Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
Actually, that's last week, as the update is late due to holiday weekend. Next weekend I'll be going to Toronto for the Special Libraries Association annual conference, where I'll be contributing to a News Division continuing education course on blogging for news librarians and researchers. After Toronto, a family visit in upstate NY, so blogging may be intermittent after Thursday or so for a week.

The links....

  • Links to gasoline price data for American cities.
  • Salary Value Index from; has city comparisons. Best cities for getting value from your salary: New London, CT, Huntsville AL. Worst: SF and NY. (Miami is 102 of 188, just above Rochester NY)
  • Style & Substance: The Wall St. Journal's in-house staff memo.
  • Times Talk: the NYT's in-house newsletter.
  • aggregates news on hot political topics from a lot of sources including blogs.
  • High Wire Press, from Stanford, now has nearly a million free full-text articles available, mostly from medical journals, and millions of other PubMed article references.
  • Marquis Who's Who site has biographies of people in the news and people having birthdays. (They have a new 'Who's Who in American History' online product for subscription.)
    Governments, Politics:
  • How Freedom is Won: an analysis of 67 transitions from authoritarian rule since 1972.
  • Amnesty International report, 2005
    Public Records:
  • Washington Courts Online searches Superior court, civil and criminal.
  • Census housing stats: latest report with rankings/list by city and state.
  • New Internet use stats from Pew Internet.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Blogging Baby is a well-researched blog (they call it a magazine). Poynter points to their postings on defective baby beds and calls it 'real journalism'.
    Some other interesting blogs from Weblogs, Inc: Autoblog and Gadling.
  • Vanishing Wetlands: great St. Pete Times series used satellite photos to find 85,000 lost acres in Florida.
  • The Grounded Man: fascinating story about the man who tried to teach Zacarias Moussaoui to fly.

  • Stereograph cards: great collection from Library of Congress, has 50 3-d stereo photo cards from Florida (from mid-19th to early 20th century) and one from Miami (an image of Seminole indians).
  • Public Radio feeds: a nice index. Download the feeds of Podcasts to your I-pod or just listen online.


    • Here's another very interested blog:

      Noted Florida writer, Kay Day ( ) is publishing a book on a blog about her involvement with the Taylor Wells case - a murder in Cape Canaveral in 1993 that sent an 18 years old to prison for life under the Murder Felony Rule.

      It is compelling writing, and possibly a first - a free book on a blog.

      By Blogger shoofoolatte, at 5:19 AM  

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