NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

SEPTEMBER 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

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ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) seeks editor

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Karen O'Brien [kobrien@ALA.ORG] Thu 20/07/2006 2:15 AM

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU          ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) seeks editor

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) now is accepting applications for the position of editor of ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL), a series of monographic and edited volumes that reports research and scholarly thinking in academic and research librarianship. The editor is appointed for a non-renewable five-year term.

Applicants must be a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL. Candidates should have experience in research and writing, the ability to evaluate submissions and edit manuscripts, skills in working with authors and an understanding of publishing. The editor is expected to chair two editorial board meetings a year at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

Together with a four- to seven-member editorial board, the editor is charged with encouraging research and writing that is appropriate for the series, identifying topics and authors for new books, refereeing submissions and edi! ting manuscripts for publication. The current editorial board is developing a number of promising proposals, and the new editor will oversee some of these to publication as well as develop others.

A number of noteworthy works has been produced for the series ranging from single-authored monographs to edited collections. Recent publications include: Centers for Learning: Writing Centers and Academic Libraries in Collaboration, Publications in Librarianship no. 58, James K. Elmborg and Sheril Hook (2005); Colleges, Code, and Copyright: The Impact of Digital Networks and Technological Controls on Copyright and the Dissemination of Information in Higher Education, Publications in Librarianship no. 57, Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright (2005); The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures, Environments, Publications in Librarianship, no. 56, John M. Budd (2005).

The new editor will serve on a volunteer basis and succeed Charles A. (Tony) Schwar! tz, whose term ends in July 2008. Interviews of candidates will take p lace at the 2007 Midwinter Meeting and, following approval by the ACRL Publications Committee and ACRL Board, the successful candidate will serve as associate editor from July 2007 to July 2008, before assuming the editorship.

Persons wishing to be considered for the five-year term of editor should communicate their interest by submitting a resume along with a statement of qualifications and names of three references by December 1, 2006 to: Dawn Mueller, Production Editor, ACRL, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-280-251, E-mail: dmueller@ala.org . Additional information about the Publications in Librarianship series is available from: Charles A. (Tony) Schwartz, Florida International University, Green Library, University Park Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33174-2516, (305) 348-2982, E-mail: schwartc@fiu.edu . Finalists will be interviewed at the Midwinter Meetin! g in January 2007.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

Contact: Dawn Mueller

ACRL Production Editor

312-280-2516

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ALA LRRT Ingenta Research Award

jobellw@comcast.net     Fri 15/09/2006 12:45 PM       ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr      [IFLA-L] ALA LRRT Ingenta Research Award

Please distribute this information to anyone who might be interested in this wonderful opportunity to receive research support.  Note: Deadline date March 31, 2007 for applications.

Jo Bell Whitlatch

Library Research Round Table, Chair 2005-06

Ingenta Research Award

Purpose

The Ingenta Research Award is given annually by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association to support research projects about acquisition, use, and preservation of digital information.

Example areas of research include:

    * The analysis of online journal usage data to develop conclusions and predictive models which may be used by libraries and publishers in determining future behavior

    * An investigation of the issues surrounding institutional archiving, particularly costs, preservation and securing the participation of faculty

    * A study of information seeking behavior of readers and/or authors

    * The development of future models for verifying the relative usefulness of publications

Other topics related to digital publications will also be considered.

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from practicing librarians, faculty and students at schools of library and information science, and independent scholars.

Criteria

The Ingenta Award Jury will evaluate applications on the basis of the following

criteria:

   1. Appropriateness of the proposed project to understanding of seeking and use of digital information.

   2. Significance of the problem.

   3. Design of the study.

   4. Qualifications of the investigator(s).

   5. Realism of the timetable.

Amount

The grant consists of up to $6,000 for research and up to $1,000 for travel to a national or international conference to present the results of the research.

Expenditures must directly support research; the award does not cover indirect costs or overhead. Half of the research amount will be paid within one month of the selection of the awardee; the remaining half will be provided approximately six months later upon the receipt of a satisfactory progress report as determined by the Ingenta Award Jury Chair and the ALA staff liaison to the Ingenta Award Jury.

How to apply

Send

   1. Proposal of no more than 6 double-spaced pages that provides

         1. overall statement of the project

         2. relation of the project to previous research

         3. research questions

         4. method/plan of investigation

         5. timetable for the work

         6. significance of the project

         7. plan to disseminate the results

   2. Budget (1 page)

   3. Curriculum vitae (2 pages)

Deadline

All submissions must reach the ALA address on or before Friday, March 31, 2007.

You will receive confirmation via e-mail within two days.

Before Friday, March 31, 2007, email the Proposal, budget and curriculum vitae

to:

Denise Davis

American Library Association

50 East Huron Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (800) 545-2433, ext. 1-4273

Fax: (312)280-4392

E-mail: dmdavis@ala.org

If email attachments are not possible, applicants must send nine (9) printed copies to the address above and they must be received by Friday, March 31, 2007.

