Thursday, June 24, 2004

Library Technology Now - Home

Library Technology Now - Home

This new publication devoted to reviews of Library Technologies is looking for volunteers

Library Technology Now is looking for the following volunteers.

* Editors - oversee project and develop writer's guidelines.
* Writers- perform the tests and write the reviews.
* Information Architects - assist with Thesaurus of Library Technology Industry Terms and assist with overall organization of website.
* Researchers - assist with locating news sources and third-party reviews.
* Marketing Gurus - assist with promoting and PR.
* Web Designers - Design the look and feel and build backend applications.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Changes in Wilson Interface

New Database--->Music Sound Recordings - Database

Database of music sound recordings held at the University of Calgary Performing Arts Library.

New Product--->USGS Quaternary Fault and Fold Database

This website contains information on faults and associated folds in the United States that are believed to be sources of M>6 earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). Maps of these geologic structures are linked to detailed descriptions and references.

New Database--->Dyabola

DYABOLA is a navigable, source-oriented text and image registration system equipped with a semantic network, a syntax generator and a data-scrolling machine. Developed for the humanities and the arts, it contains electronic subject catalogs of publications on the history of art and the ancient world and includes the subject catalogs of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, the Bibliography of Iberian Archaeology from the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid, and the Archaeology of Roman Provinces from RGK Frankfurt.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Collections Absences

Here are our days away:

June 14 to July 5

July 1 to July 19

June 11 to July 9

I will monitor my e-mail during my absence. Linda Ryan will be monitoring my print mail.
Please contact Carol Hansen (220-7214) for urgent matters, and she will redirect your query.


New Muse Journal The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past twenty-six years has upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. It is based at the University of Missouri and comes out three times a year. Each issue contains new fiction, poetry and essays. TMR also run interviews with current authors and found-text features that print never before published work by such authors as William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Katherine Anne Porter.

New Muse Journal--->Contemporary Literature

"Contemporary Literature published the first articles on Thomas Pynchon and Susan Howe, and the first interviews with Margaret Drabble and Don DeLillo. Where will the field go next? Contemporary Literature leads the way with in-depth interviews with significant writers, broad-ranging articles written by leaders in the field and book reviews of important critical studies."

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

New Titles in JSTOR

Eleven new titles have been added to the JSTOR archive. These will be added to the catalogue as Serials Solutions provides updates.

American Educational Research Journal
Curriculum Inquiry
Educational Researcher
Review of Educational Research
Review of Research in Education
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
Social Science History
Foreign Policy
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART

New Muse Journal Canadian Review of American Studies

Canadian Review of American Studies publishes essays, review essays and shorter reviews whose purpose is the multi- and inter-disciplinary analysis and understanding of the culture, both past and present, of the United States - and of the relations between the cultures of the U.S. and Canada. It invites contributions from authors in, and outside, all relevant scholarly disciplines, in English and French. Canadian orders include membership in the Canadian Association for American Studies.

Changes to Ebscohost

These enhancements are scheduled for release over the course of the week.

* Embargo Information on Journal Alerts - Journal Alerts will include any embargo information that is available for a specific title. When a Journal Alert is created, the embargo information for that title will be displayed in the title of the alert. This will be present in both the e-mail of results, and on the Journal Alerts section of My EBSCOhost.

* Changes to Search Alerts - Users can choose either a brief or detailed citation for each Search Alert result, and whether access to EBSCOhost will be available after an alert is read.

* Publication Authority File Searching changes - Users will be able to search directly on the Subject, or the Subject and Description of a journal.

* Publication Detail for titles with name changes - Over time, the name of a publication may change. For example, Problems of Economic Transition was first published in 1965 as Problems of Economics, then in 1992 as Problems of Economic Transition. Currently, each title is listed separately in the Publication Authority File. EBSCOhost will now display the title's current name, and include any title names changes within the detailed display. A user can choose to view all issues for the various name changes, or just the issues for the current name. For example, using Problems of Economic Transition, All Issues would display from 1965 through the present, and Current Issue Only would display issues from 1992 through the present.

* Direct Export to RefWorks - From within the EBSCOhost Save Manager, users will be able to export records directly to RefWorks. For more information about RefWorks, in relation to EBSCOhost, Click here.

* Proximity Expander Rewording - The Include all search terms by default expander will be clarified to read: Automatically "And" search terms. Customers whose administrators who have customized the expander label will not be affected by this change.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Open Access---> Google indexes Ingenta

Ingenta Partners With Google To Enable Full Text Indexing

Open Access--> The Rockefeller University Press

Rockefeller University Press (RUP), working with HighWire Press, has completed the backfile conversion and release of all 3 of RUP's journals. The latest increment is an 80 year expansion of the free backfiles of
Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Fulltext v1+ (1896+) 6 month moving wall; Print ISSN: 0022-1007; Online ISSN: 1540-9538
Journal of Cell Biology
Fulltext v1+ (1955+) 6 month moving wall; Print ISSN: 0022-1007; Online ISSN: 1540-9538
Journal of General Physiology
Fulltext v1+ (1918+) 6 month moving wall; Print ISSN: 0022-1295; Online ISSN: 1540-7748

-from FOS

Interesting Site-->HURISEARCH

HURISEARCH is a Human Rights search engine. It aims to:
* provide one point access to all human rights information published by human rights organisations worldwide, and particularly human rights NGOs
* provide a searching tool with egalitarian and known ranking and indexing principles without regard to commercial agendas
* provide a searching tool which is overseen by human rights people specifically to meet human rights needs
* provide an easy to use multilingual human rights search engine

-from ResourceShelf

Monday, June 07, 2004

Systemic Change in Research Institutions

Presentation from University of California Berkeley presented at the ARL Membership Meeting. Discusses faculty library partnership to promote developing undergraduate research skills.

Rethinking the Undergraduate Curriculum

Evidence Based Librarianship

June issue of CILIP's Library and Information Update

"Is evidence-based practice relevant to information work?"

-from ResourceShelf

Information Resources Retreat Feedback

Brenda Macdonald collated the feedback from our retreat in May. results.doc

Spring New Product Announcement

The list of new products I sent out in May.

April New Books List

The April new books list is at

New Product

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Fulltext database of literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of the Byzantium in AD 1453. Users may search on author, title, publication or text string.