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March 2004

  • The future of science librarians - A bit late but hey. The March issue of UK-based Update had an article by Professor Tony Hey, head of the UK's e-Science Core Programme, titled Why engage in e-science? Dr Hey addresses the absence of engineering and science librarians...
  • Job openings - Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA, is looking for an Engineering Librarian. Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., in Wakefield, MA, is searching for a Librarian. For local candidates....
  • Free databases added to ISI Web of Knowledge - Subscribers to ISI Web of Knowledge now can search additional databases through CrossSearch. CrossSearch, with help of Thomson-ISI product WebFeat Prism, acts as a federated search engine that will search any databases you subscribe to with Web of Knowledge along...
  • Call for poster sessions for ACS-CINF - Abstracts for poster sessions for the Division of Chemical Information of the ACS are requested for the ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, August 22 to the 26. The (broad) theme is Chemical information instruction in academic institutions. The deadline for abstract...
  • ASEE-ELD site moved - The ELD website has moved to its new location. The URL is now http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/eld/. Its new webmaster is Bob Heyer-Gray, of the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library at UC-Davis....
  • New search engine for engineering - Randy and Geoff of the STLQ are writing about a new search engine targeted to engineering, The Engineering Web. This search engine is provided by GlobalSpec, a business-to-business Internet compagny, specializing in engineering. It is said to search 100,000 engineering...
  • Most requested article in 2003 - According to CAS, and their usage statistics garnered by its Science Spotlight service, the most requested document in real-time (RDR) for 2003 is: Hartwig, John F.; Shelby,Quinetta D.; Kataoka, Noriyasu; Stambuli, James P. "Air Stable, Sterically Hindered Ferrocenyl Dialkylphosphines for...
  • New academic Web product from MDL - MDL has announced the lauch of the academic version of DiscoveryGate. What is included? Academic researchers can now access 14 databases such as CrossFire Beilstein, MDL® Available Chemicals Directory, MDL® Drug Data Report, and MDL® Toxicity, authoritative reference works, and...
  • Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data available through NIST - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now giving free access to part of the content of the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data. Some 350 articles are available in full text. For the others, it is...
  • Job opening - The University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL, is looking for a Science Librarian....
  • Mark your calendars shrimp lovers! - So, OK, NASA found some evidence of the past presence of seawater on Mars. That's great and all. But now, Long John's Silver is making good on its promise of offering every American a free Giant Shrimp if said evidence...
  • Job opening - The Petroleum Institute, in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, is looking for a Head Librarian....
  • Other model of preprint: e-LC - George Porter noticed a new kind of preprint service demonstrated by electronic-Liquid Crystal Communications (e-LC). The articles are available online, with accompanying discussion forums, but instead of being subsequently published into a companion journal, they are intended to feed the...
  • Organic Reactions moves to Wiley - Wiley will introduce Organic Reactions, vol 57 as its new database at the ACS meeting in Anaheim. Organic Reactions presents chemistry from a preparative point of view, with a focus on reaction limitations, interfering influences, the effects of chemical structure,...
  • Nature Group debate site - The Nature Publishing Group has launched a new web focus site on open-access publishing. Each week, the site will feature specially commissioned insights and analysis from leading scientists, librarians, publishers and other stakeholders, as well as key links, and [archived]...
  • CE database enhancements - The American Society of Civil Engineers Publication Department has brought enhancements to the Civil Engineering database: - all abstracted CE Database records are searchable in Google. - more than 400 records of books published by ASCE have been added, making...
  • Job opening - AstraZeneca R&D, in Lund, Sweden, is seeking a Information Scientist (I don't see any requirement for knowledge of Swedish, only English)....
  • Marion E. Sparks Award recipient announced - The Chemistry Division of SLA announced the name of the recipient of their Marion E. Sparks Award for 2004, Meris Mandernach. Ms. Mandernach is a new Science Instruction Coordinator/Bibliographer at the Science Library, Loyola University, Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, since...
  • SLA Sci-Tech Awards - The April 1st deadline is fast approching for the two SLA's Science-Technology Division Awards. The SciTech Achievement Award is reserved for those recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to scientific and technical librarianship. The purpose of...
  • Job openings - The University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA, is looking for a Coordinator for Outreach and Public Services Librarian for the Science and Engineering Library. Stanford University, in Stanford, CA, is seeking an Earth Sciences Librarian and Bibliographer. Texas Tech University,...
  • Geochemical Transactions free - The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is now the publisher of record of Geochemical Transactions, the official publication of the Geochemistry Division of the ACS. Articles published from 2000 through 2003 are now freely available until June 1st 2004. The...
