Library Juice 2:48 - December 15, 1999


Contents:

1. Americans in the Information Age: Falling Through the Net
2. Uncle Sam - Migrating Government Publications
3. Lisnews.com in beta
4. Meta-List.net
5. Year 2000 John Sessions Memorial Award
6. Arun Tripathi's sites for educators and students
7. Educational opportunities for instruction librarians
8. About.com on search engines
9. World Resources Institute
10. Global System for Sustainable Development
11. A Web of On-line Dictionaries
12. "TO THINE OWN SHELVES BE TRUE"
13. Letter from Brandon Seah to Fred Whitehead
14. Resources on Asia
15. Babynamer
16. The Library Cheer


Quote for the week:

"ALA recognizes its broad social responsibilities.  The broad social
responsibilities of the American Library Association are defined in
terms of the contribution that librarianship can make in ameliorating
or solving the critical problems of society; support for efforts to help
inform and educate the people of the United States on these problems
and to encourage them to examine the many views on and the facts regarding
each problem; and the willingness of ALA to take a position on current
critical issues with the relationship to libraries and library service
set forth in the position statement."
  -ALA Policy Manual, article 1.1, quoted in light of the lack of any
statement from ALA on the WTO meetings, in contrast to IFLA and the
Canadian Library Association, who issued strong statements against the
WTO.  The ALA sent a delegate to the WTO, but no input from members, or
even council for that matter, was solicited, and no report has been made
that would inform us about the delegate's participation.


Home page of the week: Ken Cheatham
http://www.emf.net/~cheetham/ken.html

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1. Americans in the Information Age: Falling Through the Net

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/digitaldivide/

Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide Released July 8,
1999. Third report in the Falling Through the Net series on the
Telecommunications and Information Technology Gap in America.


Don Wood
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom
http://www.ala.org/oif.html
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2. Uncle Sam - Migrating Government Publications

    http://www.lib.memphis.edu/gpo/mig.htm

        This page offers direct links to printed federal
        publications that are migrating to the Internet. The value
        here is threefold: the links are to the documents (not the
        opening page of the issuing agency), publications can be
        found directly by Superintendent of Documents
        classification number, or, more usefully, alphabetically
        by publication title. This valuable service is provided by
        the librarians of the Government Publications
        Department of the University of Memphis Library, the
        same people who maintain a similar page of links to
        electronic forms, Forms from the Feds. - rms

Librarians' Index to the Internet
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/
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3. Lisnews.com in beta

http://www.lisnews.com

Lisnews.com is a new site collecting stories relating to libraries from
the mainstream (online) press and linking to them daily.  It's a weblog
that only goes for news stories.  And there are a lot of news stories -
five or ten are added each day.  They're indexed by topic, too, and it's
easy to retrieve links to all the articles on a given topic.  As the site
grows each topic will contain an awful lot of links.  My beef with the site
is that the articles are mainly from online newspapers of one sort or
another, not the library press.  For a site which links to news stories
on libraries I still prefer Jessamyn West's http://www.librarian.net for its
sense of fun.  But this site is definitely worth stopping in on. -Rory
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4. Meta-List.net - http://www.meta-list.net/


This site allows users to search for over 234,000 public newsletters
and discussion lists by keyword or category and in thirteen different
languages, although the interface is implemented only in English and
German. Discussion list entries include a short description and an
option to subscribe. Web interfaces for all the main languages are
scheduled to be added over the next year. Non-German users are
recommended to use the keyword search engine over the somewhat
limited and Germano-centric category listings. Despite this, the site
is an excellent resource, especially for non-anglophone users
searching for mailing lists in their native language. [MD]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
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5. Year 2000 John Sessions Memorial Award


Has Your Local Library Done Something For Labor?  If So, Apply Now!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Year 2000 John Sessions Memorial
Award given by the American Library Association's Reference and User
Services Division. Applications must be received by December 31, 1999.

The John Sessions Memorial Award, established in 1980, recognizes a library
or library system which has made significant efforts to work with the labor
community. Such efforts may include outreach projects to local labor
unions; establishment, or significant expansion of, special labor
collections; initiation of programs of special interest to the labor
community; or other library activities that serve the labor community.

The 1999 winner was the advocacy organization Libraries for the Future for
its Labor History Month "Pump Up the Volume" campaign. Previous winners
have included public libraries, academic libraries, and unions. Winning
projects have been as diverse as
working with local unions to provide information on job training and
education; creating exhibits of local union history; building and
preserving labor and union archives; creating more accessible cataloging;
and sponsoring Labor History Month outreach to local unions.
 
The award is named for John Sessions, the former AFL-CIO co-chair of the
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups. The winning
library receives a handsome plaque donated by the AFL-CIO.

