Saturday, April 23, 2005

Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana - study

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/22/email_destroys_iq/ Modern technology depletes human cognitive abilities more rapidly than drugs, according to a psychiatric study conducted at King's College, London. Blogdex

Google Personalizes the Web

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3499046 "Google has rolled out a seriously cool search history feature that automatically keeps track of all of your web searches and every page that you view from search results.

The new Google My Search History feature is a beta application launched in Google labs. To use it, you need to have an active Google account (Gmail, Google Groups or Google Answers—registration is free). From that point on, all of your queries and search results are logged by Google." SeachEngineWatch

New Interface for loc.gov

http://www.librarystuff.net/2005/04/new-interface-for-locgov.html Take a look at the new interface for The Library of Congress. LibraryStuff

Why Google Is Like Wal-Mart

http://wired-vig.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,67287,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5 It turns out that Wal-Mart, the world's most profitable retailer, and Google, the virtual world's most profitable search seller, have a lot more in common than you might think. Blogdex

MyPyramid

http://mypyramid.gov/ MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. lii.org

Government Gazettes Online

http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/gazettes/ Government Gazettes are published by federal governments worldwide. lii.org

Pope Benedict XVI gets e-mail address

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-04-21-pope-mail_x.htm In English, the address is benedictxvi@vatican.va NewsLinx

Taft's Ohio Budget To Face Counter-Proposal

http://www.lisnews.com/article.pl?sid=05/04/22/1646226&tid= A "Local Government Innovation Fund" is being proposed in the Dann-Fingerhut counter-proposal that would restore funds cut from local governments (including libraries) if they would undertake to consolidate three or more separate local governments. Based upon press reports such conceivably also includes libraries which would mean that three or more library districts would have to consolidate to have funds restored to them by way of the Local Government Innovation Fund. LISNews

Cincinnatians Speak Out against State Budget Cuts

http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=alonline&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=92558 “It’s hard to believe that in the information age, financial support for libraries could even be an issue,” said Cincinnati public school teacher Carla Makela. “At a time when we have CVS, Krogers, ATMs, and restaurants available to us almost 24–7, it’s almost uncivilized to be proposing less access to libraries.” AL Online

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Genographic Project

http://www5.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/ With a simple and painless cheek swab you can sample your own DNA. You'll submit the ample through our secure, private, and completely anonymous system, then log on to the project Web site to track your personal results online. Columbus Dispatch

The Infinite Library

http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/05/issue/feature_library.asp "But last December librarians received a pleasant shock. Search-engine giant Google announced ambitious plans to expand its “Google Print” service by converting the full text of millions of library books into searchable Web pages. At the time of the announcement, Google had already signed up five partners, including the libraries at Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Michigan, along with the New York Public Library. More are sure to follow.

Most librarians and archivists are ecstatic about the announcement, saying it will likely be remembered as the moment in history when society finally got serious about making knowledge ubiquitous." Library Link of the Day

In the New Game of Tag, All of Us Are It

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7445653/site/newsweek/ Using a practice called tagging, we can collectively label everything from great literature to pictures of your puppy. LibraryStuff

Information Anxiety

http://www.librarystuff.net/2005/04/information-anxiety.html IO is a myth because we have full control over the information that comes to us. LibraryStuff

Harry Potter Countdown Clock

http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/funstuff/countdown/index.htm Download the 100 Days of Harry Countdown Clock to your desktop and get daily Harry otter facts, an on-screen calendar, and Harry Potter web alerts! What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Scary People Search Engine

http://www.virtualchase.com/tvcalert/apr05/15apr05.html#peoplesearch While reputable companies such as ChoicePoint, LexisNexis and West sit on the hot seat over data breaches, one with questionable motives quietly rolled out a new people search engine that reveals private information for free. The Virtual Chase

Best of Photojournalism 2005: Still Photography Winners

http://www.nppa.org/competitions/best_of_still_photojournalism/2005/photography/winners/ Now in its fourth year, the Best of Photojournalism is the world's leading digital photojournalism contest. Neat New Things

