in manufactured products. Product testing and certification customers also can receive updates on standards via custom email alerts"

The African American National Biography now available

"The African American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press, presents history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 through to notable black citizens of the present day. Available initially as a handsome 8-volume set containing over 4,000 entries written and signed by distinguished scholars, the AANB continues to grow along with the field of African American biographical research, and continuous updates to the online edition will bring the total number of lives profiled to more than 5,000"

Podcast: Criminal ancestors: trial records at The UK National Archives

"Nigel Taylor take us through a short introduction into the records that can be used to trace criminal ancestors"

MLA 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition call for participation

A call for participation in the Medical Library Association 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition has been announced. MLA '09 is being held May 15-20 in Hawaii, USA

Calgary Public Library celebrates 100th birthday

The Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada, is celebrating it's 100th birthday

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2008 winner

The winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2008 has been announced: Steven Carroll for his novel The Time We Have Taken

Elsevier Foundation calls for grant proposals

The Elsevier Foundation is again seeking proposals for grants under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, which focuses on improving the capacity of developing world libraries through training, infrastructure, technology and digitization and preservation of STM information. Proposals are also sought for the New Scholars program, which assists young scholars in advancing their careers. Proposals are due by September 1, 2008. Grants will be awarded in December 2008

Omeka 0.9.2 is now available to the public

"Omeka is a web platform for publishing collections and exhibitions online. Designed for cultural institutions, enthusiasts, and educators, Omeka is easy to install and modify and facilitates community-building around collections and exhibits. Omeka is free and open source"

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: What Do They Do? Answers here.

People have all kinds of jobs, occupations and pastimes. In this brainteaser, can you describe what each of these people does?

1. Archer.
2. Croupier.
3. Bibliophile.
4. Chorister.
5. Picador.
6. Flautist.
7. Numismatist.
8. Cooper.
9. Funambulist.
10. Phillumenist.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 3/2

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - Vol 3, No 2 (2008) is now available

FreePint Newsletter 255

FreePint Newsletter 255 - 19 June, 2008 now available

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Society of Authors Authors' Awards 2008

Annual awards and prizes judged by writers and hosted by the Society of Authors. More than GBP70,000 in prize money was presented to twenty-three writers on Wednesday 18 June 2008 at a reception held in the Great Hall at Bart's in West Smithfield. The awards were introduced by the Chair of the Society of Authors, Tracy Chevalier, and presented by Terry Pratchett

Jodi Awards 2008

"The Jodi Awards 2008 will be presented on December 5 at The British Museum. The call for nominations is due on June 19, and the deadline for nominations is October 3. The awards are for museums, libraries, archives and heritage venues that use technology to provide access to collections and learning for disabled people, e.g. websites, interactive objects, audio-guides, PDAs and virtual reality shows"

Spoken Word Services

"Spoken Word Services is based in the Saltire Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. Our core aim is to enhance and transform educational experience through the integration of digitised spoken word audio and video into learning and teaching"

ticTOCs Beta 2.0 now available

"A new and much improved version of ticTOCs, the free journal Tables of Contents Service, is now available. As well as a number of changes to the interface, content now includes 7,733 journal Tables of Contents (TOCs), with details of 170,107 articles, collected from 72 publishers"

H.W. Wilson and MLA to make article-level records available in OCLC WorldCat.org

"Database producers H.W. Wilson and MLA have agreed to make article-level records available in WorldCat.org, increasing visibility and access to authoritative content licensed by libraries on the Web"


"Metalogue is a forum for sharing thoughts on all things related to knowledge organization by and for libraries, hosted by Karen Calhoun, Vice President, WorldCat and Metadata Services for OCLC. Karen is joined often by friends and colleagues from all over the globe, who contribute perspectives and experiences about the current and future state of cataloguing and metadata"

FictionDB.com relaunched

"FictionDB.com has relaunched its reference website with new access to its comprehensive book database for fiction readers. Previously a subscription-only service, FictionDB now offers free access to over 50,000 author book lists and 200,000 unique titles. In addition FictionDB provides series lists, synopses and pseudonyms - all in a simple, easy-to-use format"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - June 19, 2008

