Monday, February 22, 2010

5/18-22: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Seattle, WA

The 42nd annual meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) will be held in Seattle, May 18-22, 2010. The meeting, "Are You Being Served? The Art and Science of Providing Service in a Plant Library,” will be hosted by the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.

A pre-conference workshop focusing on disaster preparedness will launch this annual meeting. During the week, several local Seattle speakers with interesting plant science library connections will share their perspectives. In addition, members’ papers and panels will explore a variety of library topics and projects.

Study tours throughout the meeting will explore the resources of the Seattle area with site visits to the Central Branch of The Seattle Public Library (designed by Rem Koolhaas), University of Washington Libraries, Washington Park Arboretum, Bloedel Reserve, Center for Urban Horticulture and Union Bay Natural Area. The conference will close on a high note with dinner at the top of the Columbia Center; Seattle’s tallest building. Join us at this remarkable meeting! For more information, please visit

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries is the leading professional organization in the field of botanical and horticultural information services. It recognizes the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations. For more information about CBHL, visit its web site at

[Text source: CBHL]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Grant for gardens on public land

Grant: "Growing Community: The Library Food Garden"
Available to Ohio libraries

The State Library of Ohio has announced the availability of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for a special grant program entitled "Growing Community: the Library Food Garden."

This special grant program was developed in recognition of the 2010 National Library Week theme, "Communities Thrive @ Your Library," and the water theme of the 2010 Summer Reading Program. Growing Community encourages libraries to partner with other community entities to establish food gardens on library or school property, or other public land, during the 2010 growing season. In order to be funded projects must demonstrate community partnerships as well as include library-based activities in the areas of "Health and nutrition," "Sustainability and ecology" and/or "Hunger/poverty issues."

Funds may be used to purchase seeds and plants, gardening tools and supplies, copies of materials and titles on gardening in various formats, marketing and promotion of the program, and speaker fees and other costs associated with program activities. All types of Ohio libraries are eligible for this grant program which has a federal request limit of $7,500. A local cash match of 25% of the total project cost is required. Electronic proposals are due at the State Library midnight on March 1, 2010. Approved proposals will run from May 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. For RFP, see

Gardens designed to produce vegetables, fruit, nuts, and/or herbs provide a living lesson in the origins of our food. They promote appreciation for the agricultural heritage of Ohio. They give communities the opportunity to thrive by literally feeding community members. Through direct involvement in the work of the garden, and through educational programming and books and other media, food gardens engage residents of all ages and of different abilities in learning about plant life, gardening practices, life cycles, ecology, nutrition, hunger, and more.

[Text source: Press release, State Library of Ohio, 1/14/2010]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Entomology journals ranked by impact

Top-ranking entomology journals

The ISI Journal Citation Reports (JCR) "impact factor" is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a journal over a certain period by the total number of articles published in that journal during the same period.

Only journals included in the "entomology" category of Journal Citation Reports were ranked. UW-Madison library subscriptions are included (in parentheses). For articles not available online, UW faculty, staff and students can request a PDF via Library Express.

Annual Review of Entomology (1956+ online, 1956-2007 in print)
2004-2008: Annual Review of Entomology

1981-2008: Annual Review of Entomology

Advances in Insect Physiology (1963+ in print)
2004-2008: Advances in Insect Physiology
1981-2008: Advances in Insect Physiology

Insect Molecular Biology (1997+ online, 1992-2005 in print)
2004-2008: Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
1981-2008: Insect Biochemistry [became "Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology"]

Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (1971+ online, 1971-2005 in print)
2004-2008: Insect Molecular Biology
Pesticides Monitoring Journal (1967-1981 in print)

Journal of Insect Physiology (1995+ online, 1957-2001 in print)
2004-2008: Journal of Insect Physiology
1981-2008: Ecological Entomology

Pest Management Science (1996+ online, 1970-2003 in print)
Medical & Veterinary Entomology (1997+ online, 1989-2005 in print)
1981-2008: Journal of Insect Physiology

Journal of Medical Entomology (2000+ online, 1964+ in print)
Systematic Entomology (1997+ online, 1976-2005 in print)
1981-2008: Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biocontrol (1956-2000 in print)
2004-2008: Journal of Medical Entomology

1981-2008: Pesticide Biochemistry & Physiology (1971+ online, 1971-2002 in print)

Ecological Entomology (1997+ online, 1976-2005 in print)
2004-2008: Ecological Entomology
1981-2008: Insect Molecular Biology

Journal of Insect Conservation (1999-2004 in print)
Arthropod Structure & Development (1995+ online, 1971-1997 in print)
Physiological Entomology (1997+ online, 1976-2002 in print)


[Source: Thomson Reuters,]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Even more new e-books!

100's more e-books now available to UW-Madison faculty, staff and students on the Wiley Interscience platform!

