Cites & Insights Spring 2003 available

It's time to read Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, Spring 2003, v. 3, no. 5.

This 20-page issue includes:
* Bibs & Blather (why a Spring 2003 issue?)
* Copyright Special: The Broadcast Flag: Hollings Lite?
* Interesting and Peculiar Products (six items)
* Perspective: The Shifting Commons: Musings on Generalization
(What do Creative Commons, The Shifted Librarian, Elizabeth
Lane Lawley and Jonathan Rauch all have in common?)
* Copyright Currents
* Trends & Quick Takes: Changing times in print media & liblogs
* Feedback: Your Insights--lots of it (seven letters)

New issue of 'Learned Publishing' available

The April 2003 issue of Learned Publishing is available:

  • Document supply: the evolving needs of the library:
    Louise Watts
  • An international peer-review system for a Chinese scientific journal: Zhang Yuehong; Yuan Yachun; Jiang Yufei
  • A new framework for digital publishing decisions: Alastair Dryburgh
  • Copyright and the network:
    Mark Bide
  • Phoenix rising: new models for the research monograph?: Colin Steele
  • Seizing the moment: scientists' authorship rights in the digital age: Mark S. Frankel
  • Content management for journal publishers: Michael Upshall
  • BioOne: building a sustainable alternative publishing model for non-profit publishers: Heather Dalterio Joseph
  • Archiving - the full-text solution: an innovative way to electronic archiving: Alan Turner; Pippa Steele
  • E-journals: developing country access survey: Pippa Smart
  • Voluntary deposit of electronic publications: a learning experience: David J. Powell
  • Big Deal - good deal? Or is there a better deal?: Frederick J. Friend
  • LISNews To Purchase LibraryStuff

    TULSA, April 1, 2003 /BSNewswire-LastCall/ -- LISNews, LLC. is acquiring, Inc. Corp., a Long Island NY, provider of information technology, Tape Dispensers, and Library Blogging products to Librarians in a $56 million deal.

    The purchase is expected to close before the end of time, said officials with LISNews of Key West, FL.

    About half of the deal is for cash, and rest is to be paid by IOU note scribbled on a dirty napkin, due in January. LISNews will fund the purchase from cash on hand and its $50 million revolving credit facility, from the bank of Dowee Cheatem & How.

    Iraq 2003 -- Alternative and Mainstream Sources

    Lisa writes "A colleague and I at the University of Windsor's Leddy Library have created a webliography of links to alternative (dissenting) and mainstream sources of news on the Iraq conflict. As there don't seem to be many guides to alternative news sources from libraries available yet, I thought people might be interested in looking at this one for ideas. Feel free to borrow from it and/or to link to it. It's a work in progress, so new links will be added from time to time."

    Seth Finkelstein To Speak Tonite @ MIT

    Don Saklad sent along word of \"Net Control--
    From the Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA
    to censorware \"filtering\" to peer-to-peer programs:
    How the battle to control the Internet is being shaped by government
    and corporate interests\", happening tonite 7pm
    Thursday, March 27, at MIT,
    Bartos Auditorium, basement of E15.
    Details below and Slides Here.

    Get Your Free "In My Book" Cards

    Robin Blum writes: "The In My Book® line of greeting card/bookmarks is proving very popular with libraries, and we'd like to see them in even more libraries! We'll be exhibiting at our first library show in June, at the ALA Annual Show in Toronto, June 21-24, 2003. Be sure and visit us there at Booth #4047!

    In the meantime, if you represent a qualified library, and you'd like to see a sample of one of our cards, we'd be happy to send you one. Here's how to do it.

    Linux in Education Spring Conference

    Stan Gatchel writes "The Linux in Education Conference (LiEC) Spring Conference will offer an overview of Linux and how it can be applied in public education.

    The mission of the Conference is to introduce Linux to an audience of educators, students, administrators, IT managers and other interested parties who may have no previous knowledge of Linux nor even any technical understanding of computing.

    The conference will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Grand Prairie High School 9th Grade Center, Grand Prairie, Texas. Demos, presentations, and discussions will be held in this capacity-limited event -- so register early. It's free.

    Here's More...


    New Site -

    Stuart Urwin writes "New Electronic Newsletter and Database Resource helps
    Information Professionals build their Career skills and Contacts.
    has just launched a brand new service for information professionals. The

    Library Events website provides up to date details of all the important events they need to

    know about, to enhance their careers and to build up their professional skills and contacts.

    The service consists of a current awareness database, which is fully searchable, and a

    monthly newsletter, called LIS Events. It includes:

    Spring Shy Librarian Is Out

    Joseph Cadieux writes: \"
    The Spring 2003 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN (Vol. 3, #1) is now available.

    THE SHY LIBRARIAN is a quarterly print magazine which
    \"promotes libraries, librarians, and books.\" The magazine, which
    is written by librarians, focuses on library marketing, public and
    community relations. Each issue contains an original fictional
    short story featuring a librarian or a library setting, as well as
    roughly 75 book reviews by librarians and teachers. You may also
    someone for a Marian

    The Spring 2003 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN features these

    Wharton School Launches New Spanish and Portuguese Web Journal

    March 2003

    Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has launched a new Web site called Universia Knowledge@Wharton. The new site, which is published in both Spanish and Portuguese, enables Knowledge@Wharton to reach Spanish and Portuguese speaking readers around the world.

    Launched in May 1999, Knowledge@Wharton has over 250,000 subscribers in 189 countries. The Web site contains more than 11,500 articles and research papers in its database and more are added every week.

    In an article published in the January 2002 issue of Inc. entitled, "Best of the Net - These business school sites can help you think big," the magazine looked at sites from 50 top schools and ranked Knowledge@Wharton number one. Inc. had a panel of CEOs evaluate sites in depth, and concluded that Knowledge@Wharton "is a trailblazer and as good an example of Web branding as you'll find anywhere."

    Knowledge@Wharton is free and can be accessed here in English.


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