Monday, November 19, 2007

Blog Readability

A great link from Doug Johnson! This website judges your blog's readability http://www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx

Thanks for the mention Rob! {Even though you called me Julie instead of June.}

Sunday, November 11, 2007

wikipedia vision

If you would like to see who is editing the Wikipedia and where they are located, check out WikipediaVision It will give you a map of the world, powered by Google (no surprise!). It is amazing!

Information R/evolution

Interesting take on information.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

What an expensive database offers for free

The Resource shelf just published a list of free resources from the databases people subscribe to.

http://www.resourceshelf.com/2007/11/05/resources-of-the-week-free-stuff-from-pricey-database-vendors/

Some of these resources include:

EBSCO

Free Databases

LISTA

EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

As well as many others.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bluto Blutarsky - Animal House

Did you know that some of the great movie speeches are available on YouTube?

Librarian humor

Okay-we all need a good laugh.

Check out this site on OPAC errors and the messages that SHOULD be used.

http://warriorlibrarian.com/ROFL/opac.html

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Websites to find "lost" websites

We have all gone back to a favorite website to find it "missing". Some people routinely use the Wayback machine to find "lost" websites but sometimes you can't find it using this site. What do you do then?

The Search Engine Showdown has made a list of different websites to use to find your lost page!

http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/others/archive.shtml
 
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