Sunday, October 31, 2004

CPUSA Online


You don't have to BE a Communist to support John Kerry, but if you ARE a Communist, you HAVE to support John Kerry.
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Friday, October 29, 2004

Landmark Supreme Court Cases


Landmark Supreme Court Cases

This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. The 'Resources' section features basic building blocks such as background summaries and excerpts of opinions that can be used in multiple ways. The 'Activities' section contains a range of short activities and in-depth lessons that can be completed with students. While these activities are online, many of them can be adapted for use in a one-computer classroom or a classroom with no computer.

Depending upon the amount of time you have to teach the case, you may want to use one or more of the 'Resources' or 'Activities' in conjunction with one or more of the general teaching strategies.

The general teaching strategies include moot court, political cartoon analysis, continuum exercises, and Web site evaluation. Instructions for these strategies can be found by selecting a link from below:

-Case study

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-Role play

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-Community Resources

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-Political Cartoon Analysis

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-Background summaries and questions for three different reading levels. The ? ? ? level is the highest reading level, the ? ? level is the average level, and the ? level features vocabulary for ESOL students.

-Diagrams of how the cases moved through the court system

-Excerpts from the majority (and where appropriate) the dissenting opinions

-Links to the full text of the Supreme Court's decisions

In addition, many case-specific activities have been developed, including a range of short activities and in-depth lessons that can be completed with students. These include moot court activities, political cartoon analysis, continuum exercises, and Web site evaluations.
Telegraph | Expat | British police hero is toast of New York

British police hero is toast of New York


By Marcus Warren in New York
(Filed: 28/10/2004)

A husband and wife duo of British police officers on a trip to New York were feted as heroes yesterday for tackling a man with a knife after a stabbing in a jewellery store.

Sgt Colin Webber of the Leicestershire Constabulary put the suspect, known locally as "Charlie the Bug", in a headlock, disarmed him and wrestled him to the pavement.

"I just jumped in and took him to the floor," Mr Webber, 37, said at a press conference.

"There wasn't really time to think about it and someone said 'Grab him', so I did. I may have been off duty but when something like that happens the adrenalin rushes and you just act."

Mr Webber, who was given a pair of cufflinks and earned front-page headlines in New York, said that all the fuss over his actions would "probably cost me a round of beer" when he got home.

His wife, Claire, 38, a constable with the same force, held back the crowd during the incident and kept the stabbing victim's relatives away from the suspect.

The only injury her husband suffered was a bruised arm, inflicted by a kick from the victim's brothers as they tried to attack the alleged knifeman, Abram Sariashvili.

The incident occurred as Mr and Mrs Webber were out for a walk in the West 47th Street diamond district of Manhattan. "My wife was trying to con me into buying a diamond necklace, actually," Mr Webber said.

The Webbers were outside a shop called Avianne's when they heard a commotion inside and the noise of breaking glass.

According to the police, Sariashvili, 44, became involved in an argument with Arsen Aranbayev, a 25-year-old merchant. Sariashvili then allegedly stabbed Mr Aranbayev.

Mr Webber, who is 6ft 2in tall, restrained and disarmed Sariashvili as he left the shop.

Sariashvili has been charged with attempted murder. Witnesses praised the British officer's actions and New York police arranged a briefing at their headquarters to express the city's gratitude.

Sam Oloumi, who witnessed the incident, said: "The English cop, he held him like a jujitsu fighter."

Ray Kelly, the city's police commissioner, said: "We could certainly use Mr Webber here. He did a great job and we very much appreciate it."

Mr Webber said: "Working as a police officer, you expect this sort of thing. As a tourist, you don't really see it." He said that he and his wife would visit New York again. Mrs Webber said: "I want to come back for the necklace."

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How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

Copyrights/Fair Use


BNA's Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal - Study Concludes Cease-and-Desist Letters

BNA's Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal
Volume 68 Number 1693
Friday, October 29, 2004 Page 729

ISSN 1522-4325
News

Copyrights/Fair Use
Study Concludes Cease-and-Desist Letters
May Have Chilling Effect on Fair Use


Use of cease-and-desist letters by copyright owners may have a chilling effect on what otherwise might have amounted to constitutionally protected fair use speech, according to the preliminary conclusions of a study of fair use by an organization that investigates censorship issues.
The "Preliminary Report on the Chilling Effects of 'Cease and Desist' Letters" concludes that legitimate fair use may be chilled in some cases, but not in all cases.

