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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

CARL’s Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology on Mobilizing Science & Technology to Canada’s Advantage will soon be available on the CARL website.

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Le mémoire de l’ABRC au Comité permanent de la Chambre des communes de l'industrie, des sciences et de la technologie au sujet de la Stratégie des sciences et de la technologie sera bientôt disponible sur le site web de l’ABRC.

CARL is happy to welcome the new Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Brent Roe. Brent took up his new duties on April 14, 2008. You may reach Brent at ac.awattou|lrac#ac.awattou|lrac.

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L’ABRC se réjouit d’acueillir le nouveau Directeur général de l’Association, M. Brent Roe. Brent a entré en fonction le 14 avril 2008. Vous pouvez communiquer avec lui au courriel suivant ac.awattou|lrac#ac.awattou|lrac.

NEWS / NOUVELLES

Des originaux de Darwin sur la Toile

Le Devoir, 18 avril 2008

Plusieurs milliers de textes et photographies originaux fondant le socle de la théorie de l'évolution du naturaliste anglais Charles Darwin ont été publiés hier pour la première fois sur Internet, a annoncé l'université de Cambridge. Quelque 20 000 documents, dont une ébauche du livre majeur de Darwin, L'Origine des espèces, datant de 1840, bien antérieure à sa parution en 1859, et 90 000 photos ont ainsi été rendus publics, a indiqué un porte-parole de l'université de Cambridge, où le biologiste a fait ses études.

http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/04/18/185671.html

Canada's ability to generate key science, technology and innovation indicators threatened by budget cuts

RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 22, Number 6, April 16, 2008

A funding shortfall at Statistics Canada is undermining its ability to generate new and existing data sets for science, technology and innovation (STI) and threatening Canada's preeminent position in the field internationally. The critical situation comes to light as Dr Fred Gault retires after nearly a quarter century as head of the Agency's Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division (SIEID) that drove the development of a system of STI indicators which have had a major influence internationally.

CFI announces winners of Leaders Opportunity Fund

RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 22, Number 6, April 16, 2008

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $22.5 million to support 134 projects under the Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) and associated Infrastructure Operating Fund. The funding will support 157 researchers in a wide range of research fields at 31 institutions across Canada. The LOF is designed to help universities attract and retain top research personnel through the acquisition of infrastructure to create internationally competitive packages of research support.

The Evidence-Based Practice Cheerleader - Margaret Haines

Danielle Waytowich

Special Issues: Bulletin of the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services, Volume 18, Number 1, 2008

Margaret Haines provided the key note address at the 2008 CASLIS Ottawa conference, The Value of Special Libraries. Known as the cheerleader for evidence-based librarianship, Haines has been credited with championing the movement in the UK and is now spearheading the principles in Canada. In a nutshell, evidence-based librarianship is about asking questions, looking for evidence and incorporating that evidence into the judgments and decisions we make in our libraries. The Power Point presentation for Ms. Haines’ address is available on the CASLIS website.

http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=News3&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=4940

ARTICLES

The National Science Adviser: Now you see him, now you don't

Roger Voyer

RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 22, Number 6, April 16, 2008

The recent termination of the National Science Adviser position, held by Dr Arthur Carty, is just the latest installment in the saga to place science and technology policy at centre stage in Canada. This history has had its ups and downs — mainly downs. With the arrival of the Harper government, the position was first downgraded, with the National Science Adviser's office shifted to Industry Canada and with the NSA reporting to that minister instead of the prime minister. Then the position was recently eliminated.

Reality Through Evidence

Lorraine Busby

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Volume 3, Number 1, March 2008

Librarians are, by training and inclination, service oriented rather than research oriented. Those of us truly interested in exploring the profession from a research-based perspective usually register for and complete a PhD program. There is no better preparation for research than the PhD process. Most librarians, however, have not chosen to follow that route. Without the credibility of a PhD we need to ensure that our professional practice activities are based on more than just

perceptions and assumptions.

http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/1491/1070

Improving Customer Satisfaction: Changes as a Result of Customer Value Discovery

Susan McKnight and Mike Berrington

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Volume 3, Number 1, March 2008

The Customer Value Discovery research has created a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. An operational plan was introduced to track activity and performance against the objectives identified in the customer value research. However, there is a constant need to innovate.

