Wednesday, 20th February 2002
Professional Reading Shelf
The February Issue (Vol. 8 No. 2) of D-Lib Magazine is Now Available
"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
CSA Introduces 2 New Engineering Databases
CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts and CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts are two new bibliographic databases from CSA.
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)
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.
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
Full-Text Report, U.N. Peacekeeping: Estimated U.S. Contributions, Fiscal Years 1996-2001
Small Business--United States--Statistics
Full-Text Report: Small Business Share of Econonmic Growth
Summary ||| Direct to Full-Text
51 pages .pdf
Source: House of Commons Library (U.K.)
Full-Text Report: Alternative Vehicle Fuels
66 pages .pdf
Source: U.S. Copyright Office
Full-Text Proposals: Recommendations Regarding the Webcasting of Music
Background via Bloomberg.Com
Full-Text: Budapest Open Access Initiative
See Also: "George Soros Gives $3 Million to New Open Access Initiative" (via Information Today NewsBreaks)