The preliminary report was released Oct. 5 by the Free Expression Policy Project, a research organization based at New York University School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice. It was authored by Tricia Beckles, a Brennan Center research associate, and Marjorie Heins, a fellow at the center and founder of the Free Expression Policy Project.

The authors conclude that there are certain factors that help to predict whether a cease-and-desist letter will have a chilling effect. These include whether the recipient of such a letter is aware of fair use rights, whether the recipient has access to support in enforcing his or her fair use rights, and whether the recipient is inclined to avoid risk.

In preparing the preliminary report, the authors examined 130 cases in a database assembled by the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, which is maintained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in cooperation with six law school clinics. The cases collected for the Fair Use Project dated from January to May 2004. Seven of these were selected for the purposes of the preliminary conclusions.

The cases involved letters sent by the New York Times, Mir Internet Marketing (a software developer), eBay, CBS television, Pet Friendly Inc. (a pet products maker), Waathiq & Associates (an investment firm), and Chick Publications Inc. (a publisher of fundamentalist Christian-oriented comics). In the Times and Chick cases, the allegedly infringing works were arguably parodies. The CBS case involved fan fiction. The Waathiq case involved allegedly defamatory criticism.

In several cases, the cease-and-desist letters were sent to the Internet service provider hosting the Web site that displayed the allegedly infringing content, according to the preliminary report. The authors concluded that in such cases, when the letters are sent under the aegis of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, there is a higher likelihood that legitimate fair use will be chilled.

The preliminary report notes that the Fair Use Project will continue to examine the matter.

The Free Expression Policy Project conducts research in censorship areas, including those implicated by copyright protection.

Text of the "Preliminary Report on the Chilling Effects of 'Cease and Desist' Letters" and other information about the Fair Use Project are available at the Web site of the Free Expression Policy Project, http://www.fepproject.org.

The database of cease-and-desist letters is available at the Web site of the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, http://www.chillingeffects.org.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Telegraph | News: "

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

UK court sytem


BBC - iCan - - A2066951 - Understanding the court system and tribunals: "Guide: Understanding the court system and tribunals

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1. Overview of the court system
2. Tribunals
3. Civil action in the courts
4. Criminal action in the courts: England and Wales
5. Criminal courts in Northern Ireland
6. Criminal courts in Scotland
7. House of Lords
8. Court of European Justice
9. Roles in the courts
10. Feedback and comments

1. Overview of the court system

For most people, when they go to court they are most likely to end up in a tribunal. These are the judicial bodies established to deal with disputes on matters ranging from employment to transport. Most other legal action, whether it is theft or divorce, is dealt with by the police, the crown prosecution service and ultimately the court service. It's only in the rare and extreme cases that big criminal courts get involved.

The most important thing to understand about the British court system is the distinction between civil and criminal cases. Civil offences "

Thank Heavens


We can really be grateful that this priceless patent has passed, after its 20 years--into the public domain!

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The Truth About Trial Lawyers

The Kerry-Edwards campaign is tainted by the influence of personal-injury lawyers. As the nation's most powerful special-interest group, trial lawyers all but run the Democratic Party. Year after year, they funnel millions of dollars into the Democrats' purses, secure in the knowledge that their donations will protect them against legislation that could stop them from exploiting the legal system.


“What's beyond dispute is that trial lawyers are a special interest. They pump millions of dollars into Democratic coffers because their livelihoods depend on [it].”—“Mr. Edwards' Bundle of Secrets,” Washington Post editorial


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Read this item


TCS: Tech Central Station - The Blogosphere Grows Up: "The Blogosphere Grows Up

By Glenn Harlan Reynolds Published 10/20/2004

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series.
We've come a long way, baby. Blogs have gone from barely-understood phenomenon to near-commonplace in this election cycle, and it looks as if they may be having some impact on the results. They've even gone commercial, with services such as blogads making it possible for successful bloggers to earn a living that compares with what many journalists earn -- and making it possible for far more bloggers to justify their activity to themselves, or their spouses, as a hobby that at least makes money instead of costing money...
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Friday, October 22, 2004

