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By Margaret Berkland, Published on January 15, 2001

Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo, where she still performs those duties on a contract basis. Margaret is the Web Master for McKenna & Cuneo's Web site.

apps.com

Apps.com is a portal that indexes thousands of web applications that run in browsers. You can browse by category or search by keyword. A typical entry includes an average of user ratings, a link to the app and a brief description of the application and what it does, the type of application (i.e. Flash, java, etc.), instructions on starting the app if applicable, and a free trial or demo link if applicable. If you register as a user, you have the option of creating an account that stores links to your favorite apps, rates apps, and stores personal notes.

Chinese-English Dictionary

Searches can be conducted in this dictionary "by Chinese (using either the Big5, or GB encodings), pinyin, or English. Results will show the Chinese word, the pinyin representation of the word, and the English definition." This is designed mainly as Chinese to English not English to Chinese dictionary.

Deathwatch

"Deathwatch is an automated screen for money-losing companies running out of cash." It is based upon 10-Q quarterly reports filed with the SEC. Companies selected to appear on the page are sorted in the order of death date, soonest first. Criteria for Deathwatch: Liquid assets of the company are added to determine how much money the company has left. This amount is divided by the losses for the quarter to determine the length of time the company has before it runs out of money. This time left is added to the date of the last quarterly report to determine the death date. This type information can predict a public offering, taking on debt, a merger/acquisition, or bankruptcy. A company can be removed from the Deathwatch list by reporting a profitable quarter.

EconData.net

EconData.Net is designed to provide quick access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. It provides one place to locate both public and private sources of data on the Internet. It is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration and is jointly operated by Impresa, Inc. and Andrew Reamer & Associates, independent economic development consulting firms. The site is divided into eight parts: Links by subject--300+ links in ten subject categories; Links by provider; What's New; Ten Best Sites; Data Collections--75 web sites including online data collections, online versions of statistical compendia, data search engines, microdata tools, and GIS mapping resources; Quick Links arranged by subject; Registration--register to receive e-mail updates; Users Guide--free 100 page guide to finding and using economic data to understand your regional economy.

The Newspaper Library Web Catalogue

The Newspaper Library Web Catalogue is a searchable database of the newspapers and magazines held by the British Library Newspaper Library. There are entries from over 50,000 newspaper and periodical titles worldwide dating from the 17th century to the 21st century. Each entry includes all title information, place of publication, and date holdings. The catalogue can be searched by keyword or a combination of keywords.

LLRX.com Editors' Featured Site for January 15, 2001:

EconData.Net

Winner of the Digital Librarian Award, this site is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration and provides over 300 links to state and local socio-economic data, from private and public sources. The data is well organized and the site's navigation is user friendly. Content is conveniently accessible via drop-down menus titled "Industry Sectors" and "Links by Provider." The providers include the Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis.