Sunday, December 26, 2004

Time Archive 1923 to the present. ResearchBuzz

WebSite 101 We've put together this free tutorial to provide you simple answers and resources to help you expand to the web because you must get your business online! Zillman

A way for Google to monetize article searching? In "Google Magazine Search" Susan Kuchinskas explains how Google may be able to monetize its popular Google News services (and no doubt other Google services that deliver magazine content, like Google Scholar) without alienating publishers. SiteLines

Internet Archive to build alternative to Google Announced 24 hours after Google's tie-up with the university libraries of Oxford, Stanford, Michigan and Harvard, and the New York Public Library, the Internet Archive project is likely to be seen as the first of many alternatives to the Google Print library. LISNews

The 10 Best Books of 2004 The books we've chosen as the year's 10 best -- five novels, a short-story collection, a memoir, two biographies and a historical study -- present a broad range of voices and subjects. Metro Desk

Live Music Archive The Internet Archive has teamed up with to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. Metro Desk

Yahoo! Unveils Local Job Search Yahoo! Inc. has launched a local job search for people unwilling to move, or for companies looking for talent close to their facilities. SearchEngineWatch

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Google Unveils Froogle Product Reviews Now, when Web users search for "digital camera" on Froogle, a ratings score appears beside each result, aggregating the product's ratings on Web sites on a five-point scale (similarly to how gathers movie reviews and generates an aggregated score). Froogle also posts the number of reviews for the product. NewsLinx

Babelplex Babelplex is a bilingual search service that searches the web in one language and in another language. ResearchBuzz

blinkx TV blinkx TV allows you to search the web for video and audio clips. Blogdex

Get Ready for the New ISBN! The new 13-digit ISBN has been approved and plans are underway to transition to the new number industry-wide, world-wide by January 1, 2007. The Virtual Chase

Ohio Lawmakers Reject Internet Filtering Law The Ohio House of Representatives voted unanimously December 15 not to concur with the Senate version of a harmful-to-minors bill that would prohibit public libraries from using state funds to purchase computers or Internet access unless all their public terminals have filtering software installed. AL Online

Extreme Blogging Blogs are so last year. The next big thing, according to Web junkies, is the "wiki." LISNews

List of Lists The List of Lists is a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Yahoo! Video Search Search for videos across the web. SearchDay

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Google: Let's Digitize Several Million Library Books "Google: Let's Digitize Several Million Library Books Holy Cow! Not even a month after Google Scholar was released, more big news from Google today. The company is announcing plans (very little has been done to this point) to work with libraries at Harvard, University of Michigan, Oxford, Stanford as well as the New York Public Library to scan and digitize MILLIONS of books in their collections -- in fact, in some cases, the entire collection." ResourceShelf

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Accoona Launches, But Isn't Ready for Prime Time New search engine Accoona launched with great fanfare last night, but hold the applause. It's a promising start, but testing shows Accoona isn't yet ready to play ball in the big leagues. SearchDay

Google Magazine Search? U.S. Patent Application No. 20040122811, filed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has a deceptively simple name: "Method for searching media." But the application illuminates possible plans by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search leader to enable search of printed material, offer pay-per-view documents, scanned documents with clickable ads and even the ability for print publishers to swap out ads in digital copies of their printed pages. SearchDay

SmartDig SmartDig's patented search engine technology ensures the best possible search experience for business buyers and sellers by searching virtually all businesses for sale on the Internet. Zillman

Online Etymology Dictionary This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. ResourceShelf

Quirkiest News of 2004: Flatulent Fish and Beyond Here, then, is a decidedly unscientific ranking of the top ten quirkiest stories of 2004, as chosen by the editors of National Geographic News. ResourceShelf

Thinking Out Loud Today's technology is spectacular — but it can't always trump a skilled human. Have you hugged your librarian today? ResourceShelf

FrachiseMBA Here at FrachiseMBA, we have researched a wide variety of franchise opportunities to help you find the one that will suit you best. Blogdex

10x10 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time. Scout Report

Book Adventure FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, Inc. Scout Report

Ohioline Ohio State University Extension is committed to ensuring all citizens have access to its research-based information. Scout Report

Google Suggest As you type, Google will offer suggestions. ResearchBuzz

With information access so easy, truth can be elusive Alex Halavais, professor of informatics at the University at Buffalo, said students are so accustomed to instant information that "the idea of spending an hour or two to find that good source is foreign to them." NewsLinx

U.S. libraries think cyber to attract new patrons The newest books in the New York Public Library don't take up any shelf space. They are electronic books - 3,000 titles worth. NewsLinx

Monday, December 06, 2004

Expected (but missing) content on Google Scholar "My conclusion from these early-on examples suggest the following recommendation: continue to use straight-up Google in cases when you know the site you want, but you just couldn't remember the URL. Consider adding a second search in Google Scholar when you want to bring up different information on a topic when the precise source of information is unclear." SiteLines

Kids Search Engines The services below are designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids. Scout Report

Daily Lesson Plan The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. Scout Report

LexisNexis AlaCarte! Offers Free Searching of Extensive Data Library— Pay for Only the Information Retrieved, Providing a New Category of Users With Business Intelligence and Other High-Value Information. ResourceShelf

dealcoupon We deliver the most recent and most popular coupons. Zillman

Scopus Easily find relevant results from over 14,000 peer-reviewed titles. Zillman

Braintrack Over 7700 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 192 Countries. Zillman

Building With Books Our exhibition, A Bibliophiles Bedroom, is currently on display at the Boston Public Library in Defferrari Hall.