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Thursday, October 21, 2004

URGENT: "Mainstream Media" Worth 5-20 Million Votes For Kerry



CNN's HOWARD KURTZ: "It is a tight race. Do you believe that most reporters want John Kerry to win?"
NEWSWEEK'S EVAN THOMAS: "Yeah, absolutely."
KURTZ: "Do you think they're deliberately tilting their coverage to help John Kerry and John Edwards?"
THOMAS: "Not really."
KURTZ:"Subconsciously tilting their coverage?"
THOMAS:"Maybe."
KURTZ:"Maybe."
THOMAS:"Maybe."
KURTZ:"Including at Newsweek?"
THOMAS:"Yeah."
KURTZ:"You've said on the program 'Inside Washington' that because of the portrayal of Kerry and Edwards as young and optimistic, that's worth maybe 15 points. That would suggest."
THOMAS:"Stupid thing to say. It was completely wrong. I do think that the mainstream press, I'm not talking about the blogs and Rush and all that, but the mainstream press favors Kerry. I don't thin k it's worth 15 points. That was just a stupid thing to say."
KURTZ:"Is it worth five?"
THOMAS:"Maybe, maybe."
(CNN's Reliable Sources, October 17, 2004)

According to one of the most established members of the "mainstream media," the fact that "most reporters want John Kerry to win" could be worth 5 to 15 percentage points- or 5 to 20 million votes- on Election Day.

Much of the Kerry campaign's political calculation relies on the media reporting as fact baseless charges of voter intimidation, "privatizing social security" and "reinstating the draft," blaming President Bush for the flu vaccine shortage when Kerry opposed liability reform for vaccine manufacturers, and the demonstrably false charge that the President has banned stem cell research.

We must remain vigilant and hold the press accountable if and when the fact "most reporters want John Kerry to win" evidences itself in articles and on-air stories between now and November 2.

Call and complain, write letters to the editor, call talk radio, forward our factual e-mails to your friends and post facts on blogs. This will help make sure voters have accurate information on which to base their decision on Election Day.

With your help in setting the record straight over the next two weeks, President Bush will be re-elected.


Ed Gillespie
Chairman,
Republican National Committee

Gimme a Break Department


"Gay Episcopal Bishop Sees Glint of Hope in Church Report

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
Some Episcopal leaders in the United States see "wiggle room" in a church moratorium on blessings of same-sex couples."


"Wiggle room" for gays? That is just wrong!

23 Skidoo


The New York Times Store > Photographs > New York > Flatiron Building, circa 1902.

This was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1902 and heralded the Golden Era of skyscrapers in New York City. Its unusual shape accelerated winds along 23rd Street, prompting men to gather to get a peek at women’s ankles as their skirts got blown about. Police officers had to keep the crowds moving, prompting the slogan "23-skidoo."

Photo from Brown Brothers

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Harvard Classics
The Shelf of Fiction

Selected by Charles W. Eliot, LLD

The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.

Search:
Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Aeschylus Æsop American Documents Andersen, H.C. Arabian Nights Aristophanes Augustine, Saint Austen, J. Bacon, F. Balzac, H. Beaumont & Fletcher Bhagavad-Gita Björnson, B. Browne, T. Browning, R. Buddhist Writings Bunyan, J. Burke, E. Burns, R. Byron, Lord Calderón de la Barca Carlyle, T. Cellini, B. Cervantes, M. Christian Hymns Cicero Clemens, S.L. Confucius Corneille, P. Dana, R.H., Jr. Dante Darwin, C. Daudet, A. Descartes, R. Dekker, T. Dickens, C. Dostoevsky, F. Dryden, J. Eliot, G. Elizabethan England Emerson, R.W. English Essays English Poetry I English Poetry II English Poetry II Epictetus Essays: Engl./Amer. Euripides Fielding, H. Fontane, T. Franklin, B. Froissart, J. Goethe, J.W. von Goldsmith, O. Grimm, J. & W. Hale, E.E. Harte, F.B. Hawthorne, N. Hobbes, T. Homer Hugo, V.M. Irving, W. James, H. Jonson, B. Keller, G. Kielland, A.L. Koran Chapters Lessing, G.E. Lit./Phil. Essays Malory, Sir T. Manzoni, A. Marcus Aurelius Marlowe, C. Massinger, P. Maupassant, G. de Mill, J.S. Milton, J. Molière Musset, A. de Pascal, B. Penn, P. Plato Pliny Plutarch Poe, E.A. Racine, J. Rousseau, J.J. Sand, G. Schiller, F. von Scientific Papers Scott, Sir W. Shakespeare, W. Shelley, P.B. Sheridan, R.B. Smith, A. Sophocles Sterne, L. Storm, T. Thackeray, W.M. Thomas à Kempis Tolstoy, L. Turgenev, I. Valera, J. Vergil Voltaire Voyages & Travels Walton, I. Webster, J. Woolman, J.


