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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Bodleian Libraries mark Parliament Week (UK)

The Bodleian Libraries mark Parliament Week, a new national initiative supported by both Houses of Parliament that aims to increase awareness of Parliament and its work as well as encourage participation in the democratic process

Over 100 years of Daily Iowan archives launch today

The Daily Iowan newspaper archive provides greater access to personal and national history - beginning in 1868

Webinar: ISSN and You: Using ISSN SuperNumber in the Digital Environment

Webinar: ISSN and You: Using ISSN SuperNumber in the Digital Environment: Learn about the work of the U.S. ISSN Center and ways the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) contributes to identification, access, and data linking in print and digital environments worldwide. ISSN is the premier international identifier for serials and other continuing resources in all formats. ISSN was ahead of its time in anticipating the crucial role of identifiers in the digital environment and has evolved well beyond its early role as a number displayed on print journals. Demand for ISSN continues to increase because of its ability to identify and facilitate linking to current, long-dead, or yet-to-be published continuing resources today and in the future semantic web - November 9, 2011

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 17, No. 6, October 31, 2011

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 17, No. 6, October 31, 2011 is now available. Contents:

# European e-Justice Portal
# Global Security Institute
# NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Digital Governance Journal

The Digital Governance Journal offers a fresh perspective and an evolving forum for the discussion of digital strategy and governance issues, focusing on specific senior management concerns affecting all industries. Every month, DGJ will provide expert insight and smart talk from skilled professionals who work actively to solve digital governance concerns - and have much to share about what they've learned through case studies, industry analysis and more. In addition, DGJ will offer guidance on a range of best practices in digital governance, without bogging down in the mechanics of execution

Podcast: 20th century Treasury records (UK)

Podcast: 20th century Treasury records (UK)Some researchers might feel apprehensive about the prospect of investigating 20th century Treasury records, particularly given the complex nature of Treasury Registry systems of the 18th and 19th centuries. But the good news is that the Treasury records of the 20th century are reasonably well catalogued. Mark Dunton aims to lay any fears to rest by giving a historical overview of HM Treasury (including its organisation), before moving to an outline of the main sources, supported by some interesting document examples. Mark Dunton joined The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) in 1983 and has considerable knowledge and experience of researching public records, specialising in post-1945 Britain. Mark has also been the lead media spokesperson on the annual release of government files under the 30 year rule since 2006. RSS: Mark Dunton gives a historical overview of HM Treasury, before moving to an outline of the main sources, supported by some interesting document examples

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #173

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #173. "This week's episode brings a very relevant audio news release about govdocs from the United States Department of Agriculture as well as an essay and a discussion of creating your own library's wish list" Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here


The digilibLT projects is planning to offer a complete database of late-antique Latin authors and works, as well as an exhaustive canon. Access to the canon and the database is free. Search windows are designed to allow users to search either the entire collection of texts or a selection of them (by author, period, or type of text) or single authors and works. Texts can be downloaded freely, which will allow individual scholars to work on their areas of interest with maximum flexibility. Texts are codified according both to the TEI and the Beta coding standard; this allows users to search the texts with the software resources they normally use for searching the TLG and PHI databases on CD-ROM. The canon lists the critical editions on which the digital text is based; if the case, it also lists deviations from the critical text. The website also includes short entries on late-antique authors and works, bibliographies, and canon entries

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 80

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), from Charles W. Bailey, Jr., presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The bibliography covers a wide range of topics, such as digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital repositories, e-books, e-journals, license agreements, metadata, and open access - Version 80, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

New titles in PubMed Central

Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

Tropical Medicine and Health

The Society for Textual Scholarship - International Interdisciplinary Conference

The Society for Textual Scholarship - International Interdisciplinary Conference - 31 May – 2 June 2012 - The University of Texas at Austin

The Penny Readings 2011 (UK)

The Reader Organisation's annual Penny Readings, which follow in a tradition established by Dickens, will take place in St George's Hall in Liverpool on December 4

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Bulletin Moscow State Regional University

Essachess : Journal for Communication Studies

History and Political Science



Case Reports in Pathology

Case Reports in Surgery

Natural Sciences

Psychological Science

Russian Philology

Case Reports in Critical Care

Case Reports in Emergency Medicine

Case Reports in Otolaryngology

Case Reports in Pediatrics

Case Reports in Pulmonology

Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine

Case Reports in Hepatology

Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine

Case Reports in Orthopedics

Case Reports in Rheumatology


Bangladesh Veterinarian


Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research

Estudos do CEPE

Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures & Societies

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Peninsula : A Journal of Relational Politics

Pakistan Journal of Chemistry

Animal Liberation Philosophy and Policy Journal

Journal for Critical Animal Studies

BOFIT Discussion Papers

Iberofórum : Revista de Ciencias Sociales

Scientia Agraria Paranaensis

Revista Ibero-Americana de Ciências Ambientais


Philosophical Sciences


Physics and Mathematics

Vestnik UGATU

International Journal of Soft Computing & Engineering

Archives of Oral Research

Galicia Clínica

International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences

Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences : Toxicology and Pest Control


International Journal of Social Sciences and Education

Revista Tempo, Espaço e Linguagem

Direitos Fundamentais e Democracia



Brazilian Geographical Journal : Geosciences and Humanities Research Medium

Urban Public Economics Review

Tzintzun. Revista de Estudios Históricos


Tesis Psicológica

Database Systems Journal

Open Journal of Genetics

Open Journal of Immunology

Revista d'Innovació Docent Universitària


Educação Unisinos

Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences : Physiology & Molecular Biology


Economia Aziendale Online

Sustainable Construction & Design

Journal of Mathematical Finance

Theoretical Economics Letters

Iranian Journal of Radiology

Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning

Agrivita : Journal of Agricultural Science

Estudios Irlandeses : Journal of Irish Studies

Pensamento Plural

International Review on Sport and Violence

Saturday, October 29, 2011

AIDS Education Posters Collection - University of Rochester, USA

AIDS Education Posters Collection - University of Rochester, USAThe posters represented here were given to the UR's Rare Books and Special Collections by Dr. Edward C. Atwater beginning in 2007. The posters, over 6200 of them, document efforts to educate and inform the people of over 60 countries in over 100 languages, from 1982 to the present. Additionally on this website you will find student projects (by UR graduate and undergraduate students) using the posters, links to other resources, and the opportunity to contact us to suggest translations, image tags and more

Bibliography on Swiss History now online

Now all issues of the Bibliography on Swiss History are available online. The BSH volumes 1913-1974 have been scanned, OCRd, structured and uploaded to the retro.seals.ch site under the heading "DDC-940: History of Europe". The digitization was carried out with the agreement of the Swiss History Association, publisher of the BSH until 1957. Full text searching may be carried out both across a selected range of volumes or across all volumes simultaneously. In addition within each volume it is possible to go directly to a specific chapter

