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BUBL LINK Updates 1-15 November 2000

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BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates 

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources 

1 - 15 November 2000 

For live links to all these resources, see 
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/updates/current.html

 000 Generalities

 UFO Documents
      Collection of digitised documents relating to the
      phenomenon of Unidentified Flying Objects. Among the topics
      discussed are government involvement, alleged sightings
      around the world, record keeping, and deceptive data. Each
      entry is presented as a PDF file.

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 004 Computing and the Internet

 Webopedia Quick Reference: Internet
      Provides information on common Internet issues, including
      server types, file extensions and data formats, country
      domain codes, and Internet error messages.
 MuseumSpot.com
      Museum directory searchable by country, state, city, museum
      name, artist, or speciality such as aviation, history,
      music, photography, space, and toys. An 'offbeat' category
      includes the Museums of Roller Skating, Bad Art, and Dirt.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 100 Philosophy and psychology

 Bioethics.net
      Online journal tackling issues such as cloning and
      genetics, gene therapy, assisted suicide, and a range of
      other controversial topics. Also gives contact information
      for US graduate programs in bioethics, and links to
      associated Web material.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 200 Religion

 Alexander Campbell
      Offers a collection of writings by and about the renowned
      preacher Alexander Campbell (1788-1866). Comprises works
      authored solely by Campbell, contributions to periodicals
      and books by other people, and a selection of biographical
      and critical studies.
 Iconography of Saint Sebastian
      Images of iconography dedicated to Saint Sebastian, which
      are catergorised by type into paintings, sculptures,
      drawings, miniatures, mosaics, and stained glass. A brief
      description of each object indicates the approximate date
      when it was created, its dimensions, and the location where
      it is held.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 300 Social sciences

 How Much Information?
      Attempts to measure the annual production of information
      content by storage media type. Coverage includes print
      resources, film, optical and magnetic storage, the
      Internet, and broadcast media. Estimates total production
      at around 250 megabytes for every human on earth, and
      argues that digital information accounts for the vast
      majority, with print documents only making up 0.003 percent
      of the total quantity produced. Concludes that better
      understanding and tools are required to make use of the
      ever-increasing supply of information, and to avoid total
      information overload.
 Multicultural Resources: a Quick Reference Library for African,
 Native and Hawaiian America
      Collection of resources dealing with many aspects of
      American cultural studies, with an emphasis on Native and
      African American issues, as well as ideologies of cultural
      theory and theorists.
 Danish Referendum on Economic and Monetary Union
      Provides an overview of the Danish referendum held in
      September 2000, which resulted in a vote against joining
      the European single currency. Examines the background to
      the opt-out, campaigns adopted, public attitudes towards
      the Euro, and assesses the political implications of the
      outcome.
 ElectionSearch 2000
      Facilitates searching of the voting records, campaign
      spending, and platforms of all candidates in the US
      Presidential, Senatorial, and Gubernatorial elections of
      2000.
 Living Room Candidate
      Presents a history of US Presidential election campaign
      commercials from 1952 to the present day. Material is
      offered in RealVideo format, and can be accessed
      chronologically, or by common advert theme such as attack
      ads, family man, or looking presidential.
 Economics Website
      Provides an introduction to basic concepts in economics,
      including supply and demand, stocks and bonds, credit,
      commerce, banking, and interdependence. Sections are
      accompanied by quizzes which illustrate the concepts. Also
      offers a glossary of economic terms, and links to a
      selection of related resources.
 China's Churn
      Examines the changes in the Chinese economy, described as
      being in a state of 'creative destruction', whereby
      unprofitable firms must go out of business to make
      resources available for industries whose products are
      needed or favoured by consumers. This situation, referred
      to as China's Churn, is predicted to escalate as China
      becomes more involved in the world trading system and looks
      set to become the second largest economy in the world.
 Guide to Sources of Information on Foreign Investment in Spain
 1780-1914
      Provides information on archives around the world which
      contain records of foreign investment in Spain between 1780
      and 1914. Outlines the importance of such investment to
      Spain, and offers an alphabetical list of investors with
      background information and details of particular companies.
 Economics of Civil Wars, Crime, and Violence
      Project studying the economic causes and consequences of
      civil war and violent crime in developing countries.
      Outlines the motivation underlying the project, sets out
      the major topics, and presents working papers, relevant
      data sets, and the electronic Conflict Online Newsletter.
 Blind Readers Page
      Listing of information sources for the blind which offer
      material in a range of formats such as Braille, recorded
      cassettes, large print, and electronic texts. Also features
      links to national organisations, adaptive computer
      technology suppliers, government agencies, information on
      guide dogs and mobility, audio books, tactile maps and
      graphics, and greeting cards.
 Environmental Aspects of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and
 Production
      Information on the impact of the offshore oil and gas
      industry on the ocean environment and living resources.
      Features a selection of articles covering issues such as
      anthropogenic effects on the shelf and marine pollution,
      decommissioning of offshore structures, and spilled oil in
      the sea. Also provides the latest oil and gas industry
      news, information on forthcoming conferences, and a listing
      of recommended publications.
 Consumer Search
      Collection of product reviews and recommendations providing
      consumer advice on electronics equipment such as DVD
      players, computers, sports and leisure facilities, office
      machinery, household items, kitchen appliances, personal
      finance tools, health and fitness resources such as weight
      loss programs, automotive products, photo and video
      equipment, and garden tools.
 E-Commerce Parallel Session
      Reports on a survey investigating the scale of e-commerce
      system usage within the HE sector conducted in
      August/September 2000, together with information about the
      parallel session held at the 2000 Institutional Web
      Management Workshop, University of Bath, at which the
      survey results were formally presented. Includes PowerPoint
      slides in HTML format, reports, and feedback.
 E-Commerce Times
      Online publication offering news, reports, and industry
      guides relating to electronic commerce. Collates
      information from around the world, and offers a guide to
      products and services, and a selection of free newsletters.
 Cinema: How are Hollywood Films Made?
      Offers an insight into screenwriting, directing, producing,
      acting, and editing, and explains how each of these areas
      converge during the making of a film. Also gives the
      opportunity to perform tasks such as writing dialogue for a
      comedy scene.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 400 Language

