October 2004

Saturday 30 October

  • Draft edition of IUPAC Blue Book (16:35) - A draft new edition of Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (also known as the "Blue Book") has been issued and comments are requested. The deadline for comment is March 31st 2005. See... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Platinum Group Metals Database (16:24) - A new, free resource is available for research on physical, mechanical and chemical data for the platinum group metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium) and their alloys. The PGM Database contains information on more than 400 alloys, over... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 25 October

Sunday 24 October

  • Abstract submission for SLA-SciTech at the Annual Conference (13:36) - The deadline is soon approaching to submit an abstract for presentation in the Sci-Tech Division Contributed Papers Session at the 2005 SLA Annual Conference: only 5 more days, to October 29th. The theme is "Cooperating to Survive and Flourish in... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Free NISO newsletter (13:21) - The National Information Standards Organization has announced the lauch of a free monthly electronic newsletter entitled NISO Newsline. It is also possible to subscribe for free by sending an email to [email protected] and putting "Subscribe Newsline" in the subject line.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 23 October

  • SLA-PAM International Membership Award Call for Nominations (22:56) - The PAM division of the SLA is now accepting nominations for its International Membership Award. The award is to be presented to a librarian from the Developing World and provides a two-year membership to SLA, for the years 2005 and... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • SLA-PAM Governing Document revision process (22:45) - The PAM division of SLA will be calling for comments soon on the latest update of the revised Governing Document for the Division. Kristine Fowler just sent a note last Thursday on the PAM listserv on the subject, copied below.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • PAMnet listserv (22:26) - The SLA-PAMnet listserv is in the process of moving from the Yale server to its new host at Notre Dame. Some glitches and duplication of messages could happen during the period and the new list owners, Parker Ladwig and Thurston... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • 2004 Continuing Education "Hot Topics" Survey (22:21) - Ok, I'm late with it, so take this as a reminder: the ALA's ACRL Science and Technology Section, the American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division, and the Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division are collaborating on a survey to... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Back from Missouri (22:13) - Well, I ran out of time for a guest blogger! The presentation went well anyway and I could at least show the audience live blogging on Blogger and Movable Type. The symposium was good with interesting presentations. Presenters came from... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 19 October

  • A bit quieter... (13:20) - I have been a bit quieter these past few days (and will be in the next few days) as I'm putting the last touches to a presentation for the Brick and Click Libraries Symposium at the Northwest Missouri State University.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Free US pregrant patent publications feeds (13:01) - Paterra is providing free classification-based RSS news feeds for U.S. pregrant patent publications. News feeds can be set up for each of the approximately 160,000 U.S. patent classifications. Go down the various classifications listings offered and select the desired feed.... | 4 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • New book on blogs and libraries (12:56) - Last month, Chandos Publishing published a new book on blogging and libraries: Weblogs and Libraries, by Laurel A. Clyde. I'm getting it ordered for my work.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 14 October

Wednesday 13 October

Saturday 9 October

  • Finally (15:25) - Well you would think it was about time! I have been publishing Englib since early 2002 but I just came around to start a blog for my own place of employment, namely the News from Kersey Library blog. Better late... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Information Services Librarian - The City University of New York, Brooklyn College, New York, NY (15:02) - The Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, is looking for an Information Services Librarian with a background in either economics, mathematics, or computer and information science.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 6 October

  • Harvard Sciences Digital Library Pilot Project (09:00) - **Update** Because the Harvard Sciences Digital Library is still in its testing stage, I should not have communicated the URL, my apologies. Announcements will be made when the service will be good and ready. Meanwhile, questions and comments on this... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 5 October

  • Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences (11:22) - December 3rd is the deadline for nominations to the Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences, offered by the ACRL. The biennal award is for the best English-language bibliography in the field of agriculture or a related... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Ig Nobel Prizes (11:16) - The Ig Nobel Prizes have been distributed. To note, a library received the Litterature Prize, namely the American Nudist Research Library of Kissimmee, Florida.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 2 October

  • IEEE joins CrossRef (12:45) - IEEE will participate, starting October 5th, in the CrossRef Search pilot project, powered by Google. They will join with 28 other scientific and technical publishers by doing so.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 1 October

  • Citation Classics Commentaries (13:31) - Gene Garfield, chairman emeritus of Thomson Scientific, has put his Citation Classics Commentaries online, with full-text. Citation Classics was first published in Current Contents in 1977, prefaced with an essay titled Introducing Citation Classics: The human side of scientific papers.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments