NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

SEPTEMBER 2007  issue - Pt4

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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LibGuides: The Web 2.0 Library Knowledge Sharing System (in Facebook)

Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]                 Thu 7/06/2007 2:48 AM                     [IFLA-L] LibGuides: The Web 2.0 Library Knowledge Sharing System (inFacebook)

Colleagues/

A MostRemarkable Web 2.0 service integrated within Facebook !!!  Double WOW!

LibGuides
LibGuides is a Web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system. Think of it as social networks meets wikis meets bookmarks meets blogs * LibGuides helps librarians share knowledge and information, while highlighting and promoting the library resources and services to the community.

LibGuides is a system for publishing information and creating social networks centered around the library resources. Librarians create Guides (we use the word loosely - it can be any content, on any topic, for any
purpose) and then publish them online. The Guides contain documents, links, podcasts, RSS feeds, videos, etc. Users can participate in interactive polls and rate the links and resources.

LibGuides is also available from Facebook, enabling your users to access the library content, chat with reference librarians, and even search the catalog, all from their Facebook homepage.

It is important for libraries "to go where the customer is" and offer their online services and content outside of the library website. In addition to providing a convenient way for your users to access the library content and services from Facebook, this serves as an excellent marketing tool for libraries. Making the content and services available in Facebook greatly improves the visibility of your library services.

Demo System
We have a live LibGuides demo system for you to check out. Go ahead and create a Guide or two, and see for yourself how useful the system would be at your Library.

For Full Details and Links SEE _Friends_  @

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http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2007/06/libguides-web-20-library-knowledge.html
]

Thanks!

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 5011

[ http://www.facebook.com/p/Gerry_McKiernan/16926735  ]

Iowa: Where the Tall Corn Flows and the (North)West Wind Blows

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Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]         Thu 24/05/2007 5:06 AM        [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication: Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

New IFLA Publication

Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

Edited by James L. Mullins

The papers collected in this volume were presented at the conference entitled Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World in Shanghai, China from August 16–17, 2006, held under the auspices of the Marketing and Management Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). 

This book addresses some of the latest developments in the marketing and management of libraries worldwide, recognizing the challenges to meet local needs in a global, information society.  The authors used different approaches to identify trends, opportunities and needs as well as effectiveness and assessment in countries ranging from Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Greece, India, Pakistan, Spain, the United States and elsewhere throughout the world.

Several authors describe successful programs designed to promote libraries within a community, nation, or academic community.  Others report on trends and changes taking place within the user community and present case studies on the response of libraries to meet challenges and opportunities – through marketing and management.

Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

Edited by James L. Mullins

München: K.G. Saur, 2007, 366 p.
(IFLA Publications; 125)
ISBN-13: 978-3-598-22032-6
ISBN-10: 3-598-22032-4
Price: EUR 128.00 (IFLA-Members: EUR 96.00)

Order:
K.G. Saur Verlag
P.O. Box 701620
81316 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49-89-76902-300
Fax: +49-89-76902-150/250
info@saur.de
www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/>

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Making Library Associations Functional: Theory and Practice with Particular Reference to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

Alli Mcharazo [amcharazo@hotmail.com]                 Wed 6/06/2007 6:35 PM                     [IFLA-L] Library Association Book

Dear Colleagues,

Kindly be informed that the folowing book is now out:

The book: Making Libray Associations Functional: Theory and Practice with Particular Reference to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, edited by Alli M charazo and Anthony Olden is now out. It has been published by Tanzania Libray and Information Association and has been allocated with ISBN No. 9987-9086-2-4.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Alli Mcharazo.

Dr Alli A.S. Mcharazo
Director General
Tanzania Library Service
P.O. Box 9283
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
 
Chairman
Tanzania Library Association
P.O. Box 33433, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

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National Museum and Library Services Board Adopts Resolution on Library and Information Policy

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Jeannine Mjoseth [JMjoseth@IMLS.GOV]
Thu 28/06/2007 12:12 AM                 JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                    NMLSB Adopts Resolution on Library and Information Policy

The following is a text only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the agency's Web site at www.imls.gov/news/2007/062707.shtm.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2007

Press Contacts
202-653-4632
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

National Museum and Library Services Board Adopts Resolution on Library and Information Policy

Washington, DC--The National Museum and Library Services Board adopted the following resolution today:

WHEREAS, the National Museum and Library Services Board:

Recognizes that, as the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ authorizing legislation provides, “Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens,” and an educated citizenry depends upon the constant provision of high quality library and information services which are accessible to people throughout their lifetimes.