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals signs Open Access agreement with Max Planck Society

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals and the German Max Planck Society announced that they have signed an agreement whereby open access publication fees for BQFJ journals articles will be paid directly out of a fund supporting researchers from the Max Planck Institutes

Routledge Online Studies

Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a unique learning resource, publishing scholarly and multidisciplinary research on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Aimed at academics, researchers, lecturers, students, authors, educators, athletes, coaches, journalists, Olympic and Paralympic centres, policy-makers, professionals and anyone with an interest in the Games, it aims to stimulate the production of new knowledge and facilitate dialogue and connections across disciplines

ebrary announces downloads and results of download survey

ebrary has announced the ability to download e-books onto multiple devices including the Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptops and other devices. Additionally, the company announced a dedicated mobile application is in development and slated to ship later this year

OCLC's WorldCat Local to transform resource discovery and delivery in South African libraries

OCLC and Sabinet, OCLC's partner in South Africa, have signed an agreement to provide WorldCat Local, OCLC's discovery service, as a single point of access and delivery of electronic, print and digital resources to the National Library of South Africa and 15 academic institutions, offering a simplified discovery and delivery experience to end-users

Library of the Society of Friends Newsletter Issue 8 Autumn/Winter 2011

Library of the Society of Friends Newsletter Issue 8 Autumn/Winter 2011 - "This issue reports the conservation of a 17th century oil painting of a Quaker meeting, as well as our regular BeFriend a Book and preservation news. Whether or not you were ever a British Camp Fire Girl, you can admire some of their splendid costumes and find out more about a 20th century youth movement: perhaps you have your own experiences to share? Quaker films, London Open House and recent manuscript accessions all feature in this issue, but one of the highlights for us is a reader's account of his research into First World War conscientious objection, and the significance of the Library's collections for his work'

Library Anywhere goes multilingual

Library Anywhere now includes the ability for any library to translate or edit any of the English text into whatever language they like. Libraries can even choose to have multiple languages and link between them - one in Spanish and another in English, for example

Federal Library Directory

Profiles of U.S. federal libraries from around the world are now available online. Presented dynamically with an interactive mapping tool, the Federal Library Directory displays geographic and collections data from more than 1,000 libraries. This publicly available dataset identifies members of the federal library and information center community and offers current information on their locations, collections, services and specialties

Live bedbugs found in Vancouver library books (Canada)

Live bedbugs found in Vancouver library books Bedbugs are being found in library books across the Lower Mainland, leading librarians to trash books and close branches in a bid to stop the bugs from spreading. The discovery earlier this week of live bugs in a book borrowed from the Mount Pleasant branch of the Vancouver Public Library was the latest in a string of similar incidents. The discovery came shortly after the closure of libraries in New Westminster and Burnaby for their infestations

Friday, October 28, 2011

Indiana University Bloomington Media Preservation Initiative

The Indiana University Bloomington Media Preservation Initiative announces the launch of a new blog. The media preservation blog is designed for those who have read the Indiana reports - Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation and the Media Preservation Survey - and want to follow our progress as we continue to develop and implement strategies and solutions for our campus. It may be of interest to universities and other organizations with archival audio, video, or film holdings


EUscreenEUscreen is a Best Practice Network funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission and started as a three-year project in October 2009. EUscreen provides standardised access to over 30,000 items of programme content and complementary contextual information through one freely accessible online portal

Future Science Group launche new series of eBook collections under the Future Medicine imprint

The Future Science Group has launched a new series of eBook collections under the Future Medicine imprint. FSG publishes more than fifty journal titles, including the Expert Review series. In the first instance, fifty eBooks are being released onto the market through late 2011 and in the first quarter of 2012, covering topical issues in clinical and biomedical sciences. The eBook series includes an oncology collection of more than 20 titles, featuring a sub-collection on targeted therapies that addresses clinically important disease areas such as lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers. Other collection topics include Immunology, Cardiology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, and Respiratory Medicine. Each eBook is edited by a key opinion leader, with contributions from renowned scientists and clinicians from around the globe

National Library of Scotland Bill published

The Scottish Government has published legislation today which will update the powers and functions of the National Library of Scotland. The National Library of Scotland Bill seeks to strengthen the role of NLS in safeguarding and sharing knowledge for current and future generations

Library and Archives Canada launches the Canadian Feature Film Index and recognizes UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

In order to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Library and Archives Canada has launched the Canadian Feature Film Index database. This is one component of how LAC wishes to acknowledge this international day of recognition of audiovisual documents and their importance in society's evolution. The Canadian Feature Film Index, created as a printed index in 1972, is now available as an online database. This research tool provides information on over 4,300 Canadian feature films produced from 1913 to 2009. Selected entries include images of movie posters from LAC's holdings. Additions to the database will include entries for post-2009 films. Funding of this project was received through the Preservation and Access Component of the Canadian Feature Film Policy which is administered by Canadian Heritage

Webinars: "Intellectual Freedom across the Globe"

During November 2011, OIF and the IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression are offering a series of online learning opportunities focused on intellectual freedom issues in an international context. Topics to be covered include issues regarding religion and libraries; comics, manga and graphic novels in libraries; and access to health and sexuality information in the developing world

New on LLRX.com: Law Periodical Publishing Practices and Trends

Law librarian, criminal defense attorney and prolific author Ken Strutin brings into focus how electronic access to scholarly information is impacting library collection policies as well as professional publication formats, and as a result, how a new legal research environment is developing. Ken's article provides a selected collection of resources about the law review publishing process, emerging trends in the information cycle, and practical guides for developing an article and getting it to press

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - October 28, 2011

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Pop Albums. "This week's brainteaser is about albums of popular music. Can you say which group or artist released these albums in the years indicated?" Answers here.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) and Sticky Fingers (1971)
4. Pop (1997) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
5. Aladdin Sane (1973) and Heroes (1977)
6. Californication (1999) and Stadium Arcadium (2006)
7. The College Dropout (2004) and Graduation (2007)
8. Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
9. Heart of Stone (1989) and Believe (1998)
10. Such Sweet Thunder (1957)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Romanticism Redefined: Pickering & Chatto and The Wordsworth Circle

Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press, announces the release of Romanticism Redefined: Pickering & Chatto and The Wordsworth Circle, an online collection of romantic-era literature previously unavailable in electronic format. Romanticism Redefined contains over 120,000 pages of primary texts from London-based Pickering & Chatto Publishers, as well as another 10,000 pages comprising the only complete digital version of The Wordsworth Circle, a quarterly international academic journal for the study of English Romantic literature, culture and society

