NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

MARCH 2006  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

 

ASIS&T Monographs

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Richard Hill [rhill@asis.org]        Tue 3/01/2006 11:06 PM         asis-l@asis.org            [Asis-l] News re: ASIS&T Monographs

 

At http://www.infotoday.com/pressreleases/default.shtml there are 5 press releases (in pdf) of interest to the ASIST membership. These include:

 

1. Sam Hastings named monograph series editor Samantha Hastings has been named editor of the ASIS&T Monograph Series, with responsibilities for acquisition and review.

 

2. Covert & Overt is published

Covert and Overt explores the historical relationships between covert intelligence work and information/computer science. Skillfully edited by Robert V. Williams and Ben-Ami Lipetz, the book features contributions by intelligence professionals and technologists from a range of U.S. and British agencies and armed services.

 

The book begins by examining the pivotal strides to utilize technology in the gathering and dissemination of government/military intelligence during World War II. Next, it traces the evolution of the relationship between spymasters, computers, and systems developers through the years of the Cold War-a period notable for the parallel development of high-tech spyware and powerful new systems for encoding, decoding, storing, and manipulating intelligence data.

 

3. ARIST turns 40

With the publication of Volume 40, premiered at the Annual Meeting, Blaise Cronin and Debora Shaw (Eds) lead ARIST into its 4th decade.

 

4. Theories of Information Behavior is published This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts. A practical and readable reference to both well established and newly proposed theories of information behavior, the book includes contributions from 85 scholars from 10 countries. Each theory description covers origins, propositions, methodological implications, usage, links to related conceptual frameworks, and listings of authoritative primary and secondary references. The introductory chapters explain key concepts, theory-method connections, and the process of theory development.

 

5. ASIST Thesaurus, 3rd edition, is published Edited by Alice Redmond-Neal and Marjorie M. K. Hlava

      Recognized as the authoritative reference to the terminology of information science, technology, and librarianship, the updated and expanded third edition of the ASIST Thesaurus is an essential resource for indexers, researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners in the field. An optional CD-ROM includes the complete contents of the print thesaurus along with Data Harmony's Thesaurus Master software. In addition to powerful search and display features, the CD-ROM allows users to add, change, and delete terms, and to learn the fundamentals of thesaurus construction while exploring the professional vocabulary of library and information science and technology.

 

Dick Hill

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Richard B. Hill

Executive Director

American Society for Information Science and Technology 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510 Silver Spring, MD  20910

Fax: (301) 495-0810

Voice: (301) 495-0900

 

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Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators - Call for Chapters

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Chris Kimble [kimble@cs.york.ac.uk]  Tue 28/03/2006 7:19 PM        JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

 

I hope that this call for chapters will be of interest to members of this list.

 

This call for chapters is for a forthcoming book by Chris Kimble and Paul Hildreth, "Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators" which is to be published in 2007 by Information Age Publishing Inc.  Details of the book and a full version of the call for chapters can be found at:

 

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/mis/CLEE/Call_for_Chapters.html

 

The aim of the book is to bring together the expertise of people who have worked with Communities of Practice (CoPs) in authentic educational settings across the world in a convenient, internationally based, workbook for people in the field of training and education.  It is anticipated that this book will act as a resource for practitioners and academics that work in the field of CoPs and education.

 

Prospective authors are invited to send a 500-word outline of their chapter, by e-mail (Word document or plain text), to Chris Kimble <kimble@cs.york.ac.uk> by May 26, 2006.  The outline should clearly explain the content of the proposed chapter and suggest a theme and section under which it might appear in the final book.

 

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Chris Kimble

Department of Computer Science, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK

tel: +44 (0)1904 433380 fax: +44 (0)1904 432767

Home: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~kimble

MIS group: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/mis/

 

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Emerald Literati Network Newsline

 

Emerald [literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com]    Fri 3/03/2006 9:29 PM   Emerald Literati Network Newsline

           

       1. Emerald Management Xtra exclusive    

           

       2. Information and opportunities  

           

       3. Jade - online article submission and tracking    

           

       4. Emerald Literati Network People      

           

       5. Propose a new journal    

           

       6. Journal news round-up    

           

       7. Journal special issue    

           

       8. Articles of interest     

 EMX exclusive<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_viewpoint.gif> Emerald Management Xtra Exclusive    

Features from Emerald Management Xtra, the unique collection of resources for faculty, researchers and students that complements the Fulltext database.

 

Winning Research Funding - What are funders looking for? <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/authors/literati_news/taste/rf.jsp>

One of the extracts from Abby Day's book in Xtra for Researchers.

 

 

 Emerald Research Fund Awards<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_marketing.gif> Article Usage

and Citation       Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_conference.gif> Emerald Literati Network

Conference Diary 

"Big Deal Usage", co-authored by Paul Evans and John Peters at Emerald, examines how individual journals are read when they are part of a publisher's database.

 

Read the article (external link) <http://www.cilip.org.uk/publications/updatemagazine/archive/archive2005/november/Evansupdatenov05.htm

 

Now with direct links to over 200 events in the Emerald subject areas including advanced notice of which ones Emerald staff, advisors and editors plan to attend

 

Browse the conference listings <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/authors/conference_diary.jsp

 

 

 Read all about it<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_authors.gif> Jade - online article submission and tracking   

New for 2006 - set up your personal homepage and use it to submit papers then track them through the review process. Editors and guest editors can handle the review process and compile issues from anywhere in the world.

Find out more, see which journals are using Jade and get started today! <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/authors/journal_news/jade.jsp>

 

 

 ISI citations<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_profile.gif> In memory of

Ilene Rockman      new editor<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_interview.gif> Who is part of

Emerald Connections?   

It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Ilene Rockman, who had been editor of Reference Services Review for more than 20 years.

 

Remembrance notice and obituary <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/condolences_irockman.jsp

 

Over 150 researchers in management and the information sciences are currently looking for research partners or have expertise to offer your research project

 

Join Emerald Connections <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/researchers/Connections/index.jsp

 

 Read all about it<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_article.gif> Propose a new journal    

Find out what Emerald can offer journal editors, what you need to outline when proposing a new journal and download the proposal form. You can also view details of journals launched in 2006 and those that recently joined the Emerald portfolio. Go to the New Journals website <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/products_services/new_journals/index.jsp> .

 

 ISI citations<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_faculty.gif> New editors for

recently acquired titles       new editor<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_connections.gif> Two more journals

listed in ISI services

Professors Joe Sarkis and Michael Berrell will run Management Research News while Mustafa Ozbilgin takes over at Equal Opportunities International.

 

Meet the new editors <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/authors/journal_news/mrn_eoi.jsp

 

Congratulations to the authors and editorial teams of the European Journal of Marketing and Library Hi Tech. See the journal pages for more.

