During the past year, I had the distinct honor of residing as Chair of the Physics-Astronomy-Math division of the Special Libraries Association. As one of many responsibilities, I was in charge of planning the division's annual programs held in Indianapolis, Indiana this June. Here is a snapshot of some of the workshops I organized and attended:
Sunday Physics: - Astronomy - Math Vendor Update.
This years PAM Vendor Update had several unique organizations represented - such as the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services. Some of the other regular scientific publishers were also represented.
The Physics roundtable had a wealth of statistical data presented this year.
This is an intriguqing site at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. They are taking several commercial databases and creating links to many publisher's journal articles. (http://lib-www.lanl.gov/edata/edata.htm) With this functionality, the scholars at LANL can use a database like Biosis or SciSearch to link directly to a journal article. (http://lib-www.lanl.gov/ejournals/ejart4.htm) Frances Knudson, the representative from LANL, put her powerpoint presentation on the web. (http://lib-www.lanl.gov/public/fksla98.ppt) Please note that this is almost 4 megabytes.
Two other commercial database and journal publishers were there to present their products.