NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

MARCH 2008  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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1st DRIVER Summit report

Jones Sophia [Sophia.Jones@nottingham.ac.uk]                     Fri 25/01/2008

Dear colleagues,

 

On 16 and 17 January 2008, DRIVER II successfully carried out its first Summit in Goettingen, Germany. Approximately 100 invited representatives from the European Community, including representatives of the European Commission, over 20 spokespersons of European repository initiatives as well as experts in different repository related fields from Europe, the U.S., Canada and South Africa came together to discuss their experiences and concrete actions with respect to the further building of cross-country repository infrastructures.

 

The first DRIVER Summit was a successful milestone on the way to building a professional, active repository community. Over the course of 2008, DRIVER II will invite various stakeholders to support DRIVER in an advisory capacity and to prepare the building of a Confederation, by exploring models of and potential liaisons with, existing organisations and initiatives (like SPARC, LIBER, the European Digital Library, Alliance for Permanent Access, etc.).

 

On behalf of the DRIVER II Consortium, Dr Norbert Lossau, Scientific Coordinator, has prepared a brief report on the Summit, available on the DRIVER website and the following link:

 

http://www.driver-support.eu/multi/news.php

 

About DRIVER II:

The EC-funded DRIVER II project is leading the way as the largest initiative of its kind in helping to enhance repository development worldwide. Its main objective is to build a virtual, European scale network of existing institutional repositories using technology that will manage the physically distributed repositories as one large scale virtual content source. For further information please go to the central entry point of the DRIVER initiative:

www.driver-community.eu

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10 Museums and Libraries Receive National Medal

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Jeannine Mjoseth [JMjoseth@IMLS.GOV]

JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU                        Wed 7/11/2007

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with photos can be read on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607.shtm.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2007

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

Five Museums and Five Libraries Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Extraordinary Community Service

 

Institutions will be Honored in Washington, D.C. Ceremony and Receive $10,000 award

 

WASHINGTON, DC--Five museums and five libraries have been selected for the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for the extraordinary public service provided by these institutions, announced Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. In keeping with the 2007 name change to the National Medal for Museum and Library Service (previously known as the National Award), recipient institutions will be awarded a newly-minted medal in recognition of their extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Each organization will also be honored in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., and receive a $10,000 award.

 

The winners of the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

are:

 

1.    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_bcri.shtm

2.    Brookfield Zoo of the Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield,

Illinois: http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_brookfield.shtm

3.    Georgetown County Library, Georgetown, South Carolina:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_georgetown.shtm

4.    Kim Yerton Branch of the Humboldt County Library, Hoopa,

California: http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_kimyerton.shtm

5.    Memphis Public Library & Information Center, Memphis, Tennessee:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_memphis.shtm

6.    National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_nmwa.shtm

7.    The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_nwberry.shtm

8.    Ocean County Library, Toms River, New Jersey:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_ocean.shtm

9.    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_omsi.shtm

10.   Vermont Historical Society, Barre, Vermont:

http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/110607_vhs.shtm

 

"The Institute of Museum and Library Services is awarding the National Medal to these 10 museums and libraries because they provide ground-breaking programs that respond to community challenges, serve as models for the nation's museums and libraries, and most of all make a difference in people's lives. I applaud their good work and encourage others to follow their example," Radice said.

 

As the primary source of federal funding for museums and libraries, the Institute has a unique vantage point of the vital role these institutions play in American society. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service was created to underscore that role. The winners are as diverse as the nation's cultural landscape: small and large, urban and rural. They have one thing in common: they have developed innovative ways to serve their communities.

 

Visit

http://www.imls.gov/results.asp?program=1005,1006&description=on&sort=ye

ar to view past recipients of the National Medal.

 

Nominate a museum or library for the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service at http://www.imls.gov/about/awards.shtm. (Application Deadline is February 15, 2008.)

 

     

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 http://www.imls.gov.

 

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16th BOBCATSSS 2008 Proceedings

Petra Hauke [petra.hauke@buchprojekte.com]                        ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr             Wed 23/01/2008

Dear colleagues,

 

the 16th BOBCATSSS 2008 Proceedings are now available:

 

1) in electronic format with Open Access:

http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/conferences/bobcatsss2008/

 

2) the printed version:

 

"Providing Access to Information for Everyone"

16th BOBCATSSS 2008 Symposium, Proceedings

391 pp., Ill.

ISBN 978-3-88347-259-1

21.20 € (Subscription price until February 15, 2008, afterwards 25.00 €)

 

Please order at:

BOCK + HERCHEN Verlag

Postfach 11 45, 53581 Bad Honnef, Germany Reichenbergerstraße 11, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany Telefon ++49 (0 22 24) 57 75 Telefax ++49 (0 22 24) 7 83 10

email: buh@bock-net.de

 

Enjoy reading!

 

Best regards,

Petra Hauke

 

--

Dr. des. Petra Hauke

Tel. +49 30 741 59 03

Fax +49 30 740 70 216

D-12107 Berlin, Germany

http://www.bobcatsss2008.org

 

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ARL libraries: Celebrating research collections

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Karen Weaver [melvil4u@GMAIL.COM]

Wed 10/10/2007

A new publication of interest , from the Association of Research Libraries website -   / Karen Weaver

 

Association of Research Libraries

 

http://www.arl.org/news/pr/celebrating-research-pub07.shtml

 

ARL Publishes Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries

 

ARL has published a book and Web site profiling selected rare and special collections in major research libraries of North America, Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries.

 

The compendium is a sampling of the abundance and variety of collections available for use. Special collections have been broadly construed to encompass distinctive, rare and unique, emerging media, born-digital, digitized, uncommon, non-standard, primary, and heritage materials.