  • CSA Trust newsletter now freely available - The Chemical Structure Association Trust now freely offers its newsletter, starting with the Spring 2004 issue. The Newsletter contains a variety of information of interest to the chemical information community: articles, reviews, conference reports, business and product news, details of...
  • New info page from CAS - CAS has created a new webpage for the academic community listing its different products and ressources, an all-in-one-spot kind of thing....
  • ScienceDirect news - The science-only Web engine Scirus has been improved with automatic removal of duplicates, better speed and better ranking. Elsevier launched in January new Book Series, e-books published by Elsevier, available 24 hours a day by multiple users. 5 Series are...
  • New tool from ISI - ISI-Thomson is currently testing a new analysis tool for scholarly works that are disseminated online only, similar to the ones used on print publication. Plans are for it to be ready commercially in 2005....
  • Ideas needed for STS panel - The Science and Technology Section Council of the ACRL would like to develop a proposal for an STS sponsored panel or program for the 2005 ACRL Conference in Minneapolis. The Council would like to hear from STS members (or others...
  • Maple syrup, Mmmmm - I'm from the province of Québec, and several members of my family had/have sugar shacks. We would go each year and spend some time stirring syrup into maple sugar. Sugar time is here and Fred Stoss and Dave Bertuca of...
  • CiteSeer - If you are a user of CiteSeer, aka ResearchIndex, you will note the new URL to use. This is a replacement for the original NEC site though work is still being done to bring the database up to date with...
  • Issue 9 of HEP Libraries online - Issue 9 of the High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine is out. This issue's theme is organizing and archiving digital content....
  • Testers needed for HistCite - Gene Garfield, president and editor-in-chief of The Scientist and Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) is looking for a few good librarians to test a new software product, HistCite. HistCite(tm), a system for historiographic analysis....
  • Comptes Rendus - Following a discussion on the CHMINF-L discussion list, Brian Simboli reminded the readers that Patricia Carey of the University of Washington had prepared a diagram listings all the different title changes for the Comptes Rendus. Go to the bottom of...
  • Open access getting legit - George S. Porter just reported on ERIL-L that the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (EJC), a pionneer in terms of open-access journals, has recently been added to the list of titles indexed in ISI's Web of Science. EJC has been indexed...
  • Early bird for ASEE - There is less than a week left to register at early bird rates for the ASEE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City. Members pay $352 before March 17th, if they do so online ($387 if mailed or faxed)....
  • ISTL is out - The Winter 2004 issue of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now available. The theme is agricultural science. To note in this excellent issue, an interesting conference report: The Top Ten Things a new Sci/Tech Librarian Should Know: Developing...
  • Job opening - The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is looking for a NRC Information Centres Coordinator for its Ottawa, ON, offices. Quote Competition # 16-03-135 when applying....
  • Mergers and acquisitions - The ARL and the Information Access Alliance are commissioning a new website that lists mergers and acquisitions among academic publishers, The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition. The site was developed by Mary H. Munroe, Associate Dean,...
  • New Faces of Engineering - In honor of National Engineers Week, February 22nd to the 28th, the engineering community is recognizing its up-and-coming personalities....
  • National Library Workers Day - April 20, during the National Library Week, will be the first-ever National Library Workers Day. Sponsored by the Allied Professional Association of the American Library Association (ALA-APA), this day is dedicated to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff...
  • Beckman pH Meter honored - If you are in the Caltech area in April in two weeks, you might want to check out the events surrounding the recognition of the Beckman pH Meter as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. Speakers...
  • Job opening - Wellesley College, in Wellesley, MA, is seeking a Science Librarian for Research & Instruction. Mind you, I'm not quite sure what are the "sciences" involved since a preference for psychology is mentionned....
  • Job opening - Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a Science Librarian....
  • Job opening - The Arizona State University Libraries, in Tempe, AZ, are looking for two Science Reference Librarians. You can also read more about the position in the STS-L Archives....
  • Job openings - The University of Utah is seeking a Science/Engineering Librarian. Reedfax, Inc, a company owned by Reed Technology and Information Services, is searching for a Prior Art Search Director for its offices in either Horsham, PA or Falls Church, VA. UOP...
  • New URL for CINF - The American Chemistry Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information moved its website to http://www.acscinf.org/cinf/. The website itself has been reorganized and archival content from the old website is being migrated. The CINF technical program and abstracts for this March ACS...
  • SLA-ENG elections - Members of the SLA Engineering Division will soon receive a ballot through email for its board elections. If you don't receive anything, check with Sara Tompson and update your email address with SLA HQ. This ballot is to be printed...
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