Cool Sites

Do you Have the World Time?

search-engines-web.com thought "we mightl like to see this nifty site where you can find what time it is anywhere in the world."

Website Archiving Great Quotations: Quote World

http:://search-engines-web.com/ writes "Check out Quote World. They Archive Quotations based on Theme, Perfect, when you are looking for just that right way of articulating poetically, or adding a touch of "Sizzle" to your writings.What are your TWO favorite Quotations of all time?How, if any, have they affected your life or outlook?"

World's Biggest Statistics Site

Anonymous Patron writes "NationMaster.com has just become the world's largest website for inter-country statistical comparisons - with its last update, it claims to have become over 40 times the size of the CIA World Factbook. Amazing."

TECH TIME: 50 Coolest Websites

An Anonymous Patron writes "Time Magazine has listed Their 50 Coolest Websites, the list includes Tara's Cookin' "With Google""

Online database of magazine covers

Bob Cox points to this nifty site, http://www.magazineart.org/, a digital repository of magazine cover art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

There's a lot of art that's been hidden away for fifty or a hundred years or more—hidden away not because it's bad art, or because someone tried to suppress it, but just because it was part of something transient. Once that transient thing had its day in our living rooms, it fell from view and the art that it held was lost to us.

There's a chance that nbruce has already shared this with us, but it's worth sharing again.

LISFeeds: Back In Action

LISFeeds is finally back online and fully functional. It's taken me awhile, ok, a long time, to get everything back to normal. Finally, after more than a few gentle reminders, things are working again. If you have spotted any new blogs I've missed, be sure to let me know.

Michael McGrorty's Library Dust

Michael McGrorty's Library Dust is a new Typepad powered site where Michael McGrorty has started to post short stories. He only has 2 up so far, but join him and watch it grow.
http://librarydust.typepad.com/

Ref Grunt Silenced

This week marks the end of Ref Grunt, everyone's favorite place to read about the day in the life of reference librarian, Peter Burd. He recorded, to the best of his ability, "every reference desk transaction from May 14 2003 to May 14 2004."

Don't be confusing this with sound-alike, Ref Grunt-inspired Refgrunt.com where reference librarians can post, anonymously, the most inane, befuddling or enlightening of transactions at the ref desk.

Check Out findability.org

Peter Morville (you may know him from such websites as semanticstudios.com and such books as Information Architecture for the World Wide Web) dropped us a note announcing his new website findability.org.
The website is a "selective, seriously incomplete, and perpetually evolving collection of links to people, software, organizations, and content related to findability.

What is findability?
Findability refers to the quality of being locatable or navigable. At the item level, we can evaluate to what degree a particular object is easy to discover or locate. At the system level, we can analyze how well a physical or digital environment supports navigation and retrieval.

Check it out at http://findability.org/, even though LISNews isn't listed in the Libraries & Literacy Section it's still a great site.

Patrons need help understanding Social Security?

Daniel writes "People wanting relative simple information on Social Security benefits, disability, etc can now point their browsers at http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/englist.html. The publications are available in English and Spanish and include pamphlets in these areas:Introduction To The Social Security ProgramSocial Security NumberDisability BenefitsRetirement BenefitsSubjects Of Special InterestSurvivors BenefitsWork And EarningsSupplemental Security Income Program (SSI)Other InformationThe Appeals ProcessPatrons who are blind or otherwise disabled can obtain copies of the publications by contacting the Braille Services Team, or by calling your local Social Security office, or calling our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213. When you contact us please have the following information available.Name and SSA Publication No. of the pamphlet or factsheet you want.Your preferred format (Braille, audio cassette tape, 3.5 inch disk, or enlarged print).Name, mailing address, and telephone number where we should send the requested publication.Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery."

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