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November 2003

  • Knovel Critical Tables - Did your library take advantage of Knovel's offer of 4 free e-books in 2003? If so, in the week of December 1, Knovel will add a new section to the Knovel Critical Tables called Vapor Liquid Equilibria Data for Organic...
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will hold its Annual Meeting in Seattle next February 13-16. There will be an orientation for all librarians attending the conference on Friday, February 13 at 4pm at the Convention Center....
  • ACRL - STS: call for volunteers - Chair-Elect Jeanne Davidson of the Science and Technology Section of ACRL will be looking for volunteers for the Division committees in the coming months. You can read more about the committees on the STS website....
  • Job opening - Binghamton University Libraries, in Binghamton, NY, is seeking an Science Reference Librarian/Bibliographer. The search for a Head of the Science Library still seems to be under way....
  • Lost Internet references - We are a few weeks late for this: the October 31st issue of Science Magazine has an article by Robert P. Dellavalle et al. about significant problems with Internet references cited in journal articles. Internet sources are often cited in...
  • Shopping for the Holidays - Scientific American has some nifty sci-tech gift ideas for your favorite engineer, scientist or good ol' science lover. I'm getting a few ideas myself......
  • Job opening - The College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, is looking for a Science Reference Librarian....
  • EPA Science Inventory launched - In use inside the EPA Agency, the Science Inventory is now accessible to the public. The database contains more than 4,000 scientific and technical work products, project descriptions, contacts, final reports and related research. Topics covered are: aging initiative, contaminated...
  • Taylor & Francis to acquire Marcel Dekker - Publisher Taylor & Francis has announced that it has struck a deal to buy publisher Marcel Dekker, Inc. Taylor & Francis have recently acquired Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, CRC Press, and Frank Cass....
  • SLA-Chemistry - call for poster sessions - The Chemistry Division of SLA is now ready to accept submissions for its poster session at the Nashville Annual Conference. The theme is Teaching Users via the Web--Web-Based Training and Instruction in the Sciences. Any SLA member can submit an...
  • SLA-Engineering/Aerospace - preparing SLA 2005 - The Engineering and the Aerospace Divisions of SLA is looking for input from their members about the SLA Annual Conference that will take place in Toronto in 2005. Contact Mary Steiner (Engineering) or Dave Hook (Aerospace) before mid-January with your...
  • Job openings - The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, in Richmond, VA, is looking for a Reference Librarian for the Sciences and Engineering. The Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR, is seeking a Technical Services and Collections Librarian. This person will also...
  • SPARC and PLoS partner - SPARC - the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition - announced its partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLoS). "The alliance aims to broaden support for open-access publishing among researchers, funding agencies, societies, libraries, and academic institutions through cooperative...
  • New EEVL resources - Of possible interest for your patrons, the EEVL: the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing has two new web services, offered as RSS feeds: OneStep Industry News and OneStep Jobs. You can use those feeds even if you do...
  • Job opening - The Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, IN, is looking for a Science Reference Librarian. More info here also. To note, the position seems to be available right now, on a temporary basis....
  • Redesign for Knovel - Knovel will sport a new design starting next week. New features will include "Try Knovel Now", in which visitors will be able to explore selected live content and experiment with live versions of Knovel titles, and "Librarian Services" with different...
  • Job opening - The New Jersey Institute of Technology, in Newark NJ, is looking for a Director of Reference. International Paper is seeking a Technical Information Specialist for their Knowledge Resource Center in Loveland, OH....
  • More archival content from INSPEC - LISNews has reported that INSPEC digitized the whole collection of Science Abstracts (1898-1968), to be offered in the Spring of 2004....
  • E-JASL is out - The latest issue of the Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship is now out. To note, one article titled Usability of E-journals and Preference for the Virtual Periodicals Room: a Survey of Mathematics Faculty and Graduate Students by Lutishoor...
  • Halloween (bis) - I know, Halloween was last week, but maybe you are still eating your kids' candy... Stephanie Bianchi, from the National Science Foundation Library, has prepared this fun issue of the Sci-Tech Library Newsletter, Halloween is for Science....
  • Job opening - Carleton College, in Northfield, MN, is looking for a Reference/Instruction Librarian for the Sciences....
  • Ariadne 37 is out - Ariadne's latest issue is out and includes an article titled Experiences of Harvesting Web Resources in Engineering using Automatic Classification....
  • University of California Santa Cruz and Elsevier - Here is a resolution from the Academic Senate of the University of California in Santa Cruz concerning Elsevier and Science Direct. The Senate recommends faculty to reconsider their ties with the Elsevier journals.[thanks to Christy Hightower on eld-l]...
  • Some more on publishing - with the US goverment now - It would seems that new rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department this month could restrict the publishing by US publishers of scholarly papers submitted by researchers living in countries under a U.S. trade embargo. The IEEE was told to...
  • Librarian t-shirts - Just for fun and a fashion statement....
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