BUBL LINK Updates
Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
16 - 30 September 1998
For live links to all these resources, see
All links in the full BUBL LINK catalogue were checked
and fixed on 22-24 September.
004 Computing and the Internet
Searchable database of more than 61,000 common acronyms and
abbreviations, with an emphasis on the fields of computing, technology
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
News from Israel and reports on events relevant to the international
Jewish community. Updated daily.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A free weekly news report covering the main developments in the
European online markets. Includes Europe wide and country-specific
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
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
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.
Offers a weekly synopsis of astronomy news and viewing tips.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Corbis Picture Experience
Searchable database of almost half a million images. Images can be
sent as electronic cards.
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
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.
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
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
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