 

Celebrating Research includes 118 collection profiles, each from a different ARL member library. Each profile is illustrated with color photographs and tells a story of a single collection, recounting how the resources were acquired and developed. The compilation is rich with examples of how research libraries are engaging different communities to deliver library services and encourage the use of such distinctive collections.

 

Also included is an introductory essay by British rare book expert Nicolas Barker and an appendix that provides a broad description of each library's special collection holdings and pertinent contact information. The book contains a detailed index; the Web site provides a search engine.

 

The volume is the result of a collaborative effort among ARL member libraries on the occasion of the Association's 75th anniversary. It was edited by Philip N. Cronenwett, Special Collections Librarian Emeritus, Dartmouth College Library; Kevin Osborn, Research & Design Ltd.; and Samuel A. Streit, Director for Special Collections, Brown University Library.

 

The content of Celebrating Research, including image previews, is freely available on the Web at http://www.celebratingresearch.org/.

 

Ordering Information for the Book

 

Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries

 

Philip N. Cronenwett, Kevin Osborn, Samuel A. Streit, eds.

 

Washington DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2007

 

ISBN 978-1-59407-769-2

 

Softbound: 10.5"x 11", 312 pages, 402 illustrations, index

 

$135 ($115 for ARL member libraries), plus shipping and handling

 

Order from ARL Publications.

 

About ARL

 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in North America. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is located on the Web at http://www.arl.org/.

 

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B. Godin (2008), The Knowledge-Based Economy: Fritz Machlup's Construction of a Synthetic Concept.

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; M.J. Menou [michel.menou@orange.fr]                     asis-l@asis.org; sigiii-l; sigifp-l; sighfis-l@asis.org; ASIS&T Metrics; eurchap; Euro_Student_ASIST@yahoogroups.com                  Tue 15/01/2008

Please find the link to the most recent paper in the series: B. Godin (2008), The Knowledge-Based Economy: Fritz Machlup's Construction of a Synthetic Concept. Available at http://www.csiic.ca/bulletin.html.

 

 Abstract

In 1962, the economist Fritz Machlup published an influential study that measured the production and distribution of knowledge in the United States. Machlup's calculations gave rise to a whole literature on the knowledge economy, its policies and its measurement. Today, the knowledge-based economy or society has become a buzzword in many writings and discourses, both academic and official. Where does Machlup's concept of a knowledge economy come from?

 

This paper looks at the sources of Machlup's insight. It discusses how The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States is a work that synthesizes ideas from four disciplines or fields of research - philosophy (epistemology), mathematics (cybernetics), economics (information) and national accounting - thus creating an object of study, or concept for science policy, science studies and the economics of science.

 

Do not hesitate to comment.

 

 

Benoît Godin

 

Professeur, INRS (Montreal)

Visiting Fellow (Imperial College, Londres)

benoit.godin[at]ucs.inrs[dot]ca

 

Project on the History and Sociology of Science, Technology and Innovation Statistics

http://www.csiic.ca/project.html

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Dr. Michel J. Menou

Visiting Professor, SLAIS, University College London, U.K.

Consultant in ICT policies and Knowledge & Information Management Adviser of Somos@Telecentros board http://www.tele-centros.org Member of the founding steering committee of Telecenters of the Americas Partnership http://www.tele-centers.net/ B.P. 15 F-49350 Les Rosiers sur Loire, France

Email: micheljmenou[at]gmail[dot]com

michel[dot]menou[at]orange[dot]fr

Phone: +33 (0)2 41511043

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ciber/peoplemenou.php

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COMMUNIA: public domain and alternative licensing for knowledge-sharing

Mark Perkins lists [lists@markperkins.info]    ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr             Fri 26/10/2007

Today's digital networks offer extraordinary new opportunities for sharing and building upon our global, public pool of knowledge.

Shedding light on the scientific, educational, economical, ethical and political importance of the digital public domain has, therefore, become crucial for the future of our knowledge-based societies.

 

This is the rationale behind a freshly launched project: COMMUNIA, the European Thematic Network on the Public Domain in the Digital Age.

 

Funded by the European Commission under the eContent+ programme and coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino's  NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society, the three-year long project held its kick-off meeting in Turin, Italy, on 28 September 2007.

 

The project has been proposed by a network of 36 members from 21 countries who are dedicated to developing theoretical analysis and strategic policy discussion of existing and emerging issues to the public domain in the digital environment, as well as related topics including, but not limited to, alternative forms of licensing for creative material (including the Creative Commons licenses), open access to scientific publications and research results, and management of works with unknown authors (i.e. orphan works).

 

COMMUNIA is organizing a productive schedule of thematic workshops and conferences to be held in several European venues, with the goal of maintaining a strong link between participants. The network aims at producing both analytical and practical results, including the production of a book and an academic journal, a "best practices" guide for European research and reference centres and a final strategic report containing specific policy guidelines.

 

The overall goal is to create an open, wide, and active partnership aimed at improving knowledge access and to help all the stakeholders - public and private, from the local to the European level - tackling the issues that the existence of a digital public domain have raised and will undoubtedly continue to raise.

 

For more information, please visit the project website; questions, comments, requests for information and/or clarification should be sent to the Coordinator of COMMUNIA, Prof. Juan Carlos De Martin <demartin at polito.it>, or to COMMUNIA project manager, Andrea Glorioso <andrea.glorioso at polito.it>.

 

European Commission page on COMMUNIA

http://www.ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/projects

/psi/communia/index_en.htm

 

COMMUNIA project website

http://communia-project.eu

 

NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society http://nexa.polito.it/

 

(contribution by Bernardo Parrella, COMMUNIA dissemination manager) ============================================================

 

EDRI-gram is a biweekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe.

