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BUBL LINK Updates 16-30 September 1998

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BUBL LINK Updates

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources

16 - 30 September 1998

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

All links in the full BUBL LINK catalogue were checked
and fixed on 22-24 September.

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004 Computing and the Internet

Acronym Finder
     Searchable database of more than 61,000 common acronyms and
     abbreviations, with an emphasis on the fields of computing, technology
     and telecommunications.
Discrete Event Systems Simulation
     Online course on computer systems modelling and simulation, providing
     modelling tools for simulating complex man-made systems, with example
     Fortran programs and SPSS commands. Topics covered include statistics
     and probability for simulation, techniques for sensitivity estimation,
     goal-seeking and optimisation techniques, including optimisation by
     simulation.
Information Systems Meta-List
     An extensive resource index which attempts to provide a comprehensive
     set of pointers to information systems resources on the Internet.
PC Technology Guide
     An overview of PC technology aimed more at the PC hobbyist than the IT
     professional, focusing on current technology but with some historical
     perspective. It covers the PC's major internal components and
     peripheral devices and includes a glossary of terms associated with PC
     technology.
Developer .com
     Resources and information for software developers, including
     Internet-related resources and programming tools, online books on
     subjects including ActiveX and Website management, free source code
     and graphics, and articles on new development technologies.
Internet Alliance
     Association devoted to promoting and developing online and Internet
     services worldwide, through public policy, advocacy, consumer outreach
     and strategic alliances.
Internet Related USA and Local Statistics
     Set of statistics relating to the use of the Internet in the United
     States, and links to sources of other Internet statistics.
SoftWatcher
     Listing of recent PC and Macintosh software in the areas of audio,
     video, business and finance, education, graphics, publishing and
     programming. Browsable by site, date or category.

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020 Library and Information Science

Librarians' Resource Centre
     A selective collection of resources compiled to facilitate information
     research and retrieval. It is organised along three major divisions.
     Section one is dedicated to public services and has pointers to search
     engines, topical guides, ready reference and databases. Section two is
     devoted to professional development, knowledge management and library
     literature on the web. Section three covers technical services and
     provides guides for cataloguing, Internet and intranet development
     tools and acquisitions sourcing.
Eusidic
     A European forum for the provision of information and the exchange of
     experience, opinion and advice amongst organisations active in the
     production, distribution and use of information services.
Librarian's Yellow Pages
     A searchable directory of over 1000 companies covering the fields of
     audio visual publishing, automation, electronic publishing and the
     Internet, equipment, furnishings and supplies, print publishing and
     sources and services.
ISSN Online: The ISSN Register on the Web
     Online register of International Standard Serial Numbers, the
     internationally recognised unique numeric identifier for serial
     publications in any format. Subscription service, with free 30-day
     trial available.
Cataloging and Indexing
     Pointers to a collection of software tools, reports and guidelines
     developed by DESIRE to aid Internet resource discovery, intended for
     anyone interested in creating a strategy for Internet cataloguing and
     indexing.
Dublin Core Metadata for Resource Discovery
     The Dublin Core Metadata standard was developed to promote better
     discovery standards for electronic resources and to make it easier to
     find relevant information on the World Wide Web. It is a 15-element
     set of descriptors in three groups which roughly indicate the class or
     scope of information stored in them. Firstly, content: title, subject,
     description, type, source, relation and coverage; secondly,
     intellectual property: creator, publisher, contributor and rights; and
     finally, instantiation: date, format, identifier and language.
Creating a Viable Scholarly Data Resource
     Document intended to inform arts and humanities researchers and
     teachers about steps they can take to ensure that data resources they
     create will be accessible in future despite numerous and unpredictable
     changes in computer technologies.
Scholars' Information Requirements in a Digital Age
     Report focusing on strategies to encourage greater scholarly
     exploitation of information technologies and digital resources within
     the arts and humanities, providing a perspective on information
     requirements in the digital age and exploring obstacles to scholarly
     use of digital resources.
DutchESS: Dutch Electronic Subject Service
     An index of Internet resources organised by subject, selected
     according to quality and relevance for the academic community:
     students and academic researchers. The resources are classified
     according to the Nederlandse Basisclassificatie (Dutch Basic
     classification). Resources can be located by browsing the basic
     classification subject tree or using the simple or advanced searches.
IATUL Conference 1998: International Association of Technological
University Libraries
     Abstracts and full text of papers given at the 1998 IATUL Conference
     in Pretoria, South Africa, on 1-5 June 1998. Topics include library
     purchasing consortia, information literacy, benchmarking knowledge
     management, faculty publishing productivity, performance measurement
     in libraries and information services, and using the Internet to
     support lifelong learning.
CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
     Reviews of significant current books and electronic media of interest
     to those in higher education. Contains tables of contents and
     summaries of features and articles from September 1997.
Australian Museums Online
     Information about the collections of Australian museums and galleries,
     including approximately 350,000 item records and images from over 50
     Australian museums.