 

European Journal of Marketing <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ejm/ejm.jsp>

Library Hi Tech <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/lht/lht.jsp>

 

 Read all about it<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_papers.gif> Journal special issue    

Obesity

<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=22825> Nutrition & Food Science vol. 35 no. 5

 

Obesity is considered by the World Health Organisation to constitute a world-wide epidemic - in the UK one in five adults is obese with one in four predicted to be obese by the year 2010. Personal and health problems associated with obesity are well known, as are the costs to society as a whole. This timely special issue takes a look at both the causes and management of obesity.

 

 EFMD special issue<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_management.gif> The Executive

Growth Factor      new editor<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/pics/nd_image/icon_librarians.gif> Biometrics - the next

frontier in service excellence

 

How Siemens invigorated its customer relationships, by Christopher Senn (Columbia Business School), Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 27 no. 1

 

View details of this article <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/02756660610640155>

 

Coinciding with the current debate on biometrics for security and ID cards, an article from Loizos Heracleous and Jochen Wirtz in Managing Service Quality, vol. 16 no. 1

 

View details of this article <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/09604520610639937>

 

The next issue of the Emerald Literati Network Newsline will be produced during April 2006. We are always keen to publicise the work and achievements of contributors to Emerald journals. Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to draw to readers' attention. If you would like to discuss any other aspect of our service to authors and editors, please contact us <mailto:literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com> .

 

With best wishes,

 

Mark Hindwell and Jim Bowden

Emerald Literati Network

 

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The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@UH.EDU]     Tue 25/10/2005 9:05 PM         JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU          The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography

 

http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/2005/10/25/the-google-print-controversy-a-bibliography/

 

This bibliography presents selected electronic works about Google Print that are freely available on the Internet. It has a special focus on the legal issues associated with this project. Page numbers for print/electronic publications are not included unless they are mentioned in the electronic version.

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Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

Home: http://www.escholarlypub.com/

DigitalKoans: http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/

Open Access Bibliography: http://www.escholarlypub.com/oab/oab.htm

Open Access Webliography: http://www.escholarlypub.com/cwb/oaw.htm

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

 

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GreySource: A Selection of Web-based Resources in Grey Literature

 

GreyNet [info@greynet.org]                 Mon 13/03/2006 5:30 PM                   info@greynet.org                      GreySource Index ~ Frontline Access to Grey Literature

 

 

GreySource: A Selection of Web-based Resources in Grey Literature

 

http://www.greynet.org/pages/3

Revised/Updated March 13, 2006

 

GreySource provides examples of grey literature to the average net-user and in so doing profiles organizations responsible for its production and/or processing. Only web-based resources that explicitly refer to the term grey literature (or its equivalent in any language) are listed. GreySource identifies the hyperlink directly embedded in a resource, thus allowing immediate and virtual exposure to grey literature. New examples are always welcome and will be indexed in GreySource.

 

 

GreyNet

Grey Literature Network Service

Beysterveld 251

1083 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

Tel/Fax +31(0)20-672.1217

info@greynet.org

journal@greynet.org

http://www.greynet.org

 

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History of Information Science and Information Management

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Dr Amanda Spink [ah.spink@QUT.EDU.AU]   Wed 4/01/2006 6:29 PM         JESSE@listserv.utk.edu  History of Information Science and Information Management

 

A new Handbook of Information Science and Information Management is to be published by Sage Publications Ltd in 2007. The Handbook Editors are seeking an expert in the area of the history of information science and information management to contribute a single or co-authored chapter to this prestigious new international Handbook. Interested authors should submit an abstract of 800 - 1,000 words to the Editors as soon as possible. The chapter author(s) we be sent full instructions and remuneration information. The final chapter should be a maximum of 8,000 words.

 

We look forward to hearing potential chapter authors. Please do not hesitate to contact the Editors if you have any queries regarding this chapter.

 

Professor Charles Oppenheim

Department of Information Science,

Loughborough University,

Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK

C.Oppenheim@lboro.ac.uk

 

Professor Amanda Spink

Faculty of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St

Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

ah.spink@qut.edu.au

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Amanda Spink

Professor of Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus

2 George St, GPO Box 2434

Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

http://www.fit.qut.edu.au

Tel: 61-7-3864-2782 Fax: 61-7-3864-2703

Email: ah.spink@qut.edu.au

Homepage: http://sky.qut.edu.au

 

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IFLA Publications

 

Continuing Professional Development

 

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@ifla.nl]    Wed 5/10/2005 4:13 PM         Ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication: "Continuing Professional Development"

 

New IFLA Publication: "Continuing Professional Development"

 

 

The papers collected in this volume have been selected from the proceedings of the Sixth World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions, held in Oslo in August 2005.

 

Since the first one in the series was held in Chicago in 1985, this Conference has become established as the leading international meeting dedicated to the practice and theory of continuing professional development for library and information professionals.

 

It is testimony to the importance of the conference that the call for papers for this sixth edition attracted in excess of eighty submissions from all over the globe! Nearly thirty of these have been brought together in the current volume.

 

This collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative reponses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning, individual learning and learning organisations.

 

Continuing Professional Development - Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: a Voyage of Discovery.

Sixth World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions.

Edited by Paul Genoni and Graham Walton

München: Saur, 2005, 307 p.

(IFLA Publications; 116)

ISBN 3-598-21844-3

Price: EUR 78 (IFLA Members EUR 58)

 

Order:

K.G. Saur Verlag

P.O. Box 701620

81316 Munich, Germany

http://www.saur.de

Tel: +49-89-76902-300 - Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250 - E-mail: saur.info@thompson.de

 

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Guidelines for Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Displays

 

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@ifla.nl]    Wed 5/10/2005 9:16 PM         Ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] New Publicationew Publications: Guidelines for Online PublicAccess Catalogue (OPAC) Displays

 

New Publication

 

Guidelines for Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Displays

 

 

Existing Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) demonstrate differences in the range and complexity of their functional features, terminology, and help facilities. Many libraries already have OPACs and many of them have a need for guidelines that help them to design or redesign the displays for their OPACs, taking their users' needs into account. This book provides such guidelines, recommendations and a corpus of good practice to assist libraries in this process.

 

The audience for these guidelines is librarians charged with customising OPAC software and vendors and producers of this software. The guidelines are mainly designed for general libraries with collections of resources in the humanities, the socila sciences, and the pure and applied sciences. They are intended to apply to any type of catalogue, independently of the kind of interface and technology used.

 

This is the Final Report of a Task Force on the matter, which was approved by the Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section.

 

IFLA Guidelines for Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Displays. Final Report May 2005

München: Saur, 2005, 61 p.

ISBN 3-598-24276-X

(IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control; vol. 27).

 

Price: EUR 34 (IFLA Members EUR 26,80)

 

Order:

K.G. Saur Verlag

P.O. Box 701620

81316 Munich, Germany

Tel: +49-89-76902-300

Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250

saur.info@thompson.de

www.saur.de

 

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IFLA Cataloguing Principles, Part 2

 

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@ifla.nl]    Wed 5/10/2005 6:33 PM         Ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication: IFLA Cataloguing Principles, Part 2

 

New IFLA Publication

 

IFLA Cataloguing Principles, Part 2

 

This book contains the proceedings of the second  IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2004. A large number of international cataloguing experts met on that occasion - just days before IFLA's General Conference was held - to discuss the use of cataloguing rules throughout Latin America and the Caribean.

