Latest LinksBy Margaret Berkland, Published on August 14, 2002
FBI in Your Library
This section of the American Library Association website provides information from news sources on the FBI in libraries and on the ALA Policy on Governmental Intimidation, The Attorney General’s Guidelines, Terrorism Information and Prevention System (TIPS), the USA Patriot Act, the Library Awareness Program, Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, and In Defense of Freedom.
Looking for an ebook on the Internet? Here is your source for locating it. A database of thousands of books can be searched by format, title, author/creator, subject, keyword, publisher, and/or identifier (ISBN etc.). There are also reviews, author biographies, plus availability at leading retail sites. Hits retrieved in a search provide title, format, author, publisher, price, and retailer. If you click on the title, you are taken to a screen with more detail including publication date, file size, ISBN, description, and an excerpt from the book.
This website claims to be “a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world.” It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice. There is a world map showing countries with and without freedom of information laws under the link Global Survey. Other informational links are Case Studies, News, Reports, Analysis, and IFTI Watch. One of the most useful areas on the site is Links which provides links to organizations that advocate and monitor freedom of information laws and initiatives around the world, to information about the disclosure policies of International Financial and Trade Institutions (IFTIs), to organizations supporting and monitoring press freedom worldwide, and to human rights and other groups that monitor access to information.
Insight Into a World of Religions
This article on TechNews.com provides a listing of websites that provide information on religions throughout the world. The website name, url, link and a brief description are provided for each website listed.
The People’s Network
The People's Network is a project to connect all public libraries in the UK to the Internet. More than 4000 library centers will be up and running by the end of 2002. It is part of the commitment by the British government to provide Internet access to all who desire it. As of March, 2002, almost 70% of the public libraries in the UK were connected. This website provides all the details of the project with links to news & events, infrastructure, training, content creation, progress, impact, and the future.
Stanford Law School: Lawrence Lessig
This is the website of Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Included at this website is today’s news mainly highlighting speaking engagements by Professor Lessig and a content section. The content includes highlights of books, articles, testimony, industry standard columns, and audio/video presentations all by Lessig.