Monday, November 28, 2005

Free LISTA Database EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. LISNews One-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 9,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and DVD videos. ResearchBuzz

Best of the Best Business Web Sites Significant sites that are rich in content. Neat New Stuff

Alacra Store Search over 200 million reports on more than 350,000 global companies from over 35 premium business content publishers.

Internet Clocks, Counters, and Countdowns "Copyright ? 1998 - 2003 Paul Nagai (yeah, riiiight!)"

Moodle Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Search Overtaking Email as Most Popular Online Activity New research from Pew Internet & American Life tracking surveys and consumer behavior rends from the comScore Media Metrix consumer panel show that about 60 million American adults are using search engines on a typical day. This is a big jump from last year, from 30% to 41% of the internet-using population searching every day. If these trends continue, the use of search engines may well overtake email as the primary internet activity in our daily online lives. SearchEngineWatch

Mobissimo The Mobissimo search engine performs real-time queries of the multiple websites that travelers traditionally check manually (plus dozens of others that are often overlooked).

Pandora Can you help me discover more music that I'll like? ResourceShelf

The Web Word Processor Writely allows you to edit documents online with whomever you choose, and then publish and blog them online. ResourceShelf

First Base Google Base enables content owners to easily make their information searchable online. Anyone, from large companies to website owners and individuals, can use it to submit their content in the form of data items. We'll host the items and make them searchable for free. ResearchBuzz

Google Registers A Few New Domain Names The folks in Mountain View have registered a few new domains in the past couple of days. SearchEngineWatch

Amazon Shares Surge After S&P 500 Debut (Nasdaq: AMZN) Latest News about and its investors got an early oliday present when Amazon shares were moved into the S&P 500 index, sparking buying interest in the e-tailer's stock. NewsLinx

Negroponte: Laptop for Every Kid If tech luminary Nicholas Negroponte has his way, the pale light from rugged, hand-cranked $100 laptops will illuminate homes in villages and townships throughout the developing world, and give every child on the planet a computer of their own by 2010. NewsLinx

Rent 'Harry Potter' the Book for Three Bucks? Google Says Book Rentals Are Coming to a Computer Near You. LISNews

Judging Book Search by its cover And we've been thinking lately that Google Print should really be called Google Book Search. LISNews

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Google's Stumble
The search giant's initial rushed efforts to digitize the world's books and offer that information to its legion of searchers has opened opportunities to its competition and tarnished Google's image of spotless execution. LISNews

Digg Digg is a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do. LibraryStuff

Thomson Gale Adds Podcast Feeds to Database Resources Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), announces the addition of podcast feeds to InfoTrac on Thomson Gale PowerSearch and its Student Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center and History Resource Center databases. It's all good

U.S. purchase extends Abebooks' reach Abebooks, a Victoria, B.C.-based online marketplace for new and used books, has bought a privately owned U.S.-based book shopping service called LISNews

Sunday, November 06, 2005 to Sell Book Pages With its new Amazon Pages service, Inc. plans to let customers to buy portions of a book — even just one page — for online viewing. A second program, Amazon Upgrade, will offer full online access when a traditional text is purchased. Library Link of the Day

Google Gears Up to Resume Book Scanning It's November 1st, the day Google said they would resume scanning books of all types including in-copyright materials) from the five libraries they're working with. ResourceShelf The official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza. ResourceShelf

Business Reference Tool Survey This survey was sent to Buslib-L**, Libref-l, Publib, LIS-LINK, DIG_REF, ERIL-L, LawLibRef,, LawSource, livereference, and Govdoc-L in Summer 2005. ResourceShelf

Find in a Library Browser Tools Find in a Library lets you use Web search sites such as Yahoo! and Google to locate books, videos and other materials in a library near you. Neat New Stuff

Is Your Printer Spying On You? In a purported effort to identify counterfeiters, the US government has succeeded in persuading some color laser printer manufacturers to encode each page with identifying information.

Search Engine Logo Generating Silliness If you're not content with the Google and Yahoo logos as they are, then visit and, respectively. These two sites will take the text that you specify and generate it in Yahoo or Google font. ResearchBuzz

Millions of 'Harry Potter' books go unsold Although 11 million copies of J.K. Rowling's latest tome have been sold in the United States, Scholastic overestimated its popularity and there are millions of copies gathering dust on shelves and warehouses throughout the United States. LISNews