Library Juice 1:4 - February 11, 1998

1. AlphaSearch metasite; 35 subjects 
2. UKOLN Electronic Library Conference Proceedings 
3. Resource Guide for Black History and Culture.  Library of Congress. 
4. NPR site on death and dying 
5. Free Pint - email newsletter for web searchers 
6. Interactive Learning Exhibit on Russia Premieres 
7. BotSpot.  All about Bots and Intelligent Agents.  Hmmmmmmm..... 
8. Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga 
9. Town Meeting on Copyright and Fair Use; soliciting questions 
10. "A Legal Publishers' List"   Who owns Legal Publishing? 
11.  Call for Student Speakers at Symposium for LIS Students 
1.  AlphaSearch metasite; 35 subjects 
AlphaSearch is a new subject-based metasite provided by the Hekman 
Digital Library at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A metasite 
of metasites, AphaSearch is a gateway into the topics it covers. Users 
can browse by resource type, any of 35 subjects from archaeology to 
Spanish, or by descriptor, which the Calvin selectors have applied to 
each resource.  Searches in AlphaSearch are limited to single word at 
this time; however, fielded searching is available. Each resource offers 
a short description and a link to a full description containing 
hyperlinked title words and descriptors. At present, AlphaSearch 
contains some 700 metaresources and shows great promise of becoming one 
of the premier educational subject metasites on the Internet. [JS] 
2.  UKOLN Electronic Library Conference Proceedings 
Two UKOLN Electronic Library Conference Proceedings 
Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library 
US Mirror 
Training for Change: New Skills for the Electronic Library 
The UK Office for Library and Information Networking has made available 
proceedings from two conferences that took place in June and September 
of 1997 respectively. Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library 
contains summaries of the conference proceedings compiled by The Marc 
Fresko Consultancy. This conference was sponsored by six major 
organizations, including the British Library, the Coalition for 
Networked Information (CNI), the Joint Information Systems Committee 
(JISC) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). 
Featured are 26 papers and presentations in seven major areas including 
research and development, measurement, metadata, authentication, and 
intellectual property. Training for Change: New Skills for the 
Electronic Library, a conference held in York, UK, contains abstracts 
and twelve full text papers in the areas of 
the challenge of change, current projects, skills and training for the 
digital age, and the impacts of the digital library on staff training. 
It concentrates on experiences in European university libraries. [JS] 
3. Resource Guide for Black History and Culture.  Library of Congress. 
 _The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for 
the Study of Black History and Culture_ 
This site marks the publication by the US Library of Congress of the 
Mosaic, the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's 
African-American collections. "Covering the nearly 500 years of the 
black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full 
range, size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, 
periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound." The 
site offers samples of the materials and themes in the Library's 
collections. It is also a sample of a much larger exhibit planned for 
1998.  The LOC chose to highlight four of the many themes covered in the 
Mosaic at this site: Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the Works 
Progress Administration (WPA). Each section covers key issues and 
figures and offers many digitized images of original documents held by 
the Library. [MD] 
4.  NPR site on death and dying 
The End of Life: Exploring Death in America--NPR [RealPlayer] 
Viewing the black and erie homepage of this website entitled Death in 
America might encourage one to shuddder and quickly avoid it. But click 
on!  This site, provided by National Public Radio, covers a number of 
very real issues surrounding the experiences of death and dying in 
America. It is highlighted by RealAudio and text transcripts of various 
"All Things Considered" segments on this topic that have aired since 
November, 1997.  Another section provides testimonals by the dying (or 
by family members and friends who are faced with loss), and two others 
serve as bibliographic resources for people with terminal illnesses and 
for people coping with grief. A feedback section allows users to add 
their own death story to the page. [LXP] 
5.  Free Pint - email newsletter for web searchers 
Free Pint 
Issue Archive 
Free Pint, a biweekly email newsletter provided by the the Willco 
information consultancy and edited by William Hahn, covers various 
aspects of both network related tools and content. Recent issues have 
covered tool-related topics: web problem diagnostics, improving results 
from search engines, and metasearch sites. Content topics have included 
articles on major sources of business and medical information. Tools 
information usually targets novice users. The current issue is located 
in the issue archive. Interested users can subscribe on the home page. 
6.  Interactive Learning Exhibit on Russia Premieres 
How has political change affected the people and cultures of the former 
USSR? Explore these issues and more in the Annenberg/CPB Project's 
"Russia" exhibit. 
