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.

Name Change for the Special Librarian Job Board

Adam Wright writes "Hi. I am the creator of the Special Librarian Job Board and I have decided to expand it to include all types of libraries. I am hoping this decision will allow more libraries and librarians to take advantage of this valuable resource. You can access the
Librarian Job Board at "

Berman is the 2003 Stone Lecturer at his Alma Mater

Madeline Douglass sent over this announcement.
\" The Alumni Association of the CUA (Catholic University of America) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is pleased to announce the 2003 Stone Lecture. Sanford Berman will present \"Not in My Library: Issues of Workplace Speech and Governance.\" Berman has written extensively and especially on increasing access to libraries via attention to subject cataloguing and collection development. The program will be held on April 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Life Cycle Institute auditorium on the CUA campus. Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the program.

Steve Fesenmaier passed along This Poster as well.

New Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Available

Charles W. Bailey writes: \"Version 47 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
1,800 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet.


The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are links to sources
that are freely available on the Internet. It can be can be
searched using Boolean operators.

The HTML document includes three sections not found in
the Acrobat file.

Cites & Insights 3:3 (March 2003) Is Out

Cites & Insights 3:3 (March 2003) is available as a PDF download.
This 20-page issue has \"way too much on copyright\"--Copyright Currents
and a separate perspective on Eldred v Ashcroft, amounting to slightly
more than 11 pages in all.

Contents include:
* Perspective: Midwinter Musings
* Bibs & Blather
* Copyright Currents
* Feedback & Following Up
* Ebooks & Etext
* Copyright Perspective: Thinking About Eldred v Ashcroft
* The Library Stuff

World Almania available through World Almanac Education

Jeffrey Hastings writes: \"About ten years ago, I began staging a competition in my middle school
library that taught fundamental reference and information skills using World
Almanac as the source. I called the game \"World ALMANIA,\" and it quickly
became very popular. Soon, the whole school was competing in World Almania
each year. The organizers of a regional academic competition then asked
permission to use World Almania as an activity.

Eventually the game caught the attention of World Almanac Education, who
asked me if I\'d like to share the game with other librarians and teachers. I
said yes, of course, and I\'m delighted to announce that World Almania is now
available through World Almanac Education as a companion to classroom sets
of the 2003 World Almanac and Book of Facts.

EBSCO to Acquire Operations of RoweCom Worldwide

Gary Price\'s pointed the way to This Press Release that says RoweCom [aka axon or divine Information Services] signed a non-binding letter of intent with EBSCO Industries for the proposed purchase of the RoweCom worldwide subscription agent business.

An introduction to open access for librarians

A preprint of Peter Suber\'s Removing the Barriers to Research:
An Introduction to Open Access for Librarians
is now available:

The serials pricing crisis is now in its fourth decade. We\'re long past the point of damage control and into the era of damage . . . One might expect relief from digital technologies that allow the distribution of perfect copies at virtually no cost. But so far these technologies have merely caused panic among traditional publishers, who have reacted by laying a second crisis for libraries and researchers on top of the first. The new crisis is still in its first decade and doesn\'t yet have a name. Let me call it the permission crisis . . .

I bring up these two crises because I will argue that open access will solve them both. Since the pricing crisis is already well-known, let me elaborate for a moment on the permission crisis. You know what you could do in a world in which the pricing crisis were solved . . .

This essay will appear in the forthcoming issue of College and Research Library News. Among other
things, Peter Suber is the editor of the blog Free Online Scholarship News.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, v.3, no. 2 Feb \'03

Go read the February 2003 Cites & Insights.
This 18-page issue includes:
* Copy protection and next-generation audio (a copyright perspective)
* The library stuff: one article
* Bibs & blather
* Following up: FEPP revisited
* Perspective: The gap between logic & reality
* Trends & quick takes: three trends, five quicker takes
* disContent: Choices and complexity
* The good stuff: nine items
* Perspective: Tracking the forecasts
* Interesting & peculiar products: 15 items.

Contrarian Librarian - a forum for the disgruntled

Xavier Bullwinke writes \"Since the demise of the Stealth Librarian site, there hasn\'t been a place to exchange (inside) information about working conditions in libraries. Contrarian Librarian was created to fill that gap as well as provide a forum for gripes, rants, and other unprofessional opinions. Cast your vote for most overrated Library Leader of the 20th century, or tickle your funny bone with Manfred Manly\'s Vintage Library Humor.

Anonymous posts are welcome, and you don\'t have to be a member (or even have a Yahoo ID) to read or post. \"


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