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

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography version 78

Version 78 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. "The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (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 works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical. In cases where the publisher frequently changes journal URLs with providing public notification or URL redirection, included URLs are to the publisher's domain, not to individual articles. SEPB versions are cumulative"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Europeana eNews - June 2010

Europeana eNews is published 6 times a year. It brings you stories about Europe's cultural and scientific heritage as well as updates on the organisations and technical developments that build and enhance the Europeana.eu portal - June 2010 issue now available

Desmond Elliott Prize 2010 winner announced

Desmond Elliott Prize 2010 winner announcedAli Shaw has been named as the winner of the GBP10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize, for The Girl with Glass Feet, published by Atlantic Books. Elizabeth Buchan, Chair of the Judges, comments: "After some soul searching and much debate, we decided on The Girl with Glass Feet as our winner. This is an extraordinary first novel - bold, original, tragic and endlessly surprising. In its exploration of frozen landscapes, both interior and exterior, and in its precisely detailed and articulated fantasy, it is possible to see a substantial author of the future"

Open Library integrates digital lending

The Internet Archive has announced two new borrowing options through Open Library: borrowing ebooks through OverDrive, and borrowing scanned books through participating libraries

6th International Digital Curation Conference

6th International Digital Curation Conference: This year's International Digital Curation Conference will be presented jointly by the Digital Curation Centre, UK and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) - 6 December 2010 - Chicago, USA

Springer introduces new open access journals

Springer introduces new open access journalsSpringer is expanding its open access offering to all disciplines. SpringerOpen will cover all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields and will be offered in cooperation with BioMed Central. The entire content of SpringerOpen journals – including research articles, reviews, and editorials - are fully and immediately open access, and are accessible to anyone with an internet connection. No subscription is needed

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London

Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian LondonOn Wednesday 30 June at 7.30pm, Head of the Wellcome Library, Dr Simon Chaplin will be giving a talk at Bruce Castle Museum in London entitled, Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London. In his talk, Simon will be exposing the the curious ambivalence of Londoners to the 'necessary evil' of body-snatching in 18th century London

Tales from the Terminal Room - June 2010

Tales from the Terminal Room - June 2010, Issue No. 90 is now available. Tales from the Terminal Room is an electronic newsletter that includes reviews and comparisons of information sources; useful tools for managing information; technical and access problems on the Net; and news of RBA's training courses and publications. Editor: Karen Blakeman. Published by RBA Information Services

UK government publications - 25 June 2010

The latest round up of new UK government publications this week - June 25 2010 from Intute and the LSE Library

Survey of Academic Librarians: Opinion of Library Budget Priorities

This 100+ page report examines the opinion of academic librarians of the budget priorities and spending patterns of their library. The report presents detailed data on librarian opinion on whether spending should be increased on books, e-books, databases, librarian salaries, computers and workstations, special collections, information literacy, and other library budget items. The report also presents detailed information on how librarians view their level of influence over the library budget, and how they evaluate their library's budgetary priorities

Journal of Information Literacy - Vol 4, No 1 (2010)

The Journal of Information Literacy is an international, peer- reviewed journal that aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice. JIL welcomes contributions that push the boundaries of IL beyond the educational setting and examine this phenomenon as a continuum between those involved in its development and delivery and those benefiting from its provision - Vol 4, No 1 (2010) now available

LIRG Conference/AGM 2010: public library service evaluation (UK)

"The LIRG Conference/AGM for 2010 will take place at the University of East London on Friday July 9. Attendence is free for LIRG members, GBP30 for non-members. This exciting event is an exploration of the major issues around evaluating public library services"

Sunday, June 27, 2010

museumaker (UK)

museumaker (UK)museumaker is a prestigious national project, involving sixteen museums across four participating regions. museumaker is unlocking the creative potential of collections through imaginative interchanges between the heritage and contemporary craft sectors. museumaker will run continuously until Spring 2011 with the first seven projects taking place over the Summer of 2010. Major events will take place in the four museumaker regions (East Midlands, London, South East and North East). museumaker is also organising a number of public lectures and workshops, as well as a national conference

LENUS - Irish health repository

LENUS is the Irish health repository for the HSE, managed by the Regional Library & Information Service at Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Loughborough - Suncat's newest Contributing Library (UK)

The serials' holdings of Loughborough University Library have been added to SUNCAT, bringing the total number of contributing libraries to 75, plus the CONSER database, the ISSN register and the Directory of Open Access Journals. Loughborough University is the 50th Higher Education library in SUNCAT and is currently contributing around 19,000 serials' records

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

Listy Cukrovarnicke a Reparske

Revista Bonplandia

Revista Fiabilitate si Durabilitate

Revista de Ciências da Administração : RCA

Revista Brasileira de Saúde e Produção Animal


Open Inflammation Journal

Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy


Oman Medical Journal

Public Health Reviews

Revista e-scrita : Revista do Curso de Letras da UNIABEU

Revista de História

California Italian Studies


LiBRI : Linguistic and Literary Broad Research and Innovation

Business and Economics Journal

Open Nanomedicine Journal

Recent Patents on Corrosion Science

Recent Patents on Space Technology

Emerging Leadership Journeys

Herakleion : Revista Interdisciplinar de Historia y Arqueología del Mediterráneo

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Google releases 500 scans of Ancient Greek and Latin texts for research

As part of its mission to make the world's books searchable and discoverable, Google has digitized over five hundred ancient Greek and Latin books

CARL E-Lert # 381

CARL E-Lert # 381, June 25 2010 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Heritage minister rakes copyright bill critics; Opponents say new copyright bill will lock down digital material; New report calls for greater education investment and more sophisticated innovation policies to ensure future prosperity; There's an App for That! Libraries and Mobile Technology: An Introduction to Public Policy Considerations

Above the Fold - June 18, 2010

Above the Fold is a Web-based newsletter published by OCLC Research. It has been developed to serve a broad international readership from libraries, archives and museums - June 18, 2010 - Vol. 3, No. 21 now available

Friday, June 25, 2010

IFLA Classification and Indexing Section Newsletter - June 2010

The June 2010 issue of the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section Newsletter is now available

Designing Libraries Newsletter Issue 20: June 2010

Designing Libraries Newsletter Issue 20: June 2010 is now available via Aberystwyth University, Wales

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - June 25, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Famous Last Words. Answers here.

1. I expect I shall have to die beyond my means (or "Either that wall paper goes, or I do")
2. Thy necessity is greater than mine.
3. I am just going outside and may be some time.
4. I shall hear in heaven.
5. Et tu, Brute (You too, Brutus?).
6. I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies.
7. I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
8. All my possessions for a moment of time.
9. Well, I've had a happy life.
10. How were the receipts today in Madison Square Garden?

