"misc" archive

Friday 11 February

  • ISTL Editorial Board Vacancy (14:22) - There is a vacancy on the editorial board of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (ISTL). Applications are due March 15, 2005 and should include cover letter, vita and publications bibliography. Research and writing samples are welcomed. Appointments are three... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 19 January

  • No comments! (10:38) - Englib is now on a new server and a few changes were made. The most important is that commenting functions were taken off, maybe permanently. The spam was way out of hand. But, you are always welcome to write me... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 9 December

  • ISTL call for articles (15:12) - Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now accepting proposals for articles for its upcoming issues. Abstracts should be sent to Andrea L. Duda for consideration. Author guidelines are available. Upcoming themes are: Winter 2005 Theme: Budgets (e.g., cost of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 6 November

  • Math and Science Song Information website (15:00) - Bob Michaelson has communicated this off-the-beaten-path website to some of the sci-tech listserves today: Math And Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere, or MASSIVE. This is a database containing information on more than 1700 songs having a science or a mathematics... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

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

Tuesday 5 October

  • 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

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

Friday 17 September

  • My colleague, Janardan Kulkarni (08:39) - Maybe some of my readers, members of ASEE-ELD or of SLA "of the good old days", know my colleague here at the University of Louisville, Janardan Kulkarni. Jan has undergone emergency bypass surgery today. The surgery went well and he... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 9 September

  • New URL for AcqWeb (10:58) - AcqWeb's new home is at the Appalachian State University (current home of the electronic list, ACQNET-L) and will be now maintained by Paul Orkiszewski, Acquisitions Coordinator for ASU Libraries. The blog is now at http://www.acqweb.org/ms_acqs.html and hopefully will pick up... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • AIP History Center seeks book donations (10:05) - Donations are requested on behalf of the American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics and the Niels Bohr Library. The Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics is looking for book donations that will help give... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 28 August

  • ChemistrySoftware Yahoo group (16:33) - Michael Engel has started a Yahoo Group called ChemistrySoftware. A RSS feed is also available. This group should serve: to inform about new and old software for chemistry purposes (and related information: journal articles, books, etc), to get and to... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 11 August

  • ASCE survey (11:27) - The American Society of Civil Engineers is conducting a short survey (5 questions) to obtain a better understanding of the researchers' needs in order to improve their service.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 10 August

  • A bit of a new look for Englib (10:45) - The way post titles are appearing on Englib has been changed a bit, to make them readable even if they are long. There is also a new feed to get the job openings separately. It doesn't validate (working on that)... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 3 August

  • Core physics journals survey (14:54) - Key Perspectives, an independent market research organisation, is inviting librarians to participate to a survey, similar to one done in 2001 about the availability of core journal in physics: In 2001 many hundreds of librarians took part in a research... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • New way for job openings (11:10) - I've decided to make things a little easier for the job openings posts. Each opening will have its own entry. The position title and location will be the post's title. As a reminder, if you are interested to see all... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 25 June

  • The Library TV movie on TNT (10:00) - Now, quickly, just as an aside, can you say "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 16 June

  • Web Feeds from Electronic Journals (16:53) - Gerry Mckiernan is now making available a very interesting listing of e-journals offering feeds of all kind (RSS/XML, Atom, or other) to the public, eFeeds(sm): Web Feeds from Electronic Journals. This is a complement to his other page, RSS(sm): Rich... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 12 June

  • Conference doodads (11:42) - Just coming back from SLA, I can attest that vendors are getting pretty creative in the shwag department (the doodads to get you to the booths). Here is a sample from the BioConference 2004 in San Francisco. At SLA I... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 5 June

  • Off to Nashville (09:28) - Englib is going to be a bit quieter these next few days as I am attending the SLA Conference in Nashville. See you there, maybe!... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 26 May

  • Thanks (10:22) - Members of the Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Research and Manufacturing, Sci-Tech and Transportation divisions of SLA have received the May edition of the SciTech News bulletin this week. Yours truly is featured in an interview on page 6. My sincere thanks... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 17 May

  • ERPANET/CODATA report (14:41) - The final report for the ERPANET/CODATA seminar on the Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Digital Scientific Data is now published. The seminar, held from 15th-17th of December 2003 at the Biblioteca Nacional in Lisbon, brought together more than sixty-five researchers,... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 13 May

  • 500th (11:36) - This is the 500th entry on Englib since its creation in February 2002!!! I would just like to thank all of you Englib readers for your interest and your support. I hope Englib is as useful to you as it... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 9 April

  • Top Web Sites For Librarians (11:36) - LISNews is assembling its first annual Top Web Sites For Librarians list. You can vote for the best, most useful, most helpful, funniest, and most interesting sites that can be used by librarians day to day. I will concur with... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 6 April

