NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

SEPTEMBER 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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10 Pillars of Knowledge: Map of Human Knowledge

 

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From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of chaim Zins

Sent: Thursday, 12 June 2008 9:16 PM

To: asis-l@asis.org; Euro_Student_ASIST@yahoogroups.com; eurchap; sigiii-l; sigkm-l@asis.org

Subject: [Asis-l] 10 Pillars of Knowledge: Map of Human Knowledge

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

10 Pilars of Knowledge: Map of Human Knowledge <http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/Map/Map.html>  is on the Internet at http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/Map/Map.html

 

Please feel free reflect.

 

All the best,

 

Chaim Zins

 

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Chaim Zins, PhD.

Knowledge Mapping Research

26 Hahaganah St, Jerusalem 97852, Israel;

Tel/Fax: 972-2-5816705

Email: chaim.zins@gmail.com

Homepage: www.success.co.il <http://www.success.co.il/> Knowledge 2006: Map of Human Knowledge

(http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/index.html)

 

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Digital Dystopia: Overcoming Digital Deprivation in the United States

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From: Mark Perkins lists [mailto:lists@markperkins.info]

Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 5:18 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] Report: Public libaries & 'Digital Dystopia: Overcoming Digital Deprivation in the United States'

Carpenter, Cheris A. (2008) Digital Dystopia: Overcoming Digital Deprivation in the United States. Report.

Abstract: Public libraries serve increasingly critical roles in the knowledge society. Public libraries currently serve integral roles in their communities through the provision of free public Internet access. Libraries have become technology centers where critical information services are offered to their communities. This is an analysis of the greater potentiality public libraries possess in bridging the 'digital divide' in the United States. An examination of the ways in which networked services can aid people in disadvantaged communities is provided, as well an exploration of the coordinated efforts of local municipalities and public libraries in the provision of public Internet access. The predominate statistics used were produced by the PEW Internet and American Life Project

2008 study of US Broadband Penetration and the 2007 report "Public Libraries and the Internet" for the American Library Association (ALA) by Florida State University, which analyzed the impact of Internet-based services by public libraries in their communities.

http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00014660/

 

 

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Emerald Acquires Social Science Series, Serials and Books from Elsevier

 

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From: Emerald Group Publishing Limited [mailto:literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com]

Sent: Thursday, 17 April 2008 3:52 PM

To: Kerry Smith

Subject: Emerald Acquires Social Science Series, Serials and Books from Elsevier

 

Emerald Group Publishing Limited <http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/8260/455984/51/0/>        

       

       

 <http://assets.emeraldInsight.com/assets/spacer.gif>       Dear Mrs Kerry Smith,

 

As you may be aware, Emerald Group Publishing Limited has recently acquired a large proportion of Elsevier’s Social Science book series and textbook publishing programme. Over 200 book series and almost 300 books have been added to the Emerald portfolio, and we are looking forward to contributing to the ongoing successful development of all titles.

 

This acquisition is one of the most significant in Emerald’s history, and strengthens our presence in many subject fields. We also welcome the fact that the acquisition takes us into new and exciting areas of research and practice, including Language and Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology, and Politics and Policy, to name a few.

 

Information about the range of titles acquired can be found at: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/series/index.htm <http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/8260/455984/986/0/> . Further details will be added here in due course, along with information about the forthcoming Emerald Bookstore.

 

We are currently in the midst of integrating these many and varied titles, but will continue to update you on progress over the coming year. There are a number of ways in which existing Emerald Editors and contributors can get involved with this publishing programme in the future – from proposing a new volume within an existing book series to proposing a brand new book series, and we look forward to talking to you about these opportunities. Please either contact your Publisher in the first instance, or one of the Commissioning Editors below for more information:

 

Sarah Kennedy (skennedy@emeraldinsight.com): Accounting and Finance, Business Law and Ethics, Politics and Policy

 

Rachel Brown (rbrown@emeraldinsight.com): Enterprise and Innovation, Environment, Language and Linguistics, Management Studies, Organization Studies, Psychology, Strategy

 

Claire Ferres (cferres@emeraldinsight.com): Health Care, Industry and Public Sector Management, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Logistics, Sociology and Anthropology, Tourism and Hospitality

 

Diane Heath (dheath@emeraldinsight.com): Economics, Education, Human Resource Management, Information and Knowledge Management, Library and Information Studies

 

If you have any questions or comments about the acquisition, we would be pleased to hear from you.

 

With best regards,

 

Vicky Williams

Head of Publishing Development

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

 

vwilliams@emeraldinsight.com

http://www.emeraldinsight.com <http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/8260/455984/51/0/> 

 

     

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Emerald Library Link Newsline

            May 2008

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From: Emerald Group Publishing Limited [mailto:librarylink@emeraldinsight.com]

Sent: Friday, 30 May 2008 7:51 PM

To: Kerry Smith

Subject: Emerald Library Link Newsline - May 2008

 

Having trouble viewing this email? Go to the online version <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/newsletters/librarylink_may2008.htm>

 

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       1. 2008 IFLA International Marketing Award    

       2. The accidental library manager

       3. Frank Scholze wins German Library Hi Tech Award  

       4. Emerald sponsors Internet Librarian International 2008

       5. First-ever issue of NLW digitized for Emerald Backfiles      

       6. Emerald at ALA     

       7. Exciting career opportunities at the IE Business School

       8. ALA RUSA BRASS research grant  

       9. Editor's choice    

 

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Emerald sponsors 2008 IFLA International Marketing Award   

           

       Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Gold Corporate Partner of IFLA, will be sponsoring the IFLA International Marketing Award for the next five years. This year's winner will be chosen by the IFLA International Marketing Award committee and will receive airfare, lodging and registration for the 2008 IFLA General Conference and Council – which is being held on August 10-14 in Quebec City, Canada – as well as a cash award of USD 1,000. Emerald will be exhibiting at the Conference and delegates are invited to meet our representatives at Stand Number 100.

 

More details <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/about/news/story.htm?id=264>

       

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The accidental library manager     

             

       Librarianship is an inherently collaborative endeavour. This month Rachel Singer Gordon gives Library Link readers essential advice on how to successfully manage the web of relationships in which every library manager finds him or herself.

 

Check out Managing relationships <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/librarians/management/accidental/accidental_5.htm> , instalment 5 of our "Accidental library manager " column

       

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Frank Scholze wins German Library Hi Tech Award

             

       Emerald is pleased to inform our readers that Frank Scholze has won the first German Library Hi Tech Award. Selected by a jury of experts for his role in developing OPUS, the German Repository Platform deployed by more than 50 HE libraries in Germany, he will receive the €600 prize from the hands of Barbara Lison, President of BID (Bibliothek Information Deutschland), and Prof Dr Michael Seadle, Editor of Library Hi Tech <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lht>  and Director of the Institute of Library and Information Sciences at Humboldt University, Berlin.

 

View press release <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/newsletters/bibliothekartag.doc> 

       

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Emerald sponsors Internet Librarian International 2008

             

       Emerald is pleased to report that it will be a sponsor of Internet Librarian International 2008 which takes place at Novotel London West, London, UK on October 16-17 2008. The session will give librarians an opportunity to understand the impact of technological change and development on their library or information centre. David Raitt, Editor of Emerald publication, The Electronic Library <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=el> , will be a co-conference chair.

 

View Conference home page <http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml> 

 

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First-ever issue of New Library World digitized for Emerald Backfiles  

             

       Working with the British Library, more than 50,000 articles from over 120 journals have been processed into PDF format and made available electronically for the very first time. Many of Emerald’s titles began as far back as the 1800s, and we are delighted to offer our readers a sneak preview of the very first issue of New Library World which was published in 1898.

 

View the first ever edition of New Library World <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=33>

       

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Emerald at ALA   

             

       Once again, Emerald is proud to be involved in the American Library Association's Annual Conference <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2008a/home.cfm> . Emerald will be sponsoring numerous activities at the event in Anaheim, CA, from June 26- July 2 2008, and participating in a number of key events including:

 

*     Donation of plaque and $3,000 to the winner of the Ilene F Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award <http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlawards/publicationyear.cfm> .

*     Meet the editor sessions.

*     Sponsorship of the reception at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen from 18.00-22.30 on Saturday 28 June.

*     Presentation of best paper awards.

 

Conference details <http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/annual/2008a/home.cfm>

       

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Exciting career opportunities at the IE Business School    

             

       The Instituto de Empresa Business School <http://www.ie.edu/business/index_en.php> , located in central Madrid, boasting students from over 70 countries on its Master, Doctorate and Executive Education programmes, is now inviting applications for the roles of IE University Library Director and Library Assistant on Foundation IE Business School Library.

 

More details and how to apply <http://info.emeraldinsight.com/librarians/info/features/empresa.htm>

 

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Emerald to continue the ALA RUSA BRASS research grant for a further two years      

             

       Emerald is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the ALA RUSA BRASS research grant for at least another 2 years. 2008 is the second year that Emerald Group Publishing Limited has donated two $5,000 cash awards to ALA members seeking support for conducting research in business librarianship.

 

More information <http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaourassoc/rusasections/brass/brass.cfm>

       

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Editor's choice  

           

       The notion of collaboratory is still new to the LIS field. This paper offers the opportunity to trigger a new discussion on collaboration between researchers and practitioners, and the potential of collaboratories to support new forms of collaboration (from Library Management, Vol. 29 No. 4/5).

 

<http://info.emeraldinsight.com/librarians/index.htm> A LIS collaboratory to bridge the research-practice gap <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01435120810869066>

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Lynn Thorley

Library Link Editor

 

P.S. Emerald will be exhibiting at SLA 2008 <http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2008/index.cfm>  in Seattle, USA, from June 15-18. Attendees are invited to come and meet Emerald representatives at stand 241 where one lucky person could also be the winner of an Ipod Touch!

 

Emerald supports IFLA – the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions http://www.ifla.org/III/sponsors/index.htm

 

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Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785127

Fax: +44 (0) 1274 785201

 

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Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services

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

From: Amy Cole [mailto:amy.cole@researchandmarkets.com]

Sent: Thursday, 15 May 2008 6:18 AM

To: Kerry Smith

Subject: Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services

 

I enclose details of our best selling report on Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services  

 

This report presents nine highly detailed case studies of leading university cataloging and technical service departments. It provide insights into how they are handling ten major changes facing them, including: the encouragement of cataloging productivity; impact of new technologies and enhancement of online catalogs; transition to metadata standards; cataloging of websites and digital and other special collections; library catalog and metadata training; database maintenance, holdings, and physical processing; relationship with Acquisitions; staff education; and other important issues  

 

Survey participants represent academic libraries of varying sizes and classifications, with many different viewpoints. Universities surveyed are: Brigham Young; Curry College; Haverford College; Illinois, Louisiana and Pennsylvania State Universities; University of North Dakota; University of Washington; and Yale.  

 

For more information please click on:  

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amy.cole@researchandmarkets.com  

 

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Full draft of RDA delayed

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From: McGarry, Dorothy [mailto:dmcgarry@library.ucla.edu]

Sent: Wednesday, 2 July 2008 10:52 PM

To: Science-Technology Division

Subject: FW: Full draft of RDA delayed

 

 for your information,

 

Dorothy

 

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For information:

 

The Co-Publishers of RDA Online (the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) have reached the conclusion that further time is required to complete the development of the new software that will be used for distributing the full draft of RDA for constituency review.

 

The full draft was originally scheduled for release on August 4, 2008. Instead, it will now be issued in October 2008. The three month time period allocated for comments on the full draft is unchanged, and in this new schedule will extend from October into January

2009.    More specific dates for RDA's final release will be

forthcoming shortly.