National Library of Scotland goes smart with sQuid

"sQuidcard, the electronic money (eMoney) operator, has announced the addition of sQuid eMoney on the National Library of Scotland's smartcards in Edinburgh. Now library visitors and staff alike at the National Library of Scotland will be able to top up their NLS library card with money online, which they can use to pay for items in the library using the latest contactless smart card technology. The card can be used at the library café to buy a drink or snack, at the main registration desk and at the NLS shop to pay for gifts and other items"

2010 Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (Canada)

The eleventh Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute will be held in Emerald Lake, British Columbia from December 2 to 7, 2010. The Institute's mission is to assist professional librarians to develop, strengthen, and exercise their leadership skills so that they may be better equipped to formulate, articulate, and achieve the future changes required by libraries into the 21st century. Based on the premise of experiential learning, the Institute includes group and individual exercises, as well as the opportunity to learn in conversation with mentors, who have been chosen for their own leadership skills, and who will be participating as volunteers

'Freedom above all things': A display of John Selden's books at the Bodleian Library

'Freedom above all things': A display of John Selden's books at the Bodleian Library"The Bodleian Library July display features one of the prominent scholars of the 17th century, John Selden (1584-1654). Inspired by his motto 'Freedom above all things' which he started using in 1619 after being attacked by the church establishment, the display celebrates the 400th anniversary of Selden's first publications. Educated in Oxford and at the Inner Temple in London, he was hailed by his contemporaries as the greatest English scholar of his day. John Selden was the greatest historian of English law before the nineteenth century. But he was also a polymath with an insatiable appetite for knowledge of non-Western cultures. One of the greatest of all Christian Hebraists he also promoted the study of Arabic in England and was the friend and patron of the most important seventeenth-century Arabist, the first Oxford Professor of Arabic, Edward Pococke. Selden's correspondence network grew to encompass scholars from across Europe, and extended eastward to Aleppo in Syria. The books displayed here show some of the breadth of his explorations in diverse cultures and languages"

Free webcast: Scenario Planning for Research Libraries

"The Association of Research Libraries is hosting a webcast on Envisioning the Future of Research Libraries: ARL's Scenario Development Project on July 19, 2010, from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT. Research libraries are constantly thinking about and planning for the future. ARL is working to support and advance these activities by developing a new toolset for libraries through its project, 'Envisioning Research Library Futures: A Scenario Thinking Project.' This webcast will introduce the concept of scenario planning and highlight how it compares to and complements other prediction-oriented tools for planning, such as forecasting or trend analysis"

2010 CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winners

The winners of the 2010 CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal have been announced:

CILIP Carnegie Medal
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (illustrations by Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury)

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Freya Blackwood, Harry and Hopper (text by Margaret Wild, Scholastic)

The winners were announced at a ceremony at BAFTA in central London on 24 June 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#Ask4Stuff - from OCLC Innovation Lab

#Ask4Stuff is a new, Twitter-based service that returns a WorldCat search when you send a tweet with the tag #Ask4Stuff

FreePint Newsletter 304

FreePint Newsletter 304 - 24 June, 2010 now available

InSITE - June 21, 2010

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 15, No. 21, June 21, 2010 is now available. Contents:

# Antitrust Source
# Equal Rights Trust
# WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Colorado Association of Libraries Conference 2010

Colorado Association of Libraries Conference 2010 - October 7-9, 2010 - Loveland, CO, USA

Credo Reference’s Topic Pages now include ebrary content

"Credo Reference is now partnering with ebrary to provide a user-friendly customization option for the new Credo Topic Pages. Credo Reference users will now be able to research ebrary's extensive ebook content directly from the Credo Topic Pages. Designed to provide contextualized, orderly access to authoritative content, each of the approximately 9,000 Credo Topic Pages is a starting point that assembles topical material from resources within and outside the library. Now, libraries that include the additional content will see their ebrary collection on Topic Pages, customized to their library"

Free Open Access to the RDA Toolkit through August 31, 2010

Free Open Access to the RDA Toolkit through August 31, 2010 - "the resource to help you navigate from AACR2 to RDA - the new, unified standard for resource description and access, designed for the digital world and an expanding universe of metadata users."

Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action (USA)

Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action (USA)"Hot off the presses from ACRL - Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation's Academic Libraries: A Call for Action, edited by William Welburn, Janice Welburn, and Beth McNeil. In the current fiscal environment, college and university librarians must clearly articulate their value to the teaching, learning and research missions of their institutions. Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation's Academic Libraries provides a framework for opening dialogue and incorporating advocacy by exploring opportunities for advocacy and focusing on the world of civic engagement as well as the role of librarians as advocates on campus"

ALCTS Newsletter Online - June 2010

The June issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is available online. This issue includes announcements of programs and events that will take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington

Announcing new libraries in CLOCKSS

"The CLOCKSS community of libraries has grown rapidly in the first half of 2010, with 21 new libraries supporting the archive already this year. The libraries to join in the past six months include Oxford University, University of Utah, Vassar College, University of British Columbia, and the European University Institute, as well as members of the COPPUL consortium in Canada and the VIVA consortium in Virginia. Since it was incorporated in October 2009, CLOCKSS has expanded its community to 60 libraries worldwide, with eleven archive nodes at major libraries in North America, Europe, and Asia. CLOCKSS is a dark archive governed by the community of participating libraries and publishers"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Bodleian publication: The first Rough Guide for Pilgrims

New Bodleian publication: The first Rough Guide for PilgrimsBodleian Library Publishing's new translation of a rare fifteenth-century pilgrimage account to the Holy Land is perhaps the first known travel guide, and offers compelling insights into travel, religious faith and the topography of Medieval Europe. William Wey was a Devon priest, Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, and Bursar of Eton College. Granted special dispensation by Henry VI to go on lengthy pilgrimages, he made three trips between 1456 and 1462 - to Compostella, Rome, and the Holy Land. Prompted by his friends to write an account of his travels, Wey describes in vivid detail his journeys across a Europe embroiled in turmoil. Uniquely, he includes word lists and practical advice on kit, such as taking a small chamber pot should you be too ill to climb to the upper deck of the galley, on conduct, exchange rates, and currency. Wey's account is the first to include this indispensable travel information and, as such, is essentially the original 'Rough Guide for Pilgrims'. The Itineraries of William Wey is the first modern translation of Wey’s travelogues, opening up his writing to a new generation of pilgrims. An intriguing and devout person, Wey is adventurous, highly observant and eminently resourceful. While waiting for the pilgrim galley to sail to Jaffa, for example, Wey spent over a month in Venice and gives a colourful description of a mercantile city in its heyday. Not only was Venice a good place to exchange money and stock up on provisions, but also a theatre of civic pageantry and drama, as Wey describes with awe the elaborate funeral procession of the Doge and the inauguration of his successor

The Code4Lib Journal - Issue 10

The Code4Lib Journal - Issue 10 is now available. The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future

