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BUBL LINK Updates 16-31 October 1998

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BUBL LINK Updates

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources

16 - 31 October 1998

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

For the full searchable catalogue, see
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/

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004 Computing and the Internet

NewsLinx Web News
     An index to news articles from computer related publications covering
     topics such as the Year 2000 problem.
Silicon: IT TV News Service
     An information technology TV network providing access to news items,
     press releases and video clips. Areas covered include desktop
     applications, knowledge management and operating systems, issues such
     as consultancy, outsourcing and electronic commerce, and markets such
     as finance, government and retail.
Price, Performance, and System Selection in the Intel-Based PC Market
     An article containing PC news summarizing the year's activities,
     market information, processor selection and details of the Pentium II
     line. Also features a table of suggested basic system components for a
     low cost desktop, a workhorse desktop and a high performance PC.

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020 Library and Information Science

Digital Library Tool Kit
     Articles addressing issues involved in developing digital content and
     distributing it on the Web. Covers planning and implementation,
     resources, current research, existing digital library systems and
     future developments.
Beyond Information Retrieval: Ways to Provide Content in Context
     Article focusing on aspects of information retrieval including
     automatic extraction of key concepts or names, collaborative
     filtering, visualisation techniques, and classification and
     clustering. Topics are discussed in relation to information retrieval
     history and the development of the Web.
Signposts on the Internet
     Database of suppliers to help public libraries meet the demand for
     materials in languages other than English, and literature from diverse
     cultures translated into or written in English.

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070 News and publishing

El.pub
     News and resources on electronic publishing research and development
     projects throughout Europe.
Science and Communication: An Author / Editor / User's Perspective on the
Transition from Paper to Electronic Publishing
     Article discussing electronic versus paper based publishing covering
     topics such as subscription and publication costs, lag time between
     submission and publication, peer-reviewing, copyright and licensing
     issues, and value-added features of electronic journals such as video
     simulation and hyperlinks.

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100 Philosophy and psychology

Analysis
     Information about the philosophy journal, including tables of
     contents, preprints of selected articles, and news of conferences and
     other events.
BEARS: Brown Electronic Article Review Service
     Project to electronically publish short but substantial reviews of
     articles in the field of moral and political philosophy, with the
     intention of stimulating discussion.
Ends and Means
     Journal on philosophy and technology which offers articles,
     discussions and back issues. Covers topics such Implications of the
     Internet, and Environment and Technology.
The Philosopher
     Journal offering short philosophy articles covering topics such as
     Artistic Rebellion and the Modern Dynamic, Are Logical Statements
     Meaningless, and Socratic Dialogue.