 

The first event in the series (Frankfurt, Germany, 2003) formed the start of a process towards an International Cataloguing Code that will continue through 2010. The proceedings of that meeting were brought together in IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control; vol. 26 (2004).

 

Future meetings will be held in Cairo, Egypt (December 2005) and Seoul, Korea (August 2006). Their proceedings will also be included in the IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control.

 

IFLA Cataloguing Principles: Steps towards an International Cataloguing Code,2.

Report from the 2nd  Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004.

 

Principios de Catalogación IFLA: Hacia un Código Internacional de Catalogación, 2 Informe de la 2a Reunión IFLA de Expertos sobre un Código Internacional de Catalogación, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004.

 

Edited by / Editado por Barbara B. Tillett and Ana Lupe Cristán.

München: Saur, 2005, 227 p.

ISBN 3-598-24277-8

(IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control; vol. 28).

 

Price: EUR 78 (IFLA Members EUR 58)

 

Order:

K.G. Saur Verlag

P.O. Box 701620

81316 Munich, Germany

http://www.saur.de

Tel: +49-89-76902-300

Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250

saur.info@thompson.de

www.saur.de

 

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International Newspaper Librarianship

 

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]         Mon 13/03/2006 9:16 PM  IFLA-L      [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication: "International Newspaper Librarianship"

 

New IFLA Publication: "International Newspaper Librarianship"

 

 

This volume consists of presentations at recent events of the IFLA Newspapers Section (Oslo 2005, Canberra 2005, Buenos Aires 2004, Shanghai 2004, Berlin 2003 and Cape Town 2003) and documents the variety and intensity of newspaper activities worldwide. Emphasis is put on two main focuses: regional activities and current work in the fields of preservation and digitisation.

 

Another essential subject covered in this volume is the very complex issue of newspapers and copyright.

 

This publication presents the current state of newspaper librarianship on all five continents. It reflects not only the remarkable progress made during recent years, but also the major challenges for the future.

 

International Newspaper Librarianship for the 21st Century

 

Edited by Hartmut Walravens

 

München: Saur, 2006, 298 p.

 

(IFLA Publications; 118)

 

ISBN 13 : 978-3-598-21846-0

 

ISBN 10 : 3-598-21846-0

 

Price: EUR 78 (IFLA Members EUR 58)

 

Order:

 

K.G. Saur Verlag

P.O. Box 701620

81316 Munich, Germany

Tel: +49-89-76902-300

Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250)

E-mail saur.info@thomson.com

 

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Networking for Digital Preservation

 

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]         Mon 13/03/2006 9:18 PM        IFLA-L            [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication: "Networking for Digital Preservation"

 

New IFLA Publication: "Networking for Digital Preservation"

Libraries all over the world have to deal with fast growing numbers of digital materials that need to be safeguarded. Publications in digital form, online or on cd, digitised images, and born-digital objects need to be preserved and kept accessible. Especially for national libraries, safeguarding the digital heritage is a major issue, because of their legal task to preserve the national heritage of a country.

 

Safe storage of the digital heritage and ensuring access for future use, requires libraries to have a trusted digital repository system in place, and to have an ongoing R&D programme aimed at developing preservation strategies, such as migration and emulation.

 

In 2005 digital preservation in libraries has become increasingly important. Two national libraries already have a fully operational digital repository in place, and in several other countries, the development of digital repositories is well under way.

 

When planning digital preservation activities and improving cooperation in digital preservation, an overview of recent developments in the field of digital preservation issues could be a valuable aid: Does the day-to-day practice in storing and accessing digital objects illustrate a mutual need for certain standards? Are there currently any standards for the development and building of digital repositories, and how are these being applied? Are there common standards in research on permanent access? Or is it still too early to speak of standards, and is it only possible to distinguish best practices?

 

Read more on the state of the art of digital repositories, preservation strategies and current projects in the national libraries of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 

 

Networking for Digital Preservation: Current Practice in 15 National Libraries

 

By Ingeborg Verheul.

 

München: Saur, 2006, 269 p.

 

(IFLA Publications; 119)

 

ISBN 13 : 978-3-598-21847-7

 

ISBN 10 : 3-598-21847-8

 

Price: EUR 78 (IFLA Members EUR 58)

 

Order:

 

K.G. Saur Verlag

P.O. Box 701620

81316 Munich, Germany

Tel: +49-89-76902-300

Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250)

E-mail saur.info@thomson.com

 

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Indian Books On Library Science

 

EP 1799T

 

kkagencies [kkagen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in]                     Wed 5/10/2005 2:25 PM         Two Indian Books On Library Science / EP 1799T*/

                                                                      T*/Editor's Pick (EP): 1799

     

      Here are two newly-added publications on Library Science which could be of interest to you.

     

      1. Digital Libraries in the Making / Dr. Amjad Ali

     

      2. Special Libraries in the Electronic Environment / Dr. S. P. Singh and Prof. Krishan Kumar

     

     

                                                                --(Further details on these titles are given below)

     

      We have a **special discounted price shown in our offer against 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 31 October 2005**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_.

     

     

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      1. Digital Libraries in the Making / Dr. Amjad Ali. 1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications. 2005. viii, 419 p. 22 cm.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

      ISBN: 8170004284        KK-35609

     

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      The advancements in science and technology led to miraculous changes in the art of recording and reproduction of knowledge, making it possible to preserve huge quantities of information with greater accuracy, economy and durability.

     

      Digital libraries are the future avatars of the present day libraries. Most of them are in the process of making and are generally being developed in isolation by a number of organisations, specially the educational institutions all over the world. Once developed and connected, the digital libraries will supercede all the traditional libraries of today reducing them to merely museums of books and it is going to happen within a short span of time since the vastness of resources, speed of information retrieval and accuracy they offer is unparallel to the existing type of libraries.

     

      This book covers the development of the various kinds of information media specifically the digital technology of recording and reproduction of information which led to the transformation of the present day libraries. A reference has been made to the major projects of digitizing the library and information resources at the national as well as the international level. It has been found that India being strong enough technically is playing a major role in developing the digital libraries both domestically as well as on the international scene. The book also discusses about some of the major information networks and the sources of information available digitally at present.

