August 2003

Saturday 30 August

  • Angewandte Chemie backfile (16:54) - John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have launched the Angewandte Chemie International Edition backfile collection 2004. Angewandte Chemie International Edition is the English edition of its German counterpart, Angewandte Chemie, of the German Chemical Society. The backfiles will be available next... | 0 Comments
  • More archives (16:24) - Nature launched a Nature Archive product. The product covers 1987 to 1996. The regular Nature database now covers January 1997 on. An separate subscription is necessary to access Nature Archive. Non-site licence customers can purchase individual articles. [UKSG Serials-eNews Alert]... | 0 Comments
  • Linking between Elsevier and CAS (15:55) - Elsevier and CAS have concluded a linking deal between their products. Users of Elsevier products and services (such as Science Direct, MDL databases and ChemWeb) will be able to link directly to ACS scientific journals. In return, users of CAS... | 0 Comments
  • Charleston Advisor awards (15:43) - The Charleston Advisor have sponsored, for the third year, a series of awards for the best and worst electronic services and databases for libraries. Interesting winners. [UKSG Serials-eNews Alert]... | 0 Comments
  • Springer deal (15:35) - Earlier this spring, Candover Investments and Cinven had announced their intention to acquire BertelsmannSpringer. The deal has just been approved by the US Department of Justice. BertelsmannSpringer will be merged with Kluwers Academic and the new joint operation will be... | 0 Comments

Friday 29 August

  • Englib was down (15:54) - Englib was down for a few days because of technical difficulties (isn't that always the case?!). Anyways, we're back and there will be a lot of news coming up!... | 0 Comments
  • SciFinder Scholar 2004 (15:51) - SciFinder Scholar 2004 is out! Subscribers can download from myCAS with their current SciFinder Scholar login ID and password.... | 0 Comments
  • RSS: want to know more? (15:42) - The good people at the EEVL have just published RSS Primer for Publishers and Content Providers for the benefit of those wanting to distribute headline content on the Web, and allow easy sharing of data between sites.... | 0 Comments
  • ASEE-ELD September newsletter (15:37) - Sandy Lewis, the new editor of the ELD newsletter, is requesting submissions (for example, conference session summaries, new member bios, committee reports, liaison updates, general news about members or libraries) for the September issue. Deadline is September 12.... | 0 Comments
  • Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (15:32) - The Summer 2003 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now online. Among other interesting articles, there is two articles on the information-seeking behaviors of meteorologists and environmental scientists.... | 0 Comments
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts news (15:29) - The CSA people have announced improvements to their products: - users can now customize which fields appear in their search results, either during their searches, in their alerts or in their saved/printed results lists - facilitated customization for libraries using... | 0 Comments
  • IEEE news (15:07) - Scheduled to start in September, IEEE's abstracts from their journals and other publications will be made available by Google searches. Subscribers will then be able to link to full-text. The subscription prices for all IEEE journals, magazines, transactions and letters... | 0 Comments
  • Job openings (14:53) - Princeton University, in Princeton, NJ, is searching for an Assistant to the Head of the Science and Technology Libraries. Two Science Librarians are needed on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota Libraries.... | 0 Comments

Monday 18 August

  • Users group meetings for IEEE (15:15) - IEEE will hold two regional users group meetings this fall for its library subscribers. "Attending librarians will have the opportunity to network with their peers, provide feedback for ongoing IEEE product development, and learn about upcoming new IEEE online products... | 0 Comments
  • ASEE-ELD Call for papers (15:10) - ELD just published its preliminary session topics for the 2004 annual conference: - Libraries as a place/Planning innovative scitech library facilities and services for the 21st century. - Assessment & Statistics. Example: measuring use of collections. We are interested in... | 0 Comments
  • New Pay-Per-View at Wiley (14:40) - It is now possible to do pay-per-view on certain Wiley InterScience content to access the full text of an article or book chapter for 24 hours. The service is *not* available though for the following: - All online Major Reference... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 12 August

  • EEVL news (15:48) - In the latest Ariadne (issue 36), there is an article about the enhancements given to the EEVL, the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing.... | 0 Comments
  • Web of Knowledge upgrade (15:41) - On August 18, ISI will upgrade ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, and Current Contents Connect. Three tutorials for each product are also available online.... | 0 Comments
  • Enhancements to MUSE (15:33) - The good people of Project MUSE have been keeping busy and have succeeded in greatly enhancing the database functionality. Too long to copy here, you can read the list of the enhancements on the website.... | 0 Comments

Monday 11 August

  • Job openings (15:33) - The Science Library of Loyola University Chicago, in Chicago IL, is looking for a Science Instruction Coordinator/Bibliographer. The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, is searching for an Engineering Librarian. This person will manage a branch library. The Owen Science and... | 0 Comments
  • SLA Sci-Tech - Call for papers (15:25) - The Sci-Tech division of SLA is already calling for papers for the next Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Nashville, TN in June 2004. The session theme will be Library as Place: Staying Connected to Users. Deadline is October 31,... | 0 Comments
  • ASEE - Call for papers (15:19) - ASEE is also accepting abstracts for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference to be held June 20-23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Submit your papers with the CAPS system at | 0 Comments

Friday 1 August

  • Job openings (21:23) - The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is looking for two Information Specialists for still unknown Maritimes locations. The National Fire Protection Association in Quincy, MA is looking for a Librarian.... | 0 Comments