on the Seven Seas: International Ocean Science
Web Resources, Part 1
If you need to reel in a wide range of international resources and databases
covering the life-forms found under and the experiments going on amid the
deep blue seas, David Mattison will tell you where to cast out your net
to locate the best guides, subject gateways, portals, and data sources.
Tribulation: The Top 100 Newspaper Archives (Or
Larry Krumenaker looks at the big players — and some of the medium
to small-ranged ones — in the newspaper business and reports on whether
the industry has finally figured out how to compete digitally without losing
Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories,
Includes special web-only supplements
Continuing their interview with online pioneers
Carlos Cuadra, Roger Summit, and Dick Kollin, Stephanie
Ardito and Susanne Bjørner focus on how the
addition of databases, the use of marketing, the
involvement of commercial and government enterprises,
and some friendly — and not so friendly —
competition helped to grow the industry.
bq looks at what's in a name (change) and how professional searchers
must define themselves before others can see their value and importance.
|The Better Mousetrap
Matthew McBride sets the Wayback Machine to 1902 to trace the history of
what is now INSPEC, the high-quality scientific database from the Institution
of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
In a corollary that would make ESPN's Chris Berman proud, Rich Wiggins
explains the use of Google ranking by looking at how college bowl match-ups
are determined and the University of Michigan's undergrad admissions criteria.
Are you ready to commit hari-kari over spam e-mails, not to mention unwanted
and unceasing faxes, phone calls, and snail-mail? Well, you are going
to want to have a highlighter handy while reading Carol Ebbinghouse's
solution to making all — or at least a lot of — this kind of
junk go away!
Tara Calishain reminds searchers not to overlook some of the smaller companies
when seeking out reliable and inexpensive content providers.
Doris Helfer profiles ProQuest Digital Dissertations, summarizing this
service that provides over 1.7 million — and growing — doctoral
dissertations and theses online.
Irene McDermott tells you what you need to know about Marquis Who's Who
on the Web, which contains records from 20 national biographical directories
published by Marquis' Who's Who.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all
the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.