     

                                                                                        Contents

     

      Preface

     

      1. Paper to Paperless Media

     

      2. Making of the Digital World

     

      3. Dawn of the Digital Libraries

     

      4. Universal Digital Library

     

      5. California Digital Library

     

      6. Digital Library of India

     

      7. Networked Library Resources

     

      8. International Information Networks

     

      9. Indian Information Networks

     

      10. Digital Sources of Information

     

      Bibliography

     

      Index

     

      Dr. Amjad Ali received his formal education at the Aligarh Muslim University and worked as founding Librarian of the prestigious Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi for over a decade where he was in charge of the Library Resource and Documentation Unit. He was also engaged as Academic Counselor with IGNOU. In 1993, he joined Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh as Deputy Librarian, where he still continues. Meanwhile, he has been on a foreign assignment as Information Specialist with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Presently, he is an elected Council Member of the Indian Library Association and also the Chairman of its Sectional Committee for Oriental Libraries.

     

     

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      2. Special Libraries in the Electronic Environment / Dr. S. P. Singh and Prof. Krishan Kumar. 1st ed. Delhi, Bookwell. 2005. xviii, 402 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

      ISBN: 8185040893        KK-36380

     

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      Information and communication technology (ICT) presents new opportunities and challenges for libraries in general and special libraries in particular. Special libraries are passing through a phase of dramatic transformation due to the ongoing challenges being posed by information and communication technology (ICT). Thus, they are challenged to explore new ways to accept and implement the changes to be competent enough to serve the experts, scientists, and research workers, etc, who always demand specialized services pin pointedly. Most of the scientific information today is available in new variety of formats like floppies, CDs, magnetic tapes, internet, web sites, etc, which requires knowledge of specialized information handling techniques. The book, Special Libraries in the Electronic Environment, provides information on various aspects of special librarianship. The book has been divided into sixteen chapters, providing sound basis on `how to work in an electronic environment'. It provides information on digital, electronic, virtual and gateway libraries. Special emphasis has been given on the emerging areas like e-publications, networks and consortia and marketing of information products and services, etc. It covers whole gamut of activities taking place in special libraries and provides clear explanation on them.

     

                                                                                        Contents

     

      List of Tables

     

      Abbreviations

     

      Preface

     

      1. Introduction

     

      2. Types of Special Libraries

     

      3. Special Libraries in Historical Perspective

     

      4. Collection Development

     

      5. Special Materials

     

      6. Selection of Resources

     

      7. Acquisition of Resources

     

      8. Library Personnel

     

      9. Budget and Budgeting Techniques

     

      10. Current Awareness Services

     

      11. Other Specialized Services

     

      12. Electronic Publications

     

      13. Electronic, Virtual and Digital Libraries

     

      14. Marketing of Information Products and Services

     

      15. Networks and Consortia

     

      16. Problems, Developments and Trends

     

      Index

     

      Dr. (Mrs) S. P. Singh is Reader and Head in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi.

     

      Prof. Krishan Kumar had been Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi and retired as Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi.

     

     

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      Libraries & institutions may straight raise their purchase orders thru our website, e-mail, fax or post and pay routinely after receipt of materials & their corresponding invoices.

     

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EP 1871T

 

kkagencies [kkagen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in]                     Mon 7/11/2005 1:46 PM                     Measuring Quality of Libraries, Methods for - One Recent Title / EP 1871T*

 

T*/Editor's Pick (EP): 1871

     

      Here is a newly-added publication which could be of interest to you. We have a **special discounted price shown in our offer against 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 30 November 2005*:

     

      Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You may give a reference to this bulletin while ordering. For ordering details please refer at the end.

     

     

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      Methods for Measuring Quality of Libraries / Dr. M. Bavakutty and K. C. Abdul Majeed. 1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications. 2005. x, 298 p. ills. 22 cm.

      List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

      ISBN: 817000439X        KK-39789

     

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      "The libraries have transformed drastically from the storehouses of books to the powerhouses of knowledge and information since the middle of 20th century. The information and communication technology, which is responsible for this revolution has drastically changed the organization, management and functioning of moderm libraries. The very existence of library is fully dependent on the satisfaction of users. Therefore, libraries are now more concerned about the library customers, their satisfaction, the quality of libraries and information products and services and their proper marketing.

     

      A user is satisfied when the library is able to rise to his/her expectations or meet the actual needs. The library and information professionals have to properly understand the customers, what they want, how they want it and when they want the documents or information from a library. So the library has to consider the individuality of the customers, responsiveness of staff and the relationship of the customer with the library very seriously as it effects the quality of library products and services heavily.

     

      Every library exists to satisfy the needs of the customers and aims to achieve hundred percent customer satisfaction, however, there may be some discrepancy between what libraries provide and what the customers actually need. This mismatch results from the failure of the library to meet customer needs and from the unrealistic expectations of customers. Therefore, it is necessary to have some system through which the customer needs are heard and these must be used to improve the quality of the libraries.

     

      There are several methods or tools or techniques to measure, control and improve the quality of a library. The quality can be perceived from the organizational level or user level or both, but the perceptions of the library users is most important as the quality of a library has been defined as the gap between the expectations and perceptions of users about the library."

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                                                                                           Contents

     

      Preface

     

      1. Introduction

     

      2. Marketing of Library and Information products and services

     

      3. Quality concepts in Libraries

     

      4. Total Quality Management

     

      5. Quality Standards and Libraries

     

      6. Service Quality

     

      7. Library Evaluation and Performance Measurement

     

      8. Methods for Collection of Data

     

      9. Methods for Analysis of Data

     

      10. SERVQUAL, a Scale for Measuring Service Quality

     

      11. LibQUAL, an Instrument for Measuring Library Quality

     

      12. Library Quality; a Review

     

      13. Quality of Libraries; Case Studies

     

      Bibliography

     

      Index

     

      "Dr. M. Bavakutty, a very senior library professional in India, was formerly the University Librarian, Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut and the Dean, Faculty of Humanities.

     

      K. C. Abdul Majeed is a faculty member of Department of Library and Information Science, Farook College, Calicut since 1994. He worked as library, professional in Kerala University Library, Trivandrum for a period of four years."

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kkagencies [kkagen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in]                     Tue 29/11/2005 2:35 PM         Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences & related titles/5BT*

 

T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/5B

     

      Here are some recent titles on the area/s of your specialisation added to our database.

     

      We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 10 January 2006**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You may give a reference to this bulletin while ordering. For ordering details please refer at the end.

     

      1. Ali, Amjad,

      Digital Libraries in Higher Education / Dr. Amjad Ali. 1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications. 2005. x, 249 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 36.70     Your Price: $ 33.00

      ISBN: 8170004292        KK-35423

     

      2. Ali, Amjad,

      Digital Libraries in the Making / Dr. Amjad Ali. 1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications. 2005. viii, 419 p. 22 cm.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

      ISBN: 8170004284        KK-35609

     

      3. Ali, Amjad,

      Oriental Manuscripts Worldwide / Dr. Amjad Ali. 1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications. 2005. xiv, 318 p. 22 cm.

      List Price: $ 45.00     Your Price: $ 40.50

      ISBN: 8170004217        KK-35266

     

      4. Bana’s Kadambari :

      Purvabhaga / With Commentary, Notes and Introduction by M. R. Kale. Reprint ed. New Delhi, Cosmo Publications. 2005. viii, 634 p. 23 cm. (Library of Great Sanskrit Classics).