New report: Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians

ACRL has released a new report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025, to prompt academic librarians to consider what trends may impact the future of higher education in order to take strategic action now. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching in the History Department of Ohio State University, and Kara J. Malenfant, ACRL scholarly communications and government relations specialist, the report presents 26 possible scenarios for the future which may have an impact on all types of academic libraries over the next 15 years. The scenarios are based on implications assessment of current trends and reflect a variety of potential futures for higher education. The scenarios represent a variety of themes relating to academic culture, demographics, distance education, funding, globalization, infrastructure/facilities, libraries, political climate, publishing industry, societal values, students/learning and technology

Hilary Mantel wins Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction

Hilary Mantel wins Walter Scott Prize for historical fictionAuthor Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall has won the inaugural GBP25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. The book, set in the 16th century, previously won the GBP50,000 2009 Man Booker Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange prize. Judges praised Wolf Hall as "compulsively readable" at a ceremony at Sir Walter Scott's home in Abbotsford, Scottish Borders. Ms Mantel said she was "astonished and delighted and gratified"

2010 Charleston Conference

"The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, November 3-6, 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"

Credo Reference adds titles from Zed Books

Credo Reference has signed an agreement to integrate four key reference books from Zed Books into the Credo General Reference collection. These are:

* The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power
* The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary: Movements, Histories, and Motivations
* The Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organization
* Poverty: An International Glossary

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's 2011 Access to Learning Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently accepting applications to its 2011 Access to Learning Award, which recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions outside the United States to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the Internet. The award is given by Global Libraries, an initiative of the foundation's Global Development Program. The recipient of the Access to Learning Award will receive $1 million (U.S.)

NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter - June 2010

NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter - Volume 2, Number 12, June 15, 2010 is now available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, USA

Governance and Recordkeeping Around The World - June 2010

"Governance and Recordkeeping Around The World is a free newsletter published on a regular basis by Library Archives Canada that explores and highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sector. This collaborative tool was designed to help readers stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, trends, products and publications in the field of public administration and recordkeeping" - June 2010 issue now available

2009 Journal Citation Reports

"Thomson Reuters has announced the release of the 2009 Journal Citation Reports. Featuring more than 9,100 of the world's most highly cited peer-reviewed publications, the 2009 JCR includes 861 journals added through the Thomson Reuters Regional Content Expansion. This multi-year initiative aims to enrich the collection of regionally important and influential International journals represented in JCR and other Thomson Reuters services"

NextSpace: The OCLC Newsletter - No. 15

"NextSpace is OCLC's magazine for our members and information managers. NextSpace analyzes industry trends and technology developments as well as feature news about OCLC. Our goal is to help you stay informed and make key decisions" Issue 15 now available

The National Archives Labs (UK)

The National Archives Labs (UK)"The National Archives Labs is a new venture which aims to be a more interactive and engaging way for our customers to influence the development of our innovations. Whether these are improvements to existing services or completely new ways of presenting the rich and varied information we hold, we want to engage you in the development process. Essentially, The National Archives Labs is a test area for you to try out our new ideas without affecting the main website and to allow you to tell us what you think"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

African Journal Archive

African Journal ArchiveThe African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, providing access to a multi-disciplinary, multi-country digital archive of Africa's research and cultural heritage contained in its journal literature. The African Journal Archive is a project of Sabinet Gateway, a non-profit organisation promoting and supporting library and information services in Africa

Fiction in Surrey (UK) - Google Map

All of the fictional books on this map are set within the county of Surrey, England. This map was created to support the 'Celebrating Surrey 2010' event - a celebration of art, music, performance, food and drink

View Fiction in Surrey in a larger map

National Short Story Week (UK)

The UK's first National Short Story Week will take place 22-28 November 2010. National Short Story Week is an annual awareness event. Its aim is to focus the attentions of the public and the media on the short story and short story writers, publishers and events. It is intended as a framework for promoting literary events and publications at a national and local level

UK government publications - 18 June 2010

The latest round up of new UK government publications this week - June 11 2010 from Intute and the LSE Library

Internet Librarian International 2010 - programme unveiled

The conference programme for Internet Librarian International (London, UK, 14-15 October) is now available

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CARL E-Lert # 380

CARL E-Lert # 380, June 18 2010 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Austrian National Library and Google cooperate in digitization; A Failure to Communicate - In a lawsuit against Georgia State University over e-reserves, scholarly publishing faces a defining moment; UC Libraries, Nature Publishing Group in Heated Dispute Over Pricing - Boycott Possible; GBS: Two Pro-Settlement Antitrust Papers

SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting (USA)

SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting - November 8-9, 2010 - Baltimore, MD, USA

SPARC enews/June 2010

SPARC e-news - June 2009: a bimonthly newsletter features the latest SPARC activities, an industry roundup, upcoming workshops and events, as well as articles related to developments in scholarly communication

Above the Fold - June 11, 2010

Above the Fold is a Web-based newsletter published by OCLC Research. It has been developed to serve a broad international readership from libraries, archives and museums - June 11, 2010 - Vol. 3, No. 20 now available

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - June 18, 2010

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

1. What was the name of Yoko Ono's husband who collaborated with her on "conceptual events" to promote world peace, including a "bed-in"?
2. Who wrote: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"?
3. What was the name of the husband of Polish-born French scientist Marie Curie?
4. Which French king was married to Marie Antoinette?
5. Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, were executed in 1953 for allegedly doing what?
6. Name the guitarist/vocalist with the band Nirvana who was married to Courtney Love, vocalist with the grunge band Hole.
7. Who was the husband of Lotte Lenya?
8. Which British poet married the poet Sylvia Plath in 1956?
9. Oxford academic Michael Aris was the husband of which Myanmar (Burmese) politcian and human-rights campaigner?
10. Which Irish author and wit (1854-1900) married Constance Lloyd in 1884?

AccessTEI Portal

"This portal provides the web tool for AccessTEI, an innovative digitization program partnership between Apex CoVantage, LLC. and the TEI Consortium. AccessTEI makes it easy and affordable for TEI members to create and encode text of valuable academic collections, making them available online to the worldwide research community"

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - Vol 5, No 2 (2010)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - Vol 5, No 2 (2010) is now available. RSS Feed

Wiley-Blackwell newsletter for librarians - June 2010

The Wiley-Blackwell newsletter for librarians June 2010 issue is now available

Royal Society Digital Journal Archive - free access

The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive will be freely available to view until 30 July 2010. The archive dates back to 1665 and contains in excess of 68,000 articles

Thursday, June 17, 2010

EDUCAUSE Review - May/June 2010

EDUCAUSE Review Volume 45, Number 3, May/June 2010 is now available online. Follow EDUCAUSE Review on Twitter

EDINA Newsline - June 2010

EDINA Newsline June 2010, Volume 15.2, is now available. EDINA is a JISC-funded National Datacentre

NAG Conference 2010 (UK)