Recognizes that free and open exchange of information is at the core of library and information policy in the United States;

Recognizes the need for a strong federal voice to address library and information policy issues and inform the government’s domestic and international policy decisions and believes that consolidating this role in the Institute of Museum and Library Services will best serve the American public;

Recognizes that the Institute of Museum and Library Services is uniquely positioned to collaboratively engage in policy research and analysis and has significant experience in identifying policy issues, convening and participating in high-level meetings, and commissioning and disseminating research and white papers to inform policy development;

Believes that library and information policy in the United States should be informed by solid research and thoughtful analysis in service to the people of the United States;

Recognizes its own role in providing policy advice on library and information services, utilizing the experience and expertise of its twenty Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed, voting members serving five year terms, five of whom, by law, must be professional librarians or information specialists of whom not less than one shall be knowledgeable about electronic information and technical aspects of library and information services and sciences, and not less than one shall be knowledgeable about the library and information service needs of underserved communities, and five more of whom must have special competence in, or knowledge of, the needs for library and information services in the United States; and

Recognizes the value of consolidating the library functions, which will strengthen federal library policy efforts and enhance national research capacity on domestic and international library trends.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the National Museum and Library Services Board:

Is committed to carrying out its responsibilities under the consolidation and ensuring an enhanced voice for library and information policy at the federal level;

Will proactively support research and policy analysis; and

Will advise the federal government on policy issues in a transparent and open manner.

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. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

About the National Museum and Library Services Board The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) is a twenty-four member advisory body that includes four non-voting members: the director and deputy directors for libraries and museums of IMLS, and the chair of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and twenty presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed voting members who have demonstrated expertise in, or commitment to, library or museum services. For a list of board members, visit www.imls.gov/about/board.shtm.

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Native American Library Services Receive $1.3 Million in Federal Grants

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Jeannine Mjoseth [JMjoseth@IMLS.GOV]
Tue 12/06/2007 11:45 PM       JESSE@listserv.utk.edu  Native American Library Services Receive $1.3 Million in Federal Grants

The following is a text only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the agency's Web site at www.imls.gov/news/2007/061207.shtm.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2007

Press Contacts
202-653-4632
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Native American Library Services Receive $1.3 Million in Federal Grants

237 Native American and Alaska Native Communities Will Benefit

Washington, DC--The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services today awarded Native American tribes across the country $1.3 million in grants to improve library services. In all, 229 grants will strengthen library service for 237 Native American tribal communities and Alaska Native villages. For a list of grant recipients, see www.imls.gov/news/2007/061207_list.shtm.

In 2007, 51 basic grants of $5,000 were awarded for a total of $255,000, and 178 basic grants with education/assessment option of $6,000 (an additional $1,000 over the $5,000 basic grant) were awarded for a total of $1,116,000. The Native American Library Services Basic Grants, which are distributed in equal amounts among eligible Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations, can be used to fund general operations, core library services, and technology-oriented library services. The $1000 education/assessment supplement allows librarians to attend state and national conferences, workshops and continuing education opportunities, as well as to conduct on-site assessments. Through this small but important program, tribal libraries often create special collections of both book and archival materials that pertain to their own tribe or to the tribes in their region.

“By strengthening core library services, the Native American Library Services Grant program helps libraries continue to serve as key institutions in the past, present, and future of indigenous communities,” said Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Ph.D., Director of the Institute. “The education/assessment option provides the opportunity for librarians to receive training and share their stories, further enriching their communities.”

In addition to the basic grant program, the Institute also administers the Native American Library Services Enhancement grant program. Enhancement grant recipients may receive up to $150,000. Those awards will be announced mid-September.

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. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

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NetAlert Protecting Australian Families Onlinr

wain-bounces@lists.curtin.edu.au; on behalf of; Margaret Allen [margaret.allen@slwa.wa.gov.au]                        Fri 10/08/2007 2:57 PM
[WAIN] FW: [Ict-minister-announce] NetAlert Protecting AustralianFamilies        Online[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

ALIA statement is at http://alia.org.au/media.room/2007.08.10.html

 

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                                       [Ict-minister-announce] NetAlert

             10/08/2007 10:37          Protecting Australian Families

                                       Online [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
The Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP was joined by the Minister for
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon
Helen Coonan to announce the Government's world leading $189 million programme
to protect Australian families from online dangers in the increasingly
complex internet environment.

