LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research
Electronic Journal ISSN 1058-6768
2000 Volume 10 Issue 1; March
Bi-Annual LIBRES10N1 NEWS


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION


 

 

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

 

MARCH 2000 issue

 

Editorial note:

 

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements.  Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items.  I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.

 

Kerry Smith

 

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ASIS INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST

 

Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 13:01:16 -0000

Subject: ASIS SIGIII/ INTERNATIONAL STUENT- PAPER COMPETITION

From: "Cano, Virginia" <VCano@QMUC.ac.uk>

To: "'LIS-FID@MAILBASE.AC.UK'" <LIS-FID@mailbase.ac.uk>

Sender: lis-fid-request@mailbase.ac.uk

 

INTERNATIONAL PAPER CONTEST

ON

DIGITAL LIBRARY OR INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

 

 

The American Society for Information Science (ASIS), International

Information Issues Special Interest Group, is holding a competition for

papers to be submitted for the Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 13-16

November 2000. 

 

The theme is:

"Practical collaborative applications of digital library or information

science and technology in advancing communications, information and

knowledge in the developing world."

 

The paper topic could be at the country or regional level, and could include

projects supported by government, non government organizations,

international organizations, professional associations and/or academic

institutions.  Papers could present practical experiences in areas such as,

but not limited to, the following: development of electronic resources

across networks, cooperative projects to avoid duplication of efforts,

sharing of resources between information institutions and providers,

bringing access to information to distant and disadvantaged communities.

 

There will be six winners.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges,

consisting of Dr. Trudi Bellardo, Hahn, University of Maryland; Dr. Ben-Ami

Lipetz, State University of  New York at Albany; and Dr. Bahaa El Hadidy,

Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida. The prize for each winner

is a two-year individual membership in ASIS.  In the case of multiple

authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS membership.

 

Paper presentation

Winning papers will be presented at a Conference Session, moderated by

Nathalie Leroy, Dag Hammarskjold Library, United Nations. Discussion leader

will be Ms Sylvia Piggott, of the Joint World Bank-International Monetary

Fund Library, Washington, D.C. If winners cannot attend the Conference,

their paper will be read on their behalf by an ASIS member.

 

Other publishing opportunities

Submitted papers will be considered for posting on the SIG III web site as

pre-publications.  In addition they will also be considered for inclusion in

the ASIS Bulletin, based on the decision of Editor-in-Chief, Irene Travis,

Ph.D. Papers will also be reviewed for inclusion in a special issue of the

International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer

refereeing process.

 

Information for authors

Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of a developing country

are eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and in English. We

encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists,

and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance,

exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.

 

ASIS Copyright Policy

ASIS will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers

submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights

remaining with the author.

 

Deadline for submission of full papers

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 6000 words, by

August 31, 2000.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers electronically. For more information

or to submit manuscripts, please contact Nathalie Leroy by e-mail at the

following address: leroyn@un.org

 

 

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GREYNET

 

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:23:52 +0100

From: "GreyNet" <Dominic.Farace@inter.NL.net>

To: "GreyNet Distribution List" <Dominic.Farace@inter.NL.net>

Subject: Launch of GL-Compendium Gateway

 

                                              Amsterdam, 14 March 2000

 

 

RE| GL-Compendium, A Netbased Directory of Grey Literature Collections

    http://www.mcbup.com/glc

 

 

Dear Colleague,

 

Today marks a milestone both for GreyNet and for the entire field of

Grey Literature.

 

Today librarians and information workers worldwide can log onto the

Internet and within minutes, they can submit details of their special

collections of grey literature. In so doing, they will create global

awareness of their collections of reports, dissertations, preprints,

working papers, country profiles, research memoranda, feasibility

studies, among the 100's of other types of grey literature both in

print and electronic format.

 

These same librarians, documentalists, and archivists on all levels

of government, academics, business and industry will now be able to

promote their collections of grey literature to all internet users for

direct search, access, and retrieval.

 

If you have a collection(s) of grey literature, please take a moment

to visit the new GL-Compendium Gateway, http://www.mcbup.com/glc

 

Your contribution to this unique, netbased resource is appreciated!

 

With kind regards,

Dominic Farace

 

P.S. If you do not yet hold GreyNet Membership, I invite you to join us

       today!  http://www.konbib.nl/infolev/greynet/membership.htm

 

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 Dr. Dominic John Farace

 Head of GreyNet

 Grey Literature Network Service

 Koninginneweg 201

 1075 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 Tel/Fax : 31-20-671.1818

 Email   : greynet@inter.nl.net

 URL     : http://www.konbib.nl/infolev/greynet

 

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IFLA

 

 

 

PROJECTS

 

Date:         Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:38:04 +0100

Sender:       International Federation of Library Associations mailing list              <IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>

From:         Josche Neven <josche.neven@IFLA.NL>

Subject:      IFLA Projects 2000

 

Approved Projects for IFLA's Professional year 2000

 

During its recent meeting the Professional Board decided to support the following projects.

 

More information on IFLA's Professional Groups, which carry out the projects, can be found at www.ifla.org.

 

Information Materials in Spanish

A two-year project where the aim is to locate relevant resources in Spanish around the world and to add them to an already established IFLA/URL web-site for information literacy materials. The project will include negotiation for public availability of translations. The project results will include a model for information literacy programmes. The focus will be on the needs of University and Research Libraries.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on University Libraries and other General Research Libraries

Winston Tabb

Library of Congress                     Tel: +1-202-7076240

Washington DC 20540-4000                Fax: +1-202-7076269

USA                             E-mail: wtab@loc.gov

 

Information Technology in Public Libraries

A feasibility study to prepare recommendations on the use of Information Technology in Public Libraries including the development of Computer Literacy among library users.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Public Libraries

Ms. Barbara Clubb

Ottawa Public Library

120 Metcalf Street              Tel: +1-613-5984001

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2 Fax: +1-613-5648815

Canada                  E-mail: clubbb@opl.ottawa.on.ca

 

Public Libraries and Lifelong Learning

The project involves information gathering and analysis of best practices examples to develop and prepare the public libraries' role in the lifelong learning process.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Public Libraries

Britt Marie Häggström

DIK-Association

Box 760         Tel: +46-8-4662402

S-131 24 NACKA  Fax: +46-8-4662424

Sweden          E-mail: bmha.dik@akademikerhuset.se

 

