16 February 2006

FOUND ON THE WEB: European Library, How Products are Made, Deaf Resources


THE EUROPEAN LIBRARY

This site provides access to the digital and non-digital resources of the 43 national libraries of Europe. “It enables types of collection-level searching which would otherwise be impossible.” It is searchable. Some digital objects require a fee. It is managed by a group based at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the national library of the Netherlands.

URLs:

The European Library: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/index.htm

Koninklijke Bibliotheek: http://www.kb.nl/


HOW PRODUCTS ARE MADE

If you’ve ever wanted to know how air bags, artificial snow, batteries, CDs, jet engines, paint, or watches are made, this site is for you. There are step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process, complete with drawings and diagrams, and background information, materials, applications, by-products, and “where to learn more” (books, articles, and online links. It is searchable. There are a few relevant, but unobtrusive, ads. A fascinating site.
URL: http://www.madehow.com/index.html


THE DEAF RESOURCE LIBRARY

This is a virtual library of references and links to worldwide information on deaf and hard-or-hearing people. Most resources are from the USA, but some are from Japan, the UK, and India. It is produced by Karen Nakamura, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, who has been studying disability culture, history, and political/social movements in Japan and the United States for the past decade.

Some of the resources included are: bibliographies, magazines, catalogues, accessible HTML, national or state organizations of or for the deaf, WWW sites, schools and universities, scholarships, linguistics and sociolinguistics of sign languages, resources for deaf kids and their parents, resources deaf gays/lesbians/bisexuals, churches and synagogues of and for the deaf, technological innovations, mailings lists, newsgroups, online magazines, home pages of members of the deaf community, and deaf-owned businesses.

URLs:
Deaf Library: http://www.deaflibrary.org/
Karen Nakamura: http://www.deaflibrary.org/nakamura/index.html

1 comment:

thelib said...

The European Library is a bad example of library efforts to get visible. It's not accessible and usable (Browser support, Javascripted links etc.)

A waste of money and nothing else :-(

But there might be better examples round the world...