Obligations

Authors retain the right to present and publish their findings where they choose. Ingenta reserves the right to post an abstract about the project on their website.

Listing of previous Ingenta Research Award Recipients

If you are interested in applying for this award, please

Consult:

http://www.ala.org/ala/ors/orsawards/ingentaresearchaward/ingentaresaward.htm

And read the following for more information:

    * Schedule and Procedures

    * 6-Month Report

    * Final Report

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ARL Spec Kit on Institutional Repositories Available

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Richard Hill [rhill@asis.org]        Tue 22/08/2006 12:50 AM      asis-l@asis.org; sigdl-l@asis.org            [Asis-l] FW: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] ARL Spec Kit on Institutional Repositories Available

Forwarded.  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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From: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition [mailto:CNI-ANNOUNCE@cni.org] On Behalf Of Clifford Lynch

Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 12:30 PM

To: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition

Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] ARL Spec Kit on Institutional Repositories Available

This survey provides up-to-date information about the deployment patterns and strategies for institutional repositories at many of our leading research institutions in the United States and Canada. Readers of CNI-announce who were interested in CNI's 2005 work exploring repository deployment will likely want to review this newer information.

Fowarded from the Association of Research LIbraries (ARL) announcement list.

Clifford Lynch

Director, CNI

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ARL Publishes SPEC Kit 292:

INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

Since 2002, when DSpace and other institutional repository (IR) software began to be available, an increasing number of research libraries and their parent institutions have established institutional repositories to collect and provide access to diverse locally produced digital materials. This emerging technology holds great promise to transform scholarly communication, but it is still in its infancy. This survey was intended to collect baseline data about ARL member institutions' institutional repository activities.

For the purposes of this survey, an IR was simply defined as a permanent, institution-wide repository of diverse locally produced digital works (e.g., article preprints and postprints, data sets, electronic theses and dissertations, learning objects, and technical reports) that is available for public use and supports metadata harvesting. If an institution shares an IR with other institutions, it was within the scope of this survey. Not included in this definition were scholars' personal Web sites; academic department, school, or other unit digital archives that are primarily intended to store digital materials created by members of that unit; or disciplinary archives that include digital materials about one or multiple subjects that have been created by authors from many different institutions (e.g., arXiv.org).

The survey was distributed to the 123 ARL member libraries in January 2006.

Eighty-seven libraries (71%) responded to the survey. Of those, 37 (43%) have an operational IR, 31 (35%) are planning for one by 2007 at the latest, and 19 (22%) have no immediate plans to develop an IR. The survey found that most IRs had been established in the last two years (or had just been established). By far, the library was likely to have been the most active institutional advocate of the IR. It was also likely to have been the primary unit leading and supporting the IR effort, sometimes in partnership with the institutional information technology unit. The main reasons for establishing an IR were to increase the global visibility of, preserve, provide free access to, and collect and organize the institution's scholarship.

By a large majority, the most frequently used local IR software was DSpace, with DigitalCommons (or the bepress software it is based on) being the system of choice for vendor-hosted systems. Local systems usually either ran under variants of Linux or Windows on an Intel-based server or under Solaris on a Sun server. A typical IR holds about 3,800 digital objects, with electronic theses and dissertations, article preprints and postprints, conference presentations, technical reports, working papers, conference proceedings, and multimedia materials being the most common types of documents. IRs normally support OAI-PMH and, a little over half the time, OpenURL.

The average IR start-up cost has been around $182,500 and its average ongoing operation budget is about $113,500. Reallocated funds from the library's budget are a key source of IR support, as are new funds from grants and the parent institution. Staff have been the largest single IR budget item during start-up and remain so in ongoing budgets. Many IRs were funded without dedicated budgets, using existing personnel and technical resources. The typical IR is supported by about 28 full-time equivalent staff from a variety of units within the library and elsewhere, a digital library/initiatives unit managed it, and that unit reported to a high-level library administrator, such as an assistant or associate dean/director.

Although institutional repositories are at an early stage of development, ARL libraries have demonstrated a strong preliminary commitment to them.

This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of IR home pages, IR usage statistics, deposit policies, metadata policies, preservation policies, and IR proposals.

The table of contents and executive summary from this SPEC Kit are available online at http://www.arl.org/spec/SPEC292web.pdf.

ORDERING INFORMATION

SPEC Kit 292, Institutional Repositories University of Houston Libraries Institutional Repositories Task Force * July

2006 * ISBN 1-59407-708-8 * 176 pp. * $45 ($35 ARL members) Shipping and Handling

US: UPS Ground, $10/publication

Canada: UPS Ground, $15/per publication

International and Rush Orders: Call (301) 362-8196 or e-mail pubs@arl.org for quote.

Payment by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa is accepted. Make check or money order payable in US funds to the Association of Research Libraries, Federal ID #52-0784198-N.

