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Criminal Justice--United States--Statistics
Invisible Web
Source: BJS
The Bureau of Justice Unveils a New Database: Data Online
Here is the description from the BJS site, "Data Online [is] a new way to get State and local data about crime and justice on the Internet. Content covered includes
-Criminal offenses from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports for all 50 states and about 3,900 local agencies
-Homicide trends and characteristics for all 50 states and localities with a population of more than 250,000
-Law enforcement management and administrative statistics for State and local agencies with 100 or more sworn officers

Info Industry--NetLibrary
Source: The Daily Camera (Boulder, CO.)
Updated 11:00am EST
OCLC Makes Offer To Purchase NetLibrary
From the news release, "Subject to the approval of the bankruptcy court, OCLC Online Computer Library Center announces that it has made an offer to purchase substantially all the assets of netLibrary and assume certain netLibrary liabilities. netLibrary is a leading provider of eBooks, eTextbooks and Internet-based content/collection management services. Concurrently, netLibrary announced that it has voluntarily filed a petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The transaction includes a loan from OCLC, to be repaid upon the consummation of the asset sale, to fund netLibrary's on-going operations through the transition period. OCLC's purchase of netLibrary's assets and its operating-funds loan to netLibrary are both subject to approval of the bankruptcy court."
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Original Post NetLibrary News: Considers Buyout Proposal, Lawsuit Filed Against Company
From the article, "An offer is on the table for Boulder-based netLibrary, a technology firm struggling with a series of major financial woes. "We do have an offer, and it's being reviewed," said company spokeswoman Marge Gammon. She didn't name the company or discuss the nature of the offer. An announcement of a possible sale could come as soon as a day or two, she said." More NetLibrary News. From the article., "...Boston venture capital firm Parthenon Investors said netLibrary overstated its annual revenues by more than 30 percent. Parthenon said, based on those statistics, it was misled into investing millions. It filed a lawsuit on Friday, The Associated Press reported."
See Also: More on the NetLibrary Law Suit

Online Industry--Gale
Source: EContent
A Conversation with Gale Group Leadership
Jeff Pemberton and Bill Mickey of EContent magazine chat with Gale Group's Allen Paschal and Chris Morton, CEO and executive vice president, business development, respectively.

Online Industry--Infotrieve
Document Delivery
Infotrieve Names New President/Chief Operating Officer

New, Updated, & Newly Discovered Resources (3 Items)
Business--Technology--United States--Lists & Rankings
Business--Technology--Canada--Lists & Rankings
Deloitte and Touche Technology Fast 500, 2001 Rankings Now Available

"To recognize the fastest-growing technology companies and their contributions."
See Also: Fast 500 Fact Sheet
See Also: Overview Article (contains charts/graphs)
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Education--United States--Statistics
Source: NCES
Dropout Rates in the United States 2000
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Energy--United States--Statistics
Source: EIA
Early Release of the Annual Energy Outlook 2002
The early release is now available. Complete report will be available on December 21, 2001

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