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

070 News and publishing

Scottish Publishers Association
     Trade association of around 80 Scottish publishers, founded in 1974,
     which helps its members to market their books and is a source of
     information about publishing in general for publishers, the media and
     the public. Online information includes the Scottish bestsellers list
     and a directory of all members, with web sites, postal addreses and
     telephone numbers.
Intellectual Property: Who Should Own Scientific Papers?
     An article on electronic publishing arguing that the authors of
     scientific works based on government-supported research should be free
     to distribute those works as they see fit, via journals, electronic
     postings, and other new modes that may appear.
Newswatch UK
     A concise daily summary of the main British stories covered by UK
     newspapers, including the latest political happenings, business and
     sports news and show business gossip.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: Journalists and Newspapers 1700-1900
     Biographies of journalists, publishers, illustrators artists and
     cartoonists, such as Charles Dickens, John Tenniel, William Blake and
     William Hogarth. Also covers newspapers and journals, both national
     and provincial, including The Times, The Edinburgh Review and
     Blackwood's Magazine, and radical 19th century publications like The
     Poor Man's Guardian and The Black Dwarf.
Israel Wire
     News from Israel and reports on events relevant to the international
     Jewish community. Updated daily.

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

200 Religion

Iona Community
     Information and news from the ecumenical Christian Iona community,
     including details of its publications, music and youth work.
Religious Society of Friends
     Information on Quakers in the UK, including details about local
     meetings, activities, Parliamentary Liaison Briefings, and the Friends
     House Library.
Taize
     Information about the ecumenical, international Christian Taize
     community, and its meetings, music and publications.
World Council of Churches
     Information about the fellowship of more than 330 churches, in all
     continents from virtually all Christian traditions. Offers details of
     projects and institutes such as Programme to Overcome Violence,
     Refugee and Migration Service and Action by Churches Together.