Order from:

ARL Publications Distribution Center

PO Box 531

Annapolis Junction MD 20701-0531

Phone: (301) 362-8196

Fax: (301) 206-9789

E-mail: pubs@arl.org

Web: http://www.arl.org/pubscat/order/

SPEC KITS EXCHANGE INFORMATION

Designed to examine current research library practices and policies and serve as resource guides for libraries as they face ever-changing management problems, each SPEC Kit contains a summary analysis, survey questions with tallies, pertinent documentation from participating libraries, and a reading list and Web site references for further information on the topic.

SUBSCRIBE TO SPEC!

2006 SPEC Kit subscription (ISSN 0160-3582): $210 ARL member/$280 nonmember, six issues per year, shipping included (additional postage may apply outside North America).

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Kaylyn Hipps

Managing Editor, Web Content

Association of Research Libraries

21 Dupont Circle NW #800

Washington DC 20036

tel: 202.296.2296 x103

fax: 202.872.0884

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Critical information studies - A bibliographic manifesto

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; rhill@asis.org     Wed 3/05/2006 1:17 AM

asis-l@asis.org [Asis-l] Critical information studies - A bibliographic

[Posted on behalf of Dr. Eugene Garfield.  Dick Hill]

TITLE:          Afterword: Critical information studies - A bibliographic manifesto (Review, English)

AUTHOR:         Vaidhyanathan, S

SOURCE:         CULTURAL STUDIES 20 (2-3). MAR-MAY 2006. p.292-315

                ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, ABINGDON

SEARCH TERM(S):  BIBLIOGRAPHIC*  item_title

KEYWORDS:       copyright; cultural policy; intellectual property; law;

                regulation; semiotic democracy

KEYWORDS+:       COPYRIGHT

ABSTRACT:       This paper takes measure of an emerging scholarly field that sits at the intersection of many important areas of study. Critical Information Studies (CIS) considers the ways in which culture and information are regulated by their relationship to commerce, creativity, and other human affairs. CIS captures the variety of approaches and bodies of knowledge needed to make sense of important phenomena such as copyright policy, electronic voting, encryption, the state of libraries, the preservation of ancient cultural traditions, and markets for cultural production. It necessarily stretches to a wide array of scholarly subjects, employs multiple complementary methodologies, and influences conversations far beyond the gates of the university. Economists, sociologists, linguists, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, communication scholars, lawyers, computer scientists, philosophers, and librarians have all contributed to this field, and thus it can serve as a model for how engaged, relevant scholarship might be carried out. CIS interrogates the structures, functions, habits, norms, and practices that guide global flows of information and cultural elements. Instead of being concerned merely with one's right to speak (or sing or publish), CIS asks questions about access, costs, and chilling effects on, within, and among audiences, citizens, emerging cultural creators, indigenous cultural groups, teachers, and students. Central to these issues is the idea of 'semiotic democracy', or the ability of citizens to employ the signs and symbols ubiquitous in their environments in manners that they determine.

AUTHOR ADDRESS: S Vaidhyanathan,

  Vaidhyanathan S (reprint author), NYU, 550 1St Ave, New York, NY 10012 USA

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Eugene Garfield, PhD. email:  garfield@codex.cis.upenn.edu home page: www.eugenegarfield.org

Tel: 215-243-2205 Fax 215-387-1266         

Chairman Emeritus, ISI www.isinet.com

3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3302 President, The Scientist LLC. www.the-scientist.com 400 Market Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2501 Past President, American Society for Information Science and Technology

(ASIS&T) www.asist.org 

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The Digital Black Hole" by Jonas Palm, National Archives of Sweden

Ecpa [Ecpa@bureau.knaw.nl]              Fri 28/04/2006 5:40 PM

Ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] TAPE publishes "The Digital Black Hole" by Jonas Palm,National Archives of Sweden, online

Article "The Digital Black Hole" by Jonas Palm, National Archives of Sweden, now online

The article presents an analysis of costs for digitizing and long-term storage at the Riksarkivet (National Archives, RA) in Stockholm, Sweden. This example includes forecasts of cost development for the next few years which may help other institutions in analysing their own costs and budgeting for long-term storage.

To download the article go to:

http://www.tape-online.net/docs/Palm_Black_Hole.pdf

(445 KB).

The author:

Jonas Palm is Director, Head of the Preservation Department, National Archives of Sweden, Stockholm jonas.palm@riksarkivet.ra.se

The article is published in the framework of the TAPE project: Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe, http://www.tape-online.net/

European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)

P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam,

visiting address: c/o KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29,

NL-1011 JV  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

tel. ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39   fax  ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41

URL: http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

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Digital Information Resources and Networks on India, &  other related titles / EP 2253T*/

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]               

Thu 17/08/2006 1:54 PM         Digital Information Resources and Networks on India, &  other related titles / EP 2253T*/

Dear Research/Information Specialist:

                                                          T*/Editor's Pick

(EP): 2253

Here is a newly-added publication & other related titles on Information Resources and Networks 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 10 September 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.

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1. Digital Information Resources and Networks on India : Essays in Honour of Professor Jagindar Singh Ramdev on his 75th Birthday / Chief Editor: Dr.

