Sunday, November 30, 2003

Government Information Locator Service An effort to identify, locate, and describe publicly available Federal information resources, including electronic information resources.
OCLC and The Library Hotel settle trademark complaint Under the settlement terms, The Library Hotel will receive permission from OCLC to use the Dewey Decimal Classification® trademarks in its hotel and in its marketing materials, with an acknowledgment that OCLC is the owner of the Dewey® trademarks.
HomeTownLocator U.S. Gazetteer of Physical Features, Cultural Features and Census 2000 Information "One stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Amid complaints, Dell closes overseas call centers U.S. customers have complained that support operators are difficult to communicate with because of thick accents and scripted responses.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Bookchecker Compare prices, shipping costs and delivery times in 40 online bookstores
Google No. 1 search site in the world according to Google's global usage share has reached an all time high and has risen from 55.2 percent to 56.1 percent. Google's global usage share has increased 0.9 percent the last 6 months . Yahoo's global usage share remains stable. The second largest search engine on the web has a global usage share of 21.5 percent.
Cook's Thesaurus Pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions
Search Engine Relationship Chart Cursor over a logo to see its supplier

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Shhh! People are trying to compute No one's saying the books should be set on fire or anything. In fact, they ought to be made reasonably available to the two dozen or so contrarian throwbacks who still get their kicks opening up crusty volumes of outdated prose. Let's just get all them the hell out of harm's way so the building can be put to some real use.
QuickStudy Library Research Guide
Dipping Into Books Online: Is It Stealing? A few weeks ago, typing "pumpkin cheesecake" or "CancĂșn hotels" into the search box at an online bookstore would turn up only books with those keywords in their titles or subjects. Now, Web surfers can unearth, read, and even print recipes, travel tips, or anything else mentioned in the 120,000 books whose publishers have let Amazon make their texts fully searchable.
Is RFID Technology Easy to Foil? "Any conductive material can shield the radio signals," said Matt Reynolds, a principal at ThingMagic, which develops RFID systems. "There are all kinds of ways to render the tags inoperable."

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Libraries face 20 percent cut Officials at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are stunned that their levy failed this week.
The Wal-Mart You Don't Know There is no question that the chain is helping accelerate the loss of American jobs to low-wage countries such as China
BrainBoost BrainBoost employs cutting-edge
Artificial Intelligence technology to understand your question, and match it
with relevant answers it locates on the web.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

OCLC Project Opens WorldCat Records to Google OCLC has announced to its library members that it will begin testing the opening of WorldCat records to Google access.
Surprised Google & Microsoft Talked Takeover? You Shouldn't Be! Now that Google appears headed down the IPO path, it seems extremely unlikely that such an acquisition would actually happen. Speculation about it almost seems wasteful, but that's not keeping plenty of people from doing so.
Open WorldCat pilot A Web user who uses a search engine or other site to locate a particular item may be pointed to a library that owns the item based on records in WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive bibliographic database.
Changes Coming to ERIC December 19, 2003 U.S. Department of Education contractor develops a new model for the ERIC database and services
Find the Top Online Schools This Directory will provide you with links to some of the best institutions across the country.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Mooter Who'd have thought a brand new search engine that did what it said would be so popular?
Today's Front Pages 253 front pages from 33 countries
Why Am I Getting All This Spam? E-mail Research Six Month Report

Reading Group Guides 1250 Reading Group Guides available
Electronic Journal Miner Search E-Journals
Pew Spam Summary
Spam is beginning to undermine the integrity of email and degrade life online
How Much Information? 2003 Summary of Findings
Amazon hobbles full text search Printing is now disabled.
Google Plops Its Search on the Desktop Perform Google searchers without having a browser window open.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Internet Librarian 2003 I'll be at Internet Librarian 2003 until Thursday, Nov 6. I'll resume regular posting on Friday or Saturday of next week.