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BUBL LINK Updates 16-31 August 1998

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BUBL LINK Updates

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources

16 - 31 August 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
on 25-27 August, when around 40 broken links were fixed
or deleted (less than 0.5% of the total).

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000 Generalities

Institute for Psychohistory
     Information and articles on psychohistory, the science of historical
     motivation which combines the insights of modern psychotherapy with
     the research methodology of history and the social sciences.
Advanced Software Class
     Offers guides, articles and resources on subjects such as the security
     of computer networks, Internet standards, and agents.
HELIX: Higher Education Library Image eXchange
     A collection of over 52,000 images which are free for educational use
     by the UK higher education community. The collection comprises images
     of textiles, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, Chinese and Japanese art,
     Indian art, furniture, glass, photography, sculpture, costume, theatre
     and manuscripts, Picture Post magazine images (covering social history
     in Britain from 1938 to 1957), six areas of British history (the Irish
     troubles, history of sport, women's history, development of the mass
     media, UK politicians and Labour history), with editorial input from
     academics, journalists and archivists, and images from the James
     Valentine collection (a postcard archive of photography over the past
     100 years), plus items from the George Cowie and Robert Adam
     photographic collections.

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020 Library and Information Science

Librarians in the Movies: An Annotated Filmography
     Summary of hundreds of commercial feature films that refer to
     librarians or include a library element. Regularly updated. Includes a
     list of actors and actresses who have portrayed librarians and a short
     bibliography of articles about librarians in the movies.
MetaWeb: Metadata Tools and Services Project
     Project which aims to develop indexing services, user tools, and
     metadata element sets in order to promote the use and exploitation of
     metadata on the Internet.
New Athenaeum: Internet Resource Guides Developed by Libraries
     A project which aims to offer a central registry for Internet resource
     guides developed by libraries and librarians worldwide, in order to
     establish a metaguide (a guide of Internet guides), to reduce reliance
     on search engines by presenting reviewed information in a concise,
     accessible format, to encourage the sharing and comparing of Internet
     resource management techniques, and to provide a wide array of
     authoritative sources selected solely for content. Subject
     classification is via DDC.
Special Collections and Archives: Repositories of Primary Sources
     Extensive list of links to over 2800 sites describing holdings of
     manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other
     primary sources for the research scholar.
Newbury House Online Dictionary
     Online US dictionary that contains over 40,000 entries, and provides
     definitions, sample sentences, idioms, and cultural facts.
Online Resources for Canadian Heritage: Canadian Museum of Civilization
     Collection of resources pertinent to Canadian heritage in the
     disciplines of archaeology, ethnology, history, folk culture and
     popular culture.

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070 News and publishing

Guide to Internet Information Sources for Australian Journalists
     Guide to sources of factual or background information for journalists
     and researchers, with an emphasis on Australian material. Sites listed
     by category, including reference, aborigines, defence, human rights,
     statistics and weather.
Canada .Com News Cafe
     Selected articles and stories from the Canadian press, updated daily.
Canadian Newspaper Association
     Trade and service organisation serving Canada's daily newspapers,
     designed to provide news, advice and information about the newspaper
     industry.
Zambia Today
     Collection of news stories selected from the Zambian media.

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

100 Philosophy and psychology

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
     Philosophy encyclopedia that can be searched by keyword or browsed via
     a timeline of philosophical movements and thinkers. Also offers a
     philosophy text collection, which includes Descartes' Discourse on the
     Method, and Locke's A Letter Concerning Toleration.
Wadsworth: Philosophy
     Offers information on postgraduate philosophy education, other
     philosophy news and resources, and tables of contents for philosophy
     texts published by Wadsworth, some with sample chapters.
International Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications
     Information about the scientific association established for the
     purpose of promoting the Gestalt theoretical perspective in research
     and practice. Gestalt theory is a broadly interdisciplinary general
     theory which provides a framework for a wide variety of psychological
     phenomena, processes, and applications.
Euthanasia World Directory
     Directory of euthanasia related resources, including news, legal
     information, frequently asked questions, and organisations.

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200 Religion

Avesta Zoroastrian Archives
     Zoroastrianism is a religion founded in ancient times by the prophet
     Zarathushtra, known to the Greeks as Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism was the
     dominant world religion during the Persian empires (559 BC to 651 AC)
     and it is still practiced worldwide. Fire, as a symbol of "Asha" and
     the "original light of God," holds a special place of esteem in the
     religion. The complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient
     scripture of Zoroastrianism, is available online, as well as many
     Pahlavi scriptures and information about the Avestan language.
Druids' Haven
     Information about the history, worship, beliefs and teachings of
     Druidry.

