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Thursday 20 October 2005

  • Science images repository idea - David Stern, of Yale University, communicated on the various STS listserv about a request from the ARTstor board about creating a science images repository idea, ressembling the ARTstor database. The objective is to create a centralized licensed digital library of...

Thursday 13 October 2005

Thursday 29 September 2005

  • RSS feeds for Physics - Looking for RSS feeds related to physics? The website of the SLA's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division is now sporting some of those links on the physics resources page....

Wednesday 21 September 2005

  • Geo-spatial portal now online - EDINA, a national datacentre hosted by the Edinburgh University Data Library, has launched a free portal named Go-Geo! Go-Geo! offers geo-spatial datasets and GIS-related resources within Great Britain tertiary education and beyond....

Friday 16 September 2005

  • Living Reviews - Proving that you can learn something new everyday, especially in your job, I recently learned about Living Reviews via George Porter. Living Reviews in Relativity and Living Reviews in Solar Physics are open-access, peer-reviewed e-journals published yearly that review research....

Tuesday 6 September 2005

  • ASCE page on hurricane-related issues - Jay Bhatt has reported on the usual newsgroups a useful page put up by the American Society of Civil Engineers on Hurricane Events Analysis, Response and Mitigation. It is comprised of published journal and magazine articles and proceedings papers and...

Monday 29 August 2005

  • Synthesis coming up - Remember the Synthesis electronic products Morgan & Claypool announced a few months ago? Pricing information for the next two years is now available. Trial access to the first lectures is coming up soon. The list of lectures under development is...

Wednesday 3 August 2005

  • JSTOR survey - JSTOR is currently holding a survey about future additions to their content. Some of the questions refer to engineering and computer science journals. If you are interested in seeing engineering-related materials or more science-related materials in the JSTOR collections, that...

Wednesday 20 July 2005

  • CSA on Dialog news - Dialog is continuing to add CSA files on their servers, as announced in June. Recent additions are: Aluminium Industry Abstracts (File 33) Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts (File 335) Corrosion Abstracts (File 46) Engineered Materials Abstracts (File 293) Life Sciences (File...

Tuesday 14 June 2005

  • Coming up for Landolt-Börnstein - A post on the PAMNet reminded me what a Springer rep also told me at this past SLA. Coming next year, a current subscription to Landolt-Börnstein in print won't be necessary to obtain the electronic version. The online-only access should...

Monday 13 June 2005

  • Scirus gets into the institutional repository market - Elsevier has announced that Scirus was used to index the institutional repository of the University of Toronto, named T-Space. So, not only Scirus will be the search engine for the repository users at UofT, but the repository content will be...

Friday 10 June 2005

  • Dialog news - The Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases are making a return on Dialog. At the time of the SLA conference, they were still loading contents. But right now, at least Metadex and the Aerospace databases should be back online through them. UPDATE:...
  • CRCnetBASE news - At SLA, I took a few minutes to talk to the CRCnetBASE people. They have new collections coming up: PlantSCIENCEnetBASE- Continues CRC's role as the agriculturist's and botanist's resource of choice, providing handbooks, and texts on soil science, pesticides, plant...

Friday 3 June 2005

Thursday 26 May 2005

  • EEVL strikes again with EEVL Xtra - Hinted at some months ago on eldnet-l, EEVL just made their new aggregated search engine, EEVL Xtra, open for business. EEVL Xtra searches some 45+ databases, key websites, industry news, technical reports and e-print archives, among others, in engineering, mathematics...

Monday 23 May 2005

  • Academic access now possible for the Chemical Market Reporter - Excellent news! The publishers of the Chemical Market Reporter (CMR) have changed their ways to accomodate the academic field. There is now an unlimited academic online subscription available for $415. No more individual passwords! This includes: Free online access to...

Thursday 19 May 2005

  • Spring 2005 issue of ISTL now out - The Spring 2005 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. The theme is Open Access Journals....

