Read about Smart Tools in the latest edition of West E-lert (Newsletter for Information Professionals).
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science is offering a host of continuing education courses, including several online workshops. LLNE’s own Sharon Persons and Susan Vaughn (both co-editors of LLNE News) join Raquel Ortiz (President) in teaching Introduction to Legal Research on Saturday, June 25, 2005, 9:00am-5:00pm at Suffolk University Law School. Susan is also teaching Blogging and RSS – NOW! on Saturday, April 23, 2005, 1:30-5:00pm at the Simmons College campus. (Check out Susan’s article “RSS to the Information Overload” on page 19 of Volume 24, number 2 (2004) of LLNE News.)
Chris Sherman discusses Three Cool Search Gizmos, including a tool for testing search queries in multiple search engines and a bookmarklet for easy automatic printing of “printer-friendly” versions of web pages.
Feel like you need to get up to speed with the latest technological developments affecting libraries? For your consideration, Michael Stephens lists the Twelve Techie Things for Librarians 2005.
Source: Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology
We are pleased to announce that the final issue of the LLNE Newsletter for 2004, Volume 24, Number 4, has been published to the website at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/LLNENews/index.htm.
If you are interested in submitting an article for the next LLNE Newsletter, please contact Susan Vaughn at email@example.com, or Sharon Persons at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2005.
ALA has posted a list of the best web sites of 2004. The sites include such gems as Epicurious, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog, and Pew Internet & American Life.
There have been a lot of developments in the area of desktop search recently. Chris Sherman has a review of the new MSN Desktop search tool in Search Engine Watch. Andy Beal, over at Search Engine Lowdown, gives us his impressions on the new Ask Jeeves Desktop search tool.
Other desktop search tools include: Google Desktop Search; Copernic Desktop Search; and the HotBot Desktop.