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The Harvard Classics

VOL. I. His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin
Journal, by John Woolman
Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn

II. The Apology, Phædo and Crito of Plato
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

III. Essays, Civil and Moral & The New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon
Areopagitica & Tractate on Education ...

The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides to reading, and exhaustive indexes, may claim to constitute a reading course unparalleled in comprehensiveness and authority.
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TOUR SELLS OUT WITHIN TWO HOURS. EXTRA DATES ALSO SELL OUT, WITH TOUR HAVING TO BE TRIPLED IN SIZE.

Kylie’s 2005 tour 'Kylie Showgirl; the Greatest Hits tour' has already broken records for ticket sales which Kylie set in 2002 on her last tour!

Tickets went on sale today for the UK leg of the tour and were sold-out within two hours, bringing down a telephone exchange in the process. The main telephone exchange at Bishopsgate, which handled calls for the London show, crashed shortly after 9am this morning due to the volume of calls. The website handling ticket requests for Birmingham crashed every ten minutes, whilst queues in Glasgow set record levels. Such was the interest in the tour that a second date in Manchester sold out without ever having been announced!

The tour promoter 3A announced this afternoon that ticket sales for this tour had eclipsed those for the 2002 Fever tour in the speed at which they were sold, and the frequency in which dates were added. It was in 2002 that Kylie smashed ticket records in Manchester and Newcastle; she broke the record for the most dates played by a solo artist at Manchester’s Evening News Arena, playing to over 85,000 people, whilst in Newcastle, the Arena announced that Kylie’s show had been the quickest to sell-out in the history of the venue.

By 6pm tonight, Kylie will have tripled the dates of her 2005 tour, announcing a third date in Manchester, a third in Glasgow, a second in Birmingham and a second at Earls Court.

Kylie said today; "I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see all the fans on tour and I know that we can give them one of the best shows they have ever seen. I have so many ideas that I have been saving for this tour and can’t wait to play the first show."

The full dates, with the extra dates added, are;

March 19 GLASGOW SECC SOLD OUT
March 20 GLASGOW SECC
March 22 GLASGOW SECC

April 19 BIRMINGHAM NEC SOLD OUT
April 20 BIRMINGHAM NEC
April 23 MANCHESTER ARENA SOLD OUT
April 24 MANCHESTER ARENA SOLD OUT
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May 1 LONDON EARLS COURT
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Monday, October 18, 2004

Second Amendment Precursor


Gunston Hall - English Bill of Rights: "By causing several good subjects being Protestants to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed contrary to law; "

Art Slides for teaching and Lectures


Davis Publications - /artslides/searchcollection/search.asp: "Search Slide Database
Fill in as few or as many categories as you like!
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Friday, October 15, 2004

Global Warming Bombshell


Technology Review: Global Warming Bombshell: "Global Warming Bombshell
A prime piece of evidence linking human activity to climate change turns out to be an artifact of poor mathematics.


By Richard Muller
Technology for Presidents
October 15, 2004

Pogress in science is sometimes made by great discoveries. But science also advances when we learn that something we believed to be true isn?t. When solving a jigsaw puzzle, the solution can sometimes be stymied by the fact that a wrong piece has been wedged in a key place. ...
Imagination Cubed

Google Desktop Escalates Search Engine Wars


E-Commerce News: E-Commerce: Google Desktop Escalates Search Engine Wars:

By Jennifer LeClaire
E-Commerce Times
10/14/04 11:14 AM PT


Google Desktop Search is a free, downloadable tool that lets users search through e-mail, instant messages, text files and the Internet simultaneously. The new software, designed with user privacy in mind, ensures that the computer's content is not accessible to Google or anyone else.

In its first major innovation since its August IPO, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has launched a desktop search engine tool that allows users to search personal computer files at the same speed they 'google' the Web. The new application throws the gauntlet directly in Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) front court.

'Google Desktop Search brings the power of Google to your personal information on your own computer,' said Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of products. 'As easily as searching Google, you can instantly search your files, local e-mail, the Web pages you have seen, and more.'

Google Desktop Search is a free, downloadable application ...

Web Style Guide


Complete contents
Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition: "WEB STYLE GUIDE, 2nd edition
Front matter
Foreword by Lou Rosenfeld
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Chapter 1: PROCESS
Before you begin
Planning
Developing a site specification
The site development process
Site definition and planning
Information architecture
Site design
Site construction
Site marketing
Tracking, evaluation, & maintenance
References
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Web page design versus "

Supreme Clerk of Court

George Mason University School of Law: Upcoming Events:: "William K. Suter, clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, will be at the law school to discuss Oral Advocacy Techniques at the Supreme Court and answer student questions. Suter, a retired U.S. Army major general, became clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991. Previously he was the assistant judge advocate general of the Army and chief judge of the U.S. Army Court of Military Review and commander of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency.