 

Members of the Committee of Principals (CoP) and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) agree that the importance of distributing RDA content in a well-developed and tested version of the new software is such that a two-month delay is justified. They concluded that this extension is worthwhile given the ultimate value of the exceptional effort that is going into RDA and feel that the review by constituencies will be enhanced as a result.

 

 

 

Nathalie Schulz

Secretary, JSC

 

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Global information inequalities: Bridging the information gap

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

From: Hermina Anghelescu [mailto:ag7662@wayne.edu]

Sent: Thursday, 25 September 2008 8:25 AM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Cc: 'Magda Bouwens'

Subject: [IFLA-L] New Book Listed in Amazon: Global Information Inequalities: Bridging the Information Gap

 

New Book Announcement:

 

Charbonneau, Deborah H. (Ed.). (2008). Global information inequalities: Bridging the information gap. Oxford: Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited.

 

Description:

 

The disparity in access to information is a worldwide phenomenon. Global Information Inequalities offers a captivating look into problems of information access across the world today. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of examples of library initiatives from around the world to illustrate the range of possibilities for equitable access and library service delivery in a global context. It contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy programs in rural communities in Tanzania, building school libraries in China, making government-related information more transparent in Chile, to exploring how digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize the lives of people with sensory-disabilities. The contributions in Global Information Inequalities address a number of core professional issues, including access to information, library services, collection development, global collaboration, intellectual property, and digital information. The contributors are from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, and Zambia, thereby providing a wide range of perspectives on librarianship. Written in a simple, thorough, and multidisciplinary approach, the book presents and discusses key issues in various library settings and from different perspectives. Overall, this work contributes to a global examination and exploration of libraries in various parts of the world. This book has a wide appeal and is applicable to various library environments (including academic, public, and special libraries).

 

Additional information is available from the publisher’s web site:

 

http://www.chandospublishing.com/chandos_publishing_catalogue_search_booklist_results.php?ID=182

 

Alternatively, the link on Amazon.com is:

http://www.amazon.com/Global-Information-Inequalities-Bridging-Gap/dp/1843343614/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1221648138&sr=11-1

 

 

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GreyNet
            Award Recipient 2008 - Anne Gentil-Beccot, CERN

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From: GreyNet [mailto:info@greynet.org]

Sent: Monday, 5 May 2008 6:41 PM

To: GreyNet

Subject: GreyNet Award Recipient 2008 - Anne Gentil-Beccot, CERN

 

Anne Gentil-Beccot (CERN) is the GreyNet Award Recipient 2008

 

Anne Gentil-Beccot, CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research is the GreyNet Award Recipient 2008. This award is in recognition for her contribution to the field of grey literature over the past year. Nominations for the GreyNet Award are based on (1) Results from the GL9 Participant Evaluation Forms, (2) Publication of the author's full-text paper in the GL9 Conference Proceedings, (3) Selection and publication of the author's conference paper as a journal article, whereby research results originating in the GL-Conference Series are exported and become accessible via other channels, (4) Prior history of the author and her organization on the topic of grey literature, and (5) Willingness to attend the GreyNet Award Dinner in order to personally receive the honor.

 

This year's GreyNet Award Dinner will take place on December 7th 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more biographical information on this and other authors in the field of grey literature, visit http://www.textrelease.com/textreleasehome/whois2008.html.

 

 

GreyNet

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

Tel/Fax +31(0)20-331.2420

info@greynet.org

journal@greynet.org

http://www.greynet.org

 

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GreyNet via OpenSIGLE, an example of enriched publication

 

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From: GreyNet [mailto:info@greynet.org]

Sent: Wednesday, 11 June 2008 6:25 PM

To: GreyNet

Subject: GreyNet via OpenSIGLE, an example of enriched publication

 

GreyNet's Metadata records in OpenSIGLE offer a prime example of enriched publication

 

Along with the metadata in GreyNet records, net-users now have access to the authors' biographical notes, abstracts of papers as well as the full-text and accompanying PowerPoints. GreyNet's collection of conference based research in now in the process of migrating to the OpenSIGLE Repository http://opensigle.inist.fr/. And, to date, the following sub-collections are online available:

 

GL7 - Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature (2005)

http://opensigle.inist.fr/handle/10068/697757

 

GL8 - Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature (2006)

http://opensigle.inist.fr/handle/10068/697758

 

 

GreyNet

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org

 

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Handbook of Research on Threat Management and Information Security: Models for Countering Attacks, Breaches and Intrusions

            Call for Chapter Proposal

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From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Pit Pichappan

Sent: Saturday, 31 May 2008 8:05 PM

To: Asis-l@asis.org

Cc: Sigdl-l@asis.org

Subject: [Asis-l] Handbook on Information Security

 

Call for Chapter Proposal

 

Handbook of Research on Threat Management and Information Security: Models for Countering Attacks, Breaches and Intrusions.

 

Publishers: IGI Global - (Disseminator of Knowledge Since 1988) (formerly "Idea Group Inc.")

701 E. Chocolate Avenue., Suite 200

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA

 

http://www.dirf.org/security

 

Increasingly, the global society is adapting to the computerized information systems for all data and information transactions. People tend to store all their personal, business and public information on the web for enhanced storage, search and access. While society relies on web and computerized information storage, attackers misuse the technology and secure the sensitive information. To prevent such attacks, information security researchers have developed mechanisms and technology to protect data loss and intrusion. Intrusion and prevention are on-going processes and technology development reflects upon these operations. Users need to understand the data protection mechanisms comprehensively. Comprehensive knowledge on information security is required not only for researchers and practitioners, but also for policy makers, system managers, owners and administrators.

The process of building and imparting information security knowledge is possible through the creation of a comprehensive collection of research on the topic.. Unfortunately, such a collection of research on security does not exist. The forthcoming handbook on Information Security will address significant issues in the field.

 

Submission and Review Process

 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the objective and concerns of the proposed chapter on or before May 20. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be about 8,000-10,000 words in length and expected to be submitted by September 30, 2008.

 

All chapters will be subject to a double-blind peer review process.

 

The proposed handbook would address the following titles, but not limited.

 

Access Control

Accounting and Audit

Anonymity and Pseudonymity

Applied Cryptography

Application Security

Attacks and Prevention of Online Fraud

Authentication and Non-repudiation

Biometrics

Computer crimes

Content dependant access control

Cryptographic Protocols and Functions

Cyber attacks

Database Security

Data-loss prevention

Design and Analysis of Cryptographic Algorithms Digital Certificates Digital Rights Management Economics of Security and Privacy Email Security Encryption standards Firewall Management Formal Methods in Security Foundations of Computer Security GSM/3G Devices Identity and Trust Management Image-based spams Information Hiding and Watermarking Infrastructure Security Information Phising Information Security Training Insiders Threat Management Intrusion Detection, Tolerance and

Prevention  Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security

Network and Wireless Network Security

Peer-to-Peer Network Security

PKI and PMI

Private Searches

Instant Message Security

Integrated Trust Management

Malware

Patch Management

Risk Management

Role Based Access Control Models

Security Audit

Security and Ontology

Security Architectures

Security Intelligence

Security and Privacy in Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing Security in Information Flow Security for Mobile Code Security of Grid Computing Security of eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment Security Toolkit Security Modeling and Architectures Security Models for Ambient Intelligence environments Security Policies and Standards Spyware SSL Technology Storage Security Trusted Computing Usable Security Virus Protection Vulnerability Assessment Management Wireless network security

 

Submission at

http://www.dirf.org/security

 

Important Dates

 Submission of Proposals: 10 June 2008

 Selection of Proposals: 25 June 2008

 Preliminary review and revision: 10 July 2008  Second Review and Revision: 1 Aug 2008

 Camera ready chapters: 15 Oct 2008

 

Editor: Pit Pichappan

Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences Al Imam Saad Bin University Riyadh. Saudi Arabia

Email: ppichappan@gmail.com , pichappan@dirf.org

 

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Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis

 

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

From: isef-bounces@listserv.csu.edu.au [mailto:isef-bounces@listserv.csu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Amanda Spink

Sent: Saturday, 13 September 2008 8:56 AM

To: isef@listserv.csu.edu.au

Subject: [Isef] New Publication - Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis

 

Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis

ISBN: 978-1-59904-974-8; 628 pp; September 2008 Published under the imprint Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference)

http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=8282

Edited by: Bernard J. Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University, USA; Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and Isak Taksa Baruch College, City University of New York

 

DESCRIPTION

Whether searching, shopping, or socializing, Web users leave behind a great deal of data revealing their information needs, mindset, and approaches used, creating vast opportunities for Web service providers as well as a host of security and privacy concerns for consumers.

The Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis reflects on the multifaceted themes of Web use and presents various approaches to log analysis. This expansive collection reviews the history of Web log analysis and examines new trends including the issues of privacy, social interaction and community building. Over 20 research contributions from 44 international experts comprehensively cover the latest user-behavior analytic and log analysis methodologies, and consider new research directions and novel applications. An essential holding for library reference collections, this Handbook of Research will benefit academics, researchers, and students in a variety of fields, as well as technology professionals interested in the opportunities and challenges presented by the massive collection of Web usage data.

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"This book reflects on the multifaceted themes of Web use and presents various approaches to log analysis".

-Bernard J. Jansen, Penn State University, USA

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TOPICS COVERED

Adaptive dialogue-driven search

Connector Web site

Dynamic Web pages customization

Interaction design

Machine learning approach

Query log analysis

Search log analysis

Search query classification

Search query logs

Transaction log analysis

Very-scale conversation

Web analytics

Web information seeking behavior

Web log analysis

Web log privacy

Web logging data

Web sites

Web usage studies

Web-traffic measurement

For more information about Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis, you can view the title information sheet at http://www.igi-global.com/downloads/pdf/8282.pdf. To view the Table of Contents and a complete list of contributors online go to http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=8282. You can also view the first chapter of the publication at http://www.igi-global.com/downloads/excerpts/8282.pdf.

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Bernard J. Jansen is an assistant professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. Jim has more than 150 publications in information technology and systems across a multi-disciplinary range of journals and conferences. His areas of expertise are Web searching, sponsored search and personalization for information searching. He is co-author of the book, Web Search: Public Searching of the Web. Jim is a member of the editorial boards of six international journals. He has received awards and honors, including an ACM Research Award and six application development awards, along with other writing, publishing, research, and leadership honors. Several agencies and corporations have supported his research. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as mentoring students in various research and educational efforts. He also has successfully conducted numerous consulting projects.

 

Amanda Spink is Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research includes studies in information science, information behavior, cognitive information retrieval; Web retrieval, including relevance, feedback and multitasking models. Professor Amanda Spink has published over 330 journal articles, refereed conference papers and book chapters, and 5 books. She is a member of numerous journal editorial boards including: Information Processing and Management, Journal of Documentation, Journal of Information Systems Education and Webology.

 

Isak Taksa is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Baruch College of the City University of New York CUNY). His primary research interests include information retrieval, knowledge discovery and text and data mining. He has published extensively on theoretical and applied aspects of information retrieval and search engine technology in journals including Information Retrieval, Journal of the American Society for Information Science.

 

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Amanda Spink

Professor of Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, GPO Box 2434 Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia http://www.fit.qut.edu.au <http://www.fit.qut.edu.au/>

Tel: 61-7-3138-9583 Fax: 61-7-3864-2703

Email: ah.spink@qut.edu.au

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

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Identifying Factors of Success in CIC Institutional Repository Development

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

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of B.G. Sloan

Sent: Monday, 22 September 2008 6:09 AM

To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Subject: A Mellon report on university libraries and institutional repositories

 

Palmer, Carole L., Lauren C. Teffeau, and Mark P. Newton. Identifying Factors of Success in CIC Institutional Repository Development. August 2008.

http://tinyurl.com/3qo8aa

 

"As an evolving part of the profession of librarianship, institutional repository development is still in the process of establishing guiding principles and best practices. There is no one path to follow and few established cases from which to learn about development options and risks. This case study presents a close examination of the approaches taken at three university libraries, comparing choices, strategies, and conditions driving development activities."

