Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Simple Tracking - Track Packages via RSS

Plug in any UPS, USPS, FedEx or DHL number and it will either let you generate an RSS feed.

20 Types of Blog Posts - Battling Bloggers Block: Blog Tips at ProBlogger

Marketing Corporate Libraries

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Marshall Kirkpatrick - Teaching RSS: A Discussion


"A gathering spot for ex-Googlers to reminisce and comment on the latest developments in search."

A blog alumni network? :-)

Does Your Company Belong in the Blogosphere? (HBS Working Knowledge)

"Skillful blogging can boost your company's credibility and help it connect with customers."

Nice concise summary.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Open Source Turns Strategic (CIO)

Open Source Turns Strategic:

Finding 1
Open source usage has spread well beyond Linux.

Finding 2
IT executives are turning to open source to find competitive advantage as well as savings.

Finding 3
Open source is actually helping companies save money, but there are trade-offs.

Finding 4
User reluctance is holding back open source adoption.

Finding 5
Companies will expand their use of Linux, provided major vendors continue to support it.

Finding 6
The outlook for open source looks bright.

EFF: Student Blogging FAQ

Ten Rules for Web Startups

These concepts extend to innovation of any type. Evan Williams is always worth following.

10 RSS Hacks (Micro Persuasion)

via Depraved Librarian. thanks Grace!

As We May Search - Comparison of Major Features of the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar Citation-based and Citation-enhanced Databases.

by Peter Jacso, University of Hawaii. [Keywords: Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science.]

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Kaboodle - Sharable Link Lists - Sharable Maps

Catalyst - Work Life Balance Report for Canadian Lawyers

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Creating Opportunities for Better Balance reveals that nearly two-thirds of all lawyers in law firms report difficulty managing the demands of work and personal/family life. The study also details how changes can be made within law firms to address work-life balance issues but not at the expense of a firm's business goals and market realities.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts for free

"LISTA database Free to all Interested in Libraries and Librarianship

EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science."

(link via Stephen's Lighthouse)

Does "Web 2.0" mean anything?

"Does "Web 2.0" mean anything? Till recently I thought it didn't, but the truth turns out to be more complicated. Originally, yes, it was meaningless. Now it seems to have acquired a meaning."

It could all still be hype & lingo, but for me, web 2.0 gets down to giving a voice to individuals (see Paul Graham's section on 'Democracy').

Law Firms Look to Color for Identity (

"A study of the Am Law 200 by a marketing communications firm found that, indeed, 58 percent of those firms use some shade of blue as a main color in their brand identities, from letterhead to business cards to Web sites."

Friday, November 18, 2005

Index of US Government Podcasts

Index of Canadian federal government databases online

E-Mail Is So Five Minutes Ago

Blogs, Wikis & RSS reduce corporate email.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Free Magazines

for qualified business oriented professionals....

John Dvorak - Backlash against Sony.

John Dvorak: "Content theft is here to stay and the big media companies are going to have to get used to it"

Library Instruction Wiki

Google Book Search

Google Print is now Google Book Search. Keep up eh!


From the Learn more page:

The Internet Archive's new subscription service, Archive-it, allows any user to create, manage and search their own web archive through a web interface without any technical expertise required. Archive-it can be used to archive an institution's own web site, or build collections of up to one hundred web sites.

Through a web based interface users can create web collections, catalogue the websites associated with a collection, archive websites in the collection, monitor the archiving process, search and browse the collection when complete, and administer access to these collections. In addition, the service will support collaborative collections, where curators at separate organizations can create and share collections.

(hat tip: Peter Scott)

'Goodnight Moon,' Publisher Snips Author's Cigarette from Photo

photoshop magic!

The Common Scold: Ross Kodner's rant on Blawgers

Skip down a paragraph or two, a fun read.... No he doesn't need a blog, but wouldn't it be great if he did? Hope he hasn't written himself into a corner.

Legal Ethics and Marketing For Lawyers, Law Firms & Attorneys : Will Hornsby

New blog on legal ethics and marketing.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Ray Ozzie's Weblog - Version 3

Blog for Microsoft's Chief Technical Officer...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Peter Drucker - What He REALLY Thinks about Libraries and Librarians

"Drucker points to where the knowledge in libraries lives - in the librarians:

In a special library, the librarians have the knowledge that enables them to convert the data in the library into information for the clients. I am always amazed how much topical knowledge special librarians have about the international trade that is the business of their customers.

Librarians in a special library know what their customers need and often they know it much better than their customers in the organization do. They can -- and do -- anticipate the customer's information needs. They can -- and do -- reach out to the customer and point him or her in the right information direction. They can -- and do know what new data is in their customer's field or sphere of interest."

How Much Is Knowledge Worth?

"The most noteworthy indicator is Knowledge Value. You can get this figure by subtracting the Financial Value from the Market Value. To get a further metric, divide that result by the company's number of employees (see "Putting a Price on Brainpower," p. 79)."

If only law firms were publicly traded, such a simple calculation.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Tom Peters on Peter Drucker

Tom Peters comments on Peter Drucker's influence.

Source: Gerry Riskin

Instant Doman Name Search

As you type, the webpage dynamically changes to let you know if a domain is available.

Harvard Law 's JD Admissions Blog

weblog for Harvard Law School's JD admissions.

"This blog is intended to make the admissions process at Harvard Law School more transparent while providing a venue for those tips, nuggets and ideas that get lost in the wave of information greeting law school applicants."

(Hat tip: j's scratchpad)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Webby Awards 10 Web Moments That Changed The World

What Artists Know About Leadership

from HBS Working Knowledge.

Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology: ANNOUNCE: Who are "the Blog People?" A Survey of Librarians and their Motivations for Blogging

Survey via Connie for LIS Bloggers.

Monday, November 07, 2005

lazytom's FeedJumbler

Friday, November 04, 2005

I So Want One!

Written by Lane Lawley, the 11 year old son of Liz Lawley! I so want my 4 year old son to be this industrious in a few years. :-) Go Lane Go!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

OPML Search

Search engine for OPML files.

Podcasts from Internet Librarian 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Business 2.0 - My Own Private Internet

Don Dodge on Altavista and the search war