Supporting diversity and equality through improved access

"The JISC TechDis Service has joined forces with the Publishers Association to provide resources which have the potential to transform the delivery of learning materials to disabled students and staff. These two resources, developed in collaboration with the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and several major publishers, will support the delivery of materials in alternative formats to meet the needs of people with a range of disabilities, a crucial requirement for equality of access for all students and staff in education and research"

CADAIR from Aberystwyth University

"CADAIR is Aberystwyth University's online research repository. It is designed to archive, preserve and make available the research output of the university. It can store journal papers, conference papers, technical reports, data sets, images or any other digital object. CADAIR allows the easy deposit of such items where they will be preserved and made available on the web"

IngentaConnect has had a facelift

IngentaConnect has had a facelift - "We've just rolled out a new design that gives the site an altogether cleaner, fresher and more modern look and feel. We've not moved any buttons or changed any of the navigation, so you'll find that everything is where you expect it to be and works just as it previously did"


Book Glutton - Read and discuss books online. Offers options to upload text, or form or join groups based on published works

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly Volume 41 Number 2 2008

Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly Volume 41 Number 2 2008 is now available for download

Presentations from The Future of Cataloging: A PALINET Symposium

Presentations from The Future of Cataloging: A PALINET Symposium, held May 29, 2008, are now available

Four more Henry VIII Letters and Papers volumes now live

"Four more volumes of the Letters and Papers of Henry VIII are now live. These volumes include two covering 1545, the antepenultimate year of Henry's reign. There are also now over 100 volumes live from the project of which this series forms part: British History Online's completion of the digitization of the calendars of state papers"

Podcast: Beyond The Book #49: From the Book Industry Study Group

"By exclusive arrangement with the Book Industry Study Group, Beyond the Book presents an interview with the co-authors of Book Industry TRENDS 2008 - The Only Complete View of the Book Publishing Industry, featuring Michael Healy, BISG Executive Director, and Fordham University Prof. Albert N. Greco of the Institute for Publishing Research"

World Information Access 2008 Report

"The World Information Access 2008 Report presents important trends in the distribution of information and communication technologies around the world"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New issue of Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research - Vol 3, No 1 (2008) is now available

11th Annual Accessing Higher Ground

"Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting for people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Other topics include legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources - including Web pages and library resources - accessible" 11-14 November, 2008 - Colorado, USA

EBSCOhost 2.0 BETA preview

"The EBSCOhost 2.0 BETA preview is designed to help users test drive and familiarize themselves with the new interface and its many exciting features coming in July of 2008. Users may experience some limitations during use of the BETA site while the interface is being completed"

Survey by the Text Encoding Initiative

"The Text Encoding Initiative is exploring the feasibility of a benefit of membership in the form of a negotiated vendor discount for producing machine-readable, xml-encoded text in small- to medium-scale digitization projects. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey in order to provide us with information that would help us negotiate with vendors on the basis of an accurate assessment of the nature and extent of demand for such a benefit"

Music Library Association Newsletter - May-June 2008

Music Library Association Newsletter - No. 153 (May-June 2008) is now available

2008 Information Professional of the Year

"Thomson Reuters has announced that Jan Weaver, Medical Librarian at Deakin University, was named the 2008 Information Professional of the Year by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Australia and New Zealand Chapter. The announcement was made during the SLA conference on June 16 in Seattle, WA"

GL Compendium

"GL Compendium is a quarterly news report on grey literature. It is designed to guide practitioners and inform researchers and educators in their search for and access to grey literature. GLC is an international, multi-disciplinary one-stop source on valuable grey literature. It taps into web-based resources and collections, harvests quality information and makes it available on your desktop in digital format"

Monday, June 16, 2008

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2008 longlist

The longlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2008 has been announced

Fourth Annual OCLC Western Digital Forum

Fourth Annual OCLC Western Digital Forum - August 14-15, 2008 - Tacoma, Washington, USA

lis-e-journals is changing to lis-e-resources on 1 July 2008

"The lis-e-resources discussion list is the new name for lis-e-journals, a list owned and managed by the UKSG, which was initially set up to discuss matters relating to e-journal provision and management. Lis-e-resources now officially extends the scope to include all e-resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, web services) which can be purchased, leased on subscription models, or available on open access..."