YaGoohoo!gle

http://yagoohoogle.com/ A visual comparison of Yahoo and Google search results. ResearchBuzz

Ohio House Approves Governor’s Library Budget Cuts

http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=American_Libraries&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=92048 The Ohio House of Representatives has approved Governor Bob Taft’s proposed 1.3-billion state budget for 2006–2007 that reduces local government funding to libraries by 5% beginning January 1. AL Online

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Google Feature Incorporates Satellite Maps

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=528&e=1&u=/ap/20050405/ap_on_hi_te/google_maps Google has unveiled a new feature that will enable its users to zoom in on homes and businesses using satellite images. NewsLinx

Always-Connected, Tech Savvy -- and Happy?

http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3494746 The very technologies created during the heady early days of the dot-com boom to make ur lives easier can become root causes for discontent. NewsLinx

Google Launches Q&A Service, Answers Directly on Results Pages

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050407-125209 Today, Google joins other search providers by offering answers. SearchEngineWatch

Hospital Compare

http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/ Information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. ResearchBuzz

Kids Search Engines

http://searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156191 The services are designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids. Neat New Stuff

Educational Software Directory.net

http://www.educational-software-directory.net/ Learning Software Resources on the Web. Scout Report

How to ‘Google’ Your Library Catalogue

http://www.nla.gov.au/pub/nlanews/2005/jan05/article1.html RedLightGreen is the simple yet powerful interface for the RLG Union Catalog,customised for college undergraduates. It looks like Google, Yahoo or other familiar Web search engines. But it leads students to print materials in their own libraries, and helps them locate significant, authoritative works. ResourceShelf

Thomson Gale Quietly Rolls Out New Business Service

http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb050404-1.shtml Goliath (http://goliath.ecnext.com), developed in connection with ECNext, lets individuals purchase business information by either pay-per-view transaction or subscription. ResourceShelf

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

AGRx Ohio

http://www.agrx.ag.state.oh.us/secured/Landing.aspx Ohio Attorney General's Prescription Information website. Columbus Dispatch

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Finding Images Online

http://www.berinsteinresearch.com/fiolinks.htm Directory of Web image sites. Metro Desk

Your Library Online

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1463177,00.asp You've probably visited your public library's Web site to see whether it has a articular book in stock, but you may not realize that library Web sites offer free and easy access to an incredible array of online reference materials that would otherwise be too expensive or otherwise inaccessible to most of us. Metro Desk

ZoomInfo

http://www.zoominfo.com/ Find People Summaries. The Virtual Chase

The Soundex Indexing System

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/census/soundex.html To use the census soundex to locate information about a person, you must know his or her full name and the state or territory in which he or she lived at the time of the census. Zillman

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

http://www.landmarkcases.org/ This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. Zillman

Library Servers via WWW

http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/ 7,200 pages from libraries in over 125 countries. Zillman

ShawGuides

http://www.shawguides.com 5,300 career and recreational cooking schools, wine courses, golf & tennis schools & camps, high performance programs, writers conferences, photography, film & video workshops & schools, art & craft workshops, language vacations, cultural travel programs, and artists' and writers' residencies & retreats. ResourceShelf

America's Best Graduate Schools 2006

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php Find extensive rankings and a comprehensive school directory, plus exclusive U.S. News rticles, new trend tables, search and comparison tools, and much more. ResourceShelf

Step Into History

http://www.stepintohistory.com/ Over 550 places in the United States where you can see life as it was. Neat New Stuff

Topic Hunter

http://www.topichunter.com/index.php Type a phrase then choose a resource. ResearchBuzz

Eventective

http://www.eventective.com/search/searchs.aspx Eventective is an online marketplace that enables Meeting and Event Planners to search for available meeting and event rooms, banquet and conference facilities, and reception halls for their upcoming events. ResearchBuzz