Currently EDRI has 28 members based or with offices in 17 different countries in Europe. European Digital Rights takes an active interest in developments in the EU accession countries and wants to share knowledge and awareness through the EDRI-grams.

 

All contributions, suggestions for content, corrections or agenda-tips are most welcome. Errors are corrected as soon as possible and visibly on the EDRI website.

 

Except where otherwise noted, this newsletter is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. See the full text at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

 

Newsletter editor: Bogdan Manolea <edrigram@edri.org>

 

Information about EDRI and its members:

http://www.edri.org/

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Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]                  lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; web4lib@webjunction.org                      

Fri 18/01/2008

Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy, Report Says

 

The next generation of college students, more wired than any other, might not be as good at Internet research as you may think.

 

A new report from the Joint Information Systems Committee [JISC], a British higher-education research institute,

 

_Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future_

 

[

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_11012008.pdf

]

 

says the *Google Generation* (those born after 1993, who can*t remember a time when the Internet wasn*t widely available) may be computer literate. But that doesn*t make them information literate.

Some of the key problems the study found include:

 

>>>Young people don*t develop good search strategies to find quality

information.

 

>>>They might find information on the Internet quickly, but they

don*t know how to evaluate the quality of what they find.

 

>>>They don*t understand what the Internet really is: a vast network

with many different content providers.

 

The report details the implications of these problems for library professionals. It says library resources should be more unified with Internet tools like Google, and adapt to the changing ways younger generations gather information.

 

[snip]

 

 

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2670/computer-literacy-doesnt-mean-information-literacy-report-says

 

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

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Emerald website upgrade and Emerald Backfiles launch

Emerald Group Publishing Limited [replies@emeraldinsight.com]                  Thu 13/03/2008

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As part of our continuous efforts to enhance our products and services, Emerald is pleased to announce two significant and exciting enhancements to our content and website:

 

*     The launch of Emerald Backfiles, the digitized archive of Emerald journal titles in business, management, library and information services, materials science, and engineering. More than 60,000 articles (some dating back to the late nineteenth century) are now in PDF format and available electronically for the first time

 

Customers who have purchased Emerald Backfiles in advance will gain access to these articles from Monday 17th March. To other Emerald subscribers and users, the content of Emerald Backfiles will be indicated by the letter “B” and you will have access to the abstracts.

 

For more information about Emerald Backfiles, please visit: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/products_services/emeraldbackfiles.jsp <http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/7868/313466/617/0/> 

 

*     The launch of its new website with improved navigation tools, a more intuitive interface design and enhanced interest zones containing business and management resources

 

Deployment to the new improved website will start the week commencing 17th March and you will notice changes by the middle of the week.

 

For more information about these enhancements, please visit: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/improvements.jsp <http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/7868/313466/869/0/> 

 

We have taken all possible measures to ensure that this technical upgrade causes as little disruption as possible. Emerald subscribers will be able to browse, search and download articles as normal throughout the switch. However, we would like to notify all users that the functionality of the “My Profile” section may be affected during this period.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter until the new website has been successfully implemented and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Should you have any queries, concerns or comments, please contact support@emeraldinsight.com

 

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Facebook Use on Campus

 

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]             lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-l@asis.org; air-l@listserv.aoir.org; web4lib@webjunction.org      Mon 28/01/2008

 

 

I have discovered a major scholarly study about _Facebook Use on Campus_

 

Title: Facebook Use on Campus: A Social Capital Perspective on Social Network Sites

 

Author: Nicole Ellison

 

Abstract: Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. This talk reviews scholarship on social networking sites, focusing on the use of Facebook among undergraduate students. Nicole Ellison discusses findings from a recent study examining user practices and the social capital implications of Facebook use, demonstrating evidence of ***positive outcomes*** from some kinds of use. Educational applications of related technologies, such as blogging, is briefly discussed.

 

>>Important TakeHomeMessages for Educators/Librarians<<

 

Among Others:

 

Potential Benefits of Facebook in the Classroom

 

Facebook as a Course Communication Tool

 

A Link to the PDF of the PPT is available at

 

[ http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2008/01/facebook-use-on-campus-social-capital.html ]

 

>From A Mild Central Iowa  .... [44 F] !!! [A Heat Wave [:-)]

 

Have a GreatWeek!

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

There is Nothing More Powerful Than  An Idea Whose Time Has Come Victor Hugo [ http://www.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490 ]

 

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

[ http://www.alternativeenergyblogs.blogspot.com/ ]

     

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Foundations of Informing Science: Volume I

            Call for Chapters

 

Eli Cohen [elicohen@informingscience.org]       Wed 20/02/2008

 

 

Nominations, including self-nominations, due April 30

 

Over the past decade, the informing science transdiscipline has made enormous as an intellectual endeavor. Membership in the Informing Science Institute (ISI) has continued to grow during a period when many information-related disciplines have experienced contractions. ISI's growing number of journal publications, which include Informing Science and Journal of IT Education, have increased in stature and size and its initial forays into book publishing have led to extremely promising results. The Institute’s InSITE conferences continue to flourish despite cutbacks in travel budgets at many institutions. All of these indicators provide clear evidence of the value of the research being conducted in the informing science area.

 

As informing science continues to mature as a transdiscipline, it is useful to reflect upon what has been achieved, how these achievements relate to the initial objectives set forth for the transdiscipline, and where it might develop. As part of this reflection, we are announcing a new book, Foundations of the Informing Sciences: Volume I, which will serve as a celebration of the first decade of the informing science transdiscipline, andmuch more importantlywill act as a an archive of ideas and priorities for new and existing researchers in the field.

 

The Book

 

Foundations of Informing Science: Volume I, edited by Eli Cohen and Grandon Gill, will consist of a collection of both previously published and original works that will help its readers develop a clear sense of the scope and purpose of the informing science transdiscipline. It will be organized into 5 parts, as follows:

 

Part I: What is Informing Science?

