LC partnerships provide education resources in cataloguing
John D Byrum [firstname.lastname@example.org]
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PARTNERSHIPS PROVIDE
EDUCATION RESOURCES IN CATALOGING
The Library of Congress has launched a Web-based learning center to promote core competency curriculum development for 21st century cataloging practitioners. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop
(www.loc.gov/catworkshop/) is a cataloging and metadata training resource portal that features a discussion group, links to cataloging training providers and publishers, online training courses and suggested readings in bibliographic control. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop is hosted by the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) of the Library of Congress.
"The Cataloger's Learning Workshop site provides one-stop access to a growing body of authoritative cataloging education resources," said Kathryn Mendenhall, chief of CDS. "Cataloging practitioners as well as training providers will benefit from the easy access to information about these new courses."
The Cataloger's Learning Workshop grew out of an effort that began at the 2000 Library of Congress conference "Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium." Conferees produced an action plan with several ambitious goals, such as providing appropriate training and education to improve bibliographic control of Web resources.
A number of groups have been working with the Library of Congress to bring the Cataloger's Learning Workshop to reality, including the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS) - a division of the American Library Association (ALA) - and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).
"Collaborating with the Library of Congress on this project enables ALCTS to better support the educational needs of its membership and the library community as a whole," said Charles Wilt, executive director of ALCTS. "These courses will provide up-to-date information to practicing professionals and others at both the local and regional level."
A number of workshops and curricula are being developed to address Web bibliographic control training and continuing education. Training materials distribution is handled by CDS, while workshop organization and support logistics are managed through ALCTS and other organizations.
As a result of this cooperative effort, Library, PCC and ALCTS officials expect that there will be more library practitioners who are better prepared to provide access to Web and other new library materials. The customer and member focus of these organizations ensures that high quality training will be provided at reasonable cost.
The Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress has provided publications and services to the international cataloging community on a cost-recovery basis for more than 100 years.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, is the national association for information providers who work in collections, preservation and technical services. ALCTS' interests include acquisition, cataloging, collection development and preservation of all library materials in all formats. Additional information about ALCTS' continuing education is available at www.ala.org/ala/alcts/ under "continuing education."
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually accepted standards of libraries around the world. Additional information about PCC is available at www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/.
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FYI, the report on the Library Journal Placements & Salaries Survey is available online at:
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO
Phone: (217) 333-4895
Fax: (217) 265-0454
Stuart Brewer [email@example.com]
This year's Conference and mid-term meeting of the Metropolitan
Libraries Section took place in the vibrant city-state of
September - 1 October, well attended and with great success. The host
and organiser was the National Library Board Singapore (NLB). With an
attendance of 43, the delegates represented 29 metropolitan library
services from 18 countries in
were also 18 very welcome local participants from various library
Conference papers are now on the Section's web pages at
<http://www.ifla.org/VII/s46/index.htm> (click on Annual Conference
speakers from NLB and from among the participants. Topics included:
- innovation in libraries in
services to the emerging generation of users;
completion in 2005, which will also be an arts and cultural venue;
- the relationship between the New South Wales State Library and the
Network, plus the major issues facing planners of public library
ecologically sustainable development (ESD);
- an update on key library developments in the
- the use of Information Architecture techniques in
- a Reading Promotion program where the
to read the same
book at the same time and to come together to discuss it;
- the Core Competencies of information professionals in fusion
- how Hong Kong Public Libraries evolved to meet growing needs for
learning, cultural enrichment and recreation - particularly the role
- a Hub for Cooperation and Exchange: how
information and cooperate with other libraries within the city and
- the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL): cooperation
among the current
These ten presentations, plus the conference Programme and Summary,
with a selection of photographs taken by Tomas Rehak, Director of the
Municipal Library of
<http://www.ifla.org/VII/s46/index.htm> (click on Annual Conference
The Section's next conference and mid-term meeting will be held in
lifelong learning: inspiring users and staff'. The provisional
Programme and the Registration Form will be available early in 2005.
Stuart BREWER, Information Coordinator
Metropolitan Libraries Section of IFLA (formerly INTAMEL)
P.S. Delegates attended the 2004 conference from Brisbane, New South
Zürich, Corporation of
New information science database on STN
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New information science database on STN Internal(press release of FIZ Karlsruhe)
New information science database on STN
LISA offers access to more than 264.000 records / biweekly update /approx. 13,000 new records per year
Karlsruhe, November 2004 - The world's leading online service for sci-tech information STN International, whose European partner is FIZ Karlsruhe, has complemented its offer of specialist databases with LISA, a new database for library and information science.
LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts) produced by
All information can be accessed through STN's powerful search functions. Search terms may be entered individually, or logically concatenated in a combined search. Only results matching all predefined criteria are retrieved. Simultaneous left and right truncation (searches using the root of a word, with prefixes and/or suffixes substituted by question marks) is possible in the basic index field. Regular automatic current-awareness-searches (SDIs) are also available. At each database update the system checks if any new answers have been added that match a user's saved search profile. Where such matches are found, the answers are then forwarded to the user.
Full-text publications on the searched subjects can be ordered online, using the STN Full-Text-Solution providing connections to various document delivery services, or through FIZ Karlsruhe's document delivery broker service FIZ AutoDoc (http://autodoc.fiz-karlsruhe.de) .
Information in LISA and the other more than 220 databases hosted on STN International can be accessed by dialing in to STN's online service using its proprietary client software, "STN Express with Discover!" (now available in its enhanced version 7.01), or over the Internet using a standard web browser (http://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de). At a later time, LISA may also be available in STN Easy, the point-and-click interface for occasional searchers unfamiliar with the STN command language (http://stneasy.fiz-karlsruhe.de).
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A non-profit scientific service institution, FIZ Karlsruhe produces and markets scientific and technical information services in print and electronic form worldwide. In co-operation with national and international institutions, FIZ Karlsruhe produces databases in the fields of energy, nuclear research and technology, crystallography, polymer technology, mathematics, computer science and physics, and provides a search service for R&D in corporations and institutions.
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STN International is jointly operated by FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS),
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New project announcement: eIFL-IP
Teresa Hackett (eIFL) [email@example.com] Tue 1/02/2005 Teresa. Hackett; firstname.lastname@example.org
eIFL.net is pleased to announce the launch of a new service, eIFL-IP.
The goal of eIFL-IP is to build capacity and expertise amongst the
eIFL.net library community in 50 developing and transition countries in
intellectual property issues.
The global trend is towards more protection, greater enforcement and new
rights on information. Intellectual property is increasingly viewed as
an asset to be traded. This can result in very restrictive IP provisions
which affect access to essential information, educational and learning
materials and cultural resources, all crucial to development.
In order to safeguard future library services, to help narrow the
digital divide, empower citizens and encourage democratic values,
eIFL.net librarians must be in a position to advocate for fair access to
information, as well as balance, proportionality and developmental
awareness in IP laws.
eIFL-IP will build on the eIFL network to create national and regional
expertise in copyright issues for libraries, will pro-actively monitor
the latest developments and will provide tools, resources and specialist
advice. It will represent the interests of members in key international
policy fora and will create strategic partnerships with the
international library community and a wide range of civil society
This is an exciting new activity in a hugely important area of
international debate which will bring new opportunities and benefits to
For more information: www.eifl.net
Rima Kupryte, eIFL.net Director: email@example.com
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Project Manager, eIFL-IP
Electronic Information for Libraries
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NPR:'PodCasting' to Music, Talk Fans Online
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Day to Day, February 1, 2005 · NPR's Robert Smith reports on the rise of "podcasts" -- amateur music and talk shows created by the users of Apple's popular iPod personal music devices and other digital music players. Whole "shows" of music and talk can be downloaded from the Internet to individual players automatically, and some of the show hosts have become celebrities among the burgeoning podcast audience.
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Open access and journal costs
Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of;
Re: Open access and journal costs
It appears that Prof. Wilson has confused cost with price, although the relationship between the two is rarely apparent or real. The readers, even aiming low, seem to know much more about cost than about pricing practice. That, alas, is where this endless debate began. John Berry
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Prof. Tom Wilson
Subject: Open access and journal costs
I have been intriqued by the fact that, in a recent survey of readers of Information Research, few respodents were able to quote a price that they believed their institutions might have to pay, if the journal was a commercial product. I thought it might be useful, therefore, to check on the current institutional subscription rates for the journals most frequently cited by those readers when they were asked what other journals they read. The results
* Information Processing and Management - $1,495 ($249.16)
* Journal of Documentation - $709 ($118.16)
* Journal of Information Science - $432.96 ($72.16)
* Journal of Librarianship and Information Science - $457.00
* Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
- $1,974 ($141.00)
Giving an average price for these five of $1,012.69
There is a difference, of course, in the number of issues a year and, correcting for this (price for an issue is in parentheses), we have an average price of $138.03 for an issue of a journal in this set. Of course, we could go further and calculate the price of a paper in these journals, but this seems overkill for the present purpose.