Titles include:

  • Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology, v.76
  • Annual Plant Reviews, v.38 - Fruit Development and Seed Dispersal

  • Barley for Food and Health: Science, Technology, and Products
  • Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists - A Practical Approach

  • Basic Statistics: A Primer for the Biomedical Sciences, 4th ed.

  • Bayesian Analysis of Gene Expression Data

  • Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids - From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications

  • Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

  • Biofuels

  • Biogas from Waste and Renewable Resources

  • Bioinformatics - From Genomes to Therapies

  • Bioinformatics Algorithms: Techniques and Applications
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 2nd ed.

  • Bioinformatics for Geneticists - A Bioinformatics Primer for the Analysis of Genetic Data 2e

  • Biomass Recalcitrance

  • Biometrics: Theory, Methods, and Applications

  • Biomolecular Networks: Methods and Applications in Systems Biology

  • Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments

  • Biotech Funding Trends

  • Breeding Major Food Staples

  • Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Production

  • Cell Cycle Control and Plant Development

  • Cellular and Biomolecular Recognition

  • Characterization of Lignocellulosic Materials

  • Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants (10 volumes)

  • Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

  • Computational Toxicology: Risk Assessment for Pharmaceutical and Environmental Chemicals

  • Contemporary Bayesian and Frequentist Statistical Research Methods for Natural Resource Scientists

  • Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology

  • Disease Control in Crops - Biological and Enviromentally Friendly Approaches

  • Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants: Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Third Edition

  • Environmental Engineering, Sixth Edition: Water, Wastewater, Soil and Groundwater Treatment and Remediation

  • Environmental Engineering, Sixth Edition: Prevention and Response to Water-, Food-, Soil-, and Air-Borne Disease and Illness

  • Environmental Regulatory Calculations Handbook

  • Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production

  • The Ethics of Genetic Commerce

  • Excel for Scientists and Engineers: Numerical Methods

  • Flow Cytometry with Plant Cells - Analysis of Genes, Chromosomes and Genomes

  • Food Biodeterioration and Preservation

  • Food Labeling Compliance Review

  • Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling and Analysis

  • Grid Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Handbook of Organic and Fair Trade Food Marketing

  • The Handbook of Plant Functional Genomics

  • Handbook of Statistical Genetics, 3rd ed.

  • History of Food, 2nd ed.

  • Horticultural Reviews, v.34

  • Induced Resistance for Plant Defence - A Sustainable Approach to Crop Protection

  • Insect Biodiversity - Science and Society

  • Intracellular Signalling in Plants

  • Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

  • Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics: Techniques, Methods, and Applications

  • Light and Plant Development - Annual Plant Reviews v.30

  • Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

  • Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances: Foods, Fungi, Medicinal Herbs, Plants, and Venomous Animals

  • Microbial Fuel Cells

  • Microbiologically Safe Foods

  • Modern Crop Protection Compounds

  • Molecular Aspects of Plant Disease Resistance

  • Molecular Nutrition and Genomics

  • The Moss Physcomitrella patens

  • Mushrooms as Functional Foods

  • Nanobiotechnology II - More Concepts and Applications

  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental and Health Impacts

  • The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

  • New Frontiers in Ultrasensitive Bioanalysis: Nanobiotechnology, Single Molecule Detection, and Single Cell Analysis
  • Next Generation Genome Sequencing

  • Nondestructive Testing of Food Quality

  • Oomycete Genetics and Genomics: Diversity, Interactions and Research Tools

  • Pesticide Chemistry - Crop Protection, Public Health, Environmental Safety

  • Photosynthetic Protein Complexes - A Structural Approach

  • Plant-Bacteria Interactions

  • Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications

  • Plant Breeding Reviews, v.30
  • Plant Cell Separation and Adhesion - Annual Plant Reviews v.25

  • Plant Desiccation Tolerance

  • Plant Mitochondria

  • Plant Proteomics: Technologies, Strategies, and Applications

  • Plant Solute Transport

  • Plant Systems Biology

  • Plant Tropisms

  • A Practical Guide to Scientific Data Analysis

  • Probes and Tags to Study Biomolecular Function

  • Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, 2nd edition

  • Proteomics of Microbial Pathogens

  • Pseudomonas

  • Regulation of Transcription in Plants - Annual Plant Reviews, v.29

  • RNA and DNA Editing: Molecular Mechanisms and Their Integration into Biological Systems

  • Root Development

  • Seed Development, Dormancy and Germination

  • Senescence Processes in Plants

  • Statistical Data Analysis Explained - Applied Environmental Statistics with R

  • Statistical Methods in Practice - for Scientists and Technologists

  • Trace Elements: Nutritional Benefits, Environmental Contamination, and Health Implications

  • Tropical Forest Community Ecology

  • Wheat Antioxidants

  • World Food: Production and Use