The lecture will be open to the entire law school and will provide a unique opportunity for students to get an insider's perspective on practicing before the U.S. Supreme Court and effective oral argument techniques. Mr. Suter will speak for 30-45 minutes and then take questions.

If you would like to take a look at Mr. Suter's guide to oral advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court go to http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/guideforcounsel.pdf. "

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Maps


http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/pakistan.html

http://www.mapzones.com/world/asia/pakistan/mapindex.php

http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/CITY.GUIDES/WORLD/Asia/pakistan/bigmap.html

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/maps.htm
http://www.afghana.com/Map/Maps.htm

http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/pakistan.pdf

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps/


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the new copyright.com



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Bill could mean billions for tech
USA TODAY
Wednesday, October 13, 2004


SAN FRANCISCO -- The high-tech industry stands to collect a windfall from a major business-tax bill approved overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate on Monday.
Whether the national economy would benefit from the payout is debatable, critics of the bill say.
A provision in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 could provide billions in tax relief to tech companies with large cash stockpiles parked overseas, in hopes they pump the profits back into the USA. The potential bottom line for the national economy: Hundreds of billions of dollars in investments and up to 500,000 new jobs, financial analysts say.
''The new bill removes a disincentive to reinvesting in the U.S.,'' says Dan Kostenbauder, Hewlett-Packard's point person on tax issues. ''It's big not just for Silicon Valley, but the national economy.''
Firms would have one year to reinvest overseas profits in the USA at a tax rate of 5.25% instead of the usual 35%, according to the provision. They would be required to submit to their boards an investment plan for anything from research and development projects to acquisitions and stock buybacks. The money could not be used for executive compensation, however.
The bill, which passed the House last week, is expected to be signed into law by President Bush.
U.S. firms, led by the tech and pharmaceutical industries, have an estimated $650 billion in profit sitting overseas, where most of it has stayed because of high tax rates in the USA. Nearly half that amount, $300 billion, could be reinvested in the USA under the bill's provisions, says a J.P. Morgan report.
The bill would increase a company's ''flexibility on h"

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U.S. Government Manual: Main Page

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Robs Blog: Gmail Tools & Plugins: " Gmail Tools & Plugins
Plugins and tools to make Gmail easier to use are starting to pop up on the web, here are the ones I've found so far:
Official Gmail Notifier from Google (beta) - Downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages.
GMNotifier - More configurable notifier based on .NET (Via here)
Gmail Search Extension - Search your Gmail account from the Firefox search bar
Gmail Tray - A search box for the Windows taskbar
Gmail Notifier - Firefox extension, installs an icon on your toolbar that displays the amount of new messages in your "

Your Own Web Archive?


Furl - Your Personal Web: "
-Save a permanent copy of articles, pages and receipts with a single click
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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

National Archives Names Two Companies to Design an Electronic Archives


NARA | Media Desk | Press Release: "Press Release
August 3, 2004


Press Release
August 3, 2004

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Washington, D.C. . . Today, Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin announced the two companies that will lead the way in designing a technological solution to the challenge of preserving electronic information across space and time. These design contracts are valued at $20.1 million. At the end of the one-year design competition, the National Archives will select one of these two contractors to build the Electronic Records Archives, a revolutionary system that will capture electronic information, regardless of its format, save it permanently, and make it accessible on whatever hardware or software is currently in use. Over the life of the contract, it is potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars with countless positive implications for individuals, private businesses, and government organizations alike.

The two companies are:
Lockheed Martin, Transportation and Security Solutions Division
Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division.

Lockheed Martin is a leader in Defense and Government Markets. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the corporation employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Harris Corporation is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions for commercial and government customers. The company serves markets for microwave, broadcast, secure tactical radio, and government communications systems. Harris has more than 10,000 employees, including 5,000 engineers and scientists, and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

In making the announcement, Mr. Carlin said, "I am proud that the National Archives has both the mission and the capabilities to solve the problems posed by electronic records. At every step of the process of developing the Electronic Records Archives, we have partnered with the best and the brightest to develop solutions, and today that will continue as we reach this milestone. ERA will make electronic information available virtually anytime, anywhere. We are not just talking about the information contained in Government records. We will START with Government records, but there is no end to where ERA can take us."