 

Bernie Sloan

Sora Associates

Bloomington, IN

 

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IFLA

           

            IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series 2007

 

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

From: Magda Bouwens [mailto:Magda.Bouwens@IFLA.nl]

Sent: Tuesday, 20 May 2008 3:25 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series 2007 now available online

 

IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series 2007 now available online

 

Volume 7 of the IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series - Access to libraries and information: Towards a fairer world - provides a world perspective on several issues regarding freedom of expression and freedom of access to information.

 

The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series is unique. It is the only source that provides an overview of how libraries around the world are tackling barriers to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. Its systematic data collection process expands upon previous reports and enables comparison over time. The 2007 edition contains 116 country reports, based on questionnaires and additional research carried out by the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, which provide current details on library statistics; Internet access in libraries and the digital divide; filtering and blocking of online information; user privacy and anti-terror legislation; violations of intellectual freedom; access to HIV/AIDS information; women and freedom of access to information; library codes of ethics, the IFLA Internet Manifesto and the Glasgow Declaration.

 

The 2007 World Report shows that the digital divide is still a serious reality that needs to be tackled by library communities worldwide in the years to come. Significant inequalities in Internet access exist across the international library community which are often exacerbated by the increasing use of filtering software to protect children and safeguard public morality and religious values. The 2007 World Report shows that in many of IFLA’s member countries, intellectual freedom is still very much under pressure, leaving library users unable to fully express their rights to freedom of access to information.

 

In addition to the global survey, the report contains the following articles:

 

*     Archie L. Dick, From censorship to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in South Africa

*     Irina Trushina, Corruption and transparency in Russia: the anticorruption role of libraries

*     Barbara M. Jones, The USA patriot act: an example of the impact of national security legislation on libraries

*     Kamel Labidi, Censorship in Arab countries

*     Jane Duncan, On libraries and intellectual self-defense

*     Ethel Kriger, The interrelated roles of archival and right of access to information legislation to promote democratic government in South Africa

 

The IFLA/FAIFE World Report 2007 is an extensive 480-page document that updates previous World Reports from 2001, 2003 and 2005. Taken together with summary reports in 2002, 2004 and 2006, it is the seventh volume in the IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series.

 

Volume 7 of the IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series, Access to libraries and information: Towards a fairer world, is now available in PDF format for free on the IFLA website at: http://www.ifla.org/faife/report/world_report_2007.htm

 

The Report is also available in a limited print run at a price of 25 Euro for IFLA members and 30 Euro for non-IFLA members. To order a hard copy, please contact: publications@ifla.org

 

Theo JD Bothma (Ed). Access to libraries and information: Towards a fairer world. IFLA/FAIFE World Report 2007- World Report Series VII

 

The IFLA World Report Series is developed thanks to assistance provided by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency <http://www.sida.se/sida/jsp/sida.jsp?d=121&language=en_US>  (Sida)

 

480 pages

 

€ 30 (Non-IFLA members)

 

€ 25 (Special price for IFLA members)

 

North Americans can order a paper copy on demand please contact stuart.hamilton@ifla.org for more details

 

ISBN: 978-0-620-41005-2                                                                            

 

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            the missing bits?

 

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

From: Theo Bothma [mailto:theo.bothma@up.ac.za]

Sent: Wednesday, 21 May 2008 6:18 PM

To: i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Cc: 'Gary Gorman'

Subject: RE: [IFLA-L] RE: IFLA/FAIFE World Report - the missing bits?

 

Thanks, Ian. We’ll definitely suggest such an addition for the next report. However, I assume the powers that be at IFLA and FAIFE have already taken note of this through these discussions on the listserver. :-)

 

I agree with Gary that a more upbeat report would have been nice (see his earlier posting) – but we had to work with what we received from the respondents. This simply means that the questionnaire needs adapting. The questionnaire for the 2007 report was very similar to the one for the 2005 report, only asking more detail in a number of places. Evidently the next questionnaire needs some new/additional questions.

 

Fortunately there are quite a number of positive things in the report as well – i.a. how many libraries are providing special services to women, to illiterate members of communities, HIV/AIDS information, etc. and the innovative ways that they are doing this. And the ethics issues are also quite positive.

 

However, I don’t think we can get away from the reality that there are many issues addressed in the report that are very worrisome.

 

Regards

 

Theo

 

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From: i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk [mailto:i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk]

Sent: 21 May 2008 11:55 AM

To: theo.bothma@up.ac.za; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Cc: Gary.Gorman@vuw.ac.nz

Subject: RE: [IFLA-L] RE: IFLA/FAIFE World Report - the missing bits?

 

 

Dear Theo,

 

I agree that the negative tone could be seen as a wake up call, but various other agencies have been complaining about press freedom for years and visible results have been slow to emerge from their efforts.  That's not to say that IFLA shouldn't add its own weight to the debate.  I'm simply suggesting that we need to keep an eye another aspect of this issue - and one that is fairly central to those in our profession who are concerned with records management.

 

However it is manipulated (and our MPs in Britain recently made an unsuccesful attempt to have the revelation of their embarassing expenses excluded from publication under the FoI legislation that they had happily enacted only a few years ago), the existence of Freedom of Information legislation must be seen as a step forward, and worth monitoring. 

 

Ian

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From: Theo Bothma [mailto:theo.bothma@up.ac.za]

Sent: 20 May 2008 14:56

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] RE: IFLA/FAIFE World Report - the missing bits?

 

Dear Ian,

 

Thanks for your comments!

 

The existence or non-existence of Freedom of Information legislation was not one of the questions asked for the 2007 WR. We did, however, ask whether there were any (anti-terror) legislation that had an impact on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression – see question 6 of the questionnaire (as in 2005). We also asked whether there were any incidents that adversely affect freedom of access to information or freedom of expression. In both cases we asked respondents to provide examples and details. Only a few respondents gave details of new or updated anti-terror legislation in the past two years and very few provided any examples of incidents that occurred. We therefore did not specifically ask whether countries had legislation that guaranteed freedom of information etc., but this could be a good question to include in the next questionnaire. We did nevertheless provide such details where respondents “volunteered” the information as part of their comments.

 

We depended to a very large extent on what the respondents provided – if they did not provide details on existing laws or new developments we did not follow up on the issues. As indicated on a number of occasions in the report many respondents did not provide very much detail. It simply wasn't our brief to scrutinize all laws of all countries that participated in the report to find out what their information-related laws were, and it was not feasible within the constraints of time and funding.

 

In addition, the process was completely transparent. The questionnaire was submitted to both IFLA and members of the FAIFE Committee. Both the FAIFE Committee and the respondents were requested to provide feedback on the draft country reports, as indicated in the Methodology, and we incorporated all relevant feedback that we received.

 

I agree that there are quite a number of negative issues mentioned in the conclusions – but most of these are serious issues that IFLA should seriously consider following up. However, many positive issues are also mentioned in both individual country reports and in the conclusions.

 

Maybe the “rather negative overall tone” could be seen as a wake-up call?

 

Regards

 

Theo Bothma and the Research Team

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From: i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk [mailto:i.m.johnson@rgu.ac.uk]

Sent: 20 May 2008 12:46 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: RE: IFLA/FAIFE World Report - the missing bits?

 

I may have missed this in a quick glance at the entries for the UK, USA and New Zealand, but I am surprised that there appears to be no reference to the existence or non-existence of Freedom of Information legislation. 

I always thought that FAIFE was about Free Access to Information, and the rather negative overall tone of the country report surveys is disappointing.  It might be interesting to monitor the positive side of the scorecard as well as the negative, even though (or perhaps because) looking at the use of FoI might reveal a few more constraints on free access. 

 

Professor Ian M. Johnson,

Department of Information Management,

Aberdeen Business School,

The Robert Gordon University,

Garthdee Road,

ABERDEEN AB10 7QE,

Great Britain

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IFLA Publications

            No 131 - Information Literacy – International Perspectives

 

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

From: Sjoerd Koopman [mailto:Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]

Sent: Friday, 16 May 2008 4:37 PM

To: IFLA-L

Subject: [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication on Information Literacy

 

New IFLA Publication on Information Literacy

 

Just off the press: Information Literacy – International Perspectives as Nr 131 in the IFLA Publications Series.

 

This book provides a comprehensive update on the status of information literacy activities around the world, particularly from countries where no related literature has been published in English.

 

In these collected papers, ranging from the practical to the theoretical, knowledgeable librarians report on their efforts to establish and develop information literacy programmes.

 

A tool for evaluating all forms of information literacy, this publication is a must-read for anyone who shares an interest in this field.

 

Information Literacy: International Perspectives

 

Edited by Jesús Lau

Munich: K.G. Saur, 2008 (IFLA Publications; 131)

ISBN 978-3-598-22037-1

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

Order:

K. G. Saur Verlag: www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/> or Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co. KG Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1

86899 Landsberg, Germany

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

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            No. 132 – Managing Technologies and Automated Library Systems in Developing Countries: Open Source vs. Commercial Options

 

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

From: Sjoerd Koopman [mailto:Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]

Sent: Friday, 16 May 2008 4:42 PM

To: IFLA-L

Subject: [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publication on technologies and automated library systems in developing countries

 

New IFLA Publication on technologies and automated library systems in developing countries

 

Just off the press as Nr 132 in the IFLA Publications Series:

Managing Technologies and Automated Library Systems in Developing Countries: Open Source vs. Commercial Options =

 

Le management des technologies et des systèmes automatisés de bibliothèques dans les pays en developpement: logiciels libres vs options commerciales

Proceedings of / Actes du IFLA meeting / colloque IFLA – Dakar, Sénégal, August 2007

 

The theme of this meeting was the management of technologies and library automated systems in the context of developing countries, and in the light of recent developments concerning especially open source software and applications. Speakers from various countries debated in English and in French over the importance of changing the rules concerning library management systems, as well as related implications. Results show that open source software might be a solution, although some conditions apply.

 

Réunis sous le thème de la gestion des systèmes automatisés de bibliothèques dans les pays en développement, conférenciers et participants discutèrent des changements récents dans ce domaine, notamment de l’apport des logiciels à code source ouvert. Les conférenciers, provenant de différents pays, présentèrent en anglais et en français leurs différents points de vue et expériences sur cette question importante pour l’avenir, de même que sur les implications  qui y sont liées. Les résultats démontrent que les logiciels à code source ouverts peuvent être une solution, mais à certaines conditions.

 

Managing Technologies and Automated Library Systems in Developing Countries: Open Source vs. Commercial Options. Proceedings of the IFLA Meeting at Dakar, Senegal, August 15-16, 2007

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Le management des technologies et des systèmes automatisés de bibliothèques dans les pays en developpement: logiciels libres vs options commerciales.

Actes du colloque IFLA à Dakar, Sénégal, 15-16 août 2007

 

Edited by / Edité par Bernard Dione and/et Réjean Savard

Munich: K.G. Saur, 2008 (IFLA Publications; 132)

ISBN 978-3-598-22038-8

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

 

Order:

K. G. Saur Verlag: www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/> or Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co. KG Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1

86899 Landsberg, Germany

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

Fax: +49 (0)8191 9 70 00-560

degruyter@rhenus.de

 

For the USA - Canada - Mexico:

Walter de Gruyter, Inc.