Rajwant Singh Chilana.  1st ed. New Delhi, UBS Publishers' Distributors Ltd.  2006.  264 p. ills. (partly col.). 25 cm.

List Price: $ 39.70     Your Price: $ 35.70

ISBN: 8174765603        KK-43861

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"The present volume "Digital Information Resources and Networks on India"

Essays in Honour of Professor Jagindar Singh Ramdev on his 75th Birthday is a collection of twenty six research papers and a number of tributes contributed by several friends, professionals and well wishers of Professor Jagindar Singh Ramdev who is a well known Librarian, teacher, renowned author, researcher and philanthropist among the library professionals and Library Science teachers in India and United States. Professor Ramdev is a pioneer in establishing the SATKAL (Satinder Kaur Ramdev Memorial Trust for the Advancement of Librarianship) Trust for encouraging and promoting librarians in India through his kind efforts and generous donations. The Trust promotes research and librarianship by awarding scholarships/fellowships/stipends and awards to deserving students and in-service library professionals for their accomplishments.

Papers in this volume deal with various emerging facets of modern librarianship such as Challenges for Academic Libraries, Need for Digitization, Web Technology, Metadata for Electronic Resources, Internet Resources, Performance of University Libraries, Digitization of Documents, Intellectual Property Rights, Partnership Dynamics, e-Information Environment, Digitization of Manuscripts, Information Technology in the Production of Braille Literature, Knowledge Management, Marketing Techniques, Resource sharing and Transforming University Libraries. The Editors believe that readers of this volume will find these papers very stimulating."

                                                                             [from Blurb]

                                           Contents

                                              Part 1

1. Preface

2. Foreword / Professor P. N. Kaula

3. A Philanthropist Librarian-Professor Jagindar Singh Ramdev's bio-bibliographical study / Dr. Rajwant S. Chilana

4. Satinder Kaur Ramdev: A brief biography

5. Historical Glimpses of SATKAL since its inception / Dr. Devinder Kaur

6. SATKAL Inaugural Lecture : An Overview of the Punjab Library Movement / Prof. P. N. Kaula

7. Tributes

                                              Part 2

1. The Need for Digitization / Thiyam Satyabate Devi and Dr. T. A. V. Murthy

2. Web Indicators of Evaluation and Collaboration Tested in Europe and India / Hindrun Kretschmer

3. An Update on Metadata for Electronic Resources / Naicheng Chang and Alan Hopkinson

4. A Survey of Internet Resources for Indian Studies / Edward Proctor

5. Performance Indicators for University Libraries : A Rationale / Harrison Perera MBE

6. Finance for Digital Libraries / Dr. Subhamoy Das and Dr. Soumitra Sarkar

7. Digitization of Documents : Processes and Initiatives / Dr. S. P. Singh and Garima Jain

8. Intellectual Property Rights : Some Vexing Issues / Dr. R. K. Bhatt

9. Partnership Dynamics : Libraries, Museums & Mass Media / A. Amudhavalli

10. Finding Information about Digital and Web Resources on South Asia / Dr.

Rajwant Singh Chilana

11. Creating an e-Information Environment for Academic Excellence through Implementing INDEST Consortia : A Case study of the Central Library of Indian Institute of Technology Madras / Dr. Harish Chandra

12. Need of Digitizing Manuscripts in India / Dr. H. S. Chopra

13. Changing Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Era / Meenu Sharma

14. Building a Multimedia Digital Library of Audio/Video Resources Using Open Source Software and Open Digital Library Standards / M. G. Sreekumar

15. The Internet and Libraries with the Special Reference to Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library, Punjabi University, Patiala / Dr. (Mrs.) Devinder Kaur and Mrs. Madhu Narang

16. Role of Information Technology in the Production of Braille and Audio Literature / Professor H. R. Chopra and Ms. Preeti Sharda

17. Working with knowledge : Knowledge management in higher educational institutions in India : A proposal / Dr. R. S. R. Varalakshmi

18. Knowledge Management in digital era / Dr. A. K. Sharma

19. Digital Library Environment : Initiative of A. C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh / Dr. Ranjana Vohra

20. Significance of work values in University Libraries / Dr. Pritpal Kaur

21. Public Relations and Marketing Techniques in Public Libraries in Punjab

: A Case Study / Professor H. R. Chopra and Sushanta Banerjee

22. Rare Manuscripts : The Treasures to be preserved / Dr. Madan Lal Hasiza

23. Transformation of Public Libraries into Knowledge Centres / Dr. H. K. Kaul

24. Then and Now (1873-2005) : Evolution of Panjab University Library, Chandigarh / Dr. V. K. Anand

25. Cultural Challenges for Academic Libraries / Dr. T. A. V. Murthy

26. Resource Sharing through Library Networks : An Indian Perspective / Dr.

P. K. Walia

                                           Part 3

List of Contributors

Contributors of Tributes

Index

                                      List of Contributors

1. Dr. A. Amudhavalli, Professor of Information Science, University of Madras.

2. Dr. V. K. Anand, University Librarian, Panjab University Library, Chandigarh.

3. Sushanta Banerjee, Manager, British Library, Chandigarh.

4. Dr. R. K. Bhatt, Senior Lecturer, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi.

5. Dr. Harish Chandra, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.

6. Naicheng Chang, Lecturer and Librarian, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan.

7. Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana, Associate Professor of Library Administration & South Asian Studies Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana.

