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Friday 8 September 2006

  • Chemical Information Sources wiki - Gary Wiggins, of the Indiana University's School of Informatics, has created a wiki containing his old C471 Chemical Information Sources and Services course notes. So far, two chapters are accessible: Searching for the Synthesis or Reactions of Specific Compounds or...
  • Eprintweb.org - IOP has launched a free e-print service in cooperation with arXiv.org advisory committee and Cornell University Library, Eprintweb.org. Eprintweb.org uses content from arXiv, but proposes a different search interface. Reference linking is also available. The content is updated daily. Creation...

Tuesday 29 August 2006

  • Knovel news - Knovel has announced a partnership with Synapse Information Resources, Inc. to make available chemical and chemical engineering content as part of the Knovel database. Synapse's reference titles in regards to chemicals used in the food science, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing...

Tuesday 15 August 2006

  • Summer issues of ISTL - The Summer 2006 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. This is an open-theme issue with articles about use and usage statistics, faculty/librarian collaboration, institutional repositories along with database and book reviews....

Tuesday 11 July 2006

  • IEEE news - IEEE has made the first seven years of its first journal available in Xplore. Now titled Proceedings of the IEEE, the journal was titled The Proceedings of the IRE when it premiered in January of 1913. The IRE (Institute of...
  • Knovel news - Knovel has announced some new content: titles from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) will be added, ranging topics like Multiscale Modeling and Simulation to Dynamical Systems and Control Theory. also to be added are several essential titles...

Friday 7 July 2006

  • First supplement for ISTL - Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship just published its first ever supplement. It contains papers from the XXII IUFRO World Congress (August 2005) and Frontiers in Forestry Information: A Centenary Conference (December 2005)....
  • New engineering e-book collection from Books24x7 - Books24x7 is launching a new e-book collection called EngineeringPro for Libraries. It contains over six hundred unabridged titles from publishers such as Institution of Electrical Engineers, Society for Industrial and Applied Math, International Scientific and Technical Encyclopedia, Industrial Press, Cambridge...

Monday 3 July 2006

  • AIP news - The American Institute of Physics has announced several news concerning pricing and content. I will simply copy here the content of the lenghty but news-worthy email....

Thursday 8 June 2006

  • CRC news - A CRCnetBASE newsletter made its way for the first time in my email inbox; I don't know if this is a new initiative. New features: libraries will soon be able to integrate the CRCnetBASE products to their federated search client...
  • New EPIS database from EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency has announced changes to the National Environmental Publications Information System (NEPIS) public access database. But, can it adequately replace a brick and mortar EPA library/flesh and blood EPA librarian?...

Tuesday 30 May 2006

  • Directory of Published Proceedings now free - InterDok has announced that their database, Directory of Published Proceedings, is now free of charge for searches. InterDok will also unveil a "new product" at SLA in June....
  • Latest ISTL out - The Spring 2006 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. The main theme of the issue is assessment....

Wednesday 10 May 2006

  • TechXtra more xtra good stuff - EngLib's friend Roddy McLeod has announced enhancements to EEVL Xtra. Now called TechXtra, the service now offers more information sources along with the cross-search of scientific databases. And all is free. See the extended entry for a listing....

Friday 31 March 2006

  • ISTL Winter issue - The Winter 2006 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now online. The theme is outreach and marketing....
  • HEP Libraries latest issue online - Issue 12 of the High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine is out. CERN's Open Access E-print Coverage in 2006 : Three Quarters Full and Counting - Joanne Yeomans 2005, the Year CERN Ran for Open Access - Anne Gentil-Beccot Electronic Grey...
  • CEDRAM server for Math - And, from France, the CEDRAM (Center for diffusion of academic mathematical journals) has launched a full-text service, hosting, as a start, three journals (Les Annales de la faculté des sciences de Toulouse, mathématiques, Les Annales de l'institut Fourier and Les...
  • IIAP Digital Repository - More free digital content but from India: the Indian Institute of Astrophysics has launched an Open Access Digital Repository. The Repository also hosts papers published in Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India....
  • New archive for Japanese journals - The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has launched [email protected], the archives part of their J-STAGE website. J-STAGE is an aggregator of technical and scientific information produced in Japan. [email protected] offers free full-text to scientific papers, some dating from the...
  • ECS launches its digital library - The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has launched the ECS Digital Library (ECS DL), a resource that should comprise, in time, all ECS content available in one location. The content for now include both peer-reviewed ECS journals, Journal of The Electrochemical Society...

Monday 13 March 2006

  • Books in computing needing reviews - Julie Holcomb, Book Review Editor, needs reviewers for the following publications. Reviews will be published in the Journal of the Association for History and Computing in late spring or early fall. Contact her for more information. The Digital Sublime: Myth,...

Thursday 9 March 2006

  • STEM databases:comparisons and new players - Two new articles were noted this morning on STS-L by George Porter on the subject of STEM databases: Judy F. Burnham. Scopus database: a review. Biomedical Digital Libraries. 2006, 3:1. http://www.bio-diglib.com/content/3/1/1> (open access article) Dana L. Roth. The emergence of...
  • Contributors sought for Resources for College Libraries - Marcus Elmore, Project Editor of Choice magazine's Resources for College Libraries, is looking for qualified contributors for the Science and Engineering section of the future new edition of the Resources. The work will take place over the next six to...

Monday 6 March 2006

  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics via Springer - Did you lose your electronic access to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics through Springer? Here is what Springer suggests as a solution: Recently Springer announced that the Encyclopedia of Mathematics, edited by Dr. M. Hazewinkel, would not be available via SpringerLink...

Friday 3 March 2006

Monday 20 February 2006

  • EPA libraries to close? - Last week, the news starting going around that the Environmental Protection Agency's libraries could be at risk of closure after proposed budget cuts by the federal government. The electronic catalog which tracks tens of thousands of unique documents and research...

Thursday 9 February 2006

  • Sources for grey literature - Shirl Kennedy of ResourceShelf has posted today good sources for grey literature in sciences and other disciplines....

Tuesday 6 December 2005

  • US Patent search guides - Michael J. White, Librarian for Research Services, at Queen's University is very graciously sharing two guides he created for U.S. Patent literature: U.S. Patent Number Guide U.S. Patent Classification - Classes by Title...
  • New content for Scirus - Scirus, Science Direct's free science search engine, is sporting new content. Scirus now indexes the Institute of Physics journals, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) open-access electronic theses repository and the Caltech's Institutional Repository....

Wednesday 23 November 2005

  • Non-indexed materials in IEEE Xplore now free to all - Beginning in November, all users of IEEE Xplore have free access to non-indexed content from IEEE publications. This content, also called ephemera, includes editorials and book reviews....
  • Open access with ACRL - Not solely related to scitech librarianship but a little something to be thankful for: the ACRL has announced that its journal College & Research Libraries will now be available free of charge in PDF format on the ACRL website six...

Monday 14 November 2005

  • JSTOR news - The JSTORNEWS October issue has an article on how JSTOR will convert all the back issues of Science to meet their updated specifications for content presentation. Separately, JSTOR announced that the General Science Collection will have a new name, Health...

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....

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