Cool Sites

Lies and the Land: Maps at the British Library

\"Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps\", an exhibit investigating how maps have been used distort or justify our perceptions of the world, has just opened at the British Library:

Some maps deliberately set out to deceive. Many show a selective view and reflect only the interests of the people who made them. Stunning maps from ancient to modern reveal a secret world. In every case there is more than meets the eye. As well as over 100 maps and other exhibits from the British Library\'s superlative collections, there are interactive screens and events to help you explore the themes further . . .

Highlights from the exhibit are available online.

Online Spanish-Language LIS Bibliography

Documents in Information Science is a free bibliography of over 5000 articles and papers on LIS and related topics, 2109 of which can be downloaded from their site. Although the title of each article or paper is given in the language in which it was written, abstracts are available in Spanish only.

Navigating the site is a bit difficult, but there is a lot of quality information here.

Securing Your Browsers

Here\'s a Neat Site by Andrew Mutch.

Poking around on his site, I found all sorts of neat Librarian Geek Stuff.

Securing Mozilla in the Public Library

Securing Netscape in the Public Library

And some On IE
Libraries and Internet Filters, A Primer for Library Trustees

There\'s plenty more too, check it out!
Very Neat Stuff

The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

Gary Price writes:\"
Over the past few days, I have been posting daily updates with new tools,
resources and other net accessible goodies to LM_NET and several other
library and researcher lists.

*To save you from e-mail overflow
*To allow me to quickly and easily post new material as I find it
*To create an easily accessible archive of older posts

I have decided to CONTINUE these updates in the weblog or \"blog\" format. As I
find or learn about useful \"stuff\" it will be posted. An acquisition shelf
specializing in quality web resources and news is the basic concept.

Say hello to: The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk

A couple of times a week, especially in the early stages, I will post brief
updates to the list with a few highlights.

I WELCOME your comments and suggestions. Remember, this is the beginning stage
of a work in progress. (:

Please SHARE the url with others. I hope that the page will appeal to a
variety of info professionals and other people who use the net as a research
tool.

URL:
resourceshelf.blogspot.com

NewBreed Librarian

NewBreed Librarian is a bimonthly publication intended to foster a sense of community for those new to librarianship, whether in school or just out. Every two months, you\'ll find a feature article and an interview with someone – not necessarily a librarian – contributing to the work that we do. You\'ll find Susu, advice goddess, in our Columns section, as well as TechTalk and letters from our readers. NewBreed will highlight progressive librarians and other information professionals in our People section, and we\'re always open to your nominations. As NewBreed matures, we hope to develop a searchable database in our Jobs category and include samples of grad school admission essays, resumes, cover letters, etc. in Xtras. Most importantly, NewBreed aims to use the web to build community and foster collaboration among librarians. We\'re molding the Networks section with this objective in mind.

AskUsQuestions.com

I found a site so cool, I added a new topic. If you\'re
in NE Ohio you already know about this cool site. AskUsQuestions.com
is an on-line library with a twist, it allows online chats
with librarians from local libraries.
This is such a damn cool idea. Not just because it allows
librarians to work from home, but because of the level of
service delivered to customers. Are more libraries doing
this?
\"AskUsQuestions.com is a service developed by 15 public
libraries and the NOLA Regional Library System.  Through the
service patrons from participating libraries can talk with
live experienced reference librarians on the Internet from
8:00 PM until 12:00 PM (EST) Sunday - Thursday.\"

And a
cool domain name to boot! -- Read More

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