LC partnerships provide education resources in cataloguing


John D Byrum []              Wed 19/01/2005 5:03 AM         ; AUTOCAT@listserv.BUFFALO.EDU





      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

( 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 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






Library Journal Placements & Salaries Survey


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Sloan, Bernie [bernies@UILLINOIS.EDU]       Wed 27/10/2004 4:20 AM        JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU


FYI, the report on the Library Journal Placements & Salaries Survey is available online at:


Bernie Sloan

Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO

University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting

616 E. Green Street, Suite 213

Champaign, IL  61820


Phone: (217) 333-4895

Fax:   (217) 265-0454





Metropolitan Libraries Section - 2004 Conference


Stuart Brewer []   Wed 29/12/2004 9:28 PM       IFLA-L


Dear Colleagues


This year's Conference and mid-term meeting of the Metropolitan

Libraries Section took place in the vibrant city-state of Singapore, 26

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 Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. There

were also 18 very welcome local participants from various library

services in Singapore.


Conference papers are now on the Section's web pages at

<> (click on Annual Conference

Reports .2004 Singapore). Presentations and papers were given by

speakers from NLB and from among the participants. Topics included:


- innovation in libraries in Singapore: value options for libraries in

offering new

   services to the emerging generation of users;


- Singapore's New National Library Building (NNLB), a flagship building

due for

   completion in 2005, which will also be an arts and cultural venue;


- the relationship between the New South Wales State Library and the

Public Library

   Network, plus the major issues facing planners of public library

buildings, including

   ecologically sustainable development (ESD);


- an update on key library developments in the United Kingdom;


- the use of Information Architecture techniques in Pittsburgh to make

libraries more



- a Reading Promotion program where the Houston library asked everyone

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

information, lifelong

   learning, cultural enrichment and recreation - particularly the role

of technology;


- a Hub for Cooperation and Exchange: how Paris public libraries


   information and cooperate with other libraries within the city and

region of Paris;


- the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL): cooperation

among the current

   membership from Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore,

Malaysia, Indonesia,

   Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.


These ten presentations, plus the conference Programme and Summary,

with a selection of photographs taken by Tomas Rehak, Director of the

Municipal Library of Prague, are on the Section's web pages at

<> (click on Annual Conference

Reports .2004 Singapore), or via the IFLANET What's New page



The Section's next conference and mid-term meeting will be held in

Riga, Latvia, 11-16 September 2005. The theme is 'Libraries and

lifelong learning: inspiring users and staff'. The provisional

Programme and the Registration Form will be  available early in 2005.


Best regards




Stuart BREWER, Information Coordinator

Metropolitan Libraries Section of IFLA (formerly INTAMEL)


P.S. Delegates attended the 2004 conference from Brisbane, New South

Wales, Queensland, Yarra Plenty (Victoria), Vienna, Hong Kong, Zagreb,

Prague, Lyon, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, Hannover, Budapest, Helsinki,

Riga, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Oslo, Barcelona, Stockholm,

Zürich, Corporation of London, Houston, Lexington (Kentucky),

Pittsburgh, Queens (New York), and Singapore.





New information science database on STN


Mack, Ruediger [Ruediger.Mack@FIZ-Karlsruhe.DE] Fri 26/11/2004 5:57 PM         

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 Cambridge Scientific Abstracts is is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. It covers a wide variety of subjects from librarianship and information science, including artificial intelligence, computer science applications, information and knowledge management, internet technology, telecommunications, library management and many more. Citations contain bibliographic information, controlled vocabulary, and an abstract. Titles are available in original language and English translation. Sources for LISA are 450 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. The file currently contains over 264,000 records from 1969 to date and is updated twice a month.


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 ( .


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 ( 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 (



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FIZ Karlsruhe also operates STN International in Europe. STN International (The Scientific & Technical Information Network) is one of the world's leading online services offering access to bibliographic, factual and full-text databases in science and technology. At present, STN's comprehensive product range encompasses more than 220 databases with approx. 450 million documents from all fields of science and technology, among them the world's largest and most important patent files.