  • Slow day so... (14:23) - ... here is a bit of engineer fun, from Critical Section, an interesting blog by software engineer (?) Ole Eichhorn: Some crucial engineering equivalences: If something is physically impossible, then it is really hard. If something is possible but you... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 31 March

  • The future of science librarians (14:18) - A bit late but hey. The March issue of UK-based Update had an article by Professor Tony Hey, head of the UK's e-Science Core Programme, titled Why engage in e-science? Dr Hey addresses the absence of engineering and science librarians... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 16 March

  • Maple syrup, Mmmmm (08:42) - I'm from the province of Québec, and several members of my family had/have sugar shacks. We would go each year and spend some time stirring syrup into maple sugar. Sugar time is here and Fred Stoss and Dave Bertuca of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 8 March

  • National Library Workers Day (14:19) - April 20, during the National Library Week, will be the first-ever National Library Workers Day. Sponsored by the Allied Professional Association of the American Library Association (ALA-APA), this day is dedicated to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Beckman pH Meter honored (13:29) - If you are in the Caltech area in April in two weeks, you might want to check out the events surrounding the recognition of the Beckman pH Meter as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. Speakers... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 6 February

  • Free report on the future of NA natural gas markets (19:19) - The Stanford University Energy Modeling Forum is offering to interested libraries a free copy of its recent report, Natural Gas, Fuel Diversity and North American Energy Markets, on the future of natural gas markets. The study compares the projections made... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 12 January

  • Interesting tidbit about Englib (13:56) - My stats for 2003 revealed an interesting tidbit: I have more readers using the RSS feed than readers visiting the website. Feed-readers, you may want to make a short stop by the website to see the new design. I also... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 25 December

  • Peace on Earth (15:17) - An happy and peaceful holiday season for all the Englib readers. May 2004 bring you fulfilment and joy. I'll be taking a few days break, see you in January!... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 25 November

  • Shopping for the Holidays (14:00) - Scientific American has some nifty sci-tech gift ideas for your favorite engineer, scientist or good ol' science lover. I'm getting a few ideas myself...... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 4 November

  • Halloween (bis) (14:49) - I know, Halloween was last week, but maybe you are still eating your kids' candy... Stephanie Bianchi, from the National Science Foundation Library, has prepared this fun issue of the Sci-Tech Library Newsletter, Halloween is for Science.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 1 November

Friday 24 October

  • 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

Sunday 5 October

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

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
  • 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

Tuesday 17 June

  • IMLS grants (14:41) - The 2004 IMLS Grant Programs brochure is now available. The Institute also launched an online tutorial to help libraries, archives, and museums develop project plans for applications.... | 0 Comments

Monday 14 April

  • Back from vacation (09:24) - I'm back from vacation and training. Things have been quiet anyway, engineering librarianship-wise.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 22 March

  • Engineers and writing (17:13) - For a smile, read Donald Christiansen's piece about engineers' incapacity to understand each others' writings.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 26 February

Tuesday 18 February

  • 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 24 January

  • Event for SLA New Jersey Chapter members (09:41) - The next event for the New Jersey Chapter of SLA will take place on March 12 at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway. Will take place anopen house, dinner, and a presentation on different librarian career options. Of course, you... | 0 Comments

Monday 23 December

  • Holiday break (14:54) - Joyous Holidays to the Englib readers. The blog will be on minimal mode for a few days.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 19 December

  • Online exhibit (11:27) - The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology has put online the Centuries of Civil Engineering exhibit. The exhibit "draws upon highlights from the Linda Hall Library collections to focus on the historical accomplishments of both American engineers and... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 11 December

  • Got metadata? (15:59) - John Saylor, the newly appointed Director of Collection Development of the National Science Digital Library, is looking for owners of collections of materials in the broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics area that are willing to share metadata about their... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 20 November

  • Changes at the Cornell University Engineering Library (10:00) - John Saylor, Director of the Engineering and Computer Science Library at Cornell University, was granted a two-year, eighty percent leave from the university in order to act as the Director of Collection Development for the National Science Digital Library. Zsuzsa... | 0 Comments

Thursday 7 November

  • A new list for Big Apple librarians (15:18) - METROSCIENCESIG-L is a new list for Science, Technology and Medical librarians in the New York City area. The list is not moderated but is monitored. Contact Bruce Slutsky of the NJ Institute of Technology for more details.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 16 October

  • What about Mycroft? (19:26) - Sherlock Holmes became today the first fictional character to be granted an honorary fellowship to the Royal Society of Chemistry. The event marked the centenary of Holmes' most celebrated case, The Hound of the Baskervilles, as well as the 100th... | 0 Comments

Thursday 10 October

  • Virtual Reference Award (16:01) - Does your library offer any kind of virtual reference? Do you know of others who do a good job of it? The Virtual Reference Desk Project is currently accepting nominations for the VRD Exemplary Services 2002 Award, to be given... | 0 Comments