Announcements

July 2002 \'Cites & Insights\' Available

Cites & Insights 2:9 (Whole issue 23) is now available for your PDF pleasure:

  • Perspective: Scholarly Journals and Grand Solutions
  • Following Up: Four items
  • Copyright Currents: DMCA and lots more (6 pages)
  • Trends & Quick Takes: Nine items
  • The Good Stuff: 13 (or 14) articles
  • Product Watch: 11 (or 13) items
  • Cheap Shots & Commentary: one article
  • LII Reaches 10,000th Record

    On Thursday, June 6, 2002, lii.org (the
    Librarians\' Index to the Internet) added its 10,000th Web site. The
    hallmark record--describing Americorps, a service organization whose
    members earn educational credits for activities such as mentoring youth
    and building affordable housing--was contributed by volunteer indexer
    Julianna Hamann, a San Diego resident who has contributed close to 200
    records to the lii.org database. -- Read More

    June \'Cites & Insights\' available

    June 2002: Vol. 2 No. 8

  • Bibs & Blather: Seventeen Thousand Conferences (& more)
  • Feedback: Your Insights
  • Perspective: Tracking the Next Big Thing?
  • Trends & Quick Takes
  • The Good Stuff
  • The Filtering Follies
  • PC Group Reviews
  • OCLC to create computing portal for public libraries

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the OCLC Online Computer Library Center a three-year, $9 million grant to build public access computing portal for public libraries and other information organizations.

    \"The new portal will build on the foundation\'s five-year-old U.S. Library Program, which is providing computers with Internet access to more than 10,000 libraries across the United States.\"

    The rest of the story is here

    Astrology and Library Job Correlation

    \"Have you ever wondered about the stars and their influence on one’s career path? More specifically, is there a correlation between a person’s astrological sign and his/her job duties? In libraries, are Virgos attracted to technical services? Are Taureans more likely to be library directors?

    Dean Dylan Hendrix & Michelle Wilde are contributing a chapter in the upcoming book, Revolting Librarians Redux, in which they will study the job duty/astrological sign phenomenon. They want to include all library professional and paraprofessional staff in this survey, so please take five minutes to fill out the survey. \"

    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography V 42

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr. writes: \"Version 42 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
    is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
    1,550 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.

    Invitation to ASLIB Midlands Branch AGM (UK event)

    Anjlee writes \"Aslib Midlands Branch Annual General Meeting followed by

    \'Replacing print with e-journals: can it be done?\'
    Speaker: Katy Sidwell

    Friday 26th April 2002, 2pm – 4pm
    Aston University Library, Birmingham, UK.

    In her session, Katy Sidwell will discuss Cranfield University’s approach to e-journal management, access and marketing. She will also present the results of a user study conducted at Cranfield with analysis of Science Direct use within the University.

    Katy Sidwell is the Faculty Team Librarian for Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Leeds.

    If you would like to attend this event, please email sarah.rudge@uce.ac.uk with your contact details and whether you need to reserve a car park space.

    This event is free of charge – coffee and cakes will be provided.

    Directions to Aston University can be found Here

    More information about ASLIB can be foundHere
    \"

    Announcing VirtualPubLib

    VirtualPubLib, an MSN chat group for those interested in issues related to public library virtual reference services, is up and running.

    Obscure journal survey from AIR

    jen writes \"The Annals of Improbably Research is having an Obscure Journal Survey.
    ---
    They invite you join them in conducting the Obscure Journal Survey.

    This is a joint research project of the Annals of Improbable
    Research (AIR) and the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).
    The project seeks mercilessly to answer a question posed by Steve
    Farrar of THES:

    \"Which is the least-read academic journal?\"

    The question may be more subtle than it appears. Yet we are
    determined to find the one and true answer.

    If you think you know which journal is the least read, please send
    the journal name to:

    OBSCURE JOURNAL SURVEY c/o marca@chem2.harvard.edu

    Please include PITHY, persuasive evidence. If the journal has a
    web site, please include its URL.

    Announcement \"

    New \'Cites & Insights\' Available

    A new issue of Cites and Insights is available, featuring:

  • At Your Service: Marking CDs: A Bad Idea?
  • Feedback: Your Insights
  • DisContent: Tracking the Ebook Niches
  • The Filtering Follies
  • Trends and Quick Takes
  • The Good Stuff
  • Text-e Part III: Enter the Mandarins
  • Syndicate content