Monthly Archives: May 2007

ProQuest: Annual Meeting Bronze Sponsors

ProQuest CSA has stepped forward to sponsor the June 4 NYSHEI Annual Meeting at the bronze level. NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer said, “I am so grateful to ProQuest for this sponsorship. They were brought into this process late, and despite having already committed their marketing dollars elsewhere still found a way to support us. […]

Governor Announces Higher Education Commission

Governor Eliot Spitzer has issued an executive order charting the mission and composition of the Commission on Higher Education. Since the January announcement of his intention to form this Commission, we have eagerly awaited these details. While we were not successful in getting an academic librarian named to this commission, your letters and phone calls […]

Apple: Annual Meeting Silver Sponsors

Apple is supporting the June 4 NYSHEI Annual Meeting as a silver sponsor. This welcome contribution marks Apple’s first involvement with NYSHEI. We are most grateful for their support and hope to build an on-going partnership with this innovative company. Please be sure to visit Apple in the vendor area and thank them for their […]

Banned in China

The NYSHEI website is banned in China. In an effort to keep open a discussion of censorship and information freedom, a group calling themselves “the Great Firewall of China” has established a way to check what URLs are actively blocked by the communist government of the People’s Republic of China. Apparently, almost anything with a […]

Scopus Offer for NYSHEI Members

Elsevier will provide a SCOPUS demo and offer a free trial at the NYSHEI Annual Meeting on June 4. Elsevier is also offering NYSHEI members additional discounts on its already discounted introductory pricing for Scopus. ▪ An additional 10% discount off the introductory offer ▪ At least a 10% discount off the 2008 price–with the […]

Attention Pi2 Members

Serial Solutions is looking to add the ScienceDirect titles of Pi2 members to their monthly unique titles list (UTL) updates. Therefore, if your institution is a Pi2 member please contact Serial Solutions and let them know you are in Pi2. By making Serial Solutions aware of your Pi2 membership the UTL holding will be automatically […]

Who’s Using Information Technology?

Who is using information and communication technology? This is the question answered by the Pew Research Center in the May 7, 2007 report “Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users.” Among the findings, Pew describes 31% of American adults at “elite tech users,” and identifies 49% as reluctant tech users if not opponents. “Middle-of-the-road users,” […]

Thomson: Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsors

Thomson has offered a platinum-level sponsorship of the 2007 NYSHEI Annual Meeting. This is our highest level of support. NYSHEI is very grateful to Thomson for doing so much to make our event possible. Louise Sherby, NYSHEI Board Chair said, “I want to thank Thomson Scientific for their generous support of the NYSHEI annual meeting […]

On Campus: LACUNY Institute

NYSHEI was there for the 2007 LACUNY Institute at Baruch College. Check out the program of this exciting conference that focused on the ideal nexus of “high tech” and “high touch.”

On Campus: Stony Brook University

A productive regional NYSHEI meeting was held in the Melville Library of Stony Brook University. Keeping with themes of other recent regional meetings, this event focused on the developing advocacy efforts of NYSHEI, and the challenges and opportunities shared by academic libraries. Additionally, new ideas were voiced that should help NYSHEI members become more involved […]