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BUBL LINK Updates 1-15 May 2000

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BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates 

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources 

1 - 15 May 2000 

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

 000 Generalities

 Every File Format in the World
      Alphabetical listing of over 3000 file name extensions and
      suffixes with links to brief descriptions where possible.
 Love Letter Worm
      Provides an overview of the VBScript program which spread
      around the world in a matter of hours. Explains which
      computer systems are affected, how the virus infects and
      spreads, and possible solutions to the problem.
 CoolText.com: Online Graphics Generator
      Free software resource facilitating the design of logos,
      buttons, and bullets. On selection of a font, style, size,
      and colour, a customised graphic will be created which can
      then be saved and used on a personal Web page.

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

 004 Computing and the Internet

 Macintosh Download Center
      Collection of software for use with the Macintosh operating
      system including Internet Explorer 5 and Outlook Express
      5.02. Downloads are available in English, Danish, Dutch,
      French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish.
 Digital Toolbox
      Information about a set of software applications designed
      to facilitate the creation of digital resources. Covers
      HTML, MS PowerPoint, MS FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
      Acrobat (PDF), Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Shockwave,
      and offers tips on how to locate images, sounds, and video
      for use on personal Web pages. Bibliographic details of
      related titles held at the university library are listed.

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

 020 Library and Information Science

 Current Cites
      Library and information science current awareness
      newsletter with summaries of articles on developments in
      electronic information provision and delivery in relation
      to libraries. Archives available online from 1990 onwards.
 Collection Management and Scholarly Electronic Publishing
 Resource
      Bibliography of material on the digital publishing of
      educational monographs, covering issues such as collection
      management, licences and copyright, authority and digital
      signatures, and preservation. Cites books, journal
      articles, and Web resources on metadata, the electronic
      publishing cycle, evaluation of material on the Internet,
      intellectual property rights, and digital libraries.
 Directory of Digitized Collections
      Searchable collection of digitisation projects worldwide
      with details of host country and institution, URL, type and
      language of material, and a brief description for each
      entry. The option to display all or new records is given.

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

 100 Philosophy and psychology

 Witches' League for Public Awareness
      Discusses the portrayal of witchcraft in the media, and
      provides general information such as do's and don'ts of
      witches', a calendar of pagan festivals, tools of the
      craft, and a historical account of this pre-Christian
      religion. Details of the organisation itself are also given
      with guidelines on how to become a member.

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

 200 Religion

 Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
      Education and research group highlighting the public
      affairs of Jewish people and Israel. Offers news items,
      explains the importance of survival, security, unity, and
      vision among the community, and discusses differences
      between past and contemporary Judaism.

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

 300 Social sciences

 Office of Research on Minority Health
      Organisation aiming to improve the health status of
      minority Americans by conducting and encouraging
      participation in biomedical and behavioural research
      programs. Provides details of projects investigating
      ageing, alcoholism, cancer, eye disease, infant mortality,
      hypertension, and nutrition.
 Interviews 50 Cents
      Reports on a series of spontaneous interviews conducted by
      producer Ray Farkas and reporter Alex Chadwick who
      travelled around America using a handmade sign to invite
      people to share their stories. Footage is available as
      QuickTime video or in text format.
 Educational Recording Agency Licensing Scheme
      The ERA Licensing Scheme enables educational establishments
      to record radio and television broadcasts for educational
      purposes without infringing copyright. Information on these
      pages includes the licence, the legal position and ERA
      news.
 United Kingdom Legislation
      Full text of all public and local acts of the UK
      parliament, explanatory notes to public acts, statutory and
      draft statutory instruments, and measures of the general
      synod of the Church of England. Legislation for Scotland,
      Wales, and Northern Ireland is detailed separately from
      1999 onwards.
 Parliament of Australia
      Describes the positions and roles of current members of the
      Australian Parliament, and outlines the functions of House
      and Senate. A historical background, summaries of pending
      legislation, research papers on topical issues, and
      archives of parliamentary debates are also provided.
 Social Work Student
      News bulletins and a collection of links to resources
      concerning children, families, and adults. A forum to
      communicate with other students of social work is
      available.
 DrugScope
      Organisation providing information about legal and illegal
      drugs, related research, and advice on policy making.
      Offers news, events, details of educational publications,
      and an encyclopaedia which documents the origin, history,
      constitution, effects, and legal stance on a wide range of
      substances.
 World's Water
      Tables, figures and maps depicting freshwater supply and
      withdrawal, and desalination capacity by country. Includes
      links to organisations, institutions, and individuals
      working in the fields of environmental development, water
      efficiency, sanitation, and public health.
 UCoSDA: The Universities' and Colleges' Staff Development Agency
      Organisation established to promote staff development and
      training provision across universities and colleges in the
      United Kingdom. Members are offered consultancy, a help
      line, a database of tutors, complimentary mailings and
      briefing papers.
 Oz Encyclopedia
      Provides an insight into the make-believe land of Oz
      created by L. Frank Baum, offering information about books,
      characters, and places from the stories. Also lists
      production details of the Oz movies from 1939 to 1979
      including The Wizard Of Oz, Return To Oz, Fantasia 3, The
      Wiz, and Number 13, an experimental film never to be
      completed or released.