The exhibit covers Russia from its early history to its current 
climate.  An extensive interactive atlas contains useful information on 
each republic in the Russian Federation. Animated maps demonstrate 
changes in politics and resources. 
You can book a trip on the Continental Railway and explore cities such 
as St. Petersburg and Kiev. Along the way you can pick up souvenirs, 
take pictures, and even send an email postcard to a friend. When your 
journey is complete, you can bookmark your scrapbook as a reminder of 
your trip. 
An activity on daily life examines how political upheaval has affected 
the economy. You have to make cost-of-living decisions. Can you stay 
within budget? 
The exhibit also contains links to related Web sites and a wealth of 
We offer these free online exhibits to the general public, students and 
educators as an educational resource. Our goal is to provide a 
collection of high-quality, interactive learning experiences using the 
new techologies offered by the Web. 
If you have any questions, please contact us. 
Maura LoMonico 
Web Site Coordinator, Learner Online 
The Annenberg/CPB Projects 
7.  BotSpot.  All about Bots and Intelligent Agents.  Hmmmmmmm..... 
Visit BotSpot and chat with Eliza...the original ChatterBot! 
Visit BotSpot and chat with Shallow Red...A Bot for the Year 2000! 
BotSpot(tm) - The Spot for all Bots and Intelligent Agents on the Net 
including 14 searchable Bot Classification Databases, FAQs, Libraries, 
Articles, Newsletters, Electronic Journals, Listservs, Conferences, 
Previous Conferences Proceedings, Language and Code, Book Store, New 
Bots, Add a Bot, NewsBots, CommerceBots, ShoppingBots, KnowledgeBots, 
Search Bots, Intelligent Agents, Artificial Intelligence and more. Visit 
the BotSpot of the Week awarded by Team BotSpot. Read "Best of the Bots" 
reviews and "The Secret Agent Man" column by Don Barker. 
BotSpot has received over 180 awards in its first fourteen months 
including the "NetGuide Platinum Award", the "USA Today HotSite", 
the "Scout Report Selection", "Snap! Best of the Web Winner", 
NetGuide's "Top 10 Internet Sites", PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web 
Sites" and PC Review's "Best Internet Web Sites of 1997" and is lauded 
as the definitive resource for bots, intelligent agents and artificial 
intelligence on the Net. 
Subscribe to BotSpot's free monthly BotSpot Newsletter or stay 
completely attuned by subscribing to BotSpot's Report every two weeks on 
the latest happenings, new bots/intelligent agents and industry updates. 
BotSpot will make an excellent bookmark and link for you and/or your 
View a thirty minute video review of BotSpot available at the top of 
BotSpot's home page! 
Virtual Cheers.... 
Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. 
Team BotSpot 
" Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we 
know of a Bot that finds the information for us " 
8.  Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga 
Just a short note to let folks know that I have updated my 
Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga. 
Anime is Japanese animation. 
Manga is Japanese graphic novels (comics is a very rough translation) 
With the growing popularity of anime and manga in America I created this 
resource as a basic introduction for librarians. 
The page is at: 
Gilles Poitras          gpoitras[at] 
Reference Department    Graduate Theological Union Library 
2400 Ridge Road         Berkeley, California, USA 
9.  Meeting on Copyright and Fair Use 
Note:  Although this meeting takes place in Toronto, the organizers are 
soliciting questions for discussion from interested parties, regardless 
of whether they will be attending. 
February 6, 1998 
                            COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE 
                    CAA Conference, Toronto, Feb 26, 1998 
Below is a notice on the last in the current series of "Copyright & Fair 
Use" town meetings organized by the College Art Association, the 
AmericanCouncil of Learned Societies and NINCH, with funding from the 
Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  A future series of copyright education town 
meetings will be announced in the next few months. 
David Green 
>Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 01:31:44 -0500 
>To: david[at] 
>From: "Robert A. Baron" <rabaron[at]> 
>Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Town Meeting on Copyright & Fair Use 
The College Art Association, in association with the American Council on 
Learned Societies and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural 
Heritage, with funding provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, will 
present its final "Town Meeting" on the Fair Use of Digital Images on 
Thursday, February 26, 1998, during its 86th annual conference, at the 
Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
The program will include the following speakers: 
David Green        (National Initiative for a Networked Cultural 
Gary Schwartz      (Curators of Dutch Art) 
Peter Walsh        (Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College) 
Maxwell Anderson   (Art Museum Image Consortium and American 
Association of 
Museum Directors) 
Howard Besser      (University of California, Berkeley) 
The program is being coordinated by Robert Baron and Leila Kinney along 
with the College Art Association. 
