Monday, August 29, 2005

Google Earth Combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

World Telephone Books YELLOW PAGES & WHITE PAGES and Reverse, Search Near, College,Emergency Services, Fax, Government Directories, Directories.

Google Talk Call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world.

Beloit College Mindset List Each August, as students start to arrive, Beloit College releases the Beloit College Mindset List, which offers a world view of today's entering college students.

The Best 361 Colleges 62 rankings lists, organized into 8 categories, based on student feedback. Plus, 11 new schools have made the cut. ResourceShelf

Online librarian is 'overwhelmed' The My Book Your Book website does not go live until Monday evening, but has already received 750 applications. All of its "founder members" will be able to access thousands of paperback novels - provided they donate 10 books each to the co-operative scheme. LISNews

Certified Public Library Administrator Program This certification, the first of its kind to be offered in the United States, is a course and evaluation-based national, portable program specifically for public librarians who have had at least three years of supervisory experience. The program incorporates nine standards that will allow candidates to demonstrate mastery of the breadth of skills necessary for library and human resource management. LISNews

Cancer ‘cures’ are empty promises in Kevin Trudeau’s ‘Natural Cures’ book The New York State Consumer Protection Board (“CPB”) is warning consumers that a fast-selling book by Kevin Trudeau does not contain the “natural cures” for cancer and other diseases that Trudeau is promising in a nationwide television ad campaign. LISNews

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Can't Wait for a Book? Paris Can Help Readers craving Homer, Baudelaire or Lewis Carroll in the middle of the night can get a quick fix at one of the French capital's five newly installed book vending machines. It's all good

Library association recommends fantasy books for Harry Potter fans The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), released a recommended reading list for Harry Potter fans. Virtual Chase

National Geographic Country Profiles The 2004 National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition, recognizes 192 independent nations.

Cooldealonline Not an online bookstore or book store, but a price comparison engine dedicated to book search for rare books, cheap textbooks, used books, and more.

Artcyclopedia Museum-quality fine art on the Internet.

Methods of Internet job searching Reading on-line ads or job listings (92.6 percent of Internet jobseekers) was the most ommon Internet job search method between January and October 2003. ResourceShelf

Ohio State University's WebGarden "A deep illustrated plant dictionary, with 1,200 entries, and a downloadable plant database. Botany enthusiasts will appreciate the PlantFacts database, which searches for content from over 46 university and government sources." Scout Report

myPHR Keeping your own personal health record (PHR) allows you to provide doctors with valuable information that can help improve the quality of care you receive. The focus of this web site is to provide a tool for you to present your family history n a visual and exciting format that will enable you to bring genealogy "to life" for your children and friends. ResearchBuzz tests street-level map photos A search engine owned by is testing a mapping service that displays street-level photos of the city blocks surrounding a requested address. NewsLinx

High school trades textbooks for laptops Students at Empire High School here started class this year with no textbooks -- but it wasn't because of a funding crisis. LISNews

Monday, August 15, 2005

Making books easier to find "So now, any and all copyright holders – both Google Print partners and non-partners – can tell us which books they’d prefer that we not scan if we find them in a library. To allow plenty of time to review these new options, we won’t scan any in-copyright books from now until this November." Google Blog 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. Best of The Web BOW Summer 2005. Find info on thousands of US cities and towns.

The National Map The National Map is a consistent framework for geographic knowledge needed by the Nation. It provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information. ResourceShelf The teen sleuths were children of Edward Stratemeyer, a man who owned many children's series of the day - from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to The Moving Picture Boys and Baseball Joe. Stratemeyer created the series name, characters, and story ideas, then hired "ghostwriters" through his Stratemeyer Syndicate. Scout Report

What's that Bug? If you have a question about a bug, please take the time to look at our alphabatized list of bugs on the left column before writing us. Neat New Stuff

Book Groups Urge Last-Minute Calls to Congress Organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers and writers today warned that final action on the re-authorization of the PATRIOT Act could come only days after Congress returns from its August recess and urged their members to continue to pressure their representatives in the House and Senate to restore the safeguards for the privacy of bookstore and library records. LJ

Monday, August 08, 2005

Search Engine Results Continuing to Diverge Searchers relying on a single search engine are missing a vast swath of web content that they could easily find simply by trying their queries on other engines. SearchEngineWatch

Yahoo! Audio Search Search for many types of audio files from across the Web. It's all good

Statistics Resources A Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by Internet expert, author, keynote speaker and consultant Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. for monitoring statistics resources and sites on the Internet.

How to Be a Leader in Your Field The process of becoming a leader doesn't happen overnight, but it is perfectly methodical. Here is a six-step recipe. Blogdex

DONTCLICK.IT "Can you resist the urge to click? Explore alternative forms of web navigation at this high-concept and fun site from German designer Alex Frank." Scout Report

Sold on Song Classic songs, covers, songwriting, and more. Neat New Stuff

Senate Passes Patriot Act Reauthorization Minutes before adjourning for its month-long recess July 29, the Senate unanimously passed a USA Patriot Act reauthorization bill (S. 1389) that would make permanent 14 of the 16 provisions set to expire at the end of the year, extend Sections 215 and 206 through 2009, and provide stricter standards for seeking library and bookstore records, the New York Times reported July 30. AL Online