National Acquisitions Group Conference 2010 - 8-9 September, 2010 - Glasgow, Scotland

World Libraries - June 2010

World Libraries: an international, online journal focusing on libraries and socio-economic development. - Volume 18, Number 1 - June 2010

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

Open Aerospace Engineering Journal

Open Anatomy Journal

Open Breast Cancer Journal

Open Leukemia Journal

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education

Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series VII : Social Sciences and Law

Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

Trócaire Development Review

Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy


Revista Ingeniería Biomédica

Issues in Applied Linguistics

Codrul Cosminului

HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review

Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Optometric Education

Prometeus : Filosofia em Revista

Revista Pediatría de Atención Primaria

Philosophy for Business

Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease

Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research


Empirische Sonderpädagogik

Journal of Paramedical Sciences

Annals of King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan

Selima Hill wins the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets

Selima Hill wins the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry PamphletsPoet Selima Hill has won the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets with Advice on Wearing Animal Prints (Flarestack Poets), for the publishing year 2009. Judge Ali Smith presented the poet with the prize at an award ceremony at the British Library in London this evening (16 June 2010). Ali Smith, Chair of the Judges, who announced the winning poet at the award ceremony, said: "Selima Hill's Advice on Wearing Animal Prints is a courageous work; startling, strange and unforgettable, it's a piece of disciplined wildness which grows in power with each re-read."

Google to scan 400,000 Austrian library books

"Austria's national library has struck a 30-million-euro deal with US Internet giant Google to digitise 400,000 copyright-free books, a vast collection spanning 400 years of European history. Johanna Rachinger, the head of the ONB library, hailed what she called an "important step," arguing at a news conference that "there are few projects on such a scale elsewhere in Europe." The Austrian library project concerns one of the world's five biggest collections of 16th- to 19th-century literature, totalling some 120 million pages, the ONB said in a statement. Under the deal, Google will cover the costs of digitising the collection - set at around 50 to 100 euros (60 to 120 dollars) per book - a sum the library says it was unable to raise without external funding. The ONB will pay to prepare the books for scanning, store the book data, and provide public access to it. Scanning work is to begin in 2011 in Bavaria in southern Germany, and is expected to last around six years" - AFP

ITAL: Information Technology and Libraries - June 2010

ITAL: Information Technology and Libraries - Volume 29, Number 2, June 2010 is now available

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments II by Arthur Slade

The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments II by Arthur Slade has recently been published by HarperCollins Canada

Today is Bloomsday

Today is Bloomsday"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 name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses. Thursday, 16 June 1904 was the date of Joyce's first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, when they walked to the Dublin urban village of Ringsend." - Wikipedia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Three new streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is launching three new streaming video collections by the end of 2010: Education in Video; World History in Video: English-Language Documentaries; Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II

Wellcome Library Insight: The Quest for Perfect Skin

Wellcome Library Insight: The Quest for Perfect SkinThis week's free Wellcome Library Insight session - on Thursday 17th June - explores the roots of the 'beauty industry', its consequences for the individual and its relationship with health, comparing early modern skincare preparations with today's practices.

Speaker: Stefania Crowther, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL

The session starts at 6.00pm and tickets are available from the Wellcome Collection Information Desk from 4.30pm onwards

OCLC Canada LTS Library Technical Services to perform cataloguing for Ontario Colleges

OCLC Canada LTS Library Technical Services will perform full cataloguing and physical processing of library materials for 18 of the 24 publicly-funded Ontario colleges, under the terms of a consortial agreement negotiated on behalf of the colleges by the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS)

Research Library Issues, no. 269 (April 2010)

The Association of Research Libraries has released issue 269 of Research Library Issues

Independent Booksellers Week 2010 (UK)

Independent Booksellers Week 2010 (UK) - 14-21 June, 2010 - United Kingdom

Re:Joyce! Author Frank Delaney's weekly podcast on James Joyce "Ulysses"

Re:Joyce! Author Frank Delaney's weekly podcast on James Joyce Bestselling author and former BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney is launching "Re:Joyce," a spirited weekly podcast on James Joyce's "Ulysses." Each segment will feature Delaney taking a short passage from "Ulysses" and exploring its multitude of references with insight, eloquence, and passion - as well as a good dose of humor. Accessible, yet not in any way dumbed-down, the Re:Joyce podcasts will bring listeners historical and biographical information, lively interpretation, and many amusing anecdotes - all illuminated by Delaney's love for and robust knowledge of James Joyce and "Ulysses." The introduction podcast is live on www.frankdelaney.com today. Re:Joyce will launch tomorrow, on "Bloomsday," (June 16) the day on which the entirety of "Ulysses" takes place

Biblio Tech Review - June 2010

The June 2010 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available. This issue includes:

* East Central Regional Library (US) Switches to Evergreen
* Paine College and Richards Free Library Partner with ByWater Solutions for Koha Implementation
* CSIRO is first Relais customer in Australia to be hosted by CAVAL
* Mississippi Library Commission selects AGent VERSO to replace Symphony ILS

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winners

This year's Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, sponsored by Amazon, Penguin Group and CreateSpace "in search of the next popular novel," includes for the first time a YA category. Winners are:

General Fiction: Farishta by Patricia McArdle (Riverhead/Penguin, $24.95)
YA Fiction: Sign Language by Amy Ackley (Viking/Penguin, $16.99)

McArdle and Ackley each receive a $15,000 advance and publication by Penguin. Amazon customers voted on the nominees. McArdle, a retired American diplomat who lives in Arlington, Va., follows a female U.S. diplomat in northern Afghanistan who provides aid to refugee women fleeing the violence there. She becomes their farishta, or "angel," in the Dari language. Ackley's career has spanned everything from public administration to labor relations for top automakers. She lives in Brighton, Mich., and is the mother of three children. Ackley was moved to write Sign Language after the death of her father and two close friends to cancer

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oxford University Press Summer Sale

The Summer Sale from Oxford University Press is now on, with hundreds of titles at up to 75% off the normal price. Ends July 16, 2010

Free access to Images of America

Free access to Images of America"Sign up to receive free access to Images of America through July 15, 2010. This online collection from Alexander Street Press and Arcadia Publishing features over 225,000 pages and 350,000 images, and now includes playlist functionality that lets you organize, save, and share images"

#CILIP1 - a crowdsourcing idea from Nicola McNee

Nicola McNee is asking fellow librarians come forward and tell each other about what they do that makes them unique, in one line "I am a librarian and I..." via the Twitter tag #CILIP1

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Andrew Motion attacks 'catastrophic' plan for volunteers to run libraries (UK)