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New project announcement: eIFL-IP


Teresa Hackett (eIFL) []            Tue 1/02/2005 8:45 PM           Teresa. Hackett;


January 2005


Dear colleague, 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 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, 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 members.


For more information:

Rima Kupryte, Director:

Teresa Hackett, Project Manager, eIFL-IP:



Teresa Hackett

Project Manager, eIFL-IP


Mobile: +353 87 625 3768


Electronic Information for Libraries

in transition & developing countries






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Open access and journal costs

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Berry, John (RBI-US) [JBerry@REEDBUSINESS.COM] Tue 30/11/2004 10:41 PM       JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

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


-----Original Message-----

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Prof. Tom Wilson

Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 3:02 PM


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

Information Research

University of Sheffield

Sheffield S10 2TN,  UK


Web site: ___________________________________________________



Open Access Bibliography; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. []      Fri 4/03/2005 10:50 PM


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 August 31, 2004; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet (approximately 78 percent of the bibliography's references have such links).


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

1.1 Overviews

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

      Debate Continues

1.3.3 Other

1.4 Research Studies

1.5 Other


2 Open Access Statements

2.1 Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the

    Sciences and Humanities

2.2 Bethesda Statement on Open Access

2.3 Budapest Open Access Initiative

2.4 NEAR

2.5 OECD Final Communique

2.6 Tempe Principles

2.7 Washington DC Principles for Free Access to Science

2.8 Wellcome Trust Position Statement and Research Reports

2.9 World Summit on the Information Society Declaration of

    Principles and Plan of Action

2.10 Other


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

4.3.1 SPARC

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 General Works Science Magazine dEbate on "Building a GenBank of

        the Published Literature" Science Magazine dEbate on "Is a Government Archive

        the Best Option?" Science Magazine dEbate on "Just a Minute, Please" 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 E-Prints

5.1 General Works

5.2 History

5.3 Research Studies


6 Disciplinary Archives

6.1 General Works

6.2 Specific Archives and Projects

6.2.1 arXiv

6.2.2 NASA Astrophysics Data System

6.2.3 RePEc

6.2.4 Other


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 ePrints-UK SHERPA Other

7.3 Repositories with Diverse Materials

7.3.1 General Works

7.3.2 Specific Repositories and Projects DAEDALUS DSpace eScholarship Fedora OSU Knowledge Bank Other

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


8.2.2 Arc

8.2.3 Kepler

8.2.4 OAIster

8.2.5 OpCit

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

10.3 U.K. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee


10.4 U.S. House Appropriations Committee Recommendations

10.5 Other


11 Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries

11.1 General Works

11.2 Free or Reduced Cost Access

11.2.1 AGORA

11.2.2 HINARI

11.2.3 Other

11.3 SciELO


About the Author



Best Regards,



Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston, Library Administration, 114 University Libraries, Houston, TX 77204-2000.  E-mail:

Voice: (713) 743-9804.  Fax: (713) 743-9811.




Oriental Manuscripts Worldwide

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Human beings learn through experiences and pass the skills so earned to

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physical form recorded by hand at different times. Manuscripts always

remained useful to the society since they represent the selected fragments

of time, which help in recreating the past and deciphering the history of mankind.


Looking at the world history, one finds that the East has always had an

edge over the West in respect of richness of culture. About all leading

civilizations of the past belonged to the East, popularly known as the

Orient. Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia and India have a bright and