P.O. Box 960

Herndon, VA 20172-0960, USA

Phone: + 1 (703) 661-1589

Toll free: +1 (800) 208-8144

Fax: +1 (703) 661-1501

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      Special Interest Group - International Relations in National Organisations

 

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

From: Moore Kelly [mailto:Kelly.Moore@lac-bac.gc.ca]

Sent: Wednesday, 11 June 2008 1:26 AM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] New IFLA Special Interest Group - International Relations in National Organisations

 

(with apologies for cross-posting)

 

International Relations in National Organisations

 

Do you work in a national-level organisation (institution or association) and have responsibilities for managing international relations?  Do you want to help build an international network of colleagues who work on similar issues?  If so, you are encouraged to attend a meeting to establish a new Special Interest Group (SIG) for IFLA.  The meeting will take place at the upcoming IFLA Congress in Quebec City in August.

 

Many national libraries and national associations are actively engaged in a variety of international activities.  Each organisation manages these activities in different ways.  As more organisations become involved in an increasing number of international roles, there is an opportunity for the individuals who coordinate these activities to work together and learn from each other.

 

The International Relations in National Organisations SIG will bring together expertise on topics such as:  developing institutional strategies and policies to guide international activities; understanding protocol and coordinating visits from foreign delegations; hosting international events; managing international partnerships and collaborations; determining how best to share organisational knowledge and expertise with peers in the international community.

 

The Group will provide a forum for investigating how different organisations manage their international affairs and for exchanging expertise and experience.  The hope is that those organisations with well-established international relations offices will share with and assist those who are in development or just getting started. 

 

The first meeting of the Group will take place on Tuesday 12 August, 13.45-15.45 – please check the IFLA Congress Final Programme for the room location.  There will be no formal presentations; this will be an open forum for discussion.  So come prepared to share your ideas!

 

I hope to see many of you in Quebec City.

 

 

Kelly Moore

Special Projects Officer / Agent de projets spéciaux

 

Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada 550 boul de la Cité Gatineau QC K1A 0N4 Canada

tel: +1-819-934-5720

kelly.moore@lac-bac.gc.ca

 

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Images of Russia and the Caucasus Region 1929-1933

 

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

From: Krystyna Matusiak [mailto:kkm@uwm.edu]

Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 11:52 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] Announcing a New Digital Collection: Images of Russia and the Caucasus Region 1929-1933

 

Hello,

 

Please excuse cross-posting

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and *the American Geographical Society Library *are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collection: Images of Russia and the Caucasus Region

1929-1933 at: http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/digilib/georgia/index.html

 

This digital collection presents over 700 images of Russia and the Caucasus region, particularly of rural areas in Georgia and Dagestan.

The photographs, taken by William O. Field in the late 1920s and early 1930s, are housed at the American Geographical Society Library. The photographic collection is supplemented by Field's diaries and travel notes, and a selection of maps of the Caucasus region.

 

The timing of our launch is really coincidental, since we’ve been working on this project for almost two years, but in an interesting cross of libraries and politics, a team of librarians from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries happened to be Georgia the week the recent war broke out to open an exhibit of the photographs featured in this collection.

 

Comments, questions, and feedback are welcome.

Thank you

 

--

Krystyna K. Matusiak

Digital Collections Librarian

Digitization Unit, UWM Libraries

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Ph. 414-229-2214

E-mail: kkm@uwm.edu

http://www.uwm.edu/Library/digilib/

 

 

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Indian Books Update

 

            Library/Information Sciences&relatedtitles/8AT*/

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

From: kkagencies@vsnl.com [mailto:kkagencies@vsnl.com] On Behalf Of kkagencies

Sent: Monday, 21 April 2008 4:20 PM

To: Kerry Smith

Subject: Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences&relatedtitles/8AT*/

 

(For postponing or unsubscribing please see at the end)

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Dear Research/Information Specialist:

                                               T*/IBU: ~Library/Information Sciences/8A

 

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We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your Price' applicable on all orders reaching us till 10 May 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.

 

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Developing Cyber Libraries / Editors: T. Ashok Babu and L. S. Ramaiah.  1st ed. New Delhi, Allied Publishers Ltd.  2006.  xviii, 474 p.

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Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0

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Subject: [Asis-l] New Book: Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0 /Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, editors

 

Colleagues/

 

New Book: _Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0_ /  Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, editors

 

/Gerry

 

_Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0_ / Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, editors

 

Web 2.0 technologies have been seen by many information professionals as critical to the future development of library services. This has led to the use of the term Library 2.0 to denote the kind of service that is envisaged. There has been considerable debate about what Library 2.0 might encompass, but, in the context of information literacy, it can be described as the application of interactive, collaborative, and multimedia technologies to web-based library services and collections.

 

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This edited collection from an international team of experts provides a practically-based overview of emerging Library 2.0 tools and technologies for information literacy practitioners; addresses the impact of the adoption of these technologies on information literacy teaching; provides case study exemplars for practitioners to help inform their practice; and examines the implications of Library 2.0 for the training of information literacy professionals.

 

Key topics include:

 

School Library 2.0: new skills and knowledge for the future Information literacy, Web 2.0 and public libraries The blog as an assessment tool Using Wikipedia to eavesdrop on the scholarly conversation Information literacy and RSS feeds Library instruction on the go: podcasting Sparking Flickrs of insight into controlled vocabularies and subject searching Joining the YouTube conversation to teach information literacy Going beyond Google Teaching information literacy through digital games

 

Links To More Info and The Companion Blog Available At

 

[ http://infolitweb20.blogspot.com/2008/05/information-literacy-meets-library-20.html ]

 

OR

 

[ http://tinyurl.com/52bj9a ]

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

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In memorium

 

            Steve Cissler

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Sent: Sunday, 25 May 2008 8:01 AM

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Subject: Steve Cissler, RIP

 

For those who haven't seen it, a particularly good post over at Nettime, on Steve Cissler, possibly one of the first "digital" librarians, from a post by Dave Pescovitz:  "Steve Cisler, the quintessential "digital librarian," died last week of cancer. Steve was a pioneer in the kinds of information retrieval, virtual communities, and global knowledge sharing that have become the platforms of today's Web."

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Steve Cisler passed away on Thursday 15 May, from a medical condition he'd known about for several years, which had worsened over the last several months. His wife, Nancy, said that he was with his entire family -- which had grown in the last few years -- and that he was relaxed and accepting as his health faded.

 

Steve spent much of his life in what's become Silicon Valley, and he sometimes talked about how he had seen it turn from almond groves and dusty roads into an intricate suburban sprawl. He lived there when computing was a small scene, and, I guess because of his curious and easygoing style, became sort of famous among Silicon Valley's famous -- not that he ever showed any interest in fame. On the contrary, he cared very deeply about everyday settings and people, and he had a knack for finding the exceptions and difference on the fringes of computers and networking.

 

These interests led Steve into the delicate, nebulous field of community networking. At its best, it was guided by the some of the fine ideals that shaped the rise of computing: mainly, the hope that new technologies could enable organic forms of social mobility. Though he'd probably chuckle at the idea that he was a pioneer, he was -- of the kinds of values and approaches that, happily, have become familiar as "appropriate" and "sustainable."

 

It seems strange to say so, but I don't think Steve was an idealist. There were only a few times that I ever saw a hint of tragedy in his thinking.

For example, I remember him talking pointedly about how new forms of media were driving misdirected urbanization as people (especially the young), led by grotesquely glamorized images of urban life, conclude that rural life is "intolerable" and abandon it. But dystopian trends lay far beyond any difference he could hope to make, so he mostly reserved his skepticism for community-oriented projects and initiatives that had gone awry. When he talked about them, it was with a hint of frustration -- and patience for the people who he felt had lost their way. He usually balanced that out by talking about what he loved most, idiosyncratic projects and settings where people had pieced together new and old techniques and technologies in engaging and creative ways. But these weren't ideals, they were examples.

If anything, Steve was a pragmatist.

 

A few years ago, I joked to a friend that Steve was a "walking Wikipedia":

not a heroic project to redefine knowledge but an endless reservoir of impressions and  observations. But it wasn't really a joke. Steve had an amazing range of experience from his work across several continents, much of it in developing areas (very much including the rural US). He thought very intently about what he'd seen and heard, and he appreciated most of all the idiosyncratic people and settings that triumphalism and transformationalism have no time for. Given the context that defined much of his life -- the rise of networks small and large -- his ways of working had a quietly contrary or even polemical side; but he won't be remembered for that. Everything he said took a very genial form -- a friendly chat about some friendly chat he once had. Stories -- hearing them, telling them, it didn't matter -- were a big part of what he did and how he did it:

informing, guiding, encouraging. If "small is beautiful" is a cliche, then he was a walking cliche; but it isn't, and he wasn't.

 

For all his stories, though, he never seemed to present his own life in a narrative form, so there are a few odd things I know about him, but I don't know where or how they fit in. At some point and in a surprisingly early context, he advocated to Native American tribal elders that they develop a ".ind" top-level domain -- a hilarious idea that could have had enormous impact. He worked as a librarian for Apple's speculative Advanced Technology Group, which did incredible work -- various QuickTime technologies, HyperCard, and advanced in speech recognition and synthesis as well as handwriting-recognition software).

 

As a young man, he served in the US Coast Guard; I think it must have whetted his appetite for travel, and showed him a world that, in an age of airlines and the internet, fewer and fewer see -- of disparate small worlds joined by the sea they share. And he enjoyed traveling around the western US; I think those landscapes also shaped his view of the world -- expanses where you see how small you are, how small everything is, and how immense the sum of it all is. In the last years, somewhere between few and several, he'd taken to bringing an inflatable kayak when he traveled to conferences and paddling around cities all over the world.

 

Steve's involvement in nettime dates back to a time when the list was still a family of sorts, and one that he enjoyed very much. His involvement in the list tapered off around the Next 5 Minutes 4 conference as his interest turned to what eventually became his last major endeavor, the Offline

Project: an effort to understand why, or maybe how, many people and organizations "that are not directly using the Internet to learn about them and how they cope in a world that is increasingly interconnected." I won't pretend to know in any detail what he learned through his research, but two things he told me have stayed with me. First, that many people have positive reasons for living as they like, with no regard for the clatter of technical advance; and, second, when he stopped using email and the like, how quickly many of his connections and friendships dissipated. For someone who dedicated much of his life to community networking in remote areas, this fragility must have said a lot -- but I don't know what, because he never elaborated on it.

 

Beyond years of emails, which now seem strangely immaterial coming from such a material guy, I have a surprising number of physical objects he's given me over the years: a few bottles of wine he made with family and friends, some seeds for some curious local kind of squash, a vanilla bean (from Uganda, I think), and a few recipes -- for a West African stew and a ciabatta that turned out really well. These came over a period of several years, simple gifts of whatever was at hand, but together they say a lot about who he was and how he lived.

 

I was lucky to be able to get together with him a few times a year. In times past, that, and a bit of correspondence, would have made for a normal friendship; but in a time when communicating is so much quicker and easier, it seems like very little.

 

I'll miss Steve very much.

 

Steve's friends were very far-flung, so feel free to forward this. If anyone sends me messages about Steve, I'll assemble them and make sure they end up in the right place.

 

Ted

 

 

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Sent: Friday, 2 May 2008 2:45 AM

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We have just received word that Homer J. Hall passed away at age 96 in Exeter, New Hampshire on April 26, 2008.

 

The family-provided notice will be posted on the web site, but in briefly and ASIS&T-centric, Homer was a research chemist and information scientist.

His PhD in Chemistry came in 1935 from Ohio State and he was employed by ESSO Standard Oil of New Jersey for 41 years.  During World War II he earned patents for the invention of detergent jet fuel.  Most recently he was at Rutgers University.

 

Over the recent years Homer served on ASIS&T committees on Awards and Honors, Constitution and Bylaws, Leadership, Planning, and Professionalism.

He was an officer for SIG Information Analysis and Evaluation.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amnesty International USA,

5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor, NY, NY  10001.  A memorial service will be held in Exeter on June 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM.

