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ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science

Check out ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science the work of Joan M. Reitz, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University. ODLIS is designed to be a hypertext reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries.
Read the About Page for the full story.

Free Pint - online community

Aaron Tunn writes "As the preface states:
"FreePint is an online community of information researchers. Members receive this free newsletter twice a month packed with tips on finding quality and reliable business information on the Internet."

The Researching Librarian

We pointed to The Researching Librarian before, but they now have a spiffy new domain name, This site was created for librarians--new or experienced--who find themselves needing to perform research for purposes of publication, promotion, tenure, or other reasons.

What I Have Read Since 1974

I spotted over on Metafilter the other day.
It's a big in-depth list of everything Eric Leuliette has read. His mother started keeping the list when he started the first grade. She kept the list until 1977 and he's kept the list since he was in the fifth grade.

New Resource -- Author Yellow Pages

C. L. Quillen from the Mount Laurel (NJ) Library recently posted on Fiction-L about a site called Author Yellow Pages:

" lists 5000+ authors who can be searched by name or genre. Authors can list their official site, publisher site, fan site and newsletter sign-up information."

Acronyms and Abbreviations Explained

Yigal Ben Efraim wants us to know about his site: It's a user-entered dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations. The collection is quite extensive, and worth a look.

Women in libraries - the early years.

Lisa Bartle, currently a reference librarian at California State University San Bernardino, noticed during her time in library school that there was little discussion of the role of women in the development of the library profession. She responded by creating a great website with solid, well-researched bios of ten pioneering library women and a list of other names of interest.

Thanks to LII for bringing her work to my attention.

\'Peasant librarians\' vs. the desert

In Mauritania, in the village of Chinguetti gradually overcome by sand, the inhabitants are fighting to save centuries-old manuscripts, among the oldest of Islam.

These \"peasant librarians\" are struggling to save this treasure from wind and sand, an account of the time when Chinguetti was a flourishing city along the caravan route, a cultural lighthouse for poets and scholars alike.

A gallery of photos by Remi Benali.

The BBC Takes A Look at The History Of Books

Bob Cox points us to This BBC Page on the history of the book.
From cave paintings, to the future, it's a neat HTML or Flash Based look at how far we've come, and how far we may be able to go.

Massive Aristotle bibliography available

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

\"I don\'t think anyone\'s had more influence in philosophy, and perhaps in other areas, than Aristotle,\" argues Richard Ingardia, a professor of philosophy at St. John\'s University, in New York. The proof, Mr. Ingardia says, lies in a project to which he has devoted eight years: an electronic bibliography that aims to collect citations to all research conducted in the past century on the Greek philosopher.

Complete story and the bibliography, which contains over 40,000
entries (registration required).

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