8. Professor H. R. Chopra, Chairperson, Department of Library & Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

9. Dr. H. S. Chopra, Head, Bhai Gurdas Library, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

10. Dr. Subhamoy Das, Reader, Department of Commerce, University of Kalyani, Kalyani.

11. Thiyam Satyabati Devi, Project Scientist (LS), Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, an IUC of University Grants Commission, Ahmedabad.

12. Dr. Madan Lal Hasiza, Director (Retired), Languages Department, Patiala.

13. Alan Hopkinson, Head of Library Systems, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.

14. Garima Jain, Research Scholar of M. Phil, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi.

15. Dr. H. K. Kaul, Director, DELNET - Developing Library Network, New Delhi.

16. Professor P. N. Kaula, Chairman, Ranganathan Society of Book Culture, Library and Information Science, Lucknow.

17. Dr. (Mrs.) Devinder Kaur, Librarian, Punjabi University Library, Patiala.

18. Dr. Pritpal Kaur, Deputy Librarian, Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library, Punjabi University, Patiala.

19. Dr. Hildrun Kretschmer, Institute of Library Science, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany and School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.

20. Dr. T. A. V. Murthy, Director, Information and Library Network

(INFLIBNET) Centre, An IUC of University Grants Commission, Ahmedabad.

21. Mrs. Madhu Narang, Professional Assistant, Punjabi University Library, Patiala.

22. Harrison Perera MBE, Librarian, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

23. Professor Edward Proctor, Electronic Resources Librarian & Associate Professor of Library Science, Duane G. Meyer Library, Missouri State University, Springfield, USA.

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

25. Dr. Soumitra Sarkar, University Librarian, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

26. Ms. Preeti Sharda, Librarian, State Library, Chandigarh.

27. Dr. A. K. Sharma, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

28. Meenu Sharma Lecturer, Library & Information Science, Department of Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, Patiala.

29. Dr. Christine Singh, Adjunct Associate Professor, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, USA.

30. Dr. M. G. Sreekumar, Center for Development of Digital Libraries, Indian Institute of Management, Calicut.

31. Dr. R. S. R. Varalakshmi, Professor of Library & Information Science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

32. Dr. Ranjana Vohra, Reader, Department of Library & Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

33. Dr. Paramjeet Kaur Walia, Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi.

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Other Allied Titles:

1. Digital Libraries : Dynamic Storehouse of Digitized Information, Papers presented at the SIS '96, 15th Annual Convention and Conference 18-20 January, 1996, Bangalore / Editors: N. M. Malwad, T. B. Rajashekar, I. K.

Ravichandra Rao and N. V. Satyanarayana.  1st ed. New Delhi, New Age International Ltd.  1996.  xvi, 327 p. 25 cm.

List Price: $ 31.70     Your Price: $ 28.50

ISBN: 8122408982        KK-00087

2. Digital Libraries and Information Services / Dr. R. P. Bajpai.  1st ed.

New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2004.  viii, 231 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 33.30     Your Price: $ 30.00

ISBN: 8188658340        KK-31557

3. Digital Libraries in Electronic Information Era / Dr. Krishan Gopal.  1st ed. Delhi, Authorspress.  2005.  viii, 216 p. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 13.30 (Ubd.)    Your Price: $ 12.00 (Ubd.)

ISBN: 8172732155        KK-33708

4. Encyclopaedia of Library Automation Systems and Networks / Edited by S.

K. Pandey.  1st ed. New Delhi, Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd.  1999.  25 cm.

6 Vols. Contents: vol. 1. Electronic Media and Library Information  Technology. viii, 294 p. vol. 2. Library Information Retrieval. viii, 321  p. vol. 3. Library Information Management. viii, 317 p. vol. 4.  Organisation of Library Automation. viii, 305 p. vol. 5. Online Cataloguing  and Library Networking. viii, 314 p. vol. 6. Library Network Management.  viii, 305 p.

List Price: $ 360.00 (6-vol. Set)   Your Price: $ 324.00 (6-vol. Set)

ISBN: 8126103485 (Set)        KK-08667

5. Encyclopeadic Dictionary of Library, Information Science and Network / Dr. C. K. Sharma.  1st ed. New Delhi, JBD Book Distributor.  2002.  iv, 244 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 33.30     Your Price: $ 30.00

            KK-16906

6. Globalisation and Library Information Networking / C. R.

Ramamurthy.  1st ed. Delhi, Authorspress.  2004.  viii, 262 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 36.70     Your Price: $ 33.00

            KK-26426

7. Information Access Through Networks : Papers Presented at the National Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research, February 10-12, 1995, Caliber-95 / Editors: M. A. Gopinath and E. Rama Reddy.  1st ed. Hyderabad, Booklinks Corporation.  1996.  xxii, 219 p. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 16.70     Your Price: $ 15.00

ISBN: 8185194394        KK-00216

8. Information Resources in Modern Libraries / Dr. J. L. Upadhaya.  1st ed.

New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2004.  viii, 304 p. 23 cm.