 

Beginning with Cohen's seminal work, which launched the field, this part will contain chapters that explain, to the reader unfamiliar with the transdiscipline, the nature, objectives and scope of informing science.

 

·         Eli Cohen, (1999) Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan, Journal of Computing and Information Technology. 7 (3) 213-219, http://inform.nu/WhatsIS.htm <http://inform.nu/WhatsIS.htm> 

 

Part II: Elements of Informing Systems

 

A second part consists of chapters that examine the individual elements of informing systems, such as client, sender, channel, technologies and task. In addition to their contributions to informing science research, chapters in this part also serves an important tutorial function. Being inherently multidisciplinary means that concepts widely understood by one group of researchers in the field may be entirely novel to another, for example:

 

·         Gill, T.G. and Hicks, R.C., (2006) Task Complexity and Informing Science: A Synthesis, Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline. 9  1-30. http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol9/v9p001-030Gill46.pdf <http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol9/v9p001-030Gill46.pdf> 

 

Part III: Reference Disciplines for Informing Science

 

Many different fields, including information systems, computer science, business, education, library science and philosophy, provide important contributions to informing science. This part will consist of chapters that focus on showing how concepts developed in other disciplines are being applied to informing science, for example:

 

·         Nissen, H., (2007) Using Double Helix Relationships to Understand and Change Informing Systems. Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 10 Monograph: Use and Redesign in IS: Double Helix Relationships?1-19  http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol10/DblHelix001-019.pdf <http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol10/DblHelix001-019.pdf> 

 

 Part IV: Applied Informing Science

 

A complement to Part III, this part will focus on the application of informing science concepts to other disciplines, as well as their use by practitioners. These chapters should both identify what concepts from informing science are being applied and how they can, demonstrably or potentially, add value to the reader, for example:

 

 ·         Gackowski, Z.J., (2006) Informing Systems in Business Environments: A Purpose-Focused View, Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 8 101-122. http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol8/v8p101-122Gack.pdf <http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol8/v8p101-122Gack.pdf>  

 

Part V: Future Directions

 

What exciting problems should we be tackling in the coming decade?  In this part, chapters will focus on identifying possible directions for the field and on proposing priorities for future research areas and activities, for example:

 

 ·         Gill, G. and Bhattacherjee, A., (2007) The Informing Sciences at a Crossroads: The Role of the Client, Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline. 10 17-39. http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol10/ISJv10p017-039Gill317.pdf <http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol10/ISJv10p017-039Gill317.pdf> 

 

Nomination Process

 

 

All chapters in Foundations of Informing Science: Volume I will be based upon peer reviewed articles appearing in refereed journals. To be considered for inclusion in the book, an article must be nominated through an email sent to the book's editor ggill@coba.usf.edu by 30 April 2008, with self-nominations being encouraged. That nomination email should include:

 

·         What part the chapter would appear in

 

·         The chapter's expected contribution to the book

 

·         A statement of the nominator's willingness to review one or more completed chapters as the book nears publication, scheduled for late fall 2008 or early spring 2009. (Volunteering in this manner is not a prerequisite for inclusion, but would be greatly appreciated.)

 

Previously Published Works

 

Most contributions will be based upon previously published articles, typically in ISI journals, although other sources will be considered provided that copyright issues can be addressed. After examining the nominated article, the editors will decide if it is consistent with the objectives and structure of the book. If appropriate, the editors will invite the author(s) to submit a chapter.

 

Included with each invitation to submit a chapter will be a list of specific changes desired prior to publication in chapter form. We anticipate that nearly all chapters will require some rewriting since the book is intended to be a tightly integrated work, rather than being a loose collection of minimally related reprints. For example, it would be entirely unnecessary to have an explanation of the informing science framework in every chapter, even though many articles necessarily include such an introduction. The editors will work with authors to achieve some degree of consistency in form and tone throughout the book. A web site containing a table of contents for the book and current chapter drafts will be maintained to assist in this effort.

 

Original Works

 

In some cases, a researcher may be working on a concept that has not yet been published, but which closely ties in with the objectives and structure of the book. In such cases, the nominating author should also include a synopsis (of 1000 words or fewer) of the research in question, along with an expected date of journal submissionwhich must be no later than 30 June 2008plus a brief biography of the intended author(s). If the potential contribution looks appropriate, the editors will notify the authors of their willingness to consider it as a chapter. Then:

 

·         Upon completion of the manuscript, the author will inform the book's editors and submit it to the most appropriate ISI journal for review (typically Informing Science Journal, but otherssuch as JITEare also possible).

 

·         The book editors will request that the journal editors expedite review of the submission.

 

·         Upon acceptance  (or provisional acceptance) by the journal, the authors will immediately submit their chapter draft to the editors, after which time both authors and editors will attempt to follow the "existing works" schedule as closely as possible.

 

 

Key Dates (Subject to Change)

 

 

*     30 April 2008: Deadline for nominations

*     31 May 2008: All chapter invitations sent

*     30 June 2008: Original works submitted to appropriate ISI journal

*     31 August 2008: Revised chapters returned to editors

*     31 October 2008: Review of chapters completed

*     31 December 2008: Publication in electronic form

*     31 January 2009: Publication in print form

 

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Horizon Report

2007

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]       lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; web4lib@webjunction.org          Sat 15/12/2007

 

_ Horizon Report 2007_ ; 32 pages

 

PDF [ http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007_Horizon_Report.pdf ] Wiki [ http://horizon.nmc.org/wiki/Horizon2007:Main_Page ]

 

**An annual report on Emerging Technologies / Higher Education**

 

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within higher education. The 2007 Horizon Report is the fourth edition in this annual series. Again this year, as in years past, the report reflects an ongoing collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.

