Announcements

Creation of the Library and Archives of Canada

Cabot writes \"Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps announced today the creation of the Library and Archives of Canada, confirming the intention of the Government as expressed in the Speech from the Throne on Monday. This new agency will see the convergence of the rich collections and recognized expertise of the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.

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Denver Public Library Ranks Number One!

M. Celeste Jackson writes \"Denver Public Library today announces it has been ranked the Number One Public Library in the nation for libraries serving a population of 500,000 or more by Hennen\'s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR Index). This rating system identifies the best public libraries in America.\"

Rocky Mountain News has a story as well.

New issue of \'Learned Publishing\' available

The October issue of Learned Publishing is now available:

  • The peer-review process - Fytton Rowland
  • Reading behaviour and electronic journals - Carol Tenopir; Donald W. King
  • Linking to full text: the secondary publisher\'s perspective - Andrea Powell
  • The Pergamon phenomenon 1951-1991: Robert Maxwell and scientific publishing - Brian Cox
  • Two societies show how to profit by providing free access - Thomas J. Walker
  • You are the weakest link - goodbye: serving the information-hungry corporate end-user - Paul Harwood
  • Medical journal publishing: one culture or several?- Tim Albert; Alex Williamson
  • Promoting literacy in a digital age: approaches to training for information literacy - David Bawden; Lyn Robinson
  • Introducing a new journals subscription system: the agony and the ecstasy - Melinda Kenneway et al

    And more!

  • Information Professionals Of The World

    Nafiz Zaman Shuva writes: \"Information Professionals Of The World have already been published . Please visit and get a new taste. Information professional Of The World aims to create cooperation with world information professional. It\'s a good opportunity to project your self as world great information professional. If you are librarian, teacher, information officer, information scientist or you are concerned with library and information science and not listed yet then you are cordially requested to send your short description with your recent photo to my mailing address [email protected] The short description should include your name, present address, phone (in any), e-mail, website, your publication ( if any) your institution, your country, your job title and your field of interest. So send your short description with your recent photo very quickly. If you are not interested to send your photo you can send your details only. When I received your details I will publish your short description to the Resource.Net Then I will inform you.\"

    The Shy Librarian (Marian) Awards

    Joseph Cadieux writes \"The Marian awards, put out by the Shy Librarian, serve to honor INDIVIDUALS who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness in marketing, promoting, and advocating on behalf of public librarians and public libraries. THE SHY LIBRARIAN AWARDS are presented annually by The Shy Librarian magazine.


    The awards are open to any individual who has worked in a public library in the United States of America anytime during the calendar year 2002.
    There will be Twelve Awards in All, and Each of the four first place winners will receive a Shy Librarian statuette engraved with the words \"for exceptional creativity and resourcefulness on behalf of public libraries,\" as well as a $50.00 check from The Shy Librarian magazine.
    \"

    Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

    There was a fun Frankenstein story on the ALA site.

    Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature is a new traveling exhibition that encourages audiences to examine the intent of Mary Shelley\'s novel, Frankenstein, and to discuss Shelley\'s and their own views about personal and societal responsibility as it relates to science and other areas of life.

    Frankenstein will visit 80 libraries across the country between October 2002 and December 2005. In addition to the exhibition, participating libraries will host interpretive and educational programs that help audiences examine Mary Shelley\'s novel and how it uses scientific experimentation as metaphor to comment on cultural values, especially the importance of exercising responsibility toward individuals and the community in all areas of human activity, including science.

    The exhibition and related materials were developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health and the ALA Public Programs Office and funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

    Free \'Informed Librarian\' surveys journals

    Via Library Juice:

    THE INFORMED LIBRARIAN is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 180 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters.

    This newsletter helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to stay on top of your professional reading by listing all current contents in one place, fully hyperlinked to the contents.
    Recommended for all types of library and information professionals.

    More information and subscription instructions.

    MEDLINEplus available in Spanish

    Via Businesswire:

    A.D.A.M., Inc.. a leading publisher of interactive health content, today announced that the National Library of Medicine (NLM), through a multi-year licensing agreement with A.D.A.M., has launched a Spanish version of MEDLINEplus, using A.D.A.M.\'s Spanish health information resources.

    MEDLINEplus . . . [now] allows healthcare practitioners, consumers and patients, to access identical English and Spanish health information with a single click . . .

    Making MEDLINEplus information available in Spanish greatly expands NLM\'s ability to carry out its mission to communicate with the public.

    Complete press release.

    The New Shy Librarian Hits The Shelves

    Joseph Cadieux wrote in to tell everyone the fall issue of The Shy Libarian magazine is just out. You can read some of the articles and see what\'s in this issue at ShyLibrarian.com.
    A few titles this time:
    Sisterfriends: Women Sharing Life Experiences Through Literature
    The SHY Interview: Personal Appearance Policy Challenged
    How Doth the Glib Librarian

    \'01 research library stats available

    From Managing Information:

    The Association of Research Libraries has announced the publication of the ARL Statistics 2000-2001, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for 123 of its member libraries.

    Of these, 113 are university libraries; the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and private research libraries. ARL member libraries are the largest research libraries in North America, representing 16 Canadian and 107 U.S. research institutions.

    The academic libraries, which comprise about 92% of the membership, include 14 Canadian and 99 U.S. libraries.

    Complete article.

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