 European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages
      Promotion and protection of the linguistic rights of
      regional, minority, and non territorial languages within
      the European Union member states. Information includes
      EBLUL's policy statements, current projects, and registered
      organisations. Additional information is provided by a
      searchable database of all the languages represented, with
      numbers of current speakers, and representation within
      public services, the media, and education. Available in
      English and French.
 Tetun
      Examines the Tetun language spoken by over 300,000 people
      in many parts of East and West Timor. Audio files
      illustrate the sound of the language, and guides to grammar
      and meaning are also provided.
 TWLL: The Welsh Learner's Links
      Collection of Welsh language resources catering for
      learners of all abilities. Information includes a
      bibliography, software packages, magazines, grammar guides,
      and spelling and vocabulary checkers.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 500 Natural sciences and mathematics

 Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms
      In depth explanations of expressions commonly used in
      statistics, arranged alphabetically, and also according to
      a suggested learning order. Graphs and equations accompany
      text where necessary.
 Astronomer Online
      A monthly magazine documenting astronomical observations
      for the 'advanced amateur'. A useful source for extensive
      images, material covers asteroids, comets, and planets.
      Access to other relevant astronomy resources is also
      provided. Subscription is necessary for selected
      information.
 Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
      Enables the user to display a virtual reality image of the
      phases of the moon between 1800 and 2199 AD. Also includes
      calculations of sunrises and sunsets or moonrises and
      moonsets worldwide, the dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter,
      and a Julian Date converter. Celestial Navigation Data and
      Orbital Elements of Asteroids are also included.
 International Jupiter Watch
      Promotes coordination in the observation and research of
      Jupiter, its satellites and magnetosphere, from earth and
      space with an emphasis on time-variable phenomena.
      Resources offered include images, bibliographies,
      newsletters, reports, and links to related resources.
 Black Holes: The Death of a Star
      Provides an introduction to the black hole phenomena,
      including the formation of singularities. Also outlines the
      physical properties of black holes, and examines the
      connection between them and the theory of relativity.
 International Coloured Gemstone Association
      Educational resource to promote the understanding,
      appreciation, and sale of gemstones worldwide. Gems and
      information pertaining to them, such as cut and location,
      are searchable alphabetically, by variety or by colour.
      Additional information is provided by articles on the likes
      of rare gems, how to judge the quality of gems and
      birthstones, and the symbolic meaning of various stones.
      French and German search facilities are provided.
 Neanderthals and Modern Humans: A Regional Guide
      Information about the prehistoric people known as
      Neanderthals and their modern successors, considering human
      evolution by addressing the relation between the two
      groups, and the interaction between them. Fossil and
      genetic evidence is presented for Western, Central, and
      Eastern Europe, Siberia, and Western and Central Asia.
      Bibliographies of related books and serials are given,
      together with a listing of anthropological museums around
      the world.
 WWW Virtual Library: Vision Science
      Collection of links relating to research in human and
      animal vision. Coverage includes research laboratories and
      groups, researchers, projects, jobs and training, and
      grants. Also features software, images, a selection of
      bibliographies, and electronic visual science publications.
 Wealth of the Rainforest: Pharmacy of the World
      Information pertaining to the natural resources of the
      Amazon Rainforest, with a tropical plant database that is
      searchable by common name, botanical name, or ailment.
