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Online Interview With Author of New Book on Surveillance Society

As a follow-up to my January 19 posting, Washington Post Examines Data Aggregator ChoicePoint, again from the Post, an online interview with Robert O’Harrow Jr., author of No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society.

New Book on Weblogs and Libraries

Weblogs and Libraries, by Professor Laurel A. Clyde “This book discusses the topic of ‘weblogs and libraries’ from two main perspectives: weblogs as sources of information for libraries and librarians; and weblogs as tools that libraries can use to promote their services and to provide a means of communication with their clients. It begins withContinue Reading

New Edition of Google Hacks

Google Hacks, 2nd Edition, Tips & Tools for Smarter Searching, by Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest, December 2004.

New on

New on for December 27, 2004: The Federal Web: Content at the Ten-year Mark – Peggy Garvin, author of The United States Government Internet Manual, takes researchers on a tour of content they can expect to find on federal, executive branch websites, and where on the site they can expect to find it. NotesContinue Reading

Style Guide for Journalists, Bloggers and Other Interested Writers

“An essential book for anyone who writes reports, articles, books, letters or memoranda, The Economist Style Guide will enlighten, educate and amuse.” See also this webpage for excerpts from the book. I recommend reviewing the entry, Americanisms.

Lessig’s New Book on Copyright Law and the Internet

Free Culture, by Lawrence Lessig: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity: Use this link to download a free pdf version of the book, under a Creative Commons license. The book is also available in nine other formats, to date, via this link. Reviews of the bookContinue Reading

White House and Secrecy of Gov’t Documents

Bush Administration Thwarts Access – Excerpt from The Buying of the President 2004 Shows the White House’s Propensity for Secrecy [Link]

Guides to Web Research

The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook – A Guide for the Serious Searcher, by Randolph Hock, February 2004. The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources, by Barbara Quint (Editor), Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, January 2004.

Book on Business Research

Strauss’ Handbook of Business of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, by Rita W. Moss. Recommended by Marydee Ojala.

WorldWatch Institute’s New State of the World Report

State of the World 2004: Table of Contents.

New Mexican Legal Dictionary/Desk Reference

This new book, Mexican Legal Dictionary and Desk Reference, by prolific author and international/comparative law scholar Professor Jorge Vargas, should be in the library collection of any organization that conducts research on Mexican law. The resource includes “over 3,000 legal terms, definitions, rules and legal principles taken from federal codes, federal statutes, regulations, bilateral treatisesContinue Reading

Recent Book on Internet Strategies

From Steven M. Cohen, Keeping Current, Advanced Internet Strategies to Meet Librarian Patron Needs. This book comprises five chapters, and focuses primarily on web-based current awareness strategies; resources for staying abreast of advances in search engines techniques and learning about new features; reviews of software for monitoring changes on websites; and how best to leverageContinue Reading