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May 2004

  • Job openings - Southern Company/Georgia Power, in Atlanta, GA, is looking for a Corporate Librarian. Look for job #018214 on the employment website. The Sandia National Laboratories, in Carlsbad, NM, is seeking, for future opportunities, a Technical Information Team Lead. The position is...
  • Job openings - The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA, is searching for an Earth and Mineral Sciences Librarian. Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, NJ, is seeking for a Librarian specialized in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The University of...
  • Free patent research workshops - Thomson Derwent and STN will be offering free workshops on patent research skills in various cities across the US North-East this summer (Boston, NY, Philadelphia or Washington, DC). Reservations are required. Basic and Advanced searching Competitive Intelligence GENESEQ on STN...
  • ASEE-ELD Portland - Salt Lake City is not even "done" yet still ELD is thinking about the 2005 annual conference in Portland. Suggestions for programs, themes, speakers would be appreciated by Jill Powell. If you would like to present, the submission of papers...
  • Version 2.0 of Science.gov out - The Science.gov, the Web portal made possible through a collaboration of 12 major governmental science agencies, has lauched its 2.0 version. The biggest enhancement is this version is relevancy-ranking of the search results....
  • New blog for GIS librarians - John of the Confessions... discovered a new blog by a GIS librarian titled, appropriately enough, GIS Librarians....
  • Thanks - Members of the Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Research and Manufacturing, Sci-Tech and Transportation divisions of SLA have received the May edition of the SciTech News bulletin this week. Yours truly is featured in an interview on page 6. My sincere thanks...
  • ASEE-ELD Punch List - The ELD Punch List of Best Practices for Electronic Resources has been unanimously endorsed by the ELD membership. It is planned to update the List every other year. Every engineering and science librarian is invited to use the list as...
  • Open access publishing option for PNAS - The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) now offers an open access publishing option on a trial basis. For a surcharge of $1000, authors can make their articles available for free on PNAS Online and PubMed Central immediately...
  • MDL Crossfire news - Beilstein Commander 7 is coming out soon. But no MAC version is being prepared. For providing feedback on this decision, contact Tim Hoctor at MDL. Commander 6 will continue to work after the release of version 7 and with the...
  • SLA-ENG Award winner - The Awards Committee of the Engineering Division has announced that Kathy Nordhaus is the winner of the 2003/2004 Elsevier Engineering Information / SLA Engineering Librarian Award. Ms. Nordhaus, a Senior Technical Librarian at Raytheon Co., will be honored at the...
  • NY City Science librarians meeting - The next METRO Science Librarians SIG meeting will take place June 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at METRO Headquarters (57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY). Program: Aditi Bandyopadhyay - Free Science, Technology and Medical Databases Claudia...
  • Knovel news - Knovel now has its own blog, with RSS feed....
  • SLA-CHEM Strategic Plan - The draft version of the proposed Strategic Plan for 2003-2008 for the Chemistry Division of SLA has been posted on the Division website. Questions and comments can be sent to Susanne J. Redalje. The draft will be discussed in Nashville....
  • National Academies symposium available online - There is a webcast now available for the Symposium on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications, held May 19-20, 2003 at the main National Academies building. When available, PowerPoint presentations can be viewed, via the final...
  • ASEE-ELD Cueballs in Salt Lake City - The Cueballs, an informal group of ELD members, are setting up shop again in Salt Lake City for social activities amongst conference attendees. If you are interested in attending a baseball game on the Wednesday night (SLC Stingers vs. the...
  • ERPANET/CODATA report - The final report for the ERPANET/CODATA seminar on the Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Digital Scientific Data is now published. The seminar, held from 15th-17th of December 2003 at the Biblioteca Nacional in Lisbon, brought together more than sixty-five researchers,...
  • Math journals price history - George Porter, via the STLQ, is posting a short commentary on the crisis in scholarly communication. His commentary ends with a few interesting links on journal prices in mathematics. A database of journal prices for about 250 mathematics journals for...
  • Use of keywords and indexes by AAS - The American Astronomical Society is pondering the future of keywords and indexes for their journals (The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal) and would appreciate feedback: As on-line services have become increasingly capable and available, it...
  • ScienceDirect news - Starting May 15, Web Editions are moving to Science Direct. Customers will be able to access a rolling 12 months of subscribed full text articles on the full ScienceDirect platform. New functionalities as well will be available. The index of...
  • Service shortage for ScienceDirect - Saturday, May 15, there will a shortage of service for ScienceDirect between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM EST....
  • Job opening - Purdue University, in Lafayette, IN, is looking for an Engineering Librarian, Coordinator of Reference Services....
  • ACRL STS Standards for information literacy for science and technology - The proposed standards for information literacy for science and technology, developed by the ALA/ACRL/Science & Technology Section Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology, are now online. The proposed standards are annotated as follows: 1. Underlining denotes changes...