Andrew Motion attacks 'catastrophic' plan for volunteers to run libraries (UK)Andrew Motion, the former poet laureate, has dismissed suggestions from consultancy KPMG that libraries are "not very much used" and should be run by volunteers as foolhardy, outlandish and potentially catastrophic. A new report from KPMG into public sector reform says that "giving councils total freedom on libraries could mean that they create huge social value from engaging a community in running its own library, backed up with some modern technology, whilst also saving large amounts of money on over-skilled paid staff, poor use of space and unnecessary stock". Speaking on the Today programme earlier this week, one of the report's authors, Alan Downey, said that although "libraries are hugely important in the national psyche ... there is a problem with libraries, that they are not very much used and very expensive to run". "We're not suggesting in this report that libraries should be closed down, we are saying that libraries and other community facilities might be better off if they're run by [a] community that values them rather than by the state," he said." - Guardian

2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature

The 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature winners are:

Fiction and Poetry
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Lamb/Random House)

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking)

Picture Book
I Know Here by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Findmypast is free during every England World Cup match (UK)

If you're not football mad, there is something else to do during the World Cup - make it your goal to research your family history. You can view all the records on findmypast for free during every England World Cup match – all you need to do is register

Decoding the digital: a common language for preservation

Decoding the digital: a common language for preservation - Preservation Advisory Centre / Digital Preservation Coalition Joint Conference - 27 July 2010 - British Library, London, UK. "This one day conference seeks to build on the communication between librarians, archivists, curators, conservators and digital preservation managers and establish a shared understanding of the issues surrounding the preservation of digital collections"

Eighth International Conference on the Book 2010

Eighth International Conference on the Book 2010 will be held at the University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland from 6-8 November 2010

The Third International m-Libraries Conference

The Third International m-Libraries Conference"Following the success of the First and Second International M-Libraries conferences, initial plans are now in hand for a third conference to be held 11-13 May 2011 in Australia. Details will follow as soon as possible. In the meantime if you would like to keep in touch with interested colleagues around the world why not join the Facebook group. Please note that a book of proceedings from the 2nd mlibraries international conference will be published in Spring 2010"

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award 2010 winner

Too Much Trouble by Tom Avery has won the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award 2010. The Award was founded jointly by Frances Lincoln Limited and Seven Stories, in memory of Frances Lincoln (1945-2001) to encourage and promote diversity in children's fiction. The prize of GBP1,500 plus the option for Janetta Otter-Barry at Frances Lincoln Children's Books to publish the novel is awarded to the best manuscript for 8 to 12-year-olds that celebrates diversity in the widest possible sense

UK government publications - 11 June 2010

The latest round up of new UK government publications this week - June 11 2010 from Intute and the LSE Library

Digital Harlem

The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930

Education Libraries - Spring 2010

Education Libraries - a peer-reviewed journal published by the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association - Volume 33, No. 1, Spring 2010 issue now available

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

Industrial Psychiatry Journal

International Journal of Ayurveda Research

Open Area Studies Journal

Open Arthritis Journal

Open Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Journal

Open Endocrinology Journal

Open Neuropsychopharmacology Journal

Open Ocean Engineering Journal

Open Toxinology Journal

Psicología Política

Journal of Nucleic Acids Investigation

Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal

Open Condensed Matter Physics Journal

Open Drug Discovery Journal

Practical Matters

Revista Dissertatio de Filosofia

Hmong Studies Journal

C&RL News - June 2010

C&RL News - June 2010"The June 2010 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. As we prepare to head to Washington, D.C., for the 2010 ALA Annual Conference, many academic and research librarians are thinking about the future of our profession. The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee '2010 top ten trends in academic libraries' report, which appears in this issue, is an excellent starting point for discussion. The report outlines trends that are affecting academic libraries now and in the near future, including budgets, assessment, collaboration, digitization, and new technologies"

Above the Fold - June 4, 2010

Above the Fold is a Web-based newsletter published by OCLC Research. It has been developed to serve a broad international readership from libraries, archives and museums - June 4, 2010 - Vol. 3, No. 19 now available

Friday, June 11, 2010

The National Diet Library of Japan to add records to WorldCat

OCLC and the National Diet Library have signed an agreement to work cooperatively to make more than 5 million records from NDL more visible and accessible to scholars and researchers worldwide through WorldCat

HathiTrust Digital Library - Update on May 2010 Activities

HathiTrust Digital Library - Update on May 2010 Activities:

CARL E-Lert # 379

CARL E-Lert # 379, June 11 2010 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items:

Keith Walker is the new President of the Canadian Library Association

Keith Walker, Director of Library Services at Medicine Hat College, began his one-year term as President of the Canadian Library Association at the 2010 CLA National Conference and Trade show in Edmonton, Alberta on June 5. Keith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience vital to his new role as CLA President. He has been very active in the library community and CLA during his twenty-five years in college librarianship

FreePint Newsletter 303

FreePint Newsletter 303 - 10 June, 2010 now available

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - June 11, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Wives and lovers. Answers here.

1. When the Beatles broke up, Paul McCartney made recordings with his wife. What was her first name?
2. In Shakespeare's play, who did Othello marry and then smother?
3. Who was the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson?
4. The "Big Bertha" cannon of World War I was named after Bertha, the wife of a munitions manufacturer. What was her surname?
5. Who was the second wife of American dramatist Arthur Miller?
6. "Siegfried Idyll" was designed by which composer as a birthday gift for his wife Cosima?
7. In 1712, Peter I, known as the Great, Tsar and Emperor of Russia, married his Lithuanian mistress. What was her first name?
8. Which actress was married successively to Nick Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd and Eddie Fisher?
9. Before she married the American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, what relation was Eleanor Roosevelt to him?
10. Which French sculptor inspired the French sculptor Camille Claudel and the Welsh artist Gwen John, each of whom became his mistress?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Archive of J G Ballard saved for the nation (UK)

Archive of J G Ballard saved for the nation (UK)"The archive of J G Ballard, one of the most visionary British writers of the twentieth century, has been acquired by the nation through the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme and allocated to the British Library. HM Government's Acceptance in Lieu scheme, managed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is one of the primary ways of ensuring that important cultural treasures pass into the UK's public collections. J G Ballard's fiction, often shocking, predicted the rise of terrorism against tourists, the alienation of a society obsessed by new technology and ecological disasters such as the melting of the ice caps. Famous for his dystopian visions, Ballard was a provocative writer so distinctive and influential that his name has become an adjective in its own right. His important and lasting literary legacy includes such iconic works as Empire of the Sun and Crash, both of which were turned into major films"

Maney Publishing - journal of the month - June 2010

"From 1 June to 15 July 2010 Maney is lifting all access restrictions on three years of Public Archaeology content to make it available completely free of charge"

ASCE partners with CLOCKSS to digitally archive ASCE journal content

"CLOCKSS and the American Society of Civil Engineers have announced their partnership to preserve the ASCE journals in the CLOCKSS archive. CLOCKSS is a long-term dark archive that preserves digital scholarly content for the very long term. CLOCKSS will preserve ASCE's 32 journals in its geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 11 major research libraries around the world. ASCE will place over 33,000 articles in the archive, including backfile materials dating back to 1983"

