Application deadline is the first Monday in March. Prizes are open to currently enrolled undergraduates of UC Berkeley.
In addition, all entrants will receive one-year gift memberships in the Friends of The Bancroft Library.
Kenneth E. Hill and Albert Shumate established the prizes to encourage Berkeley students to collect books, to build their own libraries, to appreciate the special qualities of the printed word, and to read for pleasure and education.
Complete details available on the Bancroft Library web site.
CalGIS Conference: April 6-9, Sacramento
Are you excited about a recent GIS project or solution and want to share with others?
Would you like to express your thoughts and ideas about solving a difficult question with GIS?
If so then consider being a presenter and submit an abstract today!
CalGIS is a Users conference, not a Vendor conference, and attendees want to hear about your GIS projects and accomplishments, however large or small. This is the conference where communities of different software users come together to share their experiences with others.
December 12th is the last day to submit an abstract at https://www.urisa.org/forms/080911-calgis-abstract.html
Ideas for Topics:
Check www.calgis.org for continuous updates.
BMJ journals are now officially open access: all research articles are freely available immediately upon publication, regardless of whether or not they are publicly funded, with no charges to authors or readers. BMJ journals include BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal), Evidence Based Medicine, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Medical Genetics, Medical Humanities, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and many more. Read BMJ's press release. A write-up and commentary may be found at Open Access News.
On the weekend of November 15-16, 2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, the ACS Publications website will be unavailable while ACS deploys a new web delivery platform. A flash-based demo showcasing many of the features and benefits of the new site is available at: http://pubs.acs.org/flashdemo