The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2008 winners

The winners of the 2008 Guild of Food Writers Awards have been announced

Hamish Hamilton goes to Canada

From The Bookseller: "Penguin Canada is to launch a new literary fiction imprint, Hamish Hamilton Canada. The imprint will launch in March of next year with an inaugural list including novels by critically acclaimed Canadian authors Kim Echlin and Colin McAdam, and British writer Ali Smith. Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi and Hisham Matar will also appear under the Hamish Hamilton Canada imprint"

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #26

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #26 : "This week's episode talks about television, Usenet News, and online video-sharing". Previous Podcasts can be found here

Sunday, June 15, 2008

2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner

The winner of the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been awarded to Rawi Hage for De Niro's Game

ebrary launches new engineering and business e-book databases

"ebrary has announced the availability of two new subscription databases of e-books, manuals and other authoritative content in Engineering and Business. Designed for corporations, these new databases feature hundreds of current, essential titles from renowned publishers and are available under an enterprise-wide, unlimited-user access model"

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - June 2008

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - Volume 08, Number 06 - June 2008 is now available

The Reader - issue 29 available for download

"With the release of The Reader magazine, issue 30, in June 2008, readers will be able to download a copy of issue 29 of the magazine absolutely free"

Czech Digital Mathematics Library

"The aim of this project is to investigate, develop and apply techniques, methods and tools that would allow the creation of a suitable infrastructure and conditions for establishing what will become the Czech Digital Mathematics Library (DML-CZ). It will consist of the relevant mathematical literature which has been published throughout history in the Czech lands. Upon completion it will be incorporated into the World Digital Mathematics Library (WDML)"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

2008 Oklahoma Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Award have been announced

Credo Reference adds 24 key ABC-CLIO titles to its service

"Credo Reference and ABC-CLIO recently agreed to integrate 24 key ABC-CLIO titles into the Credo General Reference collection. With the new agreement, Credo users will have access to award-winning titles from ABC-CLIO. Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries was named an Outstanding Reference Source by RUSA, a division of the American Library Association, and Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: A Global Encyclopedia was chosen by CHOICE as an Outstanding Academic Title"

New York Library Association Conference & Trade Show 2008

New York Library Association Conference & Trade Show 2008 - November 6-7, 2008 - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

The Survey of Academic Libraries 2008-09 edition

"Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Academic Libraries 2008-09 Edition. It is based on data from 75 college libraries in the United States and Canada. Data is broken out by size and type of college, as well as for public and private institutions, to allow for easier benchmarking. The report's more than 300 tables of data present findings about trends in staffing and salaries, budgets, grants and endowments, special collections, content and materials spending, use of e-books and online services, capital budgets library building renovation and facilities management, information literacy, and many other issues of interest to academic librarians"

"Our Legacy" - from Saskatchewan, Canada

The University of Saskatchewan Archives and its six partner institutions have just completed a new website with over 4,000 descriptions and over 50,000 digitized items of archival and published material relating to First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit peoples. This site makes accessible materials about Aboriginal peoples which previously were difficult discover or only available locally. The webcast launch of Our Legacy is on June 17, 2008 at 4p.m. CST (6pm EDT). Webcast directions are here

Auction: Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

"On June 17 2008, Christie's New York will offer a remarkable single-owner collection: Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library. This unique ensemble features over 300 lots from six revolutionary centuries of scientific, mathematical and philosophical thought. The sale offers outstanding works by Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Johnannes Kepler, Sir Isaac Newton, and many more including a number of works never seen on the market before. The collection is expected to realize in excess of $6 million"

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #46

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #46 - Doing the Wikipedia thing already

1. Britannica's New Site
2. OCLC: A Review
3. What if our assumptions about the millenials' Internet and computer habits were wrong?
4. Prediction: The Kindle Goes Down in FLAMES
5. 'Peak Information': Libraries and the End of Oil

Serials Solutions adds 500,000 eBooks to Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks

"Serials Solutions has announced that it has added over 500,000 eBooks from more than twenty providers to Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks. KnowledgeWorks provides the foundation for Serials Solutions 360 by integrating reliable metadata with all of the Serials Solutions 360 e-resource access and management services"

3rd Annual Global Information Industry Summit

3rd Annual Global Information Industry Summit - 9-11 September 2008 - London, UK

EDUCAUSE Quarterly - v31n2

EDUCAUSE Quarterly - Volume 31, Number 2 2008 is now available

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Green. Answers here.

