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Thursday, November 13, 2003

NELINET Conference 

If you're in the New England area, this day-long conference sponsored by NELINET ("New England's library and information services network") sounds fantastic: Serials Reloaded: Cataloging, Management, and Access.

Logistics of many types prevent me from going, but I'm hoping that they'll post the presentations on the web.

More free electronic journals 

Free, if you're qualified, that is. From the email, it looks like they'd prefer that you were geographically located in the Southern hemisphere. When I took a peek at the site itself, I discovered that the registration, while free, is almost like applying for a job, since you have to submit a C.V. If this is your area of study, however, I don't think that you can go wrong with having this kind of access to periodicals and papers.

From SERIALST:

"**** New service launches providing free access to online journals.****

GDN-North America's new Free Journal Access Portal enables social
science researchers based in developing or transitional countries to
access a searchable, full-text, online database of more than 120
well-known social-science journals, free of charge!

Created especially for GDNet Profile holders based in low or middle
income countries, the new Journal Access Portal aims to address the
difficulty faced by many researchers in the global south in accessing
journal articles to support their research.

The list of journals offered through the service includes Demography,
World Politics, The Journal of Democracy, Anthropological Quarterly,
Technology and Culture, and several regional-studies journals, among
many others.

If you would like to use the new service, but do not have a GDNet
Profile, you will need to first create one at:
http://www.gdnet.org/knowledge_base/researchers/create_a_profile/.

The Free Journal Access Portal is made available to GDNet Profile
holders by the Center for Global Development and the Global Development
Network-North America (GDN-NA), in cooperation with Project MUSE of the
John Hopkins University Press."

We hope you find this service a useful addition to GDNet's services.
Please let the GDNet team know if you have any comments on
gdni@gdnet.org.

If you are already an eligible GDNet Profile holder, you should have
received a separate email notification."


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