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Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada

E-Lert # 308 / Cyberavis numéro 308

Friday January 9, 2009 / le vendredi 9 janvier 2009

E-lert / Cyberavis is a weekly alerting service commissioned for CARL Directors. Coverage is principally: research, innovation, scholarly publishing, scholarly communication, scholarly journals, electronic journals, copyright and access to published government information.

E-lert / Cyberavis est un service de signalement hebdomadaire à l’intention des membres de l’ABRC. Il porte principalement sur les domaines suivants : recherche, innovation, édition savante, communication savante, périodiques savants, périodiques électroniques, droit d’auteur et accès aux informations gouvernementales rendues publiques.

CARL COMMUNIQUÉ / COMMUNIQUÉ DE L’ABRC

Shortly following the 2008 elections, CARL sent congratulatory letters to all newly appointed MPs. Some letters were a general introduction of CARL, while others addressed certain Copyright issues. As of January 9, CARL has received 19 letters in response, and has scheduled two appointments.

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À la suite des élections de 2008, l'ABRC a envoyé des lettres en félicitant les nouveaux membres du Parlement. Il y avait quelques lettres à propos l'ABRC, ainsi que des lettres plus précises à propos du Droit d'auteur. À compter du 9 janvier, l’ABRC a reçu comme réponse 19 lettres, et nous avons deux rendez-vous prévus.

The CARL Board has named Carol Hixson (University of Regina) as the CARL Designate to the Association of Canadian Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Negotiating Committee.

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Le Conseil de l’ABRC a nomme à Carol Hixson (University of Regina) désignée de l’ABRC au Comite de négociation de l’Association des universités et collèges du Canada (AUCC).

NEWS / NOUVELLES

Quand apprendre devient un jeu d'enfant
Alexandre Sheilds
Le Devoir, 9 janvier 2009

La commission scolaire publique Eastern Townships fournit un ordinateur portable à 5600 élèves… qui réussissent mieux. La CS Eastern Townships a été la première au Canada à mettre systématiquement des ordinateurs portables à la disposition de ses élèves, et ce, de la troisième année du primaire à la fin du secondaire. Près de 5600 jeunes les utilisent ainsi chaque jour en classe. Un programme onéreux, développé sans l'aide financière du ministère de l'Éducation, mais qui aurait permis d'améliorer les résultats et le comportement des élèves.*

Heather Joseph defends the NIH policy against the Conyers bill
Peter Suber
Open Access News, January 7, 2009

In a December 1 letter, Executive Director of SPARC, Heather Joseph, answered five follow-up questions from Howard Berman to supplement her testimony at the September 2008 hearing on OA, the NIH policy, and the Conyers bill ("Fair Copyright in Research Works Act"). Berman is the last chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, which held the hearing. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has since abolished the subcommittee.*
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/01/heather-joseph-defends-nih-policy.html

Twitter enregistre entre 5000 et 10 000 nouveaux membres par jour
Agence France-Presse, 7 janvier 2009

Le site de mini-blogues Twitter enregistre chaque jour entre 5000 et 10 000 nouvelles adhésions et la plupart de ses membres se sont inscrits sur le site cette année, indique une étude publiée mardi. L'étude réalisée par la société HubSpot indique que 70% des quatre à cinq millions de personnes utilisant Twitter sont membres du site depuis 2008 et 20% le sont depuis moins de 60 jours. «Il y a un an Twitter formait une communauté relativement petite (…), maintenant c'est à la mode», indique l'étude.* HTML

Stanford U. Unveils iPhone Application That Will Soon Let Students Locate Each Other
Jeffrey R. Young
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 2009

Stanford University released a free iPhone application that connects with the university’s student-registration system and offers a range of services for students on the go. The software will soon enable students to call up a campus map that shows the current locations of other students in the area who also have iPhones (and who have granted permission for the service to spot them). Two students enrolled at the university led the development of the application.*
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3536&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Outlet
The Pew Research Centre for the People & the Press, December 23, 2008

The internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media except television as an outlet for national and international news. According to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Dec. 3-7, 2008, among 1,489 adults, 40% of respondents say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007.*
http://people-press.org/report/479/internet-overtakes-newspapers-as-news-so