 

Dick Hill

 

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Sandra Tung

 

The library community lost a great contributor and professional last week.

Sandra Tung, a former Santa Monica and Altadena resident, died peacefully on April 23, 2008.  Sandra retired from Boeing last year where she was the Business Information Manager for Business Development since 1998.

Previously she worked at Rockwell, Savage Information Services and NASA Applications Center.  She set a very high standard when it came to being active in professional organizations.

 

Sandra was a long time member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS).  During the 1980's, she played a major role in making LACASIS a stronger, more vibrant organization.  Sandra, a talented leader with a "can do attitude", was a natural mentor.  She understood the value of working with new members to insure the next generation of leaders would be strong.  She was active in LACASIS for over 15 years and served as Treasurer, 1992-1995; Marketing/Database Coordinator, 1995-97; Program Committee member 1995-96; and Awards Committee Member 1997-99.  In 1994 she was recognized for her service and won the Outstanding Member Award. 

 

One of Sandra's legacies is the continuing success of LACASIS as a professional organization.  She will always be remembered as a LACASIS "super star".

 

Sandra was also very active in the Southern California Online Users Group

(SCOUG) Steering Committee, where she somehow found time to serve as the Chair, Program Chair, Annual Retreat Coordinator and Annual Workshop Chair.

She was also a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

Sandra was a multi-talented, warm woman who will be missed by many.  She is survived by her children Doug, Diana and Irene, three grandchildren and a loving extended family. 

 

Donations may be made in her name to San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity 770 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91103, www.sgvhabitat.org

 

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Richard B. Hill

Executive Director

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Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments

 

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Sent: Thursday, 5 June 2008 11:17 PM

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Subject: [Asis-l] Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments

 

Introducing the latest release from IGI Global:

 

Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments

ISBN: 978-1-59904-240-4; 379 pp; April 2008 Published under the imprint IGI Publishing

http://www.igi-global.com/books/details.asp?id=7642

 

Authored by: Iris Xie; University of Wisconsin, USA

 

DESCRIPTION

The emergence of the Internet allows millions of people to use a variety of electronic information retrieval systems, such as: digital libraries, Web search engines, online databases, and online public access catalogs. Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments provides theoretical framework in understanding the nature of information retrieval, and offers implications for the design and evolution of interactive information retrieval systems.

 

Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments includes the integration of existing frameworks on user-oriented information retrieval systems across multiple disciplines; the comprehensive review of empirical studies of interactive information retrieval systems for different types of users, tasks, and subtasks; and the discussion of how to evaluate interactive information retrieval systems. Researchers, designers, teachers, scholars, and professionals will gain the foundation for new research on this subject matter, and guidance to evaluate new information retrieval systems for the general public as well as for specific user groups.

 

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“This book develops a theoretical framework for information retrieval (IR) interaction and discusses its implications in the design and evaluation of IR systems in the digital age.”

- Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin, USA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter I: User-Oriented IR Research Approaches Chapter II: Interactive IR in OPAC Environments Chapter III: Interactive IR in Online Database Environments Chapter IV: Interactive IR in Web Search Engine Environments Chapter V: Interactive IR in Digital Library Environments Chapter VI: TREC and Interactive Track Environments Chapter VII: Interactive IR Models Chapter VIII: Interactive IR Framework Chapter IX: Illustration and Validation of the Interactive IR Framework Chapter X: Implications of the Planned-Situational Interactive IR Model Chapter XI: Conclusions and Future Directions

 

For more information about Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments, you can view the title information sheet at http://www.igi-global.com/downloads/pdf/xie.pdf. You can also view the first chapter of the publication at http://www.igi-global.com/downloads/excerpts/XieExc.pdf.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Iris Xie is an associate professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests and expertise focus on information seeking and retrieving, in particular interactive information retrieval between users and IR systems and its implications for the design and evaluation of a variety of IR systems in the digital age. Dr. Xie won the dissertation award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in 1999. She is the principal investigator on many research grants awarded by different agencies, which include the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), ALISE, etc. She has a strong record in publishing refereed articles and presenting at international conferences in the field of library and information science.

 

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5. OBJECTIVES: Overall objectives and mission 6. CONTRIBUTION AND SCHOLARLY VALUE: Its scholarly value and contribution 7. PURPOSE AND POTENTIAL IMPACT: Explaining and justifying why your theme is viable and how it will expand the field of research.

8. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: of your proposed publication and how it is distinguished from existing titles within the subject area.

9. AUDIENCE: Projected audience

10. POTENTIAL BENEFITS: The potential benefits the reader will gain from your proposed publication and benefits to enhance available literature.

11. PUBLICATIONS: Existing publications (competitors) and their advantages and disadvantages 12. CONTENTS: Tentative table of contents 13. PROJECTED TOTAL PAGE/WORD COUNT for the proposed publication.

14. POTENTIAL CHANNELS OF CALL DISTRIBUTION: Used for the procurement of submissions and contacts (List-Servs, Universities, etc.) 15. TIMETABLE: Tentative timetable for the entire project 16. CONTACT INFORMATION: Mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail of editor(s) 17. VITAE: A copy of your vitae listing your education and publication records

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International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects Presents Data from More Than 100 Library and Museum Digitization Programs

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

From: Mark Perkins lists [mailto:lists@markperkins.info]

Sent: Wednesday, 3 September 2008 10:40 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects Presents Data from More Than 100 Library and Museum Digitization Programs

 

The International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects Presents Data from More Than 100 Library and Museum Digitization Programs <http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/the-international-survey-of-library

,522367.shtml>

 

 

DUBLIN, Ireland - Research and Markets

(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a79dcf/the_international) has announced the addition of the The International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects report to their offering.

     

Posted : Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:42:25 GMT

Author : RESEARCH-AND-MARKETS

Category : Press Release

 

DUBLIN, Ireland - (Business Wire) Research and Markets

(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a79dcf/the_international) has announced the addition of the "The International Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects" report to their offering.

 

The study presents data from more than 100 library and museum digitization programs from academic, public and special libraries in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK and other countries. The mean annual budget for the digitization projects that contributed to the sample was $122,408, with a range from $0 to $1.963 million. The reports presents data on sources of funding, the outlook for raising money for additional projects, collaboration within and outside of institutions, staffing of digitization projects, spending on hardware and software, practices on rights, permissions and copyright clearance, outsourcing, staff training, impact of digitization on preservation mediums, cataloging issues, marketing of digitization projects and other aspects of library and museum digitization project management. Data is broken out by size and type of digitization project and by size and type of institution. Data is presented separately for text, photograph, audio, and film/video intensive projects.

 

LIST OF TABLES

 

PARTICIPANTS

 

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS

 

SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

TREND IN SPENDING ON DIGITIZATION

 

Library Collaboration with other Departments of the Institution

 

Staffing of Digitization Projects

 

Spending for Equipment for Digitization

 

Number of Physical Exhibits Staged

 

Rights, Permissions and Copyright Clearance

 

Outsourcing of Digitization

 

Skill in Digitization

 

Use of Digital Asset Management Software

 

Use of Servers

 

Impact of Digitization on Microfilming and other Preservation Mediums

 

Development of Cataloging and Metadata in Digitization Projects

 

Using the Resources of Larger Organizations with Greater Experience in Digitization

 

Licensing or Renting the Digital Collection

 

Impact of Digitization on Sales of Reproductions

 

CHAPTER 1: OVERALL BUDGET

 

CHAPTER 2: FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DIGITIZATION

 

CHAPTER 3: STAFFING & EQUIPMENT

 

CHAPTER 4: IMPACT OF ONLINE EXHIBITS

 

CHAPTER 5: LICENSING, PERMISSIONS & COPYRIGHT

 

CHAPTER 6: OUTSOURCING

 

CHAPTER 7: SCANNING, PHOTOGRAPHING AND OTHER DIGITIZATION METHODS

 

CHAPTER 8: DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

 

CHAPTER 9: IMPACT ON PRESERVATION

 

CHAPTER 10: CATALOGING

 

CHAPTER 11: COLLABORATIONS

 

CHAPTER 12: MARKETING

 

CHAPTER 13: FAVORED RESOURCES

 

CHAPTER 14: ADVICE FOR PEERS

 

LIST OF TABLES

 

Companies Mentioned:

 

For more information visit

http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a79dcf/the_international

 

Research and Markets

Laura Wood, Senior Manager

Fax from USA: 646-607-1907

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InterPARES 2 Project book now online

 

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

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@listserv.utk.edu] On Behalf Of Luciana Duranti

Sent: Saturday, 13 September 2008 1:11 AM

To: JESSE@listserv.utk.edu

Subject: The InterPARES 2 Project book now online

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

It is my great pleasure to announce that an electronic version of the book "International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 2: Interactive, Dynamic and Experiential Records. Luciana Duranti and Randy Preston eds.  Roma: ANAI, 2008,"tis now posted to the public InterPARES 2 Web site at http://www.interpares.org/ip2/book.cfm <http://www.interpares.org/ip2/book.cfm> . The e-version of the book is available for download in its entirety as a single file (25 MB) and as individual files for each chapter/part and appendix.

 

The print version of the book, published by the Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana (ANAI), will be available by the end of the month of October.  It comprises a large volume (about 900 pages) and one DVD with materials that are not included in the online or print book. The DVD includes all the case studies final reports and much of the supporting documentation, such as diplomatic analyses and domain analyses; all the general studies reports; the project bibliographies, and the key project tools and resources; the guidelines for creators and preservers; the policy framework; glossary, ontologies, models, etc.).

 

You can order the print version of the book now by filling the form that you will find at this link:

http://www.interpares.org/display_file.cfm?doc=ip2_book_order_form.doc

<http://www.interpares.org/display_file.cfm?doc=ip2_book_order_form.doc> and faxing it or e-mailing it together with proof of your payment (money order or money transfer) to the number or e-mail address specified on the form.

 

ANAI will also give the book to the Society of American Archivists for distribution, but you can get it at the price of 75 euros if you order it now directly from ANAI.

 

Happy reading!

 

Luciana

 

 

Dr. Luciana Duranti

Chair and Professor, Archival Studies

Director, The InterPARES Project www.interpares.org <http://www.interpares.org/> School of Library, Archival and Information Studies www.slais.ubc.ca <http://www.slais.ubc.ca/> The University of British Columbia The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Suite 470, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, British Columbia  V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Tel: 604.822.2587

Fax: 604.822.6006

www.lucianaduranti.ca

 

 

<http://www.lucianaduranti.ca/>

 

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Knowledge Representation

 

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

From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of eugene.garfield@thomsonreuters.com

Sent: Thursday, 5 June 2008 3:44 AM

To: asis-l@asis.org

Subject: [Asis-l] FW: : Stock &Stock book on Knowledge Representation

 

 At my request Wolfgang and Mechtid Stock have prepared an English contents page of their new book published in German.

 

Wolfgang G. Stock & Mechtild Stock: Knowledge Representation [Wissensrepräsentation; in German]. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2008. XVIII + 441 pp. ISBN 978-3-486-58439-4

 

Abstract.

 

Knowledge Representation is the science, the technique and the application of methods and tools, which empower to map knowledge on digital databases.

Aim of Knowledge Representation is optimal information retrieval. Knowledge Representation allows for information architectures and works with concepts and their relations. Without elaborated methods of Knowledge Representation it is not possible to create the semantic web.

 

The book unifies approaches from documentation and library science (nomenclatures, classification systems, thesauri, citation indexing and abstracting), from computer science and artificial intelligence research (ontologies and information extraction) and from user-driven indexing in Web 2.0 environments (folksonomies).

