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Declare Yourself!

Here's a really cool website to encourage voter registration for the newest voters, age 18-24 or so. Often not sure of how, where or when to register, young people may just pass up the opportunity to vote, or blow it off as if it doesn't matter. It matters!

The site is completely information-oriented and non-partisan. With Dave Chappelle acting as as one of the spokespersons (the comedy equivalent of try and you're hooked!), I'm sure the site will attract a lot of 18+ year-olds.


National Library of Scotland broadsides

In the centuries before there were newspapers and 24-hour news channels, the general public had to rely on street literature to find out what was going on. The most popular form of this for nearly 300 years was 'broadsides' - the tabloids of their day. Sometimes pinned up on walls in houses and ale-houses, these single sheets carried public notices, news, speeches and songs that could be read (or sung) aloud.

The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more Are Here.
Thanks to Bob Cox for another great link.


"I'm A Librarian" MP3 Song by Jonathan Rundman

Via PUBLIB, here's a cool mp3 song by Jonathan Rundman, "I'm a Librarian" from Salt Lady records. Listen to this acoustic demo while you work...

Should you be inspired to hear more from this artist, visit the website .


Small Town America as it Used to Be

Very cool site -- East Podunk where you can send a historical postcard and find demographic info on all those East Podunk-type places around the U.S. By the way, the real Podunk is in NY State, near Ithaca.


Listen to Jonathan Rundman's "Librarian" song

Check out the acoustic demo (freely available MP3) of Jonathan Rundman's song, "Librarian," available from the artist's website. A brief excerpt below:

and when the day is over I go home at 5:03
and I give thanks to God and to Andrew Carnegie
and the U.S. Constitution and to Orwell, Poe, and Twain
and I'll return at 8AM to open up again

This was posted over on NEWLIB-L.


Quality Check of Hospitals website sends " this link to the Joint Commission on Accreditation on Health Care Organizations

Quality Check is a service of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. If you want to "check up" on the performance of your local health care facility, whether it's a hospital, a surgery center, a nursing home or another type of health care organization, you can now tap into Quality Check.Quality Check has useful information about Joint Commission accredited organizations including:
  An organization's accreditation statusAccreditation historyLatest Performance Report

Do you Have the World Time? 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::// 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 " 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""



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