The Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk Update Week 16
New and Useful Web Sites, Industry News,
Full-Text Docs of Interest to the Info Professional.


Hello from Washington D.C.
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new/updated content to add to your own resources or to share with colleagues?
If you answer yes to either of these questions then please stop by the weblog.
Plenty of “new stuff” this week.

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This email update is ONLY A SAMPLE of what you will find on the page.  With so
much material you’ll see why checking in once, twice, or more times throughout
the week is a good idea.

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Weekly Highlights #16
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

Thursday, June 21, 2001
Web Search--Google
Source: Salon
Google à Go-Go
An interview with Google's director of research, Monika Henziger.
posted by g price at 6/21/2001 11:21:49 AM

Individual Wealth--Lists and Rankings
Online Later Today (6/21/01) Forbes World Billionaires 2001

Full-Text Document Shelf/Documents in the News
Health--Heart Disease
Source: CDC
Men and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality
Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in

Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Coming Next Week!!!
National Library of Canada
New Resource From the National Library of Canada: New Books Service
From the press release, "Working in partnership with Canadian publishers, the
National Library of Canada has designed an innovative electronic showcase for
new Canadian titles. Through the New Books Service of the National Library of
Canada, publishers, booksellers, librarians and the reading public are invited
to browse a new digital collection of forthcoming print and electronic

Directories--Higher Education
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
Coming Soon? A Directory of Faculty, Staff, Students in Higher Education

Canada Resource Shelf
Internet Access
Source: Industry Canada
The New National Dream: Networking the Nation for Broadband Access
News Release and Summary ||| Direct to Full-Text

Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Full-Text Document Shelf
Source: GAO
A Review of NTIS (National Technical Information Service)
Now Available From GAO
Information Management: Dissemination of Technical Reports
GAO-01-490, May 18

Web Search--Intelliseek
Invisible Web
Source: Newsbytes
CIA Venture Capital Fund Makes Invest in Intelliseek (ProFusion, Bullseye)

Web Search--Pay for Placement
Source: S.F. Chronicle
Searching For Profits:
Amid Tech Slump, More Portals Sell Search Engine Results To Highest Bidder
Once again, let the searcher beware!

Monday, June 18, 2001
Election 2000--Archives
Archived Web Material
New Web Resource: Alexa Internet Debuts Election 2000 Collection

Information Quality
Web as a Research Tool
Source: The Globe and Mail (Canada)
"Web Isn't Always a Hit for Students"
This article is on target! Kudos to The Globe and Mail.

Government Documents
Searchable Databases--Invisible Web
GPO Access
New Edition: GPO Access Training Manual Online

Science--Digital Libraries
National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Plans Digital Library
Source: Wired News

Sunday, June 17, 2001
Product Design--Lists and Rankings
Source: Business Week
Annual Design Rankings
"The best product designs of the year."
Direct to the Winners List

Information Technology--Lists and Rankings
Source: Upside
Upside Hot 100 (Private Companies)

Saturday, June 16, 2001
Dictionaries--Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary Adds Terms

Classification and Categorization
"Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology"

Full-Text Document Shelf
Electric Blackouts--California
Source: California Independent System Operators
California ISO System Conditions Notification Process (14 Pages)

Friday, June 15, 2001
Real Estate--United Kingdom
Proviser: Home Prices Throughout England and Wales
Data source is H.M. Land Registry.

Web Search--Google
Searching PDF Material With Google

Library and Information Technology
Worth A Bookmark: Public Library Association (PLA) Tech Notes
Concise overviews on current topics. These will be of interest to all types of
libraries. A few titles available include:
E-Reference: Closing in on 24/7
Intranets: The Web Inside
Metadata: Always More Than You Think

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools alerts us to 3
directory resources they compile.

Thursday June 14, 2001
Business Research
Source: Business 2.0
"How to Find Warning Signs in Quarterly Reports"
An overview written for the lay investor or new business researcher about
gleaning info from EDGAR documents.

Weekly Highlights #16
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

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