 

Katherine Meier
Assistant Media Adviser
Office of Senator Helen Coonan
Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
(02) 9223-4388
0417 441 141

 

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Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and ECPA publish report on preservation of digital heritage

Federation for Information & Documentation [LIS-FID@JISCMAIL.AC.UK]; on behalf of; Ecpa email [ecpa@BUREAU.KNAW.NL]
Mon 6/08/2007 8:56 PM                     LIS-FID@JISCMAIL.AC.UK                      Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and ECPA publish report on preservation of digital heritage

UNESCO, during the 32nd session of its General Conference in 2003, adopted the Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage. The Charter outlines the special characteristics of digital objects that call for new policies to ensure long-term access to the digital heritage.

Amongst the many issues that are mentioned in the Charter, two seem to be especially important: selection of material, and division of tasks and responsibilities between institutions. Principles and policies for preserving the digital heritage were discussed at the international conference of 4-5 November 2005 in The Hague, organized by the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, as a follow-up activity to the Charter.

The recent publication contains selected papers of the conference, which reflect the wide-ranging implications of the digital environment for our cultural heritage and offers challenging views of the requirements for its preservation.

Ordering information:
Preserving the digital heritage: principles and policies Yola de Lusenet and Vincent Wintermans (eds) ISBN 978-90-6984-523-4
 
Copies can be ordered from the ECPA Secretariat at the address below or through the ECPA website.
The price is 40 euros, exclusive of postage and handling.
 
You will also find the report free of charge as a PDF file on the website of each of the publishers:
<http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa> h <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa> ttp://www.knaw.nl/ecpa and http://www.unesco.nl/main_6-3.php
 

European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) c/o Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam, The Netherlands Visiting address: Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, NL-1011 JV  Amsterdam
T ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39  
F ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41
http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

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New grant programs Elsevier

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]                     Thu 28/06/2007 5:35 PM                    [IFLA-L] New grant programs Elsevier

The Elsevier Foundation strives to enrich and improve the quality of life for people worldwide by supporting the advancement of, and access to, scientific, technical and medical knowledge.  The Foundation makes grants to institutions around the world, with a focus on support for the world’s libraries and for scholars in the early stages of their careers.  Through gift-matching, the Foundation also supports the efforts of Elsevier employees to play a positive role in their local and global communities. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information.

The Board of The Elsevier Foundation has approved two new grant programs that may be of interest to the academic and library communities:   

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program will make grants to improve the capacity of developing world libraries through training, infrastructure, technology, digitization and preservation of STM information. The Foundation will focus in particular on supporting partnerships in these areas between libraries in the developing countries and institutions in the developed countries.

The New Scholars program is designed to encourage the participation of women in academic science and technology through programs that address the challenges associated with managing career and family responsibilities.  We are focusing in particular on supporting the efforts of academic institutions and scholarly societies to help scientists with family responsibilities attend conferences and meetings that are important to establishing a career in science.

For further information: visit the Elsevier booth at the IFLA Library and Information Congress in Durban (August 2007) or go to www.elsevierfoundation.org <http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/

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New resource for library holdings worldwide

Lana Babij [Lana.Babij@uconn.edu]         Tue 5/06/2007 11:17 AM        [IFLA-L] New resource for library holdings worldwide

For anyone wishing to locate holdings of works published in other countries but not found in your own national catalogs or in WorldCat, try MetaBibCatsWiki <http://wiki.lib.uconn.edu/wiki/MetaBibCatsWiki> , an open source, collaborative directory of:

*     Online multinational and national union catalogs,
*     Online catalogs of national libraries
*     Country based lists of online accessible libraries.

Wiki resources are by definition works in progress!  This directory currently covers most of the countries of the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Coverage for Africa, Asia and the Middle East is in early development, and would benefit greatly from the contributions of other interested, knowledgeable individuals. 

Try it out!

Read the introductory matter for a general description of scope and how to edit.

Click on “National Catalogs” to browse the list of countries and consult their catalogs.

Improvements are on the way for searching and other features.

Comments, suggestions, and offers of assistance are welcome both on and off the list.

