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May 2005

  • EEVL strikes again with EEVL Xtra - Hinted at some months ago on eldnet-l, EEVL just made their new aggregated search engine, EEVL Xtra, open for business. EEVL Xtra searches some 45+ databases, key websites, industry news, technical reports and e-print archives, among others, in engineering, mathematics...
  • Volunteering opportunities at ASEE-ELD - The Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE is looking for Organizational Liaisons. Openings exist for liaisons to SLA, Sci Tech Division; American Chemical Society, Chem Info Division; American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Scientific & Technical Information (STI) Division...
  • Annual Natural Resources Information Council (NRIC) Conference - The 15th Annual Natural Resources Information Council (NRIC)Conference will take place in Boise, Idaho, July 14-17, 2005. And, to note, membership to the NRIC is only $10....
  • Volunteering opportunities at ACRL-STS - The Science and Technology Section of ACRL is accepting nominations for two positions on its Board: STS Vice Chair/Chair-Elect for the 2006 ALA election. This is a three year appointment, serving as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair. Publicity Officer. This...
  • ALA-STS Poster Session - The Science and Technology Section of ACRL will present the following poster session at the ALA national conference. This session will take place after the STS Program Monday, June 27 from 11:30-12:30 (following the STS Program) McCormick Place, N229 (next...
  • A selection of SLA programs - Permit me to do my own PR for two sessions at the upcoming SLA: Monday, June 6, the IT Division is presenting a panel on blogs, "Blogging/RSS'ing the Librarian Way" where I will be speaking along with Mary C. Kadell...
  • STS Research Forum - Two papers have been selected for the ALA-Science and Technology Section's Research Forum. The Forum will take place June 26th from 4:00-6:00 pm. "Electronic Usage Statistics and Citation Analysis" by John McDonald, Acquisitions Librarian, California Institute of Technology "Proteomics: Measuring...
  • Knovel enhancements - Knovel will soon make changes to its webpages. On June 1st, the homepage will be a corporate page and the old homepage will be known at the Knovel Library. Several enhancements will be added, including a single search box, filters,...
  • Academic access now possible for the Chemical Market Reporter - Excellent news! The publishers of the Chemical Market Reporter (CMR) have changed their ways to accomodate the academic field. There is now an unlimited academic online subscription available for $415. No more individual passwords! This includes: Free online access to...
  • NY Metro Science Librarians meeting coming up - The next New York METRO Science Librarians SIG Meeting will take place on June 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at METRO Headquarters, 57 East 11th Street - 4th Floor, in New York, NY. There will be presentations, under the...
  • ASEE-ELD Banquet registration - To participate in the ELD Banquet at the Portland conference, you need to register with the session moderator, Elizabeth Mengel. Registration must be made before June 9, 10:00 am Eastern Time. All the details are in the extended entry....
  • APS journals prices for 2006 are out - The prices for 2006 of the American Physical Society journals are now available. We are told that the price changes averaged over all tiers and subscription modes are the equivalent of a 1.79% increase if applied across the board. Also,...
  • Stable URLs for AIP-hosted journals - Good news from the American Institute of Physics. They have given stable URLs in Scitation for all the journals they host, including those from APS, ASCE and ASME....
  • Spring 2005 issue of ISTL now out - The Spring 2005 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. The theme is Open Access Journals....
  • Classic texts project by the National Academy of Sciences - The National Academy of Sciences intends to digitize out of print classic texts in science for the benefit of all, a project aptly called Classic Textbooks in Science . There is only one text available so far: John A. Moore,...
  • PAM hospitality suite at SLA Toronto - I found out last year that the SLA's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Hospitality suite is a good place to be. Plentiful food, Internet access and refreshments are generously offered by the Institute of Physics (along with a nice goodie bag). The suite this...
  • Librarian - National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD - Usually I don't list job openings for the National Library of Medicine but this one requires experience with chemistry, toxicology and biology. The NLM is seeking a Librarian for its Bethesda, MD location....
  • LiveWire May 2005 issue is online - The May 2005 issue of ACS' LiveWire is online. It contains, among other stuff, interviews with Green Chemistry Institute Director Paul Anastas and Eric Slater, Manager of the Copyright Office for ACS Publications Division (nothing about the PubChem controversy though)....
  • SLA-PAM Early Bird dinner - Join the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division people at the pre-conference no-host Early Bird Dinner on June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at Messis. The cost for dinner (with a choice of 8 selections for each of appetizer, entree and...
  • Back! - I am now back online. I will use the opportunity to announce that I have now officially started at my new position as Associate Librarian for the University of South Florida's Lakeland campus. This is a great opportunity as I...
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