Archive for June, 2006

A Google Smorgasbord

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

SLA WCC and CASLIS present: A Google Smorgasbord Come learn about the latest Google developments while you meet and mingle with colleagues from SLA and CASLIS on a sunny Vancouver patio! Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:00 – 8:00 pm Terminal City ClubYour ticket includes a fabulous canape buffet. There will be a cash bar. PROGRAM […]

We are indexed by Google!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

We just agreed to stay low-profiled at our first meeting two weeks ago. Now we are on Google, and cited by some library blogs in China.

A two-year scholarship and internship program

Monday, June 5th, 2006

The Sacramento Public Library is delighted to announce the program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) under the “Librarians for America’s ighborhoods” project. The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) will select three students, enrolled in an ALA accredited MLIS rogram, who will be graduating on or […]

Aquaculture data for China and Taiwan

Monday, June 5th, 2006

The latest and general data are not difficult to find, but from 1950 – 2003 or present? quite detailed: mariculture (sea aquaculture) production data, in tonnes, broken down by species, for each coastal province. This is why UBC needs the Access China project. We have to contact the National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing for […]

Way to Go, Mao!

Monday, June 5th, 2006

叶茂当选为学生校董是康奈尔109年中国留学生史上又一重大突破。 I met Mao at the Asian Library when he came to request statistical data from China. I was impressed by his extensive research and suggestions of improving the library collection. He was just one of many graduate student users, but his passion and smile were unforgetable. I was so happy and proud to hear […]

The Birth of the Universal Library

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Jonathan B. Bengtson Library Journal (04/15/06) P. 2 While digitization projects in libraries have been around for a number of years, in the past 18 months the possibilities of digitization and the cultural impact of such scanning projects have leapt dramatically beyond the confines of academia. Making the full text of libraries’ holdings available digitally […]

Open Access Scholarly Databases – a bird's eye view of the landscape

Monday, June 5th, 2006

The Open Access concept and movement are not new phenomena, but they only recently reached the level of international interest both in the developed and the developing countries. The time is right for the Asia and Oceania Section of IFLA to have an (appropriately) open session at the World Library and Information Congress on the […]

Protection of information network dessemination right

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

The new Chinese regulations will come to place on July 1st. Among them, the following one is related to our on-going collaboration with librarians in China. Non-profit libraries have the right to provide electronic format of the publications to their users on the web if they are more than three years old. So far only […]

E-Books for Children

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Children’s books are available in an increasing variety of formats. There are not only fabric books, vinyl books, audio books, board books and hide-and-seek books, which I had introduced in previous columns; there are also e-books for children. The type of e-book I am referring to does not need special attachments to browse on the […]

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