Tuesday, September 27, 2005

NAICS / SIC Codes Lookup and Conversion Table

http://www.loglink.com/sic.asp Search the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) database. Zillman.us

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Oprah's book club returns to living writers

http://tinyurl.com/9f6l3 Earlier this year, a group of novelists wrote Winfrey a letter begging her to resume picking living authors, and finally she has relented. Library Link of the Day

Top State in Library Items Circulated

http://news.yahoo.com/snapshots/ The average person in Ohio checks out 14.6 library items per year, compared to a national average of 6.9 items. LISNews

What should I read next

http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/ Enter a book you like and our database of real readers' recommendations will suggest something. LibraryStuff

FoodieView

http://www.foodieview.com/index.jsp We scour the web to find the best recipes on the web's most popular recipe sites. Zillman.us

PACER

http://www.pacer.uscourts.gov/ Electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records. ResourceShelf

Instant Search

http://instant.search.yahoo.com/ Gives you answers as you type. ResearchBuzz

DiscontinuedItem.com.

http://www.discontinueditem.com/ Connects people in search of discontinued and hard to find products, as well as classic and vintage items, with the suppliers who stock them. ResearchBuzz

Monday, September 19, 2005

Simply Hired

http://www.simplyhired.com/ Searching 3,698,824 jobs from thousands of job boards, classifieds, and company sites. Zillman.us

Oodle

http://www.oodle.com/ Loads of classifieds listings from hundreds of local and national sources. Zillman.us

You can call Amazon, e-Bay, and PayPal

http://clicheideas.com/amazon.htm Good luck finding these numbers on their Web sites. lii.org

AAA Fuel Cost Calculator

http://www.fuelcostcalculator.com/ Calculate The Estimated Fuel Cost Of Your Trip. lii.org

SearchWebMedia

http://www.searchwebmedia.com Web and multimedia search results including music, videos, ringtones and user-generated content. ResearchBuzz

In the First Person

http://www.inthefirstperson.com Index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. First person narratives from hundreds of published volumes—those that are publicly available on the Web and those that are held by repositories and archives around the world. LJ

Google Blog Search

http://google.com/blogsearch Find blogs on your favorite topics. LISNews

Slidebay

http://www.slidebay.com/ Seek or share slide presentations on the Web. LISNews

Racy reads becoming popular among teens

http://lookleap.com/siouxcityjournal.com/a1 The "Gossip Girl" series by author Cecily Von Siegesar, which depicts the "glamorous" lives of rich New York City teens doing drugs and having sex, are at the top of the charts. In "A-list," author Zoey Dean writes about a 17-year-old who gets drunk and nearly has a tryst with a Princeton University student on her way to Hollywood; while the controversial teen novel "Teach Me" by R.A. Nelson tells of a student-teacher affair. LISNews

Sunday, September 11, 2005

IRS raises auto mileage rate

http://tinyurl.com/boxob The Internal Revenue Service has increased a mileage rate used to compute the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business due to the sharp rise in gasoline prices. Columbus Dispatch

Patrons steal hundreds of DVDs from libraries

http://tinyurl.com/dy3g5 Hundreds of DVDs are being stolen off library shelves, prompting the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library to change its checkout procedures. LISNews

Book blogs' buzz grows louder

http://tinyurl.com/d6jxw Just a year ago, screenwriter and aspiring novelist Mark Sarvas had a lot of explaining to do. When he talked up his fledgling book blog at a publishing conference, marketers had just one question for him: Huh? But this year, Mr. Sarvas returned to the same conference and found that publicists weren't mystified by blogs anymore. Instead, they wanted to know what they could do for him. LISNews

ISBN-13

http://www.bowkersupport.com/isbn13/ In order to accommodate the growing number of books being published each year (last year alone more than 195,000 new titles and editions were published), beginning January 1, 2007, all 10-digit International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) will be converted to new 13-digit ISBNs. LJ

Drowning New Orleans

http://tinyurl.com/7n5nx Scientific American October 2001 issue: A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city. lii.org

Here's how to plug in and search for old friends with the Web

http://tinyurl.com/9ha2x Tracking down a long-lost friend or relative on the Internet can be as simple as typing their name into Google, Yahoo, or ZabaSearch, or it can be much more complicated. Zillman.us

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs

http://incompetech.com/beta/plainGraphPaper/ Grids below should cover most common ones. Zillman.us

Sunday, September 04, 2005

LibraryThing

http://www.librarything.com/ Catalog your books online. LibraryStuff

Amazon's Vital Statistics Show How Books Stack Up

http://heh.pl/&1UF Through Text Stats you can know such arcane things as the SIPs, or Statistically Improbable Phrases, that appear in a book. The strange pairing "reindeer socks," for instance, shows up four times in Eric Jerome Dickey's "Naughty or Nice." Text Stats will also tell you the number of characters (letters, not protagonists) in a book and the relative "complexity" of the words. It ranks works according to difficulty. Three different computer-driven indexes suggest whether a book is easier -- or harder -- to read than others. The Virtual Chase

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records

http://www.deathindexes.com/ This website is a directory of online death indexes listed by state and county. Zillman.us

Search for a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional

http://www.cfp.net/search/ By looking up CFP® professionals, you will find individuals that are currently authorized by CFP Board. lii.org

Hurricanes growing fiercer with global warming

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/hurricanes.html Hurricanes have grown significantly more powerful and destructive over the last three decades due in part to global warming, says an MIT professor who warns that this trend could continue. lii.org

Gas prices around the world

http://heh.pl/&1UC Gasoline prices in the United States, which have recently hit record highs, are actually much lower than in many countries. lii.org

Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/40076 From The Onion. ResearchBuzz

Just1Key

http://www.just1key.com/ Secure Password Manager. NewsLinx

Ohio eBook Project

http://heh.pl/&1UB Patrons from member libraries can browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to computers, transfer them to portable devices, or burn them onto CDs for reading and listening anywhere, anytime. LibraryJournal.com

OneCleveland Propels Region to Worldwide IT Leadership

http://heh.pl/&1UA Intel announced that Cleveland and Northeast Ohio is one of its first three pilot Digital Communities around the world as part of an initiative aimed at helping communities use wireless technology and innovative applications to expand and improve services for constituents. LibraryJournal.com

Ohio Library Retains Gay Weeklies Despite Protests

http://heh.pl/&1Uz The board of the Upper Arlington (Ohio) Public Library has voted unanimously to retain for free distribution the gay-interest periodicals... AL Online