Wednesday 18 May 2005

  • Classic texts project by the National Academy of Sciences - The National Academy of Sciences intends to digitize out of print classic texts in science for the benefit of all, a project aptly called Classic Textbooks in Science . There is only one text available so far: John A. Moore,...

Thursday 28 April 2005

  • AR Reviews in Advance - Dana Roth brought to attention on CHMINF-L that some of the Annual Review titles are displaying Reviews in Advance which are posted up to 7 months in advance of the print volume. Available are: Astronomy and Astrophysics Biochemistry Biomedical Engineering...

Monday 25 April 2005

  • New digital library from Morgan & Claypool - Publishers Morgan & Claypool are announcing the May publication of the first title of a new digital library called Synthesis. This library will contain original lectures, of a short monograph length, grouped into series on various engineering and computer science...

Wednesday 20 April 2005

  • CAS data on handheld devices - It's a first for chemistry publishers, CAS can now deliver chemical information, including structures, via live interaction using BlackBerry and other PDAs devices as was just demonstrated at the CAS European conference in Vienna. The data comes from CAplus and...
  • New free titles from Knovel - E-book publisher Knovel is offering more free titles to what is now called K-Essentials (previously ChemEssentials). These free, on-going, no-strings-attached e-books are offered to any academic libraries. The new titles are: Military Handbook - MIL-HDBK-5H: Metallic Materials and Elements for...

Wednesday 23 March 2005

  • IOP Journal Archive free to UK Universities - IOP and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) announced a special agreement that will make the contents of the IOP Journal Archive between 1874 and 1998 permanently accessible to all higher and further education institutions in the UK. Check the...
  • IEEE standards drafts now available in online subscriptions - Good news, IEEE is now making the drafts of its standards available in its IEEE Standards Online Subscription packages. Other IEEE news are available in the latest What's New @ IEEE for Libraries for March, including an address by Carol...

Monday 21 March 2005

  • EEVL adds some CSA's content - EEVL has partnered with CSA to distribute CSA's Hot Topics essays on the UK site. Each in-depth text gives an overview of the subject, key citations (which lead to full abstracts) which sample the resources of CSA Illumina, and include...

Friday 11 March 2005

  • New Digital Library for Mathematics and Statistics - The Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore Center Library has made public a digital library of mathematics and statistics that focuses on Mathematical Statistics, Quality Management, Economic Analysis, Documentation and Information Science. DSpace has been used to make the collection available....

Monday 21 February 2005

  • Free PDFs of patents - Dana L. Roth mentioned on CHEMINF-L a patent website, FreePatentsOnline.com, that has PDF versions of the patents, instead of the TIFFs offered by the US Patent Office....

Tuesday 15 February 2005

  • Call for data to reactivate the PAM Master List of Cancelled Journal Titles - David Stern called on PAMNET for data to reactivate the PAM Master List of Cancelled Journal Titles. The data should be retrospective, 2001 to present. Libraries not previously included can send data for all the years (1989-present). The parameters: Subjects:...
  • PoS - Proceedings of Science - The SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste) is offering a new online proceedings service to the science community, PoS or Proceedings of Science. From Dr. Andrea Wehrenfennig on PAMNET: PoS publishes online, at moderate rates for organizers, conference...

Friday 11 February 2005

  • New book series from the Royal Society of Chemistry - The RSC has announced the lauch of three new book series: Biomolecular Sciences is comprised of research level books, covering the areas of structural biology, chemical biology, informatics, drug discovery and development, and biophysical chemistry. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology provides a...

Thursday 3 February 2005

  • New book: Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics - It is a good period for book-publishing librarians! Joseph Kraus told on PAMNET about a new guide to maths resources: Tucker, Martha A.; Anderson, Nancy D. Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics (Reference Sources in Science and Technology)....