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1. Asiatic Society, Kolkata

2. Berlin State Library, Berlin

3. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

4. Bodleian Library, London

5. British Library, London

6. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

7. Dhaka University Library, Dhaka

8. Grand Ayatollah Mar'ashi Najafi Public Library, Qom

9. Government Oriental Library of Manuscripts, Chennai

10. India Office Library, London

11. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

12. Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai

13. Institute of Manuscripts, Baku

14. Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent

15. Iraqi House of Manuscripts, Baghdad

16. Jamia al Azhar Library, Cairo

17. Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage, Dubai

18. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna

19. King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh

20. Library of Tibetan Works and Culture, Dharamshala

21. Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh

22. National Library and Archives, Cairo

23. National Library of Russia, Moscow

24. Rampur Raza Library, Rampur

25. Royal Asiatic Society, London

26. Royal Asiatic Society, Mumbai

27. Salar Jung Museum and Library, Hyderabad

28. Sarasvati Bhavan Library, Benaras

29. Saraswati Mahal Library, Tanjavure

30. Suleymania Library, Istanbul

31. University of Cambridge Library, Cambridge

32. University of Punjab Library, Lahore

33. Al-Zahiriya Library, Damascus

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36. Further Readings



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Pioneers in Library and Information Science


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Univ of IL Library and Information Science News [gslisnews@ALEXIA.LIS.UIUC.EDU] Thu 11/11/2004 5:42 AM


JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                      New Publication Available


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

Single copies are $28, including postage. Subscription rates for the quarterly are: Institutional, $105 per volume ($112 for international subscribers); Individual, $75 per volume ($82 for international subscribers); and Student, $30 per volume ($37 for international subscribers). ISSN 0024-2594 Order single copies or subscriptions from the University of Illinois Press, Journals Department, 1325 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820; 1-866-244-0626; fax: 217-244-9910; e-mail:

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 University of California at Berkeley in 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, Louisiana’s First State Librarian," Florence M. Jumonville

"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 California Connection: James Gillis, Everett Perry, and Joseph Daniels," Debra Gold Hansen




Re-Launch of Theoretical Librarian Blog; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan []          Mon 14/03/2005 2:22 AM         


I am pleased to announce the re-launch of the Theoretical Librarian blog (TLB) at

[ ]

As stated, "Theoretical Librarian is the blog of Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer at Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA 50011. Theoretical Librarian, in general, will include announcements of past, present, and future personal publications and presentations as well as postings on current and emerging technologies and their actual and potential application for enhanced information and library services."

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 (October 17-18, 2005)

Wired News: Library Shuffles Its Collection

Compendex Now Offers RSS Feeds

NYTimes: NYPL Digital Gallery

Numa Numa

A-Book Revolution?

NPR: 'A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe'

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Gerry McKiernan
Theoretical Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011



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

 Conference Report

 Archiving Web Resources International Conference: Issues for Cultural Heritage Organisations by Margaret E. Phillips

 Highlighted Website

 DP& 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:
Robin L. Dale

RLG Member Programs
2029 Stierlin Court, Suite 100
Mountain View, CA  94043-4684  USA 

Ph: +1 (650) 691-2238
Fax:  +1 650.964.0943





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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

[ ], 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"

[  ]. The SciTech wikis I've identified through Google include:

· AVC Science Wiki  (NSDL)

[ ] 

· Science Fair Project Encyclopedia

[ ]

· SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge

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· Simple Science Wiki

[ ] 

· Virtual Math Teams Project

[  ] 

In addition to these potential candidates for the Sci-5 Treatment (e.g., Ecological and Environmental Data [ ]), 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. 




Gerry McKiernan
Simple Science Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011  




Science mapping on-line; beta-version


Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Loet Leydesdorff [loet@LEYDESDORFF.NET] Tue 2/11/2004 3:49 PM           JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Dear colleagues,

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  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  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.

With kind regards,



Loet Leydesdorff
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681 ;


The Challenge of Scientometrics ; The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society




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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  [ ] .

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.



Gerry McKiernan
Wiki-Based Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011




World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Associations

Sjoerd Koopman []    Wed 16/02/2005 5:26 AM [IFLA-L] NEW: 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). Munich: Saur, 2005. 

The second edition of this WORLD Guide lists international and national organisations in alphabetical order, from Albania to Zimbabwe

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)
ISBN 3-598-21840-0
Price: EUR 168 (IFLA Members EUR 131) 

K.G. Saur Verlag
P.O. Box 701620
81316 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49-89-76902-300
Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250