Submitted by Blake on January 14, 2003 - 11:25pm
Jessamyn West sent over Her Call For Papers. She\'s going to be a guest editor of an upcoming issue of The Reference Librarian.
The topic for this issue is Ask A Librarian [Aska] and Tutorial services -- comparing and contrasting library models and more consumer-oriented models.
Submitted by Blake on January 13, 2003 - 2:40pm
Steve Fesenmaier writes \"
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Join over a million readers
in the Fourteenth National African American Read-In
Sunday, February 2, 2003, 4:00 p.m. EST
Monday, February 3, 2003, for Schools
Schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations,
and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month
by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as
simple as bringing together family and friends to share a book, or as elaborate as
arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African
Here\'s The Web Site \"
Submitted by Ryan on January 10, 2003 - 12:53pm
The January 2003 issue of Learned Publishing is available:
What will happen to peer review? / Alex Williamson
Professional writing assistance: effects on biomedical publishing / Max Lagnado
Authors and electronic publishing: what authors want from the new technology / Alma Swan; Sheridan Brown
E-learning: new opportunities in continuing professional development / Donald Klein; Mark Ware
Consortial licensing vs. tradition: breaking up is hard to do / David Kohl
Editing an African scholarly journal / Carole Pearce
Text retrieval: an overview / Alan Gilchrist
E-books and the academic market: the emerging supply chain / David Taylor
Open-access journals - nice idea, shame about the numbers? / Alastair Dryburgh
Submitted by Ryan on January 8, 2003 - 11:54am
Library Journal is seeking nominees for its paraprofessional of the year award:
Library Journal will honor one support staffer with its fourth annual Paraprofessional of the Year award in its March 1 issue. The award recognizes the essential role of paraprofessionals, now the largest constituency of library workers, in providing excellent library service and places special emphasis on the efforts of the winner to further the role of paraprofessionals in the library profession. The editors see this award as equal in importance to LJ\'s annual Librarian of the Year Award, which debuted in 1989 and recognizes those who hold the MLS.
Submitted by Blake on December 12, 2002 - 11:33am
SomeOne passed along This Internet.com Story on the new Science.gov site.
Science.gov is a free Web portal providing access to science-related reports, databases and other information. Dubbed "FirstGov for Science," the site's resources include technical reports, journal citations, databases, federal web sites, and fact sheets.
"Science.gov provides the unique ability to search across the content within databases as well as across Web sites,It shows that federal agencies can work together to pull off something none of them could do individually." said Eleanor Frierson"
Submitted by Blake on December 8, 2002 - 9:09pm
David Goldman writes \"kfsource.com, edited by Boston law firm librarian David Goldman, is a weblog for law librarians, legal researchers and other information professionals. While kfsource.com focuses primarily on law, research and technology, we also report on search engine news, online free speech issues, decisions of note, as well as conducting interviews with notable personalities.For more information please see http://kfsource.com
Submitted by Blake on November 30, 2002 - 12:27pm
Mark Koep writes \"Vancouver Public Library is excited to be the first library in the world to offer, in partnership with NewspaperDirect, a unique, cutting edge service which provides our patrons with the possibility of same-day access to over
150 international newspapers.
Newspapers are laser printed within the library on 11x17 paper from PDFfiles from NewspaperDirect. The response of our patrons has been enthusiastic. Many have been dumbfounded that today\'s or even tomorrow\'s papers from around the world are available here at VPL.
Press release, Vancouver Public Library,
Submitted by Blake on November 20, 2002 - 9:57pm
Jim Rosenau writes: \"Announcing the This Into That 2003 Library Lending Program.
A limited number of Second Editions bookshelves made from discarded hardback
books are available for 3 month loans (without risk of overdue fines) to
libraries with suitable display space. Jim Rosenau\'s line of innovative
functional art was recently shown at the California Library Association
meeting in Sacramento, CA.
This Into That will select participating libraries in January 2003.
Complete information about the work is available at thisintothat.com
Please answer the following questions and submit by Jan 10, 2003:
Submitted by Blake on November 19, 2002 - 7:32pm
the Institute of Museum and Library Services Says they have a five-year, $4.4 million plan to build a digital library freely available for children worldwide. The library will consist of 10,000 children's books drawn from 100 cultures. The International Children's Digital Library, developed by the Internet Archive and the University of Maryland, is part of a larger research project to develop new technology to serve young readers.
Submitted by Blake on November 14, 2002 - 10:39am
Charles Davis writes \"The new facility will be dedicated a week from Monday. This is the first major new
building (Storage Module 1 or SM1) LC has built in over 20 years and will house nearly 1.5 million items.