Friday 28 January 2005

Thursday 27 January 2005

  • Kluwer titles now on Springer - Following the acquisition of Kluwer by Springer, last week, the Kluwer titles were soft-launched onto e-products platform Springer Link. Kluwer Online will be shut down sometime in February. Re-directs will be in effect for several months after which they will...
  • EPA website in Spanish - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a website in Spanish. The site gives information on environmental health, educational resources for students and teachers, EPA grants, small business opportunities and jobs at the Agency....

Monday 10 January 2005

  • American Institute of Physics archives news - AIP have now made available its journals archives. Regular subscriptions give access to a five-year online backfile; adding a relatively small annual maintenance fee (between $95 and $130) gives access to every issue, back to Volume 1, issue 1 for...
  • American Physical Society archives news - Some announcements from APS: 2001 material is now part of PROLA (Physical Review Online Archive) (a subscription is needed) Full text searching of all APS material has been added to the search engine Links for articles chosen for coverage in...

Friday 7 January 2005

  • New ISTL Column - Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship will be sporting a new column, entitled Viewpoints, hopefully with the Spring Issue of 2005. This new column intends to be a venue to individual librarians' opinions. The topic does not necessarily have to...

Monday 20 December 2004

  • New subject area in Knovel for textiles - Knovel has added a new subject area in their e-books collection about textiles. Initial focus will be on the wet-processing area of the textiles industry to be followed later by Apparel; Carpets; Coated, Technical & Non-Woven Textiles; Fabrics; Fibers &...
  • Issue 10 of HEP online - Issue 10 of High Energy Physics Libraries webzine is now out. Articles cover the practical application of the FRBR model of cataloguing, automatic keywording research, and reports from Cuba and the UK on their latest Open Access-related news....

Wednesday 8 December 2004

  • Vector - new ebook collection from IoP - The IoP has launched a collection of e-books called Vector. Vector, offers you electronic access, for the very first time, to over 170 books from our list, through an easy-to-use and fully searchable interface. All books published since 2000 have...

Monday 29 November 2004

  • Fall 2004 ISTL is out - The Fall 2004 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now online. This issue's theme is Nontraditional Reference Services. As always, well worth a read....

Friday 19 November 2004

  • New search engines from EEVL - The good folks at EEVL have done it again! They now offer four new search engines to search the content of over 250 freely available full text ejournals in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, through a service called EESE. The Computing...

Thursday 18 November 2004

  • Free e-books - Making the rounds today is this post by George S. Porter about free online access to Joseph Henry Pressbooks. Joseph Henry Press is an imprint of the National Academies Press . There is a list of titles available. I like...
  • New Royal Society journal - The first issue of the new Royal Society journal, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, has just been published. This journal covers - but is not limited to - biocomplexity, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomechanics, biophysics, chemical biology, medical physics, bionanotechnology, nanoscience,...

Tuesday 16 November 2004

  • IMS articles on arXiv - Following its March decision, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is now starting to post all IMS articles in their entirety on arXiv, the e-print archives site. IMS does not believe it will loose many subscribers even with the open access....

Wednesday 10 November 2004

  • New Thomson-ISI study on open access journals - Bob Michaelson pinpointed a new study by Thomson-ISI (October 2004) authored by Marie E. McVeigh entitled Open Access Journals in the ISI Citation Databases: Analysis of Impact Factors and Citation Patterns (look in the right-hand column under "Highlighted Essays". A...

Thursday 4 November 2004

  • New supplement from RSC - The Royal Society of Chemistry has introduced a new supplement as a companion publication to Chemical Science, Chemical Technology. The supplement gets content from other RSC publications and provides succinct accounts of applications and technological aspects of research across a...

Monday 1 November 2004

  • New Hot Topics essays - Hot Topics, a series of original essays on cutting-edge technologies, are the brain child of Computing Reviews, a collaboration of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Reviews.com. Leaders in the computer science community write the Hot Topics. Since they...

Saturday 30 October 2004

  • Draft edition of IUPAC Blue Book - 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...

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