1. In the USA, what is a "greenback"?
2. In a theatre, television studio, etc., what is a "green room"?
3. What is the meaning of the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side"?
4. The colour green lies between which two colours on the colour spectrum?
5. Which composer used the tune "Greensleeves" in his opera "Sir John in Love" and his "Fantasia on Greensleeves"?
6. Which environmental organisation, founded in Canada in 1971, had its ship the "Rainbow Warrior" sunk in Auckland harbour in 1985?
7. Which board game includes a character called Reverend Green or Mister Green (in North America)?
8. Which US soul singer and songwriter, whose surname is Green, was made widely popular by his hit "Tired of Being Alone" in 1971?
9. What did Shakespeare call "the green-eyed monster"?
10. Which state in the USA is nicknamed the "Green Mountain State"?

ProQuest to acquire Dialog

ProQuest has signed an agreement under which it would acquire the Thomson Reuters Dialog business

Crime writer inspires Britain's first sponsored police car

"Brighton & Hove (UK) police receive a five-door saloon as a 'thank you' from bestselling local writer Peter James" - The Guardian

Podcast: Upfront and Unscripted with Jeff Bezos

"In this Upfront and Unscripted session, visionaries Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, and Chris Anderson, Executive Editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail, participate in a one-on-one informal but incisive discussion focused on the evolving impact of Amazon's Kindle on publishing models and reader habits"

OverDrive Digital Library

OverDrive Digital Library - Digital collection provided by SJLibrary.org, a collaboration of San Jose Public Libraries and San Jose State University Library

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage Embraces the Digital Age

"The renowned Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage takes a leap into the digital world by making its 2008 edition available online as an electronic book. The free preview allows for unlimited searching; the search results are available in a 'snippet' format. To search, browse and read the book in full requires a subscription. This can be made online and access is immediate. This is the first time that a Debrett's publication has been made available in a digital format and will allow web users to readily browse and research details of those in Britain's aristocracy"

The Big Smoke - exhibition

"Did you know that road traffic accidents in London kill less than 1 person each day, while smoking cigarettes kills 1 Londoner every hour? Or that cigarette butts account for 40% of the litter on London's streets? Despite these bleak statistics 2 million Londoners regularly light up to enjoy a cigarette. One year on from the smoking ban, The Big Smoke looks at the history of smoking in London and life in the capital since the ban" - The Big Smoke runs from 1 July to 21 September 2008 and is free at the Museum of London

Homeland Security Digital Library

"The Homeland Security Digital Library s the nation's (United States) premier collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents. It supports local, state, tribal and federal analysis and decision-making needs and assists academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research. The HSDL provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and research reports from various universities, organizations, local agencies and state agencies"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - June 12, 2008


"Issuu is the place for online publications: Magazines, catalogs, documents, and stuff you'd normally find on print. It's the place where YOU become the publisher: Upload a document, it's fast, easy, and totally FREE. Find and comment on thousands of great publications. Join a living library, where anyone finds publications about anything and share them with friends"

AIDA: A JISC project

"AIDA will create a self-assessment tool for describing institutional readiness and capabilities for digital asset management and digital preservation. The tool will take into account different states of institutional preparedness when recommending options or highlighting threats to assets. The project is targeted at digital assets held in HE and FE Institutions in the United Kingdom"

The Australian Journal of Anthropology

Wiley-Blackwell and the Australian Anthropological Society have announced a new agreement to partner in the publication of The Australian Journal of Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell will also publish the backfiles from the AAS's previous publication, Mankind

Internet Librarian International 2008 Provisional Programme

The Provisional Programme for Internet Librarian International 2008 - 16-17 October 2008 - London, UK, is now available

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Taylor & Francis Group expands relationship with ScholarOne

"The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced that Taylor & Francis has increased its current contract to license Manuscript Central for the online peer-review management of an additional 470 journals worldwide. The total number of 770 journals that will be using Manuscript Central span across the scientific, technical, medical, humanities and social science disciplines"

Evergreen/IslandPines system at UPEI library

The University of Prince Edward Island library is the first academic library anywhere to adopt the Evergreen/IslandPines system

Playback plan for 81 years of BBC favourites

From The Guardian: "From Dixon of Dock Green to David Attenborough's finest, Hancock's Half Hour and Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC has vowed to create a home on the web for all its programmes past and present, in an attempt to exploit the 'long tail' of its archive. Spanning 81 years of radio and television, the project will create a web page for every episode of every single programme ever broadcast on the BBC, and be the basis of a future plan to introduce a searchable vault of archived shows"

Creative Commons Newsletter - June 2008

Creative Commons Newsletter - Number 7, June 2008, is now available

DOE Data Explorer

"The DOE Data Explorer is an information tool which includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information based on the information found at various data-hosting Web sites. The DOE Data Explorer can be used to find collections of scientific research data, such as computer simulations, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, numeric files, and scientific images. It is intended to be particularly useful to students, the public, and to researchers who are new to a field or looking for experimental or observational data outside their normal field of expertise. Each collection is funded either in whole or in part by the Department of Energy"

Nature Publishing Group Language Editing

"Nature Publishing Group Language Editing (NPG Language Editing)is a premium quality, English language editing service for researchers preparing papers for publication in international scientific or medical journals. Our focus is on improving the clarity and sense of the manuscript, so that your results stand out"

More than $1.2 million awarded to Native American Libraries

"On June 10, 2008 the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded Native American tribes across the United States $1.22 million dollars to improve and sustain their library services. The grant monies will be distributed among 209 tribes, and will bolster library services offered by Native American tribal communities and Alaskan Native villages"

Guildford Book Festival

Guildford Book Festival - 16-25 October 2008 - Guildford, United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Magazine Week 2008

Magazine Week will take place between 29 September and 5 October 2008 - "In the UK, we are officially a nation of magaholics, with over 2,000 magazines sold every minute of every day in the UK and a whopping 500 new titles launched every year. There's something special about that 'magazine moment' and Magazine Week is a great chance to celebrate our love of magazines"

A Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions

"The Joint Information Systems Committee funded Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions has just been published. The report contains chapters covering Approaches to e-journal preservation, Publisher licensing and legal deposit, Comparisons of Six Current e-Journal Archiving Programmes (LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, Portico, the KB e-depot, OCLC's Electronic Collections Online, and the British Library's e-journal Digital Archive), Practical experience of e-journal archiving solutions, Evaluation of four common scenarios/trigger events, and Criteria for judging relevance and value of new archiving initiatives. There are two appendices on Publisher Participation in different programmes"

Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter - June 2008

The June 2008 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available

Library 2.0 Gang Podcast: June 2008

Library 2.0 Gang Podcast: June 2008 - "Against the background of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, we have seen the emergence of complemtory, or bolt-on, products for Library Systems. Gradually we are seeing a moving away from the tradition of libraries purchasing absolutely everything from their ILS vendor. It is now becoming normal for libraries to purchase URL Resolvers, Electronic Resource Management software, and Federated Search products from 3rd parties. This trend is becoming most prevalent in the area of search and discovery interfaces, these 'Bolt-on OPACs' being available from both commercial and open source providers. Our guest Taco Ekkel is Director of Development for Medialab Solutions, the Amsterdam based company who produced Aquabrowser, the first commercial example of a complementary OPAC. He is joined by Gang members Matt Goldner, Betsy Graham, Andrew Nagy, Marshall Breeding, and Carl Grant, to discuss where these products are going and what was learnt from Aquabrowser"

WebSearch University 2008

WebSearch University is devoted to how information professionals can most effectively and efficiently apply Internet resources to their individual work situations - September 22-23, 2008 - Washington, DC, USA


"Lingro is a project that aims to create an online environment that will allow anyone, in reading a foreign language website, a quick and easy means to translate words they don’t understand"

Encompass Project

"The CILIP Encompass project (formerly known as the Compass project) encourages people from black and minority ethnic communities to join and progress within the library and information profession"

Monday, June 09, 2008

Booktime - June 2008 press release

"Booktrust has announced that over two million free books will be given to every reception-aged pupil and Year 7 pupil in England by Christmas 2008. The Booktime programme for reception-aged pupils (4-5 years old) and Booked Up programme for Year 7 pupils (aged 11-12), are both run by the independent national charity Booktrust, with the aim of encouraging reading for pleasure. The programmes are supported by the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) with an allocation of over GBP4m, making both programmes free to all participating schools"

Journal of Electronic Publishing - Spring 2008

Journal of Electronic Publishing: a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users - volume 11 issue 2 - Spring 2008 is now available

