Monday, May 31, 2004
Subservient Chicken: http://www.subservientchicken.com
A guy in a chicken suit does what you tell him...sort of. Some people have too much time on their hands :)
Railroad Tycoon: http://www.railroadtycoon3.com/rt3/us/downloads/game.html
This one was more my speed, although I did not really get too far.
Friday, May 28, 2004
Posted to CHMINF-L by George S. Porter Sherman Fairchild Library of Engineering & Applied Science California Institute of Technology
"ISI issued a press release on April 15 http://www.isinet.com/press/2004/8221713 indicating that 191 of the 8700+ titles indexed in Web of Science are Open Access journals. The full report is available online -- The Impact of Open Access Journals: A Citation Study from Thomson ISI http://www.isinet.com/media/presentrep/acropdf/impact-oa-journals.pdf
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Knovel Databanks and Electronic Books for RSC members
From March to December 2004 RSC members can access quality databases from Knovel. Knovel is a web-based service that brings together over 600 scientific resources in an easy-to-search format and has an excellent collection in chemistry and related subjects.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Since I am only interested in the information in a book and not its pretty cover, I always check used book dealers before purchasing any book which has been reqeusted for my library. A budget stretcher.
This site lets you search many sites at one time. I always check abebooks as well http://www.abebooks.com
Download PDF copies of US patents and applications. Sometimes slow, but it is easy to use and it works!
Thursday, May 20, 2004
"The NanoBusiness Alliance’s Nanotechnology White Paper Library is a collection of links to more than 500 nanotechnology white papers, presentations and reports. Most are free; some may require registration with their host website."
but I got older and now I don't. On Gary Price's Resource Shelf there is an interesting tool that I think will help me. So to remind myself to download the trial, I am putting it on here. Ironic isn't it -- having to have a reminder to download soemthing that will supplement your memory.
Seruku has a browser tool which caches every page you visited and indexes it for future searching and retrieval. Even if the page disappears, you have a copy on your own computer.
Should help with the old "I know I saw it just the other day...or was it last month" :-)
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
This site contains maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and facilitates the location of similar content on the web.
Monday, May 17, 2004
WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun.
Free registration required.
Under "Services to Libraries" you can find a section for Canadian Libraries: http://www.webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=1510
Searching the Internet for Images
An excellent tutorial on finding images on the internet. Includes reviews of the different image search engines and links to image collections. http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/searchingresources.html
This site is presented by TASI - Technical Advisory Service for Images (http://www.tasi.ac.uk/)
What is TASI?
The Technical Advisory Service for Images is a JISC funded service. It provides advice and guidance to the Further and Higher Education community on the issues of:
- Creating digital images (including raster, vector and animated formats)
- Delivering digital images to users
- Using digital images to support teaching, learning and research
- Managing both small and large scale digitisation projects
This site promises 80% accuracy in identifying the gender of an
author when he/she inserts a sample snippet of text in the window provided. You tell it if it is fiction, nonfiction or a blog entry.
I was identified as male (incorrect). When you provide feedback you get the current success percentage. It was at 69% correct when I did it.
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Canadian Environment Week
May 30 - June 5, 2004
Clean air day
New Tri-national Occupational Safety and Health Web site launched in Canada, the United States and Mexico
The Tri-national Occupational Safety and Health Working Group under the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC) announced the launch of a Web site (www.naalcosh.org) to promote and improve safety in the workplace. The web site provides valuable links to information to promote public education and encourages the ongoing exchange of best practices on programs, projects and activities relating to workplace health and safety issues in Mexico, the United States and Canada. The website is available in Spanish, English and French.
Chemistry news, links, downloads (reactor conversin adn simulatin software), a chemistry search, etc.
The search is nice...type in your key words then click the service/site/database you want to search in.
An article from CFO Magazine (may 1 2004)The Secret Life of Copiers
"Most copy machines are now full-blown IT devices, with network and E-mail server connectivity. Any information stored on them can often be accessed by employees and targeted by hackers or thieves."
Research Information is a bimonthly printed full-colour magazine produced by Europa Science Ltd. The features are available full text online. The subscription is free to qualified requesters.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY FOR LIBRARIANS
Will banking data improve research output?
PUBLISHERS AND READERS: THE IEE VIEW
Serving today's user
PROFILE: DARLENE WALTERS
Maths teacher turned publisher
Q&A: ERIC VAN AMERONGEN
An agent's view
A road map to scientific excellence
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
For busy professionals who also want to keep up on their reading. Some advertising flashing light stuff.
Covers classics, childrens books, and science fiction.
Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy By Douglas Adams Ultra-Condensed by David J. Parker and Samuel Stoddard
(The Earth gets BLOWN UP.)
I'm a bit upset about that.
Yes, I can understand that.
(They fly around the galaxy. They go UNDERGROUND, where they see...)
Friday, May 07, 2004
Full text, online, free.
What more can you ask. This is a heat transfer textbook aimed at engineering undergraduates. Written by John H. Lienhard IV, Professor, University of Houston and John H. Lienhard V, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Not something I would purchase for my particular library, but worth cataloguing as a "virtual" resource.http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/ahtt.html
from the site:
A supplement to every library catalogue on the planet!
"FreeFullText.com provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration). The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists. The design of this site is optimized for users seeking specific articles for which they already have the citation. If some of the articles you need are not available for free online, you may obtain them for a fee through a document delivery service, such as Pinpoint Documents. If you wish to "search" for articles on a particular topic, please use a bibliographic database such as PubMed. This site does not attempt to list ALL periodicals on the Internet, only those which offer free full-text content. Titles will be removed from this list if they cease to offer any free full-text content."
After a couple of attempts, the XML feed now works.
Thursday, May 06, 2004
CPhA has announced e-CPS and electronic version of the famous blue drug book. They have a free trial until June 6, 2004 at http://www.pharmacists.ca/function/subscriptions/ecpsfree.cfm
From a recent Freepint issue.
I am contantly looking for help in marketing and promoting the library. As everyone knows engineers are notious for their lack of library use (compared to chemists -- for example).
While this is not an article on marketing libraries to engineers, it is an article on marketing library services to clients.
Many great topics of relevance to all managment -- including library management. Each topic has a multi page overview. Topics include positioning; the marketing plan; various accounting explainations; economics; business law; finance; statistics; strategy; entrepreneurship....
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Stories and news on Nanotechnology. Site also includes RSS feed!
Description: A weblog for subjects mostly related to computational chemistry, chemoinformatics, statistical analysis in these areas and some quantum chemistry.