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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, March 23, 2006
  CIL2006: Notes from the Exhibit Hall
At the Thompson ISI booth, a little clarity about WCI:
Talked to the Palinet Folks, should be on their new Podcast. If you're in the Palinet area, check out their blogs and all on their web page.

Springer has a very small booth here. Talking about the Chinese Library of Science, Russian Library of Science (really MAIK titles - see discussion on PAMnet and elsewhere about these, apparently $$$ with the move to new host). They are also upgrading SpringerLink -- my question was whether this will help access to L-B at all... not sure.

Wiley's here. Elsevier's here. CSA's here. CRC Press is here.

SLA's here and so I chatted with them a bit. I also chatted with the nice guys at IEEE - I've talked to them quite a bit recently so nothing really new to report from my standpoint.

Ebsco is here -- talked a little about their new International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC), they're hyping this for open source intelligence usage (which I guess is hot right now), but I'm not totally sold. Compare, for example, to Silobreaker.com or in fact what a decent librarian can do using search engine librarian ninja tricks.

I asked L-N for more information on blog coverage in their CI products, so hopefully they'll get back to me on that.

TLC's here giving out Swedish fish and showing the very cool AquaBrowser. Howard County seems to be very happy with their implementation.

 
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