      Information is then given on use of substances and
      remedies, together with an extensive image gallery, and
      details of environmental issues relating to the Rainforest,
      such as its destruction and preservation.
 Butterflies 2000: On the Wings of Freedom
      Educational resource on butterflies directed at schools, in
      either English, German, or Chinese translation. Includes
      image close-ups of the anatomical structure of butterflies,
      and general information covering the likes of
      metamorphosis, defence, and eating habits. Also features
      factual information about butterfly behaviour such as
      getting drunk on the juice of rotten fruit, and the human
      fascination with them expressed through art, music,
      literature, and design.
 UK Moths
      Collection of moth images from different areas in the
      United Kingdom. Images are searchable by name or by index
      numbers taken from 'A Recorder's Log Book or Label List of
      British Butterflies and Moths', by J.D. Bradley and D.S.
      Fletcher.
 Fiona's Shark Mania
      Collection of sources relevant to the study of sharks, with
      information on press coverage, specific classifications of
      sharks, and image galleries, as well as an extensive list
      of additional resources such as organisations, statistical
      data, projects, and articles.
 Equindex
      Searchable index of horse related Internet resources,
      providing links to information about horse shippers and
      haulers, racing fixtures, pedigree skills, and a selection
      of images of thoroughbred mares.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 600 Technology (applied sciences)

 Pretty Strange Patents
      Full records of patents registered around the world,
      displaying recently acquired entries and an archive of many
      more. Some of the more unusual inventions include a
      combination toy dog and vacuum cleaner, salad on a stick,
      headgear for posture correction, and an anti-snoring
      device.
 WWW Virtual Library: Stress
      Collection of links to resources relating to aspects of
      stress. Coverage includes books and publishers, email lists
      and newsgroups, electronic and print journals, professional
      organisations, and resources concerned with stress
      management.
 Fertilitext
      Offers resources for couples experiencing difficulty in
      conceiving a baby, and those considering fertility
      treatment. Provides information on improving chances of
      becoming pregnant, fertility treatment options, male
      fertility, conception after 35, and secondary infertility.
      Also features a fertility glossary. Coverage is generally
      US-focused, though has international relevance.
 Genetically Modified Food: UK and World News
      Provides access to information on genetically modified
      food, which includes UK and worldwide press releases,
      foodstuffs connected to GM research, companies and their
      policies towards the production and sale of GM foods, as
      well as a list of those who promote GM food production.
      Information on the implications of such production and E.
      Coli issues are also available.
 IFOAM: International Federation of Organic Agricultural
 Movements
      Concerned with the dissemination of information to promote
      a worldwide holistic approach to the principles of organic
      farming. Resources provide access to basic standards of
      crop production, aquaculture, genetic engineering, and
      animal husbandry. Additional information includes press
      releases and reports, worldwide statistics, and the IFOAM
      comments on the proposed US Department of Agriculture rule.
 Organicfood.co.uk
      Online magazine promoting the use of organic foods and
      knowledge of a healthier lifestyle. Resources include a
      news archive of relevant issues from around the world,
      reasons to use organic foods, a searchable database of
      retailers, and information on herbs and their medicinal
      qualities.
 Pumpkins and More
      Explains the origin of the name 'pumpkin', describes
      historical uses, and offers details of different varieties
      available. Also gives nutritional information, recipe
      ideas, a guide to growing the vegetable, and links to
      educational resources, festivals, and farms.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 700 The arts

