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Carol Terry writes "Resource Shelf, Jan. 12, reports on a "must use" tool: Finding News Faster.This is a fabulous presentation, from Virtual Chase, on using "XML-Based Feeds in Research"."It starts with the basics--what they are, how to display them, and how to find them. It continues with sources and strategies for selecting feeds, or for creating keyword-specific feeds."It can be viewed or downloaded. Highly Recommended."
Mooret writes "This search engine is developed by students at my local university.
It's called Renjo and has currently the largest chinese index out there on the web. On top of that it clusters results."
Although search engines have greatly enhanced access to information, and storage technology has made it cheap to digitize nearly everything, search tools need to be refined to make it easier to digest information or conduct queries. That was the word from researchers and speakers at the New Paradigms for Using Computers Conference, held at IBM's Almaden research lab here last week. Read More.
search engine optimization writes "Check out with1click.com
It's fancy New Search Technology that works with any Domain name. You use it by replacing the "www" with a search term and SERPs appear. For example, trying searchengineoptimization.with1click.com, It automatically interprets and calculates separate individuals words that are combined into one word. More Here."
Funny, zero results returned for anything I try to search, gives a great error message though. I just don't get it.
Here's an article from CNN.com about how police officers are using handheld devices to retrieve information on the spot.
The next minute, he knows who your relatives are, who lives in your house, who your neighbors are, the kind of car you drive or boat you own, whether you've been sued and various other tidbits about your life.
According to a survey released by FIND/SVP, 84% of business executives feel that Web searches -- using the generally consumer-centric search engines now available --take longer than they should due to poor results. It is estimated that the loss of productive time using search engines to conduct online research cost businesses $31 billion last year.
I tried "academic libraries" getting 141, with clusters referring to research libraries (26), public and academic libraries (14), various directories, associations etc. But some libraries have embedded the term so I also got specific libraries like Texas A&M and Abilene Christian."
Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Old Dominion University and Stanford University are the four institutions chosen by the Library of Congress (Federal Computer Week) to test procedures for handling large digital collections slated for long-term preservation.
The four will test varied methods of sending and receiving a variety of information formats(12G) from a collection involving September 11, 2001, now stored at George Mason University.
Under the final rule, the nationwide CRAs must establish a â€œcentralized sourceâ€? for accepting consumer requests for free credit reports (called annual file disclosures in the final rule). This centralized source must include a dedicated Internet Web site, a toll-free telephone number, and a postal address.
David Rothman writes this very insightful commentary about why Google is friendlier than proprietary databases.
"Public librarians love to talk up library databases as a free way to access high-quality information. But wait. There is something you may give up in return--your sanity, considering the Rube Goldbergish tortures that librarians or at least their database vendors often inflict on innocent users.
So far this morning I've struck out in my efforts to use two of the three databases that I've tried from the library system here in Alexandria, VA. One worked but lacked the article I needed, while two others won't let me use the information on my library card--those 14 infuriating digits. Adding to the joys, I've suffered an arrogant, jargon-ridden error message associated with BigChalk Library, a gem that would do Microsoft proud. Via the message, the library system or at least BigChalk is asking me to scale back on privacy protections--rather ironic, given library world's laudable fight against the Patriot Act. I'm hardly the first to raise these issues, at least the usability ones; but as a public library booster, I hope that my thoughts will serve as a useful reminder of the problems. More at TeleRead."