Sunday, June 30, 2002

News: Are notebooks set to bury desktops? Even the latest research into buying trends from IDC makes clear that notebooks are in, and desktops are out. But enough of you from medium to large companies wrote to suggest that it's time I landed my spaceship back on earth.
Martha Stewart's Prison Living "Can you imagine Martha Stewart in federal prison?"
The Nando Times: PAUL GILSTER: Web gadgets for news junkies RSS programs let you choose news sources and arrange them by topic, with automated, adjustable downloading of the latest stories so you're always current. Information about the Internet -- more than 600 pages of in-depth content
Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed Much of the Web is hiding information from us, but we can access this hidden content! Learn how you can reveal the secrets of these dark, hiding places.
Google University Search Google's University Search enables you to narrow your search to a specific school website. Genealogy, family search, heraldry, surnames, public records & more. is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best online genealogy resources for beginners and experts alike.
B U Y . C O M - Huge Selection of Books at Low Prices Rock-bottom prices on the hottest books on the market. Price Comparison Shopping: Best Prices, Consumer Ratings of Online Stores, Product Reviews, and Special Offers to Always Get the Best Deal Our Mission is to empower online shoppers with more choice, confidence and convenience as Earth's best marketplace.

Friday, June 28, 2002

Collaborative Live Reference Services This is a listing of collaborative live reference services, i.e., real-time reference services offered by two or more libraries.
Why Johnny Won't Read ( I think schools and parents sometimes handicap their efforts to get boys reading by not offering boys the books that will inspire them to want to read.
AP Wire | 06/28/2002 | Kid Pelted With Jelly As Punishment English teacher Frank Fleming had the classmates toss jelly at eighth-grader Andy Johnson as punishment for refusing to take part in a reading exercise.
Popular Science | All Eyes Are on You Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. | quizzes What Muppet Are You?
News: Web Site Lets Consumers Check for Credit Card Theft - Jun 26, 2002 An anti-fraud education group that tipped federal authorities to a major Internet credit card scheme has opened a Web site that will let Americans check to see if their card numbers are in the hands of thieves.
Rand McNally - Road Construction Get maps of the construction projects in each state
The Presidents of the United States The President biographies presented here are from the book The Presidents of the United States of America written by Frank Freidel and Hugh S. Sidey (contributing author), published by the White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society.
Library Book Sales matches you with rare, collectible and quality books that have been donated to public libraries. Home Page Search our database of over 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters, & other periodicals. This page lists the current BBB Wise Giving Alliance reports on charities and other soliciting organizations.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the site that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive!
shorlify « Shorl makes long URLs short.

Thursday, June 27, 2002

AMNews: June 17, 2002. Patients put trust in Internet health information ... American Medical News Half of those who go online for health information aren't checking the source or timeliness of the data they find on health sites, but that doesn't mean physician offices are being overrun by ill-informed patients or that patients are harming themselves, says a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Best men of few words hit the Web The speech was a hit. But the groom — Mr. Foley’s best friend since the two were toddlers — has since learned that Mr. Foley didn’t write it himself. Rather, he had bought a $105 ghostwritten best-man speech from an Internet company to which he had provided grist.
The Big Secret An exclusive first look at Microsoft’s ambitious-and risky-plan to remake the personal computer to ensure security, privacy and intellectual property rights.
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: eBay to provide health insurance SAN FRANCISCO — Online retailer eBay plans to offer health insurance to merchants who make a living auctioning items on its site, a decision that may go a long way in keeping its smaller sellers content Three of the nation's largest Internet portals today will announce that they have made good on a promise to promote more kid-friendly Web surfing. America Online, Microsoft Corp.'s MSN service and Yahoo will report that they have now tagged most of their online properties with electronic labels designed to work with new filtering software being made available free of charge to the public.