Translations of the Guidelines for Services to Deaf People

A revised version of the Guidelines for Services to Deaf People will soon be finished. The revised version will be translated into all IFLA working languages.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons

J.M. Day

Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, N.E.        Tel: +1-202-6515231

Washington DC 20002     Fax: +1-202-6515213

USA                     E-mail: john.day@gallaudet.edu

 

Guidelines for Library Services to Dyslexic Persons

The section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons has recognized the need of dyslexics and people with reading difficulties for specialised library services and medias suitable for dyslexics. The target group for the guidelines are mainly public libraries and school libraries.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons

J.M. Day

Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, N.E.        Tel: +1-202-6515231

Washington DC 20002     Fax: +1-202-6515213

USA                     E-mail: john.day@gallaudet.edu

 

The School Library-Principal Relationship: Guidelines for Research and Practice

This publication is a technical report of the Section on School Libraries and Resource Centres project 'Principals and School Libraries working within an information-literate School Community', of particular interest to school librarians and principals and to researchers.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on School Libraries and Recource Centres

Glenys Willars

Leicester Libraries and Information Service

Rothley Crossroads,                Tel: +44-116-2678008

929/931 Loughborough Road, Rothley         Fax: +44-116-2648039

Leicester LE7 7NH                          E-mail: gwillars@leics.gov.uk

UK

 

Revision of the Resource Book for Interlending

Changes in the recent past, particularly the increase in digital transmission of documents require a revision of the book by Winnie Vitzansky and Bruce Massis, which was published originally in 1992.

For more information on this project contact:

R.N. Tucker

FORCE Foundation

Huijgensstraat 9a                        Tel: +31-70-3097698

2515 DB The Hague        Fax: +31-70-3097699

Netherlands              E-mail: dtucker@f-force.nl

 

Multicultural Service to Children and Young Adults

A seminar adapted to the multicultural situation in Israel, the diversity of the community, literacy, publishing and especially to sensitize librarians on the multicultural services.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations

Souad Hubert

Bibliothèque Publique d'Information

Centre G. Pompidou, 19 Rue Beaubourg                    Tel: +33-1-44784527

75197 PARIS Cedex 04                    Fax: +33-1-44781215

France                                  E-mail: hubert@bpi.fr

 

Telling Mobile Libraries' Stories

A workshop to begin collecting data to support the writing of a history of mobile libraries.

For more information on this project contact:

Round Table on Mobile Libraries

Thelma H. Tate

New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University

169 College Avenue              Tel: +1-732-937-129/133

New Brunswick, NJ 08903                 Fax: +1-732-9321-101

USA                             E-mail: ttate@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Effective Bibliographic Services

Using the criteria recommended by the International Conference on  National Bibliographic Services (ICNBS), this project will identify those national bibliographies which meet these standards in order to commend them and to promote them as examples for others. A determination of those national bibliographies which do not meet those criteria would enable the Section to offer suggestions and assistance for improvement to agencies responsible for them.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Bibliography

Werner Stephan

Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart

Postfach 104941 Tel: +49-711-1212-222

D-70043 Stuttgart       Fax: +49-711-1213-502

Germany         E-mail: werner.stephan@ub.uni-stuttgart.de

 

IT Training Needs Assessment in Developing Countries

It has been noted that especially in those countries where Internet connections are just built up or are only available at high-level educational institutions, IT training for librarians has not yet been developed to the extent needed. Therefore the Section will carry out a needs assessment and establish a Database for IT Training available in these areas or via Distance Learning.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Information Technology

Diann Rusch-Feja

Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Lentzeallee 94          Tel: +49-30-82406230

D-14195 Belin           Fax: +49-30-8249939

Germany         E-mail: rushfeja@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

 

GUI Icon Standards Phase IV

Publication and promotion of the developed Standard Set of Icons and negotiation with Standards Bodies about implementation.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Information Technology

Yuri Hohlov

Institute of the Information Society - Russia

P.O. Box 189            Tel: +7-095-2071242

103009 Moscow                   Fax: +7-095-2071242

Russian Federation                      E-mail: hohlov@iis.ru

 

The Status of Copyright and Legal Deposit regarding AVM in Spanish-speaking Countries.

The Section will carry out a study for this 1-year project to identify the status of copyright and legal deposit regarding Audiovisual and Multimedia in Spanish-speaking countries.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia

Bibbi Anderson

Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille, TPB

Sandsborgsvägen 52    Tel: +46-8-399350

SE-122 88 ENSKEDE       Fax: +46-8-6599467   

Sweden                  E-mail: bibbi.andersson@tpb.se

 

Developing Librarians as Managers

As investigation into the teaching of management and statistics in first qualification courses in librarianship (in collaboration with the Section on Education and Training and the Section on Statistics).

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Management & Marketing

Réjean Savard

École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l´information

Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128, succursale A         Tel. +1-514-343-7408

Montréal (Quebec), H3C 3J7            Fax +1-514-343-5753

Canada                          E-mail: savardr@ere.umontreal.ca

                                                 

Education and Research for Marketing and Quality Management in Libraries

Satellite Meeting of educators, researchers and practitioners (especially from developing countries) to discuss how to promote the education of librarians in marketing and quality management.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Management & Marketing

Réjean Savard

École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l´information

Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128, succursale A         Tel. +1-514-343-7408

Montréal (Quebec), H3C 3J7            Fax +1-514-343-5753

Canada                          E-mail: savardr@ere.umontreal.ca

 

Library Programmes for Promotion of Literacy

Workshop at Jerusalem with a follow-up at Boston to prepare Guidelines for Literacy Projects in Libraries.

For more information on this project contact:

Section on Reading

Adèle Fasick

1386 28th Avenue                Tel: +1-415-5643096

San Francisco, CA 94122 Fax: +1-415-5643096

USA                     E-mail: amfasick@crl .com

 

Study of LIS Journals

A study of the leading and best known LIS journals as a way to share their methods with other journals. A study and follow-up document on the Asia-Pacific Region.

For more information on this project contact:

Round Table on Library and Information Science Journals (formerly Round Table of Editors of Library Journals)

Ludmila Kozlova

Russian State Library

Vozdvizhenka 3/5        Tel: +7-095-202-3565/1427

101 000 Moscow  Fax: +7-095-200-2255 / +7-095-913-6933

Russian Federation      E-mail: mbs@rsl.ru / irgb@glas.apc.org

 

Baseline Data for the Development of Libraries, Librarianship and Information Services in the Asia/Oceania Region.