Interestingly, those readers of Information Research who were able to suggest a subscription price generally aimed low: there was a bi-modal
distribution: nine responses suggested $50.00, i.e., less than half of the issue price of those above, and nine suggested $100.00 - still short of the cost of an issue.
The results suggest that readers, even when they are in the information professions, are generally unaware of the costs of journals - one imagines that the government's response to the Fourteenth Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on open-access publishing is guided by similar ignorance.
Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD
Publisher/Editor in Chief
Web site: http://InformationR.net/ ___________________________________________________
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The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly
Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals presents
over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference
papers (including some digital video presentations),
debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine
articles, news articles, technical reports, and other
printed and electronic sources that are useful in
understanding the open access movement's efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature. Most sources have been published between 1999 and
This bibliography has been published as a printed book
(ISBN 1-59407-670-7) by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
ARL and the author have made the above PDF version
of the bibliography freely available. It is licensed under
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Table of Contents
Key Open Access Concepts
1 General Works
1.2 Analysis and Critiques
1.3 Debates and Dialogs
1.3.1 Nature Web Debate on Future E-Access to the Primary
1.3.2 Nature Web Focus on Access to the Literature: The
1.4 Research Studies
2 Open Access Statements
Sciences and Humanities
2.5 OECD Final Communique
2.8 Wellcome Trust Position Statement and Research Reports
Principles and Plan of Action
3 Copyright Arrangements for Self-Archiving and Use
3.1 General Works
3.2 Copyright Ownership and Rights
3.3 Creative Commons
3.4 Permissions Crisis
3.5 Research Studies
4 Open Access Journals
4.1 General Works
4.2 Economic Issues
4.2.1 General Works
4.2.2 BMJ Rapid Responses about "Author Pays" May Be the New
Science Publishing Model
4.3 Open Access Journal Change Agents
4.4 Open Access Journal Publishers and Distributors
4.4.1 BioMed Central
4.4.2 Public Library of Science
4.4.3 PubMed Central
184.108.40.206 General Works
220.127.116.11 Science Magazine dEbate on "Building a GenBank of
the Published Literature"
18.104.22.168 Science Magazine dEbate on "Is a Government Archive
the Best Option?"
22.214.171.124 Science Magazine dEbate on "Just a Minute, Please" 126.96.36.199 Other 4.5 Specific Open Access Journals 4.5.1 Journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals 4.5.2 Pioneering Free E-Journals Not in the DOAJ 4.5.3 Other 4.6 Research Studies
5.1 General Works
5.3 Research Studies
6 Disciplinary Archives
6.1 General Works
6.2 Specific Archives and Projects
6.2.2 NASA Astrophysics Data System
7 Institutional Archives and Repositories
7.1 General Works
7.2 E-Print Archives
7.2.1 General Works
7.2.2 Specific Archives and Projects
7.3 Repositories with Diverse Materials
7.3.1 General Works
7.3.2 Specific Repositories and Projects
188.8.131.52 OSU Knowledge Bank
7.4 Electronic Theses and Dissertations
8 Open Archives Initiative and OAI-PMH
8.1 General Works
8.2 Specific Data or Service Providers and Projects
8.2.6 Open Archives Forum
8.2.7 Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Project 8.2.8 Other 8.3 Research Studies
9 Conventional Publisher Perspectives
10 Government Inquires and Legislation
10.1 European Commission Study
10.2 Sabo Bill
11 Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries
11.1 General Works
11.2 Free or Reduced Cost Access
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Pioneers in Library and Information Science
Now available from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Publications Office:
Library Trends, 52(4), Spring 2004
"Pioneers in Library and Information Science" edited by W. Boyd Rayward
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Underlying this collection of papers is a belief in the value of history in helping us to achieve a reasonably full understanding of current trends of development in what we might call society's "knowledge apparatus" and in the institutional arrangements to which libraries and information services are central. Such a historically based understanding presents a richer, more considered context for planning for the future than would otherwise be possible. I am intrigued by the paradox that history is only in part about the past. History provides us with a way to think about the present and the future. Because we can never know it directly, it is actually constituted and reconstituted by what we bring to it from our ever-changing presents. It offers the opportunity to question both simplistic descriptions and quick and easy explanations of what seems to be happening, what seems to be the case in the present. It also offers the opportunity from the ever-changing perspective of the present to go back to reassess what seems to have happened, what seems to have been the case in the past and how it has influenced the present. It is this dialectical process that keeps history as a discipline always unfinished and alive.
