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By Margaret Berkland, Published on April 2, 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.

Censorware Project

The Censorware Project was formed by a group of writers and Internet activists in late 1997. Our goal is to bring to light information about censorware products which is, by its nature, hidden. Censorware is defined on the website as software which is designed to prevent another person from sending or receiving information (usually on the web). This site includes in depth Internet filtering product analyses, libraries and lawsuits concerning filtering (which include links to the legal documents involved), essays on filtering, current and older news stories.

ExploreDC.org [Flash, pdf] - Low Bandwidth Version

ExploreDC.org

Washington, D.C.'s public broadcasting station, WETA, maintains this website. There is a wealth of useful information on both well-known and less known history, heritage and culture of the nation's capital. The website is divided into five main sections: local history, federal city, African American heritage, US Presidents, and Specialty Tours. There is a interactive timeline of 600+ items highlighting events in the development of Washington, D.C. and the U.S. The timeline covers five areas: Local History, Federal City, African American heritage, US presidents, and milestone events. Links to lesson plans and other resources are also included.

Mary Minow's Map To Library Law

This site provides access to Internet resources concerning laws affecting academic and public libraries. Some of the topics covered are: Breaking News and Current Awareness, Search Engines and Directories of Library Websites, General Compilations of Court Cases Relevant to Libraries, General Compilations of Legislation and Libraries, Specific Issues (copyright, FOIA, disability laws and libraries, etc.), Relevant Academic and Online Courses, Library Links (National, International, and California), and Voice Recognition

PlaneCrashInfo.com

Presently there are 2,169 plane crashes dating back to 1908 in the database on this website. The homepage provides the latest news on plane crashes often with a photo. There are links to the 100 worst civil aviation crashes, aviation accident photos, famous people killed, last words, unusual accidents, accident statistics, safety ratings, accidents by type of aircraft, and accidents by airline. "The accident database includes all known civil aviation accidents which resulted in 10 or more fatalities and all military aviation accidents which resulted in 50 or more fatalities. Some accidents with fewer or no fatalities have been included when they are noteworthy, such as the death of a famous person." You search the database by year. Up to twelve different types of information are available about a crash.

Research & Reference Gateway: Research Guides: Business

Rutgers University Libraries maintain this website. The website is divided into eighteen sections. The date each section was last updated is included. The sections include: Accounting, Banks and Financial Services, Biographical Resources, Company Research, Industry Research, International Business Market Research, Stock and Commodity Exchanges plus many more. There are further divisions under the sections with links to the appropriate source of information. There is also a search engine for the website.

UNESCO Libraries Portal

This site provides links to library websites, library associations and networks, preservation and access initiatives, information about librarianship and librarianship issues, education and training, online resources for librarians, and conferences and meetings worldwide. " The UNESCO Library Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to library resources available on the World Wide Web as well as to issues affecting librarianship." There is a search engine for the site.

Sabrina Pacifici's Featured Site for April 2, 2001:

Window to My Environment

This site, sponsored by the EPA, is a prototype of what promises to be a powerful and content rich new Web database providing important facts on environmental conditions and features.  Users may currently choose from data on Region III, comprising Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Simply enter a zip code or city/town and state, and wait patiently as the database retrieves an interactive window that presents you with three distinct areas of data. The right side of the screen is a Window on Your Environment, a general fact sheet on your location.  The center of the screen is a color EnviroMapper of your designated area, listing major streets and highways.  You may then choose from a color-coded menu to the left of this screen to identify and locate Superfund sites, toxic releases, impaired streams, hazardous waste, and other environmental hazards.  Once you have indicated your choices, click on "redraw the map" and the downright scary information is delivered via clusters of colored dots.