Webinar: Measuring the Outcome and Value of Libraries

Libraries provide many types of value to their constituents, but measuring that value is a challenge. The IMLS LibValue project, led by Carol Tenopir, brings together a national team of academic librarians and researchers to study multiple measures for multiple services and collections in academic libraries. In this webinar, Carol will describe the LibValue academic libraries project and discuss methods for measuring outcomes and value in all types of libraries - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

SAGE begins publishing Learning Disability Quarterly

SAGE will continue its partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities by publishing another of their titles named Learning Disability Quarterly beginning this August. The addition of LDQ brings the Institute's total number of journals with SAGE to 15 titles

The Journal of the Medical Library Association - Volume 99(4) October 2011

The Journal of the Medical Library Association - Volume 99(4) October 2011 - is now available online

Israel's National Library displays early Islamic texts

Starting this week, visitors to Israel's National Library will be able to view rare Islamic manuscripts from the library's collection, including two early Qurans from the ninth century C.E., just 200 years after the first Quran was written

Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access (UK)

The Royal Society has announced that its world-famous historical journal archive – which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal – has been made permanently free to access online. Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Louisiana Libraries sign statewide licensing agreement with Credo Reference

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network and the State Library of Louisiana have signed a new statewide agreement to partner with Credo Reference in their efforts to promote information literacy and research effectiveness. Both organizations are pleased to announce this joint effort to support library users across the state

Dorset's Manorial Documents Register now available online (UK)

Dorset's Manorial Documents Register now available online (UK)Following a four year project run by volunteers at the Dorset History Centre and supported by The National Archives, the Dorset section of the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) has been made available online. The Manorial Documents Register records information on Dorset's manorial records from over 400 manors, held at over 50 different locations, some in publicly accessible institutions and others still in private ownership. The Dorset project benefits researchers worldwide, enabling them to search for manorial records by manor, parish, type of record or by date, and to identify relevant records online for the first time for this county

New titles in PubMed Central

Journal of Community Genetics

The Journal of Headache and Pain

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

BMJ Open

Journal of Dentistry (Tehran, Iran)

ISRN Dentistry

ISRN Gastroenterology

International Journal of Hepatology

Advances in Preventive Medicine

Advances in Orthopedics

Nursing Research and Practice

ISRN Nursing

Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters

Texas State Library and Archives Commission joins WebJunction Partner Program (USA)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has joined the WebJunction Partner Program, which provides library staff in Texas access to courses through the WebJunction community to keep skills up-to-date and help libraries respond to current patron needs

Skeletons, English Place Names and Health Reports to go online (UK)

JISC will be investing £5.6 million in 24 projects across 30 universities and cultural heritage organisations to bring selected archives out of the vaults and onto computer screens, specifically with the aim of creating resources for wide educational use. These archives will be publicly accessible too which means citizens scientists, school pupils and the general public will benefit as well as historians, medics and biologists in this growing UK collection of digital resources for research, teaching and learning

Director of U.S. Copyright Office announces priorities, special projects for next two years

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante has made public her office's priorities and special projects through October, 2013. The paper articulates 17 priorities in the areas of copyright policy and administrative practice, as well as 10 new projects designed to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. Copyright Office's services in the 21st century

CARL E-Lert # 443 (Canada)

CARL E-Lert # 443, October 21 2011 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Grand opening of the library of the future / Copyright Debate Hits the House of Commons: Opposition Won't Support C-11 Due to Digital Locks / CANARIE Supports Arctic Research - CANARIE Appuie la recherche dans l’arctique / Research for the masses / Whatever happened to the Digital Economy Act? / À qui appartiennent nos gènes?

CARL E-Lert # 442 (Canada)

CARL E-Lert # 442, October 14 2011 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence at Canadian Post Secondary Institutions Creating Jobs of the Future US intelligence wants to predict human behavior with 'data eye in the sky' Canadian universities must reform or perish Digital Public Library of America planning initiative to hold public plenary meeting in Washington, DC on October 21, 2011 Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

Book Grocer: 26 October - 1 November 2011

Book Grocer: 26 October - 1 November 2011 - The week ahead in literary London from the Londonist blog. #books #London

FreePint Newsletter 337

FreePint Newsletter 337 - 27 October 2011 now available

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition (USA)

AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition - October 27-30 - Minneapolis, USA

IMLS announces the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients (USA)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach

OCLC introduces the Building Bridges Speakers Series

Join OCLC, host Chrystie Hill, WebJunction's Director of Community Services, and guest speakers for a series of four free webinars designed to inspire and engage public libraries on topics of vital interest. Each program in the series will offer practical advice on issues that are top-of-mind in public libraries

Digital Preservation, SPEC Kit 325, Published by ARL

The Association of Research Libraries has published Digital Preservation, SPEC Kit 325, which explores the strategies that ARL member institutions use to protect evolving research collections and examines the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. The survey asked ARL libraries about their digital content, their strategies for preserving that content, and the staff, time, and funding they currently devote to digital preservation. It also asked each responding library to compare its digital preservation activities of three years ago to current activities and project three years into the future. In addition, to better understand the roles of research libraries in the emergent field of digital curation, the survey sought to identify issues that are and are not being addressed through current practices and policies

Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival (UK)

Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival - 3-27 November, 2011 - UK

Podcast: English burial and cemetery records online and on film (UK National Archives)

This talk gives an overview of online sources for English burial and cemetery records, including which of the major London cemeteries have online records. Both free and pay-for-view websites, and all parts of the country are covered, though is not possible to include all online sources. The resources for cemetery and burial records available on microfilm at the London Family History Centre are also highlighted. Sharon Hintze is Director of the London Family History Centre in South Kensington. She is a frequent speaker and occasional writer on family history

University of Calgary - grand opening of the Taylor Family Digital Library

The University of Calgary held the grand opening of the Taylor Family Digital Library Thursday, October 20 at a ceremony attended by Calgary philanthropists Don and Ruth Taylor; Alberta Premier Alison Redford; Member of Parliament Blake Richards; and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. The new state-of-the-art learning and research centre is a model for the 21st century library, and an important new gathering place for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the broader Calgary community. The building opened to students and faculty the first week of September, and is already the new heart of the University of Calgary campus

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #172

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #172. "This week's episode features an interview with Jessamyn West as well as some miscellaneous news items. Gary Crawford of USDA's production team for PSAs is also heard again after a short absence" Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - Ebook By Kristin Fontichiaro - A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton. Foreword by R. David Lankes. Photographs by Diane Cordell

Star Books: Occupy London protest inspires improvised library

Star Books: Occupy London protest inspires improvised libraryIt must surely be the UK's most unusual place to borrow books. At a time when the nation's library service faces death by a thousand cuts, the ramshackle collection of wobbly shelves, picnic tables and old chairs that form the Occupy Library amid the anti-capitalism protesters' camp in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, is something to be behold - eccentric, chaotic, but with its heart in the right place

17 more Open Access (OA) Journals with TOC RSS feeds added to JournalTOCs, the free journal current awareness service

Roddy MacLeod has added 17 more Open Access journals to JournalTOCs, where you can find the latest Tables of Contents from over 17,000 scholarly journals, including over 2,500 Open Access journals

Monday, October 24, 2011

Philip Pullman declares war against 'stupidity' of library closures (UK)

Philip Pullman backs library campaigners and blasts Brent council for saying that closing half of its libraries would help it fulfil 'exciting plans to improve libraries'

Harold Pinter's forgotten sketch rediscovered after more than 50 years

Surprise find at British Library is the script of 'Umbrellas', part of a 1960 revue performed only once at the Nottingham Playhouse

New Canadian Library Association Executive Council elected

CLA Members have cast their ballots in the first elections under the new structure for CLA governance. There were five positions being contested: Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer and three Councillors-at-Large.

Pilar Martinez has been elected CLA Vice-President/President-Elect. Pilar is the Executive Director, Public Services, at Edmonton Public Library.

Mary-Jo Romaniuk has been elected to the office of CLA Treasurer. Mary-Jo is the Chief Librarian (Acting) at the University of Alberta.

Three new Councillors-at-Large have been elected: Jennifer Evans and Karen Hildebrandt for two year terms, and John Tooth for a one-year term. Jennifer is the Director of the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. Karen is the Access Services Coordinator at Concordia University College of Alberta. John is the Coodinator (Chief Librarian) in the Instructional Resources Unit, Manitoba Education.

Karen Adams will continue as CLA President for 2012. All newly elected members of Executive Council will join her on Executive Council when they assume their positions on 1 January 2012.

Maney Publishing marks Open Access Week with open content

Open Access Week, now in its fifth year, runs from 24-30 October 2011. It is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn more about the potential benefits of Open Access. "Open Access" to information is the free, immediate, online access to scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. This is also a great opportunity for Maney and other publishers to discuss and review new directions in scholarly communication. To coincide with Open Access Week, Maney will be offering open access to all Archaeology & Heritage content from 24 October until 4 November. During this period we will be offering free, immediate access to the results of scholarly research to use and re-use as and when you need via ingenta

NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter - October 2011

NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 4, October 15, 2011 is now available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, USA

Digital Public Library of America and Europeana announce collaboration

Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world's cultural heritage available to a large part of the world's population. The Digital Public Library of America, which will provide access to digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States, announced today that it will design its technical structure in a way to promote interoperability with that of Europeana, which has developed a similar system to link the major libraries, museums, and archives of Europe

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Survey: Use of Cloud Computing by Libraries

Primary Research Group is conducting a survey of current and expected use of cloud computing by libraries. The survey is open to the libraries of all nations. Participants receive a free PDF copy of the report generated from the survey; participants are listed but responses are confidential. We define cloud computing as the following: computing-related services hosted or delivered as a real time service over the internet. Often but not always cloud services replace functions or software that would have been hosted on an end users own servers. You may participate in this survey if you are not a current user of such services since we nonetheless want to know your intentions and impressions

TWIL #57: Lee Rainie and John Seely Brown

TWIL #57: Lee Rainie and John Seely Brown - This week we come from California where Internet Librarians takes place. We talk to the keynote speakers Lee Rainie and John Seely Brown about the process of knowledge aquisition, networked objects, librarians as data analists and much more

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CARL E-Lert # 441 (Canada)

CARL E-Lert # 441, October 7 2011 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: The Writers Union of Canada, U.K. society representing 50,000 book authors, along with Norwegian, and Swedish writers' unions, join literary property rights suit against HathiTrust and five U.S. universities / ITHAKA –Sustainable Scholarship / University research essential to Canadas prosperity - La recherche universitaire : essentielle à la prospérité du Canada

CARL E-Lert # 440 (Canada)

CARL E-Lert # 440, September 30 2011 from Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Some of this week's items: The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) applauds the government for recognizing education as a fair dealing purpose in its latest version of the Copyright Modernization Act / L'Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada (ABRC) a salué la reconnaissance de fins pédagogiques comme utilisation équitable d'une oeuvre, dans la plus récente version de la Loi sur la modernisation dudroit d'auteur / Tories vow to push through copyright overhaul as written / National Science Foundation taps Carolina researchers to develop national data infrastructure / U-M Library Orphan Works Project undaunted by lawsuit / Virtual museum to showcase Rideau Canal

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - October 21, 2011

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Black. "Here is another of our brainteasers about particular colours. This time every question is about people or things that are called "black"" Answers here.

1. What name is given to the national rugby union team of New Zealand?
2. Name the 1997 hit comedy film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as government agents trying to prevent the public learning that America is playing host to a variety of aliens.
3. Which British rock group had a hit single in 1966 with "Paint it Black"?
4. Which geographical feature is bounded by Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania?
5. Which 1877 novel by Anna Sewell describes the experiences of a horse under many different owners?
6. What name was given to the great epidemic of plague, mainly the bubonic variant, that ravaged Europe in the mid-14th century?
7. Which heavy metal band that made its debut record in 1970 contained Terry "Geezer" Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and John "Ozzy" Osbourne.
8. Which organization was founded in 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, seeking liberation for American blacks?
9. What nickname, derived from the colours of their uniforms, was given to a special auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary formed from British ex-soldiers and in action in Ireland March 1920-December 1921?
10. In South Africa, what was the Black Sash?

E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography - Version 1

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. writes: The E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography includes English-language articles, books, editorials, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the broad role of academic libraries in e-science efforts. The scope of this brief selective bibliography is narrow, and it does not cover data curation and research data management issues in libraries in general. It does not include conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, news articles, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings. Most sources have been published from 2007 through October 18, 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2007 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publisher's description are provided

Panjab 1947: a heart divided (UK National Archives)

The UK National Archives has launched a new online exhibition, Panjab 1947: a heart divided, to showcase the powerful personal stories of four Panjabi elders whose lives were changed forever by the division of their homeland in 1947

Thomson Reuters to provide Web of Knowledge to 322 institutions across the Republic of Kazakhstan

Thomson Reuters has announced a three-year national agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan's National Center for Scientific and Technical Information, that will bring Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge™ to 322 academic, research and government institutions across the country

Podcast: The untold story of women in the Crimean War (UK)

Podcast: The untold story of women in the Crimean War (UK)Florence Nightingale was not the only woman in the Crimea - a misnomer in itself as she spent most of the war at the British hospital at Scutari, 300 miles away from the Crimea. Here, Helen Rappaport sheds new light on the many unsung women who followed the British army on campaign - the last time they were allowed to do so. This was the first war in which women were officially organised as nurses, and Helen describes the work of some of the heroic nurses on Nightingale's staff, and their French and Russian counterparts. Then there are the extraordinary exploits of the maverick Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole who came back a national heroine, and officers' wives such as Fanny Duberly, French cantinières, and lady tourists who went to the Crimea to see things for themselves. Helen Rappaport studied Russian at Leeds University before turning her hand to writing. Helen has written a number of historical books and biographies, including No Place for Ladies: the Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War (2007), Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs (2008) and Conspirator: Lenin in Exile (2009). Her latest venture is the Victorian true-crime story Beautiful for Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street - Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer

Shout About School Libraries and Schools Library Services (UK)

From October 2011 to late 2012 CILIP is running a joint campaign with the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians, and the School Library Association. The overall aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the value of school libraries and Schools Library Services to their communities (at both primary and secondary school level) amongst key stakeholders including government, head teachers, school governors and parents

More databases and collections added to WorldCat Local

OCLC has added more databases and signed agreements with leading publishers and other providers to add more content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 865 million items

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #171

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #171. "Although an interview was promised, a pro forma episode is presented instead that mentions BeagleBoard and PandaBoard as well as how to contact the production crew" Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here

EMEA Regional Council Third Annual Meeting - 2012 Birmingham, United Kingdom

On 28 and 29 February 2012 OCLC's Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC) will hold its Member Meeting in the Town Hall and Council House in the city of Birmingham, UK. The title of this year's meeting, 'Developing a New Blend of Library,' has been chosen to reflect how libraries and other cultural heritage organisations are blending physical and digital 'space' to reach out to their communities with new types of service. This is fittingly set against the backdrop of construction work on what will be Birmingham's splendid new central library - and a 'Virtual Library of Birmingham' already exists to support and complement the physical building

Library Campaign Conference (UK)

On 22 October 2011 the Library Campaign in association with Voices for the Library will be hosting a conference for library user groups. It will be a chance for users to compare notes, find out more about the issues confronting them and produce some proposals for future action both locally and nationally. Philip Pullman has agreed to speak and there will also be contributions from some of the campaigns that are making news. There will be also be lots of opportunities to network and to discuss the issues in small groups

literati by CREDO

literati by CREDO brings together essential components of successful and effective research: technology, content, tools and services to help eliminate the hurdles of discovery, education and assessment, collaboration, classroom integration and library promotion. literati by CREDO will be available in January 2012

British Library launches new Medieval and Renaissance images app

In conjunction with their exhibition Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination, the British Library has created a Royal Manuscripts app for Apple iPad and iPhone users, which features over 500 images from 58 manuscripts in their collection. The app is available for download at a cost of just £1.49 for the iPhone and £2.99 for the iPad, until November 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SPARC enews/October 2011

SPARC enews/October 2011: 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

Canadian Library Support Staff Day

Canadian Library Support Staff Day is October 21, 2011

ACRL to offer scholarly communication institute

ACRL is offering a full-day institute on scholarly communication in conjunction with the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting held January 20-24, 2012 in Dallas. Registration is now open, with an early-bird deadline of December 2, 2011

Wiley announces new agreement with JISC Collections

Wiley-Blackwell and JISC Collections have concluded a new three year NESLi2 agreement for the higher education and further education communities in the UK. This agreement offers libraries access to more than 1,500 journals on Wiley Online Library

Eugene O'Neill play acquired by Yale University

A play by US author Eugene O'Neill that was feared to be lost has been acquired by a Yale University library. The one-act play, titled Exorcism, is based on the Nobel Prize-winning author's suicide attempt when he was in his mid-twenties. It premiered in New York City in 1920, but O'Neill later called back the script and destroyed all the copies. But one copy was found in the papers of the writer Philip Yordan, who apparently received it as a gift. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, which already has a collection of O'Neill's papers, said it bought the faded, slightly discoloured typescript for an undisclosed amount

Arctic Convoys, 1941-45 (UK)

Arctic Convoys, 1941-45 (UK)The National Maritime Museum marks the 70th anniversary of the first Allied Arctic convoys to Russia with a free exhibition telling the story of this gruelling campaign, said to have been described by Winston Churchill as 'the worst journey in the world.' Arctic Convoys 1941–1945 includes contemporary photographs, paintings by war artists and clothing worn by sailors. Some of the striking images featured in the exhibition have never been on display before

DigCurV newsletter - October 2011 - Issue 1

The Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe has announced the first issue of the DigCurV newsletter, 'Ahead of the CurV.' The newsletter is one of the ways in which the project is reaching out to people working in the library, museum, archive and cultural activities sector with an interest or involvement in digital curation, digital preservation and training

NISO Webinar: New Discovery Tools: Moving Beyond Traditional Online Catalogs

NISO Webinar: New Discovery Tools: Moving Beyond Traditional Online Catalogs - November 9, 2011 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Updated: The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974

Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press has announced the addition of over 8,000 new pages and more than 1,000 new sources to its collection, The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974

Book Grocer: 19-25 October 2011

Book Grocer: 19-25 October 2011 - The week ahead in literary London from the Londonist blog. #books #London

Oracle buys Endeca

Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pew Research Center announces new research initiative to study the changing role of public libraries and library users in the digital age

The Pew Research Center has announced plans to study how the role of public libraries is changing in the digital age and how library patrons' needs and expectations are shifting. The new research is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a 3-year, $1.4 million investment and will be conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Above the Fold - September 12, 2011

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 - September 12 2011 - Vol. 4, No. 32 now available

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leading Brazilian mathematical research institute and society expand their cooperation with Springer

Springer, the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática (SBM) have announced an agreement for the publication of six Selected Works of outstanding Brazilian mathematicians. The first volume, Selected Works of Manfredo do Carmo, is scheduled to appear in 2012. The subsequent five titles will be dedicated to the outstanding work of Leopoldo Nachbin, Djairo de Figueiredo, Ricardo Mañé, Maurício Peixoto and Jacob Palis

Julian Barnes wins Man Booker Prize 2011

Julian Barnes has been named the winner of this year's £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Sense of an Ending, published by Jonathan Cape. London-based Barnes has been the bookies' favourite to win since the shortlist announcement on 6 September. The source of the description of the prize as 'posh bingo', Barnes has been shortlisted three times in the past for Arthur and George (2005), England, England (1998) and Flaubert's Parrot (1984)

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

The Oxford Companion to Indian TheatreThe Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre is the first reference work embracing both rural and urban modes of Indian theatre spanning its entire history of over 2000 years. Now accessible online for the first time as part of Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf, this comprehensive title consists of 750 entries encompassing forms and personalities across India geographically and historically, in twenty-two languages, according to their contribution to the tradition. In keeping with the highest standards of international reference publishing, the editor has compiled and edited this material from 63 contributors. The theatre defined here spans not just conventional proscenium drama, and devotional and secular rural performing genres, but also musical forms such as Kirtan, dance theatre such as Kathakali, and oral narrative such as Katha Kalakshepam, all of which contain theatres' most fundamental element

Video: Authors use Saskatoon Public Library (Canada)

Authors talk about how they use the Saskatoon Public Library system:

WorldCat Local adds availability on brief results, more local, more mobile and more content

The latest enhancements for WorldCat Local includes availability on brief results, Local Holdings Record searching, article links and branch information for mobile views and more

Saskatchewan Library Week 2011 (Canada)

The theme for the 2011 Saskatchewan Library Week is Read Local. Eating local produce and buying local merchandise have recently become a national trend, so why not try reading local as well? Saskatchewan libraries have unique collections relating to all things Saskatchewan, from local authors, artists, and athletes, to local history and genealogy - October 17-24, 2011

Learning on Screen Awards 2012

The Learning on Screen Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research. The Awards are open to broadcast, non-broadcast and multimedia entries, from broadcasters, production companies, education providers and museum personnel, amongst others. Postgraduate, undergraduate and further education students can also enter via the Student Production Awards categories

Open Access Week 2011

Open Access Week 2011 is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research - October 24-30, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Academic Video Online - Alexander Street Press

Libraries with access to Alexander Street Press video collections can cross-search all of them in one place, with the new Academic Video Online platform. The new video cross-search tool is free to users of Alexander Street video

SUNCAT User Satisfaction Survey 2011-12 (UK)

Last year we asked you about your use of SUNCAT. We thank all of you who responded to this survey, the results have fed back into the service. This year we are asking some slightly different questions and value any responses we receive so that we can continue to evaluate and develop SUNCAT to meet our users' needs and expectations

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

proyecto, progreso, arquitectura

Journal of Diabetes Mellitus


Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases

Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry

Journal of Quantum Information Science

Open Journal of Acoustics

Open Journal of Internal Medicine

Open Journal of Soil Science

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #170

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #170. "This week's initial episode brings a look at happenings on LISWire and LISEvents while also remarking upon a recent thread on SERIALST." Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 17, No. 5, October 17, 2011

InSITE: A Current Awareness Service of Cornell Law Library - Vol. 17, No. 5, October 17, 2011 is now available. Contents:

# Global Witness
# International Committee of the Red Cross
# WRAP: Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Sunday, October 16, 2011

UKSG E-Resources for Further Education: Manchester

UKSG E-Resources for Further Education: Manchester - 8 December 2011 - This seminar will address the issues and practicalities of providing and managing effective high quality e-resources collections within Further Education libraries. There will be opportunities to hear best practice case studies in managing e-resources with a particular focus on marketing techniques and strategies from current practitioners in colleges, as well as learning the latest about JISC's eBooks for FE project and the opportunities offered by the Library catalogue and other discovery tools

Survey of Private LOCKSS Networks in UK Academic Libraries

EDINA is carrying out a survey to understand community demand and requirements for setting up a UK Private LOCKSS Network. This activity follows interest expressed at the UK LOCKSS Alliance meeting held in York on 10th May 2011

Toronto Council must reject devastating cuts proposed by City Librarian (Canada)

City Council should reject a sweeping menu of service cuts proposed by Jane Pyper, the chief bureaucrat at the Toronto Public Library, because it will significantly diminish service and undermine what has been widely recognized as one of the best library systems in the world, according to the Toronto Public Library Workers Union. The proposed cuts, which in 2012 would amount to more than 10% of the TPL's current budget, will be considered on Monday by the Library Board, the majority of whose members were recently hand-picked by Mayor Ford. Ultimately, the proposed cuts must be accepted or rejected by City Council - CNW

Pearson and Google launch OpenClass

Pearson has teamed up with Google to launch OpenClass, a free LMS that combines standard course-management tools with advanced social networking and community-building, and an open architecture that allows instructors to import whatever material they want, from e-books to YouTube videos

British Library's Historic Ethnographic Recordings receives UNESCO accolade

UNESCO has officially recognised The British Library's Historic Ethnographic Recordings as a collection of global significance and outstanding universal value. UNESCO's International Advisory Committee has agreed to include The Historic Ethnographic Recordings in their Memory of the World International Register - akin to the list of World Heritage Sites for documents and archives

TWIL #56: Jan Holmquist

TWIL #56: Jan Holmquist - Libraries as booksellers, gamification and library innovation from Denmark with Jan Holmquist

Celebrating the bicentenary of the National Society (UK)

The National Society for the Promotion of the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church was founded on 16 October 1811 to promote elementary education and fund the building of schools across England and Wales. The National Society, as it was known, supported local initiatives to build church schools and over time became involved in other aspects of education - such as setting up teacher training colleges, publishing school books and providing equipment for schools

Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Gulf

Thomson Reuters has announced that it has launched Westlaw Gulf, a new legal research service created specifically for the legal professionals in the Middle East. The new Westlaw Gulf service offers a full suite of legal research tools and an unrivaled database of legislation and cases for lawyers operating across the Gulf region. The service is built upon state-of-the-art Westlaw technology, and modeled after market leading Thomson Reuters legal information services in the United Kingdom, United States, India, Asia and South America

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nominations sought for Kilgour research award

Nominations are invited for the 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and LITA. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2011. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The Kilgour award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation and an expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference (airfare and two nights lodging)

EBSCO Publishing acquires Ergonomics Abstracts from Taylor & Francis

EBSCO Publishing has acquired Ergonomics Abstracts™ from Taylor & Francis. The database is focused on ergonomics and human factors. Ergonomics Abstracts provides indexing for eBooks, journal articles and reference works in a variety of fields that will be of value to academic libraries and research institutes as well as ergonomists, health and safety specialists, allied health, design professional and others

University of Miami Libraries join HathiTrust

The University of Miami has become a member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. William Walker, Dean and University Librarian, announced today that the University's HathiTrust membership will give the UM community access to an additional 2.6 million public domain books published before 1923. The volumes were primarily scanned from the collections of American and British research libraries, including The University of Michigan, Stanford, the New York Public Library, Oxford University, and Harvard, primarily as part of the Google Books Project

New version of the Home Children database (1869-1930) (Canada)

Library and Archives Canada has announced the release of a new version of the online database Home Children (1869-1930). More than 20,000 names of children, who came to Canada between 1925 and 1932, were added to the extended version. The names were extracted from passengers lists held at Library and Archives Canada

Podcast: The 1911 Census: a vision of England

Podcast: The 1911 Census: a vision of EnglandThe 1911 census was the 12th national census of the United Kingdom, and in many ways it represented a watershed in the history of census taking in this country - it was the first to use technology and was by far the most intrusive. The census captured a picture of society at the time before the Upstairs Downstairs world was about to be turned upside down. It records Britain's 'lost generation' - the 885,000 men who would lose their lives fighting in the war and it also adds a fascinating insight into one of the most important issues of the day - the campaign to give women the vote. In this talk, David Annal introduces the 1911 census and shows what it reveals about society at the time. Dave Annal first developed an interest in family history in the late 1970s when he began researching his own family. He became a professional family historian in 1990 and, from 1998 to 2009 was employed by The National Archives, working at the Family Records Centre and Kew. He has written a number of books including Easy Family History and, more recently with Peter Christian, Census: the Expert Guide. He was a regular columnist in Ancestors Magazine and gives regular talks on all aspects of family history research. Dave is now working as a freelance researcher