Téléchargement illégal: des Québécois déjà sous surveillance
Ian Bussières
Le Soleil, 21 décembre 2008

Le site Web technaute.ca annonçait vendredi que Vidéotron avait commencé à envoyer des avis à certains de ses abonnés indiquant que l'entreprise avait reçu une plainte affirmant que des activités associées à leur adresse IP portaient atteinte à des droits de propriété intellectuelle d'un tiers. Bell se livrerait également à cette pratique, selon Georges (nom fictif), un abonné du service Sympatico adepte du téléchargement de pièces musicales, mais aussi de films.*
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/200812/20/01-812244-telechargement-illegal-des-quebecois-deja-sous-surveillance.php

Canadian Consortium for Research gives budget advice to Ministers, Leaders and MPs
December 17, 2008

The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) recommends that research and innovation be a major consideration in preparing the government’s next budget and an integral component of any stimulus package put forward to strengthen Canada’s economy. The CCR is the largest organization in Canada whose primary concerns are the funding of research in all sectors and support for post-secondary education.*
http://en.ccr-ccr.ca/?section_id=4&content_id=37

ARTICLES

Always on: Libraries in a world of permanent connectivity
Lorcan Dempsey
First Monday, Volume 14, Number 1, January 1-5, 2009

We have adopted mobile communication more widely and quickly than any other technology. The proliferation of networking technologies provides multiple connection points offering different grades of experience (the desktop, cell phone, xBox or Wii, GPS system, smart phone, ultra–portable notebook, etc). While these devices converge in various ways, they are utilized for different purposes. Libraries have been working to develop network–ready services. Mobile communication intensifies this activity and adds new challenges as information practitioners consider what it means to be mobile–ready. Such a shift in organizational thinking has implications for how space is used, for research skills, and for how collections are developed.*
http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2291/2070

Une école pour les «natifs» de l'univers numérique
Michel Dumais
Le Devoir, 5 janvier 2009

Pour Marc Prensky, celui à qui l'on reconnaît la paternité du concept de Digital Natives, les technologies ont contribué à changer l'éducation. Et alors que nous basculons d'un monde analogique à un univers numérique, ces changements iront en s'accélérant. Dans un essai publié en ligne en 2001 (Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants), Marc Prensky, auteur, chercheur, consultant et concepteur de jeux vidéo, ne pouvait que constater à quel point les élèves d'aujourd'hui diffèrent de leurs enseignants.*
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/01/05/225781.html

Crystal ball gazing at the year ahead in tech law
Michael Geist
Toronto Star, January 5, 2009

Technology law and policy is notoriously unpredictable and crystal ball gazing in Canada this year is particularly challenging given the current political and economic uncertainty. With that caveat, Michael Geist offers some predictions for the coming months.*
http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/561554

Mobile technologies, mobile users: implications for academic libraries
Joan K. Lippincott
ARL Bimonthly Report No. 261, December 2008

The current issue of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Bimonthly Report highlights mobile technologies and mobile users for academic libraries. Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, discusses mobile technologies, learning, and libraries with examples of innovative ways in which a limited number of academic libraries are already designing services around mobile technologies and mobile users. She also lays out the issues that should be discussed on individual campuses that would like to examine their role in the move to mobile.*
http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/arl-br-261.pdf

The letters of the law: a lively year in Canadian technology law and policy
Michael Geist
Toronto Star, December 22, 2008

There was rarely a dull moment over the past twelve months in law and technology with no shortage of legislative proposals, controversial court cases and public battles over the future of the Internet in Canada. A look back at 2008 from A to Z.*
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/557161

RESOURCES / RESSOURCES

Humanities Indicators Prototype (HIP)
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Owing to a lack of reliable, comprehensive, and consistently updated statistical data for the purpose of charting trends and drawing conclusions about the humanities in 1998, the Academy began working closely with major humanities institutions to develop an infrastructure for the compilation, analysis and publication of comprehensive trend data for the humanities. The Humanities Indicators is a result of this consultative work and is modeled after the Science and Engineering Indicators published biennially by the National Science Board, and in its present form is a prototype. The data now available as the Humanities Indicators Prototype have been compiled from existing sources. In 2010, the Indicators will include original data the Academy will collect in collaboration with several learned societies via the Humanities Departmental Survey.*
http://www.humanitiesindicators.org/humanitiesData.aspx

