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November 17, 2008

ISTL Fall 2008 n55 Now Available

.: The #55 Fall 2008 issue of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now available for viewing. Details, as seen in an e-mail circulating today:

CONTENTS

Theme: Web 2.0

Science Experiments: Reaching Out to Our Users by Maureen Nolan, Lori Tschirhart, Stephanie Wright, Laura Barrett, Matthew Parsons, and Linda Whang, University of Washington and Dartmouth College

Web 2.0 as Catalyst: Virtually Reaching Out to Users and Connecting Them to Library Resources and Services by Norah Xiao, University of Southern California

An Undergraduate Science Information Literacy Tutorial in a Web 2.0 World by Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, California Polytechnic State University

Chat Widgets for Science Libraries
by John J. Meier, The Pennsylvania State University

Making Research Guides More Useful and More Well Used by Michal Strutin, Santa Clara University

Geospatial Technology Support in Small Academic Libraries: Time to Jump on Board?
by Carrie M. Macfarlane and Christopher M. Rodgers, Middlebury College

Podcasting the Sciences: A Practical Overview by Eugene Barsky and Kevin Lindstrom, University of British Columbia

Refereed Articles

Dissertation Citations in Organismal Biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Implications for Collection Development by Jonathan Nabe and Andrea Imre, Southern Illinois University

Electronic Resources Reviews

DOE Data Explorer: The Data
by Meredith Ayers, Northern Illinois University

Book Reviews

The MLA Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher Reviewed by Thomas Harrod, University of Maryland

Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society Reviewed by Jane Duffy, Dalhousie University

Tips from the Experts

Nanotechnology
by Charles F. Huber, University of California, Santa Barbara

Viewpoints

An Old Fogey Looks at the Reference (R)Evolution by Linda Shackle, Arizona State University

August 20, 2008

ISTL Summer 2008 n54 Now Available

.: The Number 54, Winter-Spring 2008 volume of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now available for viewing.

CONTENTS:

Comparison of Journal Citation Reports and Scopus Impact Factors for Ecology and Environmental Sciences Journals by Edward Gray and Sarah Z. Hodkinson, Duke University

Local Evaluation of Chemistry Journals
by Joseph R. Kraus and Rachel Hansen, University of Denver

Assessing Customer Satisfaction at the NIST Research Library: Essential Tool for Future Planning by Rosa Liu and Nancy Allmang, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Choosing a Hand-Held Inventory Device
by Lois Green, Janet Hughes, Verne Neff, and Trish Notartomas, The Pennsylvania State University

REFEREED ARTICLES:

Science Documentaries at Your Library: Two Penn State Programs by Emily Rimland, Nancy J. Butkovich, and Linda Musser, The Pennsylvania State University

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

Resources for Information Literacy Instruction in the Sciences by Maribeth Slebodnik, Purdue University and Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, University of Oregon

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES REVIEWS

Web of Science's "Citation Mapping" Tool By Brian D. Simboli, Lehigh University

DOE Data Explorer
Reviewed by Meredith Ayers, Northern Illinois University

VIEWPOINTS

On Impact of OA, the Jury is Still Out
by David Flaxbart, Viewpoints Editor

May 15, 2008

ISTL Winter-Spring 2008 n53 Now Available

.: The Number 53, Winter-Spring 2008 volume of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now available for viewing.

January 8, 2008

Fall 2007 ISTL Now Available

.: The Fall 2007 edition of ISTL - Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, is now available on the ISTL site.

February 20, 2007

Winter 2007 Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

.: The Winter 2007 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available for viewing.

December 5, 2006

Issues In Science and Technology Librarianship n48 Fall 2006 Now Available

.: The Fall 2006 n48 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available for viewing.

May 30, 2006

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Spring 2006

.: The #46, Spring 2006 issue of ISTL: Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship is now available. A number of interesting articles are featured, including an examination of the role of industry standards in academic libraries supporting top engineering schools, a joint review of Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology and Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, and an innovative library liaison assessment activity.

March 14, 2006

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Winter 2006

The Winter 2006 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available. The theme portion of the issue features three articles on Outreach and Marketing.

December 7, 2005

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship Seeks Your Opinion!

.: From an e-mail on STS-L:

Librarians are never short on opinions. Consider sharing yours by submitting a piece for the Viewpoints column in a future Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, STS' highly-read open access electronic journal.

The next issue of the journal is scheduled for February. Interested authors should send a draft (or proposal) of their column to the column editor via email by January 6. Topics should be timely and of interest to librarians and information specialists in science and technology. Topics do not have to match the issue's planned theme.

For more information see the ISTL author information page:
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/viewpoints.html. Everyone is looking forward to reading what you have to say!

David Flaxbart
ISTL Viewpoints Editor
flaxbart AT uts.cc.utexas.edu

November 18, 2005

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 44, Fall 2005 Issue Now Available

.: The Fall 2005 issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is now available at http://www.istl.org/. Featured articles include:

Andrea Twiss-Brooks' article is one of five on the theme of "facilities."

August 16, 2005

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - Number 43 Summer 2005

:: The latest issue of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, n43, Summer 2005, is now available. Contents:

    Theme: All Topics
  • Follow-up Survey of GIS at Smaller Academic Libraries by JaNae Kinikin, Weber State University and Keith Hench, Kirkwood Community College
  • Comparing Journal Use Between Biology Faculty and Undergraduate Students by Joseph R. Kraus, University of Denver
  • Ask a Science Librarian by Margaret Clifton, Library of Congress
  • The National Science and Technology Library: A Chinese Model of
    Collaboration by Xue-Ming Bao, Seton Hall University

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