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April 2004

  • ELD - Punch List vote - For members of ASEE-ELD, voting for the endorsement of the Biennial Punch List of Best Practices for Electronic Resources is near. Voting will start at 12:01 am EST, Sunday May 2nd and end promptly at 11:59 pm on Sunday, May...
  • Free Thomson Scientific (Derwent) public training - Thomson Scientific will offer two free public training sessions on Derwent Patent Files. May 19th & 20th, 2004 in Pittsburgh, PA June 8th & 9th, 2004 in San Jose, CA The sessions will cover International Patent Logic, Basic Search Techniques...
  • Job opening - ASRC Aerospace is looking for a Technical Information Specialist II for its Arlington, VA offices. Look for job #PTOCC336 on the employment website....
  • ELD Awards winners - ASEE-ELD has announced its awards winners for 2004: The 2004 Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award recipient is Mel DeSart, Head of the Engineering Library at the University of Washington. The 2004 Best Paper Award goes to Maliaca Oxnam, University...
  • Job openings - Indiana University - Bloomington, in Bloomington, IN, is searching for a Life Sciences/Chemistry Librarian. Pfizer is looking for a Patent Information Scientist for its Morris Plains, NJ location....
  • Reviewers needed for CHOICE - CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is now recruiting new faculty reviewers for the following disciplines: climate and weather physics mathematics astronomy earth sciences all art areas, for Internet site reviewing welding electric motors gas turbines automotive technology ventilation and...
  • New ACM journals - The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is, or will be, introducing a few new journals in the coming months: ACM Transactions on Architecture & Code Optimization IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks ACM Transactions...
  • ASEE-ELD Liaison needed - The ELD Liaisons Program has an opening for an organizational liaison to the Scientific & Technical Information (STI) special interest group of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for a 2-year term, starting immediately. The Duties: The...
  • Job opening - Wesleyan University, in Middletown, CT, is looking for a Science Librarian. To note, librarians at Wesleyan are staff, and do not have faculty status....
  • Job openings - The British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Burnaby, BC, is looking for two Reference Librarians, one for a twelve-months term, the other for a five-months term. The CISTI, in Ottawa, ON, is searching for a Research Officer. BAE Systems is...
  • ELD buffet at Annual conference - More details are out concerning the ELD buffet at the ASEE Annual Conference. The ELD Reception & Banquet will be held Tuesday evening, June 22, at Absolute! Restaurant and Brasserie. The reception begins at 6:30pm at the restaurant, with dinner...
  • Axiom down for maintenance - The Axiom service from IOP will be unavailable on Saturday, April 24th for maintenance work. Downtime will start at 10 am (UK time) for about three hours....
  • International Ticer School classes - The International Ticer School, formely known as the International Summer School of the Digital Library, still has room in some of their classes offered this summer. Of possible interest to Englib readers is The Digital Library and e-Publishing for Science,...
  • Science and Technology Serials Symposium - The University of Houston Libraries are sponsoring a one-day symposium entitled Science and Technology Serials Symposium. Build, Buy, or Lease? Serials Collections in Transition, Friday, July 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Keynote address is titled Serials Publishing for...
  • Keeping "up to date" - See The (sci-tech) Library Question blog for the answers to Michael Leach's question on the PAMnet list (the question was, paraphrasing a bit, "how do you "keep up to date" and "filter" the information you need to run your libraries...
  • New version of IEEE Xplore coming up - IEEE Xplore 1.7 will be coming out in the next few weeks. The main enhancements will be: IEEE will deploy the first phase of a full-text search prototype. At launch, approximately ten percent of the documents in the entire IEEE...
  • ACRL - STS - involvement opportunity - The Science & Technology Section of ACRL is searching for a Co-Chair for the General Discussion Group. Discussion groups (of which STS has 5) generally plan informal discussions on timely topics of interest for ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings. Topics...
  • ACS promo of National Library Week - take 2 - Following the lauch of their promotion for the National Library Week, mentioned on this blog a few days ago, Matthew J. Price, Director of Marketing at ACS Publications posted the following on the CHMINF-L listerv. The campaign was the source...
