ALA joins library community in Iraq National Library

From the ALA Press Release:
"The American Library Association (ALA) today announced it has begun working with other members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force – which includes the Library of Congress, the Institute for Museum and Library Services and various cultural organizations – to coordinate with efforts of the International Federation of Libraries and Institutions Association (IFLA) and UNESCO to respond to requests for assistance from colleagues in Iraq to help restore the National Library and Archive, Iraq’s principal Islamic library, and other important centers of learning in the cradle of civilization.

Version 48 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr writes: "Version 48 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
1,850 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet.

HTML and
Acrobat versions available.

The New York Times Librarian Awards Go National

Lisa Nguyen spotted this release.

"NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2003--The New York Times announced today the national expansion of the third annual New York Times Librarian Awards and issued an invitation to the public to nominate librarians at public libraries from anywhere in the U.S.

The awards honor librarians who provide outstanding community service on a consistent basis.

Librarian Pick-up lines T-Shirts!

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The Reasons to be a Librarian t-shirt and Librarian Pick-up lines t-shirt.

Help support Kent's ALA/ALSSO student chapter while dressing in style!
Download an order form in HTML or PDF form. Be sure to mail by April 19.

Trans-US Tribute to Kenneth Koch Streamed Live

Rochelle Hartman writes "A 90-minute tribute to poet Kenneth Koch will be presented via streaming media on April 19. Featured poets include David Antin, Andrei Codrescu, Maria Damon, Kenward Elmslie, Roxi Hamilton, Anselm Hollo, Forrest Gander, Lisa Jarnot, Ron Padgett, Keith Taylor, and Anne Waldman.

Part I of the program is a round-robin, transcontinental reading of Koch's "Twenty Poems" from Days and Nights. Part II features the participants reading from their own works, from various locations around the US.

This high-tech/high-brow shindig was thrown together with the help of Internet2, several Internet2 campuses and the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. Details here.

Still got dial-up? You and your widespread pals can create your own transcontinental tribute and not feel left behind. Have everyone check out the same book, set up a conference call, and off you go for some National Poetry Month fun. "

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.


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