C&RL News - June 2008

C&RL News - Volume 69, No. 6 June 2008 is now available from ACRL

SCONUL Conference and AGM 2008

SCONUL Conference and AGM 2008 - 11-13 June 2008 - Edinburgh, Scotland

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #25

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #25 : "This week's episode features an interview by the podcast audio production engineer with Blake Carver as well as a commentary on the seemingly nebulous yet rather important topic of resilience". Previous Podcasts can be found here

OpenBook WordPress Plugin

"OpenBook is a WordPress plugin that displays a book cover image, title, author, and publisher inside posts or pages using data from Open Library. OpenBook is for book reviewers, book bloggers, library webmasters, anyone who wants to put book covers and data on their WordPress blog or website"

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Version 72

Version 72 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. SEPB presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet. Compiled by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

BMJ Group Institutional Newsletter - June 2008

The June 2008 issue of the BMJ Group Institutional Newsletter is now available

Wiki for CILIP South East Kent sub branch

"This Wiki has been set up by CILIP South East Kent sub branch in response to a half day training with Phil Bradley, on Web 2.0 resources and libraries. On these pages you will find information about the Kent Sub Branch, details of our meetings, and also information from the Web 2.0 training that Phil Bradley held on May 29 2008 at Holmesdale Technology College"

UKSG Annual Conference 2009 - Call for Topics/Papers

For the first time the UK Serials Group Annual Conference is inviting suggestions for topics and speakers for the 2009 conference in Torquay, UK to be held on the 30 March to 1 April 2009. The conference is attended by international librarians, publishers and intermediaries, and addresses the standards, processes and technologies of scholarly communication

Renew Training

"Renew Training is a company set up to serve journal publishers' industry training needs. The company will initially offer two training courses and will run both of them in September and November this year. The courses will then run 3 times a year thereafter"

New England Journal of Medicine beta site

"beta.nejm.org is the place to see the ideas for new features that are brewing at the New England Journal of Medicine Online. On the beta site we will be experimenting with presentations of articles, images, audio, and video"

iCopyright introduces new web licensing services

"iCopyright has launched two new instant licensing services that help online publishers promote lawful reuses of their copyrighted content while protecting their rights. These services are responsive to the explosive growth in blogging and social networking, where sharing valued content is appealing to readers but often vexing to the original publishers."


UPSpace is the open access digital research repository of the University of Pretoria in South Africa

Taking reading to the great outdoors

"The National Year of Reading will be launching a series of projects to inspire outdoor reading and storytelling within local communities nationwide. Our campaign will start with a fantastical show garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show in July to inspire 'bedtime reading'. The show garden will take visitors on an imaginative walk through the unexpected and feature stories from well-known children and adult books"

Wikis about OA

Wikis about OA is a list of wikis focusing on open access and related issues

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Indiana Magazine of History online

"Indiana University has placed more than a century of state history on the Internet. The effort by the university's digital library program and the Indiana Magazine of History makes available every issue of the magazine since its inception in 1905 through 2006. New issues will be added two years after publication. The free database contains searchable text and images from more than 40,000 pages of articles on Indiana history. A companion site to the online magazine offers lesson plans geared for primary- and secondary-school teachers" - AP

Free ISBNs to educational publishers in 2008

"The Association of Educational Publishers has announced that it has entered into an unprecedented partnership with Bowker in which Bowker will provide all AEP members free ISBNs from July 1 through December 31 of 2008 for any product in their current catalog or on their backlist"

First Monday - June 2008

First Monday - Volume 13, Number 6, 2 June 2008 now available

Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Wiki

Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Wiki "collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers"

ARL: A Bimonthly Report - June 2008

ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 258 (June 2008) is now available


Twing - A new alternative search engine for online communities and forums. Helps users find forum content on any topic that is not sufficiently visible in conventional search engines because of search algorithms that place weight on variables like external links that are not as relevant to forums

Friday, June 06, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

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

1. In 1876, was General Custer killed in the Battle of Little Bighorn or the Battle of Big Littlehorn?
2. Declan Patrick McManus is the real name of which rock star: Elvis Costello, Sting, or David Bowie?
3. Algeria is bounded on the north by which sea?
4. What is measured by an odometer?
5. The Battle of Agincourt in 1415 was fought in which country?
6. Was the actor Michael J. Fox, star of the "Back to the Future" trilogy, born in the USA, Canada or Britain?
7. Does a centimetre equal 0.29 inches, 0.39 inches or 0.49 inches?
8. Which English poet was described as "mad, bad and dangerous to know"?
9. Is the bassoon a woodwind instrument, a brass instrument or a percussion instrument?
10. In the early 1980s, who was a member of the pop duo Wham! with George Michael?

