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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 COMMUNIQUE / COMMUNIQUÉ DE L’ABRC

Travel arrangements for the CARL Annual General Meeting, May 12 – 15 in Kingston, Ontario: http://www.carl-abrc.ca/horaire/2008/travelkingston-e.html

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Préparatifs de voyage pour l’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ABRC, du 12 au 15 mai à Kingston, Ontario : http://www.carl-abrc.ca/horaire/2008/travelkingston-f.html

Please note the following change of date for the CARL 2008 Fall General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario: October 5 – 9. More information to follow.

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Veuillez noter la suivante change de date pour l’Assemblée générale d’automne du 2008 de l’ABRC à Ottawa, Ontario : du 5 au 9 octobre. Renseignements plus amples à suivre.

The last chance for early bird registration for the 74th IFLA General Congress and Council, in Quebec City, August 10 -14, 2008, is May 7. CARL members may register at the institutional rate. Contact the CARL office for the IFLA membership code.

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La date limite pour l’inscription lève-tôt au 74e congrès et assemblée générale de l'IFLA, du 10 au 15 août 2008, à Québec, est le 7 mai. Les membres de l’ABRC peuvent s’inscrire avec le tarif institutionnel. Veuillez communiquer avec le secrétariat de l’ABRC pour obtenir le code membre de l’IFLA.

NEWS / NOUVELLES

Copyright reform remains elusive

Julius Melnitzer

Financial Post, April 9, 2008

There's a striking irony in the development — or nondevelopment — of Canadian copyright legislation: The more this once-obscure bastion of intellectual property rights makes its way into the public consciousness, the more likely it is that the federal government will continue to dance around the issue. Copyright laws have always strived to balance the rights of creators and users.

http://www.financialpost.com/reports/legal/story.html?id=431542

2008 InfoTubey Awards

April 8, 2008

Winners of the 2008 InfoTubey awards were announced at the Computers in Libraries conference in Washington, D.C. Information Today presented the awards recognizing “excellence in library-related productions that are posted on YouTube.” The University of Ottawa Morisset Library’s bilingual Amazing Library 101 Challenge was among the top five winners out of scores of submissions.

http://www.infotubey.com/

Les revenus des quotidiens canadiens sont demeurés stables en 2007

Le Devoir, 8 avril 2008

De nouvelles données rendues publiques hier par l'Association canadienne des journaux (ACJ) montrent que les revenus des quotidiens canadiens sont demeurés stables en 2007 et qu'ils ont connu une forte croissance en ce qui a trait aux ventes de publicité en ligne, ce qui a permis de compenser de légères pertes au chapitre de la publicité imprimée. L'association souligne que la tendance observée au pays allait à l'encontre de ce que vivent les États-Unis, où le ralentissement économique a fait chuter les revenus de publicité imprimée.

http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/04/08/184048.html

Web Site Restores "Abortion" Search Term

Associated Press, April 5, 2008

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has restored the word "abortion" as an acceptable search term on a reproductive health Web site funded by the government. The move followed criticism from some health advocates and librarians that the restriction on searches about abortion amounted to censorship.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HEALTH_SITE_ABORTION?SITE=NCAGW&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

CRTC asked to stop Bell's 'throttling'

Chris Sorensen

Toronto Star, April 5, 2008

A group representing some of the country's Internet service providers is asking Canada's broadcast regulator to stop Bell Canada Inc.'s practice of "throttling" Internet traffic on bandwidth it sells to third-party clients. The Canadian Association of Internet Providers has lodged a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission over Bell's decision last month to expand its Internet "traffic shaping" policy from its own retail service to include its wholesale ISP customers.

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/410454

Net throttling will choke online innovation in Canada

Charlie Angus, Timmins – James Bay MP

Northern News, April 4, 2008

Are you getting ripped off when you go on the internet? This is the question that every Canadian needs to ask following news that telecom giant Bell Canada has been "throttling" internet traffic. Some third-party ISPs (i.e. competitors to Bell) are saying their use of Bell's rented wires has been seriously impacted. Simply put, net throttling allows a multi-media giant to squeeze out pesky competitors. At the same time, they can ding customers with higher service charges.

http://www.northernnews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=971457

Le Sudoc dans Google Scholar

Raymond Bérard et Julien Gibert

Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France, tome 53, numéro 2, 2008

L’Abes (Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur), consciente de la prépondérance de Google dans les recherches des étudiants et des chercheurs, a signé un contrat avec celui-ci afin que les données du Sudoc (Système universitaire de documentation) soient indexées dans Google Scholar, après s’être assurée de la préservation de ses intérêts et de ceux de ses partenaires.

http://bbf.enssib.fr/sdx/BBF/pdf/bbf-2008-2/bbf-2008-02-0064-010.pdf

ARTICLES

Collaborations: With all good intentions

Heidi Ledford

Nature, Volume 452 Number 7188, April 9, 2008

More and more researchers are entering into collaborations, often with multiple members and in distant locations. The rise of interdisciplinary research and the ease of long-distance communication have encouraged this trend, along with funding agencies that earmark grants for collaborative projects. Many of these collaborations are productive, generating new friendships, data and ideas. But researchers often underestimate the effort it takes to nurture a successful collaboration, or fail to anticipate the many ways one can go sour.