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300 Social sciences

Edge
     Interdisciplinary discussion and articles from international thinkers
     and writers.
Living in the Information Society
     A collection of papers discussing the role technology plays in
     people's lives and how it can improve services in government,
     medicine, education and commerce. Topics include security, electronic
     commerce, health and safety, banking, higher education, travel and
     transportation.
The Social Web
     A book about the social aspects of the Web and their implications for
     individuals and business. Includes chapters on designing web pages,
     content and copyright questions.
Intersections
     Refereed journal for historical and cultural gender studies in Asia.
     Offers articles such as Crossing Gender Boundaries in China: Nushu
     Narratives, and Ethnography and Video: Researching Women in China's
     Floating Population.
Euroguide to the European Union
     Developed with input from the EARL European Task Group, this is a
     subject gateway to information about the European Union, with sources
     divided into over 60 subject categories, such as agriculture, budget,
     citizens' information, copyright and patents, economic and monetary
     union, energy, enlargement, fisheries, public procurement, science and
     technology, social policy, telecommunications, teleworking, tourism
     and travel, transport and treaties.
Big Yellow
     Business listings for the USA. Over 16 million businesses are listed,
     searchable by category, business name, city or state.
LEXICONN
     LEXICONN is a searchable international business directory that
     categorises its entries by type and regional location. Includes
     searching by keyword, category, or geographic location.
Brainstorm Trade Association Sites
     An index of Web sites relevant to Trade Associations in the UK and the
     European Community.
The Biz
     The Biz (Business Information Zone) provides access to a database of
     UK-relevant business information, products, services and
     organisations. Areas covered include corporate, finance, marketing,
     sales, technology and human resources which offers information for
     managers such as recruitment agency details. Also houses 'BigBuzz', an
     interactive business magazine. Resources are arranged alphabetically,
     by county or region or can be searched for directly.
ThomWeb
     A database of UK company information containing names, full postal
     addresses and telephone numbers. Searches can be conducted by entering
     company name, type of business or geographical area. Local information
     and an international directory are readily available along with chat
     and email features.
Applied Financial Economics
     Journal on applied research on financial markets, including the bond
     and equity markets, derivative securities markets, the foreign
     exchange market, corporate finance and market microstructure. Offers
     contents, abstracts and sample full-text issues.
Albania: Presidency of Republic of Albania
     Official information from the office of the President of Albania.
     Includes information on the Cabinet and the constitutional position of
     the President. Information available in Albanian and English.
Belarus: Presidency of the Republic of Belarus
     Official information from the office of the President of the Republic
     of Belarus. Includes constitutional information and details of the
     Council of Ministers, National Assembly and Judicial Organs of the
     Republic. Information available in Byelorussian and English.
Bulgaria: Government of the Republic of Bulgaria
     Official information about Bulgaria and its government. Information
     available in Bulgarian and English.
Macedonia: Government of the Republic of Macedonia
     Official information about Macedonia and its government. Information
     available in Macedonian or English.
Romania: Government of Romania
     Official information about Romania and its government. Information
     available in Romanian and English.
Slovakia: Government of the Slovak Republic
     Official information about Slovakia and its government. Information
     available in Slovak or English.
Yugoslavia: Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
     Official information about Yugoslavia and its government. Information
     available in English.
Azerbaijan: Presidency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
     Official information from the office of the President of the Republic
     of Azerbaijan. Includes the constitution of Azerbaijan, details of
     political parties, economics and social reforms. Information available
     in Albanian and English.
STRATNET: Strategic Studies Network
     A research tool in the areas of strategic studies, security,
     international relations and politics with news, an interactive chat
     room, associated links, details of an outreach program and Stratnet, a
     journal of strategic studies.
Mental Health Matters
     A collection of links to various mental health resources including
     libraries and publishers, electronic journals, organisations and
     societies, news groups, activist groups, psychiatric medications and
     self-help links. Includes articles on multiple personality disorder
     and child abuse.
National Youth Agency
     Articles and links provide details of youth service press releases,
     conferences and events, a publications catalogue, information and
     library services, youth work training, and an information database
     covering education, housing, money, relationships, health and the
     environment. Details of other UK youth work organisations are also
     provided.
National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
     National organisation offering articles covering social policy issues
     including social security, housing, employment, immigration,
     discrimination and health. Details are given on how to become a
     volunteer or get advice and a bureaux directory is provided.
Literacy Time
     An online magazine designed to encourage children's reading. Various
     personalities share their favourite books and reading habits, titles
     are suggested for reading aloud to different age groups covering
     issues such as bereavement and bullying, museum and library activities
     are included and ideas are given for involving parents in the
     development of literacy.
UK Schools
     A mailing list providing resources for primary, secondary and special
     needs schools. Topics covered include maths, technology and media
     education, projects, teaching resources and CD-rom reviews, as well as
     information on universities and entrance requirements.
Eurobriefing: Telecommunications: European Community Developments
     Briefing document on the activities of the European Community in
     telecommunications.
Net Benefit: The Electronic Commerce Agenda for the UK
     Statement by the UK Government on electronic commerce, launched on 6th
     October 1998. Covers consumer protection, data protection, potentially
     objectionable material, authentication and electronic signatures,
     confidentiality, electronic payments, Internet domain names,
     encryption, intellectual property rights, illegal content and
     associated liability, taxation issues, technical standards, telecoms
     infrastructure, and trade facilitation.

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

400 Language

Internet Grammar of English
     Includes articles on word class usage, phrases, clauses, sentences,
     form, function, and exercises on grammatical components such as
     adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions. Also features a glossary,
     index and search facility. Available free of charge to users from UK
     educational institutions.

