Sunday, March 06, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
The buzz among librarians, researchers, and investigative journalists this week was the Choicepoint situation. Latest: Choicepoint has truncated more data and will be asking all users to complete new user profiles. Not to mention: Choicepoint under investigation, story in Atlanta Biz Journal.

More links....

  • Beach renourishment funding in the federal budget, beach-by-beach; from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Assn.
  • State Education Profiles from Natl Center for Education Stats.
  • Guide to International Refugee Resources on the Web.
  • North American Native Fish Assn has a fish guide.
  • Create your own AP ticker with RSS feeds from Associated Press.
  • The Most Useful Websites for Reporters: a quick list from Mark Schaver. All (well, most) of these are on Newsnet but you might find this list easier to use.
    Public Records:
  • Not All Criminal Records Checks Are Created Equal; a good article explaning why there isn't a comprehensive national criminal records search.
  • Hot Wheels: most stolen vehicles, 2003, from NICB.
  • English Accents and Dialects: a collection of recordings from the British Library.
  • 1861 UK Census now online along with vital (births, deaths, marriages) and World War records at
  • Nooked is a directory of RSS feeds from corporations.
  • Fire-safe hotels list from FEMA.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Observer Blog from 'the world's first Sunday newspaper'.
  • Taming of the Band-Aid, a new gardening blog from Naples, FL. Nice photos of insects, butterflies, etc. with identifications, as well as info on birds and plants.
  • it's a blog about blogs...and very enlightening.

  • Yahoo!s birthday celebration continues with a Netrospective of the last 10 years on the Web. First news story published on Yahoo's front page: the death of Jerry Garcia.


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