November 2002

Monday 25 November

  • Job opening (09:21) - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is looking for a Digital Resources Librarian. This is a technical services position.... | 0 Comments

Friday 22 November

  • Kluwer Academic Publishers sold (15:41) - The publisher of Kluwer Academic Publishers (KAP) announced its sale to a London-based private equity funds firm, Candover and Cinven. KAP publishes about approximately 675 scientific and technical journal titles and the Kluwer Online electronic platform. It seems that Candover... | 0 Comments
  • News from SPARC (14:52) - Some quick news about SPARC and SPARC journals - Geochemical Transactions has been granted inclusion in ISI's Web of Science. Should be available soon. - The Journal of Machine Learning Research is doubling its frequency in 2003, going from four... | 0 Comments
  • Openings for 3 ELD Liaisons (14:48) - ASEE-ELD is looking for three people to act as liaisons with other professional associations. The terms last two years, starting now. The positions are: 1) Engineering Division, Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2) Physics, Astronomy and Math (PAM) Division, SLA 3)... | 0 Comments

Thursday 21 November

  • More on PubScience (14:08) - The Washington Post published an article yesterday on the issues surrounding the ending of PubScience.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 20 November

  • Changes at the Cornell University Engineering Library (10:00) - John Saylor, Director of the Engineering and Computer Science Library at Cornell University, was granted a two-year, eighty percent leave from the university in order to act as the Director of Collection Development for the National Science Digital Library. Zsuzsa... | 0 Comments
  • ASEE-ELD Awards (09:52) - Nominations are now open for the ASEE Awards to be presented in Nashville in June 2003. The main Engineering Libraries Division Awards are the following: the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award; the Best Paper Award and the Best Reference... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (09:39) - The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the University of Missouri-Rolla is looking for a Head of Reference. UM-Rolla is the science and engineering campus of the UM system.... | 0 Comments

Monday 18 November

  • Elections (19:38) - The Engineering Division of SLA is preparing for its 2003-2004 elections. The following titles are up for grab: Chair Elect; Treasurer and Secretary. Forward your nominations of your colleagues, or yourself, to Carol Reese at: [email protected] You must be a... | 0 Comments
  • Position opening (19:32) - The Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services, in Fort Myers, FLA, are looking for an Assistant University Librarian - Science.... | 0 Comments
  • An Archivist is needed (10:00) - The Engineering Division of SLA is looking for a Division Archivist. The job consists of housing three boxes of documents at your place of employment and keeping them updated. An academic librarian would be ideal. Contact Sara R. Thompson for... | 0 Comments

Friday 15 November

  • IEEE is moving its stuff (13:53) - IEEE is moving both its online customer support and its IEEE Xplore host site from IHS to their location Piscataway, NJ (not quite sure what it means with IHS, which also stopped doing the sales rep earlier). Links to the... | 0 Comments
  • ALA's reaction to PubScience's demise (13:39) - ALA is requiring library supporters to write to their congressional representatives, senators and the White House to ask for the reinstatement of the service. This document and this ALAWON issue can be consulted for pointers.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 13 November

  • Jobs - Academic and private (13:52) - The University of Arkansas Libraries is looking for a Technology Collections Librarian in the Engineering and Mathematics fields. The New Jersey Institute of Technology is still seeking a Cataloguer. In the private sector, FIND/SVP in New York City is looking... | 0 Comments

Friday 8 November

  • Institutional Repositories (08:46) - Not only for Science Libraries but interesting. At, you will find the presentations made at the workshop on Institutional Repositories held by the ARL in Washington, DC in October. IRs house faculty works, such as articles, data sets, images,... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (08:39) - The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, MA is looking for a Resource Librarian to assist in the development of a Library/Knowledge Lab.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 7 November

  • A new list for Big Apple librarians (15:18) - METROSCIENCESIG-L is a new list for Science, Technology and Medical librarians in the New York City area. The list is not moderated but is monitored. Contact Bruce Slutsky of the NJ Institute of Technology for more details.... | 0 Comments
  • PubScience is dead... (14:34) - Long live PubScience... As of November 4th, PubScience was discontinued.... | 0 Comments
  • IoP Archives (14:28) - Starting in January 2003, IoP will give access to the IOP Journal Archive which will contain the full text of journals dating back to 1874. It will be possible to permanently acquire the archive if desired.... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 5 November

  • Knovel news (10:32) - Knovel has made changes in their product's Search capabilities. They improved the numeric range search algorithm; added recommended units for each property and expanded the property index. Several titles from the Royal Society of Chemistry and McGraw-Hill have been added... | 0 Comments
  • MIT offers digital library (10:25) - A few weeks ago, I reported about MIT offering some of its curriculum for free on their website. MIT will now give access to a digital library, DSpace. The library will managed by a federation of eight universities. The software... | 0 Comments