The Media Advisory
fact sheet for more information.
Submitted by Blake on November 14, 2002 - 9:41am
Anjlee writes \"A new category on DMOZ (the Open Directory Project) is looking for link suggestions. Please visit Library and Information Science: Research Organizations and submit any links that you feel are worth including. \"
The Library and Information Science is a great place to dig up some new sites.
Submitted by Blake on November 13, 2002 - 10:14am
klaus graf writes \"
On October 22, 2002 the disaster caused by the disorder in the heating
net had happened to Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. More
than 200 000 documents were damaged by a flow of water and vapor,
the heating system is out of order.
Submitted by Ryan on November 12, 2002 - 11:51pm
A collaboration between the National Library of China and the British Library has resulted in the Digital Dunhuang Website:
The Dunhuang Library Cave in northwest China was accidentally found by a Taoist priest when he was clearing sand from the No. 16 grotto on June 22, 1900. The cave, sealed for 850 years, holds more than 50,000 relics dating from the 4th to 11th centuries.
However, these documents became scattered around the world. The NLC has collected over 16,000 pieces and the BL more than 13,000.
Ren Jiyu, director of the National Library of China, said the situation had been \"very inconvenient for Dunhuang research.\"
\"To make Dunhuang documents accessible to scholars and let manymore people know about Dunhuang as well as share these treasured resources . . the NLC and BL signed an agreement to collaborate on the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) to present images of Dunhuangdocuments and information on scholars and their researches on the website,\" he said.
Complete article from the \"People\'s Daily\". More from the British Library.
Submitted by Blake on November 7, 2002 - 5:56am
Allen writes "If you build it, they will .... come? Allen Williams, MLIS is waiting to find out the answer to this question. He recently launched a series of discussion forums focused on the library and information science communities. His intent is to create an online community of LIS professionals for general discussion, sharing ideas, support, and networking -- 'the human side of information'.
At the moment, people seem to be a bit skiddish about posting and the forums are nearly empty -- why not help out a fellow colleague and register today at:
Submitted by Karl on October 28, 2002 - 7:07pm
Glenna Marr writes \"The London (Ontario) Public Library was honored with Industry Canada\'s LibraryNet Best Practices Award for its new Media Literacy Centre. The award was given for the library\'s work with CHUM Television to establish North America\'s first library-based Media Literacy Centre in the new Central Library, opened last August. The Centre provides access to print, electronic and audiovisual materials aimed at helping users to develop an informed and critical understanding of the media\'s role in society.\"
Submitted by Blake on October 27, 2002 - 7:52pm
Paul writes \"
The School of Information Resources and Library Science and the Arizona
Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona have launched DLIST,
the Digital Library of Information Science and Technology. DLIST is
available at dlist.sir.arizona.eduThe objective of DLIST is to serve as a repository of electronic resources
in the domains of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information
Submitted by Blake on October 16, 2002 - 9:22am
It's the third annual competition
for the 21st-Century Librarian Award. This award recognizes librarians
who have been leaders in the evolution of the profession in the new
information environment. The award is a project of the Master of Library
Science (MLS) students at Syracuse University's School of Information
Submitted by Karl on October 10, 2002 - 4:55pm
Christine (Chris) Wixtrom writes:
\"ASL Access is a fully volunteer, non-profit organization with a mission for placement of American Sign Language (ASL) video resources in public libraries.... Please visit our web site and consider providing information on your site about our services to libraries.\"
Submitted by Blake on October 9, 2002 - 6:14pm
Glenna Marr writes "Launched September 6, 2002, Global Librarian is a unique international partnership of public libraries. The participating libraries are Southampton City Libraries (UK), Surrey Public Library (British Columbia, Canada) and Vaughan Public Libraries (Ontario, Canada). This venture allows patrons of these three libraries to access benchmark-standard reference services through their Web site virtually round-the-clock. Reference library staff will be checking for incoming e-mails every hour for twenty hours out of twenty-four. Anyone e-mailing a reference question to one of the libraries, Mondays through Saturday afternoons will receive a response from a librarian as soon as the answer has been researched. Negotiations are taking place with a fourth library, the Eastern Regional Libraries in Melbourne,Australia, to bring the coverage to the full twenty-four hours before the year's end.
Submitted by Blake on October 8, 2002 - 11:22pm
I'm way behind on this one...
The Public Library Association (PLA) has entered into an agreement with Joseph Cadieux, publisher of the quarterly journal "The Shy Librarian," to distribute the journal to PLA's members. Beginning with the Spring 2003 issue and ending with the Winter 2004 issue, PLA will mail each issue of "The Shy Librarian" magazine to all of its members at no charge to the members.