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dLIST Information Sciences Digital Archive Announces New Editors

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Anita S. Coleman [asc@u.arizona.edu]   Thu 8/06/2006 8:46 AM

asis-l@asis.org   [Asis-l] dLIST Information Sciences Digital Archive Announces NewEditors

dLIST Information Sciences Digital Archive Announces New Editors

We are pleased to announce the dynamic new team of editors for dLIST, the Digital Library of Information Science & Technology.  These Information/Library & Information Science faculty and librarians will be responsible for specific subjects.

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

* Anita Coleman, Asst. Prof., University of Arizona, Tucson

* Marija Dalbello, Assoc. Prof., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

* Fernando Elichirigoity, Asst. Prof., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

* Kristin R. Eschenfelder, Assoc. Prof., University of Wisconsin at Madison

* Cheryl Knott Malone, Assoc. Prof., University of Arizona, Tucson

* Paul Marty, Asst. Prof., Florida State University, Tallahassee

* Michael May, Adult Services Librarian, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque

* Soo Young Rieh, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan

dLIST is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures. The dLIST vision is to serve as a trusted archive and source for scholarly communication in the Information Sciences, broadly understood. dLIST seeks to positively impact and shape scholarly communication in our closely related fields.  Editors represent diverse sub-disciplinary communities and work closely with scholars in different fields such as Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries (Marija Dalbello), Government Information and Social Informatics (Kristin Eschenfelder), Information Behaviors (Soo Young Rieh), Museum Informatics (Paul Marty), Scholarly Communication (Charles Bailey), Science Technology Studies (Fernando Elichirigoity), and Classics (Michael May).  More information about each of the dLIST editors is available at http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/editors.html.

The new team invites you to self-register, self-archive and explore the many unique features of dLIST.

Some dLIST features are:

* DL-Harvest, http://dlharvest.sir.arizona.edu., an open access aggregator, which brings together materials from 14 global and open access archives in the Information Sciences for meta-searching and access to the full-text

* Detailed Usage Statistics,

http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/es/index.php?action=show_detail

_date;range=4w provide usage statistics of each item in dLIST

* RSS feeds and subscription alerts for items deposited in dLIST are available both by individual subjects (example: Academic Libraries) as well as the entire archive and anybody can be alerted automatically and quickly about new dLIST works, http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/feeds.html

* A streamlined new web-based submission interface that lets you upload and deposit your works easily

* dLIST Classics is a new project that will be making fundamental and leading Library and Information Science texts openly accessible in dLIST.

For more information about dLIST and to self-register please visit http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/ or email dlist at u dot arizona dot edu.

dLIST, Digital Library of Information Science & Technology

Email: dlist at u dot arizona dot edu

Contact:  Garry Forger, Learning Technologies at the University of Arizona

Anita Coleman

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Encyclopedia of digital libraries:  Call for contribution

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Foo Shou Boon, Schubert (Prof) [ASSFOO@NTU.EDU.SG]                Mon 15/05/2006 4:35 PM                   JESSE@listserv.utk.edu           Call for contribution: Encyclopedia of digital libraries

Dear JESSE Listserv administrator,

My colleagues and I at Nanyang Technological University are editors of a new forthcoming encyclopedia on digital libraries.  As this may be of direct interest to the readers of the listserv, I hope you are able to accede to our request to forward this call for contributions for their attention.

Many thanks!

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Schubert Foo

Professor & Vice Dean

Nanyang Technological University

School of Communication & Information

31 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637718

Email: vd-sci@ntu.edu.sg

Telephone : (65) 6790-4621 Fax : (65) 6794-3662

URL: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/assfoo

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APOLIGIES FOR CROSS POSTINGS

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES

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Proposal Due Date: June 15, 2006

Editors: Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, Dion Goh Hoe Lian, and Jin-Cheon Na, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Web Site with Suggested Topics:

http://www.sci-duet.ntu.edu.sg/yinleng/encyclo-dl/call.html

Coverage: We invite participation from practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, human-computer interaction, knowledge management, the social sciences, humanities and other related areas. Submissions of proposals (about 800 - 1,000 words) on all areas are welcome and may include research, system, evaluation, policy and position papers reporting digital library research and development.