  • 500th - This is the 500th entry on Englib since its creation in February 2002!!! I would just like to thank all of you Englib readers for your interest and your support. I hope Englib is as useful to you as it...
  • Job openings - The International University Bremen, in Bremen Germany, is looking for an Engineering and Science Reference Librarian. Work language is English, knowledge of German is a plus. The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library of the University of Miami,...
  • More ASEE-ELD Liaisons needed - The ELD Liaisons Program has openings for 2-year term liaisons to: SLA PAM Division SLA Engineering Division ACRL STS Division American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Scientific & Technical Information (STI) Division (position reposted) The Duties: The most...
  • SLA-PAM newcomers lunch - New PAM members, student members and first-time conference attendees PAM members are invited to the PAM Newcomers Lunch Sunday June 6th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., immediately after the PAM-Wide Roundtable. Contact Karen Croneis to RSVP by May 17,...
  • SLA-CHEM dinner - The Chemistry Division of SLA will have a no-host dinner for early arrivals on Saturday June 5 from 6-8 PM. Restaurant name is unknown but contact Kitty Porter before June 1st if interested....
  • Update on Endnote filter for Ei INSPEC - Well, it would seem that you don't need a filter for Ei Inspec. Endnote 7 has a direct import option for Ei Inspec instead of a filter. Apologies for posting a false call to arms :)...
  • IoP with CrossRef Search - The Institute of Physics has announced that its Electronic Journals service will be participating in the CrossRef Search initiative. Other participating publishers are: American Physical Society Annual Reviews Association for Computing Machinery Blackwell Publishing International Union of Crystallography Nature Publishing...
  • Endnote filter for Ei INSPEC - Brought to the attention on the ELD-L list is the absence of an Endnote import filter for Ei INSPEC. There is one though for several of the INSPEC platforms and even one for Compendex. If enough people request the new...
  • Intro to chemoinformatics in Sheffield - The University of Sheffield will be hosting a short course entitled "A Practical Introduction to Chemoinformatics" June 15th to June 18th. The course will be organised and run within the Department of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield....
  • SLA-PAM Early Bird Dinner - PAM will have a no-host early bird dinner, Saturday June 5 at 6:30 at the Ristorante Volare located in the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Price is $37 per person. Contact Bob Noel if you plan to attend and send your check,...
  • ELD buffet revisited - Important details have changed for the the ELD buffet in Salt Lake City. The projected restaurant has closed so the dinner is moved to Panini (299 S. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 250 - in Wells Fargo Center building; 801-535-4300)....
  • ACRL-STS elections - The newly elected leaders for STS are: Julia Gelfand, Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect Susan Kimball, Secretary Also, all three STS by-law changes were approved by an overwhelming majority....
  • PAM Conference Buddy Program - The PAM Buddy Program is a mentoring program for annual conference attendees. Both "guides" and "mentorees" are invited to participate for the time of the conference. Send your name with details of what you want in a Buddy (e.g., subject...
  • ASEE-ELD news - Different news about the Engineering Libraries Division of the ASEE. The Nominations Committee presented the slate of candidates for Division offices. Candidates will prepare statements that will be presented to the membership later in May: Secretary/Treasurer, 2004-05 - Greg Raschke,...
  • Job openings - Utah State University, in Logan, UT, is looking for a Reference & Instruction Librarian for the Merrill and Cazier Science-Technology Libraries. ZAI is seeking a Science Reference Librarian for its Greenbelt , MD offices....
  • New tools in Knovel - Already-existing Unit Converter tool and the Periodic Table of Elements tool are now accessible from the Home Page as stand alone programs. New tools will be implemented in the next 60 to 90 days: Equation Solver; allows the calculation of...
  • RSS feeds for PSIGate - PSIGate (Physical Sciences Information Gateway) has new RSS feeds for the most recent records they add to their collection. There are feeds for each subject (astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, policy and materials), plus a general, all-disciplines feed. PSIGate selects...
  • Online conference proceedings - The Berkeley Electronic Press and Engineering Conferences International (ECI) have announced the launch of The Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series, an conference proceedings website. The Series electronically publishes presented papers, peer-reviewed articles, and other materials such as presentations, data sets,...
  • New scitech library blog - Thanks to John Dupuis of the Confessions of a Science Librarian for making me learn of On Christina's Radar, by Christina L. Pikas, Technical Librarian at the Johns Hopkins Univesity Applied Physics Laboratory. She also has a more general library...
  • APS journals cheaper in 2005 - The American Physical Society (APS) has announced that its journal prices will be decreased for 2005. From a letter by the Treasurer/Publisher of the APS: The price decreases are in the presence of continued growth in journal size and in...
  • Job openings - ASRC Aerospace is looking for several professionals: a Supervisory Librarian IV for Washington, DC (job #EPADC441); a Supervisory Librarian Cataloger (part time/temp) for Washington, DC (job #EPADC331); a Librarian IV for Ft. Meade, MD (job #EPADC327) and a Technical Information...
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