Sunday, June 26, 2005

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers

http://www.stopcrime.org/ Since September 1977, Crime Stoppers has provided a means for the citizens of Central Ohio to provide information to law enforcement while remaining anonymous. Columbus Dispatch

AbiWord

http://www.abiword.com/ Free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth. Zillman.us

Ithaki 4 KiDs

http://kids.ithaki.net/ Ithaki 4 KiDs helps you to find the best sites just for kids via searching in real time several search engines for kids like DmozKids, Yahooligans, FactMonster, ArtKIDSRule, AolKIDS, AwesomeLibrary & KidsClick!. Zillman.us

The Culler of Money

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/cover/2005/cover0617.html Late-night infomercial clown Matthew Lesko has authored nearly 100 books on government rants. His formula? “I don’t write,” he says. “I plagiarize.” ResourceShelf

OCLC launches 'Ask a Librarian' pilot in Open WorldCat

http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200511.htm Once a searcher enters a postal code or other geographic identifier and receives Open WorldCat results listing nearby libraries that hold the item they?re looking for, those libraries that offer online reference service display a question-mark icon. Clicking the icon connects the searcher to that library?s Web form where they can submit a reference question. ResourceShelf

AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05173/526088.stm The American Film Institute's list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies, with film title nd year of release. Scout Report

Information Management Companies Merge to Form SirsiDynix

http://tinyurl.com/8w7hk The executive officers of two major vendors of integrated library systems announced June 21 that the two corporations were merging to form a single company. Sirsi CEO Patrick C. Sommers and Dynix CEO Jack Blount said the new company, SirsiDynix, will continue full development and support for both the Sirsi Unicorn and Dynix Horizon/Corinthian library platforms. AL Online

Ohio Budget Reinstates Library Funding

http://tinyurl.com/86nxf The Ohio legislature passed a final version of the state’s two-year, $51-billion budget June 21 that restores many of the funding cuts proposed by Gov. Bob Taft, including a 5% reduction in the local government fund supporting public libraries for 2006–2007. AL Online

Sunday, June 19, 2005

DoubleTrust

http://www.doubletrust.net/ Search as usual on your favorite search engine, and then simply press "Compare Query" button to see more results and options from the DoubleTrust service. Zillman

FindSounds

http://www.findsounds.com/ Search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Zillman

30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet

http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,120784,00.asp Best of all, most of these sites won't charge you a dime. Zillman

Yahoo Search Subscriptions Brings Premium Content Into Web Search

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050616-000001 Yahoo has released a new Yahoo Search Subscriptions (beta) service that unites regular web search results found from crawling the open web with listings from free and fee-based database services and publishers such as Factiva, LexisNexis, and Consumer Reports. SearchEngineWatch

The pilot will make e-serials as visible as print materials in WorldCat

http://www.resourceshelf.com/2005/oclcpilot.html The pilot will involve 20 libraries and four partners-TDNet, EBSCO, Serials
Solutions and Ex Libris. ResourceShelf

wikiHow

http://wiki.ehow.com/Main-Page Collaborative writing project to build the world's largest how-to manual. Scout Report

ScienceResearch.com

http://scienceresearch.com/search/index.php Free, publicly available web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public science databases. Neat New Stuff

Public Library Policies and Plans Online

http://wa.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=6344 Directory of Washington State Public Library Policies and Planning Documents. Neat New Stuff

AccessMyLibrary

http://accessmylibrary.com/ "You are searching millions of articles." LISNews

The September Project

http://theseptemberproject.org/ Grassroots effort to foster civic events in all communities on September 11. AL Online

Monday, June 13, 2005

QuotationsBook

http://www.quotationsbook.com/ Quotations, fortunes and proverbs. Zillman

gmaptrack

http://www.gmaptrack.com/ gmaptrack allows you to create and place your own information onto Google Maps, and share with others. Zillman

New ISBN Standard Published

http://tinyurl.com/ay2e9 With effect from 1st January 2007 the ISBN will cease to be a 10-digit number. All ISBNs will become 13-digit numbers and for the first time be identical to their relevant barcode numbers. ResourceShelf

How To Conduct a Background Check

http://www.virtualchase.com/articles/background_checks.html "Lawyers and clients use the phrase, background check, as a catchall for many types of investigative research involving people or companies. To some, it encompasses a criminal background check. To others, it means finding general information about a business' products and services, reputation, legal status and competitors. For this reason, it helps to understand the context of the request or the specific problem that needs to be solved. More importantly, if the research involves a person, there are legal and ethical reasons for knowing why someone wants a background check." lii.org

Acronyma

http://www.acronyma.com/ Searching over 466000 acronyms. ResearchBuzz

Google Woos Book Publishers

http://tinyurl.com/a44f3 The publishing industry's top annual showcase and networking conference, Book Expo America (BEA), is a massive affair that brings together authors, publishers of all sizes, librarians, agents, distributors, and virtually everyone else connected in any way to the book publishing field. This year, Google made its first appearance, using last week's show in New York to publicize its new Google Print venture and to recruit publishers into the fold. NewsLinx

Monday, June 06, 2005

Thomas Register Print Edition Nixed

http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3508926 Following the 2006 edition, Thomas Industrial Network will cease publication of the Big Green Books" and Regional Buying Guides, instead making the database available exclusively online. ResourceShelf

Literary Resources on the Net

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/ "This set of pages is a collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially ith English and American literature, excluding most single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of information useful to academics — I've excluded most poetry journals, for instance." What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Effectively Erasing Files

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-011.html Before selling or discarding an old computer, or throwing away a disk or CD, you naturally make sure that you've copied all of the files you need. You've probably also attempted to delete your personal files so that other people aren't able to access them. However, unless you have taken the proper steps to make sure the hard drive, disk, or CD is erased, people may still be able to resurrect those files. TVC

Are You Addicted to E-Mail?

http://tinyurl.com/dgjdr U.S. residents are so hooked on e-mail that some check for messages in the bathroom, in church, and while driving. TVC

Anonymous Library Cards Allow You to Wonder, 'Who Was That Masked Patron?'

http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jun05/Ostrowsky.shtml If a privacy-minded user deposits $20 to get an anonymous library card, she can check out The Terror State without identifying herself. Her account balance is temporarily reduced by $15, and when the library checks the CD back in (in good condition), her balance is restored to its original value. Computers in Libraries

Clearengine

http://www.clearengine.com/ In just a few minutes, you can upload a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or other supported file, select a template then pick up the telephone and add narration! Zillman

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/ Partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. ResourceShelf

Complete Passenger Car Crash Test and Rollover Ratings available on SaferCar.Gov

http://tinyurl.com/atrsq The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the completion of crash test and rollover ratings for passenger cars for the 2005 model year. ResourceShelf

ipChicken

http://www.ipchicken.com/ Your IP address displayed. Blogdex

The Value of Libraries: Impact, Normative Data, & Influencing Funders

http://tinyurl.com/85e2r A story that makes it crystal clear why libraries must be at the front of open and unfettered access for research and learning. It's all good

Libraries and Librarians Group Photo Pool

http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariesandlibrarians/ Photo management and sharing. Neat New Stuff

Welcome to our Wedding Registry!!

http://www.thefriends.org/patharris/index.html Working in conjunction with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, we have esigned this registry of books for the Saint Paul Public Library. SLJ

Amendment to Restore Ohio Library Funding Fails

http://tinyurl.com/aevt4 The Ohio Senate rejected a proposal June 1 that would have restored $22.9 million in funding to the state’s libraries for 2006. AL Online