Archive for September, 2010

Eleanor Uhlinger named “Federal Librarian of the Year”

Eleanor Uhlinger, has joined a long and distinguished line of notable librarians by being selected as 2009 Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) Librarian of the Year.  Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress, will present the award to Eleanor at a ceremony October 6th taking place at the Library of Congress during FLICC’s Annual Meeting.

I know the Naval Postgraduate School and the Dudley Knox Library are both pleased and proud.  Congratulations Eleanor for this well deserved award.

Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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IAMSLIC 2010 Pre-registration extended to 1st October

Yes, that is correct you have until Friday, 1st October to still register at pre-registration prices.  Registration: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2010/?page_id=14 

Netting Knowledge: Two Hemispheres – One World – 17-21st October 2010

Marcia Croy-Vanwely, Chair/Convener

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Question about ScienceExpress

Science is charging an additional fee for access to the hot topic articles and in-press articles through Science Express. It’s available for free to personal members but not institutions. Has anyone purchased this? I didn’t know about it until a faculty member wanted articles on the oil spill that are in ScienceExpress.
> (http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/express/introduction.dtl).

Please let me know if you have experience with this.
Thanks.
Janet Webster
Oregon State University

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New library consortium

This might be of interest to some. Access to information is problematic for many non-profit environmental libraries. Perhaps this is a way to address the issue.
-Janet Webster
Oregon State University
Introducing the…
International Environment Library Consortium
Bringing resources within reach for non-profit special libraries

Research needs, library budgets, and resource costs far exceed budgets, and resource price increases regularly outstrip budget increases. To address this challenge, the libraries of the World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society, and The Nature Conservancy joined forces for 2010 to achieve greater purchasing power and formed the International Environment Library Consortium. The purpose of the IELC is to provide research resources in the areas of environment, ecology, wildlife, natural resources, business, and economics. Together we are able to expand and enhance access to the major scholarly publishers, and plan to undertake new development projects for products and services that would benefit consortium members over time.

Who can apply for membership? The IELC is open to not-for profit 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies working in environmental conservation. To join for 2011, please contact us as soon as possible. Commitments for 2011 subscriptions will be made early November 2010. Contact the IELC Administrator for details:

Dawn Pointer McCleskey * Librarian * World Wildlife Fund * (202) 495-4636 * library@wwfus.org

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Print journals dropping like flies?

There is an editorial in the current issue of Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences stating that they will no longer be producing a print version of the journal.  I also got word from my serials acquisitions department that they received notification from ASLO that their journal Limnology & Oceanography would no longer be available in print starting in 2011.

UPDATE/CORRECTION:  I have since learned that the print for Limnology & Oceanography is not being dropped by ASLO.

Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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IAMSLIC 2010- only 3 days!!

Do not miss the pre-registration deadline – Friday 17th September 2010,  prices increase after that date!  For registration: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2010/?page_id=14

For programme information: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2010/?page_id=17 

Any questions for the hosts: Guillermina gcosulich@inidep.edu.ar  / Gabriela gsilvoni@inidep.edu.ar

Marcia Croy-Vanwely, Chair/Convener IAMSLIC 2010  Marcia.croyvanwely@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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Reminders before coming to Argentina -Sept. 2nd/ Ayuda memoria para venir a Argentina/ 2 Sept.

Dear All:

We are already only one month and half ahead of the 36º Conference !

We get very exited each time we see a new one registered and we are
following up your hotel reservations.

If you still think you can come, make your reservation ASAP or any doubts
contact Ana Inés, our Arrival Help Desk anainescosulich@yahoo.com.ar

Remember we told you Mar del Plata is full of conferences and events
during October: -Hotel Los Angeles, is fully booked already, and -Hotel
Las Rocas has rooms reserved for our Conference till the 21 st…. if you
want to stay longer the have only a few suites left. We are sorry about
this inconvenience.

To organize yourself better, the ASADO Banquet is at midday Thursday
21st.

You can return from the Estancia-Ranch at 4.00 PM or 6.00 PM. An option
is to use that night to travel by bus to Buenos Aires city, or any other
place.

Check again for Hotel options at the Conference website.

And Read again ‘HOW to get THERE’ where we included Very Important
information regarding shuttle buses Tienda León in
‘How to get from Buenos Airport to Mar del Plata’. E-mail them to book
your seat from Ezeiza to our place !

Hurry UP!

We are waiting for you !!

(when preparing your suitcase do not forget a beautiful handcraft

or souvenir for the Guin Auction)

Muchos cariños para todos de las anfitrionas !

G&G&G (Guillermina & Gabriela & Gladys)

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Ayuda memoria para venir a Argentina/ 2 Sept.

Estimados todos:

Estamos a sólo un mes y medio de la 36º Conferencia !

Nos entusiasmamos mucho cada vez que leemos que alguien nuevo se
inscribió y estamos siguiendo de cerca las reservas que van haciendo.

Si piensas que podrás venir, por favor hacer la reserva de hotel a la
brevedad o ante cualquier duda contactar a Ana Inés
anainescosulich@yahoo.com.ar.

Recuerden que les avisamos que Mar del Plata está repleta de conferencias
y eventos durante el mes de octubre: -el Hotel Los Angeles, ya está
completo, y el Hotel Las Rocas tiene habitaciones reservadas para
nosotros hasta el 21….si desean quedarse más tiempo en ese hotel sólo
les quedan unas pocas suites. Lamentamos este inconveniente.

Para que se organicen mejor, el ASADO final será al medio día del Jueves
21.

Se podrá volver de la Estancia tanto a las 4.00 como a las 6.00 de la
tarde.

Una posibilidad para alguien que quiera ahorrar una noche, es viajar a
Buenos Aires u otro destino durante la noche del 21.

Miren las opciones del Hoteles en el sitio web.

Miren también en ‘How to get there’ una información Muy
Importante que hemos agregado ahora con respecto a los buses
Tienda León (How to get from Buenos Aires Airport to Mar del Plata). Para
los que tomen esta conexión, tienen que escribirles un e-mail reservando
un asiento desde Ezeiza hasta Mar del Plata.

Los estamos esperando !

No se demoren!

(recuerden incluír en la valija una bella artesanía o souvenir para el
Remate: the GUIN Auction)

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