Crossroads - June 2008

Crossroads: the newsletter of WebJuntion.org - June 2008 issue is now available

Online IFLA Membership Directory 2007-2009

The Online IFLA Membership Directory 2007-2009 contains information about the following IFLA members:

* International and National Association Members
* Institutional Members
* Institutional sub-units
* One-person Library Centres
* School Libraries
* Personal Affiliates and Students
* Gold/Silver/Bronze Corporate Partners

Podcast: Royal Navy Service Records

Mark Pearsall covers the main sources for officers and ratings service records in this introductory talk about Royal Navy Service Records from the late 18th Century to the early 20th Century - The UK National Archives Podcast Series

Bloomsday 2008

"Bloomsday is a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The day is a secular holiday in Ireland. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, and 16 June was the date of Joyce's first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, when they walked to the Dublin village of Ringsend"

The Bibliographic Ontology 1.0 published

"The Bibliographic Ontology Specification provides main concepts and properties for describing citations and bibliographic references (i.e. quotes, books, articles, etc) on the Semantic Web"

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week

Librarians' Internet Index - New This Week - June 5, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

FreePint Newsletter 254

FreePint Newsletter 254 - 5 June, 2008 now available

ALA 2006-2007 Annual Report

The American Library Association has posted on its Web site its online annual report for 2006-2007, covering the year's conferences, partnerships, programs, issues, highlights and more

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - June/July 2008

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - June/July 2008 now available

Open Everything

"Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open"

Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008 winner

Rose Tremain is the winner of Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008 for The Road Home

Journal of Legal Analysis

"The Journal of Legal Analysis is now accepting submissions. Tentatively scheduled to begin publication in the Fall of 2008, the JLA aspires to publish the best of legal scholarship. The JLA welcomes social scientific research, but will not limit itself to such work. Instead, the journal will publish law-related articles from all disciplinary perspectives. JLA will be faculty-edited and refereed, and published by the Harvard University Press. It will be available free of charge on the web; hard copies will be available for purchase on demand"

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog update

The June 4, 2008 edition of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog from Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is now available


"SearchMonkey is fundamentally about transforming the way search results are compiled and displayed by leveraging the same structured data that powers the millions of pages indexed by Yahoo! Search. By sharing structured data with Yahoo!, site owners and content publishers can build more useful, relevant and visually appealing search results, which can increase the quantity and quality of traffic from Yahoo! Search...."

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature

Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature - December 8-9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008 Code4lib Conference video presentations

Video presentations from the 2008 Code4lib Conference are now available

Britannica's new site

"Encyclopaedia Britannica is about to launch a new initiative that we're very enthusiastic about. The main thrust of this initiative is to promote greater participation by both our expert contributors and readers. Both groups will be invited to play a larger role in expanding, improving, and maintaining the information we publish on the Web under the Encyclopaedia Britannica name as well as in sharing content they create with other Britannica visitors. A complete redesign, editing tools, and incentive programs will give expert contributors and users the means to take part in the further improvement of Encyclopaedia Britannica and in the creation and publication of their own work"

Wiley-Blackwell to publish the Asian Journal of Control

Wiley-Blackwell has announced a new agreement to publish the Asian Journal of Control on behalf of the Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS) and the Asian Control Association (ACA). Wiley-Blackwell will assume publishing responsibilities beginning with Volume 10, Number 1

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, June 2008

Archives Hub Collections of the Month, June 2008: British Women's Emigration - "This month we look at the organisations encouraging the emigration of 'superfluous' unmarried British women to Britain's colonies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries"

New journals from SAGE Publications

SAGE Publications has announced that the following titles are now available online:

Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Nutrition in Clinical Practice

NISO / ALCTS Webinar: Demystifying Library Standards

NISO / ALCTS Webinar: Demystifying Library Standards - June 18, 2008

Cancer Prevention Research via HighWire Press

The journal Cancer Prevention Research from the American Association for Cancer Research is now online via Stanford's HighWire Press

