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Periodicals Price Survey 2004, Johns Hopkins Reviews Elsevier Titles, ASCE Online Research Library, STS Conference Info

:: There is a lot of information moving at lightspeed through various listservs this morning:

  • Library Journal has published its 2004 periodicals price survey.
  • Johns Hopkins has joined in the movement towards downsizing Elsevier collections. The latest edition of its newsletter advises that the library is "analyzing our collections of Elsevier journals to identify low- and no-use titles."
  • ASCE has announced that its conference proceedings will be available online in the fall of 2004:
    The American Society of Civil Engineers announces the Fall 2004 launch of ASCE Online Proceedings a new online subscription which provides access to proceedings papers from 2003 to the present. At its launch, ASCE Online Proceedings will include more than 4,800 papers, or 50,000 pages of content. For a limited time, ASCE is offering libraries the opportunity to sign up for a FREE trial access to ASCE Online Proceedings. For more information, simply visit www.ascelibrary.org and submit your request using the Proceedings Only Free Trial Form that appears in the right column.
  • Information on the Science & Technology Section (STS) of ACRL's annual conference is available, including the conference schedule, program, poster session abstracts, discussion group topics and descriptions, and new member orientation. It looks like a great program. I've attended 13 SLA conferences, but have never been to ALA or ASEE (even when it was in Edmonton some years back, I couldn't attend), always due to lack of funds. Someday...

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