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

              KK-35597

     

      5. Banabhatta,

      The Harsacharita of Banabhatta / Banabhatta, edited by K. P. Parab and revised by Wasudev Laxan Sastri Pansikar. Reprint ed. New Delhi, Cosmo Publications. 2005. vi, 258 p. 23 cm. (Library of Great Sanskrit Classics).

      With the Commentary (Sanketa.) of Sankara.

      List Price: $ 40.00     Your Price: $ 36.00

              KK-35594

     

      6. Bhavabhuti,

      Malati-Madhava / Bhavabhuti, edited with notes, critical and explanatory by R. G. Bhandarkar. Reprint ed. New Delhi, Cosmo Publications. 2005. xxiv, 432 p. 23 cm. (Library of Great Sanskrit Classics).

      With the Commentary of Jagaddhara.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

              KK-35595

     

      7. Bisakhadutta,

      The Mudra-Rakshasa : A Sanskrit Drama / Bisakhadutta, edited by Chakravarti, S. C. 1st ed. New Delhi, Cosmo Publications. 2005. vi, 552 p. 23 cm. (Library of Great Sanskrit Classics).

      Edited with Translation into English and Bengali, a Commentary in Sanskrit and Annotations in English and Sanskrit.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

              KK-35596

     

      8. Faruqi, Khalid Kamal,

      Library Information Systems and E-Journal Archiving / Edited by Dr. Khalid K. Faruqi and Dr. Mehtab Alam. 1st ed. Delhi, Authorspress. 2005. xii, 227 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 33.30     Your Price: $ 30.00

      ISBN: 8172731930        KK-35138

     

      9. Harsha-Deva,

      The Priyadarsika of Sri Harsha-Deva / Sri Harsha-Deva. Reprint ed. New Delhi, Cosmo Publications. 2005. xlvi, 167 p. 23 cm. (Library of Great Sanskrit Classics).

      Edited with an Exhaustive Introduction, a Short Sanskrit Commentary, Various Readings, a Literal English Translation, Copious Notes and Useful Appendices by M. R. Kale.

      List Price: $ 40.00     Your Price: $ 36.00

              KK-35593

     

      10. Khan, M. T. M.,

      Dewey Decimal Classification / Dr. M. T. M. Khan. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 283 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290191        KK-35425

     

      11. Mal, Bidyut K.,

      Practical Cataloguing / Bidyut Mal. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 283 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 818329023X        KK-35446

     

      12. Prasad, Anirudh,

      Colon Classification / Dr. Anirudh Prasad. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 289 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290183        KK-35428

     

      13. Salavdor, M.,

      Dictionary of Library Science and Information Systems / M. Salavdor. 1st ed. New Delhi, Rajat Publications. 2005. vi, 367 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8178801612        KK-35433

     

      14. Sharma, S. K.,

      Reference Services / Dr. S. K. Sharma. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 272 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290248        KK-35430

     

      15. Singh, Pramod Kumar,

      Library Automation / Pramod Kumar Singh. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 274 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290221        KK-35443

     

      16. Verma, Shiv Ram,

      Library Administration / Shiv Ram Verma. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 304 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290205        KK-35452

     

      Prices indicated are in US dollars.

     

      Libraries & institutions may straight raise their purchase orders thru our website, e-mail, fax or post and pay routinely after receipt of materials & their corresponding invoices.

     

      Individual orders may be pre-paid conveniently thru credit cards or their personal checks drawn in US dollars (favouring <K.K.AGENCIES>) and while so doing kindly select title/s in such a way that a one time order totals US $ 20 or above.

     

      Our comprehensive catalog can be browsed at <www.kkagencies.com>.

     

      We at KK are dedicated to making your experience with us more enjoyable and convenient.

     

      With kind regards,

     

 

           

            K. R. Mittal                          E-mail: kkagen@nda.vsnl.net.in

            K. K. Agencies                               info@kkagencies.com

            Online Store of Indian Publications   Website: www.kkagencies.com

            H-12 Bali Nagar                       Fax: (+0091/11)25173055

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5C5ET

 

kkagencies [kkagen@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in]                Tue 24/01/2006 3:18 PM        Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences & related titles/5C5ET*

 

T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/5C5E

     

      Here are some recent titles on the area/s of your specialisation added to our database.

     

      We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 20 March 2006**. Also, we _make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You may give a reference to this bulletin while ordering. For ordering details please refer at the end.

     

      1. Singh, S. P.,

      Special Libraries in the Electronic Environment / Dr. S. P. Singh and Prof. Krishan Kumar. 1st ed. Delhi, Bookwell. 2005. xviii, 402 p. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

      ISBN: 8185040893        KK-36380

     

      2. Sridevi, J.,

      Library and Society / Dr. J. Sridevi and Miss Shalini Vyas. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 300 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290213        KK-35648

     

      3. Verma, Shiv Ram,

      Foundations of Library and Information Science / Shiv Ram Verma. 1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors. 2005. viii, 296 p. ills. 23 cm.

      List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

      ISBN: 8183290418        KK-35695

     

      Prices indicated are in US dollars.

     

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      Our comprehensive catalog can be browsed at <www.kkagencies.com>.

     

      We at KK are dedicated to making your experience with us more enjoyable and convenient.

     

      With kind regards,

     

 

           

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Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance

 

From: Brewster Kahle <brewster@archive.org>

Sender: archivists@yahoogroups.com

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Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 21:31:13 -0700

Subject: [archivists] Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance

 

A group of edu, org, com and gov organizations are announcing an Open

Content system in the tradition of Open Source software.

 

The Internet Archive is a participant and administering the group.

Please take a look at and join:

 

http://www.opencontentalliance.org

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/03/business/03yahoo.html

 

-brewster

 

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ISBD(A) Ready for World Wide Review

 

John D Byrum [jbyr@loc.gov]              Tue 28/02/2006 1:03 AM                    ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr                [IFLA-L] ISBD(A) Ready for World Wide Review

 

IFLA's ISBD Review Group is pleased to announce that the 2006 revision of ISBD(A): International Standard Bibliographic Description for Older Monographic Publications (Antiquarian) is now available for World Wide Review.  Individuals, libraries of all types, and national cataloguing rules committees are invited to submit comments, which are due by May 1, 2006.   For further information regarding the review process, a recapitulation of the changes being proposed, and a link to the text itself, please visit: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/pubs/Invitation4WWreview2-22-06.htm

 

Sincerely, John Byrum

Chair, ISBD Review Group

 

John D. Byrum, Jr.

Former Chief, Regional & Cooperative Cataloging Library of Congress Washington, D. C.

