Latest Links – ALA's CIPA Site…

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.


This website provides frequently updated in formation on the American Library Association’s activities regarding the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The Children’s Internet Protection Act takes effect on April 20, 2001. In order to receive federal funds, all libraries and schools must install content filters on all computers that offer Internet access. ALA has filed a lawsuit on this issue. The site has the full text of the law for downloading, a PDF version of the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the ALA press release, and ALA recommendations and future plans.

A Glossary of Political Economy Terms

This online glossary is created by Dr. Paul M. Johnson of Auburn University. You can select from an alphabetical listing of terms to link to a specific term definition. There are often additional links within a definition and links to other related terms.


GovSearch is a product of Carroll Publishing. The site claims to provide access to contact information for 385,000 personnel in federal, state, and local government plus federal and state organizational charts. “Carroll’s obtains verification of its directory information directly from the government offices that are listed. Carroll’s data is continuously updated by fax and telephone confirmation.” I did find the site to be a bit outdated since when I checked my locale , Clinton and Gore were still listed as holding office. It also failed to list many elected county officials of my locale. The site provides a PDF version of the 2000 Plum Book and a listing of vacancies and who’s in or out.

Impacts of the Internet on Public Library Use

This website provides spring 2000 survey results on the impacts of the Internet on the public library use. The survey was conducted in English and Spanish by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC). The survey’s major findings and FAQ’s are shown on the homepage of the website. The study questionnaire and full report are available in PDF format on the website.

Virtual Institute of Information (VII)

“The Virtual Institute of Information (V.I.I.) is an internet based, independent telecommunications and mass media research facility, managed by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, at Columbia Business School, Columbia University New York, NY, USA.” Links are provided to information concerning economic, business, policy, and social aspects of telecommunications and mass media.

Content areas include: News, Industry Watch, Submissions, What’s New, Research Archives, and Search. The site can be viewed in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Editors ‘ Featured Site for January 29 , 2001:

1st Headlines

Whether we admit it or not, the Web has made many of us into news junkies.
If you are interested in a site that offers quick and easy access to
headline stories from sources around the world, this site is worth a visit.
You can browse all headlines, choose from a list of general topics, view
stories by state, view breaking news stories, click on a source to view
headlines from that source, or conduct a simple search throughout all
available the headlines. Nifty site.

Posted in: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links