Moulds and dust in libraries, archives and museums: conservation, health and legal implications

Moulds and dust in libraries, archives and museums: conservation, health and legal implications - 3 November 2008 - British Library, London, UK

HeinOnline Update - May 2008

HeinOnline Update - May 2008 is now available

Edge Hill University Short Story Competition 2008 shortlist

The shortlist for the Edge Hill University Short Story Competition 2008 has been announced

WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly on Project MUSE

WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly is now avialable on Project MUSE

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #122

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #122 - June 2 2008 is now available

LibriVox milestone

The LibriVox catalog has reached 1,500 items. "LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books."

Proceedings of the 152nd ARL Membership Meeting

Proceedings of the 152nd ARL Membership Meeting - Institutional Strategies Supporting E-Scholarship & Multidisciplinary Research - May 21–23, 2008 - Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Monday, June 02, 2008

Human Genomics and Proteomics from SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research

"SAGE and Hindawi are have announced the launch of Human Genomics and Proteomics, the first title from the two companies' joint venture: SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research. Human Genomics and Proteomics (HGP) is a peer-reviewed international open access journal, affiliated with FINDbase: the National/Ethnic Mutation Database, documenting frequencies of causative mutations leading to inherited disorders in various populations worldwide. The journal will provide a unique forum for the discussion of research on human genomics and proteomics, systems biology and various aspects of personalized medicine"

Borders UK launches beta site

Borders UK & Ireland has launched the beta version of its new transactional website. The retailer announced last year that it would launch its own website, ending its ties with Amazon, and users are now able to register to browse the new site

Information Today - June 2008 issues

The June 2008 issues of Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Searcher, are now available

JISC Legal Newsletter - May 2008

JISC Legal Newsletter for May 2008 is now available

Cognitive Neurodynamics on PubMed Central

Cognitive Neurodynamics is now available on PubMed Central

Ohio History on Project MUSE

Ohio History is now available on Project MUSE

Work Literacy

Work Literacy is "a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work"

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #24

LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast - Episode #24 : "This week's episode brings an interview with Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback about a recent Denial of Service incident they suffered. Another installment of Tech for Techies talks about lessons learned from the Revision3 incident and begins a discussion about the need to consider infrastructure". Previous Podcasts can be found here

Sunday, June 01, 2008

2008 Charleston Conference

"The 2008 Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, USA, November 5-8, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment"

The First World Summit on the Knowledge Society

The First World Summit on the Knowledge Society - 24-28 September, 2008 - Athens, Greece

Kete Version 1.0 released

"Horowhenua Library Trust and Katipo Communications in New Zealand have annouced the release of Kete Version 1.0. Kete provides a platform for developing community contributed content. It allows uploading of different types of content: topics (html text based content), documents, audio files, images, movies and links. Kete is the Maori word for basket, in the Kete system a basket is the overall organising structure for content. Beyond baskets content is organised by the community using tagging and relating pieces of content to each other"

2008 Red House Children's Book Award winners

The winners of the 2008 Red House Children's Book Award have been announced

"We can't let schools become book-free zones"

"School libraries are suffering, and even closing, as resources are cut, staff 'redeployed' and the internet deemed more important to learning than printed matter and professionals who can sort the wheat from the chaff. Tara Brabazon, professor of media studies at the University of Brighton, UK, says we must fight to defend the invaluable contribution libraries make to information literacy and to an informed citizenry..." More at Times Higher Education

London Lit Plus 2008

"London Lit Plus (LL+) is an open festival, which means anyone can participate, and anyone can hold an event. All you have to do to be included is to submit your event, and we’ll add it to the list on this website. We want to showcase all the wonderful literary goings-on in London that we can in a two-week period. The only conditions for entry are that it must be literary, it must be within the M25, and it must be taking place between 5 and 19 July 2008. We'd particularly like independent publishers and booksellers and schools to get involved, but everyone is invited"


"Bkkeepr allows you to track your reading and make bookmarks via text message and the web. It uses Twitter as it's source, generating a timeline of everyone's reading, as well as pages for people, and pages for books. Once added, users can add their books to the LibraryThing account, check library availability, and much more. There are also all the RSS feeds and widgets you’d expect"