 

The core of the report describes six areas of emerging technology that will impact higher education within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years. To identify these areas, the project draws on an ongoing conversation among knowledgeable persons  in the fields of business, industry, and education; on published resources, current research and practice; and on the expertise of the NMC and ELI communities.

 

***Social Networking / Scholarship 2.0 / Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming / Virtual Worlds / More ***

 

>>>[See Table of Contents Below]<<<

 

You cannot celebrate The New Year without skimming/reading This Report [It's That Important] [:-) [or those from previous years and next year (2008)[ http://horizon.nmc.org/wiki/Main_Page ]

 

ALSO: The Horizon ProjectCall to Scholarship - 2007-8 [ http://www.nmc.org/pdf/Horizon-Project-Call-to-Scholarship.pdf ]

 

Enjoy!

 

Season's Greetings

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

There is Nothing More Powerful Than An Idea Whose Time Has Come Victor Hugo [ http://www.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490 ]

 

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

[ http://alternativeenergyblogs.blogspot.com/ ]

 

 

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Time-to-Adoption: One Year or Less

User-Created Content....

Overview

Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading Social Networking Overview Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading

Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years

Mobile Phones

Overview

Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading Virtual Worlds Overview Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading

Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years

The New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication Overview Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming Overview Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For Further Reading

2007 Horizon Project Advisory Board

 

PDF [ http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007_Horizon_Report.pdf ]

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2008

 

Gerry Mckiernan [gerrymck@iastate.edu]    diglib@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-mm@lib.iastate.edu

Tue 29/01/2008

 

>>>Hot Off The Press: The Horizon Report 2008<<<

 

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium NMC)*s Horizon Project, a five-year qualitative research effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.

 

Notable Emerging Technologies for Education in the 2008 Report Include:

 

 

***Grassroots Video

***Collaboration Web

***Mobile Broadband

***Data Mashups

***Collective Intelligence

 

AND IMHO: The Most Notable

 

***Social Operating Systems [:-)

 

Each Technology Is Discussed Within The Following Framework:

 

>>Overview

>>Relevance for Teaching, Learning, and Creative Expression Examples For

>>Further Reading

 

Excerpts From The Section On Social Operating Systems And A Link To The Report Are Available At:

 

[http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2008/01/horizon-report-2008-social-operating.html]

 

Happy Monday !

 

Regards,

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

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IFLA-PAC Mailing List

flore.izart@bnf.fr                    ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr             Thu 24/01/2008

Dear colleagues,

 

We are glad to announce the creation of the IFLA-PAC Mailing List.

 

It will contribute to raise awareness among library professionals of the urgent need to preserve our endangered documentary heritage, by providing large-scale news and information on preservation.

 

You can subscribe to the list at: http://infoserv.inist.fr/wwsympa.fcgi/info/pac-list

 

Join us!

 

 

 Best regards,

 

Christiane Baryla

 

Flore Izart

 

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IFLA Publication

Genealogy and Local History           

Sjoerd Koopman [Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]            IFLA-L                        Wed 19/03/2008

 

New IFLA Publication on Genealogy and Local History

 

Just off the press: International Genealogy and Local History as Nr 130 in the IFLA Publications Series.

 

This book contains the papers delivered at sessions organised by the Genealogy and Local History Section at the annual conferences of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) between 2001 and 2005; many of these are updated versions of the original presentations.

 

A wide range of significant issues and trends in historical and family research is covered. The authors, all experts in their own fields, address those engaged in delivering genealogy and local history services in libraries, archives and museums across the world. Moreover they focus on the growing army of enthusiasts directly engaged in tracing their own ancestral and local history.

 

Several papers give useful hints on how various resources can be used to further personal research. These include the exciting opportunities offered by the digitisation of primary resources and by the impact of the powerful new technology, among other things now on offer through DNA profiling.

 

 

International Genealogy and Local History

 

Papers presented by the Genealogy and Local History Section.

 

Edited by Ruth Hedegaard and Elizabeth Anne Melrose

Munich: K.G. Saur, 2008 (IFLA Publications; 130)

ISBN 978-3-598-22036-4

Price: EUR 78,00 (EUR 58,00 for IFLA Members)

 

Order:

K. G. Saur Verlag: www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/>

 

or

 

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Tel. +49 (0)8191 9 70 00-214

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Fax: +1 (703) 661-1501

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World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education

IFLA-L                        Tue 9/10/2007

World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education  - Third new and completely revised edition

 

The third edition of this guidebook lists education institutions world-wide where professional education and training programmes are carried out at a tertiary level of education or higher.

 

*  More than 900 universities and other institutions, and more than 1,500 relevant programmes from all over the world;

 

 

*  Clearly laid out, entries provide address and contact details, as well as information regarding teaching staff and students, programmes’ contents, duration and level, admission and completion requirements, tuition rates, library and technological facilities, continuing education, etc.;

 

 

*   Along with its alphabetical index of institutions and an index by place names, this makes it an up-to-date tool, indispensable for networking, as well as quick and easy reference.

 

 

World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education.3rd new and completely revised edition. Edited by Axel Schniederjürgen. Munich: K.G. Saur, 2007 (IFLA Publications; 128/129). ISBN 978-3-598-22035-7. Price: EUR 168,00 (EUR 148,00 for IFLA Members)

 

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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IMLS Board Members Confirmed

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Jeannine Mjoseth [JMjoseth@IMLS.GOV]

JESSE@listserv.utk.edu        Fri 21/03/2008

 

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 http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/032008.shtm.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2008

 

Press Contacts

202-653-4632

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

Senate Confirms President's Nominees to National Museum and Library Services Board

 

Washington, DC--The U.S. Senate confirmed four presidential nominees to serve as members of the National Museum and Library Services Board March 13, 2008. The board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency that is the primary source of federal support for the nation's museums and libraries.

