Margaret Tarbox provides a short summary of the
Public Libraries Association's annual meeting,
which took place this year in Seattle.
First, Part 2
In the second part of Barbie Keiser's article on
online safety resources, she focuses on resources
dealing with workplace concerns, such as employee
violence, repetitive task injuries, transportation,
and other types of employment-related injury.
The Culture Surrounding Google
Google isn't just a search engine anymore, it's
a phenomenon. Paul Piper looks at a small sampling
of the Google-related sites, from the real to the
surreal, found on the Web.
|Linking in a Traditional
Jill Grogg examines the types of internal linking
that occur between bibliographic and full-text records
within five traditional online vendors: Dialog,
CSA, CAS, Ovid, and OCLC.
It's More Than Just Books (And Always
If you think Amazon.com is really just a synonym
for online book buying, this article by Denise Hamilton
will remind you to take advantage of a myriad of
other products and services available through Amazon.
|Something Old, Something
Computers in Libraries 2004
First-time attendee Sheri Lanza found plenty of
sessions to hold her interest at this year's CIL
conference thanks to speakers such as Mary Ellen
Bates, Gary Price, and Ran Hock.
|Managing Your E-Mail
Advice on Maintaining Your E-Mail Relationship
Whether you need to check on e-mail from across
town, across the country, or across an ocean, Cindy
Chick reports there are services that will help
to keep your spam under control and your important
messages safe and accessible.
|Skeletons in Online Closets
Background Investigations of Companies
Don't have the money to hire your own PI but need
to make sure clients' potential business partners
are on the up and up? Michelle Frost, expert background
investigator, reviews specialized resources available
to dig up the information others may not want you
bq casts a critical eye on the quality of information
available online and makes some suggestions as to
how information professionals can help to ensure
a higher level of data monitoring.
| The Better Mousetrap
In a prequel to this year's Special Libraries conference
in Nashville, Matthew McBride looks as what he expects
to see addressed in Tennessee in June, including
XML, portal integration, and secure access issues.
| Internet Express
Are you a type A or type B personality?
If you were a country, which one would you be? These
are just some of the self-assessment tests, from
serious to fun to satirical, Irene McDermott leads
More on Lycos Sidesearch; a love letter; "Pioneer" praise
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.