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Perhaps The Final Word on Availability of Bulk Chemical Prices

.: As many of you know, I've been waging a campaign for the past three years with ICIS Chemical Business in hopes that it would maintain and update the bulk chemical prices from 28 August 2006, which was the last...

ICIS Chemical Business Updates Its August 2006 Bulk Chemical Prices

.: Good news to those of us who need access to current bulk chemical prices. Simon Robinson of ICIS Chemical Business in London confirmed in an e-mail today that 62 of the chemical prices on the 26 August 2006 list...

ICIS To Update August 2006 Bulk Chemical Prices

.: This morning I was in conversation with Simon Robinson of ICIS Connect, regarding the state of ICIS' historical bulk chemical prices from the 28 August 2006 (and final) issue of Chemical Market Reporter, now known simply as ICIS Chemical...

ICIS Launches ICIS Connect

.: ICIS, publishers of the former Chemical Market Reporter, and now ICIS Chemical Business, has launched its new social community website, ICIS Connect. It a site described in an e-mail received today as one that ICIS hopes "will give our...

The Bad News From ICIS on Chemical Price Coverage

.: Readers of this site will know that I have written and followed up on the slow but steady decline in chemical price coverage by ICIS Chemical Business, formerly ICIS Chemical Business Americas, formerly Chemical Market Reporter. The last full...

ICIS Returns August 2006 Archived Chemical Prices To The Web (Open Access) and Launches ICIS Students Site

.: Those who follow this humble blog are aware that I have been on a mission of sorts regarding ICIS and its publication, Chemical Market Reporter (CMR), which became ICIS Chemical Business Americas (ICBA) in September 2006. My rants posts...

Brave New Web: Welcome To The Publishing Revolution

.: Physics World (2007), 20(1), January is a special issue: Brave New Web: Welcome To The Publishing Revolution Although the Web has made accessing papers much easier and faster – trips to the library are largely a thing of the...

A Heartfelt Response: Penny Wilson, ICIS Global Editorial Director, Reaffirms ICIS' Commitment To Students

.: In response to previous postings about the sudden disappearance of Chemical Market Reporter, the shortly-thereafter emergence of the new ICIS Chemical Business Americas (ICBA) site, and the lack of available chemical prices therein, I have had two very productive...

Joseph Chang, Editor of ICIS Chemical Business Americas, Responds To Concerns About Chemical Price Information in ICBA

.: In response to my criticisms and concerns about the changes to Chemical Market Reporter, and the sudden albeit temporary disappearance of its web site (with the chemical prices!) during the first week of classes, Mr Joseph Chang, editor of...

ICIS Chemical Business Americas Replaces Chemical Market Reporter - ICIS Disregards Its Educational Customers

.: I.: I don't know where to begin this time. I'm trying hard to contain my anger. Last week I reported that ICIS brought down the Chemical Market Reporter site, virtually at the same time I was teaching a class...

ICIS Puts Chemical Market Reporter On The Bus - Could They Have Chosen a Better Time To Do This?

.: As if the timing couldn't be worse, in a move that further confirms how sadly out-of-touch trade publishers are with their educational customers, the Powers That Be at ICIS have dumped Chemical Market Reporter, and are launching a new...

Conference Report: ASEE Engineering Libraries Division - Chicago June 2006 - by Susan Salo

.: With her permission, I am happy to present Susan Salo's report from the ASEE Conference in Chicago in June 2006. Susan is a CISTI Information Specialist and is Head of the NRC Information Centre in London ON, and is...

What Are Your Core Reference Tools?

.: Diane Kovacs of Kovacs Consulting is conducting her "Current 'Core' or Essential Reference Tool Surveys". In an e-mail sent to various discussion groups, Diane asks, "Please take the time to share your understanding of which reference tools are most...

Richard Akerman On The Obsolesence of the Research Library

.: Richard Akerman, of Science Library Pad, is stirring things with his recent entry, "Is the research library obsolete":Assumptions:scientific communication takes place through articles, whether pre-prints or post-prints, journal published or conference presented most articles of scientific value will be...

Songs About Physics

.: Let us begin 2006 with something on the lighter side, with songs about physics:These recordings were made in 1947 by faculty and students of the "State University of Iowa" (now the University of Iowa). Prof. Arthur Roberts (of the...

50 Years of Citation Indexing

.: Dana Roth reports on PAMNET that the current issue of Current Science, v83 n9, 10 November 2005, has a feature section called 50 Years of Citation Indexing. From the editorial:We celebrate in this issue the fiftieth anniversary of a...