Project Information Literacy Research Report: "Balancing Act" - October 12, 2011

The paper presents findings from 560 interviews with undergraduates on 10 campuses
distributed across the US, as part of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Overall, the findings suggest that students use a "less is more" approach to manage and control all of the IT devices and information systems available to them while they are in the library during the final weeks of the term

Cesar Chavez Library expansion marks turnaround for Salinas (USA)

Six years ago, the city of Salinas faced closing its three libraries because of money shortages - a potentially huge civic embarrassment for the home of acclaimed author John Steinbeck. Now, Salinas is embarking on a $2.9million construction project - partially paid for by sales taxes approved by city voters in November 2005 to save libraries and other public services - to greatly expand Cesar Chavez Library, the city's most heavily used branch. The project, for which the City Council gave the final OK in September, will add 6,000 square feet to the existing 9,100-square-foot East Salinas library. There will be a new literacy center, new entrance, a new check-out space, a local history room for the Alisal community, a new community meeting room, new restrooms and an outdoor performance courtyard

HathiTrust Digital Library - Update on September 2011 Activities

HathiTrust Digital Library - Update on September 2011 Activities:

Directory of Open Access Journals - recently added titles

Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law

Prolegómenos. Derechos y Valores

Praxis Educativa


Disease Models & Mechanisms

Functional Foods in Health and Disease

Revista de Estudios Empresariales. Segunda Época

Romanian Economic and Business Review

Neuropsychiatria i Neuropsychologia

Przegla;d Dermatologiczny

Przegla;d Menopauzalny

Medycyna Paliatywna


Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease

International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing

International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business

International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security

International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science

International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications

International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science

Journal of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Dental Follicle : the E Journal Of Dentistry

Latinoamérica. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos

Ingeniería Mecánica. Tecnología y Desarrollo

Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences

Economic and Business Review

Mass Spectrometry Letters

Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology

Economía, Sociedad y Territorio

Natural Resources and Environmental Issues


Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences : Entomology

Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences : Microbiology

International Journal of Occupational Hygiene

Journal of Applied Research and Technology

Dermatology and Cosmetic

Iranian Journal of Microbiology

Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research

Kairos : Journal of Philosophy & Science

Journal of Sustainability Science and Management

Clujul Medical

Desenvolvimento em Questão

Diálogo de la Lengua


Ciencia UANL

Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science

Revista Internacional de Estudios de Derecho Procesal y Arbitraje

Synergies Royaume-Uni et Irlande

Psychosocial Intervention

Romanian Medical Reviews & Research

Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences : Zoology

Serie Oceanológica

Ciencias de la Información

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hundreds of Emerald books listed in new Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index

Following the launch of the new Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index on 10 October, Emerald Group Publishing reports that nearly 400 of its titles have been accepted for inclusion

OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar Series presents ArchiveGrid

This webinar will review the processes behind the growth of the new ArchiveGrid system and the goals to promote it both as a sought-after information resource and as a model for archival discovery practices. Follow or tweet this webinar with #archivegrid - 3 November 2011

SUNCAT: University of Bath serials data added

The serials' holdings of the University of Bath have been added to SUNCAT, bringing the total number of contributing libraries to 80, plus the CONSER database, the ISSN register and the Directory of Open Access Journals. The University of Bath, which was recently named as the "University of the Year" by The Sunday Times, joins over 50 Higher Education institutions on SUNCAT. It has contributed over 37,000 serial records, with a collection supporting learning, teaching and research across science, engineering, management, social sciences, and the humanities

Taylor Swift donates 6,000 books to Reading Public Library, PA (USA)

The Reading Public Library will celebrate the Taylor Swift Collection on Saturday, October 15, in the Children's Department at the Main Library and all three branches from noon to 2:00 pm. Children and teens are invited to help the Library celebrate by participating in planned activities, including a Dress Like Taylor Swift or One of her Band Members contest and a geography contest entitled Where in the World is Taylor Swift? The event is free and open to the public

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - October 14, 2011

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Where Do You Come From? (Part 2). "Last week's brainteaser was about the places where people live or were born. This week we reverse the quiz and ask you to say what particular names are usually given to the natives or inhabitants of specific places" Answers here.

1. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Malta?
2. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Cyprus?
3. What is the word for a native of inhabitant of Florence?
4. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Manchester?
5. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Moscow?
6. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Monaco?
7. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Naples?
8. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Cairo?
9. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Los Angeles?
10. What is the word for a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review of online archival resources launched (UK)

As part of its ongoing work with archives, The UK National Archives is conducting a wide-ranging review of its online resources that documents the country's archival collections and their locations over the next few months

SAGE begins publishing Drug Information Association Journal

SAGE has been chosen by the Drug Information Association to publish Drug Information Journal, beginning in January 2012

Libraries Thriving announces collaboration with the National Forum on Information Literacy

Libraries Thriving, the online community sponsored by Credo Reference, has announced a collaboration with the National Forum on Information Literacy to promote National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Libraries Thriving and the NFIL share a commitment to information literacy and an aim to make the most of President Barack Obama's proclamation declaring October to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month. As President Obama stated, "there is a need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age"

2011 Mississippi Library Association Conference

2011 Mississippi Library Association Conference - October 18-21, 2011 - Jackson, Mississippi, USA

ACRL Spring Virtual Institue - Call for Proposals

The ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, to be offered April 18-19, 2012, will explore how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations in order to facilitate connectedness and demonstrate value. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited

Brent High Court challenge lost (UK)

From the Public Libraries News website: Sadly, the decision has been made that the closing of half of the libraries in the borough of Brent does not contravene the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act. This is a dark day for the campaigners there who have worked so hard to raise money for the action and for putting the case together. It is also a depressing one for those who think that the decision in one council case will naturally mean that all other challenges will be lost. However, this is not the case, each one should be heard on its own merits. For the people of Brent, it is now up to the people that should have been involved all along - Jeremy Hunt, Ed Vaizey and the DCMS - to step in and do their job. Otherwise, one wonders why they even pretend to represent the interests of library users when they apparently just sit back and allow half of the library provision in a borough to close without lifting a finger to demur

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ebook Penetration Reports (USA)

Library Journal and School Library Journal's 2011 Ebook Penetration and Use survey reports present the most up to date data on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the public, academic, and school (K-12) markets. The 2011 surveys repeat the majority of questions asked in our inaugural 2010 reports and present clear cross comparisons as well as eye-opening trends on how libraries are using this new technology