 

Table of Contents

 

Propaedeutics of Knowledge Representation

 

History of Knowledge Representation (p. 1) - Basic Ideas of Knowledge Representation (p. 20) - Concepts and Definitions (p. 51) - Concepts and Relations (p. 68) - Information Hermeneutics (p. 90)

 

Metadata

 

Bibliographic Metadata (p. 105) - Factual Metadata (p. 128) - Non-Thematic Information Filters (Style and Genre) (p. 141)

 

Folksonomies

 

Collaborative Indexing (p. 153) - Processing of Tags (p. 166)

 

Knowledge Organization Systems

 

Nomenclature (p. 176) - Classification (p. 192) - Thesaurus (p. 228) - Ontology (p. 255) - Facetted Knowledge Organization Systems (p. 273) - Crosswalks between Knowledge Organization Systems (p. 290)

 

Text-Oriented Methods of Knowledge Organization

 

Text-Word Method (p. 311) - Citation Indexing (p. 323)

 

Indexing

 

Intellectual Indexing (p. 342) - Automatic Indexing (p. 365)

 

Information Summarization

 

Abstracts (p. 380) - Automatic Information Extraction (p. 398)

 

Glossary (p. 410) - Index of Names (p. 419) - Subject Index (p. 428)

 

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Melbourne joins Edinburgh as 2nd City of Literature

 

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

From: Lee, Doyun [mailto:D.Lee@unesco.org]

Sent: Thursday, 4 September 2008 5:55 PM

To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] Melbourne joins Edinburgh as 2nd City of Literature

Importance: High

 

The Director-General of UNESCO has appointed Melbourne as the City of Literature to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This Australian city will be joining Edinburgh as the 2nd city of literature in the network.

 

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city and the capital of the State of Victoria, is widely acknowledged as Australia’s cultural capital.  From the times the State Library of Victoria was founded in 1854 as the first major cultural institution in the city till today, Melbourne continues its long cherished literary tradition.  It is foremost recognized for its rich literary culture, history and creative talent.  The city boasts the largest literary publishing sector in Australia, showcased by more bookshops and readers than anywhere else in the country.  It hosts a wide range of literary festivals, including Melbourne Writers’ Festival, the Overload Poetry Festival, the Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures and the Emerging Writers’ Festival. 

 

With its new title and status, the city aims to increase its international profile by increasing its commitment to literary life.  It expects to draw new audiences and participation, local and international, in the variety of literary activities and create new partnership initiatives across public, private and civil society sectors as well as in cooperation with the other member cities of the network.  As a part of its bid to be a UNESCO City, the Victorian Government has also increased its financial support for projects such as the establishment of a Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas and the expansion of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

 

There are currently 12 cities appointed to the Network - Aswan, <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36962&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Santa Fe in Crafts and Folk Art; <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36961&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Berlin, <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36960&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Buenos Aires, <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36959&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Montreal in Design; <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36958&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Popayan <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36957&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html>  in Gastronomy; Edinburgh and Melbourne in Literature; <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36965&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Bologna, <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36964&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> Seville <http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36963&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html>  and Glasgow in Music; Lyon in media arts.

 

More information: www.unesco.org/culture/en/creativecities

 

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National Library of China has begun to submit bibliographic records to UNESCO for Index Translationum

 

 

 -----Original Message-----

From: Ben Gu [mailto:bgu@nlc.gov.cn]

Sent: Thursday, 12 June 2008 9:40 PM

To: Catsmail IFLA; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr

Subject: [IFLA-L] National Library of China began to submit blbiographic records for UNESCO "Index Translationum"

 

National Library of China has begun to submit bibliographic records to UNESCO for Index Translationum <http://www.unesco.org/culture/translationum> . Founded in 1932, Index Translationum <http://www.unesco.org/culture/translationum>  contains about 1.7 million bibliographic records of translations from about 100 UNESCO member countries. Before 2008, Index Translationum <http://www.unesco.org/culture/translationum>  contacted related organizations many times for Chinese records, but failed. In January 2008, I received a letter from Peter Lor, Secretary General of IFLA, concerning Index Translationum <http://www.unesco.org/culture/translationum> . I contacted the editor immediately and submitted 1,000 test records. By now, we have gone through all the procedures and begun to submit records on a regular basis. I hope users can search Chinese records in the database in the near future.

--

Ben GU, Ph.D.

Director, Chinese Acquisitions & Cataloging Department / Online Library Cataloging Center / ISSN China Centre National Library of China

33 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing 100081 People's Republic of China

 

Work Phone: +86-10-88545661

Mobile Phone: 13910414028

Fax: +86-10-68482790

 

NLC HomePage: http://www.nlc.gov.cn

Personal HomePage:

http://www.bengu.cn

Chinese Blog:

http://blog.sina.com.cn/guben

English Blog:

http://bengu-cn.blogspot.com/

 

Reply Address:

 

bgu@nlc.gov.cn

 

Alternative e-mail addresses in case of our system failure:

 

bgu61@yahoo.com

 

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No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century [Council on Library and Information Resources]

 

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

From: mailinglistbouncer@dreamhost.com [mailto:mailinglistbouncer@dreamhost.com] On Behalf Of Library Link of the Day

Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2008 3:06 PM

To: Kerry Smith

Subject: [LibraryLink] Library Link of the Day for 2008-08-27

 

 

http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub142/contents.html

No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century [Council on Library and Information Resources]

 

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Library Link of the Day

http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/  (archive, rss, subscribe options)

 

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On the Record

 

From: AUTOCAT on behalf of Janet Hill

Sent: Thu 5/1/2008 1:57 PM

To: AUTOCAT@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

Subject: [ACAT] FW: Letter from Deanna Marcum and Joint Statement on RDA

 

Forwarded by request ....

 

Janet Swan Hill, Professor

Associate Director for Technical Services University of Colorado Libraries, CB184 Boulder, CO 80309 janet.hill@colorado.edu

     *****

Tradition is the handing-on of Fire, and not the worship of Ashes.

- Gustav Mahler

 

May 1, 2008

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control submitted its final report, On the Record, to me on January 9, 2008. I have distributed the document to three groups within the Library of Congress for analysis and comment. I expect to respond formally to the report in early June.

 

On the Record contains more than one hundred recommendations aimed at the Library of Congress, other specific organizations and entities, and to the broader library community. In the words of the members of the Working Group, they envision "a future for bibliographic control that will be collaborative, decentralized, international in scope, and Web-based…change will happen quickly, and bibliographic control will be dynamic, not static." The group urged the readers of the report to view it as a " 'call to action' that informs and broadens participation in discussion and debate, conveys a sense of urgency, stimulates collaboration, and catalyzes thoughtful and deliberative action." The many recommendations suggest ways in which the necessary systemic change can take place.

 

When the Library of Congress issues its response, we will be focusing on how it will position itself to work in this new, networked, and collaborative environment, not simply on single recommendations. We recognize that any cataloging code (AACR2 or the proposed Resource Description and Access--RDA) is but a part of this environment.

 

It may seem counterintuitive that we issue a joint statement with our colleagues from the National Agricultural Library and the National Library of Medicine on RDA before we issue a full response to On the Record, but we do so because the international Joint Steering Committee and the Committee of Principals continue their work, and because so many librarians are asking about the national libraries' plans to implement the proposed code.

 

We are pleased to report that we three libraries have worked together to establish an approach to the consideration of RDA in the attached joint statement.

 

We ask that you bear in mind that it is the entire bibliographic system that needs to be considered and reworked, and the cataloging code is only one small piece of the work that lies ahead.

 

Sincerely,

 

Deanna B. Marcum

Associate Librarian for Library Services The Library of Congress

 

 

Joint Statement of the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agricultural Library on Resource Description and Access

 

May 1, 2008

 

Leaders of the Library of Congress (LC), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the National Agricultural Library (NAL) met on March 10, 2008 to discuss the recommendation from On the Record: the Report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to suspend work on RDA.

 

The group agreed that the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA's work on Resource Description and Access (RDA) is an important international initiative that has been underway for several years and is one that requires continued collaboration with our international partners who have joined with the United States in a global initiative to update bibliographic practices to make the library resources more accessible and useful to users. The participants also agreed that their decisions whether or not to implement this new standard must be made jointly. Further, participants agreed that LC, NLM, and NAL have collective leadership responsibilities to assist the U.S. library and information community to remain relevant and vital in an increasingly digital future.  Key to this role is providing a broad assessment and commitment to RDA if they believe this standard will further national strategic goals for improved bibliographic control and access.

 

Colleagues from NLM and NAL are most concerned that a systematic review of RDA has not yet been possible and, given the potential magnitude and broad impact of the changes, such a review is essential. While draft chapters of RDA have been available, a clear, concise, and cohesive understanding of the overall impact of the entire standard is needed.

Until the completion of the rules and the availability of the RDA online tool, reviewers will not be able fully to assess their impact on:

 

--Description, access, and navigation practices for a broad array of users and types of materials

 

--Current and future electronic carriers and information management systems to support RDA goals

 

--Estimated costs for implementation and maintenance during a time of flat, even reduced, budgets

 

The three national libraries agreed on the following approach: First, we jointly commit to further development and completion of RDA.  Second, following its completion, a decision to implement the rules will be based upon the positive evaluation of RDA's utility within the library and information environment, and criteria reflecting the technical, operational, and financial implications of the new code. This will include an articulation of the business case for RDA, including benefits to libraries and end users and cost analyses for retraining staff and re-engineering cataloging processes.

 

Together, we will:

 

--Jointly develop milestones for evaluating how we will implement RDA

 

--Conduct tests of RDA that determine if each milestone has been reached; paying particular attention to the benefits and costs of implementation

 

--Widely distribute analyses of benefits and costs for review by the U.S. library community

 

--Consult with the vendor and bibliographic utility communities to address their concerns about RDA

 

Included among the tests that will be developed to assist in formulating implementation decisions:

 

--Usability testing with cataloging staff, i.e. librarians and technicians, experienced and newer staff from the three national libraries in consultation with representatives from the U.S. library community (including OCLC and library vendors) about its participation in the process

 

--Testing of records for a broad array of materials created during usability studies to determine compatibility with existing record sets and ensuring records are usable and understandable for our end users

 

--Testing the feasibility of integrating this new cataloging standard into all relevant technology systems

 

The three institutions agreed that these steps will be followed and, if there is a decision to implement RDA, that the implementation would not occur before the end of 2009.

 

The collective resolve is to complete the development of RDA, to conduct appropriate tests that will inform and involve the broader U.S.

library community as to the utility of the code, and to ensure a product that is useful, usable, and cost effective.  The Library of Congress will continue to work with its international colleagues on the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA and the Committee of Principals and keep them apprised of the evaluation progress and outcomes as the three national libraries, representing their constituents, undertake the tests outlined above.

 

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Open Access ALA, ASIS&T, CLA

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

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sent: Monday, 23 June 2008 1:31 AM

To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Subject: ALA, ASIS&T, CLA and Open Access

 

Those of you who are concerned about the current state of open access to research journals from the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Canadian Library Association may find the below postings to be of interest. (TinyURL follows full URL.)

