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The 2-day Southampton Workshop on UK Institutional OA Repositories, held Jan 25-26 at the New College campus of the University of Southampton, featured representatives from the two partners in the UK institutional self-archiving initiative: UK universities and UK research funding councils. Southampton University's Steve Hitchcock began the workshop with an overview of open access (OA) self-archiving, noting the difference between it and open access publishing. The main target of this opening ...
The Information Online 2005 12th Exhibition and Conference took place Feb 1-3 at the Sydney Convention Center in Darling Harbor, Australia. As the self-proclaimed No 1 event for the online information industry in the Asia-Pacific region, the conference drew a very large and geographically diverse group of information specialists and librarians. Particularly enjoyable was a session entitled Poor Search Facilities Cost Money - Is Metadata the Answer? ALIA's premier awards were presented during ...
EPFULL covers the full text of European patent applications and granted European patents as well as bibliographic records for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications transferred to the EPO. This file replaces EUEOPATFULL and PATOSEP and complements STN's full-text patent databases. Numerous search fields allow detailed searches and statistic evaluations.
[Danny Sullivan] has a really good post about bloggers and embargoes. Raises the question, I suppose, as to which bloggers are journalists and which aren't. He's assuming here that all bloggers are journalists, I think. http://blog.searchengine watch.com/blog/050208-105154
Adobe's challenge with its January announcement of a makeover of the Acrobat product family is to get the word out (again) that there is more to Acrobat than just viewing and creating simple PDFs. Acrobat 7.0, the latest update to the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform, provides users with the ability to assemble documents from multiple sources, create intelligent forms, and collaborate on projects inside and outside a firewall, among other capabilities. A significant advancement in this rel...
Law is not fixed: It evolves as society and the technology of society evolves. This evolution can take a number of forms. The first is the role that courts play in interpreting the law. The legal system provides an interpretation of the law when a dispute comes before a court; the court looks at how similar disputes in the past have been resolved. As society evolves, however, so do the disputes. Another form of legal evolution occurs when Congress (and state legislatures) enacts new laws to a...
This collection of motion picture film and videotape provides recordings of the social, political, and cultural history of the 20th century (1893-1985).
Varatouch introduced Telepoint, the world's thinnest analog navigation disk. The Telepoint is a reference design based on Varatouch's Vsense technology, which provides a full solution for implementing a low-cost, miniature navigation disk. The Telepoint is less than 2 mm in height and 21 mm in diameter.
Brussels, Belgium (Royal Library of Belgium). EUSIDIC will hold its Spring Meeting, the theme of which is Communicating Business, Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) Knowledge. Topics will focus on how all members of the information chain can take advantage of new technologies in order to offer the highest quality information at the lowest cost.
The group that convened at the 2005 McGraw-Hill Media Summit in New York was high-powered, diverse, opinionated, and ready to tackle the theme of the 2-day affair: Global Media + Technology Innovation = Communications Revolution. A few trends and big-picture words of advice rose to the top over the course of the summit. They included the roles of globalization and fragmentation, the increasing importance of branding as choices for consumers hit an all-time high, and the value of making the co...
Three useful articles from Computers in Libraries, ONLINE, and Searcher are outlined. In Understand the Big Picture so You Can Plan for Network Security (CIL, pp 10-14), author Frank Cervone says that the average organization (libraries included) registers 75 attacks per week. He discusses risk assessment and preventive steps that can be taken for greater network security. In Instant Recall Thanks to Google Desktop Search (ONLINE, pp 15-18), Cindy Chick reviews the beta version of the new Goo...
Super Searchers on Competitive Intelligence: The Online and Offline Secrets of Top CI Researchers CyberAge Books, 2003, 336 pp, softbound, ISBN 0-910965-64-1, $24.95
Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software: A Guide to Evaluating CI Technology 2003, 211 pp, hardbound, ISBN 1-57387-173-7, $39.50
When it comes to real-time news, Moreover offers a wealth of options harvested continuously from more than 8,000 online news and information sources across 115 countries in 23 languages. Articles are aggregated from a broad range of publications, including premium international and regional news sites, corporate Web sites, government press pages, Weblogs, and discussion boards. Jim Pitkow has led Moreover as CEO since May 2002. In an interview, Pitkow discusses Moreover's role as middleman in...
Aries Systems Corp. released Editorial Manager 3.1.
Drop me a line, whether you have news for us, an opinion to voice, or a good topic to investigate. Chances are, if it's a subject on your mind, it's something on your colleagues' minds too. We're here to make those stories happen.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a report on search engines in late January. Essentially, it reported that only one in six search engine users could tell the difference between "sponsored" and "unbiased" search results. In general, users also had little understanding of how search engines work. Nevertheless, about 92% of search engine users expressed confidence in their searching abilities. Pew Internet does not seem to have an ax to grind, but sometimes you have to wonde...
My Lexis encourages users to create a custom-search section that allows them to add, remove, and rearrange a selection of LexisNexis research components.
LEV includes in-print titles from more than 26,000 Latin American and Spanish publishers and contains more than 794,000 records.
Wilson Web customers can now click from article citations to Scirus to conduct an automatic search of the author's name for access to more than 167 million science-specific Web pages, or they can use the Scirus search to find other articles by the author, biographical...
Before Business Objects, [David Kellogg] served as vice president of marketing at Versant Object Technology, a provider of object database management systems. Prior to that, he held a number of technical and marketing positions with Ingres Corp., a maker of relational database systems and tools.
More than 350 people arrived at New York's Gotham Hall, a converted bank on Broadway, for the fourth annual SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association) Information Industry Summit, held Feb 1-2. Under the umbrella of Connecting for Growth, the eight-session summit from the SIIA Content Division focused on the business trends, strategies, and challenges now facing the industry, and how giants such as America Online and entrepreneurs such as Bruce Murray plan on dealing with such cha...
Best Technology Practices in Higher Education 2005, 256 pp, hardbound, ISBN 1-57387-208-3, $39.50
The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources CyberAge Books, 2003, 395 pp, softbound, ISBN 0-910965-67-6, $29.95
Factiva has recently launched two solutions to help enterprises drive revenue performance, improve sales effectiveness, and develop customer relationships. The two solutions-Factiva SalesWorks and Factiva Companies & Executives-combine Factiva's collection of global news and business information with information about companies, executives, and industries from publishers around the world.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and GeoScienceWorld (GSW) have agreed to offer the GSW Millennium Collection and the GSW Literature Archives.
Current subscribers to ACS Web editions and Web of Science, which includes access to Science Citation Index, Index Chemicus, and Current Chemical Reactions can now link directly into the ACS journal of choice.
The draft of Release 1 of the new COUNTER Code of Practice for online books and reference works is now available on the COUNTER Web site at http:// www.projectcounter.org.
I-Metrics lets users analyze public company information from sec filings.
He spent a lifetime advancing the arts, health, finance, and education in Alabama. His support of Alabama institutions of higher education includes the establishment of the EBSCO Endowed Chair of Library Service at the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, the first endowed library chair in the U.S. In recent years, he presented a gift of the Elton B.
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