OverCat from LibraryThing

""OverCat is LibraryThing's new index of 32 million library records, assembled from libraries around the world, and the first step in a major upgrade of LibraryThing's cataloging functions. OverCat was assembled from over 700 sources. The core consists of full datasets from the Library of Congress, Washington State, Boston College, Oregon State, and Talis Base (a collection of UK libraries). To this we've added records from the hundreds of thousands of books members have searched for and added from the 690 libraries LibraryThing connects to. The end result is arguably the second-largest searchable database of library records in existence, after OCLC"

Google's new search index: Caffeine

From the Google Blog: "...we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered. Whether it's a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before"

Cites & Insights 10:8 (July 2010)

Cites & Insights 10:8 (July 2010) is now available for downloading. Edited and published by Walt Crawford

RIAN - Ireland's national open access portal

RIAN - Ireland's national open access portal"RIAN is the outcome of a sectoral higher education project supported by the Irish Government's 'Strategic Innovation Fund'. Project planning was carried out by the seven Irish university libraries, DCU, NUIG, NUIM, TCD, UCC, UCD, UL and was supported by the Irish Universities Association (IUA). The project aim is to harvest to one portal the contents of the Institutional Repositories of the seven university libraries, in order to make Irish research material more freely accessible, and to increase the research profiles of individual researchers and their institutions. It is intended to extend the harvest to other Irish research institutions as RIAN develops"

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Barbara Kingsolver wins the 15th Orange Prize for Fiction

Barbara Kingsolver wins the 15th Orange Prize for Fiction - "We chose The Lacuna because it is a book of breathtaking scale and shattering moments of poignancy" - Daisy Goodwin, chair of judges

Ex-Czech President Havel wins Kafka literary prize

Ex-Czech President Havel wins Kafka literary prizeFormer President Vaclav Havel has won the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize. An international jury that included prominent German literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki and British publisher John Calder chose to give Havel the prize, which is awarded annually and includes $10,000. Past winners include the American novelist Philip Roth and Nobel laureates Elfriede Jelinek of Austria and Harold Pinter of Britain. It is awarded by the Prague-based Franz Kafka Society to authors whose works "appeal to readers regardless of their origin, nationality and culture." Since the 1960s, Havel, now 73, has published dozens of plays, books and political essays to international acclaim. His first play in 20 years, "Leaving," premiered two years ago - AP

The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2010 shortlists (South Africa)

The shortlists for The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2010 have been announced:

* Ways of Staying by Kevin Bloom
* A Fork in the Road by Andre Brink
* Begging to be Black by Antjie Krog
* The Honour to Serve by James Ngculu
* The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs

* Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
* High Low In-between by Imraan Coovadia
* Saracen at the Gate by Zinaid Meeran
* The Book of the Dead by Kgebetli Moele
* Small Moving Parts by Sally-Ann Murray

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Korean Manuscripts Week - Wellcome Library

Korean Manuscripts Week - Wellcome LibraryDeveloped in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, the Wellcome Library is hosting a study course based around our Korean manuscripts.

Date: 14–17 June 2010

Course tutor: Beth McKillop, Director of Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Venue: Gibbs Building, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

June 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books now available at LibraryThing

The June 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is now available at LibraryThing. There are 1350 copies of 62 books available this month

Anne Michaels wins Orange Prize Youth Panel Award

Anne Michaels wins Orange Prize Youth Panel Award"As part of the Orange Prize for Fiction's 15th anniversary, the 2010 Youth Panel has selected Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces as their favourite novel from all the previous winners. Recruited via Spinebreakers.co.uk the Youth Panel is part of the Orange Prize's strategy to engage with younger readers and introduce them to the great backlist of past winners"

Ovid's Resource of the Month - June 2010

"Each month, Ovid's Resource of the Month program allows you to "test drive" different products for free. This month's resource: International Pharmaceutical Abstracts - "Produced in co-operation with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists International Pharmaceutical Abstracts includes 30 years of in-depth indexed reference to the world pharmacy (in the broadest sense) literature; plus, related health, medical, cosmetic journals, and state pharmacy journals; abstracts of presentations at major pharmacy meetings are also included. IPA is unique in its coverage-no other service provides this. The numerous references to alternative and herbal medicine (over 10,000 references) are an example of this unique coverage"

WiLSWorld 2010 Conference

WiLSWorld 2010 Conference - July 21-22, 2010 - Madison, WI, USA. Topics include:

--Social Cataloging and the Future (Tim Spalding's keynote)
--Electronic Texts and the Evolving Definition of Librarianship (Eric Lease
Morgan's keynote)
--The iPad
--Writing Google Gadgets
--The National Broadband Initiative
--What is Resource Discovery, Really?
--Using Open Source Tools: the University of Michigan MLibrary
--The System Architecture of the Forward Resource Discovery Experiment
--Library Software Development for the Solo Developer
--Conversations With Tim Spalding and Eric Lease Morgan

First Monday - June 2010

First Monday - Volume 15, Number 6, 7 June 2010 now available

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering

International Journal of Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences

Latin American Journal of International Affairs

Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Atelier du Centre de Recherches Historiques

K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature

International Journal of Caring Sciences

Revista Globalización, Competitividad y Gobernabilidad

Lähivõrdlusi. Lähivertailuja

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #146

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #146 - June 2, 2010 is now available from Peter Suber

The People's Book Prize 2009/10 finalists (UK)

The finalists for The People's Book Prize 2009/10 have been announced

Monday, June 07, 2010

InSITE - June 7, 2010

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 15, No. 20, June 7, 2010 is now available. Contents:

# AAI: American Antitrust Institute
# Interactive Radio for Justice
# Penal Reform International

EEBO Interactions

EEBO Interactions is a social networking resource for Early English Books Online (EEBO). EEBO Interactions offers its users new ways of engaging with EEBO and with the community of scholars who use EEBO in teaching and research

Video: Booktrust at the London Book Fair (UK)

Whilst filming for two new Book Channel TV shows at the London Book Fair, presenter, Tina Bettison had a chat with Viv Bird, Chief Executive of Booktrust. Viv talks about the work that Booktrust is doing to engage young people with books, and there are extracts from the London Book Fair Equal Measures seminar featuring Nick Sharratt, Julia Donaldson and Michael Foreman

Hampshire's library book budget slashed by GBP530,000 (UK)

Hampshire's library book budget has been slashed by more than half-a-million pounds, as unions warn the service is a "soft target" for cuts by councils. Librarians are protesting against plans to axe 65 out of 463 library posts to avoid a GBP1.3m overspend on the GBP18m budget this year. Now it has emerged bosses "kept back" GBP530,000 from the GBP2.6m fund for buying books, journals, DVDs and other materials to balance the 2009-10 library service budget. The cash could have bought about 53,000 hardbacks or 106,000 paperbacks - 2,000 for each of the county's 53 libraries in 2009-10. Critics say it is no surprise fewer people are visiting libraries if they can't find the books they want on library shelves - Hampshire Chronicle

