Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Received in the mail today (May 30)Directory of Published Proceedings database is now available free of charge

May 31, 2006

I would like to thank you again for previously using our reference services for your proceedings research needs. At this time, I am pleased to share with you that our Directory of Published Proceedings database is now available free of charge.

We look forward to serving your reference staff and library clients in helping to identify hard to find conference literature. As of today, DoPP maintains over 50,000 records.

Our Acquisitions service also provides procurement assistance for any title located in DoPP, with most being available at below publisher list price.

To celebrate the New Free DoPP, we are giving away $1,000 in credit towards our Acquisitions Service to the users who locate the first 10 "Grand Prize Winner" records.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.


Laurance Baschkin
Director, Marketing Services

Wiley Reception at SLA 2006 in Baltimore

Monday June 12
6-9 pm
Westminster Hall, Baltimore

RSVP by May 31, 2006
to Anne Mare Fritzky afritzky (at) wiley.com
or 2-201-748-6858

it is a goth event.

Elsevier Reception at SLA 2006 in Baltimore

Monday, June 12, 2006
7pm – 11pm
Camden Yards
Orioles Park
Home of the Baltimore Orioles

Guests will be invited on escorted tours of the warning track and into the dugout.

Attendees will receive a raffle ticket when they check into the event for a drawing at 9:45 pm. We will raffle off a Cal Ripken Jr. autographed baseball. You must be present at the time of the raffle to win.

RSVP by June 5, 2006 to Lashaon McGee

Knovel Reception at SLA 2006 Baltimore

Knovel corporation cordially invites you to join us dockside for happy hour on Baltimore's Inner Harbour!

Monday June 125-7
Baltimore National Aquarium
RSVP by June 1


I can't go :(

Thompson Dialog reception at SLA 2006 in Baltimore

You're invited to join Thomson Scientific and Dialog, Monday, June 12,2006 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at the National Aquarium in Baltimore for a night of dancing, refreshment and fun during SLA 2006. We have planned a wonderful evening for you.

The National Aquarium will be yours to explore! Each level will hold another wonderful surprise and more food and drink. The whole space will be opened for you and your colleagues.

Dance, explore, celebrate at one of the most renowned and amazing Aquariums in North America.

Please r.s.v.p. before June 5, 2006


Friday, May 19, 2006

What can librarians teach enterprises about information access?

as seen on Solo mailing list:

KMWorld Magazine Web Seminar
Panel: What Can Librarians Teach Enterprises About Information Access?
sponsored by Endeca
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 11:00 am PDT, 2:00 pm EDT

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

Andy Moore


Other panelists
include leading
architects, and
enterprise KM

Register now for this FREE eBroadcast event.

Librarians have been helping us find information since long before enterprises began investing in formal KM initiatives. Information Science programs have thoroughly researched the field, from how to organize information, to how users go about foraging for information, to how to catalog content. But libraries are curated collections, far more controlled (and quieter) than the corporate setting.

Enterprises are different. The stakes are higher. Where budgets fall short on librarian-power, software solutions promise — and often over-promise — automation. Security, privacy, and compliance matter. Content can be far messier to categorize than books, is often unstructured, and accumulates at greater velocity.

Yet in many ways, the rules of the library are universal, with the potential to help the enterprise in more ways than it does now. What pragmatic advice can we glean from librarians about how to better find information under the pressure, chaos, and constraints of the enterprise?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

CIPO - Canadian Patents Database - What's New

CIPO - Canadian Patents Database - What's New: "May 11, 2006
Canadian Patents Database Upgrade
As part of its continuing efforts to improve service to its clients, CIPO has just completed an upgrade to the search engine of the Canadian Patents Database. Extensive testing to ensure the integrity of this engine has been performed. However, should you encounter difficulties or discrepancies in your search results, please contact us."

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

University of Toronto Magazine

Researchers are welcoming Google's plan to digitize millions of books, but the implications for libraries are profound

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Oxford Internet Institute

OII webcast website - containing live and on-demand Webcasts of prominent speakers, events and conferences held by and in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute.

Features include the ability to search the archive as well as browse. On some events we offer downloadable alternative formats such as MP4 (H264,AVC).

25 April 06 Internet Governance and Regulation: The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It: Professor Jonathan Zittrain
23 Mar 06 Cyber-humour: the End of Humour as We Know It?: Limor Shifman
14 Mar 06 The Future of the Web: Sir Tim Berners-Lee
17 Feb 06 Building Preservation Environments: Dr. Reagan W. Moore
10 Feb 06 Privacy Under Pressure: James Rule, Professor of Sociology


Monday, May 1, 2006

trendwatching.com: April 2006 trend briefing

trendwatching.com: April 2006 trend briefing: "Show us one experienced, switched-on consumer in a mature consumer society who does NOT google once a day. Or even once an hour. One consumer who has NOT researched the cheapest available fare, price, charge before buying a big ticket item. Who has NOT invested some time reading reviews, recommendations and suggestions from experts and fellow consumers on anything from hotels in Paris and designer vacuum cleaners to which specific seat to request on flight SQ220 from Sydney to Singapore. One who hasn't relished the feeling of being better informed about everything from 18th century gardening to alternative medicine to the real reasons for high oil prices, than his/her peers or, even better, his/her superiors.
All thanks to the insanely expansive and detailed web of information that continues to be spun, offering transparency of prices, of reviews, of opinions, and of detail. Yes, you�ve heard this before. But just for a moment, marvel at how incredibly addicted consumers have become to getting instant access to any kind of useful and relevant information. In fact, consumers are experiencing nothing short of an all-encompassing INFOLUST"

there is also a PDF of the report at: http://www.trendwatching.com/briefing/briefing.pdf

Carnival of the Infosciences #35

blogwithoutalibrary.net - Carnival of the Infosciences #35: "Carnival of the Infosciences #35 Good day, carnival-goers, and welcome to the thirty-fifth Carnival of the Infosciences! " My first post, but second mention.