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080409/full/452682a.html

Info-Communism? Ownership and freedom in the digital economy

Milton Mueller

First Monday, Volume 13, Number 4, April 7, 2008

This paper takes a new look at the debate over commons and property in information and communications. It warns against recreating the old communist–capitalist ideological divide by framing the movement for informational commons as “info–communist.” The spectre of communism haunts the movement because of an unresolved ideological tension in its ethical and philosophical foundations.

http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2058/1956

Externalisation et privatization: petite histoire récente des pratiques dans quelques bibliothèques d’Amérique du Nord

Cécile Touitou

Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France, tome 53, numéro 2, 2008

Cet article propose un panorama de l’externalisation progressive qui s’impose dans les bibliothèques d’Amérique du Nord : externalisation de tâches périphériques – et succès de nouveaux services proposés par des prestataires –, mais aussi de missions du cœur du métier, jusqu’à la privatisation. Il en examine les modalités, les expériences significatives, les résistances et l’évolution au cours des dix dernières années.

http://bbf.enssib.fr/sdx/BBF/pdf/bbf-2008-2/bbf-2008-02-0020-002.pdf

RESOURCES / RESSOURCES

ebrary Honors National Library Week, Offers Complimentary Access to Library Science E-books

Business Wire, April 9, 2008

In support of National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2008, ebrary®, a leading provider of e-content services and technology, today announced that it will provide librarians as well as students and faculty in library science and related programs with complimentary access to its Library Center for one year.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080409005439&newsLang=en

McGill Library Global Health Resource Guide

The McGill Library has created a Global Health Resource Guide to promote collaboration and to share and organize knowledge about resources within the McGill community and beyond. This Global Health Resource Guide was created as a wiki using MediaWiki software.

http://wikisites.mcgill.ca/GlobalHealthGuide/index.php/Main_Page

Eight new Intute subject booklets

Eight new Intute subject booklets have been published, each providing a sampling of the scholarly Internet resources that can be found by using Intute. There are over twenty four titles to date. Some of the new titles are: Internet resources for environmental science, Internet resources for materials engineering, Internet resources for education, and Internet resources for biological sciences. Online versions (pdf for downloading and printing, and html for online access with clickable links) are freely available via the Intute website.

http://www.intute.ac.uk/subjectbooklets.html

Becta releases volume 3 (2008) in its "Emerging Technologies for Learning" research reports series

March 31, 2008

Building upon the two earlier reports, this collection of papers by educational technology leaders provides overviews and analyses to help educators understand and respond to the challenges of several emerging trends. Papers in this volume include: Growing up with Google: What It Means to Education, Mobile, Wireless, Connected: Information Clouds and Learning, and 'If It Quacks Like A Duck…' Developments in Search Technologies.

http://publications.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=35877&page=1835

EVENTS / ÉVÉNEMENTS

CLA National Conference & Tradeshow: Libraries & Publishing 3.0: connecting authors to readers in the digital age

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 21 – 24, 2008

What does the library community need to learn about print, digital, and other format challenges in connecting authors to readers in a multimedia world? This conference – the first on publishing since 1979, when the theme was The Librarian/Publisher Interface: Towards a New Understanding – is your excellent opportunity to explore our community’s understandings and concerns about that “interface” today – and with more urgency in the issues confronting us.

http://www.cla.ca/conference/2008/

WILU 37: Information Literacy UNCORKED

Kelowna, British Columbia, May 14 – 16, 2008

This year’s conference includes three keynote speakers. John Willinsky, author of The Access Principle, will discuss “the shifting culture surrounding scholarship and its relationship to information literacy.” Alane Wilson will address perceptions and realities of students’ information seeking behaviour. Judith Peacock will explore the future of information literacy. A series of short best practice sessions – Lighting Strikes – will be offered for the first time at WILU 37.

http://www.library.ubc.ca/wilu2008/index.html

NUTN 2008

National University Telecommunications Network

Park City, Utah, June 9 – 11, 2008

Learning experiences, learning options, technology skills and expectations will be markedly different in 2020. NUTN 2008 asks how will technology affect higher and distance education during the next 12 years? Presentations should provide insights and methodologies for IT and distance education leadership, for long-term strategic planning, and for adapting to and managing technology change.

http://www.nutn.org/2008conference

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