Proposals may be sent to: Encyclo-DL@ntu.edu.sg

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"A Focus on Informatics"

STNEWSED [STNEWSED@FIZ-Karlsruhe.DE]      Thu 7/09/2006 3:43 PM

A Focus on Informatics: FIZ Karlsruhe publishes new brochure on information searches in the field of informatics (Press Release from FIZ Karlsruhe)

Dear colleagues,

FIZ Karlsruhe has published a special edition in the German Year of Informatics. This publication is entitled "A Focus on Informatics" and is available free of charge. The brochure demonstrates the advantages of comprehensive searches in reliable databases and portals like the ones FIZ Karlsruhe offers to customers all over the world, especially in the fields of computer sciences. Other interesting topics in “A Focus on Informatics“ are life and work of the two scientists Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Alan Turing.

For more information please see the attached press release.

Best regards,

Rüdiger Mack

Special edition in the Year of Informatics

A Focus on Informatics

FIZ Karlsruhe publishes new brochure on information searches in the field of informatics

Karlsruhe, September 2006 - “Today, informatics is to be found in all areas of life. It changes our way of living together, our communication habits, the procurement of information, our daily work and our private and public life.

‘Informatics inside’ keeps modern machines and devices running“, says Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis, Vice President of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) and professor at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), in his preface to the brochure “A Focus on Informatics“ published by FIZ Karlsruhe on the occasion of the Year of Informatics 2006.

In this special edition, FIZ Karlsruhe, an international provider of sci-tech and patent databases and service partner for information management and knowledge transfer in science and industry, presents its professional information services in informatics and mathematics. It demonstrates the advantages of comprehensive searches in reliable databases like the ones FIZ Karlsruhe offers to customers all over the world via its online service STN International. There is also a detailed article on the new informatics portal io-port.net which offers centralised access to about two million publications in informatics and related disciplines. The English version of the portal went online in July 2006.

Other interesting topics in “A Focus on Informatics“ are life and work of the two scientists Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Alan Turing.

Leibniz, the last universal genius, has “invented“ the binary system  - the basis for today’s computers.  The British mathematician and cryptoanalyst Alan Turing was a pioneer of modern computer technology and became famous as the breaker of the “Enigma“ code during WW II.

Printed copies of “A Focus on Informatics“ in both English and German language can be ordered free of charge at the following address:

FIZ Karlsruhe

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Contact: Mr. Rüdiger Mack

Phone: +49-7247/808-513, Fax +49-7247/808-134

E-Mail:  Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de <mailto:Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de>

PDF files are available online at:

http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/about_fiz/informatik_de.pdf   (German)

http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/about_fiz/informatik_en.pdf   (English)

This press release can be viewed at:

http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/news/whatsnew.html#pr

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About FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe is an experienced service partner for information management and knowledge transfer in science and industry. Its activities focus on the development of E-Science services and the provision of a worldwide unique collection of databases through its online service STN International.

STN International - The Scientific & Technical Information Network - is jointly operated by three partners: FIZ Karlsruhe (Europe), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Columbus, Ohio (USA), and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in Tokyo (Japan). STN offers a wide range of indispensable databases as well as excellent tools for search, analysis and post-processing of search results. Decision-makers in enterprises and institutions highly appreciate the valuable information provided by STN.

FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL), an association of non-academic scientific research and service institutions.

For more information, please visit: www.fiz-karlsruhe.de

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Informatics portal io-port.net: English version launched by FIZ Karlsruhe in July 2006

STNEWSED [STNEWSED@FIZ-Karlsruhe.DE]       Thu 20/07/2006 5:53 PM

Informatics portal io-port.net: English version launched by FIZ Karlsruhe in July 2006 (press release of FIZ Karlsruhe)

Dear Colleagues,

FIZ Karlsruhe has launched the English version of its Informatics portal io-port.net.

For the first time results and theories published wolrdwide in this scientific area are offered to computer scientists by a centralised access  -  to more than two million publications.

Please see attached press release.

 With kind regards,

Rüdiger Mack

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A portal which creates knowledge

Informatics portal io-port.net: English version launched by FIZ Karlsruhe in July 2006

Karlsruhe, July 2006 - Semantic Web, Software Engineering, Bio- Informatics: scientists from all over the world do research on current topics in informatics. Consequently, the results and theories published in this scientific area are usually not available from one single source. Now this service is available: The informatics portal io-port.net is the first one to offer computer scientists centralised access to more than two million publications.

Up to now, conference proceedings, electronic journal articles, dissertations or technical reports on research in informatics were only available from different databases. Unlike other providers of such information, io-port.net for the first time pools information from world-wide publications - CompuScience, DBLP, LeaBib and CCSB. Thus it is possible to quickly and easily search for comprehensive information on informatics topics. io-port.net also provides exclusive access to all texts from the series  "Lecture Notes in Informatics" (LNI) published by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).  "This large data pool for computer scientists is unique in the world", says Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, President & CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe. Her organisation is one of the partners who have jointly developed io-port.net; the others are the Gesellschaft für  Informatik (GI), and experts from the universities of Karlsruhe, Trier and Munich. The German version of the portal went online in January 2006, the English version has been launched in July 2006.

Useful features create value-add

Documents stored in io-port.net can either be directly accessed online or ordered through an automatic document broker service. All results from a search query are interconnected and also linked to  further internal or external data.