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300 Social sciences

Worldwide Directory of Population Institutions
     Compendium of population institutions drawn from various sources,
     which can be browsed alphabetically, regionally, and by organisation
     type.
Economic Outlook
     Journal dedicated to professionals and business people who have an
     interest in Poland and Polish business matters. Contains articles
     mainly in English on Polish law, economics and industry.
Poland Master Page: Business, Tourist and Cultural Information
     Information on travel and business in Poland, including a searchable
     directory of companies online.
International Journal of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
     Journal aiming to provide information to the scientific community on
     BSE and provide a forum for the discussion and development of new
     ideas in the field.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
     Centre supported by the Canadian government which aims to help
     communities in the developing world find solutions to social,
     economic, and environmental problems through research.
Links to Criminal Justice Sites
     Annotated list of criminal justice and other legal resources online,
     covering research, international criminal justice, juvenile justice,
     crime prevention, white collar crime, drugs and newsletters.
FPLC Intellectual Property Mall
     Collection of intellectual property resources, aimed at intellectual
     property professionals in academia, business and science, as well as
     inventors and entrepreneurs. Provides tools and strategies for
     intellectual property research, and an index of intellectual property
     resources available on the Internet.
Access to Justice Network (Canada)
     Information about Canadian justice and legal information and services,
     organised under subject headings such as aboriginal people, crime
     prevention, plain language, women and youth.
Jane's Geopolitical Intelligence
     News and analysis on geopolitical issues, with information on related
     publications.
Food Safety Information Retrieval System
     Gateway to online food safety sites, classified by food type, which
     provides annotated links to information on Organisms of Concern and
     educational resources.
Scottish Schools Online
     Alphabetical list of schools in Scotland with email addresses or web
     sites, with postal address of each.
National Literacy Trust
     Information about the trust and other initiatives such as the Reading
     is Fundamental project. Includes selected articles from the journal
     Literacy Today, and a database of books, articles and statistics.
National Year of Reading
     Ideas for promoting reading, plus details of publicity events and
     initiatives for the National Year of Reading 1998-99.
Global Anthological Journal of Action Learning
     Journal providing news, articles and discussion documents about the
     pursuit of personal and organisational excellence through lifelong and
     action learning.

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

400 Language

Text Doctor: English and Language Resources
     Listings of Internet resources for writing and communication such as
     dictionaries, thesauri, grammar guides and research and reference
     sites.

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

500 Natural sciences and mathematics

Differential Equations Resource Centre
     Information on differential equations for students and researchers,
     including online discussions, software, courses, notes, teaching
     suggestions, newsletters, books and workshops.
Astrobrowse
     Gateway for astronomers to search for astronomical objects in multiple
     catalogues, including high energy data, Optical / UV, Infrared, and
     Radio / Microwave data catalogues.
Cosmogonicon
     An extension of a Master's thesis on the nature, evolution and future
     of human reality construction, written in non-academic style.
Earth Science Resource Center
     Earth science resources for instructors and students of geology,
     geography, meteorology, and environmental sciences, including news,
     maps and related links.
Oceans Canada
     Information about oceans and the environment, including conferences,
     policy and legislation, monitoring and protection, and industry
Wadsworth Biology Resource Center
     Biology related educational resources arranged by subject, including
     human biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and botany, with
     reviews, articles, news and texts.

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

600 Technology (applied sciences)

Dundee Teaching Hospitals Information Centre for Nurses and Midwives
     Information intended to facilitate nursing and midwifery research and
     practice development. Provides annotated links to resources classified
     into categories which include dermatology, oncology and palliative
     care, pain management and surgical nursing.
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
     Information from the ENB on areas such as midwifery, mental health
     nursing, learning disability nursing, substance misuse and research
     and development. Offers access to a nursing literature abstracts
     database.
National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland
     Statutory body responsible for ensuring standards of education and
     training for nurses, midwives and health visitors in Scotland. Offers
     careers advice, publication details and information on quality
     standards.
Nursing Bibliographies
     Regularly updated nursing bibliographies on over 100 subjects,
     including AIDS/HIV, bereavement, computers in nursing, infant feeding,
     osteoporosis, tuberculosis and women's health.
UK Emergency
     Collection of links for medical professionals in the field of
     emergency care. Includes resources for pre-hospital and emergency
     care, nursing and medicine.
UK Nursing Sites
     Annotated index to the sites of over 45 UK nursing related
     institutions, journals and research projects.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
     Annotated index to the sites of over 20 international sites in the
     fields of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Technology Interface: The Electronic Journal for Engineering Technology
     Journal for engineering technology professionals in the education and
     industry sectors. Covers issues concerning teaching, teaching
     improvements, projects, industrial activities and research.
Electronic Technology
     Annotated links to electronic technology resources, including
     conferences, educational materials, journals, professional
     organisations and software.
Project Colony
     Information, updates and news regarding space colonies, lunar bases,
     Mars missions, asteroid mining, and the space industry in general.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
     Company formed in July 1998 from merger of Price Waterhouse and
     Coopers & Lybrand. It specialises in providing professional services
     in the areas of auditing, tax, law, and management consultancy. Offers
     selected business survey reports online.
Information Policy: General Resources
     Index to online resources classified by country in the fields of
     information policy, community networking, copyright and intellectual
     property and the information society.
Journal of Systemic Knowledge Management
     Journal combining theory and case studies in the field of knowledge
     management.
Pileline Online
     Magazine intended to inform engineers, designers and contractors about
     materials, accessories, innovations and equipment for deep
     foundations.

