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By Margaret Berkland, Published on July 15, 2002

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.

1stHeadlines
http://www.1stheadlines.com/

This site wants to be the one stop location for the latest breaking headlines. The latest headlines are provided for US & World News, Business, Health, Lifestyles, Sports, and Technology plus a link to weather in states and cities in the U.S. Links to the articles behind the headlines are provided.

Presenters University
http://www.presentersuniversity.com/index.cfm

This website is maintained by InFocus Corporation, a projection industry pioneer and the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing award-winning digital projectors, technologies, and services. There are courses on content, delivery and visual aids. There are also two tutorials on PowerPoint presentations. You can also download free samples and trial products from their website partners. You can visit the bulletin board and post a question. The website also has a search engine.

The Library of Congress: Classification Web
http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2002/02-078.html

Classification Web is the first Web-based cataloging and reference product from the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) of the Library of Congress.
“Classification Web lets users access, search and browse all Library of Congress Classification (LCC) Schedules and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). It speeds the process of verifying and assigning classification numbers to library materials by providing up-to-date access through any Web connection. The product also provides automatic calculation of classification table numbers, permanent personal or institutional notes file, the ability to link to a local Web online public access catalog (OPAC) for many major vendor systems, and links to a pre-set list of institutional OPACs.”
“Classification Web is available by annual subscription. Prices start at $375 for individual users and $575 for one to four concurrent users. For subscription options, prices and complete product and ordering information, visit www.loc.gov/cds/classweb.html or contact: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, Customer Services Section, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington DC 20541-4912. Telephone: (800) 255-3666 (toll-free in U.S.); outside U.S. (202) 707-6100; TDD: (202) 707-0012; fax: (202) 707-1334; e-mail: cdsinfo@loc.gov.

Avoiding Information Overload: Knowledge Management on the Internet
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/techwatch/reports/tsw_02-02.html

This report is presented by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and authored by Dr. Adam Bostock of Acro Logic. The Report discusses Internet technology and looks at the issues ,devices, and techniques that can be employed to manage and retrieve online information. There is good coverage of XML.

U.S. News Archives on the Web
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html

The states are grouped alphabetically. A chart of the states and their archived newspapers contains a link to the newspaper’s website, the city where the newspaper is published, the archive site and the link to it, dates of coverage, and the cost to retrieve a full text article. Searching is free unless otherwise noted. There is also a link to non U.S. newspapers that are archived on the web. The newspapers are arranged by region and country with a links to the newspaper and the archives. Coverage is noted.

U.S. States and Territories
http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/usstates.html

This site provides links to resources on every state and territory belonging to the US. The are legal information links for state departments and branches as well as general legal guide and portal links. The user just clicks on the state or territory name to access the links page for an individual state.