 

"The new board members bring vast and varied experience to the National Museum and Library Services Board. We look forward to working with them and to their contributions in support the nation's museums and libraries," said the Institute's Director Anne-Imelda M. Radice. "I also want to thank and acknowledge the expert advice and leadership offered by the outgoing members: Judith Ann Rapanos, Edwin Joseph Riguad, Margaret Scarlett and Renee Swartz. We will miss them."

 

The new members include:

 

Julia W. Bland, Executive Director of the Louisiana Children's Museum Julia W. Bland has been the Executive Director of the Louisiana Children's Museum since 1997. Nationally, she has presided over the museum collaborative MC2 and is a founding member of Quality Management to a Higher Level (Qm2)'s New Orleans Roundtable. She also serves on the international board of the Association of Children's Museums as the association's Secretary. Locally she has chaired the boards of organizations such as Trinity Episcopal School, the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health's Advisory Board, and America's Promise Alliance New Orleans Kids Partnership. Ms. Bland serves on various state-wide advisory boards promoting child well-being and early childhood development. In 2004 she co-chaired the Association of Children's Museum annual conference and served on the national program committee for the American Association of Museums annual conference. In

2001 and 2006 she was selected as a City Business Woman of the Year, and was a Young Leadership Council Role Model for 2007. She received her bachelor of arts in art history from Tulane University.

 

Jan Cellucci, Commissioner on the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Since 2005, Jan Cellucci has served as a Commissioner on the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, a federal government agency established in 1970 and consolidated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2008.

During a varied professional library career, Cellucci has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, a member of the University of British Columbia President's Advisory Council on the University Library, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Friends of Library Archives Canada, an Associate University Librarian for Collection Services at Boston College, and as Preservation Manager for Boston College. Earlier in her career, she directed a K-12 school library, served as Assistant Director of the Hudson Public Library, created two new elementary school media centers, and was an elected public library trustee. Cellucci currently sits on the Board of the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund, an umbrella organization that leads statewide efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, and on the Board of CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technologies dedicated to transforming education through Universal Design for Learning. She earned a master of library science and an honorary doctorate in public service from Simmons College in Boston.

 

William J. Hagenah, Chairman, Board of Directors of the Chicago Horticultural Society William J. Hagenah has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Horticultural Society since 1989, and he has served as its Chairman since 2002. He is responsible for the growth and development of the institution, presiding over meetings of the Governing Members and the Board's Executive Committee. Under his leadership, the Campaign for the Chicago Botanic Garden has raised more than $125 million toward the construction of new gardens, the renovation of existing gardens, infrastructure improvements, and the construction of new administrative, teaching, and research facilities. Throughout his career, Hagenah held many positions at the First National Bank of Chicago, beginning as a security analyst in 1968, vice president of pension management in 1979, and finally, senior vice president of personal investments in 1986. He retired from the company in 1999.

Hagenah's professional memberships include the Investment Analysts of Chicago, the Financial Analysts Federation, and the Institute of Charted Financial Analysts. He is also a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University and master of business administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

 

Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Mark Y. Herring has worked in librarianship for nearly three decades. Prior to serving in Rock Hill, Herring was Dean of Library Services at Oklahoma Baptist University, and Library Director at King College in East Tennessee. Herring's most recent book, Fool's Gold: Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library was released by McFarland in 2007. A poster from this book, "Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library" is now in more than 1,500 libraries in the U.S. and abroad. His articles have appeared in American Libraries, Library Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, College and Research Library News, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Women's Quarterly, Society, and many others. His bachelor and master of library science degrees are from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and his doctorate degree is from East Tennessee State University. Herring has two grown daughters and lives in Rock Hill with his wife, Carol, a high school English IB teacher.

 

The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) is a twenty-four member advisory body that includes the IMLS director and deputy directors for libraries and museums and 20 presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed members of the general public who have demonstrated expertise in, or commitment to, library or museum services. Informed by its collective experience and knowledge, the NMLSB advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. For more information about the National Museum and Library Services Board visit the Institute's Web site at www.imls.gov/about/board.shtm.

 

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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Index Translationum

Peter Lor [Peter.Lor@IFLA.nl]                        ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr             Sat 12/01/2008

Dear colleagues

 

The following information is distributed at the request of Mr Mauro Rosi, Program Specialist Cultural Enterprise and Copyright Section, in the Culture Division of UNESCO.He can be contacted at M.Rosi@unesco.org.

 

Peter Lor

 

 

Peter Johan Lor, DPhil

Secretary General

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions P O Box 95312,  2509 CH The Hague,  Netherlands

Tel.  +31-70-314 0884              

Fax: +31-70-383 4827                         

E-mail: ifla@ifla.org <mailto:ifla@ifla.org>

Website: www.ifla.org <http://www.ifla.org> 

 

The Index Translationum is the oldest UNESCO project and the only real world’s bibliography of translations. It was created in 1932: we celebrated in 2007 its 75th anniversary.  For the time being, the Index Translationum lists some 3 millions bibliographical notices. Half of them are on line on the free web site www.unesco.org/culture/translationum, totaling more than 1.700,000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth. 

 

The Index Translationum can tell you what is translated and where. It can immediately produce statistics on the evolutions of translations in each country, on the publishers and publications places in a country and on the evolution in time for each publication language. Other kinds of stats or projectios can be easily elaborated on the basis of the information we provide. It is a unique tool to analyse   and assess  literature or scientific trends,  the international book market flows,  and a irreplaceable basis for the elaboration of book-related cultural policies. 