Sunday, June 23, 2002

global network of dreams .. even if you don't know what you are looking for - gnod will find it Don't know what to read next ? Let's try it the gnod-way

Friday, June 21, 2002

Chemical - An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements Click on an element symbol for more information
Outstanding Books for the College Bound This list is intended as a tool for a variety of audiences -- college bound students, educators, librarians, and parents.
Authors' Summer Reading Lists We asked some authors to clue us in and tell us what's top on their list.
CensusScope - LibrarySpot Reference Site of the Month Designed to make U.S. census data accessible to everyone, CensusScope offers students, policymakers and the merely curious an interactive site that delivers data for Census 2000 via colorful graphs and sortable lists.
Census Bureau News The foreign-born population of the United States numbered 31.1 million in 2000, according to Census 2000 results released today. This represents a 57 percent increase over 1990 and the continuation of an upward trend that began in the 1970s.
Boston Globe Online / Business / Next up: Web of data ''You'll tell a search engine, `Find me someplace where the weather is currently rainy and it's within a hundred miles of such and such a city.' Today a search engine can go and find you pages with those words on them, but with the Semantic Web, it will come back and say, `Look, I found this place and I can prove to you why I know that it's raining and why I know it's within a hundred miles of this place.'
QuestionPoint Marks New Era in Virtual Reference The Virtual Reference Desk movement may have reached such a juncture with the launch of QuestionPoint by OCLC, the world’s leading library vendor, in a joint project with the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library. The production model of the service should go online June 23 So who are these upstarts and what makes them think they can take on Google?
ProQuest Information and Learning :: Press Release ProQuest Company's (NYSE: PQE) Information and Learning division has announced the new features that will debut in its upcoming version of its ProQuest® online information service. ProQuest 6.0 is scheduled to launch on July 28, 2002
Search Systems - Largest Free Public Records Database Collection Now over 7760 Free Searchable Public Record Databases! In a case that tests the limits of constitutional free speech rights on the Internet, the Bush administration today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law that denies federal funds for public libraries that allow patrons to look at pornographic Web sites.
Public Protests NPR Link Policy On a form on its website, NPR says that "linking to or framing of any material on this site without the prior written consent of NPR is prohibited."
The Webby Awards: Winners List The Webby Awards is a year-round effort measuring the best of the Web both in quality and in quantity.
Improve mathematical skills of your kid by giving practice homework. Each category like learning numbers, addition, subtraction, etc has various exercises in different levels

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Videomaker Magazine - Sound Effects Downloads Videomaker's editors have compiled this list of free sound effects for use in your productions.
Today's News Encyclopaedia Britannica, long known for big sets of books and vast sums of knowledge, has just published a product of uncharacteristic brevity: a one-volume encyclopedia, the first in the company's history. Meetings, conferences, retreats, and events.
Questionable Doctors - Home Questionable Doctors Online details disciplinary actions taken against allopathic doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathy (DOs) from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Journals with Free Archives on the Web Click on a journal title to see its URL(s) and dates of coverage.
Savings Tools Home The American Savings Education Council, in an effort to create a better understanding of savings issues, is developing user-friendly educational materials to educate Americans on the need to save, assist individuals in setting their savings goals, provide basic steps to follow to achieve savings goals, answer frequently asked questions, and direct individuals to other sources of information.
AMNews: June 10, 2002. Web site lets patients narrow diagnosis on their own ... American Medical News A physician-created Web site lets consumers use decision-support software to obtain a list of problems they might have. Unique and provocative selections from a great diversity of voices...all personally recommended by the independent booksellers of America.
No, Thanks, We'll Call You ( Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher since 1936 of the pioneering consumer magazine and now the Web site, avoids listing a phone number where consumers can contact it.
Another Bookmark from The Laughing Librarian -- Library Humor Our own discovery, that our little GIF had become controversial in a way we hadn't considered, happened when we opened our e-mail on 18 April and found more than 100 complaints. Click Here to Refresh Thyself Whether you are seeking a source for fresh innovations, a place to learn about Shakespeare or the Genomics Era, or merely a site to pursue passions like golf or cell phone gaming, you'll find it on the Web -- and in this guide.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Travel web sites: You still need to compare CRTL found that Expedia beat its competitors in providing the greatest number of lowest fares but that Travelocity offered the best array of low fares coupled with viable flight choices.
Pr. William Libraries To Keep Web Filters ( The board will be watching to see whether the Supreme Court takes up the issue.

"They're the final decision-making body in this country, and we'll probably wait and see what they say," said Vera Au, a member of the board, which probably will discuss the issue when it meets this month. "We'll have to see if we need to revise the [policy] or if what we've decided is concurrent" with the high court's opinion.
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Web design 'causes confusion' A gap between how web designers and ordinary surfers think is causing frustration on the net.