An e-mail alert service informs the user if new publications matching a predefined search query have been added to the database.

Particularly useful for computer scientists working on various research topics is the "Document Manager". This tool allows them to create and annotate a personalised data collection, sorted by topic and relevance. The tool "Recommender" sorts search results according to a working context which the user has defined by means of the Document Manager. The "Query Refinement" tool suggests relevant terms to be added to a search query in order to refine it.

Free basic services

To meet the needs of scientists, io-port.net offers free basic services and chargeable value-add services. Among the basic services are the simple search without access to full-texts; the informatics lexicon provided by the GI, and special pages with extensive information on various informatics topics. "Thus scientists can have a first look at io-port.net, without the need to register for a personalised, chargeable user ID," explains Ute Rusnak, Head of the department "Universities, Research & Public Institutions" at FIZ Karlsruhe. The annual fee for a single-user license including access to value-add services like the "Document Manager" or the alert service is 125 Euro. Members of the German Informatics Society are granted special rates. A similar license for all scientists of an institute or university department costs 800 Euro per year.

To learn more about the io-port.net portal, you may call phone no. +49- 72 47 - 80 85 55 , send an e-mail to helpdesk@fiz-karlsruhe.de,

or visit http://www.io-port.net

Information for the Press

Should you have any questions on io-port.net, please feel free to contact:

FIZ Karlsruhe

Rüdiger Mack

Phone: +49- 72 47 - 80 85 13

E-mail: ruediger.mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de <mailto:ruediger.mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de%20>

About FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe is an experienced service partner for information management and knowledge transfer in science and industry. Its activities focus on the development of e-Science solutions and the provision of a world-wide unique collection of databases through its online service STN International.

FIZ Karlsruhe is the European partner of STN International - The Scientific & Technical Information. STN offers a wide range of indispensable databases as well as excellent tools for search, analysis and post-processing of search results.

FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL), an association of non-academic scientific research and service institutions.

For more information, please visit: www.fiz-karlsruhe.de

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FIZ Karlsruhe

Staff Unit Communications

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Tel +49-(0)7247-808-513

Fax +49-(0)7247-808-134

Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de <mailto:Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de>

www.fiz-karlsruhe.de <http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/>

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Partners with National Endowment for the Arts to Create Largest Book Club Ever

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Eileen Maxwell [EMaxwell@IMLS.GOV]         Tue 9/05/2006 11:48 PM

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU            Institute of Museum and Library Services Partners with National Endowment for the Arts to Create Largest Book Club Ever

The following is a press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  An HTML version of the release can be read on the agency's Web site at:  http://www.imls.gov/news/2006/050906.shtm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2006

Press Contacts

202-653-4632

Eileen Maxwell, emaxwell@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Institute of Museum and Library Services Partners with National Endowment for the Arts to Create Largest Book Club Ever

The Big Read encourages America's cities and towns to participate, apply for grants, in effort to reverse dramatic decline in literary reading

New York, NY-Dr. Anne-Imelda M. Radice, the recently appointed director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, announced <http://www.imls.gov/news/speeches/050906.shtm>  from Carnegie Hall in New York City today that the agency will partner with the National Endowment for the Arts on the Big Read. The Big Read is a new national reading program designed to revitalize the role of reading in America.

The Institute is the primary source of federal funds and leadership to the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

"Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America" a 2004 National Arts Endowment report, documented a dramatic decline in literary reading - among all age groups, ethnic groups, and education levels - and galvanized a national discussion. The Big Read was developed to help reverse this trend by giving citizens in more than 100 communities in all 50 states an inviting opportunity to read and discuss great books. Each city or town that participates will host a community-wide read that involves collaborations with libraries, schools, local government, and the private sector.

The Institute will contribute $1 million in the first year of the national program and cast America's libraries and librarians in a central role to encourage community participation. "We are delighted to be a partner in The Big Read," noted Dr. Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. "Libraries are 'information central' in communities everywhere. Encouraging library participation will assure that The Big Read has big impact in cities and towns across the United States."

"We are so pleased to have the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a partner," said Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. "They bring expertise and a capacity that will not only make the Big Read bigger but better."

The Big Read will be administered by Arts Midwest, a regional arts agency based in Minneapolis, MN. The partners invite cities and communities nationwide to participate in 2007. The Big Read will award grants generally ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to more than 100 communities to conduct programs that encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. To find out how your organization can submit a proposal to join the Big Read, please visit: www.neabigread.org

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

Its mission is to grow and sustain a "Nation of Learners" because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant making, convenings, research and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation. To learn more about the Institute, please visit: http://www.imls.gov.

Eileen Maxwell

Public Affairs Officer

Institute of Museum and Library Services 1800 M Street, NW 9th Floor Washington, DC  20036-5802

202-653-4632

202-653-4600(fax)

emaxwell@imls.gov

Visit the Institute of Museum and Library Services virtual press room for the agency's latest news releases, publications, logos, and Primary Source our monthly e-newsletter at:  http://www.imls.gov/pressroom.shtm.

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