 Design Council
      Concerned with promoting the effective use of design in
      business, education, and government on both national and
      international levels. Provides access to news and
      publications, events and exhibitions, and partnership
      projects. The main topics look at how design should be
      incorporated into social change, issues of sustainability
      and usability, and the use of partnership networks in order
      to achieve success.
 Glenn Gould Archive
      Offers information on the archives of the Canadian concert
      pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982) with a virtual exhibition
      of his archive papers, samples of audio holdings from the
      National Library of Canada, databases of the musician's
      papers, and a selection of research aids such as a Gould
      chronology, bibliography, and discographic database. Also
      offers a selection of writings by and about Glenn Gould.
 120 Years of Electronic Music
      Traces the origins of electronic music and its development
      between 1870 and 1990, considering early experiments, the
      vacuum tube era, integrated circuits, and digital
      technologies of the present day. Also offers information on
      individual instruments such as the singing arc, celluphone,
      sonar, solovox, and synthesisers, their inventors, and date
      of invention.
 Liturgical and Church Music Resources
      Collection of resources relating to liturgical and church
      music. Includes church music associations, and writings on
      liturgical music.
 Instrument Hospital
      Resource offering guidelines on how to maintain and repair
      brass and woodwind musical instruments. Gives information
      about technicians, an email based newsletter, new and used
      instruments for sale, and tips on the upkeep of French
      horns, flutes, and clarinets in a section entitled '101
      Ways'.
 Musical Instruments Described
      Brief descriptions of a range of musical instruments,
      arranged alphabetically by name, and accompanied by an
      illustration where possible. Includes details of the
      baryton, bowed psaltery, dulcian, krummhorn, lute,
      recorder, serpent, and vulcan lyre.
 Handbook of Texas Online: Piano Manufacture
      Brief article on piano manufacture in the United States
      during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
 Piano History
      Offers an insight into the piano by documenting its
      importance in America, and methods of selection and
      maintenance, written by a professional tuner and
      technician. Also discusses the piano's musical
      classification, ancestry and parentage, its inventor
      Cristofori, and the technical, playing, and marketing
      history of the popular instrument.
 To Build a Harpsichord
      Guide to constructing a harpsichord with an introductory
      section about the type of wood and skills needed, and the
      instrument itself. A plan is then laid out considering the
      string lengths, plucking ratios, and string diameters, with
      illustrations of various stages of the manufacturing
      process. Also describes tools required to cut jack slots,
      make a jack slide, create a soundboard rose, and design a
      nameboard.
 Wheatstone English Concertina
      Article offering information about the invention of the
      concertina at the beginning of the 19th century, and its
      inventor Charles Wheatstone. Provides details of his
      business of general musical instrument sales and
      manufacture, images of prototype concertinas, and others
      depicting the instrument's evolution over the years. Also
      documents the design and development of the Wheatstone
      aeola.
 Radio Times Guide to Film
      Guide to films in the UK, focusing on those which are
      either on television, in cinemas, or becoming commercially
      available on video or DVD in the coming week. Also offers a
      database of movie reviews, searchable by title, genre,
      rating, and starring actors.
 Nightclubs in the UK
      Directory of nightclubs in the UK, browsable by region, and
      then by town or city. Addresses are provided for each club,
      with some fuller entries detailing music policies, dress
      codes, opening times, and resident DJs.
 UEFA European Football Results and Qualification
      Explains and illustrates the coefficients and ranking
      system used by the European football governing body to
      determine qualification and seedings for its major club
      tournaments. Features a listing of the latest data, updated
      after each round of matches.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 900 Geography and history

 Internet Resources for Latin America
      Provides access to resources dealing with a variety of
      topics in Latin American studies. Includes full text news,
      subscription and public access databases, and Spanish
      Language search engines and bilingual sources.
 Heraldry on the Internet
      Collection of material designed to aid heraldic and
      genealogical research on the Internet. Features information
      on Irish surnames, symbolism and terminology, maps, flags,
      Scottish Clans and tartans, and coats of arms.
 Powys Digital History Project
      Archive documents, photographs and early maps, which
      chronicle the local history of six counties in the mid
      Wales county of Powys. Provides information on the themes
      of crime and punishment, education and schools, religion in
      Wales, and care of the poor. Also covers Hendomen: the
      motte and bailey castle at Montgomery, and the history of
      the Brecon Boys County/Grammar School.

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