Librarian's Book Club now has Blog.

Troy Johnson writes "The Librarian's Book Club now has a blog. Librarians that want to follow the discussion but not receive email via a list-serv can do so by reading the blog. A link to the blog can be found at the Librarian's Book Club website. "

It has no RSS Feed, however.

Free Online Webinar: “Email Newsletter Publishing

Bill Graves writes "Topica Offers Free Online Webinar: “Email Newsletter Publishing for Libraries”
Topica Inc., the leading provider of self-service email publishing solutions, today announced that it is offering a free, live online “webinar” entitled “Email Newsletter Publishing for Libraries.” The 45-minute webinar will be held May 15, at 11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time. It is intended for library professionals who are looking for new ways to communicate with their community.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3:6 (May 2003)

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3:6 (May 2003) is now available!!

This 20-page PDF issue includes:

* Perspective: Northwest Passages: From Juneau to Yakima
* Bibs & Blather: ALA's website and more
* The Library Stuff: nine items
* Scholarly Article Access (formerly The Access Puzzle): six items and a
set of quandaries
* Perspective: Grading the Home Pages: PC Magazine's Best 100
"Undiscovered" Sites for 2002
* Cheap Shots: two items
* The Good Stuff: five items

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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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
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