Sunday, January 29, 2006

NextSpace

http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/001/default.htm The publication will analyze industry trends and technology developments as well as eature news about OCLC. Our goal is to help you stay informed and make key decisions. ResourceShelf

GlobalHealthFacts

http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/ Data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. ResourceShelf

MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/ "Create a private community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!" Blogdex

National Bureau of Economic Research

http://www.nber.org/ National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Neat New Stuff

U.S. Congress Votes Database

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/ Browse every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991. Neat New Stuff

Wikilaw

http://wiki-law.org/mwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Open-content legal resource. ResearchBuzz

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Searching for Online Video

http://lookleap.com/searchenginewatch.com/a3 Although Google has been grabbing headlines with the announcement of its forthcoming Google Video Store, many other services let you search for and view many types of video online. These services allow customers to record, search, browse, download and purchase video content online. SearchEngineWatch

SBC Yellow Pages & White Pages

http://www.sbcyponline.com/ SBC has digitized select white and yellow pages printed directories and made them available over the Internet. lii.org

Wikipedia defaced by insult against librarians

http://lisnews.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/20/1436238 "The entire text of the Wikipedia entry on "Librarians" was replaced by a cheap insult aimed at librarians." LISNews

Screening the Latest Bestseller

http://lookleap.com/wired.com/a6 "Now a new device from Sony is generating buzz worthy of a Stephen King novel. Some people are even wondering whether the Sony Reader might be just the ticket to kick the e-book market into high gear." LISNews

Google Defies DOJ Demand for Search Records

http://lookleap.com/ala.org/a8 The Department of Justice sought a court order January 18 from the U.S. District Court of Northern California demanding that Google comply with its August 2005 subpoena for millions of randomly selected online search records held by the Silicon Valley–based search-engine firm. “We intend to resist their motion vigorously,” Google Associate General Counsel Nicole Wong told the January 19 San Jose Mercury News, characterizing DOJ’s demand as “overreaching.” ALA

Welcome to the second issue of the Google Librarian newsletter

http://lookleap.com/google.com/a34 The opinions expressed by contributors to this newsletter are those of the authors and not Google Inc. LISNews

Monday, January 16, 2006

JotSpot

http://www.jot.com/ JotSpot was founded in 2004 as the first company to provide an application wiki. NewsLinx

US music downloads smash all records

http://lookleap.com/vnunet.com/a1 Americans downloaded 20 million tracks during the last week of 2005. NewsLinx

Librarians 'suffer most stress

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4605476.stm Fighting fires may sound taxing, chasing criminals demanding, but a new study says that working in library is the most stressful job of all. The Virtual Chase

Slawesome

http://slawesome.com/ Emailing with text is really good. Adding voice makes it better. Try it. It's often faster and easier to say it than write it. Zillman.us

I want to:

http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm "I want to..." or "I need to" or "How do I?" These are all questions we all ask all the time. This is a small collection of resources that will help to answer those questions. Neat New Stuff

NEWZingo

http://newzingo.com/ NEWZingo is constantly watching Google News for new stories, extracts related "tags" and displays them in a cloud. LISNews

Google mulls online book future

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4598478.stm Google has suggested it may consider setting up an online book store. LISNews

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sony Reader

http://lookleap.com/products.sel.sony.com/a1 Books are just the beginning for the Sony® Reader. It also displays Adobe® PDFs, personal documents, blogs, newsfeeds, and JPEGs with the same amazing readability, so you can take your favorite blogs and online newspapers with you. It even plays audio files. ALA TechSource

My Web 2.0

http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/ Save and tag web pages that matter to you. Connect to your friends and see what they've shared. Discover what the world is tagging and sharing. Columbus Dispatch

IRS hopes for happier returns with redesigned Web site

http://lookleap.com/computerworld.com/a1 As the 2006 tax-filing season swings into full gear, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is touting a redesigned Web site that agency officials said will better assist taxpayers and tax preparers. The redesign is the first overhaul since 2002, IRS officials said. NewsLinx

Recalls.gov

http://recalls.gov/ "One stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Zillman.us

A New Threat to Your Credit Rating

http://lookleap.com/online.wsj.com/a3 "Unpaid Parking Tickets, Library Fees Start to Hurt Consumer Credit As Strapped Cities Seek Payment" It's All Good

Google Pack

http://pack.google.com/ "A free collection of essential software." SearchEngineWatch

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

How Women and Men Use the Internet

http://lookleap.com/pewinternet.org/a1 Pew Internet & American Life Project: Women are catching up to men in most measures of online life. Men like the internet for the experiences it offers, while women like it for the human connections it promotes. Stephen's Lighthouse

2005 in Review: The Year's Top Search Terms

http://lookleap.com/searchenginewatch.com/a2 More proof that search engines are not all alike: The most popular search terms of the year varied quite a bit from engine to engine. SearchEngineWatch

Age of information overload

http://lookleap.com/cnn.com/a9 "Books are being scanned to make them searchable on the Internet. Television broadcasts are being recorded and archived for online posterity. Radio shows, too, are getting their digital conversion -- to podcasts.

With a few keystrokes, we'll soon be able to tap much of the world's knowledge. And we'll do it from nearly anywhere -- already, newer iPods can carry all your music, digital photos and such TV classics as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" along with more contemporary prime-time fare.

Will all this instantly accessible information make us much smarter, or simply more stressed? When can we break to think, absorb and ponder all this data?" Library Link of the Day

Market Research Portal (MRP)

http://www.marketresearchworld.net/ Online resources and research related articles being highly relevant to market research buyers, researchers, newcomers to the industry, students and individuals with an interest in the market research industry. Zillman.us

America's Traveler Information Telephone Number

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/511.htm A great deal of information is collected via ITS. Providing access to traffic information via one nationwide, three-digit telephone number is a means to make the most of that investment. That is, to get that information to the driver and shipper by this country's most common means of communication – the telephone...On July 21, 2000 the Federal Communications Commission designated "511" as the single traffic information telephone number to be made available to states and local jurisdictions across the country. ResourceShelf

The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years

http://lookleap.com/pcworld.com/a2 Here's PC World's official list of the top tech gadgets of the last half century. Blogdex

For a buck a pixel, Brit kid nets nearly $1 million

http://lookleap.com/news.com.com/a3 The idea: turn his home page into a billboard made up of a million dots, and sell them for a dollar a dot to anyone who wants to put up their logo. A square of 10-by-10 pixels, roughly the size of a letter of type, costs $100. NewsLinx