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 .
About.com Closed Guide Relocation Directory and Assistance Links
“This page is set up as clearinghouse for displaced About.com guide sites, their editors, and web users.” There is a link to a larger list of relocated sites as well. The guide is arranged alphabetically in two sections: 1) About.com relocation information and 2) Services available for displaced About.com guides. Information provided in the relocation section includes: Closed Guide Name/URL; Closed Guide Editor; Is Guide Relocating?; New Guide Name; New Guide URL; Guide Editor Name; and Guide Contact Email.
All the Worlds Maps
These maps are found at the EmbassyWorld.com website. Each country page has links to a variety of maps including city maps for each country. Some maps include facts about the country. There are blank maps for students to print as well as weather maps. The site can also be utilized to perform searches for embassies around the world.
Daypop is described as a current events search engine. Daypop crawls the living web (websites that are updated on a daily basis such as newspapers, online magazines, and weblogs (opinion columns)) at least once a day. Daypop currently indexes 5,500 plus news sites and weblogs every day. To perform a search, enter your search term/terms in the search field and select to search all pages, news, or weblogs from the pull down. The results provide a link, a brief description of the article, and the file size.
The Fully-Automated Fill-in-the-Blanks FOI Letter Generator
This website is brought to you by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The form provides fields for you to fill in basic information needed for a FOI request. There is a pull down menu with several agency names and addresses already available. None of the data you enter is collected or recorded. Once you have created the letter you can send it to a file on your computer or directly to your printer.
International Trade/Import-Export Portal
This is the official website of The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA). FITA lists as its goals for this website: 1) To provide the most content-rich international trade site; 2) To provide a comprehensive global trade shop featuring goods and services needed by those involved in international trade. You can use the translation page to translate up to 150 words of text from the site into another language. The International Trade Web Resources page provides annotated and indexed links to 4,000 plus International Trade/Import-Export Web sites. There are links to websites for trade leads all over the world, links to products, services, and tools are available in the “Global Trade Shop”, and a calendar of events link. There is a job bank, a directory of U.S. based export management companies and a link to up to the minute trade news.
The Post-September 11 Environment: Access to Government Information
This page provides a list of U.S. government and state websites that have removed information since September 11, 2001 that was previously available to the public on their websites. A description of the removed information is given and whether the information was later restored on a website. OMB Watch is the non-profit organization that sponsors this page.
Librarians’ Index to the Internet (http://lii.org/) and The Scout Report (http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/current/) are among the various sources used in researching links for this column.