Develop a database on vital statistics related to libraries, librarianship and information services in the Asia/Oceania region.

For more information on this project contact:

Rashidah Begum

Library, University Sains Malaysia

11800 Minden    Tel: +60-4-6585518

Penang          Fax: +60-4-6571426

Malaysia                E-mail: rashidah@usm.my

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ms. Josche Neven

IFLA Communications and Project Officer

 

IFLA Headquarters

P.O. Box 95312           Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5

2509 CH  The Hague, The Netherlands      

Tel: +31-70-314 0884    Fax: +31-70-383 4827

 

E-mail: josche.neven@ifla.org

Internet: www.ifla.org

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Date:         Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:37:43 +0000

Sender:       International Federation of Library Associations mailing list              <IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>

From:         Sara Gould <Sara.Gould@MAIL.BL.UK>

Subject:      New Publication

    

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     * NEW PUBLICATION FROM THE IFLA OFFICE AT BOSTON SPA *

     ******************************************************

    

     THE DIGITAL LIBRARY. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

     Proceedings of an International Conference held in Bologna, Italy,

     June 1999

    

     Edited by Pauline Connolly and Denis Reidy

    

     The papers presented at this conference closely examine different

     aspects of the problems encountered in creating a digital library. The

     experiences of libraries in both Italy and the United Kingdom are

     shared and the importance of co-operation is stressed. Topics covered

     by the papers are copyright, electronic publishing, standards and

     protocols and electronic document delivery. In addition, some digital

     library projects and practical case studies are described.

    

     The proceedings are published in English but also include Italian

     abstracts and contents pages.

    

     Price £20.00 sterling                          ISBN 09532439 7 4

    

     To order a copy please complete the order form below or contact

     Richard Ebdon at the UAP Office

     Tel: +44 1937 546124

     Fax: +44 1937 546478

     Email: richard.ebdon@bl.uk

    

     IFLA Offices for UAP and International Lending c/o The British Library

     Boston Spa, Wetherby

     West Yorkshire

     LS23 7BQ

     United Kingdom

    

     ORDER FORM

    

     I would like to place an order for

    

     * The Digital Library. Challenges and Solutions for the New Millennium

    

    

    

     Please indicate one of the following:

    

     * Please send invoice with goods

     * Please send proforma invoice

    

    

    

     PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS

    

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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION COMMISSION (UK)

 

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:07:36 +0100

Subject: News from the Library and Information Commission

From: Henry.Girling@lic.gov.uk (Henry Girling)

Sender: lis-fid-request@mailbase.ac.uk

 

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           LIC IN SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN BID

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          The Library and Information Commission is part of a pan-European

          consortium that has successfully won funding for a proposal submitted

          under the European Commission's Information Society Technologies

          (IST) Programme. Thirteen partners will be involved in the

          three-year CULTIVATE-EU measure. For full press release go to:

    

          http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/pressreleases/991011.html

     

    

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          Two new grants awarded

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          1.Enhancing access to library based ICT services for visually

          impaired people.

    

          Go to: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/visualaccess.html

    

          2

    

          Go to: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/coopproj.html

    

    

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          Three new reports        

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          1. Survey of secondary school library users

         

          The findings of this report will be of interest to school

          librarians and teacher-librarians who are developing services,

          and to all secondary school managers who want their school

          library to contribute more to the teaching/learning process.

          Issues investigated were: access to the library; library services

          used, and frequency of use; use related to the school curriculum;

          reading for pleasure; success in finding books and information;

          use of automated information sources; the role of library staff,

          including induction training; use of school and public libraries,

          and books in the home.

         

          2. Average prices of British academic books: January to June 1999

         

          The report continues the statistics of British academic book

          prices derived from the Blackwell's (UK) primary subject coverage

          database, which began with a base of July to December 1984.

         

          3. Average prices of USA academic books: January to June 1999

         

          The report uses data supplied by Blackwell's (NA) from their

          primary subject coverage database and provides statistics on the

          average price of USA academic books.

         

          See:

          http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/researchreports/index.html

         

          All three reports available from:

          Publications Section

          LISU

          Loughborough University

          Loughborough LE11 3TU

         

          Tel: 01509 223071

          Fax: 01509 223072

          Email: lisu@lboro.ac.uk

         

 

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 15:10:21 +0000

Subject: News from the Library and Information Commission

From: Henry.Girling@lic.gov.uk (Henry Girling)

Sender: lis-fid-request@mailbase.ac.uk

 

   ______________________________________________________________________

     New Response

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Opportunities Fund consultation document Community Access to

     Lifelong Learning

    

     The LIC response will be found at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/callresp.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

     New Project

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

    

     A system for music information retrieval of encoded music (MuTaTeD 2)

    

     For more details see:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/ir-curpj.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

     Two New Publications

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     1.

    

     LISU Annual Library Statistics 1999

     by Claire Creaser and Alison Murphy

     LIC research report 21

    

    

     This annual volume summarises trends in provision and performance of

     libraries throughout the UK. It draws together data of interest to

     librarians and library managers from a wide range of sources. The 1999

     edition features trend analyses of public and academic libraries from

     1988 to 1998, and includes summaries of the most recently available

     statistics on further education libraries, school libraries, the

     national libraries, and libraries in the workplace. This report

     presents the most comprehensive set of data available covering all

     library sectors in the UK. It is an invaluable resource for those

     involved with libraries at all levels - from practitioners

     concerned with the day to day operations of their libraries and

     information centres to policy makers charged with strategic planning

     for the future.

    

     (Available from from: Publications Section,LISU,Loughborough

     University, Loughborough,LE11 3TU, Tel:01509 223071 priced

     £32-00)

    

     2.

    

     READINESS: Research and development in networking subject services

     By EARL: the consortium for public library networking

     LIC research report 3

    

     This two year project investigated the needs and procedures for the

     development of networked subject based services by UK public

     libraries. The objectives of the project were to research the content

     requirements and the technical delivery options, the management

     structures for collaborative development, issues of implementation,

     and the potential for future funding, of electronic services delivered

     from public libraries on a national scale. READINESS provides an

     essential and timely understanding of ways in which this pattern of

     work on a national scale can be effective to develop future

     professional services. The commitment by public libraries to this mode

     of working is essential, if the public library network is to be

     delivered effectively.

