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December 2002

  • Temp job - Needed on a ASAP basis, a special librarian for Equistar Chemicals, for the branch situated north of Cincinnati, OH. This person would fill in as temp 2 or 3 days a week over the next 3 months while an hiring...
  • Holiday break - Joyous Holidays to the Englib readers. The blog will be on minimal mode for a few days....
  • New federated search tool - ISI Thompson has announced the lauching of a new "federated searching solution", WebFeat Prism. This tool is to make interrogating all your different databases possible using only one interface. I'll be curious to read the reviews....
  • ASEE-ELD Bylaws - If you have any comments or recommendations to make about the ELD Bylaws, please send them to Mel DeSart. Today is your last chance....
  • AI collection burns down - A fire destroyed an extensive collection devoted to Artificial Intelligence at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh on December 7th, along with the library building and equipments. The collection contained some 5,000 books, 800 journals and 35,000...
  • Wiley InterScience and ATHENS - For our UK readers, Wiley InterScience now supports ATHENS identification for their online reference works. ATHENS is an "authentication process adopted by all UK higher and further education institutions that streamlines access to a range of services via single password...
  • An IRN event - The Internet Resources Newsletter just published its 100th issue. Many happy returns!...
  • Online exhibit - The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology has put online the Centuries of Civil Engineering exhibit. The exhibit "draws upon highlights from the Linda Hall Library collections to focus on the historical accomplishments of both American engineers and...
  • Yet another job opening - Louisiana Tech University is looking for a Reference and Instruction/Information Literacy Librarian....
  • Open position - A Technical Reference Librarian for Engineering and Applied Science is needed at the Caltech Library System, in Pasadena, CA....
  • Jobs - A lot is going on right now for science librarians. Let's see: - A Science Librarian is needed at California State University, Long Beach. - At California State University, Hayward a Reference/Instruction Librarian with a specialization in physical sciences is...
  • Got metadata? - John Saylor, the newly appointed Director of Collection Development of the National Science Digital Library, is looking for owners of collections of materials in the broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics area that are willing to share metadata about their...
  • New ASEE-ELD liaison needed - A new ASEE-ELD liaison is needed to report from the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). Again, contact Christy HighTower to volunteer....
  • Volunteers for our associations - The SLA-Engineering Division found a new Archivist in Charles W. Uth, Science & Engineering Bibliographer at the Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology. But ASEE-ELD is still looking for candidates to act as liaisons with other...
  • FirstGov for Science - Fourteen scientific and technical information organizations from 10 major science agencies have announced last week the creation of FirstGov for Science, a gateway to reliable information to federal scientific information. Technical reports, journal citations, databases, Federal web sites, and fact...
  • International training program - Candidates are now being received to participate to an International Training Programme on "information" called STIMULATE 3 or "Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 3)". The program is set forth by the...
  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - The Fall edition of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. The theme is digital archiving....
  • Free trade publications - For your engineering faculty. EEVL's Tradepub initiative is offering free subscriptions to different trade publications to individuals. The various publishers set the terms for the subscription though....
  • Using a PDA? - Geoff Harder of the University of Alberta's Science and Technology Library has compiled a list of science and technology resources for PDA's. You can contact Mr. Harder if you know of any other resources for the list....
  • IEEE Standards portal - IEEE Standards Association launched a portal, StandardsAmericas, related to the IEEE's standards activities in North, Central, and South America. You can shop for standards (from multiple sources, not just IEEE) organized by (a few) themes. [IEEE Newsletter]...
  • Fraudulent science - What are information providers and users to do when scientific work is found fraudulent? Science has retracted papers it has published from Bell Labs scientist Jan Hendrik Schön. But other points of access to the Schön's work remains. See an...
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