EM: johnbyrum@earthlink.net

 

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ISBN Bibliography

 

sophie.felfoldi@ifla.nl    Thu 5/01/2006 9:02 PM           ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] ISBN Bibliography

 

From: International ISBN Agency <isbn2@sbb.spk-berlin.de>

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are currently in the process of compiling an ISBN Bibliography, and as such, would be very grateful if you were able to send us a complete list of the bibliographic information for material regarding ISBN that has been published in your country since the introduction of the ISBN system. We should like information regarding any relevant publication, be it an interview, a media article, information leaflet, or a more comprehensive guide, such as, for example, an ISBN Manual. As this bibliography is designed to be an international reference tool, therefore we would like information about publications in any language, not only those in English. We would ask you to send this information to us by the end of January, in order to allow us the time to compile the information into a single volume.

 

 

Thanking you in advance for all your help in the compilation of the Bibliography,

 

Sophie Williams

International ISBN Agency

 

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State Library - Berlin

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Potsdamer Str. 33

 

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T: +49 (0)30 266 2338

F: +49 (0)30 266 2378

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Journals with Associated/Companion Blog(s)/Wiki(s)

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]          Sat 3/12/2005 2:08 AM           sts-l@ala.org; lita-l@ala1.ala.org; ARL-EJOURNAL@arl.org; Asis-L@asis.org; lis-E-JOURNALS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK; SYSLIB-L@listserv.BUFFALO.EDU; BUSLIB-L@LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.edu; LIBREF-L@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU; ELDNET-L@u.washington.edu  [Asis-l] Journals with Associated/Companion Blog(s)/Wiki(s)

 

Colleagues/

 

I recently learned that The American Journal of Bioethics ( http://www.bioethics.net/journal/ ) has a companion Editors Blog titled blog.bioethics.net ( http://blog.bioethics.net/ ). An article about this journal blog is discussed in the December 1, 2005 issue of _Nature_ in a great piece by Declan Butler on blogs (and wikis) titled "Science in the web age: Joint efforts" (_Nature_ 438, 548-549 (1 December 2005) | doi:10.1038/438548a).  The blog.bioethics.net itself includes text from the article:

 

"Blogs associated with traditional journals may help bridge the gap between the literature and blogs, says Glenn McGee, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics. The leading journal in its field, it was the first to create a companion blog, Blog.Bioethics.Net. The bioethics blog allows the journal to respond faster and in different ways to public controversies, says McGee. The blog has high impact, he adds, often influencing reporting on ethical issues by the mainstream media." [MORE]

 

I am Greatly Interested in Learning of Any and All Other Journals that have (or are considering) a companion blog (or Wiki?).

 

TIA !!!

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

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Library of Congress and SAMMA

 

Richard Billeaud [billeaud@rbcconsultant.com]             Tue 18/10/2005 1:03 AM        ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] Library of Congress and SAMMA

 

 

Automated Tape Preservation & Digitization System to be Used

 

At The Library of Congress

 

 

 

SAMMA to Migrate Library’s Audio/Visual Collection

 

Washington DC – October 1, 2005 – The Library of Congress has contracted to use The System for the Automated Migration of Media Archives, or SAMMA, to migrate their extensive collection of audio-visual material in preparation for their move to the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA. Over the next several years the Library will use SAMMA to migrate and digitize over 500,000 television items and close to 2,000,000 audio recordings.

 

The Library realized that it would take almost one hundred years, and be prohibitively expensive to migrate and digitize the audio-visual collections manually. To have the material accessible at the Culpeper facility, a more practical, cost effective, and efficient method had to be found. In examining the alternatives, the Library concluded that Media Matters’ innovative migration automation system would provide the high quality necessary to preserve the recordings while meeting the required cost and time restraints.

 

SAMMA integrates robotic tape handling systems with proprietary tape cleaning and signal analysis technologies. SAMMA’s expert system supervises quality control of each media items’ migration. From a thorough examination of the physical tape for damage to real-time monitoring of video and audio signal parameters as the media item is being migrated, SAMMA ensures that magnetic media is migrated with the highest degree of confidence and the least amount of human intervention. SAMMA also gathers technical metadata throughout the entire migration process, ensuring that the process is documented in depth and gathering important metrics about the state of an entire collection. The modular, portable system will be installed on-site and run 24/7.  The final product is a re-mastered cassette and/or a digital file copy of each master tape at preservation quality and the technical metadata describing the condition of the media item and the migration process.

 

 

Upon completion, the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) of the Library of Congress will be the first centralized facility in America especially planned and designed for the acquisition, cataloging, storage and preservation of the nation’s heritage collections of moving images and recorded sounds. It is expected to be the largest facility of its kind.

 

About Media Matters LLC

 

Media Matters LLC has over a dozen years of expertise with media migration, and is dedicated to taking traditional migration strategies into the 21st century by researching, developing, and deploying cutting-edge digital media technology focused specifically on the needs of archives and the challenges of magnetic media.  Working closely with EU’s PrestoSpace consortium, and other international organizations, Media Matters is developing next-generation processes and standards for automated media migration. 

 

For further information:

 

Contact Richard Billeaud at richard@media-matterseurope.com or Steve Kwartek at steve.kwartek@media-matters.net <mailto:steve.kwartek@media-matters.net>

 

Phone: 212-268-5528 X113

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New Directions in Human Information Behavior

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Professor Amanda Spink [ah.spink@QUT.EDU.AU]                  Tue 14/02/2006 7:43 AM        JESSE@listserv.utk.edu                       New Book - Human Information Behavior

 

New Directions in Human Information Behavior

Series: Springer Information Science and Information Management. Vol. 8

 

Spink, Amanda; Cole, Charles (Eds.) 2005, VI, 254 p., Hardcover, ISBN: 1-4020-3667-1

 

New Directions in Human Information Behavior provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in human information behavior. Information behavior is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual’s everyday social and life processes.

 

CHAPTERS

Introduction: New Directions in Human Information Behavior Amanda Spink and Charles Cole

 

Emerging Evolutionary Approach to Human Information Behavior Amanda Spink and James Currier

 

Information Behavior in Pre-Literate Societies Andrew D. Madden, Jared Bryson and Joe Palimi

 

Towards a Social Framework for Information Seeking Eszter Hargittai and Amanda Hinnant

 

Mapping Textually-Mediated Information Practice in Clinical Midwifery Care, Pamela McKenzie

 

Information Grounds: Theoretical Basis and Empirical Findings on Information Flow in Social Settings Karen E. Fisher and Charles M. Naumer

 

Information Sharing

Sanna Talja and Preben Hansen

 

Multitasking and Coordinating Framework for Human Information Behavior Amanda Spink, Minsoo Park and Charles Cole

 

A Nonlinear Perspective on Information Seeking Allen Foster

 

A Cognitive Framework for Human Information Behavior: The Place of Metaphor in Human Information Organizing Behavior Charles Cole and John Leide

 

The Digital Information Consumer

David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Peter Williams and Tom Dubrowolski

 

Integrating Framework and Further Research.