 

 

On ALA, CLA, and Open Access (DigitalKoans) http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2008/06/11/on-ala-cla-and-open-access/

http://tinyurl.com/5luduh

 

More on OA to ALA Publications (Open Access News) http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2008/06/more-on-oa-to-ala-publications.html

http://tinyurl.com/6ctfth

 

More about ALA, CLA, and Open Access (DigitalKoans) http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2008/06/12/more-about-ala-cla-and-open-access/

http://tinyurl.com/6mvrmw

 

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Goes Green (DigitalKoans) http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2008/06/20/journal-of-the-american-society-for-information-science-and-technology-goes-green/

http://tinyurl.com/5d85zr

 

JASIST Allows Self-Archiving (Open Access News) http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2008/06/jasist-allows-self-archiving.html

http://tinyurl.com/6jc9wu

 

 

 

Best Regards,

Charles

 

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Publisher, Digital Scholarship

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/

 

DigitalKoans

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography Google Book Search Bibliography Open Access Bibliography Open Access Webliography Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

 

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Open Source Social Networking Software/Sites Facebook Group

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

From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Gerry Mckiernan

Sent: Saturday, 17 May 2008 2:01 AM

To: lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; SYSLIB-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU; web4lib@webjunction.com

Subject: [Asis-l] Open Source Social Networking Software/Sites Facebook Group

 

Friends/

 

I have created a Global Facebook Group devoted to Open Source Social Networking Software/Sites.

 

The Focus of Open Source Social Networking Software/Sites Group is to document and foster discussion about Open Source Social Networking Software/Sites.

 

The Group Is Available Through

 

[ http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2008/05/open-source-social-networking.html ]

 

OR

 

[ http://tinyurl.com/3tyap4 ]

 

Please JOIN!

 

Happy Friday !

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

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Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age

 

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

From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Gerry Mckiernan

Sent: Saturday, 17 May 2008 3:40 AM

To: lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-l@asis.org; <EDTECH Editor-Beil; web4lib@webjunction.org

Subject: [Asis-l] New Book: _Originality, Imitation,and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age_

 

Friends/

 

Another Most Excellent New Book:

 

_Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age_ / Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus, Editors

 

 timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing

 

This collection is a timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing in the digital age. Somewhat ironically, the Internet makes it both easier to copy and easier to detect copying. The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including copyright conventions and the ownership of original work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author. Throughout these essays, the contributors grapple with their desire to encourage and maintain free access to copyrighted material for noncommercial purposes while also respecting the reasonable desires of authors to maintain control over their own work.

 

{MORE}

 

Links to Table of Contents / Amazon Search Inside /  Etc. Available at

 

[ http://infolitweb20.blogspot.com/2008/05/originality-imitation-and-plagiarism.html ]

 

OR

 

[ http://tinyurl.com/69k3fj ]

 

/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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Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals 

            Call for chapters

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

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of M. Jean Darbyshire

Sent: Thursday, 4 September 2008 10:52 PM

To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Subject: Fwd: Call for Chapters: Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals

 

Colleagues,

I believe that several of you could provide excellent, insightful chapters for this publication.  Please consider contributing.  It is a fascinating area of inquiry and I suspect this will be a valuable volume in the future.

JD

 

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

From: Danielle Theiss-White <dtheiss@ksu.edu>

Date: Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Subject: Call for Chapters: Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals

 

Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a chapter proposal for the upcoming book titled "Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management".  Chapter proposals are due Oct. 30th.  Please forward this call to others who may be interested.

Thanks!

Danielle and Elisabeth

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2008

Full Chapter Deadline: February 15, 2009

 

Book: "Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management"

A book edited by: Elisabeth Pankl, Danielle Theiss-White, and Mary C. Bushing

 

Introduction

With the projected retirement openings in the field of information science and management and the ever growing need for knowledge management, the need for a viable workforce is more pressing than ever before.  Our handbook will provide both information professionals and their organizations with the skills and knowledge necessary to strengthen and develop the profession. 

 

Objectives of the book

 

Our objective is to inform and to expand the current literature on the career development of information professionals by bringing together the expertise of practicing information professionals in the 21st century. This handbook will bring together this disparate yet exciting and vibrant profession by sharing how various information professionals encourage the recruitment, retention and career development of individuals within their organizations whether at a single workplace or on a regional, state, or national level. Thus, this handbook will provide a toolkit for employers, new information professionals, and information organizations.

 

The target audience

 

The prospective audience of our proposed text is composed of several distinct groups. Perhaps the most important group is the future information professionals. This group will benefit immensely from the information, real-life experiences, advice, and future developments detailed in the book. Another important group is the employers of information professionals. Employers will be able to use the information in the book to design and implement recruitment, development, and retention policies and procedures that further both the success and longevity of the profession and their own organizations. A third, but not final, group is the teachers and trainers of information professionals. All quality professional training incorporates not only the technical skills required for employment and advancement, but also the myriad of affective elements that shape one's professional career.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

·         Retention and/or recruitment research and/or practices and the information professional

 

·         Retention and/or recruitment research and/or practices and diversity in the workplace or profession

 

·         Mentoring policies, programs, procedures, and outcomes from an individual, organizational, regional, state, or national level

 

·         Mentor/mentee relationships

 

·         Mentoring in the professions/peer mentoring

 

·         State, Regional, National leadership programs and outcomes

 

·         Succession leadership planning

 

·         Trends in Human Resources and the information professional/personnel management

 

·         Career development guidance

 

·         Organizational culture/group dynamics

 

·         Orientation programs

 

·         Continuing education/training/in-service education

 

·         Librarianship as a profession

 

·         MLS/MLIS/Library Media Specialist/Library Certification education programs

 

·         Regional, state, and/or national information professional associations and their involvement with career development, recruitment to the profession, and retention

 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-5 page proposal clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of the proposed chapter by October 30, 2008. The status of submitted proposals will be communicated by November 15, 2008.  At that time, the authors of accepted proposals will be provided with chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group, Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formally Idea Group Reference) and "Medical Information Science Reference" imprints.

 

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

recruitment-development-retention@googlegroups.com

 

 

Elisabeth Pankl

Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor

K-State Libraries

epankl@ksu.edu

 

Danielle Theiss-White

General Reference Coordinator and Assistant Professor

K-State Libraries

dtheiss@ksu.edu

 

Danielle Theiss-White

General Reference Coordinator

219 Hale Library

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506

dtheiss@ksu.edu

785.532.5008

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M. Jean Darbyshire

Organization Development Programs Director

Kansas State University Libraries

Hale Library Room 122

Manhattan, Kansas 66506-1200

Phone 785-532-7465

FAX 785-532-7415

E-mail jdarby@ksu.edu

 

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Saur Publication on Government Information

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

From: Sjoerd Koopman [mailto:Sjoerd.Koopman@IFLA.nl]

Sent: Friday, 16 May 2008 5:09 PM

To: IFLA-L

Subject: [IFLA-L] New Saur Publication on Government Information

 

New Saur Publication on Government Information

 

Just off the press: Best Practices in Government Information: A Global Perspective. Edited on behalf of IFLA by Irina Lynden and Jane Wu.

 

A rare opportunity to discover international trends and developments in access to government information is presented to you in selected papers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Russia.

 

Originally presented at seminars and open sessions of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress over the past five years, the papers have been thoroughly reviewed and updated by their authors. 

 

As this volume illustrates, providing access to government information in whatever form presents enormous challenges.  Issues range from basic to sophisticated: public access, including censorship; legislation, facilities for the user, including training; and the possibilities for enhancement of on-line information, through maps, statistics, videos, and sound.  Underlying all is access and use of government documents to increase political literacy.  The editors highly recommend this book to practitioners of government document management, to reference and public service staff, to library educators and to the information literate in all walks of life.

 

Best Practices in Government Information: A Global Perspective. Edited on behalf of IFLA by Irina Lynden and Jane Wu. Munich: K.G. Saur, 2008. ISBN 978-3-598-11769-5. Price: EUR 58,00.

 

 

Order:

K. G. Saur Verlag: www.saur.de <http://www.saur.de/> or Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co. KG Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1

86899 Landsberg, Germany

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

Fax: +49 (0)8191 9 70 00-560

degruyter@rhenus.de

 

For the USA - Canada - Mexico:

Walter de Gruyter, Inc.

P.O. Box 960

Herndon, VA 20172-0960, USA

Phone: + 1 (703) 661-1589

Toll free: +1 (800) 208-8144

Fax: +1 (703) 661-1501

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Science Dissemination Using Open Access: A Compendium Of Selected Literature On Open Access

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From: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] [mailto:gerrymck@iastate.edu]

Sent: Monday, 4 August 2008 6:43 AM

To: diglib@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-mm@infoserv.inist.fr; univers@infoserv.inist.fr; LIS-LINK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK; LIS-UKEIG@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Subject: [IFLA-L] Science Dissemination Using Open Access: A Compendium Of Selected Literature On Open Access

 

Colleagues/

 

>>>Now Available<<<

 

Science Dissemination Using Open Access: A Compendium Of Selected Literature On Open Access / Editors E. Canessa and M. Zennaro (ICTP-SDU, Italy).

 

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Science Dissemination Unit (SDU) / July 2008 / 207 pp. / ISBN 92-95003-40-3.

 

/Gerry

 

Open Access means aims to remove restrictions that exist on the access to articles and knowledge to the world-wide scholarly community, in particular to those in developing countries. Scientists in these countries still have difficulty in publishing their work due to the lack of access to the network, to their institutional economic difficulties or to the lack of awareness of available Open Access solutions.

 

The visibility, usage and impact of researchers' own findings can increase with Open Access, as does their power to find, access and use the work of others.

 

This book aims to guide the scientific community on the requirements of Open Access, and the plethora of low-cost solutions available. A compendium of selected literature on Open Access is presented to increase the awareness of the potential of open publishing in general.

 

The book also aims to encourage decision makers in academia and research centers to adopt institutional and regional Open Access Journals and Archives to make their own scientific results public and fully searchable on the Internet.

 

For (Open) Access To The Full Text ... Plus .. Please Visit

 

[ http://tinyurl.com/5malq6 ]

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

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Shera Winners

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

Sent: Wednesday, 14 May 2008 8:32 AM

To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU

Subject: Shera Winners/Press Release

 

Congratulation to the 2008 LRRT Shera award winners (see press release

below)

 

For Distinguished Published Research:

Eric M. Meyers, Karen E. Fisher, and Elizabeth Marcoux for their work on “Studying the Everyday Information Behaviors of Tweens: Notes from the Field,” _Library and Information Science Research_, 29(3), 2007, pp.

310-331.

 

For Support of Dissertation Research:

 

Sharon McQueen, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, for “The Story of ‘Ferdinand’: The Creation of a Cultural Icon.”

 

The Library Research Round Table announces 2008 Award Recipients - http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/may2008/LRRTShera.cfm.

 

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*The Library Research Round Table announces *

 

*2008 Award Recipients *

 

 

 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library

Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2008 winners of the the

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research and the Jesse

H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, which honors

work that advances library research.

 

The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given

to the author(s) of a research article published in English during the

calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of

research journals in the field of library and information studies. The

2008 recipients are Eric M. Meyers, Karen E. Fisher, and Elizabeth

Marcoux for their work on “Studying the Everyday Information Behaviors

of Tweens: Notes from the Field,” _Library and Information Science

Research_, 29(3), 2007, pp. 310-331. The study investigated how children

engage with everyday information poses methodological challenges that

differ significantly from those associated with adult populations.

 

The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is

given to provide recognition and monetary support for dissertation

research employing exemplary research design and methods. The 2008

recipient is Sharon McQueen, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of

Library and Information Studies, for “The Story of ‘Ferdinand’: The

Creation of a Cultural Icon.”

 

LRRT was founded in 1968 to contribute toward the extension and

improvement of library research by providing public program

opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects

and for disseminating their findings. LRRT is dedicated to informing and

educating ALA members regarding research techniques and their usefulness

in obtaining information. The information must help users reach

administrative decisions and solve problems and expand the theoretical

base of the field by serving as a forum for discussion and action on

issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of

library and information science.

 

For more information on the Library Research Round Table please visit

http://www.ala.org/lrrt.

