The Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk Update Week 15
New and Useful Web Sites, Industry News, Full-Text Docs of Interest to the
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Weekly Highlights #15
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

Friday, June 15, 2001
Online Databases--Canada
Invisible Web
The National Library of Canada Announces FREE Access to AMICUS Database

New Material from Jacso and Tennant

Thursday, June 14, 2001
Web Search Industry--FAST
More Details on the FAST PartnerSite Program

Full-Text Document Shelf
Law--U.S. Federal Courts--Statistics
Federal Court Management Statistics-2000
Court of Appeals ||| District Courts

Search Engines--Future Search
A New Visual Search Engine in the Research Stage
Source: New Scientist

Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Census 2000--United States
Summary File 1 (Detailed Demographic Data) Material Begins To Roll Out

Internet Statistics
Source: Nielsen//Net Ratings
"429 Million People Worldwide Have Internet Access"

Canadian Resource Shelf
Federal Government--Glossary
Government On-Line (GOL) Glossary
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Professional Reading--Library and Information Science--Directories
Electronic Journals in Library and Information Science Compilation

News Briefs
Cleveland Public Library Opens 24hr Reference Service

Monday, June 11, 2001
Digitization Projects--Newspapers
"The National Newspaper Association, EMC and Cold North Wind To Introduce
America's Chronicles Historical Newspaper Project -- More Than 300 Years of
American Life to be Digitized As Original Page Images"

Info Industry--Factiva
The Official Launch of Factiva.Com is Underway

Education--Various Resources
A Few New Resources and Tools From ERIC
1) "Educational Leadership" Preselected ERIC Database Search
2) New URL for ERIC Systemwide Web Site

Business--Lists and Rankings--Europe
Source: WSJ.Com
"The Europe 500"

Invisible Web--Overview
Source: IndustryStandard.Com
"Deep-Net Fishing"

Saturday, June 9, 2001
New "Easy to Remember" URL Available for NLM Pubmed

Friday, June 8, 2001
Cool Database of the Day!--Invisible/Opaque Web
Small Business--Benchmarking--Canada
Performance Plus

Full-Text Document Shelf (4 Items)
Climate Change
Source: National Research Council
Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions

Business--Statistics--United States
Source: U.S. Census
Annual Capital Expenditures: 1999

Thursday, June 7, 2001
Cool Database!--Invisible/Opaque Web
Global Event Calendar

Library History--Australia
New Web Resource: Our Nation's Album: The Library's First 100 Years

Web Search--The Future
Distributed Searching
JXTA Search: A Look at the Future of Searching

Professional Reading
Scholarly Publishing
"Online or Invisible?"
Source: Author Web Page/Nature

Weekly Highlights #14
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

Gary D. Price, MLIS
Information Consultant, George Washington University
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