    

     (Available from: British Thesis Service, The British Library Document

     Supply Centre, Boston Spa, Wetherby,West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

     tel: +44 (0) 1937 546229 price £12-00)

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/researchreports/index.html

    

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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:14:21 +0000

Subject: News from the Library and Information Commission

From: Henry.Girling@lic.gov.uk (Henry Girling)

Sender: lis-fid-request@mailbase.ac.uk

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Forthcoming Conference

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Keystone for the Information Age

     The LIC is to collaborate with the British Council and the Library

     Association on a major international conference, to be held at the

     British Library on 16/17 March 2000, to raise awareness of how a

     coherent National Information Policy framework can help the

     development of the UK as an information society and knowledge economy.

    

     More details at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/news/991102.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Response

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC responds to New Opportunities Fund consultation document on

     Community Access to Lifelong Learning

    

     The LIC response to the NOF consultation document on the CALL

     initiative welcomes the inclusion of the People's Network as one of

     its three priorities, points out that there is overlap between the

     three funding streams that CALL will cover, suggests that an

     integrated approach will be needed, and explains that public libraries

     are well placed to provide services relating to all three streams.

    

     Full text at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/callresp.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Four New Grants Awarded

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     A system for music information retrieval of encoded music (MuTaTeD 2)

     Details at

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/ir-curpj.html

    

     Evaluation of content-based image retrieval in an operational setting

     Details at

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/ir-curpj.html

    

     Best Practice Manual

     LIC project in partnership with Share the Vision (STV)

     Details at

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/visualaccess.html

    

     Valuing our recorded heritage

     Details at

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/presproj.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

     

     Two New Publications

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LISU Annual Library Statistics

     by Claire Creaser and Alison Murphy

     LIC research report 21

    

     This annual volume summarises trends in provision and performance of

     libraries throughout the UK. It draws together data of interest to

     librarians and library managers from a wide range of sources. The

     1999 edition features trend analyses of public and academic

     libraries from 1988 to 1998, and includes summaries of the most

     recently available statistics on further education libraries, school

     libraries, the national libraries, and libraries in the workplace.

     This report presents the most comprehensive set of data available

     covering all library sectors in the UK. It is an invaluable resource

     for those involved with libraries at all levels - from practitioners

     concerned with the day to day operations of their libraries and information

     centres to policy makers charged with strategic planning for the future.

     PRICE £32-00

    

     AVAILABLE FROM: Publications Section,LISU,Loughborough University

     Loughborough LE11 3TU

     Tel: 01509 223071, Fax: 01509 223072,Email: lisu@lboro.ac.uk

    

    

     READINESS: Research and development in networking subject services By EARL:

     the consortium for public library networking

     LIC research report 3

    

     This two year project investigated the needs and procedures for the

     development of networked subject based services by UK public

     libraries. The objectives of the project were to research the content

     requirements and the technical delivery options, the management

     structures for collaborative development, issues of implementation,

     and the potential for future funding, of electronic services delivered

     from public libraries on a national scale. READINESS provides an

     essential and timely understanding of ways in which this pattern of

     work on a national scale can be effective to develop future

     professional services. The commitment by public libraries to this mode

     of working is essential, if the public library network is to be

     delivered effectively. PRICE £12-00

    

     AVAILABLE FROM: British Thesis Service, The British Library Document

     Supply Centre, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

     tel: +44 (0) 1937 546229, fax: +44 (0)1937 546286

     email: dsc-british-thesis-service@bl.uk

    

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     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Response

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC responds to OFTEL consultation document Connecting Public

     Institutions

    

     The LIC response has welcomed the special tariffs proposed by BT for

     public libraries and other public institutions, and suggests that all

     but the smallest libraries will require a minimum of a 2mb leased

     line, with possibly only a low take-up of ISDN2, and no-one likely to

     wish to use PSTN for very long.

    

     Full response at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/oftel.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Information Retrieval Research: results of the call for proposals

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Concept-based Interactive Query Expansion Support Tool (CIQUEST)

    

     Effects of spatial-semantic interfaces in visual information retrieval

    

     Evaluation of Content-Based Image Retrieval in an operational setting

    

     Image indexing and retrieval in the compressed domain

    

     Improved online information access

    

     A multi-disciplinary framework for the evaluation of Internet search

     engines

    

     Retrieval through explanation: an abductive inference approach to

     relevance feedback

    

     Retrieving multimedia objects: an approach through synchronisation

    

     A system for music information retrieval of encoded music (MuTaTeD 2)

    

     VIRAMI: Visual Information Retrieval for Archival Moving Imagery

    

     VISOR II: user-oriented evaluation framework for the development of

     electronic image retrieval systems in the workplace

    

     Descriptions of all the eleven successful projects can be seen at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/ir-curpj.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     New Grant Awarded

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Internet services for older adults in public libraries

    

     Details at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/pubaward.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

     Two New Publications

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Outsourcing book selection: supplier selection in public libraries by

     Capital Planning Information Ltd

     LIC research report 20

     ISBN 1898869588

    

     This research project investigated how the selection of books for

     public libraries by suppliers rather than library staff might bring

     benefits in terms of financial advantage, better use of staff through

     work redeployment and more rapid supply. Two pilot schemes were

     examined in Westminster and Hertfordshire. They demonstrated the

     critical importance of appropriate electronic data transfer

     arrangements (not available in the pilot schemes). The report

     discusses supplier charges and provides a costing model. The report

     concludes that supplier selection is practicable but requires good

     planning and written stock management and selection policies. Access

     to library catalogues and location records by suppliers is essential.

    

     AVAILABLE FROM

     CPI Ltd, 91 High Street, Bruton,Somerset BA10 0BH

     Tel: 01749 812963 Fax: 01749 812964 Email: enquiries@cpi-ltd.com

    

     A concept-based method for automatic abstracting

     by Chris Paice and Michael Oakes

     LIC research report 27

     ISBN 1902394135

    

     Automatic abstracting operates by taking a source text in electronic

     form, processing it in order to identify the most important ideas

     discussed in the text, and organising the selected material to produce

     a running text which, hopefully, expresses the essence of the source

     text in a concise form. With the Concept-based Abstracting (CBA)

     approach, abstracts are produced in three stages: (i) selection from

     the text of a collection of strings which may contain key ideas; (ii)

     selection from among these candidate strings of specific names which

     are associated with relevant semantic roles; and (iii) generation of

     an abstract containing all the selected concept names.