For applications for the Sessions Award, or more information, contact
Sessions Committee chairperson:
Ann Sparanese
Englewood Public Library, 31 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631.
Phone: (201)568-2215, ext 229
Fax :(201)568-6895
E-mail: SPARANESE[at]BCCLS.ORG.
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6. Arun Tripathi's sites for educators and students


For the benefit of educators, students, teachers and technologists, I have
updated my two sites, which can be found at:

Arun's Global Education Project Links
<http://www.angelfire.com/ks/learning/index.html>

Artificial Intelligence & Higher Education
<http://www.angelfire.com/ks/learning/educate.html> [* This site was
being linked by SCUP: Society for College and University Planning on its
main site <http://www.scup.org> *]

And, one more article on EUCLID is available at
<http://www.angelfire.com/ks/learning/euclid.html>

Sincerely
Arun Tripathi
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7. Educational opportunities for instruction librarians


The Education Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section has created a web
calendar of educational opportunities for instruction librarians.  The
calendar is updated monthly.  We will be highlighting instruction related
meetings at ALA MidWinter and Annual.  There is also an option to have an
instructional event you are sponsoring included in the calendar.  Point your
browser to http://www.ship.edu/~dlcook/conted.html and click on "Continuing
Education Calendar".

Dr. Doug Cook - 717.477.1470 - www.ship.edu/~dlcook
Reference/Media Librarian - Shippensburg University
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8. About.com on search engines


Search Engine Strategies 99: Special Report
http://websearch.about.com/internet/websearch/library/blses99.htm
About.com Guide to Web Search
http://websearch.about.com/internet/websearch/mbody.htm

Written by Chris Sherman, author of the About.com Guide to Web
Search, this special five-part report offers the highlights from the
recent Search Engine Strategies 99 conference in San Francisco. Each
of the five essays is devoted to a different topic explored at the
conference. These include creating and optimizing "search engine
friendly" Webpages, banner ads, techniques sites use to lure search
engine spiders, human-created directories, and comments from
representatives of the major search engines. Users who don't already
know about it will also want to visit the main Guide to Web Search
page, which contains a large number of useful resources. Included in
these are classified and annotated links for specific searches
(Health and Medicine, Politics, News, Entertainment, Images, etc.),
bulletin boards, a free (and helpful) weekly newsletter, and a daily
column on Internet-related news (Net News, Views, & Cool New Tools).
[MD]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
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9. World Resources Institute [.pdf, RealAudio, PowerPoint]

http://www.wri.org/

The goals of the World Resources Institute (WRI) are to reverse
existing environmental problems and avert future ones, foster active
public and private involvement, and make environmental improvement
compatible with economic growth. Their Website contains countless
documents sorted by (worldwide) geographic location as well as
subject area, including sustainable development, biodiversity,
climate change, forests, governance, oceans and coasts, and trade.
The site also features a news center with news releases, facts and
figures, and audio reports (RealAudio); a Library and Information
Center with full-text searchable postings of all WRI publications;
and a Sustainable Development Information Center with data, maps,
facts, and sustainable development publications. This comprehensive
site goes beyond the surface of environmental issues facing much of
the world today. [KR]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
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10. Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD)

http://gssd.mit.edu/Gssd/gssd.nsf

A project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable
Development (located at MIT), this site offers a collection of over
2,500 abstracted, indexed, and cross-referenced online resources on
sustainable development. Users have four options for searching the
index: text (keyword and advanced) and three graphical browsers, one
indexing all holdings (organized by subject and problems and
solutions), the others covering industry related topics and the
Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS), respectively. Initial
search returns include title, "slice" (subject), and "ring" (problem
area). Item titles link to further information, including an abstract
and the resource itself. GSSD also features a modest selection of
full-text reports on "scientific developments and/or policy
deliberations." The Consortium plans to make the entire knowledge
base available in at least nine additional languages in the future.
[MD]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
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11. A Web of On-line Dictionaries

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html

You will find linked here "...More than 800 dictionaries of over 150
different languages...". Truly one of the most META of virtual library
collections focusing on dictionaries and related language reference
resources. As the compiler states, "Webs and reference books have a long and
happy history together. This website indexes on-line dictionaries, thesauri,
and such like containing words and phrases. Preference in selection has been
given to free online dictionaries of high quality. However, downloadable and
subscription material are listed if exceptionally rare and/or unusually
well-executed. A few inceptive word lists of languages otherwise not
represented have also been included, as encouragement to continued
development."

Includes: Dictionaries in Many Languages; Multilingual Dictionaries;
Specialized Dictionaries; Thesauri and Other Vocabulary Aids; Language
Identifiers and Guessers; An Index of Dictionary Indices.

