28 August 2006


I've been unable to access the blog for a few days, but I think this list of web sites that I've found recently will make up for it. I will not be blogging for the next week--I think--due to a trip to Florida for a family event. (Of course, Hurricane Ernesto may change my plans.)



“A nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information” from press outside the USA and original articles. Sections on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Front Page—breaking or spotlighted news. This site will give you a different view of the news.



“Golf courses from around the world” are the focus of this site. It also includes feature stories, information on course design, golf humor, ravel, reader reviews, the luxury golfer, golf bloggers and photos. Just the thing for the golfing executive—feed golf news to him or her and you’ll be very popular.



“Lifehacker makes getting things done easy and fun” and “recommends the software downloads and web sites that actually save time.” Examples: teach yourself speed reading, permanently delete data from your hard drive, wire your home network, and even a wedding day emergency kit. Very useful.



This is a response by the Federation of American Scientists (an anti-government group) to the US Department of Homeland Security’s citizen preparedness site, ready.gov. FAS thinks that site is inadequate (too generic, descriptions too long and repetitive) and offers its own advice. There is a section for businesses and one for individuals (under America). Good suggestions, but I think it’s a bit of an over-reaction to current events.

Doing Business


“The Doing Business database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement” and you can compare across 155 economies. There are printable country data profiles, and presentations. Annual overviews are available for download. The source is the World Bank Group.

Video Position Descriptions…and More


This site has videos describing the work of librarians, archivists, library assistants, and library technicians. They are very well done. There are also over 700 other occupational videos (also available in Spanish) that might be useful to your organization as well.

The videos are part of Career Info Net (http://www.CareerInfoNet.org), which is part of an integrated suite of national web sites that help businesses, job seekers, students, and workforce professionals find employment and career resources. The other sites, which are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, are: CareerOneStop (http://www.CareerOneStop.org), America's Job Bank (http://www.ajb.org), and America's Service Locator (http://www.ServiceLocator.org)

RSS Feeds from the (US) National Library of Medicine


Did you know that you can be notified automatically if NLM publishes new content of interest to you? You can, via their many RSS feeds, listed at the web site above. These include: PubMed New and Noteworthy, DailyMed Drug Label Updates, NLM Technical Bulletin, and PubMed Central News.

What (and How) is Your Sign?


There is now a section on Flickr with photos of library signs—both good and bad. How do your signs measure up? You can upload your favorites, too.


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Nice miscellaneous websites to check out post! Thanks for intesting info!

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