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.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Must Read!
The Semantic Web
Web--The Future
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
Weather--Flooding--United States
Flooding in Dakotas and Minnesota: Web Resources

The PrePrint Network from the U.S. Department of Energy Continues to Expan

U.S./China Relations
International Relations
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

Training Tools--Databases--ERIC
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
Elections--United Kingdom
Source: House of Commons Library
UK Election Statistics 1945-2000
Related Docs:
By Elections Since the 1997 General Election
23 pages
General Election Results: 1 May 1997
92 pages

Information Technology--People
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"

Databases--Invisible Web
Pennsylvania State Police Place New Crime Reports Database Online

Friday, April 6, 2001

Info Industry--SilverPlatter
Info Industry--Wolters Kluwer
Wolter Kluwer Acquires SilverPlatter

Source: Energy Information Agency
Summer 2001 Motor Gasoline Outlook

Professional Reading Shelf
Online Information--Preservation
"Digital Preservation: Paradox & Promise"
Source: LJ netconnect.
Resource Naming and Identification
"Pesistence is A Virtue"
Source: National Library of Australia

Thursday April 5, 2001

Health Advisories--Canada
Source: Health Canada
New Website: Advisories for Health Professionals

Web Reference Tools
Info Industry--U.K.
XRefer to Launch a Fee-Based Professional Version

Full-Text Document Shelf
Business--Women Owned--United States
Women--Statistics--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
United States--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

Knowledge Management
Source: Darwin
"When Bad Things Happen To Good Ideas"

Web Tools--Updates
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
Gelman Library
Ashburn, VA and Washington, D.C.
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