Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which has provided applications development, business process design, and other IT services to the legal industry since 1989. 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 designed and maintains the firm’s internal homepage of Internet links, and manages the links, link annotations, and article content for McKenna & Cuneo’s Web site.
1stHeadlines covers current headlines from 300+ newspaper, broadcast & online sources worldwide. The site is updated daily. You can display headlines by state or country and search by keyword or selected subjects. Top stories are categorized with the number of stories in each category given beside each category.
GovSpot is a government information portal. The site is free and is published by StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. There are links to information from multiple categories: Government Online, The Library, Social Services, Justice & Military, Matters of Money, Science & Travel, World Affairs, Must-See Sites, Pulse, Shortcuts, and Lists. There is a type of frequent requests section called “You Asked For It”.
LibrarySpot is published by StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc. It is a “virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses . . .” The subject categories with links include Libraries, Reference Desk, Reading Room, Must-See Sites, Lists, Feature Archive, and Librarian’s Shelf. This site also includes the frequent requests “You Asked For It” section. There is also a nifty On Exhibit section with links to information about exhibits throughout the U.S.
Munisource claims to be the “largest collection of municipal government information on the web.” There are links to 5,600+ official municipal sites in 45 countries. You can search by country, by municipality, by type of resource or by association.
Raging Search loads very quickly and returns search results very quickly as well. There are no graphics, banner ads, or fancy portal features. Customized parameters (family filter, language, translation on/off, number of results displayed per page, or the amount of detail returned for each result) run on top of AltaVista with link analysis technology that helps to identify the most useful sites.