Submitted by:
Dyran
translator[at]paonline.com
From ResPool - http://members.tripod.com/~rtiess/respool.htm
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12.

"TO THINE OWN SHELVES BE TRUE"
A CALL FOR A WORKING GROUP
IN DEFENSE OF LIBRARY COLLECTIONS (from People's Culture #37)

by Fred Whitehead fwhitehe[at]kumc.edu

     In recent years, library patrons, authors, scholars, as well as
"traditional" librarians have seen the rise of a new "philosophy" in
which Information Technology is coming to replace Library Science.  This
is so striking a phenomenon that I.T. deserves recognition as a new
paradigm, which offers to wholly supplant its predecessor.  We may note,
for instance, that some revered Library Schools have closed down
entirely, while I.T. programs burgeon.  As is often the case during such
"shifts," there is a division between the I.T. people in the profession,
and those who cleave to older standards and ideals.  The latter are
relegated to a defensive posture, frequently permeated by feelings of
fear and insecurity.

     The broader social context is the much heralded "Information
Revolution," where all useful facts are to become digitalized or
cyberized.  So not only is there open discussion about the End of the
Book, but even the End of Libraries, or their transformation into Info
Pods.  None of these reflections are alarmist; all are based in facts, in
the experience of library patrons, some of whom have assaulted the new
Paradigm, with mixed success.  Indeed, most of the time, the Book Lovers
are losing.

     As one who has usually been on the losing side, I have intensively
pondered on what we can do.  Individual or small group protest has
largely been futile.  Finally, it occurred to me that we might form some
kind of open Working Group, consisting of anyone who wants to be involved
in dealing with this situation: patrons, authors, scholars, librarians,
teachers, etc.  As librarians themselves seem to be split, with many
Paradigm opponents even afraid of losing their positions, it seemed
evident that some Group that actually recruited and involved citizens,
who after all pay the taxes to sustain libraries in the first place,
might have an impact.

     Among the events that give rise to this initiative: * Protest at the
San Francisco Public Library concerning de-accessioning and de-emphasis
on books, while giving space and money to computers * The sale of the
entire Rare Books Collection of the Kansas City Missouri Public Library *
The sale of newspapers by the Kansas State Historical Society *
Discarding of "research" books and materials from the Louisville Public
Library * Disappearance of Copyright volumes from the Library of Congress
* Sales from the collections of the New York Historical Society These are
only a few such events and controversies that come readily to mind.  But
the problem is much, much larger.  Practically every library in the
country "discards" books routinely, according to a wide range of
protocols and standards.  I have myself purchased many important, classic
books from public and college library sales.  Many times, I bought the
only copy held by any area library.

     The American Library Association has published guidelines calling
for involvement of teachers and scholars in such de-accessioning, but
there is no enforcement, or even review mechanism in place.  So we face a
situation in which laissez-faire is the rule, and everything goes.
Things have gotten so bad, indeed, that the standing of the Librarian as
a professional is in question, because they cannot enforce their own
standards, which is a sine qua non of a profession.

     We might consider the parallel situation in medicine.  No one now
believes that only physicians are competent to make decisions, without
review or accountability. State boards are authorized to revoke the
licenses of incompetent or criminal doctors.  There are also remedies in
the courts.  In other words, there are safeguards in place.

     For libraries, these safeguards are either non-existent, or
ineffective.  Boards are usually silent about administrative policies;
sometimes they are merely political appointees, with no experience of
libraries or even books.  When I spoke in opposition to the sale of the
Kansas City Public Library rare books, only one board member had a
question or comment.  There is a global tendency to be comfortable with
"privatization," which includes the holdings of once proud cultural
institutions supported by public taxes.

     I do not intend these remarks as an attack on librarians.  There are
many conscientious librarians who are horrified by what is going on.
Certainly, there are forces in our society who favor outright censorship,
so there is a natural tendency for librarians to circle the wagons when
challenged.  But they need to distinguish between those who are attacking
libraries, and citizens who are trying to support them.

     It is not accidental that many de-accessioning decisions are made
secretly, or to put it less dramatically, without true public review or
scrutiny.  Without open and real citizen participation, it is so easy, so
possible, for government agencies to go wrong, whether it be in
environmental protection, police powers, or libraries.

     I propose, subject to development, modification, and the like, the
following goals for a Working Group: * Monitor de-accessioning
operations, to determine the facts, as opposed to rumors * Review and
develop standards for discarding, and how this is carried out * Develop
means of exchanging/networking information * Analyze and assess the
paradigms we are dealing with * Develop action plans for defending
library collections * Publicize findings and reviews * Convene at
professional and citizen gatherings

     I am willing to serve as interim coordinator for such a Group,
subject  to a consensus of those involved.  One thing that is immediately
needed is the development of a proper archive of reports and similar
materials which bear on these problems.  I can manage that part of the
project, since I'm already archiving an immense variety of cultural
materials in connection with my newsletters, books and documentary
history projects.  We need a bibliography that incorporates current
articles, letters, etc. on issues of concern.  For now, I can meet the
expenses of informing Group members as to developments, probably through
a simple print newsletter. Those interested in joining the Working Group
should contact me, send materials, clippings and ideas.