    

     AVAILABLE FROM

     British Thesis Service, The British Library Document Supply Centre

     Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

     tel: +44 (0) 1937 546229, fax: +44 (0)1937 546286

     email: dsc-british-thesis-service@bl.uk

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     People's Network Online

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     The website for the People's Network project is now available as a

     work-in-progress. The site will be used as the focus for information on

     progress towards the project's goal of co-ordinating the connection all

     public libraries to the information superhighway by 2002. The NETBase

     database will sit at its heart,tracking ICT developments in public

     libraries and updated dynamically by library service managers

     themselves. People's Network Online will also be the source of news,

     advice and guidance on content creation, training, infrastructure and

     other current public library ICT issues.

    

     Go to

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/pno/index.html

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     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Response

     ______________________________________________________________________

     

     LIC responds to DCMS discussion paper Libraries and the Regions

    

     The LIC response to 'Libraries and the Regions' supports expansion of

     Regional Library System membership, calls for the RLSs to be

     reconfigured to correspond to Government office boundaries, suggests

     that the restructured RLSs should provide the voice for libraries in

     the Regional Cultural Consortiums, and supports a merger between

     CONARLS: the Circle of Officers of Natonal & Regional

     Library Systems and LINC: the Library & Information Co-operation

     Council.

    

     Full response at

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/regions.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Four New Grants Awarded

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     1. Evaluating the impact of the Library and Information Commission's

        policy work and underpinning research

    

        Details at: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/policy.html

    

     2. Publisher relationships on the Web

    

        Details at: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/bnbrfcur.html

    

     3. Quality Leaders Project

    

        Details at: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/valproj.html

    

     4. Regional Archive Development      

    

        Details at: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/coopproj.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

     Two New Publications

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Getting information to vocational trainees

     by Christine Urquhart

     LIC research report 26

    

     The aim of the GIVTS project was to investigate the feasibility and

     effectiveness of information services targeted at vocational trainees. The

     objectives were: 1) to determine the critical success factors for the

     design of information services for vocational trainees which would enhance

     implementation of research findings and clinical effectiveness among this

     particular group of junior doctors; 2) to investigate how electronic

     sources should be used to deliver such services. 3) to establish a

     cost-benefit framework and performance/outcome indicators for such benefits

     to patient care. £12-00

    

     Developing research in public libraries

     by Stella Thebridge, Clare Nankivell and Graham Matthews

     LIC research report 24

    

     The specific areas of public library research addressed by this

     project were: developing research expertise, encouraging practitioners

     to undertake and act on research and to develop effective

     dissemination channels for research. The project also aimed to develop

     a long-term strategy to ensure that research expertise and

     dissemination methods developed could continue beyond the end of the

     project. Following an introductory first section, the report's three

     remaining sections outline the project's meeting of its objectives as

     follows: Section 2 Education and training; Section 3 The climate of

     research; Section 4 The way forward. Future options for the

     dissemination of public library research and the continuation of the

     project's effective research skills courses are discussed, and

     recommendations made. £12-00

    

     Both available from: British Thesis Service, The British Library Document

     Supply Centre, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

     tel: +44 (0) 1937 546229  fax: +44 (0)1937 546286

     email: dsc-british-thesis-service@bl.uk

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     People's Network Online

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     More material has been added to the website for the People's Network

     project  The NETBase database, tracking ICT developments in public

     libraries and updated dynamically by library service managers

     themselves, will be available to see soon

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/pno/index.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     RESEARCH BULLETIN

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     The second issue of the Library and Information Commission Research

     Bulletin is due to be published at the beginning of February 2000.

    

     Items in the second issue include:

    

     NEWS

     * Library and information science research - its future in MLAC * LIC

     research activities 1995-2000

     * DCMS/Wolfson Public Libraries Challenge Fund 2000/2001 * People's

     Network update

     * Recruit, retain and lead - article describing a LIC-funded project

     aiming to help the public library service recruit, retain, support and

     develop a workforce appropriate to the current and future needs of the

     service.

    

     FEATURES

     * Valuing information assets in UK companies. Is there an

     understanding of information asset valuation in UK companies? Why

     should it be done? How can it be done?

     * Rediscovering reading. The role of public libraries during the

     National Year of Reading.

     * Design and implementation factors in electronic image retrieval

     systems. Looking beyond the technical considerations to the

     organisational and financial factors which shape the design and

     implementation of such systems.

     * Being inclusive and 'COOL'. How can public libraries help combat

     social exclusion.

     * Homework clubs in public libraries. An evaluation of the value and

     impact of library-based homework clubs on the educational and social

     development of children and young people.

    

     REVIEWS

     * Current research in information retrieval. A review of the LIC

     information retrieval research programme detailing all the current

     projects

     * How to make 11.76 pence per annum go a long way. An overview of the

     Commission-funded work aiming to improve access to library and reading

     services for the blind and visually impaired.

    

     If you would like to subscribe to the Research Bulletin please forward

     the following information to libcom@lic.gov.uk

    

     Title:

     First name:

     Surname:

     Work address:

     Tel:

     Fax:

     Email:

     WWW:

    

     Delivery address, if different from work address.

    

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Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 11:58:22 +0000

Subject: News the Library and Information Commission

From: Henry.Girling@lic.gov.uk (Henry Girling)

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     Museums, Libraries & Archives Council - consultation document issued

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

    

     Neville Mackay, Chief Executive of MLAC, has issued 'Consultation on

     the work of the new Museums, Libraries & Archives Council', which sets

     out the vision for MLAC and explains what it will do and how it will

     work.

    

     Full text can be found on the LIC website at

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/mlac.html

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Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 12:03:08 +0000

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     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Press Release

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     ICT Prize - winners announced

    

     The ICT Prize for Ingenious and Creative Use of Technology has been

     won by Balham Library for its Electronic Promotion of Stock in

     Libraries (EPOSIL) project. Runners up were Alien Abduction: a story

     on the Web (from Northamptonshire Libraries & Information Service) and

     Readers Without Walls (from Essex County Council Libraries)

    

     Full Press Release at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/pressreleases/000207.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC Annual Report published

     ______________________________________________________________________

     

     The 1998/1999 Library and Information Commission annual report has been

     published. Hard copies are available from Henry Girling (details below).

