Paul Piper explores
the types of misleading to totally false information that can be found
on the Net, often by unwary surfers. While some sites are strictly parody
intended or product-promoting, some intentionally lure the unsuspecting
into information provided by hate groups or other agenda-laden organizations.
The Special Libraries
Association’s Annual Conference
Jill Ann Hurst highlights
some of the more intriguing session speakers and the lessons imparted at
this year’s SLA meeting, also sharing the lessons exhibiting companies,
both old standbys and newbies, have — or, in some cases — have not yet
learned. [Page 54]
Simone Friedman presents
four approaches to finding e-commerce information: press releases, article
research, research aggregators, and universities, nonprofits, and government
begins a series on where to find state and federal procurement opportunities.
This article focuses on commercial centers and tools providing access and
information on federal government bidding and subcontracting.
As summer prepares
to fade into a warm memory, bq asks a tough question: Are info pros becoming
“Wimps” on the Information Superhighway? [Page 6]
Helping to ferret
out “Scam in a Spam,” Lysbeth Chuck shares the FTC’s top 12 Internet “wanks,”
telling readers how to best protect themselves — and their clients — from
unethical Web offerings. [Page 10]
In the second part
of her look at Web monitoring and clipping services, Amelia Kassel checks
out CyberAlert and eWatch to see how these services match up.
September also means
back to school, so Irene McDermott takes this opportunity to look at Internet
options for children of all ages, from tots to teens, and to provide
some safety tips for keeping kids safe.
Amy Kautzman, head
of reference and instructional services at Harvard University’s College
Library, and colleague Jan Voogd, head of collection management at Harvard’s’
Littauer Library, debate the growing movement to virtual text in libraries.