Cavalli, his circle, and Erismena (Bodleian Library)

Cavalli, his circle, and Erismena will explore the context and performance of the opera Erismena by the seminal Italian composer Francesco Cavalli. Cavalli is the greatest opera composer between Monteverdi and Lully, and one of the most significant composers in the formation of opera as the international and commercial genre we know today. Erismena was originally written for Venice in 1655, had a significant afterlife, and was translated into English in the mid-seventeenth century. The conference has been inspired by the Bodleian Library's recent purchase of the only surviving source for the English version. Dating from about 1670 and probably copied for London, it is highly unusual in having an underlaid English singing translation - June 15, 2010 - Oxford, UK

Sunday, June 06, 2010

vBookz - ebook Reader on iPad

"vBookZ is intuitive, easy to use, and offers to the iPad users a whole new reading experience. Acapela speech synthesis comes in to turn the written content into pleasant speech, without ever having to watch the screen. vBookz is NOT 'books on tape': it is a live text-to-speech generator with no need for conversion nor stored books files. It is a new way to enjoy reading: eyes-free reading while on the move, driving or just relaxing, assisted reading for the sight impaired or audio feedback for children or those learning to read in a foreign language"

Bletchley Park files to go online (UK)

More than a million Second World War documents are to be made available to the public for the first time. Files from Bletchley Park, the UK's wartime code-breaking headquarters, are to be digitised and put online in a large-scale project expected to take up to five years to complete. Undercover mathematicians and military operatives produced high-level intelligence at the Milton Keynes base during the war, providing crucial assistance to the Allied effort. The work of the Bletchley Park staff, which included cracking supposedly unbreakable German codes generated by the Enigma and Lorenz machines, has been credited with curtailing the length of the war by up to two years. The Bletchley archive currently exists entirely in paper format and much of it is difficult to view, making it inaccessible to the general public. Until now, only limited access to the archive has been granted to academics and educators under strict supervision

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Biblioscape Librarian Edition v8.05

"Biblioscape is designed to help researchers collect and manage bibliographic data,take notes while doing research,and generate citations and bibliographies for publication. Biblioscape Professional can compile your notes into a final draft with a table of contents and an index. Biblioscape Librarian can be used to manage a small library. You can use Biblioscape to manage all your research information" - Edition v8.05 now available for download

Mental health registers shed light on Victorian patients (UK)

Mental health registers shed light on Victorian patients (UK)A series of mental health registers reveal the stark reality of how the mentally ill were treated in Yorkshire over 130 years ago. As part of the Archive Awareness Campaign, East Riding of Yorkshire Archives has catalogued the registers - the Men's and Women's Case Books - from the Broadgate Hospital archive. Comprised of case records of individuals admitted to Broadgate between 1871 and 1906, the registers paint a harrowing picture of life for those deemed mentally ill over a century ago. Ian Mason, Archives and Local Studies Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, said: 'Sadly, despite our modern preconceptions of mental hospitals, some of the patients admitted to Broadgate in its early days would not be diagnosed insane today. Cases such as epilepsy and depression, which we can treat relatively easily today, were not as well understood and were considered a form of "idiocy" or "stupidity".' - UK National Archives

The Idea of Order: Transforming Research Collections for 21st Century Scholarship - from CLIR

The Idea of Order: Transforming Research Collections for 21st Century ScholarshipThe Idea of Order explores the transition from an analog to a digital environment for knowledge access, preservation, and reconstitution, and the implications of this transition for managing research collections. The volume comprises three reports. The first, "Can a New Research Library be All-Digital?" by Lisa Spiro and Geneva Henry, explores the degree to which a new research library can eschew print. The second, "On the Cost of Keeping a Book," by Paul Courant and Matthew "Buzzy" Nielsen, argues that from the perspective of long-term storage, digital surrogates offer a considerable cost savings over print-based libraries. The final report, "Ghostlier Demarcations," examines how well large text databases being created by Google Books and other mass-digitization efforts meet the needs of scholars, and the larger implications of these projects for research, teaching, and publishing

Cambridge aims to become the world's library (UK)

Cambridge University Library has announced visionary plans to become a digital library for the world - following a GBP1.5m lead gift pledged by Dr Leonard Polonsky. Home to more than seven million books and some of the greatest collections in existence, including those of Newton and Darwin, the Library will begin digitising its priceless treasures to launch its Digital Library for the 21st Century. University Librarian Anne Jarvis said: "Our library contains evidence of some of the greatest ideas and discoveries over two millennia. We want to make it accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a thirst for knowledge. This will not only make our collections available to the world; it will also initiate a global conversation about them"

CARL E-Lert # 378

CARL E-Lert # 378, June 4 2010 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Ryerson University Library and Archives joins CARL as its 32nd member; Ontario to appoint provincial chief scientist; AUCC welcomes new copyright bill; Investment in digital economy holds key to Europe's future prosperity, says Commission report; Behold, our digital future

CARL E-Lert # 377

CARL E-Lert # 377, May 21 2010 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Lynn Copeland winner of the 2010 CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship; British Library to digitise 40m of its newspaper pages; 2010 Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award Announced by the Canadian Library Association; Recommendations for independent scholarly publication of data sets

World Literature Weekend 2010 (UK)

World Literature Weekend 2010 (UK)The London Review Bookshop is delighted to once again host World Literature Weekend. We welcome writers who have changed their country, their language, or both. How have they made their experience heard across frontiers? How have they used the language and literature of one country to understand and contribute to that of another? Join us as we explore language and exile - June 18-20, 2010

RSNA debuts Radiology Legacy Collection 1923-1998

The Radiology Legacy Collection is a searchable electronic archive of Radiology issues from 1923 to 1998. All covers, editorial information and advertisements are included. The Collection is accessible only to Radiological Society of North America members and institutions that purchase it

2011 INFORMS Journal Pricing & Policies

INFORMS has announced 2011 pricing for its 12 individual journal titles and Publications Suite package

Friday, June 04, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - June 4, 2010

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

1. Which English scientist wrote a book called "A Brief History of Time" (1988) which became an international best-seller?
2. Which Russian scientist used dogs in conditioned response experiments where he sounded a bell while presenting food to a dog?
3. Which British environmental scientist proposed the Gaia hypothesis, for which he is best known?
4. Which science writer collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey" and conceived the idea of communications satellites?
5. Name the US scientist who invented the phonograph and the electric light bulb.
6. Name the British civil engineer who designed ships called the Great Western, Great Britain, and Great Eastern.
7. Which British chemist (1733-1804) discovered oxygen and 10 other gases?
8. What was the surname of the Swedish naturalist who, in 1735, devised a system for classifying plants into groups depending on shared characteristics?
9. What was the nationality of the inventor Marconi?
10. Which French chemist and microbiologist developed the germ theory of disease and created a vaccine for rabies?