Footnote.com and the National Archives Launch Largest Interactive World War II Collection Online
December 5, 2008

Footnote.com and the National Archives and Records Administration announced the release of the first ever interactive World War II collection, which includes an interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial, WWII Hero Pages, and WWII photos and documents previously unavailable on the internet. Included in the WWII collection is the first-ever interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial. Similar to the Vietnam War Memorial project that Footnote.com released last March, the USS Arizona Memorial is a fully searchable digital image of the national monument.*
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2009/nr09-27.html

Citations des ressources électroniques dans les publications scientifiques : Analyse comparée
Ghislaine Chartron et Elisabeth Caillon
Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, octobre 2008

Depuis ces dix dernières années, l’offre de ressources électroniques en STM puis progressivement en SHS s’est considérablement développée. Les bibliothèques consacrent désormais une grande part de leur budget à l’acquisition de ces resources. Les études qui s’intéressent à l’usage de ces multiples ressources électroniques en accès libre ou sous licence se focalisent généralement sur deux méthodes : d’une part les analyses quantitatives de consultation des fichiers, il s’agit alors d’exploiter les traces de téléchargement des fichiers selon des protocoles en voie de normalisation, notamment par le standard Counter , d’autre part les analyses qualitatives basées sur des entretiens avec les usagers. L’indicateur d’utilisation de ces ressources numériques que les auteures de ce rapport proposent dans cette étude concerne le degré d’intégration de ces ressources dans les pratiques de citations des chercheurs.*
http://media.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/file/Science_et_societe/15/6/rapport-decembre-2008-final-Chartron-Caillon_40156.pdf

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: 2008 Survey Results
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Respondents to a survey conducted by ARL during the late winter and early spring of 2008 described a widely varied landscape of instruction initiatives. The survey invited all ARL libraries to describe innovative and noteworthy experiments in three areas: instruction programs, virtual resource development, and space initiatives.*
http://www.arl.org/rtl/roles/vrii/

EVENTS / ÉVÉNEMENTS

The Library as Place (Live Online)
January 29, 10:00 to 12:00 EST

96% of respondents to a recent OCLC report entitled, Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources, had visited a physical library. A third of those who responded, however, also indicated that their library use has decreased during the past three to five years. This seminar will centre on the question of how libraries measure up to other venues, such as bookstores and cafes that offer similar access to information. By considering how users view and use the physical library and discussing potential marketing strategies, participants will have the opportunity to explore innovative methods public and academic libraries are using to reach out to their users and bring them inside to creatively address users' needs in education, entertainment, and research.*
http://www.solinet.net/?sc_itemid={3B213991-77ED-4251-B86D-085B08379D23}&EventId=1-ADJZB

Strategies for Multimedia Archives
Ghent, Belgium, February 6, 2009

Cultural, heritage and media institutions face numerous challenges when moving even a part of their collections into the digital environment. Some key issues that newly developing multimedia archives deal with and which the conference will address are: positioning an institution to the need for funding; creating and maintaining context in a multidisciplinary digital archive; identifying an audience and knowing how to reach it; distribution models. This event brings together international speakers with experience in different fields to further discussions and provides ideas for organizations planning to take the step towards or to delve further into the digital world.*
http://www.conference.bom-vl.be/

Bridging the gap - 5th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP5) Conference
Stockholm, Sweden, June 29 – July 3, 2009

Library practitioners constantly face the challenge of demonstrating the effectiveness of services they design, advocate, and provide. Whether this challenge occurs within a climate of expansion, of reaffirmation or of survival, we have a professional responsibility to demonstrate to our users, our managers, our colleagues and our other stakeholders that we remain in touch with the evidence base for library and information practice. Evidence based practice provides the profession a means for identifying the best information, the best services and the best outcomes for specific user groups or for the public at large.*
http://blogs.kib.ki.se/eblip5/

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