The awarding of the contracts follows five years of intensive study and research by the National Archives into the possibilities, approaches and requirements for the design and implementation of the archives of the future. The National Archives evaluated each of the offers it received as to how well the company understood both the mission and the particular challenges faced by the Archives in the area of electronic records. The Archives also investigated how well the companies have performed on other contracts, and did an in-depth analysis of their proposed costs.

The companies were asked:

-to describe a solution in terms of an overall architecture which addresses all of the National Archives requirements, and a design which shows that the architecture can be implemented, and that it can evolve over time;

-to demonstrate that they have the technical know-how to build the system and that they have the management capability to do it on time, according to specifications and within budget;

-to show how they would help the Archives achieve its performance objectives; and

-to link the awards they could receive to those achievements.

The Lockheed Martin firm-fixed price design contract value: $9.5 million

The Harris Corporation firm-fixed price design contract value: $10.6 million

Monday, October 11, 2004

FYI on this new resource from Thomson via FindLaw. It is free but you need to register first. I've used it a few times already and it's been helpful for individual attorney profile information. Various Dorsey Marketing personnel have been talking with Thomson about this. Joe got a head's up on it from Tara Graves in Marketing in NY. I've heard about it from Silvia Coulter and Carolee Swallie.

Thomson Legal Record

The Thomson Legal Record combines an attorney's litigation history from WestLaw® with the attorney's profile from FindLaw®, helping corporate counsel research and evaluate outside counsel. It enables firms to present an objective view of their attorneys' experience and credentials, based on multiple information sources, consolidated onto one page.

The Thomson Legal Record brings together:

The attorney's West Legal Directory profile
Most recent reported federal cases, populated by Westlaw Litigator
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Links to the attorney's articles and seminar materials published on FindLaw
A list of all links to Web information about the attorney, drawn from FindLaw's LawCrawler

Hubbard One and FindLaw worked together to simplify the process of updating full profile information in the legal record. You can now update your Thomson Legal Record attorney profiles in Hubbard's FirmConnect software, eliminating double entries and streamlining the maintenance process.

Visit The Thomson Legal Record to access valuable information related to attorneys' experience and credentials.

Radio archoves information?



Check it out.
VMS : 1-800-VMS-2002

Website: http://www.vmsinfo.com/adservices/vmsinfoadsite.htm
Metasearch Initiative - TG3 - Search/Retrieve - National Information Standards Organization (NISO): "Metasearch Initiative - TG3 - Search/Retrieve

Metasearch Initiative - TG3 - Search/Retrieve

Standards Committee BC
Co-chairs: Matthew Goldner Sara Randall , Endeavor Information Systems

NISO SDC liaison:

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/niso-mi

Charge

The interdependent nature of search-retrieval protocols and techniques demands that the investigation of one be done in the context of the other. Task Group 3 will investigate and report on several related aspects of search and retrieval to produce a series of documents including:

-A description of the current practice in Metasearching search and retrieval
-Defining a standard vocabulary and terms
-Defining a template for exchange of search and retrieval functionality
-Inventorying proprietary XML interfaces and best practices for Metasearch search and retrieval
-Recommend the data elements to describe a Result Set and a record within a Result Set
-Review SRW/SRU and recommend modifications for use as the basis of a Metasearch search and retrieval standard.

DOWNLOAD NISO Metasearch Initiative Task Group 3 Survey Glossary (PDF Format)

See Metasearch Initiative [by following the link] for more information.

Status
The Next Generation of Access: OpenURL and Metasearch - National Information Standards Organization (NISO): "The Next Generation of Access: OpenURL and Metasearch


Day 1: The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution
Agenda for Day 1, The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Presentations from the OpenURL Workshop:

The Promise and History of the OpenURL, Oliver Pesch, EBSCO Publishing, Member of the NISO Board of Directors and member of the NISO OpenURL Committee.
Related Linking Standards: CrossRef and DOI, Ed Pentz, CrossRef
Why Should Publishers Implement the OpenURL Framework? Andrew Pace, North Carolina State University
Link Resolvers Explained


Oren Beit-Arie, Ex-Libris, USA
Mark Needleman, SIRSI Corporation
Matt Goldner, Fretwell-Downing Informatics
Practical Perspectives for Librarians on Link Resolver Selection, Implementation, Maintenance, Usability and User Education