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

300 Social sciences

Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies Infobase
     Guide to basic communication and media theory, covering communication
     models, empathy as a communication skill, fidelity of transmission,
     learning and communication, meaning and communication, perception
     semiotics and social systems.
Center for International Health Information
     Data on current status and trends in population, nutrition and health
     for developing countries, including statistics on indicators such as
     infant and maternal mortality, nutritional status, vaccination
     coverage, contraceptive use, and population and fertility rates.
Online Resource Guide to Political Inquiry
     Directories of selected resources for subjects such as British
     politics, Central and East European politics, defence and security
     studies, feminism, humanitarian intervention, and race, ethnicity and
     national identity.
Federation of Small Businesses
     A nationwide lobbying group committed to the interests of all small
     businesses. Information includes statistics concerning small
     businesses, responses to government policy and contact details.
House of Commons Early Day Motions
     Database of Early Day Motions, which are motions introduced by Members
     of Parliament that are generally not debated but are rather used to
     draw attention to a particular issue or gather support for it by
     having other MPs add their signatures.
DVLA: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
     An executive agency of the Department of the Environment, Transport
     and the Regions. The primary aims of the DVLA are to aid general law
     enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, collect
     taxation and to assist the road safety objectives of the Department.
     Includes information about vehicle registration, licensing, export and
     import, personalised registration numbers and wheel clamping.
How to Avoid Genetic Foods: An Invaluable Guide to Healthy Eating
     Advice and information for those wishing to avoid genetically modified
     foods.
Royal Canadian Mountain Police
     Official Web site of the Mounties. Extensive information includes
     details of drug enforcement, economic crime, counterfeiting, drug
     awareness, immigration and passport control, proceeds of crime,
     customs and excise, computer and telecommunications crime.
Housing Resource Guide
     A not-for-profit organisation set up in July 1998. It aims to guide
     Internet users to housing resources, to educate and inform the housing
     sector about the advantages of the Internet, and to promote the use of
     the Internet amongst housing organisations. Topics include building
     and construction, central government, charities and campaigning,
     education and training, homelessness, housing associations, housing
     consultants and recruitment, information technology, local
     authorities, publications, resources and student housing.
Asia Pacific Higher Education Network
     APHEN aims to provide a means of extending and enhancing mutually
     beneficial links between higher education institutions in the Asia
     Pacific region and provide increased opportunities for collaboration
     in teaching and research, particularly in key areas related to
     sustainable development. There are links to conference papers and
     research groups.
Institute of Export
     The Institute of Export aims to enhance the export performance of the
     United Kingdom by setting and raising professional standards in
     international trade management and export practice. It provides
     information on education and training, export vacancies and industry
     news.
Overseas Trade Services: Exporting Expertise Online
     The joint Overseas Trade Services (OTS) operation provides support to
     UK exporters. It has a global network dedicated to helping UK
     businesses compete successfully throughout the world.
Europemedia .com
     A free weekly news report covering the main developments in the
     European online markets. Includes Europe wide and country-specific
     news.
BBC Digital
     A description of BBC digital services including television and radio.

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

500 Natural sciences and mathematics

Science and Policy
     Access to tables of contents of over 500 articles and papers concerned
     with science and policy. Abstracts are available upon free
     registration, and full text articles upon subscription.
The Zero Saga and Other Stories
     A critical overview of basic mathematical fallacies surrounding zero,
     such as dividing by zero, with notes on the origin of infinity and its
     symbol.
Bibliography for Computational Probability and Statistics
     Bibliography offering extensive coverage of printed sources of
     information on computational probability and statistics, as well as
     links to popular journals, articles and other Web resources.
Business Statistics: Revealing Facts From Figures
     Collection of resources on various topics in business statistics
     useful to MBA students, including hypothesis testing, normal
     distribution, correlation, analysis of variance, and predicting market
     response.
Statistical Data Analysis
     Collection of educational resources for undergraduates on various
     topics in statistical data analysis, including a book list, SPSS and
     SAS program listings and introductory routines. Topics include
     questionnaire design and survey sampling, forecasting techniques,
     computational tools and demonstrations.
Skylights
     Offers a weekly synopsis of astronomy news and viewing tips.
Astrobiology Web
     A searchable collection of resources in the field of astrobiology
     including cosmochemistry, chemical evolution, the origin and evolution
     of life, planetary biology and chemistry, formation of stars and
     planets (space science), and expansion of terrestrial life into space.
Stars: Portraits of Stars and their Constellations
     Offers detailed but non-technical descriptions of selected stars and a
     link to a photograph of their respective constellations, geared
     towards amateur astronomers. Includes a section on the natures of
     stars, which consists of basic overviews of key concepts.
Richard Feynman Online
     Biographical information about Richard Feynman, winner of the 1965
     Nobel prize for physics and renowned physics teacher and drummer, for
     fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics. He participated in the
     construction of the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, and was a member
     of the Rogers Commission which investigated the explosion of the
     Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Contains a summary of Feynman's
     work, plus quotations, anecdotes, pictures and sound clips.
Gravity Probe B
     Gravity Probe B is the relativity gyroscope experiment being developed
     by NASA and Stanford University to test two unverified predictions of
     Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Ultimate Neutrino Page
     Set of data and documents about neutrino mass, solar neutrinos,
     supernova neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos, neutrino oscillation
     experiments and anomalous results in neutrino physics.
Mineralogy Database
     Database containing more than 5000 pages of mineral data, including
     individual mineral data descriptions with links. Headings include
     crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical
     properties, as well as an alphabetical listing of mineral species.
MI-Net: Marine Institute Networked Educational Topics
     Educational resources for teachers and school students of marine
     sciences. Topics include navigation, marine communications, marine
     safety, marine archaeology, fisheries, the marine environment,
     geology, acquaculture, gallery of marine images and oceanography.
Oceanography Hotlist
     An index of oceanographic and marine environmental resources from
     around the world.
Genetic Engineering Home Page
     Information on various aspects of genetic engineering in non-human
     life forms (animals, plants and micro-organisms) and the ethical
     issues involved.
Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments
     An article setting out the findings of a study into eukaryotes in
     extreme environments. The major headings under which the data are
     organised are Anaerobes, Thermophiles, Psychrophiles, Acidophiles,
     Alkalophiles, Halophiles, Barophiles and Xerophiles.

