February 2003

Friday 28 February

  • ASEE early bird registration (13:50) - Contrarily to previous years, the early bird registration period for the ASEE Annual Conference will end March 16th. The early bird rate for members is $352, the regular member rate is $407.... | 0 Comments
  • IEEE Xplore (11:26) - New search capabilities for IEEE Xplore for the latest version: more types of publications to include or exclude and more limits with publication-date ranges.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 26 February

  • New links from Axiom (15:46) - Starting March 3, 2003, the Axiom interface will have a new capability. In addition to a link to the full text of a document, Axiom will also add a link to a Document Delivery service in case there is no... | 0 Comments
  • SLA-ST Division elections (15:39) - Members of the Sci-Tech Division of SLA should receive an election ballot in their email shortly. Look for it and vote for the new Chair and Secretary.... | 0 Comments
  • "More proof that baseball is the single greatest accomplishment by humankind" - my DH (15:37) - Because Spring Season is near and because this is a nifty little engineering feat.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 22 February

  • Job openings (16:39) - The University of California in San Diego is looking for an Head-Science & Engineering Department. The Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, is looking for a Reference Services Librarian (Sciences). In the private sector, Kraft Foods is looking for an... | 0 Comments
  • IOP Z39.50 compliant (14:10) - The title says it all, the IoP electronic journals are now Z39.50 compliant, in order to make searching more powerful and efficient.... | 0 Comments
  • IEEE Standards Online (13:51) - IEEE Standards Online has been enhanced with an upgraded interface, a sequential listing of IEEE standards for clients and info about their respective subscription package. IP-address access is now available.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 19 February

  • Self-censoring - Nature's editorial (15:29) - You will find on the FOS Forum, Nature's forthcoming editorial on their decision to censor their journals in fear of bioterrorism.... | 0 Comments
  • Self-censoring by science journals (09:27) - This is from the Washington Post but you will find it elsewhere too: Editors of 32 publications and scientific associations have agreed to edit the papers they publish in a way that would delete details that might help terrorists make... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 18 February

  • Job openings (15:51) - The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, in Kansas City, is looking for a Collection Development Librarian. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC is still looking for a Reference Librarian - Science.... | 0 Comments
  • Professionalism (15:33) - Because sometimes, we need to laugh: A priest, a drunkard, and an engineer were led to the guillotine for their crimes. The executioner pulled the priest forward first and asked him if he wanted to be facing up or down... | 0 Comments

Friday 14 February

  • Job opening (15:54) - Engineering Information, Inc. (Ei) is looking for a Product Development Analyst in Hoboken, NJ (there seems to be a problem with the employment page at Ei though - I get no content).... | 0 Comments

Thursday 13 February

  • Job openings (15:38) - The Cornell University Library is looking for an Science Librarian for Electronic Publishing Initiatives. In either Corvallis, OR, or Vancouver, WA, Hewlett-Packard is looking for Information Research Analysts/Consultants (use requisition number 818144 to search for the description).... | 0 Comments
  • EEVL information sheets (15:36) - The EEVL (the Internet guide for engineering, mathematics and computing) has published promotional material for Lecturers & Researchers, Students and Information Professionals. To be used as you need.... | 0 Comments
  • Call for speaker (15:34) - Terri Freedman is chairing a session at ALA this summer for College Science librarians on the topic of bringing users into the library. She is looking for a speaker for this Discussion Group. Contact her if you are interested.... | 0 Comments
  • Science Librarians honored by SLA (15:32) - Christina Birdie, Librarian at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics Library and Pradnya Yogesh, Librarian, Mahindra-British Telecom Ltd are co-winners of the SLA Diversity Leadership Development Award. Sara Tompson, Chair of the SLA - Engineering Division and Lorri Zipperer have won... | 0 Comments
  • And for honoring another… (15:32) - The Engineering Division Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2002/2003 Elsevier Engineering Information/SLA Engineering Librarian Award. Deadline is May 16th 2003.... | 0 Comments
  • Free patents seminars (15:30) - Thomson Derwent is offering free seminars on patents research in several locations from now through June. These are two day sessions covering Basic, Advanced & Competitor Analysis search techniques.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 5 February

  • SLA-Eng membership (09:44) - An interesting tidbit: in November 2002, membership in the Engineering Division of SLA was of 469, which makes it a medium-large division. The peak was 804 in 1997. The Chair would love to see the numbers rise, in particularly with... | 0 Comments
  • For those who will attend ASEE in Nashville (09:20) - There are mistakes on the hotels map provided in the conference pages. ASEE has been notified also but be careful just in case corrections have not been made yet. [Thanks to Mr DeSart on eldnet-l]... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 4 February

  • USA Patriot Act (13:32) - The ALA Council approved the following resolution on the USA Patriot Act. Here is one article on the subject by Diana Lynne in the WorldNetDaily.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 1 February

  • Job opening (17:04) - The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, MD, is looking for a Project Manager.... | 0 Comments
  • Free titles from Knovel (16:53) - Knovel decided to give free access to four of their new chemistry reference titles to academic libraries. This would be free "forever". The titles are: - International Critical Tables of Numeric Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology - knovel Critical Tables... | 0 Comments
  • SLA news (16:40) - 2 tidbits: - SLA members received the Spring Election ballot. It is to note that there quite a few science librarians presenting themselves. - in June, there will be a vote about the changing of the Association name.... | 0 Comments
  • Modern Metric System (16:08) - The revised IEEE/ASTM-02 SI 10 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System has just been published. Useful, even in American libraries :)... | 0 Comments
  • Alerting in Web of Knowledge (16:03) - ISI Thomson will make alerts possible in Web of Knowledge soon, including in Web of Science. More to come later.... | 0 Comments
  • RSS Feeds? (15:54) - Here is a nice introduction to RSS feeds "for the non-techie librarian". By the way, you can have a feed off Englib. Just look for the "Syndicate this site" link in the right-hand column.... | 1 Comments