 

We are now working at the Index’s technical and strategical renewal:  we would like to have a better and more complete database and we are taking the necessary staps (investments and  human resources recruitment) to ensure the future of this programme.

 

In this context, we feel that many of the potential users of the Index are not aware and do not befenif of its existence.   Librarians are not only our main information providers, but also among our most important  users, and  IFLA could may be help us promote the Index among them. This would be in our opinion for our mutual benefit.

 

Mauro Rosi

 

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Indian Books Update

 

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]                      Mon 17/09/2007

 

T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/7G

 

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 October 2007**. 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.    Gupta, Manoj Das,

Studies in Librarianship : Principles and Challenges / Manoj Das Gupta.  1st ed. New Delhi, Cyber Tech Publications.  2008.  viii, 279 p.

ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

ISBN: 8178843049        KK-51600

 

2.    Sah, Anupam,

Indigenous Methods and Manuscript Preservation / Editor: Anupam Sah.  1st ed. New Delhi, D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd.  2006.  xviii, 252 p. ills.

(partly col.). 23 cm.  (Samraksika Series - No. 1).

In association with National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi.

List Price: $ 23.30     Your Price: $ 21.00

ISBN: 8190402900        KK-51360

 

Prices indicated are in US dollars.

 

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T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/7H

 

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]  Tue 23/10/2007

 

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 November 2007**. 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.    Basa, Kishor K.,

Museology : A Comprehensive Bibliography and Webliography / Kishor K. Basa, Mohammad Rehan and Ravindra K. Gupta.  1st ed. New Delhi, Serials Publications.  2007.  xxxvi, 313 p. 23 cm.

In association with Indra Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind), Bhopal.

List Price: $ 42.30     Your Price: $ 38.10

ISBN: 8183871037        KK-51749

 

2.    Ganguly, R. C.,

Technology in Digital Libraries / Editor: Dr. R. C. Ganguly.  1st ed.

Delhi, Isha Books.  2007.  viii, 310 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 818205432X        KK-52061

 

Prices indicated are in US dollars.

 

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T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/7I

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]  Thu 22/11/2007

 

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 December 2007**. 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.    Ganguly, R. C.,

Digital Libraries : Challenges and Prospects / Editor: Dr. R. C.

Ganguly.  1st ed. Delhi, Isha Books.  2007.  viii, 314 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8182054273        KK-52239

 

2.    Ganguly, R. C.,

Impact of Modern Techniques in Information Services / Editor: Dr. R. C.

Ganguly.  1st ed. Delhi, Isha Books.  2007.  viii, 318 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 63.30     Your Price: $ 57.00

ISBN: 8182054311        KK-52519

 

3.    Ganguly, R. C.,

Preservation of Electronic Information / Editor: Dr. R. C. Ganguly.  1st ed. Delhi, Isha Books.  2007.  viii, 308 p. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8182054303        KK-52415

 

4.    Ganguly, R. C.,

Transformation of Library Services / Editor: Dr. R. C. Ganguly.  1st ed.

Delhi, Isha Books.  2007.  viii, 316 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8182054346        KK-52235

 

5.    Mittal, R. L.,

Library Administration : Theory and Practice / Dr. R. L. Mittal.  Reprint ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications.  2007.  xxii, 840 p. ills. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

            KK-52935

 

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kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]  Fri 14/12/2007

 

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 2008**. 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.    Kumar, Pogula Sesha Giri,

Library Movement and Library Development in Andhra Pradesh / Dr. P. S. G.

Kumar.  1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.  2008.  x, 611 p.

ills. maps. 23 cm.  (Library in India Series - 1).

List Price: $ 88.20     Your Price: $ 79.40

ISBN: 817646578X        KK-53568

 

2.    Kumar, Pogula Sesha Giri,

Library Movement and Library Development in Karnataka / Dr. P. S. G.

Kumar.  1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.  2008.  viii, 536 p.

ills. 23 cm.  (Library in India Series - 3).

List Price: $ 73.50     Your Price: $ 66.20

ISBN: 8176465933        KK-53594

 

3.    Kumar, Pogula Sesha Giri,

Library Movement and Library Development in Kerala and Lakshadweep / Dr. P.

S. G. Kumar.  1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.  2008.  x, 401 p. ills. 23 cm.  (Library in India Series - 4).

List Price: $ 73.50     Your Price: $ 66.20

ISBN: 8176465569        KK-53625

 

4.    Kumar, Pogula Sesha Giri,

Library Movement and Library Development in Maharashtra and Goa / Dr. P. S.

G. Kumar.  1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.  2008.  xii, 595 p.

ills. maps. 23 cm.  (Library in India Series - 2).

List Price: $ 88.20     Your Price: $ 79.40

ISBN: 8176466085        KK-53567

 

5.    Singh, Pramod Kumar,

Current Trends and Techniques in Library and Information Science / P. K.

Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2007.  viii,

259 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8183292078        KK-53438

 

6.    Srivastava, Ajay Kumar,

Glossary of Library Information Communication and Technological Terms and Acronyms / Compiled and Edited by Dr. Ajay Kumar Srivastava and Rajesh Kumar Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2007.  vi, 232 p. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 8183291570        KK-53579

 

7.    Yadav, S. K.,

Online Library Initiatives / Dr. S. K. Yadav.  1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2007.  xii, 284 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8183292085        KK-53253

 

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T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/7K

 

kkagencies@vsnl.com; on behalf of; kkagencies [kka1996@vsnl.net]        Tue 26/02/2008

 

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 2008**. 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 and Information Networks / Dr. Amjad Ali.  1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications.  2007.  414 p. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 61.70     Your Price: $ 55.50

ISBN: 8170005159        KK-53891

 

2.    Bajpai, R. P.,

Current Trends in Library and Information Science / Dr. R. P. Bajpai.  1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2007.  viii, 265 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 8183291724        KK-54377

 

3.    Chan, Lois Mai,

Library of Congress Subject Headings : Principles and Application / Lois Mai Chan.  1st Indian ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications.  2007.  xvi, 550 p. ills. 24 cm.  (Library and Information Science Text Series).

