High Energy Physics Libraries
Webzine: Interesting Websites
Google Scholar is the new Google web search engine which focuses
specifically on scholarly publications in all subjects - both published
material (books and articles) and grey literature (including theses,
preprints, abstracts and technical reports). It crawls websites belonging
to publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and
universities, and is also analysing the citations within these documents
so if this service develops then there will be some interesting
competition for existing bibliographic databases.
The LOCKSS project (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) was highlighted in
issue 7 of our Webzine. The project now supplies open source software that
provides librarians with an easy and inexpensive way to collect, store,
preserve, and provide access to their own, local copy of the authorized
content (ejournals) they purchase.
Erpanet - Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network.
A European collaboration to support the preservation of
cultural heritage and scientific digital objects. The site includes
documentation, a forum, events' announcements, a directory and an archive
of relevant papers. There are additional services for registered members.
Free Computer and Scientific books Online
A searchable database of links to over 400
computer-related and scientific books which are freely available online.
A thesaurus of astronomy terms which also offers
translations between English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It is
searchable alphabetically or by keyword but unfortunately has not been
updated since 1995.