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Selective Webliography of Webliographies on Terrorism

David Dillard writes "Here Is A list of a number of selected webliographies regarding the terrorist
attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 and related issues such
as the diplomatic and military response to those terrorist attacks.
With the terrorist attacks on the United States over two years in the
past, there continues to be a need to know about many issues related to
these events and about the United States' diplomatic and military
responses to these attacks. These webliographies may serve as some good
starting points for research and reading resource listings on these


Veterans' Stories Go Online on Library of Congress Web Site

"This past Memorial Day, May 26, 21 fully digitized collections of materials submitted by veterans and civilians became available for the first time on the Library of Congress Web site at http://www.loc.gov/vets/."

"The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center collects and preserves oral histories and documentary materials about America's war veterans from World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, as well as from the civilians who served on the home front.
"The Veterans History Project gives all veterans the opportunity to speak openly and freely about their wartime experiences. We think it a fitting tribute on this Memorial Day, that Americans across the nation can go to the Library's Web site and experience firsthand such an important piece of our national memory. Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington." (from URL Wire)


New Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

\"Scholars, academic researchers and experts in the arts and literature have created an encyclopedia of facts and information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (glbtq) culture. The new glbtq encyclopedia goes online today at www.glbtq.com\"

\"Written for anyone with an interest in glbtq culture and the lives of glbtq people, glbtq.com is a free encyclopedia containing more than one million words in 900-plus entries. Many of the encyclopedia\'s entries are illustrated with more than 200 historical photographs and illustrations collected from some of the most renowned archives and libraries in the world.\" (from Internet Wire)


Assorted Quickies

A collection of mostly unrelated, and almost interesting stories...
This ZDNet Commentary says There is no sight more pathetic than a teenage nerd who just doesn\'t get Tolkein.

On the movie front The BCC Says One of the first reviews of the first Lord of the Rings film says it has real passion, and rates it above the Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone. Though, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has dismissed talk of rivalry between part JRR Tolkien\'s trilogy and the first Harry Potter movie.
An Editorial says Potter books are about the struggle between good and evil, with Harry and his friends triumphing over evil through hard work, fearlessness, selflessness and teamwork.

The Observer Profile: Chris Columbus \"Hogwarts and all\" says Chris Columbuse is one of America\'s most bankable directors.

Here\'s an obvious story on a librarian who really loves cats, I know, that sounds redundant.

The Cranston Herald has a series that will profile each of the city’s libraries.

And just when you thought it was safe to put that books back on the shelf, it isn\'t.

Even Korea has some interesting Alternative Publications.

Sites Forlorn When Reborn as Porn, great title don\'t you think?

The Net Is 30-Something, But the Web Is a Child


A Web Site With the Inside Dope on the Middle East...

From the New York Observer, information about:
Jerusalem-based Web site that offers Middle Eastern military,
diplomatic and intelligence information far more detailed (and
frightening) than what is offered by many news organizations.\"
The link is Debka.com


Library Quickies

A small collection of unrelated but useful links I\'ve been meaning to post:

Helen writes \"Check out a recent ad by HP Labs, featuring librarian Eugenie Prime. Not sure if this is a step forward or a step back . . .
Ad PDF \"

Bob Cox sent along
\"The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations\", an interesting exhibition of over 130 books, manuscripts, and prints, that offers insight into the question of what becomes a classic most, and why.

The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books.

Strategies for addressing and preventing plagiarism in the digital age by Karen Michaelsen.


Library Stuff Mailing List

Hello LISNews readers. I just wanted to let you know that I have started a mailing list for Library Stuff. Every friday, I will send out a summary of the weeks news, plus a few web sites of interest, and maybe a few library tid-bits. If you want to be added to the list, send an e-mail to me at [email protected].


A Quick Look Around The Web

For everyone interested in Information Archictecture I
ran across IA
. A cool site that runs the Slashcode
and has news stories devoted to the world of
information architecture.

Bob Cox sent along the next 2.
The Guide
for the Literary Traveler
is a nifty site who\'s goal is
to explore the world of your literary imagination.

And last but not least is Making of
is a digital library of primary sources in
American social history from the antebellum period
through reconstruction. The collection currently
contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000
articles with 19th century imprints.


online resource for legal research professionals

T. R. Halvorson writes:

LexNotes is a new, free online resource for legal
research professionals. It provides categorized and searchable links to
research sources, bibliographies, pathfinders, articles, reviews, papers,
legal news, and tips. The domain was registered January 23, 2001 and the
site went \"live\" February 12, 2001.

Highlights of the Resources follow...


Poetry and Manuscripts

Andrew Porteus, a librarian from across the river, is running The Niagara Falls Poetry Project.

Examining a Renaissance Italian Manuscript in the Computer Age is an interesting site recommened by Bob Cox, that deals with the intellectual provenance of the text.

Finally, for no reason, Everything you need to know about The Simpsons.



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