Link Resolver Selection and Implementation, Frances Knudson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Link Resolver Do-It-Yourself Option, Thomas Dowling, OhioLINK
Using the Enhanced OpenURL Framework: Upgrading from Version 0.1 to 1.0, Ann Apps, University of Manchester, UK
What's On Your Mind? Ann Apps, University of Manchester, UK, and Eric Hellman, Openly Informatics
Translating Your Needs into Visions for the Future, Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Day 2: Metasearch: What It Is Now, What It Could Be, and How Standards Can Help Us Get There
Agenda for Day 2, Metasearch: What It Is Now, What It Could Be, and How Standards Can Help Us Get There

Presentations from the Metasearch Workshop:

An Overview of the Metasearch Environment, Roy Tennant, California Digital Library
Selecting, Impementing and Introducing a Metasearch Product: the Library Viewpoint:


Selecting a Metasearch product, Beth Forrest Warner, University of Kansas
Using metasearch software not bundled in an ILMS, Wayne Hay, Westchester Library System, NY
Implementation and Introduction to Users, Bob Gerrity, Boston College
The Unbundled Option from a Corporate Library Perspective, George Curran, Information Center, Pfizer Inc.
Our Business Partners Respond - Avoiding Pitfalls, Following Best Practices - Voices of Experience
NISO Metasearch Initiative Planning Committee:


Peter Noerr, Muse Global
Paul Cope, Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Jennifer Hansen, WebFeat
The Publisher/Content Provider Viewpoint, Bruce Heterick and David Yakimischak, JSTOR New Standards and Guidelines Underway from NISO

Overview of How NISO Works, Pat Stevens, OCLC, chair, NISO Metasearch Initiative Planning Committee and Chair, NISO Standards Development Committee
Access Management and Authentication, Ted Koppel, The Library Corporation
Identifying Collections, Pat Stevens, OCLC
Search and Results Sets, Sara Randall, Endeavor
Impact on Usage Statistics and Solutions, Brad Buckley, Thomson/Gale
NISO Thanks These Generous Member Sponsors

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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Are You With Him? Why Yes, Want to Date Him?


The New York Times > Fashion & Style > Are You With Him? Why Yes, Want to Date Him?:


Photo: Rahav Segev for The New York Times
Allison Frenkel, center, a paid "wingwoman," introduces her client Evan Rock to newfound friends at the Cabanas.


By ELANA BERKOWITZ

Published: October 10, 2004

DANIEL BLUMBERG, a 38-year-old filmmaker, arrived at a party on the roof of the Gansevoort hotel on a Thursday night with a young woman named Allison Frenkel. The two had met just a few minutes before, in front of the hotel in the meatpacking district, but after a peck on the cheek and a few pleasantries they were already familiar. So much so that halfway through their first drink they were circling the roof deck and discussing which women caught Mr. Blumberg's eye.

Ms. Frenkel discreetly tilted her chin toward a blonde in a white dress and asked, 'Do you like her?'
Mr. Blumberg shook his head no. 'Well, let's keep circulating,' Ms. Frenkel said.

When he expressed no interest in the next woman she pointed to, a brunette in a preppy sweater, Ms. Frenkel shrugged. 'He's the man, whatever he wants,' she said. 'It is not about me.' Then Mr. Blumberg gestured toward the bar area. 'What about that Kylie Minogue look-alike over there?' A moment later the couple headed over.. . .

Friday, October 08, 2004

International


EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law - Home:
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Lot's-a-Words, innit?




Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the UK

A monster online dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. If you are unable to immediately find the term you are looking for, try the slang search. A short essay giving an outline of the parameters of this site and brief information on slang can be accessed on the introduction page.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Newspaper Sources



Crayon.net http://crayon.net/using/links.html

All daily Newspapers of USA and the world on the internet. Vilches Extra Onlinev

Thanks. And this one:

http://www.vilches.com.mx/extra/usa.htm
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From: XXXXXXXXX
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 9:34 AM
To: IRC - (Information Resource Center)
Subject: Newspaperindex.com


A welcome addition, since the only other one I knew about was http://www.newspaperlinks.com/home.cfm

Global Database of Free, Independent, Online News Sites
Via CyberJournalist.net, news about the launch of Newspaperindex.com:
"We collect and maintain links only to newspapers and publications containing local, free and independent news from each country in the world...We only include websites with free public access that have a local editorial staff of independent journalists and in most cases a print version as well."

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Law Librarian Legacy


QUESTION: I was wondering how you first became interested in politics and what inspired you?