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

 400 Language

 Polish Language Course
      Provides basic information about the Polish language
      covering the alphabet, pronunciation of individual vowels
      and consonants, division of words into syllables, stress,
      and changing sounds before certain consonants. Brief notes
      are provided on nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech,
      and lessons and pronunciation exercises are given together
      with audio files to assess progress.
 About.com Guide to Hebrew Language
      A collection of resources covering subjects including the
      alphabet, grammar, literature, slang or 'new' Hebrew, and
      translation. A selection of cultural material is also
      provided.

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

 500 Natural sciences and mathematics

 Terra: The EOS Flagship
      Daily image reports from Terra, a NASA satellite launched
      to investigate interrelationships in the Earth system
      between land, ocean, atmosphere, and life. Data gathered
      will enable future climate changes to be predicted,
      allowing us to prepare effectively for the future.
 Willo: The Dinosaur with a Heart
      Information about the discovery of the fossilised heart of
      a small herbivore called a Thescelosaurus which revealed a
      structure more like that of a bird or a mammal than a
      reptile, suggesting that some dinosaurs had high metabolic
      rates. Includes images of the 3-D reconstruction of the
      dinosaur's chest cavity.
 Plant Kingdom: An Introduction to the World of Plants from an
 Evolutionary Perspective
      Text, figures, tables, and photographs depicting the
      diversity of plants such as algae, bryophytes, ferns, and
      conifers. Contains a set of past exam questions and a
      series of laboratory assignments.
 Animal Diversity Web
      Database of descriptions, photographs, and classifications
      of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles,
      sharks, bony fish, molluscs, arthropods, and echinoderms,
      searchable by common or scientific name. Some records also
      provide information on habitats, physical characteristics,
      food, reproductive habits, and geographic range.
 Bugbios
      Collection of resources about insects with photographs and
      descriptions of 14 different orders including lepidoptera,
      diptera, coleoptera, cockroaches, stick insects, and
      arthropod. Offers a selection of teaching materials, and a
      full text archive of Cultural Entomology Digest articles
      which consider the impact insects have on various aspects
      of human culture.
 Fish FAQ
      A list of answers to common questions posed to the National
      Marine Fisheries Service. Covers fish species,
      classification, survival, dangerous sea creatures, and a
      range of other marine animals such as lobsters, crabs,
      clams, sea turtles, and whales. Also provides links to sets
      of marine life and oceanographic facts.
 AmphibiaWeb
      Database of amphibian biology and conservation containing
      species descriptions, photographs, life history
      information, and references to related literature.
      Describes the recent decline in the frog population
      worldwide and suggests why so many species are becoming
      extinct.
 Living Links
      Centre investigating similarities between apes and humans
      in relation to social life, ecology, cognition, neurology,
      and molecular genetics. Provides a dictionary of
      hyperlinked terms, research topics, and a series of sounds
      illustrating noises made by apes, human interviews, and
      video clips showing chimpanzee conflict, food sharing, and
      the bushmeat crisis.

