Sunday, December 04, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:

Lots of discussion among news librarians this week in reaction to the John Seigenthaler, Sr. column in USA Today about his erroneous biography on Wikipedia. This topic (links and discussion on my blog) really gets librarians on edge.

The other links:

  • The Online Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
  • Hurricane Katrina/Rita Web archive: The Internet Archive collected Web pages from the aftermath and is preserving them here.
  • Where to get ethnic foods online, article from
  • Music from TV Commercials company, product, title and artist, with link to sample. Reader-contributed.
  • the Poetry Archive, includes historic recordings of poets old and modern. The even have one of my favorites, Roger McGough.

  • National Geographic's Style Manual in PDF.

  • Country Analysis Briefs: USA, latest energy stats from Energy Inormation Adminstration.
  • America's safest and most dangerous cities from Morgan Quitno. Safest: Newton, MA; most dangerous: Camden NJ. Coral Springs and Port St. Lucie make 25 safest; West Palm Beach in 25 most dangerous.
  • Hate Crime Statistics, 2004 from FBI.
  • Selling Online, 2005, Pew Internet report.

    Governments, Politics:
  • National Strategy for Victory in Iraq, PDF.
  • Leadership Directories: Information on agencies/govt offices, etc. affected by Hurricane Katrina. This subscription site has pulled out data from all their directories for free. Mostly address/phone/contact info.
  • Gulf of Tonkin recently released documents from National Security Agency.
  • database of Federal Criminal Proceedings Against Mining Companies, 1979-2005, found and made available at The Memory Hole.
  • Felons Voting Rights Laws, report on enforcement state by state from Sentencing Project.

  • Industry Analyst Blogs: need to find an expert? This list has over 100 blogs listed.
  • Hispanic Media Share: What Top Advertisers Are Spending...or Not? from Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies.

  • Friends of the Times Picayune still needs help for the 180 T-P families who have registered.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Hardship Indicators Point to a Difficult Holiday Season: National Policy Response is Off Kilter, report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
  • Active Military Sonar and Marine Mammals: Events and References from Congressional Reference Service.
  • Mexico is Becoming the Next Colombia, report from Cato Inst.
  • Who Bears the Burden? Demographic Characteristics of U.S. Military Recruits Before and After 9/11, study from Heritage Foundation; also: Is Iraq a Poor Man's War?
  • Seeking the Roots of Terrorism: An Islamic Traditional Perspective; from Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
  • Amusement Parks and new technology: Florida Today investigative series on the quest for thrills and possible dangers.
  • Randomised controlled trial of animal facilitated therapy with dolphins in the treatment of depression, new report in British Medical Journal.
  • Global Language Monitor: Fascinating blog-type entries on new words and language changes.
  • Behind the Yellow Tape, blog from PBPost crime reporter Andrew Marra.
  • TV Scoop, blog on UK television.


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