--From the Introduction by W. Boyd Rayward
Articles and Authors Include:
"Information Science at the
1960s: A Memoir of Student Days," Marcia J. Bates
"Exploring New Approaches to the Organization of Knowledge: The Subject Classification of James Duff Brown," Clare Beghtol
"The Lady and the Antelope: Suzanne Briet’s Contribution to the French Documentation Movement," Mary Niles Maack
"The Most Influential Paper Gerard Salton Never Wrote," David Dubin
"The Art and Science of Classification: Phyllis Allen Richmond,1921–1997," Kathryn La Barre
"'A Brilliant Mind': Margaret Egan and Social Epistemology," Jonathan Furner
"Social Epistemology from Jesse Shera to Steve Fuller," Tarcisio Zandonade
"Foster Mohrhardt: Connecting the Traditional World of Libraries and the Emerging World of Information Science," Melissa H. Cragin
"The Role of the State in the Organization of Statewide Library Service: Essae M. Culver,
"Cornelia Marvin and Mary Frances Isom: Leaders of Oregon’s Library Movement," Cheryl Gunselman
"National Planning for Public Library Service: The Work and Ideas of Lionel McColvin," Alistair Black
"Effie Louise Power: Librarian, Educator, Author," Melanie A. Kimball, Christine A. Jenkins, and Betsy Hearne
"Frances Henne and the Development of School Library Standards,"Diane D. Kester and Plummer Alston Jones, Jr.
"Professionalizing Library Education, the
Re-Launch of Theoretical Librarian Blog
I am pleased to announce the re-launch of the Theoretical Librarian blog (TLB) at
[ http://theoretical-librarian.blogspot.com/ ]
As stated, "Theoretical Librarian is the blog of Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer at Iowa State University Library,
Recent postings to TLB include
iPod® U: Duke iPod® First-Year Experience
This Just In: Web Feeds for Enhanced Library Services
NPR: Library Marks the Evolution of British English
International Symposium on Wikis (
Wired News: Library Shuffles Its Collection
Compendex Now Offers RSS Feeds
NYTimes: NYPL Digital Gallery
NPR: 'A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe'
In addition to an Atom feed [ http://theoretical-librarian.blogspot.com/atom.xml ], TLB now has an RSS FeedBurner feed on the blog [ http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheoreticalLibrarian ]
For All The News That You Can Use, Subscribe to TLB [:-)
RLG DigiNews February issue now available
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Subject: [padiforum-l] RLG DigiNews February issue now available
The February 2005 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available at
Volume 9, Number 1 includes:
Feature Article 1
The Tundra Times Newspaper Digitization Project by Judith Terpstra, Frederick Zarndt, David Ongley, and Stefan Boddie
Feature Article 2
Building a Globally Distributed Historical Sheet Map Set of Austro-Hungarian Topographic Maps, 1877-1914 by Patrick McGlamery
Archiving Web Resources International Conference: Issues for Cultural Heritage Organisations by Margaret E. Phillips
DP&I.com: A Digital Printing and Imaging Resource
Getting SMART About Protecting Hard Disk Drives
Now at the beginning of its ninth year of publication, RLG DigiNews is a bimonthly web-based newsletter intended to:
* Focus on issues of particular interest and value to managers of digital initiatives with a preservation component or rationale.
* Provide filtered guidance and pointers to relevant projects to improve our awareness of evolving practices in image conversion and digital preservation.
* Announce publications (in any form) that will help staff attain a deeper understanding of digital issues.