Question: Do We Need Another Nature Journal?

:: This week, Nature Publishing Group released its Nature Group Letter to Customers 2005. Within the letter was mention of the release of the forthcoming new journal, ">Nature Physics, which will make its debut in October 2005. The announcement was...

Chemical Market Reporter To Offer IP Access to Universities/Colleges

:: I have been in contact with Connie Magner, Assistant Manager of Subscription Sales for ICIS Publications, publishers of Chemical Market Reporter. Connie advises that CMR will be offering two options to learned/academic institutional subscribers of CMR, to allow for...

EEVL Launches EEVL Xtra

:: Roddy MacLeod sent a note about the new EEVL service, known as EEVL Xtra:EEVL Xtra is a brand new, free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports,...

More on Chemical Market Reporter

:: Brian Gray, creator of e³ Information Overload - E-Resources in Engineering Education (a blog of which I was not aware), reported the following on CHMINF-L:I have been working with CMR to get electronic access for my patrons. They have...

Chemical Market Reporter and Chemical Prices - An Editorial Response

:: Chemical Market Reporter dropped the "People and Prices" section from its print contents with the v267 n13, 28 March-3 April 2005 issue. This was reported on CHMINF-L by David Flaxbart (which generateed considerable response), and was followed with a...

Bonehead Move of the Year: Chemical Market Reporter Stops Including Chemical Prices In Its Issues

:: As reported in CHMINF-L by David Flaxbart:Has anyone noticed the significant changes in Chemical Market Reporter? As of the March 28 issue, CMR has gone to a slick-magazine format. More importantly, the Chemical Prices section no longer appears. The...

More on Gormangate

:: As my friend Tony Dalmyn noted, I didn't include a link to Michael Gorman's original column in the LA Times, Google and God's Mind, in the previous post about his Library Journal column about blogs, so there it is....

A Thoughtful Response to Michael Gorman

:: As previously noted, Michael Gorman is receiving considerable, and frankly, well-deserved criticism for his Library Journal column, Revenge of the Blog People. Feedback is coming from not only librarians, but those outside the field. This response to Gorman's column...

ALA President-Elect Michael Gorman Slams "The Blog People"

:: Michael Gorman, Dean of Library Services at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, President-Elect of the American Library Association, and considered by many to be a leader in our profession, is taking a beating online for his...

Firefox Plugin for Searching the CISTI Catalogue

:: From Richard Ackerman's Science Library Typepad comes word of the creation of CISTI catalogue search engine plugins for Mozilla-based browsers such as Firefox and Netscape. The plugins are created by Stephen Anthony. I installed the CISTI Catalogue Keyword Search...

Paranoid Engineers

:: We received a copy of Essays on the History of Mechanics: In Memory of Clifford Ambrose Truesdell and Edoarda Benvenuto in our library this week. The book is published by Birkhäuser, and edited by Antonio Becchi, Massimo Corradi, Federico...

University Research vs Patents; Commons vs Anti-Commons

:: The following commentary from Bob Buntrock appeared on CHMINF-L on 9 Sept 2004. Many participants in the discussion group have since responded to the posting..I've commented previously on either or both of these lists on the topic of the...

The Serials Ecosystem: Perspectives on the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals

:: Interesting note on ELDNET-L from John Teskey, Director of UNB Libraries, about an upcoming conference at the University of New Brunswick in the fall:UNB Libraries is proud to present The Serials Ecosystem: Perspectives on the Transition from Print to...

Educating Patrons Re: Access Violations

:: Alice Trussel, Director of the Fielder Engineering Library at Kansas State U, posted a fascinating e-mail on ELDNET-L today, regarding the fallout from a patron committing an access violation (aka systematic downloading) on an ASCE journal last week.We had...

GeoScienceWorld (GSW)

GeoScienceWorld - a new world of Earth science publishing opens up December 22, 2003 Six leading Earth science societies and one institute have agreed to develop cooperatively an electronic research resource unprecedented in the Earth sciences Called GeoScienceWorld (GSW), it...

Databases and The Ethics of Sharing Passwords

:: Randy Cohen writes perhaps my favorite column, The Ethicist (ID and PW: podbay), for the NYTimes Magazine. He is the author of The Good, The Bad & The Difference: How to Tell Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations. In...

Stephen Wolfram and A New Kind of Science

:: Science News reports on the latest developments regarding Stephan Wolfram. Wolfram self-published his major treatise, A New Kind Of Science, in May 2002. In the book, Workfram outlines a new way to study science, based on cellular automata, and...

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