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Google Offers Beta Catalog Search

The always excellent Research Buzz reports in this week\'s news that: Google is offering both a catalog search and a subject index of catalogs at http://catalogs.google.com. (It\'s in beta.) Catalogs include Dell, LL Bean, PC Connection, Harry & David, Ikea, etc. (You can get an unadorned list at http://catalogs.google.com/catalog_list.Read the whole story for more details. Hopefully librarians won\'t be forced into becoming partons\' personal bargain shoppers.

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JAKE In The House

Gary Price of the most excellent Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk writes: \"Do you need to know what full-text database a particular journal is located?
If so, give jake a spin. From the site, \"jake is a reference source which
makes finding, managing, and linking online journals and journal articles
easier for students, researchers, and librarians. Jake does this by managing
metadata about online resources with a database union list, title authority
control, and linking tools, as well as making it easy to customize for a
specific library\'s holdings.\" Currently the database holds contents info for
195 databases. Btw, you can also download the complete holdings of a
particular database directly into MARC or delimited text formats. In fact,
most of jake can be modified as it\'s freeware. Btw, for those of you who are
jake regulars the new official url is: jake-.org. Finally, you
can find a beta of an alternative interface to jake from Simon Fraser
University.

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Health Is Just a Click Away

Young People Don\'t Just Use the Internet to Download
Music

This story from ABC News says 75%of people 15-24 yrs. old have
used the Internet to search for health information.
The foundation polled 1,209 Americans aged 15 to 24 between
Sept. 24 and Oct. 31. It found three out of four young people who
use the Internet have searched for health and medical information.
In fact, the only activities that more young people reported
paticipating in were e-mailing, school research, and finding news
and entertainment information.\"

Full Story

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Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians from Eric H. Schnell [You may know him from such projects as Prospero]
covers about anything you\'d want to know about writing for the web.
He covers Copyright Issues, Metadata and Resource Description, Web Accessibility, and much more.

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Google lets users rate pages

I don\'t remember seeing this on LISNews already, but this recent story from Search Engine Watch reports that Google is adding a new feature to its toolbar: little happy/sad faces to allow users to rate a page. Although it is not going to be used to affect search ranking, Google state that this rating process will alert them to which pages need \"human review\".

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Stanford celebrates 10th anniversary of first U.S. Web site

Since nothing really counts until it happens in America, you should know Paul Kunz\'s Web site, which first appeared Dec. 12, 1991, was the first U.S. site on the World Wide Web, which was then just a year old.

Does anyone know what the first library site was?

Full Story.
Truly amazing how far the web has come, and how much it has changed my life, in 10 years.

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NYTimes CyberTimes Navigator

I never though I\'d be able to find something to put here on Fark, but I just did.

It\'s the CyberTimes Navigator from The NY Times.

\"Navigator is the home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Its primary intent was to give reporters and editors new to the Web a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around blindly to find a useful set of links of their own. Its secondary purpose was to show people that there\'s a lot of fun and useful stuff going on out there.\"

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Internet Use Second Nature for Canadian Kids

From Canada Computes...In yet another Internet study, Creative Research International discovered that \"The Internet is becoming an integral part of life for the majority of Canada’s youth, with numbers in nearly all categories of Internet availability and use rising over previous years.\" No surprise there. What I found interesting was that for the first time, girls lead the Internet pack. I guess I\'ve always been under the impression that girls spent more time on the Internet than boys...More

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The Internet as Classroom

In today\'s issue of Business Week Online, there\'s an article that talks about the use of the Internet as a classroom. Included is an interview with former heads of the FCC and PBS about their views of internet content and continuing education. More

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