Highlights—Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk
Week 2: Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk, Update
Good day from Washington DC.
A big week for the new weblog resource with plenty of news and new/newly
Remember, this e-mail update is a heavily abridged version of the site.
The page is update throughout the week. Please bookmark and stop by when you
have a moment or two.
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Thursday, March 15, 2001
Full-Text Document Shelf
Census Releases Profile of U.S. Women
Buying Influence: Selling Death
A just released statistical report from Common Cause, The Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids, The American Heart Association And The American Lung
Fires--U.S.--Northwest Wildfires 2000
Service Assessment: Northern Ohio and Western Montana Summer Wildfires
"Searching Highs and Lows"
This article from the Industry Standard Europe is a compilation of search and
search engine related statistics from many sources. If for no other reason,
these statistics can be good discussion starters.
Whistling and Searching?
New Scientist story lead: "THERE'S a great tune lodged in your head. It's
maddeningly familiar but you can't name the song. How are you going to find
it? Short of humming it to a friend who's a music guru, you're stuck. But
don't fret. Soon you'll be able to retrieve it from the Web simply by
whistling it to your computer."
Wednesday, March 14, 2001
Search Engine News
Inktomi Releases New Web Search Software
Of course only time and application will tell us if this new and improved
technology proves to be of value to the researcher.
Two new full-text reports and some news.
Status of Women--Canada
Economic Gender Equality Indicators 2000 (Full-Text) ||| News Release
2001 Canada Year Book Now Available
This is a fee-based resource not available online.
The Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS)
New "In-Process" Abstracts Database from ERIC Clearinghouse
Cool! If you search ERIC for material about adult education, vocational
education, and related topics this new service from the ERIC Clearinghouse on
Adult, Career, and Vocational Education will be of interest. From the site:
"Each week, ERIC/ACVE personnel send abstracts of new journal articles and
documents for inclusion in the ERIC Database. Unfortunately, it may take four
(or more) months for these citations to appear. Here you can search or browse
(by week) these "in-process" materials."
Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Computer Security Institute Releases "Computer Crime and Security Survey"
Full-text of the document (free) will be sent after completing a registration
form. The report is issued annually.
Details available in this Federal Computer Week article.
New Database--Invisible Web
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Database
Source: EPA, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
Search by Zip code, name/address, or browse entire database.
Newly Discovered from EPA--Invisible Web
Vulnerable Zone Indicator System
Monday, March 12, 2001
Virtual Page Turning?--Digital Libraries
"Turning the Pages", Technology Created at British Library Coming to NLM
Keyword Search U.K. Parliament Video Coverage
Many of you are aware of my interest in streaming media as another current
awareness tool for information professionals. News programs like The NewsHour
With Jim Lehrer can be keyword searched. "Hits" can then be viewed online
(RealVideo) precisely at the point where your search topic was discussed.
Today, news that this video search capability is now available for coverage of
the UK Houses of Parliament.
A new edition of the Pocket Guide to Transportation is available from the
Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Roy Tennant on XML
Posted on the LJDigital site is an excellent overview article on Extensible
Markup Language written by Digital Libraries expert Roy Tennant.
Sunday, March 11, 2001
Web Resource News: Dow Jones/@Home Work.Com Portal Will Say "So Long" at the
End of March
Sunday, March 11, 2001
1999 Federal Justice Statistics
Saturday, March 10, 2001
Archives--U.S. Government--Web-Based Content
Creating Archives of Web-Based Content from Clinton Administration Agencies
Friday, March 09, 2001
Excite Adds "Zoom In" Search Term Refinement Tool
New Clinical Trials Results Database Available from Centerwatch.Com
Digitization of Primary Documents--U.S. History
Documents and Images Relating to the Native American Population of the
Southeastern United States
New Resource from the University of Georgia & University of Tennessee
End Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk (Abridged)
Much more at:
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Gary D. Price, MLIS
George Washington University
Virginia Campus Library
Ashburn, VA and Washington, D.C.
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