For more information about RLG or RLG's preservation community, please contact:
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Science and Technology Wikis?_
For my next SCI-5 column for _Science & Technology Libraries_ (Haworth), I plan to profile five significant Science and/or Technology wikis. As defined by The Wikipedia
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/ ], a "Wiki or wiki (pronounced 'wicky' or 'weekee') is a Website (or other hypertext document collection) that allows any user to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows that content to be edited by any other user"
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki ]. The SciTech wikis I've identified through Google include:
· AVC Science Wiki (NSDL)
[ http://avc.comm.nsdlib.org/cgi-bin/sciencewiki.pl ]
· Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
[ http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Wiki ]
· SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge
[ http://seek.ecoinformatics.org/ ]
· Simple Science Wiki
[ http://www.renaissoft.com/April/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Simple_Science_Wiki ]
· Virtual Math Teams Project
[ http://mathforum.org/wiki/VMT/VMT?HomePage ]
In addition to these potential candidates for the Sci-5 Treatment (e.g., Ecological and Environmental Data [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/EcoData.pdf ]), I am interested in learning of Any and All Science and/or Technology Wikis for potential consideration and review [and for inclusion in a possible CyberStacks(sm) registry [:-)]. Of particular interest are the use of wikis by Science and/or Technology Libraries.
Simple Science Librarian
Maps of aggregated citation relations among journals can be based on a variety of multi-variate techniques. For various reasons, the vector-space model (based on the cosine) has become selected as the least problematic option in the literature. At http://www.leydesdorff.net/jcr03/citing I have now brought online the cosine-matrices for the 5714 journals which are processed from the citing side in the most recent Journal Citation Report of the Science Citation Index 2003. The files are organized in such a way that one can directly import them into Pajek, a freeware program for the visualization which is made by our colleagues of the Mathematics Department of the University of Ljubljana. Pajek can be downloaded at http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/ or by clicking from my page.
Each of the journals is listed as a separate entry. By clicking on the journal name one obtains an ASCII file which contains the information about the journal's environment in the data-definition language which Pajek can read. There are some instructions on how one can produce a map of the journals with this tool. It should work quite easily. The advantage of this method above bringing the pictures on-line is, on the one side, that the user can now colour journals differently, resize labels, etc., as one would like it best. Using the cosine matrices, on the other side, protects ISI's copyrights on the original data because one is not able to reconstruct citation data from these (normalized) cosine values.
The details of the parameters and the procedures are provided in the introductory text on the webpage. If one needs further clarification, please, feel free to contact me or to make suggestions so that I can improve this text also for the other users. Please, consider this as a beta-version.
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The Challenge of Scientometrics ; The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society
Wiki-based, Collaborative Internet Resource Guides
I am interested in learning about Any and All current, pending, or planned efforts to create Wiki-based, Collaborative Internet Resource Guides (and/or Compendia).
[For information about Wikis see the Wiki entry in the Wikipedia [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki ] .
Such guides could be limited to the a compendium of only free (and
fee?) *Internet* resources, or could include print resources as well.[?]
I would appreciate any Thoughts/CosmicInsights/Observations about the Positive and/or Negative aspects of Wiki-based collaboration for this type of activity.
BTW: Once I get my WikiInOrder, I plan to establish a WikiSpace for such type of guides (and will post a Call for Participation when the WikiSpace is available). StayTuned !!! However ...
If you wish to GetOnBoard Early, let me know of your interest in serving as a contributor/community editor/oversight committee member/Etc. for this GrandEndeavor ASAP [Thanks!]
The initial focus will be ScienceAndTechnology resources, e.g., Patent Resources, Technical Reports, Conference Papers Sources, etc.
World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Associations
NEW IFLA Publication
World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Associations Second, completely revised and expanded Edition Ed. by Marko Schweitzer (IFLA Publications; nr 112-114).
The second edition of this WORLD Guide lists international and national organisations in alphabetical order, from
It contains 633 comprehensive, updated entries from more than 130 countries. Over 170 new entries are documenting the latest trends and developments in the organisations of libraries, archives and information science.
The book is very clearly laid out, listing addresses, contact data including e-mail addresses and websites, officers, membership, goals and activities, publications and other organisational details
The Guide is made accessible by a variety of indexes, making it an indispensable tool for networking, as well as for quick and easy reference.
World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Associations. 2nd, completely revised and expanded Edition Ed. by Marko Schweitzer
München: Saur, 2005, 510 p.
(IFLA Publications; 112-114)
Price: EUR 168 (IFLA Members EUR 131)
K.G. Saur Verlag