Amanda Spink and Charles Cole

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Amanda Spink

Professor of Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus

2 George St, GPO Box 2434

Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

http://www.fit.qut.edu.au

Tel: 61-7-3864-9583 Fax: 61-7-3864-2703

Email: ah.spink@qut.edu.au

Homepage: http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~spinkah/

 

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OCLC Report: _Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Ingbert Floyd [ifloyd2@GMAIL.COM]     Thu 8/12/2005 8:22 AM   JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU        Fwd: [Asis-l] OCLC Report: _Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources_

 

While I assume most of you have probably already gotten this message, I think it may provide some of the data we wished we had in a previous discussion in this forum.  Note, it focuses on a lack of perception of electronic information services, but this possibly (I have not yet read the report--the pdf is 290 pages) also has some implication for the other kinds of services (community, etc.) that libraries provide.

Another possible reason for this perception, however, is the scope of the libraries that were studied.  It is possible that a study restricted to North American libraries might come up with very different conclusions...

 

Ingbert

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Gerry Mckiernan <gerrymck@iastate.edu>

Date: Dec 7, 2005 10:36 AM

Subject: [Asis-l] OCLC Report: _Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources_

To: ili-l@ala.org, ARL-EJOURNAL@arl.org, asis-L@asis.org, BUSLIB-L@listserv.boisestate.edu, CHMINF-L@listserv.indiana.edu, LIBREF-L@listserv.kent.edu, ELDNET-L@u.washington.edu

 

 

**Apologies for Receipt of Duplicate Postings**

 

Colleagues/

 

An Important Report ....

 

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources [ http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm ]

 

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences.

 

With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative sample of information consumers. In June of 2005, we collected over 3,300 responses from information consumers in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

The Perceptions report provides the findings and responses from the online survey in an effort to learn more about:

 

Library use

Awareness and use of library electronic resources The Internet search engine, the library and the librarian Free vs. for-fee information The "Library" brand The findings indicate that information consumers view libraries as places to borrow print books, but they are unaware of the rich electronic content they can access through libraries. Even though information consumers make limited use of these resources, they continue to trust libraries as reliable sources of information.

 

Inside the Report

Introduction

Part 1: Libraries and Information Sources--Use, Familiarity and Favorability Part 2: Using the Library--In Person and Online Part 3: The Library Brand Part 4: Respondents' Advice to Libraries Part 5: Libraries--A "Universal" Brand?

Conclusion

Appendix A: Supporting Data Tables

Appendix B: Sample Verbatim Comments

About OCLC

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

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Check out the unofficial GSLIS Wiki:

 

http://www.gslis.org/

 

Tell me what you think, if you find it useful, or if you have any ideas for how to organize it better.  And if you feel comfortable doing so, I heartily encourage you to contribute content!

 

This GSLIS is the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

 

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Open Access Bibliography - HTML Version

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@uh.edu]                        Thu 23/03/2006 12:54 AM                        Thu 23/03/2006 12:54 AM                  [Asis-l] HTML Version of the Open Access Bibliography

 

An HTML version of the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals

(OAB) is now available.

 

http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm

 

The HTML version of the book was created from the final draft using a complex set of digital transformations.

Consequently, there may be minor variations between it and the print and Acrobat versions, which are the definitive versions of the book.

 

The OAB provides an overview of open access concepts, and it 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).

 

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Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

 

E-Mail: cbailey@digital-scholarship.com

 

Publications: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/

(Provides access to DigitalKoans, Open Access Bibliography, Open Access Webliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, and others)

 

 

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Open Access Citation Information, JISC report

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Steve Hitchcock [sh94r@ecs.soton.ac.uk]         Tue 15/11/2005 5:47 PM

asis-l@asis.org [Asis-l] Open Access Citation Information, JISC report

 

A proposal is to increase the exposure of open access materials and their references to indexing services, and to motivate new services by reducing setup costs, is contained in a report commissioned and published by the JISC Committee for the Information Environment (JCIE) Scholarly Communications Group:

 

Rachel Hardy, Charles Oppenheim, Tim Brody, and Steve Hitchcock Open Access Citation Information, September 2005 (105pp) http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/11536/

 

Following consultation with key experts and stakeholders, the proposal recommends a means for the capture and validation of well-structured reference metadata at the point of deposit in institutional repositories, and the presentation of this data to harvesting services for citation indexes.

 

The JCIE is considering whether to adopt the proposal and what follow-up action to take.

 

The wider picture the report investigates is how institutional repositories can be harvested by these and other Web citation indexing services to measure and exploit the increased impact we believe is happening through open access:

The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html

 

Steve Hitchcock

IAM Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Email: sh94r@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 3256    Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865

 

 

At 09:41 11/11/2005, Linda Humphreys wrote:

>There are still a few places left for the JIBS User Group AGM and

>meeting on 23rd November at Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London.

>***Booking closes on Monday 14th November***

>Battle of the Giants: a comparison of Web of Knowledge, Scopus and

>Google Scholar.

>1.30 - 2.00     JIBS User Group AGM

>2.00 - 2.05     Welcome from Chair

>Gary Horrocks, Research and Learning Liaison Manager, Kings College

>London

>2.05 - 2.30     Searching for science: a comparison of WoK and Scopus

>Linda Humphreys, Science Faculty Librarian, University of Bath

>2.30 - 2.55     Web of Knowledge

>Simon Pratt and Julia Hawks, Thompson Scientific

>2.55 - 3.20     Tea

>3.20 - 3.45     Scopus: built by users for users

>Ginny Hendricks, Marketing Manager, Elsevier and Amanda Hart, Regional

>Sales Manager, EMEA, Elsevier

>3.45 - 4.10     Pros and Cons of Google Scholar

>Roger Mills, Biosciences and Environmental Sciences Librarian,

>University of Oxford

>4.10 - 4.30     Discussion

>Many Institutions are currently looking closely at these products with

>a view to informing users of their relative strengths and weaknesses. 

>We hope that this meeting will provide a useful opportunity to gather

>this information together and to share our experience of these products.

>The meeting is FREE to members of the JIBS User Group or 30 GBP to

>non-members.  To find out if your Institution is a member, please see our

>web site:   <http://www.jibs.ac.uk/>

>To reserve a place, please reply to Linda Humphreys

><L.J.humphreys@bath.ac.uk> by Monday 14th November with the following details:

>I wish to attend the JIBSUG seminar on Wednesday 23rd November 2005

>NAME:

>INSTITUTION:

>JOB TITLE:

>TELEPHONE NO:

>EMAIL ADDRESS:

>Complete whichever of the following applies to you:

>* My organisation is a member of JIBS: Yes / No

>* I enclose my cheque made payable to JIBSUG £......................

>OR

>* Please send invoice to:

>I require a receipt [ ]

>I will confirm that you have a place and send further details of the venue.

