The Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk Update Week 6
New and Useful Web Sites, Industry News, Full-Text Docs
of Interest to the Info Professional.
Hello from Washington!
We have plenty of great content (new documents, sites, etc.) with a full
helping of news. Perhaps the best week so far. The article by Tim Berners-Lee
(listed 4/11/01) is a must read.
The weekly highlight/reminder list containing just a few of the entries begins
a few lines down the page. This e-mail is an abridged version of what you
will find when you visit the page.
Please stop by throughout the week for new resources and news of interest to
the information professional.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2001
The Semantic Web
Tim Berners-Lee & Others Explain the Semantic Web
Source: Scientific American
Key Passage, "The Semantic Web will bring structure to the meaningful content
of Web pages, creating an environment where software agents roaming from page
to page can readily carry out sophisticated tasks for users. Such an agent
coming to the clinic's Web page will know not just that the page has keywords
such as "treatment, medicine, physical, therapy" (as might be encoded today)
but also that Dr. Hartman works at this clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays and that the script takes a date range in yyyy-mm-dd format and
returns appointment times
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Executive Compensation--Rankings--United States
Business Week's Executive Pay Special Report Now Online
Current Events--United States
Flooding in Dakotas and Minnesota: Web Resources
The PrePrint Network from the U.S. Department of Energy Continues to Expan
Congressional Research Service Materials
The Federation Of American Scientists have made several Congressional Research
Service (CRS) reports available dealing with U.S./China relations. Here are
links to a few of them.
IB98018: China-U.S. Relations (updated March 1, 2001)
19 page .pdf
IB91121: China-U.S. Trade Issues (updated March 5, 2001)
17 page .pdf
Monday, April 09, 2001
New ERIC "Quick Instructions" Resource
Information Visualization Tools
Stock Exchange Data--NASDAQ
NASDAQ 100 Heatmap
Canada Post and National Archives Announce "Virtual" Postal Archive
Sunday, April 08, 2001
Full-Text Document Shelf
Source: House of Commons Library
UK Election Statistics 1945-2000
By Elections Since the 1997 General Election
General Election Results: 1 May 1997
Asia's 25 Movers and Shakers 2001
Source: ZDNet Asia
Saturday, April 7, 2001
Business--Databases (Fee-Based)--Help Documentation
Georgetown's Business Intelligence Center Debuts "Help Sheets for Databases"
Pennsylvania State Police Place New Crime Reports Database Online
Friday, April 6, 2001
Info Industry--Wolters Kluwer
Wolter Kluwer Acquires SilverPlatter
Source: Energy Information Agency
Summer 2001 Motor Gasoline Outlook
Professional Reading Shelf
"Digital Preservation: Paradox & Promise"
Source: LJ netconnect.
Resource Naming and Identification
"Pesistence is A Virtue"
Source: National Library of Australia
Thursday April 5, 2001
Source: Health Canada
New Website: Advisories for Health Professionals
Web Reference Tools
XRefer to Launch a Fee-Based Professional Version
Full-Text Document Shelf
Business--Women Owned--United States
Women Owned Businesses (1997 Economic Census)
Databases of the Day--Invisible Web
Sports--Major League Baseball
Historical PLAYER Statistics: Major League Baseball (1871 to the Present)
Historical TEAM Statistics: Major League Baseball (1871 to the Present)
Historical LEADERS Statistics: Major League Baseball (1871 to the Present)
Web Reference--Online Encyclopedias
The National Endowment for the Humanities Begins Grants to Create on Online
Wednesday April 4, 2001
Online Exhibition--U.S. History
American Originals: Materials from the Traveling Exhibit
"When Bad Things Happen To Good Ideas"
Quickbrowse & EQuill
Two useful webtools with just announced new features/updates.
Both tools are free to use.
Weekly Highlights #6
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk
Gary D. Price, MLIS
George Washington University
Virginia Campus Library
Ashburn, VA and Washington, D.C.
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