Sunday, March 27, 2005

Google's Library Up and Running

http://slashdot.org/articles/05/03/21/1237243.shtml?tid=217&tid=95 Google Print results are beginning to appear on searches. LISNews

FutureMail

http://futuremail.bensinclair.com/home Send messages to yourself and have them delivered on any date and time you choose. Metro Desk

Celebrate "Fast. Free. Trusted" information in your library

http://www.gale.com/nlw/comingsoon.htm Thomson Gale, known around the world for information integrity, honors the nation's libraries by offering your patrons free, unlimited access to 30 diverse databases during National Library Week, April 10-16. Neat New Stuff

Lookup Index

http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/index.htm "You're going to find more up-to-date address and ZIP Code related information than anywhere else on the web." ResourceShelf

OnlineConversion.com

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ Convert just about anything to anything else. Zillman

Google's X files vanish

http://news.com.com/Googles+X+files+vanish/2100-1032_3-5621247.html Google's latest technology experiment paid tribute to Apple Computer, but the Mac OS X-themed version of the search king's Web site was taken down a day after its debut. The Virtual Chase

Google Local

http://www.sls.lib.il.us/reference/new/archives/001557.html Search for local or nearby services and businesses. Metro Desk

Sunday, March 20, 2005

A9 OpenSearch

http://a9.com/-/search/moreColumns.jsp A9.com searches more than the web—we have a library of columns that you can add to your column list (the list of buttons you see on the right of search results). NewsLinx

Government Information Online

http://govtinfo.org/ Government Information Online (GIO) is a national pilot project that will establish a viable model for online cooperative virtual reference and information service that specializes in answering questions about government information. Neat New Stuff

Online Archive of American Folk Medicine

http://www.folkmed.ucla.edu/ For more than fifty years, folklorists associated with the University of California, Los Angeles have systematically documented beliefs and practices relating to folk medicine and alternative healthcare. In order to make the data more readily available to the worldwide community of researchers and medical practitioners, the Online Archive of American Folk Medicine was established in 1996 under the direction of Dr. Michael Owen Jones, a professor of folklore and history at UCLA. Neat New Stuff

The Gateway to Educational Materials

http://thegateway.org/ Access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. ResourceShelf

eGlossary

http://eglossary.com/links/ Find the exact word you need exactly when you need it. Zillman

Guide to Downloading Patent Copies on the Internet

http://nip.blogs.com/patent/2004/09/guide_to_downlo.html The USPTO has never provided the ability to download multiple page TIFF or PDF copies of patents/patent applications. Thankfully, a number of web sites and computer programs have stepped up to fill that void. Zillman

Business Plans and Profiles Index

http://www.clpgh.org/locations/business/smallbusiness/bplansindex.html A Subject Guide to Sample Business Plans and Profiles for Specific Business Types. Zillman

SearchForClasses

http://www.searchforclasses.com/ From Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate’s degrees, to Certification courses and Vocational training programs, our directory of both online and campus colleges lets you browse through hundreds of courses to help you find your ideal school. Zillman

TurboScout

http://www.turboscout.com/ Access all search engines without retyping. Zillman

Ohio Libraries Clamor for Local Government Funds

http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=alonline&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=89918 Some 350 people attended a March 16 press conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to ask legislators to maintain current funding levels and form a commission to look at the future of support for local government. American Libraries Online

The Big Cartoon DataBase

http://www.bcdb.com/ Searchable DataBase of Cartoon Information, Episode Guides and Crew Lists. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Bill would make libraries tell what kids read

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/statehouse/050318libraries.shtml Librarians and civil libertarians joined forces Thursday to condemn legislation that would force public libraries in Maine to tell parents what books their children have checked out. Library Link of the Day

Monday, March 14, 2005

InfoPass

http://infopass.uscis.gov/ InfoPass is a free, easy and convenient Internet-based system that allows the public to make an appointment to speak with an Immigration Information Officer. Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Balancing books tougher for public library

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050311/NEWS01/503110395 The largest library system in Greater Cincinnati will no longer buy movies and other programs on VHS tapes. Library Link of the Day

Virtual Reference Shelf

http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html Selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress. Zillman

