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Monday 29 May 2006

  • Results of the Continuing Education Survey - Last fall, the sci-tech divisions/sections of the major professional library association (ACRL-STS, SLA-ST and ASEE-ELD) went ahead with their second member survey about continuing education interests. The results are now available. Top four topics of interest are "Promoting science information...

Thursday 9 February 2006

  • IEEE news - Free online training on IEEE Xplore will be offered on March 13 and 15. Advance registration is required. The training is geared towards all users. IEEE will also hold its first customer user group for 2006 at George Washington University...

Friday 13 January 2006

  • ICSTI workshop - The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) will hold its winter meeting workshop in Paris, France on February 3rd. The theme is Information and Data in e-Science - Making Seamless Access a Reality. Don't let the expression "workshop"...

Monday 28 November 2005

  • Training on EPA website for NYC librarians - The METRO Science Librarians SIG is sponsoring a free training session titled "Helping Librarians to Better Utilize the Environmental Protection Agency's Web Site". This session will be given by Chuck Herrick. It will take place on December 15th, 2PM -...

Monday 14 November 2005

  • STS/ASEE ELD/SLA Sci-Tech Continuing Education Survey 2005 - November 18 is the last date to participate in the ACRL-STS / ASEE-ELD / SLA Sci-Tech Continuing Education 2005 Survey. This survey helps the association units serving scitech librarians propose ce classes that responds to their members needs. For more...

Friday 14 October 2005

  • Free STN workshops in England - Two free workshops on STN Express and STN AnaVist will be held in November in Manchester (November 3rd, University of Manchester Conference Centre)and Cambridge (November 15, Royal Society of Chemistry Cambridge). To register or for more information, contact [email protected] Other...

Thursday 13 October 2005

  • Derwent on STN free workshops - STN/FIZ Karlsruhe and Thomson Scientific will offer an other series of free intermediate/advanced workshops on patent search skills using Derwent databases on STN. Workshops will take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI);...

Friday 29 July 2005

  • International Calendar of Information Science Conferences (ICISC) - This is of interest for all librarians and information professionals, not just sci-tech librarians. The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG/III), the European (ASIST/EC) and the New England (NEASIST) chapters of ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science &...

Wednesday 10 November 2004

Friday 10 September 2004

  • CSA/RSC's “Chemical Information for the Non-Chemist" training - The Chemical Structure Association Trust (CSA Trust) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information Group will be holding a joint one-Day Training Course on “Chemical Information for the Non-Chemist" on Tuesday, October 12. The objectives of the Course are...

Saturday 10 July 2004

  • Tutorial for engineering students - Feedback is desired on a new engineering information tutorial. This tutorial is the "result of a collaboration between the Drexel University's Hagerty Library and Elsevier's Engineering Village 2, it is meant primarily for undergraduate engineering students facing their first big...

Wednesday 26 May 2004

  • Free patent research workshops - Thomson Derwent and STN will be offering free workshops on patent research skills in various cities across the US North-East this summer (Boston, NY, Philadelphia or Washington, DC). Reservations are required. Basic and Advanced searching Competitive Intelligence GENESEQ on STN...

Thursday 13 May 2004

  • ACRL STS Standards for information literacy for science and technology - The proposed standards for information literacy for science and technology, developed by the ALA/ACRL/Science & Technology Section Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology, are now online. The proposed standards are annotated as follows: 1. Underlining denotes changes...

Tuesday 11 May 2004

  • Intro to chemoinformatics in Sheffield - The University of Sheffield will be hosting a short course entitled "A Practical Introduction to Chemoinformatics" June 15th to June 18th. The course will be organised and run within the Department of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield....

Friday 30 April 2004

  • Free Thomson Scientific (Derwent) public training - Thomson Scientific will offer two free public training sessions on Derwent Patent Files. May 19th & 20th, 2004 in Pittsburgh, PA June 8th & 9th, 2004 in San Jose, CA The sessions will cover International Patent Logic, Basic Search Techniques...

Wednesday 21 April 2004

  • International Ticer School classes - The International Ticer School, formely known as the International Summer School of the Digital Library, still has room in some of their classes offered this summer. Of possible interest to Englib readers is The Digital Library and e-Publishing for Science,...

Friday 13 February 2004

  • Web training by Bio-Rad - Bio-Rad is offering a series of free web seminars in the coming weeks on chemistry, spectroscopy and pharmacology....

Friday 6 February 2004

  • Internships for future science librarians - Nancy Hayes, reference librarian at Wittenberg University, has communicated the following to me (thanks Nancy): The Program for University Librarians in the Sciences is now accepting candidates for the new year. The offering: nine half-time paid graduate assistantships in Library...

Thursday 23 October 2003

  • Patent presentation by IEEE - 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...

Friday 26 September 2003

  • EI web training - Throughout September and October, Engineering Information will be offering live training demonstrations for both Engineering Village 2 and ChemVillage. These free training sessions will be given on-line via WebEx....

Friday 12 September 2003

  • STN seminars - CAS has a series of STN seminars coming up in September and October around the US. Some, like Basic Chemistry Search Techniques, are free....

Friday 29 August 2003

  • RSS: want to know more? - The good people at the EEVL have just published RSS Primer for Publishers and Content Providers for the benefit of those wanting to distribute headline content on the Web, and allow easy sharing of data between sites....

Friday 18 July 2003

  • The Research Revolution - Starting in August, some US libraries will be hosting a video series, The Research Revolution, to promote discussion of political, social and economic issues in relation to science. The series has been made possible by National Video Resources, ALA and...

Tuesday 13 May 2003

  • Engineering college profile data - ASEE just published online their most recent edition of their engineering college profiles. Data on engineering or engineering technology programs from about 350 schools has been collected. The individual profiles for about 300 of those schools is accessible....

Tuesday 6 May 2003

  • Skills for successful freshmen - A new booklet aimed at highschools, "Understanding University Success", has been prepared by a group of research universities and the Pew Charitable Trusts. The booklet presents what college freshmen need to know to succeed academically in various fields. If you...

Tuesday 15 April 2003

  • Link for internships - A possible link to add to your recommandations, Tech-Interns.com is owned and operated by the ASEE and lists internships for undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering. [ASEE Action newsletter]...

Wednesday 5 March 2003

  • SciFinder Scholar presentation - If you are a SciFinder Scholar key contact and are attending the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans this March, CAS offers a free presentation of SFS2002 along with lunch. More information at [email protected]

Thursday 13 February 2003

  • Free patents seminars - Thomson Derwent is offering free seminars on patents research in several locations from now through June. These are two day sessions covering Basic, Advanced & Competitor Analysis search techniques....

Thursday 19 December 2002

  • An IRN event - The Internet Resources Newsletter just published its 100th issue. Many happy returns!...

Thursday 5 December 2002

  • International training program - Candidates are now being received to participate to an International Training Programme on "information" called STIMULATE 3 or "Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries: an Active Training Environment (Edition 3)". The program is set forth by the...

Tuesday 5 November 2002

  • MIT offers digital library - A few weeks ago, I reported about MIT offering some of its curriculum for free on their website. MIT will now give access to a digital library, DSpace. The library will managed by a federation of eight universities. The software...

Tuesday 24 September 2002

  • Free MIT class content - Following a decision made in April 2001, MIT will make publicly available on the Web materials from virtually all of its courses for non-commercial use. The first series of classes will be available September 2002. The initiative, called MIT OpenCourseWare...

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