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

700 The arts

Go Edinburgh: Festivals
     Gateway to the sites for all of Edinburgh's festivals, including the
     Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the
     International Film Festival and Edinburgh's Hogmanay.
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
     Information and news about the Frick museum, its educational
     programmes, library holdings, events and a virtual tour (which
     requires IPIX Virtual Reality plug-in).
Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology
     Organisation seeking to offer disabled individuals access to
     information that can widen opportunity and enrich lives.
Musica Scotica
     Information about Musica Scotica, a series of editions of early
     Scottish music which aim to serve both practical and scholarly needs.
     Includes details of published and forthcoming editions.
British Music Page
     Promotion of twentieth century British classical music. Offers
     articles, concert details, recommended listening, sound clips, and
     extensive composer listings.
Classical Net: Guide to Composer Data and Works Lists
     Composer data arranged chronologically, by dates of birth and death,
     by age at death and by nationality. Also provides links to a list of
     works for over 60 composers.
All-Music Guide Glossary
     Reference glossary for a wide variety of music-related terms, covering
     areas such as music theory, composition, harmony, ornamentation,
     genres, instruments and styles.
Classical Music UK
     Searchable classical music information, offering news, concerts and
     vacancies listings, and a comprehensive UK directory of music
     addresses and links.
Classical Net
     Offers over 2500 information files about classical music, covering
     repertoire, selecting CDs, composer data, reviews and articles.
Gilbert and Sullivan Archive: Web Operas
     MIDI files and full libretti for six 19th century light operas: Ages
     Ago, The Contrabandista, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance
     and The Zoo.
Guitar 4u
     Information designed for guitar players who seek to increase their
     music knowledge and abilities in guitar styles. Offers answers to
     questions about improvisation and music theory.
Classical Free-Reed
     Information about the educational and cultural organisation dedicated
     to the advancement of the free-reed instruments (such as the
     accordion, concertina, harmonium, reed organ and harmonica). Offers
     news, articles and reviews.
Free-Reed Journal
     Collection of articles and essays featuring classical free-reed
     instruments and performers.
Ballet
     Ballet and dance information including performance listings, related
     links and a magazine section containing reviews, interviews and
     articles on the history of ballet.
Runners World
     Offers information for runners on how to choose the correct equipment,
     forthcoming events, training advice, and a discussion forum.

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

800 Literature and rhetoric

Database of Nordic Neo-Latin Literature
     Database containing descriptions of texts written in Latin by people
     from Nordic countries between the reformation (c1530) and 1800.
     Searchable by keyword, author, place of publication and language.

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

900 Geography and history

Antique Maps of Iceland
     All antique maps of Iceland (older than 1900) that are in the
     collection of the National and University Library of Iceland have been
     converted to a digital format and are accessible online. The
     collection is searchable by keyword, period and country of origin and
     there is zoom function to enlarge the images. Each image is
     accompanied by a commentary on the origins of the map, and there is a
     short summary of the cartographic history of Iceland
University of Georgia Historical Map Collection
     Over 160 map images from the 16th to early 20th Century, organised
     into the following categories: New World, Colonial America,
     Revolutionary America, Revolutionary Georgia, Union and Expansion and
     Civil War.
Link to Sierra Leone
     Descriptions, photographs and maps introducing the climate, ecology,
     resources and industry of Sierra Leone.
Comoro Islands Home Page
     Information and resources on the Comoro Islands, including their
     geography, climate, population, language, music and news.
Nations of the Commonwealth: Seychelles
     Basic facts about the location, climate, population, currency and
     industries of the Seychelles.
Environment Tobago
     Organisation that aims to conserve Tobago's natural and living
     resources. Offers reports and articles on environmental issues,
     tropical island ecology, 'green tourism' and a discussion forum.
Accenting St Kitts and Nevis
     Extensive introduction to the islands of St Kitts and Nevis covering
     culture, history (including the association with Admiral Horatio
     Nelson), geography and information for visitors.
Last Frontiers: Dominica
     Introduction to Dominica which includes a bibliography, photographs
     and travel information.
Lonely Planet: Destination Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
     Introductory and travel information on Ecuador and the Galapagos
     Islands, including a map, slide show, facts, environment, history,
     economy, culture, activities, recommended reading and travellers'
     reports.
African Post-Colonial Literature in English: Nigeria
     Statistics and articles on Nigeria's geography, history, economics and
     literature, including information on writers such as Ken Saro-Wiwa and
     Wole Soyinka.
Cape Verde Home Page
     Articles on various aspects of the history, geography, culture,
     international projects, music and media of Cape Verde.
Official Home Page of the Republic of Senegal
     Introductory information about art, culture, history, business,
     commerce and travel in the Republic of Senegal.
Malawi
     Background information about Malawi including the text of its
     constitution.
Brief History of Venezuela
     Essay on the history of Venezuela, its indigenous peoples, its
     colonisation by European explorers and their search for El Dorado, the
     development of trade in the 18th Century and the establishment of
     democracy.
Easter Island Home Page
     Information about Easter Island and its origins, history, culture and
     ecology.
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-- 
Alan Dawson
BUBL Information Service
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