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

 600 Technology (applied sciences)

 MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary
      Fully searchable and browsable collection of classical and
      contemporary medical terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and
      jargon.
 HerbMed
      Searchable database of plant species proven to possess
      medicinal qualities. Provides clinical data, case reports,
      information about traditional usage, warnings, biochemical
      details, descriptions of preparation methods, and images
      for each herb. Also offers an alphabetical listing of
      species' common and scientific names.
 Greek Cuisine
      Searchable collection of traditional Greek recipes with
      instructions on how to prepare appetisers, soups, sauces
      and dressings, main courses, desserts, and salads.

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

 700 The arts

 Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956
      Describes the life and work of Jackson Pollock, the
      controversial postmodern painter who adopted an unusual and
      physically involved technique to smear, spatter, and drip
      paint on canvas. Includes images of his paintings and
      photographs of the artist at work.
 National Portrait Gallery
      Collection of paintings, drawings, miniatures, sculptures,
      engravings, silhouettes, and photographs, all of which
      depict famous British men and women. Works can be searched
      for by entering the name of an artist, a sitter, the title
      of a piece, or a National Portrait Gallery (NPG) number.
 Masters of Photography
      Articles on, and biographical summaries of, photographers
      such as Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans,
      and Alfred Steiglitz. Provides a selection of photographs
      by each artist including Victorian portraits, New York
      street photography, and images of the Ethiopian famine.
 Glossary of Film Terms
      Definitions of film-related terms arranged alphabetically
      and by categories such as the film itself, camera
      equipment, types of shots and coverage, sound, editing, and
      video transfer.
 Theatre History on the Web
      Extensive index of resources designed to assist theatre
      historians. Eras covered include Classical, Medieval and
      Renaissance, Elizabethan, and 18th, 19th, and 20th
      centuries. Collections of art and general theatre material
      are offered, along with links to related research centres,
      libraries, museums, and exhibitions.
 Chess Variants
      Alphabetical listing of chess variants such as Alice,
      Maelstrom, Triplets, Zebulon, and Goliath, together with
      information about their creators, pieces, and rules. Also
      offers a brief history of the traditional game of chess,
      and outlines the differences between the original game and
      the one commonly played today.
 Special Olympics
      Describes a sports program founded in 1968 enabling
      mentally retarded athletes to compete against each other.
      Participants' profiles are given, together with information
      about past and forthcoming events. Details of how to get
      involved as an athlete, coach, or volunteer are also
      supplied, as is the opportunity to make a donation to the
      organisation.

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

 800 Literature and rhetoric

 Southwestern Literature
      Introductory material and resources about writers from the
      Southwest region of the United States, defined as New
      Mexico and Arizona, Texas west of the Pecos river, Colorado
      south of the Arkansas river, the San Luis valley and the
      Colorado plateau region, southern Utah, and the Sonoran and
      Mohave desert regions of California. Information is
      provided on a range of authors, and also on the subjects of
      Hispanic and Chicano culture, native Americans, and
      environmental issues. Includes course syllabi from 1997
      onwards and assignments taken from the Southwest literature
      class at New Mexico State University.
 Tolkien Archives
      Features an audio library of narratives, music, and
      animated films, a biography, essays, poetry, maps and
      charts of Tolkien's world, and an insight to the history of
      the Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Ents, Hobbits, Men, Nazgul,
      Orcs, Valar, and Wizards.

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

 900 Geography and history

 CountryWatch.com
      Clickable map provides key data about the population,
      geographical area, capital city, climate, languages spoken,
      and currency of over 190 countries. Also offers information
      on recent news stories, economic situations, agriculture,
      the environment, ethnic divisions, and religions practised.


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