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Wednesday, 20th February 2002

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Professional Reading Shelf
The February Issue (Vol. 8 No. 2) of D-Lib Magazine is Now Available
Selected Articles:
"Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Progress Report and Workplan for 2002"
"Digital Collections of Real World Objects"
"The MusArt Music-Retrieval System: An Overview"

Online Industry--Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Bibliographic Databases

CSA Introduces 2 New Engineering Databases
CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts and CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts are two new bibliographic databases from CSA.

News Brief
Google Begins New Advertising Program
From the press announcement, "Google's unbiased search results continue to be produced through a fully automated process and are unaffected by payment."

Resources, Tools, and Full-Text Documents (7 Items)
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Travel--Directories
OAG's "Travel Tools"
"Travel Tools", a portion of OAG web site, consists of a very comprehensive directory of airports and airlines from around the world. The "Travel Tools" section also provides a very useful "Destination Information" tool. Within two clicks you'll find basic directory information for most countries (time zones, calling info, currency, public holidays, etc.) If airport information is available you'll find a link to access airport phone numbers, a list of carriers, and info on services available at that airport. OAG is a well-known and respected name in travel information.
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Higher Education--United States--Statistics
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Full-Text Report: Study of College Costs and Prices, 1988-89 to 1997-98
Summary and Full-Text
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United Nations
Source: GAO
Full-Text Report, U.N. Peacekeeping: Estimated U.S. Contributions, Fiscal Years 1996-2001
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Small Business--United States--Statistics
Source: SBA
Full-Text Report: Small Business Share of Econonmic Growth
Summary ||| Direct to Full-Text
51 pages .pdf
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Vehicles--Enviroment
Energy Industry
Source: House of Commons Library (U.K.)
Full-Text Report: Alternative Vehicle Fuels
66 pages .pdf
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Copyright--United States
Source: U.S. Copyright Office
Full-Text Proposals: Recommendations Regarding the Webcasting of Music
Background via Bloomberg.Com
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Scholarly Publishing
Full-Text: Budapest Open Access Initiative
See Also: "George Soros Gives $3 Million to New Open Access Initiative" (via Information Today NewsBreaks)




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