Man Booker Prize event at the British Library

On October 11 the Man Booker Prize hosted a one-off event to show its support for UK libraries at the British Library. The event was chaired by Tony Durcan OBE, Director of Culture, Libraries & Lifelong Learning at Newcastle City Council, and featured three of this year's shortlisted authors - Carol Birch, Stephen Kelman and A.D. Miller

Redesigned Europeana launched

Based on users' feed­back we've been receiv­ing since our launch in Novem­ber 2008, Europeana under­went a sig­nif­i­cant makeover. The new Euro­peana is now more visual, inter­ac­tive and eas­ier to use

New collection of classical Arabic literature available on UNESCO Digital Library Majaliss

New collection of classical Arabic literature available on UNESCO Digital Library MajalissUNESCO's Rabat Office launches the fifth Volume of the Digital Library of classical Arabic literature Majaliss. Accessible through Internet and on CD-ROM, Majaliss offers free access to hundreds of books in the public domain, thus enhancing access and preservation of cultural heritage in the Arab world

Bowker launches International E-Book Monitor

Bowker will launch a major study that will assess and track device adoption, attitudes, and purchasing habits of e-book consumers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America. The study, commencing in January 2012 and repeating annually, will enable comparisons between e-book markets in countries experiencing different growth patterns and arm the publishing industry with a comprehensive range of qualitative and quantitative data

Survey: Library, Information and Knowledge Professionals 2011 (UK)

This survey is hosted by the CILIP on LinkedIN Group and invites contributions from Library, Information and Knowledge Professionals from every organisation, sector and location.

British Library publishes CD of Caribbean and black British poetry to mark Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month the British Library has released a new 2-CD set, Caribbean Roots, featuring some of the most significant Caribbean and black British poets of the past several decades reading their own work. The 2-CD anthology features recordings first issued by the British Library on cassette over twenty years ago, together with previously unissued live performances. Poets include Linton Kwesi Johnson, E A Markham, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, David Dabydeen, Amryl Johnson, James Berry, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Smith

Universities of St Andrews and York become newest members of RLUK

Research Libraries UK has welcomed the Universities of St Andrews and York as its latest members. RLUK now represents 32 of the leading research libraries in the UK and Ireland

ARL releases statement on recent USGPO decisions concerning FDLP

The Association of Research Libraries has released a statement calling upon the US Government Printing Office to reverse its recent, troubling decisions concerning the Federal Depository Library Program. ARL asked that GPO approve the University of Minnesota Libraries as the regional for the State of Michigan once it is designated by the relevant Senators, as well as approve and support the ASERL "Guidelines for Managing FDLP Collections in the Southeast Region." Such actions are consistent with GPO past precedent and, importantly, comply with provisions in Title 44. These types of collaborations and cooperative efforts are essential to the success of the FDLP both now and in the future

Book Grocer: 12-18 October 2011

Book Grocer: 12-18 October 2011 - The week ahead in literary London from the Londonist blog. #books #London

FreePint Newsletter 336

FreePint Newsletter 336 - 22 September 2011 now available

OLAC Newsletter - September 2011 (USA)

The OLAC Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers. September 2011 issue now available

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kafka's letters to his sister Ottla displayed in the UK for the first time

Kafka's letters to his sister Ottla displayed in the UK for the first timeThe newly acquired letters of Franz Kafka to his sister Ottla are on public display for the first time at the Bodleian Libraries. The Liebe Ottla exhibition celebrates the letters' acquisition in partnership with the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbach, a pioneering collaboration between two cultural institutions, which jointly bought the letters in April 2011. The exhibition includes eighteen letters and ten postcards and picture-postcards which reveal the close relationship Kafka had with his favourite sister, Ottla, the youngest of his three sisters and the family member to whom he was closest. In a letter dated 4 July 1918, on display in the exhibition, Kafka states how well he and his sister understand each other: 'in fact we do live or I live with you better than with anybody else'. Most exhibits are in Kafka's own handwriting and some also contain Kafka's own drawings

Understanding and preserving audio collections (UK)

Understanding and preserving audio collections: Preservation Advisory Centre Course - 7-9 November 2011 - British Library, London, UK

American Libraries launches E-Content blog

Keeping up with the many varieties of digital content - and how libraries can offer them to their patrons - just got easier. American Libraries has launched an "E-Content" blog that provides information on e-books, e-readers, e-journals, databases, digital libraries, digital repositories, and other e-content issues. The blog complements the new section on e-content that appears in the weekly e-newsletter American Libraries Direct and focuses on similar issues

JM Coetzee archive acquired by Ransom Center (USA)

JM Coetzee archive acquired by Ransom Center (USA)The archive of Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee has been acquired by the Harry Ransom Center library at the University of Texas at Austin. The $1.5m (£960,000) acquisition includes 155 boxes of the author's essays, manuscripts, notebooks, letters and speeches dating back to 1956. Coetzee said it was "satisfying" his papers would be housed at Texas, where he earned his doctorate in 1965

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012

The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012. Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

36 more Open Access (OA) Journals with TOC RSS feeds added to JournalTOCs, the free journal current awareness service

Roddy MacLeod has added 36 more Open Access journals to JournalTOCs, where you can find the latest Tables of Contents from over 17,000 scholarly journals, including over 2,500 Open Access journals

Monday, October 10, 2011

British Library welcomes Europe’s National Librarians support of open data licensing

The British Library welcomes the announcement made by the Conference of European National Librarians to support the open licensing of their data (28 September 2011). This will mean that datasets describing millions of books and texts published in Europe will become increasingly accessible for anyone to re-use for whatever purpose their wish

Thomson Reuters launches Book Citation Index for Web of Knowledge

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Book Citation Index, a new resource within the Web of Knowledge platform covering 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities

Podcast: Textile designs 1842-1964: exploring the Board of Trade Representations and Registers (UK National Archives)

Podcast: Textile designs 1842-1964: exploring the Board of Trade Representations and Registers (UK National Archives)In 1839 the Board of Trade established a scheme for proprietors of original designs to register their designs and protect them from commercial piracy. The National Archives holds the surviving representations and registers; these volumes provide information about suppliers from all over Britain, its Empire, and also mainland Europe. With the generous support of the Clothworkers Foundation, The National Archives' Collection Care Department has established a research fellowship to consider ways of enhancing public access to this unique archive. This talk focuses on the textiles, which include woven and printed cloth, trimmings and lace, as well as stevenographs, gloves, socks, sashes and even two straw bonnets. Dr Dinah Eastop works in the Collection Care Department of The National Archives, as a Clothworkers Research Fellow. She is a specialist in textile conservation and worked until recently at the Textile Conservation Centre.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #169

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #169. "This week's episode brings a round-up of events from LISEvents.com and a couple quick news items" Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here