Bodleian Library purchases unique medieval ‘atlas’

Charles Davis writes \"The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased what may be the most
important Islamic scientific manuscript to come on the market for the last 100 years.
\'The Book of Strange Arts and Visual Delights\' is a remarkable medieval Arabic
manuscript which contains an important and hitherto unknown series of colourful
maps, giving unique insight into medieval concepts of the world.
The Announcement for more \"

netConnect Library Web Site Awards

Brian Kenney writes \"netConnect, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Jones e-Global Library are proud to announce the winners of the first annual netConnect Library Web Site Awards.

Public Libraries:
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, NV
Worthington Libraries, Worthington, OH

School Libraries:

Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS

Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield, CT

Academic Libraries
University Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Shaffer Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY -- Read More

Summer 2002 Shy Librarian Out

Joe Cadieux writes: \"The Summer 2002 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN ( is now
out. SHY is a quarterly, ad-free, print magazine with a focus on library
programming, public relations, and marketing. The Summer issue features... -- Read More

Free Online Scholarship Blog

Peter Suber, creator of the stunningly comprehensive Free Online Scholarship Newsletter has redirected his energies and is now offering FOS News, a \"continuously updated\" blog covering the same topic:

The main purpose of the blog is to gather and disseminate news about the FOS movement, and to harness the energy and knowledge of a wide group of contributors in doing so. Part of the purpose is to allow me to wind down my work on the FOS Newsletter and free up time for other projects and obligations. I\'ll try to edit this blog with these purposes in mind. That means I\'ll want contributors who understand FOS issues and are willing to post news items. It also means that I\'m determined not to let the administration of the blog become too time-consuming. I\'d like to keep it informal and more or less self-governing.

July 2002 \'Cites & Insights\' Available

Cites & Insights 2:9 (Whole issue 23) is now available for your PDF pleasure:

  • Perspective: Scholarly Journals and Grand Solutions
  • Following Up: Four items
  • Copyright Currents: DMCA and lots more (6 pages)
  • Trends & Quick Takes: Nine items
  • The Good Stuff: 13 (or 14) articles
  • Product Watch: 11 (or 13) items
  • Cheap Shots & Commentary: one article
  • LII Reaches 10,000th Record

    On Thursday, June 6, 2002, (the
    Librarians\' Index to the Internet) added its 10,000th Web site. The
    hallmark record--describing Americorps, a service organization whose
    members earn educational credits for activities such as mentoring youth
    and building affordable housing--was contributed by volunteer indexer
    Julianna Hamann, a San Diego resident who has contributed close to 200
    records to the database. -- Read More

    June \'Cites & Insights\' available

    June 2002: Vol. 2 No. 8

  • Bibs & Blather: Seventeen Thousand Conferences (& more)
  • Feedback: Your Insights
  • Perspective: Tracking the Next Big Thing?
  • Trends & Quick Takes
  • The Good Stuff
  • The Filtering Follies
  • PC Group Reviews
  • OCLC to create computing portal for public libraries

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the OCLC Online Computer Library Center a three-year, $9 million grant to build public access computing portal for public libraries and other information organizations.

    \"The new portal will build on the foundation\'s five-year-old U.S. Library Program, which is providing computers with Internet access to more than 10,000 libraries across the United States.\"

    The rest of the story is here

    Astrology and Library Job Correlation

    \"Have you ever wondered about the stars and their influence on one’s career path? More specifically, is there a correlation between a person’s astrological sign and his/her job duties? In libraries, are Virgos attracted to technical services? Are Taureans more likely to be library directors?

    Dean Dylan Hendrix & Michelle Wilde are contributing a chapter in the upcoming book, Revolting Librarians Redux, in which they will study the job duty/astrological sign phenomenon. They want to include all library professional and paraprofessional staff in this survey, so please take five minutes to fill out the survey. \"

    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography V 42

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr. writes: \"Version 42 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
    is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
    1,550 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources
    that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
    efforts on the Internet.\"

    HTML and Acrobat versions available.

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