Sunday, November 28, 2004

Musipedia Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour, to make the encyclopedia searchable by melody. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government is a first of its kind ranking of employee satisfaction in federal agencies. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Yahoo! Toolbar with WorldCat searching Locate library content using OCLC's WorldCat database. Library Journal

Free After Rebate Free After Rebate will point you to stores that sell products that end up being free after you send in for a rebate. Zillman

Scirus Search Scirus searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages. Zillman

Google Scholar Focuses on Research-Quality Content "Despite all the warnings from experienced information professionals, many scholars, researchers, and students continue to make Google their first stop for locating research information." ResourceShelf

Credit Checkup Starting next week, millions of consumers will be able to get free annual credit reports. ResourceShelf

JFK Reloaded Game Causes Controversy,aid,118717,00.asp A controversial new video game that has drawn harsh criticism from both politicians and the general public asks players to test their theories about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Scout Report
26,500 Magazines and Newspapers from 200 Countries. Scout Report

FictionFinder: A FRBR-based prototype for fiction in WorldCat
The goal of this project is to use the FRBR model in a prototype system for searching and browsing bibliographic records representing fiction. FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) is a 1998 recommendation of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to restructure catalog databases to reflect the conceptual structure of information resources.

Newspapers Should Really Worry,1284,65813,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5
Young people just aren't interested in reading newspapers and print magazines. NewsLinx

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Google Scholar Launches SearchDay looks at the new program. Search Engine Watch
Don’t Let ‘Phishers’ Steal From You Don’t click on links in any e-mail messages you receive that ask, or demand, that you update credit card, bank, Social Security, or other financial information or verify your password at eBay, PayPal, or other e-commerce Web sites. Link-Up Digital
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database An online index to over 60,000 historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror. Metro Desk
Queryster Click logo to set default; Enter one search term(s) per line. Metro Desk
CyberTimes Navigator The home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Zillman
EduHound seeks to harness the vast information resources of the Web, while enabling educators to use the Internet as a classroom tool. Zillman
Yahoo to more than double e-mail storage Yahoo (YHOO) is more than doubling its limits on free e-mail storage in its latest move to combat two of its biggest rivals, Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT). NewsLinx

Sunday, November 14, 2004

describe this Giving to DCS the URLs of online documents, images, etc. or keywords, its engine parses the content and returns specific information about the resource, ex.: submitting dates, keywords, creators, extension and more. Zillman From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Virtual Chase
Kompass More than 23 million references to the products and services of over 1.8 million companies. Zillman
How Much Is That Worth Today? Comparing the Purchasing Power of Money in the United States Economy from 1665 to the Present Neat New Stuff
Google's index nearly doubles Today that number nearly doubled to more than 8 billion pages. ResearchBuzz
MSN Search Welcome to the New MSN Search. ResearchBuzz

Sunday, November 07, 2004 Convert just about anything to anything else. CWC, Contributing Editor
Travel Notes Essential travel information with detailed country backgrounds, reviewed web sites, and regular travel articles. Zillman
People-Finding Guide Prepared by Ann Hemmens. Zillman
OpenOffice Free productivity suite compatible with all major office suites. Zillman
Who2 Facts about famous people. ResourceShelf
Ziggs Index of business professionals, adding more than 5,000 new profiles every day. ResearchBuzz
Community Profiles of 42,500 US Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes Profiles include census, demographic and income data, parks, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, environmental conditions, local newspapers, media outlets, employment, maps, coordinates and aerial photos. ResearchBuzz
Speegle You will need speakers or headphones to hear the results of the searches ResearchBuzz

Monday, November 01, 2004

Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload Being buried alive under electronic missives forced me to develop coping strategies. Metro Desk
Searcher Habits What hasn't changed much in seven years is how hard people are willing to work at searching. The answer: Not very. ResourceShelf
Libraries make tool known to assist students' searching Michael Fosmire, associate professor of library science, said that the lack of depth and reliability in Google’s search results should make students wary. To help give students access to information that has gone through some process of peer review, Fosmire assisted the library in creating a "megasearch" tool. ResourceShelf
Ashtabula library is still watched by deceased director Some say the 101-year-old building is creaky when the foundation settles. Others say it is haunted by the ghost of a sometimes friendly, sometimes reproachful deceased director. ResourceShelf
Google Help Cheat Sheet ResearchBuzz
Sears Archives For the first time, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images are now available online. ResearchBuzz