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>Linda Humphreys

>Science Faculty Librarian

>University of Bath

>Claverton Down

>Bath BA2 7AY

>Tel: 01225 385248

>Email: l.j.humphreys@bath.ac.uk

>List archive: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lis-scitech

>Settings (leave list, disable temporarily, etc):

>http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=lis-scitech&A=1

 

 

List archive: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lis-scitech

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Scholarly Tagging Projects and Initiatives

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]          Thu 3/11/2005 2:48 AM          sts-l@ala.org; lita-l@ala1.ala.org; ARL-EJOURNAL@arl.org; asis-L@asis.org; diglib@infoserv.inist.fr; lis-E-JOURNALS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK; SERIALST@LIST.UVM.edu; BUSLIB-L@LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.edu; CHMINF-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.edu; LIBREF-L@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU; ELDNET-L@u.washington.edu                [Asis-l] Scholarly Tagging Projects and Initiatives?

 

Scholarly Tagging Projects and Initiatives?

 

Colleagues/

 

I am greatly interested in Any and All current or planned initiatives that involve the Folksonomic Tagging of **Scholarly** articles, preprints, manuscripts, documents, or Other Publications by **Readers**.

 

As defined by Wikipedia,

"Folksonomy is a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords. More colloquially, this refers to a group of people cooperating spontaneously to organize information into categories, typically using categories or tags on pages, or semantic links with types that evolve without much central control."

 

[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folksonomy ]

 

The inspiration for my query is the ColLib project [ http://collib.info/ ] - "the collaborative platform for organizing Open Access materials in Library & Information Science (LIS)" developed by Magnus Enger. As noted, "colLib harvests metadata-records from OAI-PMH-compliant repositories and enables manual 'tagging' of these records to cluster them by subject or other meaningful categories. Tags are represented by pages in a wiki, that can be annotated with links to related tags, external links and any other text deemed relevant." [WOW: A WIKI! ]:-)

 

And Yes, I am aware of  Connotea

[ http://www.connotea.org  ] [http://www.connotea.org/about  ]

 

BTW: I highly recommend a Most Interesting Article

 

"Social Terminology Enhancement through Vernacular Engagement Exploring Collaborative Annotation to Encourage Interaction with Museum Collections" by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant from the September 2005 issue of _D-Lib  Magazine_

 

[ http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september05/bearman/09bearman.html ]

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

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Social Bookmarking/Tagging in Wikis

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]          Fri 18/11/2005 6:29 AM          sts-l@ala.org; lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; SYSLIB-L@listserv.BUFFALO.EDU; BUSLIB-L@LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.edu; CHMINF-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.edu; LIBREF-L@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU; ELDNET-L@u.washington.edu            [Asis-l] Social Bookmarking/Tagging in Wikis?

 

Social Bookmarking/Tagging in Wikis?

 

Colleagues/

 

I am greatly interested in learning of Any and All wiki engines and/or implementations that include a Social Bookmarking/Tagging functionality. [I'm *not* interested in those with a Category function]

 

BTW: For a Great Review of Social Bookmarking, the D-Lib Magazine article by Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay, Ben Lund, and Joanna Scott of the  Nature Publishing Group is a Must-Read:

 

"Social Bookmarking Tools (I): A General Review" D-Lib Magazine 11(4) / April 2005 [ http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april05/hammond/04hammond.html ]

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

gerrymck@iastate.edu 

 

 

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Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information

           

October 1, 2005

 

From: Academic Librarian's Forum [mailto:ALF-L@YORKU.CA] On Behalf Of Marian Dworaczek

Sent: Tuesday, 4 October 2005 8:36 PM

To: ALF-L@YORKU.CA

Subject: Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of InformationThe October 1, 2005 edition of the "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic

 

The October 1, 2005 edition of the "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" is available at:

                     http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM

 

The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 2,157 indexed titles. Both the Index and

 

the Bibliography are continuously updated.

 

Introduction, which includes sample search and instructions how to use the Subject Index and the Bibliography, is located at:

                     http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUB_INT.HTM

 

 

This message has been posted to several mailing lists. Please excuse any duplication.

 

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*Marian Dworaczek

*Monographs Coordinator

*University of Saskatchewan Library

*E-mail:  marian.dworaczek@usask.ca <mailto:marian.dworaczek@usask.ca>

 *Home Page: http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze>

 

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UH Libraries' E-Publications Have A New Virtual Home

 

Public-Access Computer Systems Publications [PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU]; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@UH.EDU]                 Tue 7/02/2006 11:39 PM         PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU          UH Libraries' E-Publications Have A New Virtual Home

 

The University of Houston Libraries' e-publications have moved to a new server. The old URLs have been mapped to the new ones, but some minor Web page cleanup is being done to accommodate the new venue and searching is temporarily down.

 

Pardon our digital dust.

 

PACS-L: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsl/pacsl.html

 

PACS-P: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsp/pacsp.html

 

Public-Access Computer Systems News: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/news/pacsnews.html

 

Public-Access Computer Systems Review: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pr/pacsrev.html

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm

 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

 

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Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

 

E-Mail: cbailey@digital-scholarship.com

 

Publications: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/

(Provides access to DigitalKoans, Open Access Bibliography, Open Access Webliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, and others)

 

 

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Web Searching: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Digital Formations Series

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Dr Amanda Spink [ah.spink@QUT.EDU.AU]                        Tue 7/02/2006 10:49 AM        JESSE@listserv.utk.edu                       CALL FOR CHAPTERS

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

 

Web Searching: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Digital Formations Series. Peter Lang Publishing.

 

Editors:

Amanda Spink, Professor of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology Michael Zimmer, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 1, 2006 Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2006

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Web search engines are a major technology of modern life. “Web Searching: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” will provide an understanding of web search engines as new media within contemporary culture. This book provides an interdisciplinary theoretical perspective on the lived experience of Web searching. Each chapter will push forward our understanding of social, cultural, economic, legal, political, and information and communication perspectives on Web searching. The book will critically examine emerging the critical issues, theories, and interdisciplinary formations arising from, and surrounding, Web searching, particularly the impact on individuals, social groups, modern and postmodern ways of knowing, and public and private life.

 

CHAPTER SECTIONS

 

Planned book sections include, but are not limited to, the following:

Communication Perspectives

Cultural Perspectives

Economic Perspectives

Ethical Perspectives

Information Behavior Perspectives

Legal Perspectives

Political Perspectives

Social Perspectives

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

 

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-5 page chapter proposal to the Editors by April 1, 2006, detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15 as to the status of their proposal and sent organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due on August 1, 2006. Final revised manuscripts are due on September 30, 2006.

 

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS

 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:

 

Amanda Spink ah.spink@qut.edu.au

Michael Zimmer michael.zimmer@nyu.edu

 

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Amanda Spink

Professor of Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus

2 George St, GPO Box 2434

Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

http://www.fit.qut.edu.au

Tel: 61-7-3864-9583 Fax: 61-7-3864-2703

Email: ah.spink@qut.edu.au

Homepage: http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~spinkah/

 

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