List Price: $ 79.40     Your Price: $ 71.50

            KK-54290

 

4.    Sharma, S. K.,

Information Technology and Library Services / Dr. S. K. Sharma.  1st ed.

New Delhi, Shree Publishers & Distributors.  2007.  viii, 269 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 55.00     Your Price: $ 49.50

ISBN: 818329183X        KK-53961

 

5.    Singh, C. Praveen,

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In passing…

 

Dr. Maria Chavez-Hernandez

 

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Howard Rodriguez [hmori@FSU.EDU]

JESSE@listserv.utk.edu                       Fri 21/03/2008

 

I’m very sorry to inform of the passing of Dr. Maria Chavez-Hernandez, associate professor at the College of Information, Florida State University.  For those of you who may not have known, she had a long fight with cancer and could not fight any longer to live.

 

Dr. Chavez-Hernandez was an active champion of library services and LIS education for minorities, and was recently honored by the Florida Library Association with an award bearing her name.

 

As posted in the College of Information website: “The Florida Library Association (FLA) announced an award honoring Dr. Maria Chavez-Hernandez of the FSU College of Information last week (January 8). The "Maria Chavez-Hernandez Libraries Change Peoples Lives Award" will celebrate the "dynamic spirit of her work in expanding the opportunities of information access to under-served and immigrant populations" by recognizing librarians who have "made a demonstrably positive and big difference in the lives of Florida's library users."

 

Her family was with her and were able to say goodbye.  She will surely be missed by many.

 

Howard Rodriguez-Mori

Doctoral Candidate (ABD)

College of Information

Florida State University

 

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Prof. William Z. Nasri

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; M.J. Menou [michel.menou@orange.fr]                     asis-l@asis.org; sigiii-l Tue 11/03/2008

 

It's onl last nite that I learned of the sad event.

I am copying below the obituary from the University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh University Times 40/13 of March 6, 2008 I have known Bill Nasri for many other interests beyond copyright, in particular agricultural information services and international issues.

Michel Menou

 

 

OBITUARY: William Z. Nasri

 

William Z. Nasri, professor emeritus in the School of Information Sciences (SIS), died Feb. 22, 2008, of natural causes. He was 82.

 

Nasri was a member of the SIS community for more than 30 years, beginning in 1964 as a research associate while he was enrolled in the  PhD program.

 

In addition to his doctorate in library science, awarded in 1975, Nasri earned a Master of Library Science degree in 1965 and a certificate in advanced study in library administration in 1967, both at Pitt. He retired from Pitt in 1996.

Nasri taught courses in legal, international and management issues. In the 1970s, he introduced a course in legal aspects of management and information handling, a first-of-its-kind graduate course in a library science school.

 

Nasri also was an expert in copyright and intellectual property law, helping to rewrite federal laws to take into account the burgeoning field of information technology.  He studied the impact of copy machines on copyrighted material,

culminating in his 1976 dissertation, “The impact of reprography on the commercial publication of scientific and technical priodicals: with particular reference to the case of the Williams and Wilkins Company v. the United States.”

 

In addition to numerous journal articles, Nasri wrote two books,  “Crisis in Copyright” (1976) and “Legal Issues for Library and Information Managers” (1987). He also served as special counsel for copyright and University copyright consultant in Pitt’s Office of the General Counsel in the 1970s and ’80s.

 

During his Pitt career, Nasri served on a numerous University Senate and other committees.

 

Outside the University, Nasri was on a number of editorial boards, including serving as assistant editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science from 1968 to 1983.

 

In 1975 he was elected to membership in Beta Phi Mu, the library science honorary society.

 

In 1988, he was awarded a Fulbright senior fellowship to teach and conduct research in Rabat, Morocco.

 

According to “Tradition in Transition: A History of the School of Information Sciences,” Nasri spoke five languages and taught in 28 countries.

 

Born in Tanta, Egypt, of Lebanese parents who met in Egypt and lived there when he was born, Nasri earned a bachelor’s degree in 1952 and a law degree in 1957 from the University of Alexandria. Prior to coming to the United States, he practiced law in Egypt from 1960 to 1964.

 

He left Egypt in 1964 with his wife, Eunice, a nurse who had been working in Tanta, and came to Pittsburgh, her hometown.

 

Nasri was past president of the Oakland Rotary Club, a member of the William D. McIlroy #269 Masonic Lodge and a life member emeritus of the Green Tree Library Board.

 

He was an elder at the Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, and was instrumental in founding the Pittsburgh service organization Brother’s Brother Foundation, which works toward the advancement of developing countries.

 

Students at SIS and Pitt’s School of Law established the annual William Z. Nasri Award for Legal Issues in Information Handling to honor Nasri for his contributions to the field and his 30-plus years of service to the University.

 

In addition to his wife, Nasri is survived by his daughter, Nadine Mancini; two sisters, Elaine Azmy and Nadia Issa; a brother, Fares Nasri, and four grandchildren.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Nasri’s name to the American Respiratory Alliance (Smooth Sailing), 201 Smith Dr., Suite E, Cranberry Township, 16066; Green Tree Public Library, 10 W. Manilla Ave., Pittsburgh 15220, or St. Clair Hospital Intermediate Care Unit, Nursing Department, 1000 Bower Hill Rd., Pittsburgh 15243.

 

Peter Hart