Friday, April 28, 2006

New Canadian Transportation Library

This message about TransCat Plus, a shared transportation catalogue, is from our Head of Collections' blog. I've added it to the ENSC and Urban Design Library Pages.

Library Collections & Acquisitions: New Canadian Transportation Library

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sage Journals Now Offer Tables of Contents RSS Feeds

Thousand Oaks, California, London, United Kingdom, and New Delhi, India (April 21, 2006) – SAGE Publications announced today that all of its journals now offer tables of contents RSS feeds on the SAGE Journals Online platform located at .

The roll out of this new feature ensures SAGE remains at the forefront of electronic publishing by offering the most flexible routes to the online content of the company’s 400+ journals. SAGE Journals Online already provides advanced alerting services with tables of contents, keyword, author and citation alerts available alongside the new RSS option.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (also known as Rich Site Summary) and is an XML specification that allows content providers (such as SAGE) to provide a portion or all of their content via XML files that are then read by an RSS reader or web browser. RSS facilitates the ability for users to select and pull content from a variety of different content providers using their RSS reader or web browser. The RSS feed sends headlines with links and brief descriptions directly to users' desktops as soon as the desired content is available.

“We are excited to be able to provide the RSS feeds as over recent months, RSS has rapidly become the online standard for information aggregation,” said John Shaw, SAGE’s Director of Publishing Technologies. “SAGE is committed to assisting researchers and users by offering the most flexible ways to access our content online. With RSS aggregators like Feedster, Bloglines, etc, new users will easily be able to locate SAGE’s journal content. Working closely with HighWire Press, we have been able to quickly respond to the changing needs of the marketplace.”


About SAGE

SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE Publications, a privately owned corporation, has principal offices in Thousand Oaks, California, London, United Kingdom, and New Delhi, India.

Simon Haggis
E-Products Marketing Manager
Sage Publications
1 Oliver's Yard
55, City Road
London EC1Y 1SP, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 8500
Fax: +44 (0)20 7324 8600

Calgary Heritage Authority Opens Nominations for the 2006 Lion Awards

[This will also be sent to the EVDS mailing lists; for a copy of the nomination instructions and forms, contact Jennifer Lee, EVDS Librarian (Urban Design, Planning, Environmental Science)]

The Calgary Heritage Authority (CHA) is a 12 member citizen Board appointed by City Council. Today, the CHA opens nominations for the 2006 Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards to recognize citizens and organizations that have undertaken significant initiatives in support of heritage preservation in Calgary

“The Calgary Heritage Awards are an excellent way to acknowledge those who make a difference in our city,“ said Sheila Johnston chairman of the Calgary Heritage Authority. “Calgarians are proud of their heritage and the Calgary Heritage Authority is committed to the conservation and stewardship of our city’s heritage resources. Citizens from all walks of life have contributed to the growth of our city and have left us a legacy of which we are proud.”

The Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards recognize significant contributions in the following categories:
1. Restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use of heritage buildings;
2. Compatible new design in a heritage context;
3. Community or neighbourhood revitalization;
4. Landscape preservation;
5. Heritage conservation and advocacy;
6. Heritage education, scholarship, interpretation or publication.
7. Heritage tradespersons/craftspersons.

Feel free to forward this to friends and/or colleagues who you feel would be interested in nominating someone for an award.

The Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards will be judged by the Calgary Heritage Authority.

The Awards will be presented at a public reception at Pumphouse Theatre on August 3 2006. All Calgarians are encouraged to nominate their neighbours, business associates, colleagues and local organizations who have made a contribution to the preservation of Calgary’s heritage.

Works completed since May 24, 2003 are eligible for nomination.

Nominations must be received by May 24, 2006.

Citizens interested in submitting a nomination or award information can visit the Calgary Heritage web-site at

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Faculty Technology Days: May 8-10/06

Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology
May 8-10, 2006

Presented by Information Resources, Information Technologies and the Teaching and Learning Centre

Faculty Technology Days is an annual opportunity for faculty and graduate students to attend a series of informational and instructional sessions which focus on primary resources, research tools, instructional tips and new developments in teaching, research resources and technology.

All Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to register for the free sessions. All sessions are being held at the MacKimmie Library.

Of particular interest to graduate students is a three part session on starting, researching and writing your thesis.

New and Noteworthy:

* Elluminate training session is offered as an online session
* Campus Calgary Digital Library overview
* Instructional sessions on MSOffice: PowerPoint, Collaborative tools
* The Nickle Arts Museum hands on session.
* RefWorks - web-based bibliographic software tool.

To view the program and register for any of the 36 sessions go to

Registration deadline is May 1, 2006

For further information please contact:
Susan Beatty,
Head, Information Commons

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - Now on EBSCOhost

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide is now available via the EBSCOhost interface. This interface is more robust that the previous NISC interface, and has more features including:
* Search and journal alerts
* Saved searches (once logged in)
* Visual search
* Persistent link to searches

The links in our catalogue, Web pages and Research Databases list have been updated. You can also access Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide at:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=fzh