  • Job opening - The Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, GA is looking for a Information Services Librarian with a focus on Chemical Engineering....
  • ChemWeb transfer of ownership - ChemWeb and the Alchemist, until recently run by Elsevier, has seen its ownership transferred to ChemIndustry.com yesterday, April 8th....
  • Institutional repositories search with Google - Google has teamed up with MIT and 16 other universities to provide a way to search the institutions' collections of scholarly papers. If all goes right with the pilot, the new search feature could appear in Google in a few...
  • Top Web Sites For Librarians - LISNews is assembling its first annual Top Web Sites For Librarians list. You can vote for the best, most useful, most helpful, funniest, and most interesting sites that can be used by librarians day to day. I will concur with...
  • ELD volunteering opportunities - Several positions are now open for the ASEE-ELD committees, the last two being brand new: Awards Chair Membership Chair Publications Chair Literature Guide Chair (under the direction of the Publications Chair) Secretary / Treasurer Director Reference 24 x 7 Task...
  • ACS promo of National Library Week - The American Chemical Society is promoting the National Library Week. But check out the poster... My first reaction was: "My, do they have a negative impression of librarians!" My second reaction was: "My, do they think librarians are too vocal...
  • Job opening - Procter & Gamble is looking for an Information Scientist for its Cincinnati, OH offices. Search for job RD00000567 on the employment page....
  • Call for papers for ACS-CINF - Three symposia on scholarly publishing are being organized by the Chemical Information Division for the ACS August meeting, from the 22nd to the 26th, in Philadelphia, PA. Interested parties are now invited to submit an abstract for their participation. 1)...
  • Job openings - The University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, MA, is seeking an Head, Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library. Those with records management experience along with librarianship might be interested by this: ASRC Aerospace is looking for a Senior Technical Information Specialist for...
  • Conservatoire numérique des Arts et Métiers - Robert Behra shared on the STS-L listserv the URL of an interesting French digital library dedicated to the history of science and technology, le Conservatoire numérique des Arts et Métiers. The site is prepared by the Conservatoire national des Arts...
  • SLA-ENG Awards - The Engineering Division Awards Committee of the Engineering Division of SLA is now accepting nominations for the 2003/2004 Elsevier Engineering Information/SLA Engineering Librarian Award. Criteria are: Membership in good standing for one year in the SLA Engineering Division as of...
  • Job openings - The University of Toronto, in Toronto, ON, is looking for a Librarian for the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and David Dunlap Observatory (DDO). Queen’s University, in Kingston, ON, is searching for a Public Services Librarian for Integrated Learning. A...
  • Resources for gray literature - Great article about finding gray literature on the Net: [thanks to John Dupuis] Mathews, Brian S. Internet Resources: Gray literature: Resources for locating unpublished research. C&RL News, v65i3, March 2004....
  • Slow day so... - ... here is a bit of engineer fun, from Critical Section, an interesting blog by software engineer (?) Ole Eichhorn: Some crucial engineering equivalences: If something is physically impossible, then it is really hard. If something is possible but you...
  • Job openings - The search has reopened for an Undergraduate Science & Engineering Outreach and Instruction Librarian at the University of California - San Diego. Genentech is searching for a Patent Information Specialist for its office in San Francisco, CA....
  • ELD Elections - Members of ASEE-ELD, if you wish to vote on the board elections, you need to make sure you are a current member of ASEE by the June 1st 2004 cutoff date. Elections will be done electronically this year. The ballot...
  • New textile database for Ebsco - EBSCO is lauching a new subject-focused database, Textile Technology Index. This title was formerly the Institute of Textile Technology’s Textile Technology Digest. The database contains indexing and abstracting for more than 400 periodical titles as well as sources such as...
  • Job opening - The Chenega Technology Services Corporation (CTSC) is looking for a Technical Librarian in Lorton, VA....
  • Job opening - The librarian position is not listed in this Google job offer but I got word than an information specialist will be needed for indexing, metadata and story telling....
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