     The electronic version is available at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/policyreports/annual9899/index.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Three New Grants Awarded

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     Outsourcing and Externalisation by libraries, museums and archives

    

     Further details at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/mlis.html

    

     Navigation Preliminary Study

    

     Further details at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/valproj.html

    

     Sustainable models of learning cultures and resource-based learning for the

     21st Century

    

     Further details at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/valproj.html

    

     _____________________________________________________________________

     New Publication

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     A Survey of Library Services to Schools and Children in the UK

     1998-1999

     by Claire Creaser

     LIC research report 28

    

     This is the tenth report in the annual LISU series of surveys of

     library provision to schools and children, which began with a survey

     of services in England and Wales in 1989-90. It has since expanded to

     cover the whole UK, and now includes valuable summaries of recent

     trends in both provision and use. The report covers both public

     library services to children and the support provided by local

     authorities to schools via the schools library service. It gives

     details for individual authorities as well as sector totals and

     overall estimates of provision, covering staffing levels, service

     provision, resources and expenditure in both services. For schools

     library services there is additional detail on organisation and

     management structures, and the extent of service take-up. There is a

     comprehensive summary of trends in the main areas, and several

     appendices giving data on populations, comments on staffing, copies of

     the questionnaires, lists of non-respondents and details of local

     government re-organisation. PRICE £27-50

    

     AVAILABLE FROM

    

     Publications Section, LISU, Loughborough University

     Loughborough, Leics. LE11 3TU

    

     Tel: 01509 223071 Fax: 01509 223072

     Email: lisu@lboro.ac.uk

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     People's Network Online

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     The People's Network Online website continues to grow. Information on

     projects and people is being added all the time. Take the Grand Tour

     and learn what it is all about.

    

     It can be found at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/pno/index.html

 

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Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 12:39:11 +0000

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     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Response Issued

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC responds to 'Libraries for All'

    

     The LIC response to the DCMS consultation document 'Libraries for All:

     Social Inclusion in Public Libraries' has welcomed the idea of

     collaborative activity with other community services - especially

     libraries' role in support of lifelong learning - and identifies a number

     of tasks that could be taken forward in promoting the value of libraries

     to the social inclusion agenda. The Commission is currently drawing up a

     separate policy statement on libraries and social inclusion, to be

     published in due course.

    

     For the full response go to:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/libsforall.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     National Information Policy

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Keystone for the Information Age

    

     The LIC is collaborating with the British Council and the Library

     Association on a major international conference, to be held at the British

     Library on 16/17 March 2000, to raise awareness of how a coherent National

     Information Policy framework can help the development of the UK as an

     information society and knowledge economy.

    

     There are some places left for this important event.

    

     Further details and registration forms can be found at:

    

     http://www.la-hq.org.uk/directory/training/conf01.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Research Bulletin Issue 2 published

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     The second Library and Information Commission Research Bulletin has been

     published. Hard copies are available from Henry Girling (details below).

     A HTML version of the substantive articles are available at:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/bulletin/index.html

    

     A complete pdf version will be available soon.

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Grants Awarded

     _______________________________________________________________________

    

     Provision of the Talking Eyes Information Service for visually

     impaired members of the Asian community to all public library

     authorities

    

     Go to: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/visualaccess.html

    

     The Bidding Culture and Local Government: Effects on the Development

     of Public Libraries

    

     Go to: http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/pubaward.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     New Publication

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     User passports and visas: understanding the role of identification

     metadata

     by Liz Potter and Mark Bide

     LIC research report 22

    

     This paper surveys current practice in the identification,

     authentication and authorisation of users of electronic

     resources in the UK. It focuses on access to academic journals,

     researching the ways in which access to those journals is managed both

     by their academic and by their commercial user communities.

    

     Available from:

     Book Industry Communication, 39-41 North Road,London N7 9DP

     Tel: +44 (0) 171 607 0021  Fax: +44 (0) 171 607 0415

     Email: brian@bic.org.uk

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Latest news from the People's Network Development Team

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     People's Network Development Team Admininstrator appointed

    

     Helen Baigent has joined Chris Batt, David Potts and Susi Woodhouse as

     Administrator for the People's Network Development Team. Helen is a

     familiar figure on public library networking stage, having been

     working with EARL as Liaison Officer for the past 18 months.

    

     The People's Network Online can be found at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/pno/index.html

 

 

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Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 09:55:56 +0000

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    ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC responses to A Review of Research Priorities and Practices for the

     Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLAC)

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     The Library and Information Commission Research Committee and Library and

     Information Commission staff have responded to A Review of Research

     Priorities and Practices for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

     (MLAC) by Professor John Shepherd.

    

     Go here for the Research Committee response

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/mlacrescom.html

    

     Go here for the staff response.

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/mlacstaff.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Henry Girling

     Assistant Information Officer

     Library and Information Commission

     19-29 Woburn Place

     London

     WC1H 0LU

    

     Tel:   0171 273 8746

     Fax:   0171 273 8701

     Email  henry.girling@lic.gov.uk

    

    

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     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Response Issued

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC responds to MLAC consultation

    

     The LIC response to the Consultation on the work of the new Museums,

     Libraries & Archives Council welcomes its statement of vision, aims

     and objectives for MLAC, and calls on MLAC to build on the

     achievements of both the LIC and MGC, as well as developing new

     cross-domain activities.

    

     Full response at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/responses/mlacresp.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Paper Issued

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     International roles for MLAC

    

     The LIC International Committee and the LIC staff involved in

     international activities have prepared a paper to help MLAC design its

     international role.

    

    

     Full paper at:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/other/international.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     National Information Policy

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Keystone for the Information Age

    

     The LIC is collaborating with the British Council and the Library

     Association on a major international conference, to be held at the British

     Library on 16/17 March 2000, to raise awareness of how a coherent National

     Information Policy framework can help the development of the UK as an

     information society and knowledge economy.

    

     There are some places left for this important event.

    

     Further details and registration forms can be found at:

    

     http://www.la-hq.org.uk/directory/training/conf01.html

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Grants Awarded

     _______________________________________________________________________

    

     State of the Sector: Stage one - analysis of the sector workforce, and

     skills foresight exercise

    

     For more details go to:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/mlis.html

    

     Community and region: scale economies and public libraries

    

     For more details go to:

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/awards/pubaward.html

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     New Publication

     _____________________________________________________________________

    

     UKOLN annual report 1998/99: presented to the Library and Information

     Commission and to the Committee on Electronic Information of the JISC

     by Lorcan Dempsey and Sally Criddle

     LIC research report 18

    

     The report covers the period 1 August 1998 to 31 July 1999.