Saturday, June 08, 2002

The Nando Times: Health experts worry uninsured may spread bioterror germs WASHINGTON (May 30, 2002 9:36 p.m. EDT) - Detection and containment of a bioterrorist attack could be hampered by the fact that 40 million people lack insurance and might not seek medical treatment, public health experts said Thursday.
MATT DRUDGE // DRUDGE REPORT 2002® In a stunning U-turn for the Bush administration, the United States has sent a climate report to the United Nations detailing "specific and far-reaching effects" that it says "global warming will inflict" on the American environment.
Rulers This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
YIL | Feature This is it: our annual list of sites that fulfill the Web's true promise.
Welcome To Wondir. We think of Wondir as the blending of a universal search engine and a universal message board enlivened with real time communication. Wondir will provide a unique combination of live human answers, broad metasearch, and deep search of the invisible web.

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What's Your Mental Age? Find out
Handyman USA - Expert Advice and help for do-it-yourselfers Your resource for advice on home improvement and repairs
Parent's Guide to Private Cord Blood Banks Our mission is to provide an impartial evaluation of cord blood storage options for parents who are contemplating this form of medical "insurance".
Google the Giant search engine Google is twice as popular as Yahoo!, according to recent research.
Google Answers An open forum where Researchers answer your questions for a fee. - RSS for Non-Techie Librarians This was all before I was introduced to the wonderful world of RSS (Rich Site Summary) feeds. Now, I get almost all of the content I want from all of these sites delivered to one place as soon as the site is updated, saving precious time.
Google Programming Contest We're pleased to announce that the winner of Google's 2002 Programming Contest competition
shillPages - Movie Title Screens Page A unique catalog of movies on video...specifically, screen captures of movie title screens!

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

Popular Science | The Catapult King Ron Toms is a catapult connoisseur. If you let him, he will regale you with the difference between the trebuchet (a crusade-era hurling device with a counterweight on one end) and the mangonel (basically, the catapult you usually see in the movies). He can teach you the history and design principles behind each one—or better yet, you can teach yourself by hopping onto any one of his Web sites (,, and and maybe even buying a catapult of your own.
Favorite Teenage Angstbooks: Book Reviews In these reviews I offer heart, humor, and a careful eye. I've been reading young adult books since I was 11 years old. (that means I've been reading them for more than 25 years! ack!) These books have helped me to think, made my heart soar, or filled me with glee. These are the best of the best.
Business 2.0 - Web Article - Smart Shopping on Wall Street Before you buy any stock, it pays to do some basic research. Here's where to look.
TechTV | Home Runs for Trading Cards Baseball card maker Topps, based in New York, has launched etopps -- an Internet market for limited-release cards. : That Will Be One Fingerprint, Please Grocers Starting to Adopt Fingerprint Technology at Check-Out Technology | A new teenage wasteland? "The Hacker Diaries," though flawed, is a worthy stab in the service of understanding what motivates today's generation of online saboteurs.
Study: Schools still lag on high-tech Tools often in place, but lack of teacher training limits usage
Dead Men Tell No Passwords The problem started when the technician responsible for the archives at Norway's National Center of Language and Culture never divulged the password before he died a few years ago.

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Mercury News | 05/30/2002 | FBI given broad authority to monitor churches, libraries, Internet, political parties Attorney General John Ashcroft today gave the FBI broad new authority to monitor Internet sites, libraries, churches and political organizations, calling restrictions on domestic spying ``a competitive advantage for terrorists.''

Saturday, June 01, 2002

PDR.NET Getting Well Network For more than 50 years, doctors have relied upon the Physicians' Desk Reference for the latest drug information. Today that trusted knowledge is available to doctors and their patients on the Web. PDR's Getting Well Network provides reliable answers to important health questions.
A 3RD Secret Message in a $20.00 bill! THIRD & FOURTH hidden picture has been found in theU.S. $20 dollar bill!
CIPA Internet Porn Law Tossed Out A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has tossed out the law aimed at restricting Internet access in public libraries
Book Reviews Find Homes on Web But online reviews are not only abundant, they cover far more than what the print media focuses on: bestsellers and literary fiction books.
Libraries Threaten Paid Online News Archives If more people knew about libraries' database offerings, there wouldn't be much need or desire to use newspapers' paid Web archives. (The majority of newspaper archives, especially in the U.S., charge per-article download fees in the $1 to $3 range.)
The Chronicle: Daily news: 05/31/2002 -- 01 Starting on Monday, members of the public will be able to use the World Wide Web to seek answers to reference questions from librarians around the world, including some at college libraries.