DOLE: Well, I was inspired by a law librarian, Beth Bowers (ph), who just recently passed away, she's in Colorado. She was a Democrat. I was in law school and she picked out about three or four of us and said you ought to get in politics. Younger people ought to get in politics. We didn't know anything about politics. Four of us ran. Two of us were elected to the state legislature, three of us were elected. And that's sort of how I became involved in politics way, way back there but, again, I've always, none of us are perfect in politics. We all make mistakes. We vote wrong sometimes. We'd like to go back, maybe, and change a vote or two, probably more than that in my case.

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"So, I would say to my colleagues - I remember way back when I ran for the Kansas Legislature, we had a Democratic law librarian who thought young people ought to get involved in politics. So, she found two Republicans and two Democrats, and talked us into running for the state legislature."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/election/june96/dole_goodbye_6-11.html

Monday, October 04, 2004

Believe it ... or not!



You don't even have to email something?!?! Can you get a shot of someone's ass without them even knowing it? On the net? This can't possibly be.... Can it?

Hackers use Google to access photocopiers


Dan Ilett
ZDNet UK
September 24, 2004, 15:50 BST

Making copies of something important? Photocopiers are the latest networked devices to fall prey to hackers armed with nothing more than Google's search engine

Hackers are using search engines to watch what people photocopy.

Using Google hacks -- requests typed into the search engine that bring up cached information on networks -- hackers are discovering and using login details for networked photocopiers so they can watch what is being copied.

"You don't have to be a genius to do this," said Jason Hart, security director at Whitehat UK. "You can see what people are photocopying on your monitor. You just have to search for online devices on Google."

Google stores billions of Web URLs and information sent from Web servers. Some Web servers, if configured incorrectly or left to default, can accidentally broadcast network information, such as IP addresses, login details and device information. Google, like many other search engines, stores this information, which can be recalled at any time.

"Essentially Google caches everything on the Web," said Hart. "By inputting commands into Google you can extract information and use it as a reverse-engineering tool."

Hackers have been using Google hacks for some time -- exploiting photocopiers is only a recent example of compromising online devices. Hackers also use the search engine to view logged conversations on the Google computer groups list. In these, techies often share network information, such as logins, and their company domain name when they post their email address with a message.

Hart added: "If you look at a firm's domain you can see all their security questions which means you can see their network infrastructure. [Hackers] wait for people to come along and say: 'I've been put in charge of security but don’t know much. Can you help me?' The hacker helps out and gets their trust until they get the passwords to the firewalls."

Hart advised that security staff should regularly check Google for cached information on their firms' domain names. He said that if using public forums to solve problems, participants should sign in using an anonymous e-address.

"You can ask Google to take certain information off its site," said Hart. "It's always worth taking a look at. It's a simple check, but worthwhile."


Check out the FlipFlop Olympics Game. I didn't do too well and had to appeal to a French judge.

Online information sellers


Any wanker

This category is loaded with heavily-promoted guru-wannabes selling the same info that can be found by any wanker with a brain and a search engine.

But, like everything, there are some good ones. Eventually, we'll wade thru the muck and recommend the non-lame ones. But until then, good luck.

If you've got some recommendations, use the link at the bottom to email me.

Brush with Greatness




Just published, DC Goes To The Movies is the definitive guide to movies made in Washington DC.

It is a great addition to the library of movie buffs and fans of the Nation's Capital.

This site is the online companion to DC Goes To The Movies, providing photos of all of the locations described in DC Goes To The Movies, plus:
blah, blah, blah...

Friday, October 01, 2004

WEB WORLD OF AUTHORITY CONTROL: "WEB WORLD OF AUTHORITY CONTROL
created and maintained by
Shannon L. Hoffman, Subject Authorities Librarian
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
and
Deborah Hatch
Authority Control Assistant
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
ABOUT THIS PAGE
This is a bibliography listing that includes tools, thesauri, Library of Congress sites, articles, workshops, journals, ALA committees, listservs, libraries, and vendors that deal with authority control or may be helpful in establishing authorities. This list is an attempt to help Authority Control Librarians and other librarians to do authority work easier and faster. From the many sites on the Internet dealing with Authority Control, I have tried to pick the cream of the crop. However, if you have a site or use a site that is not on this list, please let me know. I can be reached at the following e-mail address. Shannon_Hoffman@byu.edu "
The Chicago Manual of Style - About the Manual: "The Fifteenth Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style

The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the publication of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most extensive revision in twenty years. The Manual?more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before?remains the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field. "
The New York Times > Washington News > Campaign 2004 > Election News: "


Round One
Read the transcript of the real-time analysis of the debate by The Times's Katharine Q. Seelye.

Search for previous Campaign 2004 features, including coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions.

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