    

     Available from: UKOLN, The Library, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY

     Tel: +44 (0) 1225 826580 Fax: +44 (0) 1225 826838

    

    

     Futures Together

     by Geoff Warren and Chris Dodd

     LIC research report 25

    

     This study was proposed as a result of the first (1996) Futures

     Together conference which identified the need for staff and users to

     be more aware of the region's collections if improved access to

     specialist resources is to be achieved. It also aimed to encourage

     better collection management ans set clearer criteria for assessing

     the value and significance of specialist resources across a whole

     region. The importance of this work has been highlighted by recent

     Government strategies on access and the new agendas for culture,

     learning and regionalism. PRICE £25-00

    

     Available from: West Midlands Regional Library System

     2nd Floor, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ

     Tel: +44 (0) 121 303 3533 Tel: +44 (0) 121 303 2613

     Email: wmrls@dial.pipex.com

    

     Review of research funding for LIS

     by David Haynes, David Streatfield and Noeleen Cookman

     LIC research report 40

    

     This study was commissioned by the Library and Information Commission and

     the British Library Research and Innovation Centre in the Autumn of 1998

     and was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999 with supplementary

     work between May and September 1999. The overall aim of the study was to

     provide the baseline about funding of library and information research in

     order to inform the work of the Commission and others on encouraging

     investment in such research and collaboration across sectors. PRICE £12-00

    

     Available from: British Thesis Service, The British Library Document Supply

     Centre, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

     tel: +44 (0) 1937 546229 fax: +44 (0)1937 546286

     email: dsc-british-thesis-service@bl.uk

    

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Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 14:04:59 +0000

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     **apologies for cross posting**

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     New Policy Document launched

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     LIC social inclusion policy document launched

    

     The LIC has published 'Libraries: the Essence of Inclusion', a policy

     document which sets out the many ways in which libraries can contribute to

     social inclusion, and challenges Government, institutions and policy makers

     to recognise and optimise their potential.

    

     For the press release go to:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/pressreleases/000330.html

    

     For the full text of the document itself go to:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/policyreports/inclusion.html

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     'Keystone for the Information Age' - conference

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     'Keystone for the Information Age' - conference report

     A short report of proceedings at the recent National Information Policy

     conference 'Keystone for the Information Age', held at the British Library

     on March 16-17 and sponsored by the British Council,the Library

     Association and the Library & Information Commission is available on

     the LIC website.

    

     For the full of the report itself go to:

    

     http://www.lic.gov.uk/publications/policyreports/empower/index.html

    

     Copies of the policy document 'Keystone for the Information Age: a

     National Information Policy for the UK' are still available from Henry

     Girling (details below)

    

     ______________________________________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________________

    

     Henry Girling

     Library and Information Commission

     19-29 Woburn Place

     London

     WC1H 0LU

    

     Tel:   0171 273 8746

     Fax:   0171 273 8701

     Email  henry.girling@lic.gov.uk

    

     _____________________________________________________________________________

 

NEWSLETTER ON SERIALS PRICING ISSUES

 

November 1999

 

 

Date:         Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:18:56 -0500

Reply-To:     Lois Heiser <heiser@indiana.edu>

Sender:       GEONET-L   Geoscience Librarians & Information Specialists              <GEONET-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU>

From:         "Carolyn J. Laffoon" <carolyn@purdue.edu>

Subject:      Long message re: e-journal linking developments

 

 

                    NEWSLETTER ON SERIALS PRICING ISSUES

                         NO 240 -^Ö November 29, 1999

                            Editor: Marcia Tuttle

 

240.1 REFERENCE LINKING SERVICE TO AID SCIENTISTS CONDUCTING ONLINE

      RESEARCH

      Press release dated November 16, 1999, submitted by John Tagler,

      Elsevier Science, j.Tagler@Elsevier.com

 

Contact: Susan Spilka

Corporate Communications Director

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. - (212) 850-6147 -sspilka@wiley.com

 

Reference Linking Service to Aid Scientists Conducting Online

Research: Scientific and Scholarly Publishers Collaborate to Offer

Ground-Breaking Initiative

 

New York, N.Y., November 16, 1999. Twelve leading scientific and

scholarly publishers announced today that they are collaborating on an

innovative, market-driven reference-linking initiative that will

change the way scientists use the Internet to conduct online research.

The reference-linking service represents an unprecedented, cooperative

effort among Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology

Company; American Association for the Advancement of Science (the

publisher of _Science_); American Institute of Physics (AIP);

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Blackwell Science; Elsevier

Science; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

(IEEE); Kluwer Academic Publishers (a Wolters Kluwer Company); _Nature_;

Oxford University Press; Springer-Verlag; and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

It is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2000. Researchers

will be able to move easily from a reference in a journal article to

the content of a cited journal article, typically located on a

different server and published by a different publisher. At the

outset, approximately three million articles across thousands of

journals will be linked through this service, and more than half a

million more articles will be linked each year thereafter. This will

enhance the efficiency of browsing and reading the primary scientific

and scholarly literature.

 

Such linking will enable readers to gain  access to logically related

articles with one or two clicks -- an objective widely accepted among

researchers as a natural and necessary part of scientific and scholarly

publishing in the digital age. The reference-linking service will be run

from a central facility which  will be managed by an elected Board and

will operate in cooperation with the International Digital Object

Identifier (DOI) Foundation. It will contain a limited set of metadata,

allowing the journal content and links to remain distributed at

publishers

sites. Each publisher will set its own access standards, determining

what

content is available to the researcher following a link (such as access

to the

abstract or to the full text of an article, by subscription, document

delivery, or pay-per-view, etc.). The service is being organized as a

not-for-profit entity to safeguard the independence of each

participating publisher to set their own access standards and

conditions.

 

The service, which is based on a prototype developed by Wiley and

Academic Press, was developed in cooperation with the International

DOI Foundation and builds on work by the Association of American

Publishers and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. It

takes advantage of the DOI standard and other World Wide Web standards

and Internet technology. By taking a standards-based approach the

international initiative is confident that the sophisticated demands

of the readers of scientific and scholarly journals for linking of

references can be implemented broadly and rapidly.

 

Representatives of the participating publishers and the International

DOI Foundation are in active discussions with other scientific and

scholarly primary journal publishers to make this a broad-based,

industry-wide initiative. Through the reference-linking service

publishers will have an easy, efficient and scalable means to add

links to their online journals.

 

Interviews will be arranged upon request.

