Beyond Road Maps:
The Topography of Digital Mapping Databases
Are you in need of a crash course on digital map
literacy? David Mattison will help you get your
compass pointing in the right direction to locate
spatial data on the Web in academic, commercial,
and government venues.
|Online Before the Internet:
Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories
In part 5 of this ongoing series, Susanne Bjørner
and Stephanie Ardito go on the road to LexisNexis
with Richard Giering, who played a major role in
developing the technology that helped to create
Building a Critical Process
What's an information audit and how do information
professionals need to be involved? Rebecca Jones
and Bonnie Burwell explain the objectives and parts
of an information audit as well as the information
professional's role in this management process.
| Knowledge Management at Your Service:
New Solutions and Sources for Librarians
Judith Lamont introduces librarians to a range of
KM solutions software designed to provide more user-friendly,
flexible, and functional applications for enhancing
To start off 2004, bq jumps some years into the
future and shares an entry from Encyclopedia
of the Future's volume on "THE Library." You're
gonna love it!
Carol Ebbinghouse reviews the cons and cons (no,
that's not a misprint) of the new hurdle in the
House of Representatives, known as the "Database
and Collections of Information Misappropriation
Act," and yes, it's as bad as it sounds!
| Internet Express
Irene McDermott looks at another branch of the U.S.
government, the presidency, of which there is another
election this year. She tells you where to go to
get the goods on all your favorite Dems, Reps, third-party
candidates, and primaries.
| Tools of the Trade
If you'd like to can the spam, Sheri Lanza tests
out and rates three different anti-spam programs:
MailWasher Pro, Spam Sleuth, and SpamSubtract Pro.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.