How Dialog Blew it

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/29/2000 - 10:59
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You would\'ve thought Databse Monster Dialog would have a big advantage over most others when it comes to the web. Not so says Forbes in This article on Dialogs troubles brought on by the web.
Dialog practically invented much of the indexing and boolean search technology that has allowed such outfits as Yahoo and Alta Vista to bring order to the chaos--and make their owners spectacularly wealthy in the process.

Librarian Freed

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/29/2000 - 09:04
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From YAHOO! News.

Song Yongyi, a U.S.-based academic detained by China on
suspicion of gathering state secrets, left for home Saturday
after Beijing freed him in a gesture ahead of a pivotal
Congressional debate on its WTO entry.
Song, detained since August in a case that triggered appeals
to China by U.S. academics, lawmakers and diplomats, left
the Chinese capital on Northwest Airlines flight NW088 to
Detroit, a U.S. offici

Free The Chinese Librarian!

Submitted by Jessamyn on Fri, 01/28/2000 - 16:40
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Dickinson College has set up a site where people can
check for updates on the status of Dickinson College scholar and librarian Yongyi Song who was arrested in China on charges of \"the purchase and illegal provision of intelligence to foreign people.\" on Christmas Eve. They have started an online petition and awareness campaign aimed at securing his release.

The Info Connect LIS directory 2000

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/28/2000 - 14:27
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Godfrey Oswald, webmaster at The Info Connect LIS Directory
2000 The Info Connect LIS directory 2000 wrote in.
\"The
popular web site set up in 1995 exclusively for
information scientists, librarians and other information
professionals worldwide,with over 3000 live links, moved
address a few days ago!!! http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/jabba/365/Page1.htm

Fighting online racism

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/28/2000 - 11:41
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There\'s an article on Yahoo! News about the
United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial
Discrimination and Xenophobia, taking place in 2001. They
have a modest goal of stopping racist propaganda on the
Internet.

European leaders called for international cooperation on
Thursday to stop the Internet\'s use as a tool for spreading
neo-Nazi and other racist propaganda.

``Worse still, the Web enables those who support such ideas
to network and promote their products, books and so-called
\'scientific\' and other reports by means of e-commerce, or
even to coordinate their subversive ac

DoubleClick has more on you than you think.

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/28/2000 - 11:32

A California woman filed suit yesterday against DoubleClick,
accusing the Web advertising firm of unlawfully obtaining
and selling
consumers\' private information. News.com has a
Story about the
first lawsuit over privacy concerns with ad tracking
software on the net.\"
DoubleClick\'s new privacy
policy
states
that the company plans to use this information to build a
database
profiling consumers. The database will include consumers\'
names; addresses;
retail, catalog and online purchase histories; and
demographic data,
according to t