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

600 Technology (applied sciences)

Electronics Design, Technology, and News Network
     Electronics news and resources aimed at the international community of
     design engineers and engineering managers.
IBM Think Leadership
     An online version of IBM's management and technology magazine. Topics
     covered include electronic business, education, environment, finance,
     government, manufacturing, marketing, media, medicine, personal
     computing, retailing, sports, technology, trade and productivity.
European Telework Online
     A European and international focal point for information, news and
     discussion on teleworking, teletrade and telecooperation.
Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions
     Online course intended to provide decision makers and analysts with
     tools that provide a logical structure for understanding problems as
     well as mathematical techniques for solving problems. Topics and links
     cover the methodology of management science (operational research),
     optimisation, linear programming, decision analysis and formulation of
     network problems.

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

700 The arts

MoMA Online Projects
     Listing of online projects which explore some of the properties and
     possibilities of the Web, such as interactivity, motion and sound.
     Includes a time capsule made for the tenth anniversary of World AIDS
     Day, Peter Halley's Exploding Cell, and Robert Cumming's Academic
     Interactive Exercise.
Mark Rothko Web Feature
     Information about Mark Rothko's art and career, with background
     information and images of over 30 paintings in chronological order.
Art Museum Image Consortium
     Project by a consortium of art museums in North America aiming to
     create a digital library of images. Offers a thumbnail catalogue of
     museum images, searchable by creator name, date, nationality, museum
     or keyword.
Corbis Picture Experience
     Searchable database of almost half a million images. Images can be
     sent as electronic cards.
Liquid Audio
     Company providing software tools and technologies for the music
     industry, including the Liquid MusicPlayer CD software, to enable the
     secure online preview and purchase of CD-quality music via the
     Internet.
World of Jules Massenet
     Information about Massenet's operas, ballets, oratorios, songs and
     instrumental music, including a discography and articles from the New
     York Times written between 1881 and 1926.
Opera Page
     Collection libretti for selected operas by over 80 composers,
     including Gluck, Massenet, Mozart and Wagner.
Opera People Page
     Listing of pages dedicated to singers, directors and conductors from
     the world of opera.
Significant French Operas
     List of French operas, arranged alphabetically by title and composer,
     offering details of cast, librettist, first performance and a
     synopsis.

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

800 Literature and rhetoric

Alliance of Literary Societies
     Links to the literary societies that make up the membership of the
     Alliance, which are predominantly concerned with English literature.
     There is an A-Z index of specific authors.

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

900 Geography and history

Association for Geographic Information
     The Association for Geographic Information represents all interests
     which make up the UK geographic information community. Members are
     drawn from government, business and commerce and include both
     suppliers and users. Includes an online dictionary of Geographic
     Information Systems (GIS) terms and an index of GIS resources.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: Encyclopaedia of British History 1700-1920
     Project to construct a reference resource containing narrative,
     primary sources, illustrations and related links, which attempts to
     show the history of Britain through the eyes of people from all levels
     of society. Topics include Prime Ministers (1780-1900), the Peterloo
     Massacre, Parliamentary Legislation and 19th Century Railways.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: Towns and Cities
     Information about British cities between 1700 and 1900, including
     London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, York, Hull and
     Sheffield.

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-- 
Alan Dawson
BUBL Information Service
Web:    http://bubl.ac.uk/
Email:  [log in to unmask]
Phone:  0141 548 4752


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