Lana Y. Babij             
DD/ILL                 
Homer Babbidge Library U-2005F 
University of Connecticut
369 Fairfield Rd
Storrs, CT  06269-2005
USA
phone:  860-486-1984
fax:    860-486-3593
e-mail: lana.babij@uconn.edu <mailto:lana.babij@uconn.edu>

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Registry of open-knowledge projects

Mark Perkins lists [lists@markperkins.info]     Sun 8/07/2007 12:00 AM        [IFLA-L] Registry of open-knowledge projects

Registry of open-knowledge projects
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2007_07_01_fosblogarchive.html#9480970631
73575228
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) has officially launched its Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN).  From yesterday's
announcement:

    After a year of (off and on) development we are delighted today to announce the official launch of the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN for short): http://www.ckan.net/.

    CKAN is a registry of open knowledge packages and projects - be that a set of Shakespeare's works, a global population density database, the voting records of MPs, or 30 years of US patents.

    CKAN is the place to search for open knowledge resources as well as register your own....

    CKAN is a key part of our long-term roadmap and completes our work on the first layer of open knowledge tools:

        * The Open Knowledge Definition which sets out what we mean by open knowledge.
        * KForge/KnowledgeForge which provide a system for managing open knowledge projects and the services (repositories/wikis/mailing lists) they need.
        * Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) which provides a registry so that open knowledge creators and users can find other open knowledge projects and resources.

    CKAN links in especially closely with our recent discussions of
componentization: we envision a future in which open knowledge is provided in a much more componentized form (packages) so as to facilitate greater reuse and recombination similar to what occurs with software today (see the recent XTech presentation for more details). For this to occur we need to make it much easier for people to share, find, download, and 'plug into' the open knowledge packages that are produced. An essential first step in achieving this is to have a metadata registry where people can register their work and where relevant metadata (both structured and unstructured) can be gradually added over time....

    [T]his [is a] beta version...and we look to user feedback (and we include ourselves here as users) to determine the future direction of development of the system.

    FAQ

    What kinds of things do you expect people to register in CKAN?

    Anything and everything - when we say knowledge we mean any kind of content, data or information. That said there are two main recommendations regarding what you register:

        * First, we are looking for people to register 'packages' that is collections with some kind of structure rather than individual items. So a substantial set of photos, a datasets of all kinds, the writings of Shakespeare but not an individual blog, or your flickr photo collection (unless it is really big!).
        * Second, we're looking for stuff that's open: that is material that people are free to use, reuse and redistribute without restriction (other than, perhaps, a requirement to share-alike).

    Why Not Just Use the Creative Commons Search Facility in Google/Yahoo/etc

    Two main reasons:

       1.

          We focus on work that is open. Simply put the set of open work and the set of CC-licensed works are not identical because (a) not all Creative Commons licensed work is open (for example those which use the non-commercial provision are not) and (b) there are plenty of open works which do not use CC licenses (e.g. Wikipedia)
       2.

          The registry is designed to support holding much more metadata than simply whether the work is open on not. In particular we want to be able to support automated installation of knowledge packages in the future (which requires things like dependency and version information)....

Permanent link to this post Posted by Peter Suber at 7/05/2007 04:41:00 PM.
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Mark Perkins MLIS, MCLIP
www.markperkins.info

https://keyserver.pgp.com/

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Summary paper prompts self archive debate

lists@markperkins.info                       Fri 6/04/2007 4:46 AM           ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr            [IFLA-L] Summary paper prompts self archive debate

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A   report by the  Publishing Research Consortium  which reignited the debate  about the impact  of open access  material on library  journal subscriptions has been re-released in condensed version.

The study, originally published in November last year, found that more than  a third of librarians believed  their organisations were wasting money   subscribing to  paid-for journals  when the  same content  was available for free on institutional repositories.

It   found that  40% of  librarians thought  money could  be saved  by substituting   journals for open  access information and  38% believed that   academic  publishers  should   be  concerned  about   libraries cancelling subscriptions.

... read the full story at <http://www.iwr.co.uk/2186915>

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Wiki-based Bibliography Software and/or Services?