New Bodleian publication: The Original Rules of Tennis

New Bodleian publication: The Original Rules of Tennis"Bodleian Library Publishing has partnered with The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon to reproduce the first rules of the game. John Barrett's introduction looks at the fascinating story of the origins and evolution of tennis, from its incarnation as Jeu de Paume in medieval and renaissance courts to the present day. The Bodleian Library holds a number of early rules of tennis. This book reprints in full the first two rules of the game from 1874 and 1878 as well as detailing the many alterations since then, including lowering the net height three times, introducing advantage sets in 1884, and banning the technique of double stringing, the spaghetti racket, in 1978"

Kno introduces digital textbook and learning platform

"Kno, short for knowledge, is a unique two-panel, touch-screen tablet that blends textbooks, course material, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into a more powerful and engaging educational experience. Kno was developed on open web technologies that welcome the publisher and developer communities and opens the door to unprecedented innovation in education. Its platform provides the opportunity to create new revenue streams for publishers and developers of content that can be delivered electronically to students"

Kno Movie from Kno, Inc. on Vimeo.

The Unconference at ALA Annual 2010

"ALA will again be hosting an Unconference. This year will feature new discussion styles, debates, media integration, and fun only chaos can create. The Unconference will be Friday, June 25, 2010 from 9am-4:30pm. The event will take place in 207A at the Washington Convention Center. An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world"

California Library Association Annual Conference 2010

On November 12, 2010, two of California's largest library associations will present Navigating the New: Charting the Future Together, a premier continuing education and exposition that will combine both Associations' annual event into one extravaganza. The California Library Association and the California School Library Association have formally announced this collaboration, bringing together the state's library community with a focus on both current and future trends. By combining two Annual Conferences into one event, conference attendees will have the option to participate in a wide and impressive range of professional development workshops and networking events. Additionally, it is anticipated that the combination of each Association's Exhibition will nearly double the number of exhibitors on display at the Sacramento Convention Center

2010 Best Practices for Government Libraries

2010 Best Practices for Government Libraries"Best Practices 2010: The New Face of Value is now available in a PDF version. Best Practices is a collaborative document that is put out annually on a specific topic of interest to government libraries and includes content submitted by government librarians and community leaders with an interest in government libraries. The 2010 edition includes over 70 articles and other submissions provided by more than 60 contributors from librarians in government agencies, courts, and the military, as well as from professional association leaders, LexisNexis Consultants, and more"

Irish Census of 1901 available online

Irish Census of 1901 available online"The National Archives of Ireland has made the Irish Census of 1901 available online. On the website, people will be able to view the Census and perform a variety of searches under forename, surname and county as well as more advanced searches including religion, occupation, Irish language proficiency, specified illnesses and literacy status. The website was launched in December 2007 and the entire 1911 Census has been available online since 2008. The 1911 census was prepared first because the quality of the microfilm used to digitise the images is better than the microfilm of 1901 as well as the fact that there are much more microfilm reels available for 1911 than 1901"

A window into the Medieval World - British Library

A window into the Medieval World - British Library"Are you inspired by the powerful symbolism of the Angel of the North? Does the speed of construction of the 2012 Olympic stadiums leave you in awe? Well, consider the architectural feats of engineers, stonemasons and craftsmen of the Middle Ages who built castles, cathedrals, churches and palaces without the benefit of modern technology. The British Library's latest book, Building the Medieval World contains vibrant illustrations from medieval manuscripts depicting buildings from farmhouses to churches, and castles to a dog kennel. It explores these amazing structures and what they signified to people in the Middle Ages"

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Wales proving the popularity of public library services

Public Libraries in Wales received the biggest percentage increase in visitors and book issues in the UK last year according to the latest figures published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

OttoSerials from HARRASSOWITZ

"OttoSerials, HARRASSOWITZs online management system for periodicals and standing orders, simplifies the handling of print and electronic subscriptions for libraries"

The HeinOnline Newsletter - May 2010

The HeinOnline Newsletter - May 2010 - Issue #5 is now available online

Manchester Local Image Collection (UK)

Manchester Local Image Collection (UK)"Manchester Local Image Collection contains over 80,000 images of Manchester and its suburbs. The original images are mainly photographs with some prints, drawings, watercolours and postcards, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. The pictures of people, streets and buildings illustrate all aspects of the social, industrial, religious and transport history of the city. Between 1950 and 1972 the Manchester Amateur Photographic Society carried out an almost complete street by street survey of the city, showing the suburban streets before the major clearances and redevelopment during that period. The entire survey, as well as the Photographic Survey of 1892 - 1900, appears here"

United States Patent and Trademark Office bulk downloads via Google

"Google and the USPTO have entered into an agreement to make the following USPTO products available to the public at no charge:

* Patents (grants, applications, assignments, classification information, and maintenance fee events)
* Trademarks (grants, applications, assignments, and TTAB proceedings)

All data originated from the USPTO. Google is hosting this data unchanged, except for repackaging into zip files"

Talis Open Day: Linked Data and Libraries (UK)

Talis Open Day: Linked Data and Libraries is the latest in the series of free Talis Platform Open days which is specify for anyone interested in understanding and applying Linked Data in the world of National, International, Cooperative, and other large libraries - 21 July 2010 - London, UK

Crossroads - June 2010

Crossroads: the newsletter of WebJuntion.org - June 2010 issue is now available

Libraries Change Lives Award 2010 finalists (UK)

Three projects have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. The winner will be announced at the new Libraries Change Lives Conference in London on 6th July. Finalists:

* HMP Edinburgh Library Partnership (The City of Edinburgh Council): A pioneering partnership with an HMS prison to create a library with a refreshed vision that would enhance prisoners' lives, both as inmates and on release

* Home from Home (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham): A project that reaches out to home-restricted people within the community to allow them access to the recreation, information and social engagement offered by the library service

* Macmillan Information and Support Service (Manchester Library & Information Service): An innovative partnership with the charity Macmillan Cancer Support, designed to deliver crucial information about cancer in a familiar community setting

UK government publications - 3 June 2010

The latest round up of new UK government publications this week - June 3 2010 from Intute and the LSE Library

2010 Miriam Braverman Memorial prize

The 2010 Miriam Braverman Memorial prize has been awarded to Kristen Hogan for her essay "Breaking Secrets in the Catalog: Proposing the Black Queer Studies Collection at the University of Texas at Austin". Ms. Hogan is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. An honorable mention is given to Steven Lorenz paper "The Finer Points of Librarianship: Does a Basic Policy Impede Library Access?" Mr. Lorenz is enrolled in the MLS program at North Carolina Central University's, School of Library and Information Science