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January 2004

  • New database: CSA Technology Research Database - Cambridge Scientific Abstracts launched a new multi-disciplinary database, the CSA Technology Research Database. It contains more than 5.5 million records, is updated biweekly, and features backfiles to 1962. It is also said to cover hundreds of core journals not indexed...
  • Job openings - The University of Cincinnati, in Ohio, is looking for an Head, College of Applied Science Library. This one is for a Geology/Geography Librarian, but the person will be based in the Science and Engineering Library. It's at the State University...
  • OJPS is down, Scitation is up - The American Institute of Physics launched their new e-journals interface, Scitation, which is replacing the old Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS). Among the new features with the service are a citation manager; an author quick search; a fast issue search....
  • IEEE news - The IEEE website is sporting a new section for its online collections and subscription options for institutions. IEEE's search interface, Xplore, has new capabilities. Among them are: - search terms are highlighted in all search results, and secondary searches may...
  • New book on engineers' communication patterns - Carol Tenopir (Library Journal) and Donald W. King have just published a book on how engineers communicate, presenting benchmark data and identifying gaps in the existing research. Communication Patterns of Engineers is published by Wiley-IEEE Press....
  • BBA decoder for Science Direct - Jenny Reiswig and her colleagues at the University of California - San Diego are very graciously offering the Science Direct decoder they have prepared for Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Science Direct splits the e-journal up into numerous, difficult to maneuver,...
  • SLA-DCHE elections - The Chemistry Division of SLA is seeking nominees for the positions of Chair-Elect and Treasurer. To nominate yourself or somebody else, contact Suzanne Fedunok. See the Bylaws for more information on the positions....
  • Job opening - The University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, WI, is searching for a Services Librarian for its Kurt F. Wendt Library....
  • Axiom enhancement - Coming January 29 on Axiom, it is will be possible to browse through subject areas rather than searching for keywords. The new Browse function will appear as a new tab alongside the already present Search tabs. This change will be...
  • Job opening - The University of Western Ontario, in London, ON, is searching for a Research and Instructional Librarian for its Allyn and Betty Taylor Library. The specialization will be chemistry. Note that this is not a faculty position....
  • Lauch of Chemical Science newsletter - The Royal Society of Chemistry launched a free online newsletter, Chemical Science, highlighting articles and news from and about RSC publications. Along with the online version, it appears as a printed supplement in some RSC journals. You can also subscribe...
  • IOP to leave database scene - The Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) has decided to stop re-selling of bibliographic databases through its Axiom service. The last date of service for existing customers will be February 28, 2005. Competition from other publishers, costs and a desire to...
  • Job opening - The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is seeking a Chemistry Information Specialist/Reference Librarian....
  • Webmaster needed for ASEE-ELD - A volunteer is needed to take on the duties of webmaster for the division. Send your candidature to Larry Thompson along with the following information: 1. What experience do you have creating web pages? Please send URLs of pages you...
  • SLA-Eng Elections - The SLA-Eng Nominations Committee is now seeking nominations to two positions in the division: Chair-Elect and Director. More information about the duties can be found on the division website. Nominations are requested before January 30th and can be sent to...
  • ASEE-ELD Awards - The ELD Awards Committee is seeking nominations for its three annual awards (distinguished service; best paper; best reference work). Deadline is March 31st....
  • ASEE: registration is open - Registration for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah is now open. Early registration rates ($352 for members) are available until March 17, 2004. You can even save an additional $35 if you register online....
  • SLA: registration now open - (So ok, that one has been open for a little while) Registration is now open for the the SLA Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. Early bird rate is until May 1st. Members rates are 275$. Cool note, individual registering as...
  • Interesting tidbit about Englib - My stats for 2003 revealed an interesting tidbit: I have more readers using the RSS feed than readers visiting the website. Feed-readers, you may want to make a short stop by the website to see the new design. I also...
  • Job opening - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), in Fort Wayne, IN, is looking for a Reference and Information Services Librarian. This person will be liaison to the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science as well as the School of Business...
  • More scientific content in 19th Century Masterfile - The Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900 of the Royal Society will be added to the 19th Century Masterfile (Series I) in 2004. It contains 750,000 citations from 1,555 periodicals in various languages including the transactions of the European academies and...
  • Elsevier to abandon BioMedNet, ChemWeb and ElsevierEnginnering.com - As seen on Information Today, December 29, 2003: "Elsevier plans to discontinue operation of its three end-user portalsóBioMedNet, ChemWeb, and ElsevierEngineering.com. Some current activities will migrate to the main Elsevier.com site". "Tough economic environment and [...] legislative changes" are pinpointed...
  • SLA Sci-Tech Elections - Joseph Kraus, Sci-Tech Division Secretary, will be emailing ballot information to members within the next 24 hours. If you do not receive anything, send him the correct email address. You will have to contact SLA to let them know of...
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