 

- ACADEMIC PRESS (A HARCOURT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY)

www.academicpress.com Contact: Ken Metzner, (619) 699-6830

kmetzner@acad.com

 

QUOTE FROM DR. PIETER BOLMAN, PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC PRESS: "Using open

standards will allow any primary publisher to easily participate in

the reference-linking service while retaining control of their

content. Linking in this way enables 'virtual aggregation' and removes

the need for libraries to have multiple electronic subscriptions to

the same content through different vendors. Readers of online journals

will be able to go directly from references to the original content at

publishers' sites."

 

- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (THE PUBLISHER

OF _SCIENCE_) www.sciencemag.org Contact: Nan Broadbent, Director, News

and Information, (202) 326-6440, nbroadbe@aaas.org

 

QUOTE FROM RICHARD NICHOLSON, EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE AMERICAN

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND PUBLISHER OF _SCIENCE_:

"This reference-linking service marks the natural progression in

online publishing by science journals. More researchers today are

using the Internet in their work and this service will allow them to

do so more quickly and efficiently. By providing this service we are

able to fulfill one of our long-time goals -- meeting the needs of the

scientific community."

 

QUOTE FROM FLOYD E. BLOOM, MD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF _SCIENCE_: "This

cooperative service creating links among online scientific papers

should be recognized as a major step forward in gaining access to the

recent body of literature, greatly surpassing any other private or

government sponsored resource. Scholars everywhere should rejoice."

 

- AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS (AIP) www.aip.org

 

Contact: Tim Ingoldsby

Director of Business Development

(631) 576 2266 - TINGOLDSBY@AIP.ORG

 

QUOTE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO, MARC BRODSKY: "When physicists

first conceived of the World Wide Web, they envisioned that it would

allow researchers to easily follow ideas from concept through

completion. This initiative is a giant step toward the realization of

that vision."

 

- ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY www.acm.org Contact: Bernard Rous,

ACM Deputy Director of Publications, (212) 626--0660

 

- BLACKWELL SCIENCE www.blacksci.co.uk Contact: Robert Campbell,

Managing Director, +44 1865 206000, robert.campbell@blacksci.co.uk

 

QUOTE FROM ROBERT CAMPBELL, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR: "We are delighted

that the STM publishing community has been able to follow up so

quickly on the Press Release issued by the STM Association at the

start of the International Book Fair at Frankfurt. The enthusiasm for

this initiative from the societies for whom we publish has been

extremely encouraging."

 

- ELSEVIER SCIENCE www.elsevier.com Contact: Karen Hunter, Senior Vice

President, Elsevier Science, (212) 633-3787, k.hunter@elsevier.com

 

QUOTE FROM JOHN REGAZZI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING,

ELSEVIER SCIENCE: "It is said that 'a rising tide lifts all boats.' By

working together to further enhance the value of electronic journals,

primary publishers will improve the efficiency and productivity of all

scientists."

 

- THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, INC. (IEEE)

www.ieee.org Contact: Helen L. Horwitz, Staff Director Corporate

Communications, (732) 562 6821, h.horowitz@ieee.org

 

QUOTE FROM LLOYD (PETE) MORLEY, IEEE VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICATIONS

ACTIVITIES, AND INTERIM DEPARTMENT HEAD, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THE

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT TUSCALOOSA: "As a professional association,

one of the IEEE's primary goals is to facilitate the dissemination of

technical information. Participating in this reference linking

initiative is an important way to achieve that goal. Adding new

functions to journal articles like reference linking is a major step

towards realizing the promise of electronic publishing."

 

- INTERNATIONAL DOI FOUNDATION www.doi.org Contact: Norman Paskin,

Director, International DOI Foundation, +44 1865 843798,

n.paskin@doi.org

 

QUOTE FROM NORMAN PASKIN, DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DOI

FOUNDATION: "The Foundation is very pleased to see the commitment to

implement DOIs in this large-scale application by major publishing

houses way so soon after we have defined a framework for such

applications. Scientific communication is founded on persistent links

between articles -- citations -- which create a permanent record of

the relationships between scientists' publications. Building a system

that embodies these links using unique persistent identifiers,

actionable on the Web, is an excellent implementation of the DOI."

 

- KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS (A WOLTERS KLUWER COMPANY) www.wolters-

kluwer.com Contact: Alexander Schimmelpenninck, Director Corporate

Communications, Wolters Kluwer N.V., tel. +31 20 60 70 335

aschimmelpenninck@wolterskluwer.com

 

QUOTE FROM JEFF SMITH, PRESIDENT KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS: "This

initiative is in line with Kluwer Academic Publishers' strategy to

meet the specific requirements of scientists to have available a

universe of linked scientific content and articles. Meanwhile, we

preserve our independence in maintaining the special relationship we

are building with our own group of customers."

 

- OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS www.oup.co.uk Contact: Martin J Richardson,

Publishing Director, +44 (0)1865 267780, richarm@oup.co.uk

 

- _NATURE_ www.nature.com Contact: Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Managing

Director, Nature Publishing Group, +44 011 171 843 4632

 

QUOTE FROM JOHANNES VELTEROP, PUBLISHING DIRECTOR _NATURE_: "This is

extremely good news for the active scientists and researchers all over

the world. The interest of the users of scientific information is put

at the centre of the stage again, and publishers clearly recognise the

imperative of serving the research community in the very best way the

new technology allows."

 

- SPRINGER-VERLAG www.link.springer-ny.com www.link.springer.de

 

QUOTE FROM RÜDIGER GEBAUER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, SPRINGER-VERLAG-NY:

"Springer has been a long-time supporter of the DOI and reference

linking. We recommend that others join this initiative to help

facilitate the rapid dissemination of scientific information. Journal

article reference linking is just the beginning. This may be the

watershed initiative that promotes cross-publisher communication to

ultimately enhance the online users experience."

 

- JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. www.interscience.wiley.com www.wiley.com

Contact: Susan Spilka, Corporate Communications Director, (212) 850-

6147, sspilka@wiley.com

 

QUOTE FROM ERIC SWANSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STM PUBLISHING: "We

strongly encourage broad-based participation in this initiative by

primary journal publishers. Publishers need only have online journal

content with metadata that can be tagged with DOIs. We believe this

reference linking service will enable us to serve our customers

better."

 

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Statements of fact and opinion appearing in the Newsletter on Serials

Pricing Issues are made on the responsibility of the authors alone,

and do not imply the endorsement of the editor, the editorial board,

or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

 

 

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