October 2003

Friday 31 October

  • NMS recipients (15:46) - The White House announced the names of eight scientists and engineers who will receive the National Medal of Science for 2002 in a ceremony on November 6. Recipients are: Leo L. Beranek (engineering), John I Brauman (organic and physical chemistry),... | 0 Comments
  • 2003/2004 Elsevier Engineering Information/SLA Engineering Librarian Award (15:17) - SLA's Engineering Division Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2003/2004 Elsevier Engineering Information/SLA Engineering Librarian Award. Candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves, or an associate may nominate them. Deadline for completed applications to Janifer T. Holt is May... | 0 Comments
  • More solar flares (14:50) - The solar flares are still going on. Any problems where you are?... | 1 Comments

Monday 27 October

  • Athens authentification in Axiom (11:53) - Starting today, users of the Axiom interface may notice a box at the top right of all Axiom pages referring to Athens. Athens is an access management system to control access to web-based suscription services that is different from IP... | 0 Comments

Friday 24 October

  • ACRL Science and Technology Section - Call for papers (14:39) - The ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS) of ALA is calling for poster presentations and abstracts of papers to be presented to ALA 2004 Annual Conference in Orlando. Deadline for submission is December 15th, 2003. Description of the proposed subjects... | 0 Comments
  • Turn off your cell Friday afternoon! (14:32) - Why? It might just not work! A powerful stream of energized gas and particles from the sun will reach Earth at around 3PM Eastern time, potentially affecting satellites, cell phones, pagers and electrical grids.... | 2 Comments

Thursday 23 October

  • PDA resources (14:14) - Here is a nice page for Science and Engineering PDA resources from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's George C. Gordon Library.... | 0 Comments
  • Landolt-Börnstein on Knovel (13:49) - Knovel signed an initial contract with Springer-Verlag to put the Landolt-Börnstein online and "live". The agreement covers Landolt-Börnstein’s Volume 5 from Series IV, which covers Phase Equilibria, Crystallographic and Thermodynamic Data of Binary Alloys. Expected date of delivery is early... | 0 Comments
  • Patent presentation by IEEE (13:31) - IEEE will host a free lunch and presentation at the Online Information conference in London on December 3rd. The presentation will include a discussion entitled "Patent Citations Prove R&D Value," and will also cover competitive intelligence and the use of... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 21 October

  • ASIS&T Summit on Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources (15:02) - Registration is still open (and early bird rate still available til Friday) to attend the ASIS&T Summit on Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources. The Summit is sponsored by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) New... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (14:55) - Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT, is looking for a Reference and Instruction Librarian (RIL) for the Sciences.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 15 October

  • Job openings (14:14) - The University of Southern California's Information Services Division (ISD), in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking a Science and Engineering Team Leader for its new team. Gilead Sciences, in Foster City, CA, is looking for an Information Scientist. The Sandia National... | 1 Comments

Tuesday 14 October

  • HELPW (15:59) - Issue 8 of the High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine is now available.... | 0 Comments
  • Nobel Prizes (bis) (15:58) - Regarding the Nobel Prizes announced earlier this week, IEEE is making articles by the Medicine Prize winners freely available (only 3 though).... | 0 Comments

Saturday 11 October

  • Knovel news (16:04) - Knovel has Flash versions of both the Graph Digitizer and Equation Plotter for subscribers who have had difficulty accessing Java versions of the applets. Those applets will also have additional features not found in the Java version. For some (obscure)... | 0 Comments
  • George Mandel Memorial Award (15:50) - The Aerospace Section of SLA's Engineering Division is now accepting nominations for its annual George Mandel Memorial Award. Nominating period stops December 1st.... | 0 Comments
  • IEEE Member Digital Library & Online Business Reference Service (15:29) - Of interest for your patrons, the IEEE decided to expand the content accessible by the Member Digital Library. Its subscribers now have access to all IEEE journals, conference proceedings and magazines available through IEEE Xplore(R), dating back to 1988 (and... | 0 Comments
  • Nobel Prizes (12:22) - The Nobel Prize winners have been announced: - in Chemistry, Peter Agre (USA) "for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes" and "for the discovery of water channels" along with Roderick MacKinnon (USA) "for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels"... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (11:58) - The University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, is looking for an Engineering Librarian. This person will be responsible for the overall management of the Robert E. Shaver Library of Engineering. Do note that the search for a Chemistry/Physics Librarian at... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 8 October

  • Job opening (12:47) - Binghamton University Libraries, in Binghamton, NY, is seeking an Head of the Science Library.... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 7 October

  • Changes to Axiom (11:07) - Several enhancements will come into effect in Axiom on October 14: - a basic search history will be available, outside the Personalization option. With a personalized account, it will be possible to combine searches with the NOT operator in the... | 0 Comments

Sunday 5 October

  • New for IoP Journals (07:26) - IoP has changes for its 2004 journals subscriptions: - new five-tier pricing model, to help non-research-oriented institutions - extended online backfiles (1968-1998) for an additional charge - new packages are available - forward citing tool has been enhanced. Along with... | 0 Comments
  • Mom, Dad, I want to become a flatus odor judge (07:24) - Popular Science published a survey about the worst jobs in science. Happily, science librarian is no where listed.... | 0 Comments
  • C is for Cookie (07:19) - This is the true purpose of science: make cookies better :) This is available in the December 2003 issue of IoP's Measurement Science and Technology.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 2 October

  • Open House at the NASA (14:48) - If you are in the Washington DC area on October 15, you might want to attend the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library Open House. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, several activities are planned including new services and products... | 0 Comments
  • Salaries and hot jobs (14:41) - The results of the annual SLA Salary Survey for 2003 are now available. A study by an outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., just revealed that the position of Corporate Librarian is one of the top three hot jobs... | 0 Comments
  • Ten Technologies that Deserve to Die (14:30) - From the Technology Review. But I like DVDs... [Thanks to John Dupuis]... | 0 Comments