 

--

Debbie Rabina, Ph.D,

Assistant Professor

Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science

144 West 14th Street, 6th fl.

New York, NY, 10011-7301

drabina@pratt.edu

http://pratt.edu/~drabina/index.htm

 

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Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

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From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Gerry Mckiernan

Sent: Sunday, 15 June 2008 2:17 AM

To: lita-l@ala1.ala.org; asis-L@asis.org; socnet@lists.ufl.edu; air-l@listserv.aoir.org; web4lib@webjunction.org

Subject: [Asis-l] Social Science Research Network: Everyone Can Be A Star

 

Friends/

 

Social Scientists Network Two ... [:-)

 

/Gerry

 

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

 

SSRN Research Networks:

 

Accounting Research Network (ARN)

Economics Research Network (ERN)

Entrepreneurship & Policy Network (ERPN) Financial Economics Newtork (FEN) Health Economics Network (HEN) Information Systems Network (ISN) Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

 

Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals.

 

The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 188,200 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 151,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

 

[more]

 

Links to SSRN features/functions, Stats, and Related Articles Available At

 

[ http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/2008/06/social-science-research-network.html ]

 

OR

 

[ http://tinyurl.com/3nrn8w ]

 

Enjoy!

 

/Gerry

 

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011

 

gerrymck@iastate.edu

 

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SPARC Europe and the DOAJ Announce the Launch of the SPARC Europe Seal for Open Access Journals

 

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From: doaj-team [mailto:Ingela.Wahlgren@lub.lu.se]

Sent: Saturday, 26 April 2008 1:21 AM

Subject: SPARC Europe and the DOAJ Announce the Launch of the SPARC Europe Seal for Open Access Journals

 

Lund Sweden 23 April 2008

Important news for all publishers who have journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 

Dear publishers of journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 

We --the team behind the DOAJ-- are approaching you to inform about two important issues.

 

Firstly, as you probably are aware of, there is a growing discussion and attention to open access to scholarly information in the research community. The current discussion is concentrating on open access in a broader sense than just free access to journal articles.

 

In order for research to be really open, researchers need more than just to get free access to the articles -- that is more than free-to-read. Researchers are increasingly demanding and expecting to be able to reuse not only the text in various ways, but increasingly to be able to do text- and data mining in order to more efficiently extract and discover fractions of the content (i.e. for instance acronyms for genes, proteins, abbreviations etc.) and to uncover hidden relations between such fractions by automated computing.

 

In order for open access journals to be even more useful and thus receive more exposure and provide more value to the research community it is very important that open access journals offer standardized, easily retrievable information about what kinds of reuse are allowed.

 

Creative Commons offers a number of licenses that in a standardized way makes it very easy for content providers to offer information about these issues. More information about this under Step 1 below.      

 

Secondly, SPARC Europe and The Directory of Open Access Journals (operated by Lund University, Sweden) have entered an agreement about introducing a certification scheme for Open Access journals, the SPARC Europe Seal for Open Access Journals.

 

The intention of the scheme is to motivate open access journals to deliver metadata to DOAJ. The DOAJ team will then convert the metadata into standardized XML-format and OAI-compliant format, which will further increase the visibility of articles and provide means for the easiest possible dissemination thus reaching more readers, attracting more authors, gaining more prestige and impact.

 

The team behind the DOAJ will offer various forms of assistance and guidance in this respect.

 

What are the advantages of having the SPARC Europe Seal?

 

Improved information as to what users are allowed to do with papers published in your journal(s).

 

Possible long-term archiving of your content, which makes publishing in your journal more attractive to authors.

 

Better exposure as a high-quality journal based on state-of-the art dissemination technologies.

 

The DOAJ team converts your metadata and makes the metadata harvestable, which means the widest possible dissemination and thus increased usage and impact.

 

How to be approved:

 

Step 1:

 

Choose the Creative Commons License CC-BY license.

 

In order to qualify for the SPARC Europe Seal you must apply the CC-BY license, which is the most user friendly license, allowing among other things for long-term preservation and text- and data-mining

 

How to choose the CC-BY license:

 

Go to the Creative Commons (CC) web site (http://creativecommons.org/about/license/) and copy the CC-BY Icon  -

 

-- you might as well consult this: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Before_Licensing .

 

Put the CC-BY icon on the homepage of your journal(s) and preferably on each article in your journal.

 

Go to DOAJ web site (http://www.doaj.org) , login to "For journal owners", click on "license info" and choose CC-license for your journal(s).

 

The CC icon will be shown automatically in DOAJ.

 

Step 2:

 

Your journal(s) shall continuously provide DOAJ with metadata for all of your content.

 

How to provide us with the metadata:

 

Right now DOAJ tools allow you to do the following:

upload article by article filling a web form upload files containing one or more records. The files must conform with the DOAJ XML Schema specification (read more at: http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=070507).

 

These two features can be found once you have logged in to "For journal owners" on DOAJ web site (http://www.doaj.org).

 

Once we have your content (metadata on article level) in DOAJ, the content become OAI harvestable and distributed in an XML format to the rest of the world.

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

The DOAJ Team

 

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Survey of Academic Libraries 2008-09 Edition

 

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From: primarydat@mindspring.com [mailto:primarydat@mindspring.com]

Sent: Wednesday, 18 June 2008 2:10 AM

To: academia@ybp.com; bbauman@bcr.org; dheroy@alertpub.com; americanlibraries@ala.org; ariadne@ukoln.ac.uk; jaia@arl.org; alj@alia.org.au; btr@biblio-tech.com; mquinn@ala.org; zanne@bookreview.com; corrections@bowker.com; bulletin@asis.org; submissions@ala-choice.org; nina.ayoub@chronicle.com; info@collectioncare.org; soconnor@peterli.com; editor@ccweek.com; crobinet@centerdigitalgov.com; isidro@cindoc.csic.es; michelle.manafy@infotoday.com; digicult@ec.europa.eu; ereditor@educause.edu; incite@alia.org.au; dpoulson@infotoday.com; abevan@librarycouncil.ie; d.muddiman@lmu.ac.uk; gsapp@uamail.albany.edu; diana.dixon@cilip.org.uk; m-john@umn.edu; misqrevu@umn.edu; kdempsey@infotoday.com; info@metro.org; marydee@infotoday.com; leefeld@ix.netcom.com; info@qeddata.com; tkoltzenburg@ala.org; abbeypub@grandecom.net; acap@cfw.com; pam@eddigest.com; aquirk@hbook.com; kgrayson@1105media.com; lq@press.uchicago.edu; editor@unabashedlibrarian.com; eric@wiredlibrarian.com; noder@reedbusiness.com; fialkoff@reedbusiness.com; jessamyn@gmail.com; dbigwood@gmail.com; ellettre@gmail.com; stulis@lib.siu.edu; dfree@ala.org; fgraf@ala-Choice.org; aalbanese@reedbusiness.com; andrea.foster@chronicle.com; jmilliot@reedbusiness.com; academia@ybp.com; tpeters@tapinformation.com; ariadne@ukoln.ac.uk; ariadne@ukoln.ac.uk; alj@alia.org.au; tory.kaser@infotoday.com; enquiry@alia.org.au; alj@alia.org.au; fiona.edwards@alia.org.au; sospiro@web.de; editor@libraryissues.com; Kerry Smith

Subject: PDF Review Copy of The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition

 

Primary Research Group has published the pdf version of the Survey of Academic Libraries 2008-09 Edition. The print version, the same in every respect ISBN #1-57440-102-5, will be published in July 2008. Your PDF review copy is enclosed.

 

The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition is based on data from 75 college libraries in the United States and Canada.  Data is broken out by size and type of college, as well as for public and private institutions, to allow for easier benchmarking. The report’s more than 300 tables of data present findings about trends in staffing and salaries, budgets, grants and endowments, special collections, content and materials spending, use of e-books and online services, capital budgets library building renovation and facilities management, information literacy, and many other issues of interest to academic librarians.

 

Some of the report’s findings are:

 

Only 22.5% of the colleges sampled believed that librarians’ salaries had been going up faster than the rate of inflation, while more than 34% believed that their salaries in the past year had gone down in real terms.  Librarians in private colleges were more likely than their counterparts in public colleges to believe that their salaries had gone down in real terms in the past year.

 

For the libraries in the sample the mean rate of growth in content spending in nominal terms was only 1.75% from the 2006-07 to 2007-08 academic year. Spending actually declined for the public colleges in the sample and grew only at about the rate of inflation for the private colleges. The expected rate of increase in spending for the 2008-09 academic year is only 1.66%. Private colleges in the sample had a mean expected increase of 3.1%, slightly less than the expected rate of inflation, while the public colleges essentially foresaw an increase of less than 1/10th of 1 percent, a decline in real terms of about 3.5%.

 

The libraries in the sample spent a mean of $456,238 for content accessed online in the 2008-09 academic year; the major research universities in the sample averaged more than $3.4 million in such expenditures.  Spending per student for online information for colleges with fewer than 1,100 students FTE was $190.15 per student, while for colleges with more than 4,401 FTE per student spending averaged $115.04 for online information. Generally, students at the larger colleges enjoy access to a greater range of databases at much lower cost.

 

The libraries in the sample accrued a mean of about $119,000 from library endowments in the past year, though the mean accrual was zero.  Receipts by private colleges vastly overshadowed those by public colleges, by a factor of nearly 30:1. More than a quarter (26.47%) of the libraries in the sample had endowments specifically to support the purchase of books for the library.  More than half of the libraries in colleges with more than 4,401 FTE students had endowments specifically to support book purchases for the library.

 

For more than 47% of the libraries in the sample, the library capital budget has remained about the same over the past three years; it has increased somewhat for 23.54% and increased significantly for 7.35%. More than 38% of private college libraries have seen the capital budget increase either somewhat or significantly, while this is true for only about 23% of public college libraries.

 

The general level of investment in chemistry-related info resources appears to have modestly increased. For about half of those sampled, investment in chemistry info has remained stable; for roughly a quarter it increased, but decreased for only 13.64% of participants. Investment in psychology-related information has increased for more than half of the libraries in the sample and has not decreased for any.  Moreover, all types of libraries, public and private, community colleges and research universities, increased investment in psychology-related information resources in the past three years. Similarly, investment in sociology and political science-related resources has also increased significantly in the past three years. Although more than 55% held investment in these subjects stable, more than 34% increased it and only about 4.5% decreased it. Public colleges in particular increased investment in these subjects, as did colleges offering the most advanced degrees.

 

We asked survey participants to list their top five academic MLS programs in North America, on the basis of scholarly output and effectiveness in preparing professional librarians for practice.  Library science programs received 5 points for a first place selection, four for second place, three for third and so on. The leader by far was the University of Illinois at Campaign Urbana, with 77 total points; two universities tied for the second spot, each with 38 total points, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

The price of the report is $89.50; it is available directly from Primary Research Group or from major book distributors such as Midwest Library Services, Baker & Taylor, Blackwell and others. For a full table of contents and further information view our website at www.PrimaryResearch.com.

 

Primary Research Group

2753 Broadway, #156

New York, New York  10025

www.primaryresearch.com

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Web 2.0 application for researchers

 

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

From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of M.J. Menou

Sent: Thursday, 12 June 2008 5:09 PM

To: asis-l@asis.org; Euro_Student_ASIST@yahoogroups.com; eurchap; sigiii-l; sigkm-l@asis.org

Subject: [Asis-l] Fwd.: New web 2.0 application for researchers

 

> EurActiv: Science & Research

> Wednesday 11 June 2008

 

> [http://news.euractiv.com/Go/index.cfm?WL=73286&WS=1598_1643&WA=6881]

 

 

 >Researchers' 'Facebook' launched

 >05 June 2008

 >A new global Facebook-like community for researchers aims to promote  >cross-sectoral linkages between researchers and their projects and  >allow instant peer-reviewing of scientific research to help pave the  >way towards innovative solutions to global challenges.

 

> https://www.researchgate.net/

 

 

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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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