Archive for March, 2011

SAIL 2011

The SAIL regional meeting is being held next week at Texas A&M University in Galveston hosted by Natalie Wiest.  SAIL 2011: Into the I of the Storm; Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change, will take place April 5-April 8, 2011. https://conferences.tdl.org/SAIL/index/index
The program is well organised and should be most valuable to attendees.
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic, President

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Call for Conference sites proposals

The Conference Site Selection committee is now accepting proposals for the Annual IAMSLIC conference in 2013 (a location in SAIL); 2014 (a location in PRIG); and possible host sites in the EURASLIC region for the 2015 conference.
Your proposals should be addressed to Daria Carle, chair of the committee, at:  afdoc@uaa.alaska.edu
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic, President

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Free books from NHBS to developing countries

This may have been posted to the IAMSLIC blog before, but I don’t remember and it is probably worth repeating if only for the benefit of new members. Natural History Book Service offers a “Gratis Book Scheme”. Below is text from their web page which can be found at:

http://www.nhbs.com/Conservation/gratis-books.php

Joe Wible
Hopkins Marine Station

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The aim of this scheme is to provide ecology and conservation books to those from outside Western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand who would otherwise be unable to obtain them. The simple purpose of this scheme is to spread ecological knowledge as widely as possible.

This scheme is a collaboration between the British Ecological Society (who pay for the postage), the NHBS Environment Bookstore (who co-ordinate and organise the distribution) and the publishers and authors of the books (who provide the books for free). We plan to provide a number of books per year. They will usually be distributed three months after the book has been published. Individuals may request the book for themselves or suggest the book for others. It is likely that some of these schemes will be oversubscribed: all applications will be considered together and the available copies will then be awarded to those considered most able to benefit from them.

The first title to be distributed under the Gratis Books Scheme was William J Sutherland’s Conservation Handbook. Over 3000 copies have been donated. The number of recipients per country can be viewed here.

We regret that gratis books are not available to students currently doing degrees in Western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. They are also not available to those from Western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand but currently working outside those areas.

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New Member in India

The following information is provided by Thottathil Silaja who will be including CIFT serial holdings in the Union List. A big welcome from the Membership Committee.

General Information about the library

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) set up in 1954 is the only national center in India where research in all disciplines relating to fishing and fish processing is undertaken and the library attached to the Institute provides information support to the research workers in the field. CIFT library has an extensive collection of published literature in all subject areas related to harvest and post harvest technology of fish. It also provides wider access to information in the digital form. At present library has 11855 books and subscription to 93 current periodicals. The library website can be found at http://library/cift.res.in/

Member Details
Silaja T, Library: Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)
CIFT Junction, Willingdon Island, Matsyapuri P.O., Cochin, Kerala 682 029, India
Other Information:
Presently working as T-6 (Technical Officer) and had 22 years of working experience in CIFT Library. Her present duties include library management and planning, technical services and development of network based library information services. She is also responsible for ASFA input from CIFT.

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IODE – 50th Anniversary

March 20-26, 2011 – IODE will be holding its 50th Anniversary meeting and the Twenty-first Session of the IOC Committee on IODE in Liège, Belgium. IODE “International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange”
Best wishes from Iamslic,
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic President

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Conference travel support proposals

This is a call for Conference Travel support proposals. Iamslic has small amount of funding to help Iamslic members travel to this year conference. For instructions please refer to the Iamslic website page for instructions: http://www.iamslic.org/activities/grants
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic President

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Cyamus Meeting on Tsunami Alert

Those of us attending the Cyamus conference at the Hatfield Marine Science Center were awoken this morning before 5 am and evacuated in anticipation of a possible tsunami. Most of us drove 5 miles inland and are waiting it out at the Toledo Fire Station. We are hoping to be able to return to Hatfield at 10 am once the danger has passed.

Joe Wible
Hopkins Marine Station

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Cyamus Meeting

The Cyamus regional meeting is being held this week in Newport, Oregon at the Hatfield Marine Science Centre. Brian Voss, president, has organised an interesting programme.
Marcia Croy-Vanwely
IAMSLIC, President

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New Editor-in-Chief of ASFA

Helen Wibley (Fishery Information Officer, FIPS) has been appointed to succeed Richard Pepe as Fishery Information Officer in charge of the ASFA Secretariat and as Editor-in-Chief of ASFA.

Marcia Croy-Vanwely, IAMSLIC President

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Media Lending Library – California Coastal Commission

Did you know that the California Coastal Commission has a free media lending library for California educators?  They have a great selection of ocean- and water-themed DVDs and have just added several wonderful music CDs from the Banana Slug String Band and others.  Please check out!  http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/directory/educate.html

Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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