The McGraw-Hill Companies to Acquire J.D. Power and Associates

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=7712 J.D. Power III will remain actively involved in the strategic direction of the operation. Information Today

VisioBrand

http://www.visiobrand.com/ Brand Names Directory - Search Engine. ResearchBuzz

Finding information: search engines

http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm What do you need to find, and what do you already know? What is the best resource to make use of? Neat New Stuff

Brainboost

http://www.brainboost.com/ Brainboost actually finds answers to your questions posed in plain English as opposed to directing you to pages that simply mention the questions. ResearchBuzz

Google Toolbar Inserts Links in Others' Sites, And That's a Bad Idea

http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html A new feature of the company's popular Google Toolbar for the Internet Explorer browser actually adds links right into the body of any Web page. Search Engine Watch

Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide To Basic Sources

http://zillman.blogspot.com/2005/03/tracking-current-federal-legislation.html An 18 page .pdf document from the Congressional Research Service available through the offices of Federation of American Scientists. Zillman

How Consumers Can Opt Out

http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/infobrokers.htm How Consumers Can Opt Out of Directory Assistance and Non-public Information. Zillman

Computer Stupidities

http://rinkworks.com/stupid/ The following is a large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. lii.org

Monday, March 07, 2005

Protect Library Funding

http://www.olc.org/protectlibraryfunding.asp Immediately contact your member of the Ohio House of Representatives (not the Senate) and Governor Bob Taft. LISNews

Zniff

http://www.zniff.com/ A search engine that uses human information from normal internet users to find and rank web pages. Library Stuff

Google Desktop Officially Launches

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050307-000038 Google has formally launched its desktop search application, after a comparatively short beta test period of just five months. Search Engine Watch

LEGAL RESEARCH IN A NUTSHELL LINKS

http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/lawweb2.nsf/pages/lev2calc?OpenDocument&Fr1=pages/LEGAL+RESEARCH+IN+A+NUTSHELL+LINKS&Fr2=/home2002/frames/lf_library.htm This page provides links to websites discussed or mentioned in Morris L. Cohen & Kent C. Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell, 8th ed. (Thomson West, 2003). It was last modified on February 10, 2005. Zillman

People Search Links

http://peoplesearchlinks.com/ Guide to finding people free online. Zillman

SearchBrains

http://www.searchbrains.com/ Indexes all search industry blog posts as they happen. Zillman

Three New Employment Databases

http://www.resourceshelf.com/2005/02/three-new-employment-databases.html Check out the cool job maps. Search multiple job databases simultaneously. ResourceShelf

WorldCat Collection Analysis

http://www.oclc.org/collectionanalysis/default.htm Enables libraries and library groups of any size to generate reports on-the-fly through the FirstSearch reference service. ResourceShelf

Prognosticate

http://www.prognosticate.com/ Your chosen news story will be typed up on your screen. When it stops, it's over to you to predict the next word. Scout Report

KEEP toolkit

http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/KML/keep/ The KEEP toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations on the Web. Scout Report

FAMILY FEUD

http://marylaine.com/exlibris/index.html "I like Michael Gorman, and I voted for him for president of ALA. That doesn't mean I will support him when he makes sweeping, defamatory comments on an entire class of people he doesn't appear to know much about." Ex Libris

Shop for the Library

http://www.shopforthelibrary.net/ Now you can shop from some of the Internet's best online merchants while helping support your local library. Neat New Stuff

Sheet Music Collections

http://www.lib.duke.edu/music/sheetmusic/collections.html From the Music Library Association. lii.org

Searching for weather, by web or phone

http://www.google.com/googleblog/2005/03/searching-for-weather-by-web-or-phone.html "And since I've worked here, I've wondered why Google doesn't do weather." ResearchBuzz

Web Site to Link Older Workers With Jobs

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050228/ap_on_bi_ge/aarp_jobs&e=1 The AARP launched an online service Monday designed to link workers aged 50 and older with job opportunities from a group of preselected employers. NewsLinx

Search going loco for local

http://news.com.com/Search+going+loco+for+local/2100-1038_3-5596870.html?part=rss&tag=5596640&subj=news Local search is a central focus of all the players at the annual Search Engine Strategies conference. NewsLinx

New York library putting images online

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7069985 Collection includes Civil War photos, medieval illuminations. NewsLinx