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

500 Natural sciences and mathematics

Canadian National Museum of Science and Technology Corporation
     Corporation of three Canadian Museums (the National Museum of Science
     and Technology, the National Aviation Museum, and the Agriculture
     Museum). Includes information on the collections and activities of the
     three constituent museums. Information available in French and
     English.
Canadian Museum of Nature
     Guide to activities at the Canadian Museum of Nature, including
     programmes, products and services, a calendar of events, and the
     annual report of the Museum. Information available in French and
     English.
Boole: Calculus of Logic
     An article by George Boole, concerning propositional calculus, which
     first appeared in "Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal Vol. III
     (1848)". The article is available in HTML, LaTeX, DVI and PostScript
     formats.
Mathematical Logic Around the World
     Links to sources of information on mathematical logic. Includes
     preprints and journals, events, organisations and logic groups around
     the world, arranged geographically.
Modern Logic
     Journal covering various specialities of modern mathematical logic,
     subtitled International Journal For The History Of Mathematical Logic,
     Set Theory, and Foundations of Mathematics. Includes contents and
     abstracts of each issue, and an index of authors.
Research Groups in Logic and Theoretical Computer Science
     Collection of links to information sources in logic and theoretical
     computer science. Sources are listed by place or by type, including
     conferences, journals, research areas, theorem provers and literature.
Net Benefits: The Revolution Linking Statistics and ICT
     Series of articles from the journal Teaching Statistics, on the use of
     the Internet in statistics education.
Statistics and the Internet
     Paper presented at a session of the Royal Statistical Society
     Conference at the University of Strathclyde on 10 September 1998.
     Considers why and how statisticians use the Internet, and looks at
     issues arising from use of the Internet.
Creating and Distributing High Resolution Cartographic Images
     Feature article from a full text electronic journal about
     digitisation, focusing on the reformatting of paper maps as
     computer-readable images, both for purposes of preservation and for
     access through CDs or on the Web.
How Pendulum Clocks Work
     Articles and diagrams provide an insight into how pendulum clocks work
     using weights, gears, anchors, gravity and the pendulum itself.
     Instructions are given on how to construct a pendulum clock, and
     readers' questions are answered.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: Online Particle Physics Information
     Annotated directory of catalogues, databases, directories and other
     electronic resources of value to the particle physics community.
Scottish Natural Heritage
     Information about SNH, its research, strategies, education programmes,
     news and on Scotland's natural environments.

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

600 Technology (applied sciences)

GP Online
     Articles of interest to general medical practitioners, covering topics
     including the prescription of antidepressants, sleep and respiratory
     disorders, malaria, and a GP multiple choice quiz.
Sexology Archive
     Archive of documents aiming to promote, protect, and preserve sexual
     health through original research and by collecting, analysing and
     disseminating scientific information from other sources. Includes the
     WHO report on sexual health, courses in sexology, papers and reviews.
     Information is available in Spanish or English.
HealthPromise
     A database of international, national and local health promotion
     information including government publications, surveys, reference
     documents, research reports, books, journal articles, and resources
     such as videos, teaching material, software, cassettes, and games.
     Health-related resources for different population groups such as black
     and minority ethnic groups, learning disabilities, older and young
     people are also available.
Slope Design
     Set of articles dealing with the principles of slope design, including
     stability analysis, instability related to groundwater conditions and
     ground types, and corrective measures for failing slopes. Case studies
     of real world slopes are also given.
Road Design
     Articles providing information on historical road design, traffic
     analysis, site investigation, pavement design and earthworks,
     including details of soil properties and the diggability of different
     materials.
Dam Design
     Covers aspects of dam design including site investigation,
     foundations, hydrology, and construction. Considers the design of
     concrete dams (gravity, arch and buttress), embankment, earthfill and
     rockfill dams and spillways.
Footprint Report: Threatened Fisheries Within the Global 200 Marine
Ecoregions
     A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature on the implications of
     distant water fishing for world fisheries.

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

700 The arts

Zarzuela!
     Information about the Zarzuela, a Spanish lyric theatre genre.
     Includes history, composers, CD reviews, song translations, images and
     an index of works.
Russian Classical Ballet
     Information on ballet in Russia, including theatres, biographies,
     companies, events, articles, reviews and photographs.

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

800 Literature and rhetoric

Fantasy and Science Fiction Books
     A collection of complete electronic texts of various works important
     to the study of fantasy and science fiction. Includes classic science
     fiction and fantasy titles, and a selection of works with a collateral
     connection to the genre. The texts are searchable.

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

900 Geography and history

Geography Review
     An online journal for geography students aged 16-19 with indexes to
     previous releases and links to supporting materials.
Wealden Iron Research Group
     Group researching the history of the iron industry in the Weald of
     Kent and Sussex from the 2nd to the 19th centuries. Includes
     information on the group's activities, the history of the iron
     industry, and the contents of recent editions of the group's annual
     research bulletin.
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
     Articles examining global issues from a Canadian perspective. Areas
     covered include publications, such as a bibliography of works on
     Canadian foreign relations compiled by the John Holmes Library,
     corporate programmes and conference details. English / French language
     option.

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


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