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Sunday, 29th April 2007

Search Briefs: Google and State Gov Documents; New York Public Library Acquires Gay Rights Archive; Reuters Acquires Clearforest

Googling state government document (via News.com)
Quick Notes:
A) USASearch.gov
Contains both federal and state documents. Dynamic clustering by topic, source, direct links to FAQ's, specialty databases, etc. Example search.
B) The database is also available in Spanish.
C) Archive-IT from The Internet Archive is archiving documents from several state governments and other organizations. Over 270 collections as of today.
D) Ask.com* offers linked filled guides to various state and city info sources including the National Center for Educations database, chamber of commerce info and city home page. Examples:
Pittsburgh, PA ||| Pennsylvania

* Gary is Director of Online Info Resources at Ask.com

+ Google Earth moves a village to Argentina (via News.com)
It's all about choices and the right tool at the right time. If interested, NASA's World Wind digital globe is worthy of attention. For the U.S. take a look at SkylineGlobe.

+ Fast Search & Transfer offers search and marketing bundle
FastMedia software is designed to boost advertising dollars at media Web sites.

+ Reuters Acquires Text Analytics Company ClearForest, Will Power Reuters Search Backbone
From the news release:

Reuters believes that search will be a pivotal element to the future of how financial information is sourced and consumed. As part of its drive into this space, it has created a new strategic group within Reuters and appointed former head of search for AOL, Gerry Campbell, who will oversee the integration of ClearForest and drive this innovation.

Danny Sullivan has more about the acquisition.

+ New York Public Library Acquires Gay Rights Archive (via AL)


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