For detailed information, including a list of topics and statements by 
the speakers, refer to <> 
The second half of this two-part meeting will be devoted to a debate 
between Max Anderson and Howard Besser on intellectual property issues 
pertaining to AMICO and similar licensing schemes which promise to make 
museum images available to academia. 
Readers of this notice (whether they plan to attend or not) are urged to 
submit questions for this session in advance of the meeting. Please send 
your questions to Robert Baron.  Kindly identify your questions by 
placing "TTM:" at the start of the subject line: 
For more information about the 1998 Conference, consult the CAA 
conference website: 
<> or 
contact Mary-Beth Shine: (212) 691-1051, <mbshine[at]> 
Registration information can be found at the CAA conference site: 
10.  "A Legal Publishers' List"   Who owns Legal Publishing? 
An updated version of "A Legal Publishers' List: The Shape of Legal 
Publishing Today," is now available on the WWW at: 
The "Description and Acknowledgements" section reads: 
"This list of corporate affiliations represents a collaborative effort 
by many librarians and legal information industry professionals on the 
LAW-LIB listserv to trace the current lines of ownership in the U.S. 
legal publishing industry. We know that the list is incomplete, and we 
suspect that it contains some inaccuracies, despite our best efforts. We 
hope that over time suggestions from individuals throughout the legal 
information world will render the list more complete and accurate. 
We are especially grateful to Bob Berring of Boalt Hall Law Library, 
University of California, Berkeley; Anna Belle Leiserson of Vanderbilt 
Law Library; Atty. Ellen M. Poler; Laura Orr of the Lillian Goldman 
Library, Yale Law School;  Holley Marker Thompson of Lexis-Nexis; and 
Lawrence Thompson of Martindale-Hubbell for their indispensable 
insights.  Many other individuals have made valuable suggestions, and we 
are grateful for their input. 
A previous version of this list appeared in The Shape of Legal 
Publishing Today, The CRIV Sheet, Nov. 1997, at 11. 
This list is undergoing continual revision. Please send comments to Rob 
Richards, University of Colorado Law Library, Campus Box 402, Boulder, 
CO 80309-0402, rrichard[at]" 
Thank you to all who have made suggestions or have offered corrections! 
Those who have made substantial contributions are acknowledged in the 
"Description and Acknowedgements" section of the site.  I apologize if I 
have inadvertantly neglected anyone.  Please let me know if I've made 
any oversights. 
Rob Richards 
                     Robert C. Richards, Jr., M.A., M.S.L.I.S 
                     Technical Services Librarian 
                     University of Colorado Law Library 
                     Fleming Law Building 
                     Kittredge Loop South 
                     Campus Box 402 
                     Boulder, Colorado 80309-0402 
                     Telephone: (303) 492-7535 
                     Fax:       (303) 492-2707 
                     E-mail:    rrichard[at]stripe.Colorado.EDU 
11.  Call for Student Speakers, Symposium for LIS Students 
--Please forward this to any mailing list-- 
 --for Info. or Lib. Science students-- 
Southwestern Symposium for 
Information and Library 
Science Students (SSILSS) 
**Call for Speakers** 
The place: University of North Texas in Denton, Texas 
The day: Saturday, March 28, 1998 
The speakers: Students from across the country 
The topics: Information or Library Science 
The sponsor: NTASIS, the UNT student group of ASIS 
The party: Evening of March 28, sponsored by LISSA 
The prize: $50 cash award to authors of the best presentations 
Students in Information or Library sciences 
at any level are invited to present a 25 
minute presentation on research, projects, or 
work they have done in either of these fields. 
This will give students a chance to: 
 - present their best class paper 
 - meet and party with students from other LIS programs, 
 - get valuable speaking experience, 
 - have a chance to win $50, 
 - hear exciting new ideas! 
The call for speakers is open until all slots are 
filled, but we hope to receive applications by 2/20. 
To apply, do one of the following: 
* Send the requested information to snicholson[at] 
* Fax this form to (940) 565-3101 
* Mail it to NTASIS, SLIS, ISB Room 205, P.O. Box 311068, Denton, Texas 
* Put it in the NTASIS mailbox in the UNT SLIS office. 
Questions? Call Scott Nicholson at (940)243-0763 or write to 
Application to be a speaker at SSILSS: 
    Title of Presentation: 
    Abstract (no more than 100 words): 
Call for student presenters - please forward (fwd) 
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