1) Two tips from the book "Rule the web": www.Bookfinder4u.com
is a site that "compares book prices at 130 bookstores" including Alibris and Abebooks. Easy to use, with quick links to the sites and other options.
is a people search site that provides phone numbers, addresses, and quick links to maps. It is cluttered with offers for additional services like social security number search, but did provide a phone number when other sites did not, so is worth remembering.
2) Reminder via Scott Hanson that the search engine www.altavista.com
has a page that allows searching for MP3 and other audio files. It was recently used to find a recording of the Bow Bells (aka Whittington Bells) in London and a recording of Lowell Thomas. –D. Ingham
Another quirky source for residential directory information is Ancestry Library Edition. Go to the "Directories and Member Lists" section listed on the right sidebar and scroll down and click on "U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002". This is suppose to include U.S. phone books published between 1993 and 2002 and is a good way to locate former addresses -K. Poole.
Is a comprehensive illustrated catalogue of over 13,752 catalogued works by Picasso hosted by Texas A&M and many international collaborators. –M.Yannie
2) When asked about sources that review charities, it should be taken into account that many sites, including the ones listed on the HCL homepage at Consumer Information>Charities (Charity Navigator, Charities Review Council, National Charities Information Bureau, etc.) are not near to being comprehensive.
As stated by the Charities Review Council concerning their site:
“The charities that have reviews in the Giving Guide have demonstrated a commitment to openness by voluntarily participating in an Accountability Wizard review. The Accountability Wizard is a tool for nonprofits that is based on adherence to the Council’s Accountability Standards and requires a small administrative payment. Donors should not draw conclusions about organizations not listed.”
This could be interpreted that charities not listed have not demonstrated openness, adherence, or accountability in some manner.
Although the Charity Review Council has links to the Attorney General’s site, it could still be easily misconstrued by customers that charities not mentioned may be suspect.
1) What kind of player do I need to download the library’s ebooks?
* Click on "Downloads" --a quick link on library home page
*Click on Audiobooks
* check out these links-- far right under Resources--Compatible devices for Overdrive and Net library. The scroll down the page to the Download and Play section. Find information on software requirements, supported listening devices, and advice from library users on selecting an audio player. –P. Johnson
2) I would like to donate books to the Library that will be cataloged and used. What must I do?
The Staff Web, under Partnerships & Communication, then Partnerships - Donations has some useful documents. Check out the "Donations of books and other materials Fact sheet" for specific language to use with customers. If a customer needs suggestions for other organizations that accept donations, the link to the Fugitive Fact (Books and Magazines Donations) is also available. –P. Johnson
1) Martindale-Hubbell Law Digests
Southdale had the only print version of this annual set of law digests, summaries of the laws of U.S. states and international countries - 150 digests in all. LexisNexis discontinued the print edition, substituting a CD-ROM product. Since HCL had only one print subscription, we received the rights to only one CD-ROM product. That product has been loaded on the Westlaw machine at Southdale only. The link to it is on the Westlaw main page.
3. A second look at www.iseek,org
Sd discarded its 2002 copy of Directory of economic development resources and services, by Twin Cities Economic Development Group. Both the organization and the directory appear to have discontinued. The forward to the directory mentioned that the information was also available at www.iseek.org
. I had looked at this site when it first came out, but looked again now and was impressed at the links to a wide-ranging group of service agencies that expand options for job seekers: e.g., links to housing agencies, legal help agencies, help for new Americans, etc.