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All (Almost) on the Internet
Freely Available Science Information Resources on the Web
Librarians facing budget cutbacks should check out these science resources available on the internet—and usually for free—recommended by Barry Brown, science librarian, and Paul Piper, reference librarian, who say the depth of information, from journal articles to gray literature, on
the open web these days is quite impressive.
Survival Lessons for Libraries
Corporate Libraries—A Soft Analysis and a Warning
Toby Pearlstein and James Matarazzo continue their series with case studies of corporate library reductions and closures, offering advice on how to minimize your chances of experiencing either situation firsthand.
Financial Information Literacy Services at Your Library
Find out about Smart investing@your library, a pilot project launched in 2007 by a network of 25 libraries. It now makes financial information available to more than 8 million patrons nationwide through social networking tools such as YouTube and Second Life.
The Art of the Deal
Negotiating in Times of Economic Stress
In the third installment of their ongoing series, Jill Grogg and Beth Ashmore look at how the current economic climate is affecting the information professional’s ability to better negotiate for products and services.
Stormy Seas and Piracy
Surf’s up. Waaaay up. But bq says by asking the right questions to the right people, info pros can stay afloat during—and after—this bout of rough weather.
Free Tools for Job Seekers
Like most libraries, Irene McDermott’s has seen a surge of new visitors seeking job assistance. She tells readers what places on the web provide a variety of tools, from basic computer and email tutorials to how to store files and write and submit resumes, that will help empower patrons and hopefully get them back to work.
Tools of the Trade
The Perils of
Federal Publishing and the
Benefits of SaaS Project
Or, How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the Audit
Cue the Dragnet theme. Erik Arnold received a “request” he could not refuse from a U.S. government agency for an audit of his work performed since 2007. Luckily, accommodating this request was made much easier by three SaaS project management tools he’s been using: BaseCamp, Zoho, and Google Sites. Now if the federal government will just learn how to make its information as easily trackable.
Both Sides Now
The European Library and Europeana
Susanne Bjørner, our foreign correspondent who is in the process of learning Spanish, takes a look at Europeana, a digital repository of Europe’s art treasures which incorporates 22 languages on its site, and The European Library, which has relaunched with more multilingual facilities. But Bjører wonders: Is all this language development necessary?
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.