With some websites (such as Google and Flickr ) making statements today, along with other sites completely shutting down for the day (such as Wikipedia , reddit , and WordPress ), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are gaining mainstream attention. SOPA, in the U.S. House of...
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Hello out there to everyone in EVPL blogland, I have a dilemma that I could use your help with. Every year I sit down to plan a workshop on useful government documents and websites (more websites than actual documents now-a-days) and every year I get overwhelmed with the glut of information I could offer…...
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Nowadays everyone’s talking about staycations. This reminded me of the wonderful vacations my parents took me on even when we had to watch every penny. How’d we do it? By visiting our National Parks and State Parks (and camping, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). Most parks have...
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One of the great things about Google that not many are aware of is its versatility when it comes to finding information. For example, if you want to know how to convert $500 into Euros, go to www.google.com , type in 500 dollars in euros, and hit enter. You'll get the value of US Dollars to Euros...
I just discovered a really nifty tool for anyone interested in using, or just browsing, some of the iconic photos from Life magazine. Google has an online photo archive of millions of photos that are part of the Life photo archive: "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching...
Google hasn't published a list of titles, for some reason, but they've started adding lots of page images from a variety of magazines, some going back to the 1800s. Start at books.google.com , and click on the small "Advanced Book Search" link that's to the right of the search box...
The November 3, 2008 Library Hotline has a lead article on a landmark settlement between Google and the Authors Guild (AG) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), two organizations that had filed suit against it over the Google Book Search Project. The details are very sketchy, but "Google...
This resource allows you to enter a city name or zip code, then on the subsequent map, get the mailing address of any point on that map. The number of ways that various websites use Google maps is really incredible. There are blogs devoted to sharing various applications and "mash-ups," such...
One of the content feeds I've subscribed to is the Resource Shelf , which describes itself as "a daily newsletter with resources of interest to information professionals, educators and journalists." A recent entry (I'm a little behind -- it's from July 14) looked at what editor...