http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/920

Trying to preserve today's Web for future generations

J. Scott Orr

The Seattle Times, April 7, 2008

To some, nothing is older than a minutes-old Web page (to update the old saw about a day-old newspaper), but for others there is value in the Web sites of yester-minute and archivists have been wrestling with means of preserving today's Internet for tomorrow's scholars and researchers. Without a working archive, these experts fear, future-generation Web surfers might never know who Client 9 was or what topics were generating the most interest on Digg.com this week.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2004331910_btnetpreserve07.html

RESOURCES / RESSOURCES

Free resource from EBSCO

The Open Science Directory

The Open Science Directory offers access to approximately 13,000 scientific journal titles, with an objective 20,000 titles midway through development. The Open Science Directory has been developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library based upon a request by marine information management experts collaborating within the framework of the IOC’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange) programme.

http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/

CEIRC Questionnaire on Ebook purchasing

Colleen Cleary

CAUL Electronic Information Resources Committee (CEIRC), June 2007

57 Ebook products identified in the survey, including the products added by the survey respondents. Wiley InterScience Online Books were the most frequently acquired Ebook product amongst the institutions responding (40) followed by NetLibrary (36), Elsevier (35) Safari (28) GVRL (26) Informit eLibrary (24) and James Bennett eTitle (22). There were another 12 products which were held by 10 or more institutions with the remaining 19 products held by less than 10 institutions. These results suggest some emerging market leadership amongst available Ebook products, whilst the variety in the range of products acquired may illustrate the formulative state of the Ebook publishing landscape.

http://www.caul.edu.au/surveys/ebooks2007.doc

Actes du colloque Carto 2.0 disponibles

3 avril 2008

Face à la quantité d’information sans cesse croissante que les organisations sont contraintes de gérer, leur mise en scène au travers de représentations graphiques permet de mieux les appréhender et les valoriser. Intelligence économique, gestion des connaissances, apprentissage, réseaux sociaux, aide à la décision sont autant des domaines où la cartographie de l’information et de plus en plus populaire car elle permet en amont d’organiser et d’appréhender des données, puis en aval d’évaluer et communiquer les résultats obtenus.

http://www.knowledge-mapping.net/blogressources/Carto2.0_Actes_print.pdf

Nouveau portail Persée 2

25 mars 2008

Persée est un programme de publication électronique de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales. L’intégralité des collections imprimées de revues est numérisée et mise en ligne sur un portail qui offre un accès à l’ensemble de ces collections et des possibilités avancées d’exploitation de ces corpus numérisés. Les revues font l’objet d’une sélection pour garantir la cohérence de l’offre éditoriale et scientifique du portail. Considérées comme un élément constitutif du patrimoine, les collections sont mises à disposition de tous gratuitement dans une logique d’accès libre et de diffusion non exclusive.

http://persee.cines.fr/web/guest/home

EVENTS / ÉVÉNEMENTS

Intelligent Systems Collaborative: AI/GI/CRV/IS Conference

Windsor, Ontario, May 27-30, 2008

Intelligent Systems Collaborative - the 2008 AI/GI/CRV/IS Conference will continue and extend the unique academic and industry perspective on innovation in Canada. The collaboration among five leading research and commercialization conferences (Artificial Intelligence 2008, Graphics Interface 2008, Computer and Robot Vision 2008, Intelligent Systems 2008, and SMARTLinkages 2008), this Conference will bring together hundreds of industry leaders, government leaders, research leaders and Canada’s most accomplished students to showcase Canada’s ingenuity, innovation and leadership in intelligent systems and advanced information and communications technology.

http://www.aigicrvis.ca/home/index.html

Colloque Conjoint ASTED – CBPQ: Bien placées pour le Savoir!

Montréal, Québec, 14 au 16 mai 2008

Le colloque « Bien placée pour le Savoir » est un évènement qui marquera le milieu de la documentation au Québec et dressera les nouvelles perspectives d’avenir de la profession. Il s’inscrit dans cette nouvelle mouvance de la bibliothèque au cœur de sa communauté. Ce colloque ASTED-CBPQ est le résultat d’une série d’initiatives prises alternativement par la CBPQ, l’ASTED et les collègues des milieux de la documentation et de l’archivistique visant à un rapprochement tangible des diverses associations professionnelles du Québec.

http://www.cbpq.qc.ca/congres/congres.html

Diego Argáez

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

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