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]                Wed 25/04/2007 2:35 AM            asis-l@asis.org           
[Asis-l] _Wiki-based Bibliography Software and/or Services ?_

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in identifying wiki-based software or systems that provide for the input of bibliographic data and the output of a standard bibliography. One such example that I*ve identified is
**Wikindx**

Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikindx ] Winkindx homepage [ http://wikindx.sourceforge.net/ ]

Another is a Design Bibliography
[ http://bibwiki.com/wiki/design ]
[ http://bibwiki.com/wiki/design?action=citation&id=Sunir%20Shah ]

As you can image, searching for wiki-based bibliography software is a nightmare [wiki and bibliography (and software)] [Ugh]

And Thus I Have Turned To The Wisdom of the Web for Assistance *

I would must appreciate learning of Any/All Wiki-based bibliography software like Wikindx or other bibliography sites like the Design Bibliography

Thanks A Million!

Regards,

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck@iastate.edu

Iowa: Where the Tall Corn Flows and the (North)West Wind Blows

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WHOIS in the Field of Grey Literature 2007

GreyNet [info@greynet.org]              Mon 2/04/2007 4:56 PM                     WHOIS in Grey Literature 2007

 

WHOIS in the Field of Grey Literature 2007 http://www.textrelease.com/textreleasehome/whois2007.html

The WHOIS in the field of Grey Literature is a compilation of biographical notes provided by authors in the GL Conference Series and in The Grey Journal (TGJ). This online resource is maintained by TextRelease in cooperation with GreyNet and her Associate Members. Records in this directory appear in alphabetical order by last name of author and each record contains a current email address. Should an author wish to revise the entry or should a new record be added, please contact info@textrelease.com

For those information professionals either recent or longstanding in the field of grey literature, please note that the GL9 Call-for-Papers is currently underway and will run until May 1, 2007 http://www.textrelease.com/callforpapers.html

TextRelease
GL9 Program and Conference Bureau
Javastraat 194-HS
1095 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel/Fax: +31(0)20-331.2420
Email: info@textrelease.com
http://www.textrelease.com
http://www.greynet.org

 

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World list of departments...

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Tom Wilson [wilsontd@GMAIL.COM]
Tue 17/07/2007 6:42 AM                    JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                    World list of departments...

The World List... has been further expanded by the addition of a number of Latin American countries, details for which were kindly provided by Ian Johnson as a result of his 'Revistas' project
(http://www.rgu.ac.uk/files/Latin%20American%20Library%20Schools%20v7.doc) - I still have to review the information for Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, where there are larger numbers of departments, but that will happen.  I've also added one or two other countries myself and we now have a total of 92 countries and
586 institutions and I don't know how many departments and courses - perhaps someone would like to count them!  Xenu reports that there are 2,864 links to check. I try to do that a couple of times a year and each time, some 30% of the links have changed and need to be removed or corrected.

Which brings me to the question of maintenance.  I regularly receive comments about the value of the list for curriculum development and/or research purposes, but maintenance is a key problem.

This can be dealt with by charging universities in developing countries an annual fee for entry in the directory - perhaps by Department or School; this would provide a service to everyone and a free service to the developing world.
Departments pay for entry in printed directories of courses, and something in the order of $250.00 or £125.00 per entry (i.e., whatever appears under the name of the department) would correspond favourably with the rates of printed directories - with the added advantage of a world-wide readership (28,000 hits on the index page since last September - 16,000 unique page views); naturally, under this regime, if a university didn't wish to pay, it wouldn't get an entry.  But alternative modes can be imagined: e.g., 'sponsors' who get mailing address and e-mail contact, plus a para on a specific programme, or whatever, and non-payers, who get the basic entry.

Does the community value the list sufficiently to pay for it in some way or another?

I'll be interested to hear the answer :-)

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Professor Tom Wilson, PhD, Hon.Ph.D.,
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Information Research: an international electronic journal
Website: http://InformationR.net/
E-mail: wilsontd@gmail.com
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Correction

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Tom Wilson [wilsontd@gmail.com] Tue 17/07/2007 4:20 PM            JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU; ASIST                  [Asis-l] World list – correction

My apologies for the typo in:

"This can be dealt with by charging universities in developing countries an annual fee for entry in the directory - perhaps by Department or School; this would provide a service to everyone and a free service to the developing world."

The first "developing countries" should, of course, have been "developed countries" :-)

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Professor Tom Wilson, PhD, Hon.Ph.D.,
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Information Research: an international electronic journal
Website: http://InformationR.net/
E-mail: wilsontd@gmail.com

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