Thursday, 21 January 2010

Crayola® Crayon Chronology

Blizzard Blue was retired in 2003 but Inch Worm made it in. Prussian Blue had to change to Midnight Blue in 1958 but what about Indian Red and Flesh?

Crayola® Crayon Chronology

Symposium - Functional Nanoscience

17th - 21st May, 2010
Hotel Schloss Korb

Limited number of participants (ca. 50-60).

Further general information, the scientific program, the first circular and the registration form at:

Friday, 15 January 2010

Registration open ASIS&T Summit - Research Data Access and Preservation

Research Data Access and Preservation

April 9-10, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
Hyatt Regency
In cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information

Aims to bring together leaders in data centers, laboratories, and libraries in different organizational and disciplinary settings to share ideas and techniques for managing, preserving, and sharing large-scale research data repositories with an eye toward achieving infrastructure-independent access and stewardship.

Demo of British Standards Online (BSOL) database

Demo of the new British Standards Online Interface (at )

Seminar room, Robertson Engineering & Science Library, KB Centre, King's Buildings

2 - 3pm, Wednesday 27th January

Owen Gardiner from the British Standards Institute will give the demo

Please contact Jenny.Lauder -at- for further details.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Graduates for the 21st Century - Heriot-Watt

7th annual Enhancement Themes Conference,
2-3rd March 2010,
Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University

The focus of this year's conference will be the current Scottish higher education Enhancement Theme, 'Graduates for the 21st Century: Integrating the Enhancement Themes'.

Call for Contributions

Details about the conference and the call for proposals can be found on the Enhancement Themes website:

University of Edinburgh IS - Server Virtualisation Meeting

There will be a half-day Open (University of Edinburgh staff) Meeting on Server Virtualisation:

Date: Thursday 28 January 2010
Time: 1400-1700
Venue: Informatics Forum, Crichton St

There is considerable interest around the University in having a centrally-provided virtualisation service, which would host virtual servers on behalf of Schools. The purpose of this meeting is to gauge interest in such a service, to understand the most important requirements which a service should satisfy, and to develop ideas of how the service would be structured and governed.

The emphasis will be on the principles around governance and business models and the strategic decisions which need to be made in developing a service.

Booking via MyEd:

New for EUL - British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Includes bird and other wildlife recordings. Also music recordings and historical and geographical related recordings too.

An entry will be added to the Library's databases page list at

In the meantime:

Go to
Select the red log in link at the top right of the page.
Select University of Edinburgh from drop down menu.
Enter your EASE details if requested.

The terms of use are outlined here -