     Note: The "Call" printed above was drafted and circulated for
comments early in the Spring of 1997, and produced some responses which
were published in the same issue of People's Culture.  As stated, this
project will primarily be concerned with the defense of library books,
but almost daily I read of archeological artifacts, paintings, and other
cultural materials being privatized, sold, or even destroyed through
neglect.  So that kind of information is solicited as well.  Newspaper
clippings are perhaps a main source of information, but if you can send
in names and professional addresses of privatizers, I can write them and
ask for their version of the facts.

     I would also like to report on successes, and not just disasters of
privatization. We need to develop ways to really deal with this
situation, and not just lament that it is happening.   A section of this
newsletter will regularly be devoted to this project, with letters,
reports, and news and notes.  There are some possibilities for
organizational linkage and support, which we are exploring, but for now,
this is an independent, home-grown effort.  We are very much dependent on
readers and your contacts to be successful, and to make an impact.

     The headline of this article, "To Thine Own Shelves Be True," is
adapted from a newspaper article posted in the Maple Street Bookshop of
New Orleans, Louisiana, which I recently visited.  This store is now
marking its 30th year of operations, and seems to be a beehive of
literary activity in that city.  They have a natural concentration on
Southern literature (esp. Walker Percy), and make a real stand for
literacy, civilization and progress, and give away a bumpersticker on
request with each purchase, that bears the slogan: "Fight the Stupidity."
They also have another bumpersticker that lampoons the right-wing
politician David Duke, who has run for numerous public offices there;
this mimics the design of his own bumperstickers, and proclaims his true
name: DAVID DORK.  Finally, they have a T-shirt that says: "It's not the
heat, it's the stupidity."  Write them at 7523 Maple Street, New Orleans,
LA 70118.
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13. Letter from Brandon Seah to Fred Whitehead

Reprinted with permission.

From:    "Brandon Seah" <pflanzen[at]mailcity.com>
To:      KUPIDO.KUPI2PO(FWHITEHE)
Date:    8/15/99 3:02AM
Subject: A supporter

Dear Mr. Whitehead,

I read your article "TO THINE OWN SHELVES BE TRUE" on the libr.org
site, and I can't help but agree on the devestation that
computer-crazy nuts are pushing upon us.  There was an article, if I
remember correctly, in Library Journal that stated something on the
relations between college library collections and collegiate
performance.  So that could be backing you up.  People fear to attack
IT because of the growing lobbying against censorship and the want to
give all forms of information possible by many.  The problem is, the
Internet and other non-print media, although dynamic and up-to-date,
can have the tendency to be not as reliable as print media, like
books and journals.  Books have to be edited prior to publishing, and
some journals have to be peer-reviewed, especially ones like 'Nature',
and other scientific journals.  Some may argue that there is the
probability that books can be wrong too, and spread evil, like Mien
Kampf, but remember, these are few, and electronic media has the
greater tendency to be so.

Traditional libraries, and any library, need to maintain a strong
print collection, and the usage of electronic media and the Internet
should be supplementary to this print collection.  Instead, many are
beginning to consider the opposite true, discarding books in favour
of the IT craze.  It is a craze because many follow without thinking,
without evaluating.  Do they consider how the computers are better
than the books before buying, or do they just follow the flow?  The
Internet is also the primary cause of many of our censorship and
freedom of information problems today.

They forget, that books and print can survive the ravages of time
longer than many electronic devices, and that many electronic devices
go out of date sooner or later, more often sooner.  The 486 I bought
in 1993 is pathetic now, compared to Pentiums etc.  Yet, the Ivanhoe
I bought around the same time is still serving me well, surviving
numerous readings.

Let me give you another example of an atrocity commited in the name
of IT:

I live and study in Singapore, an island state where the education
ministry is placing more and more emphasis on computers, alleging
that they will create a thinking nation, as well as using many more
'dynamic plans'.  My school, D. High School, is well known as a "top
school' in Singapore.  There is a library, collection approx.
30,000.  There are 4 computer rooms, recently refurbished.  Ther are
about 15 computers in the library, ten with Internet access.  The
school is thinking of installing computers in every classroom, and
have done so for 8 already.  The power points for the computers have
been installed.  The library has played down its emphasis on books,
and there are hardly any promotional activities.  Books are bought,
but they do not buy what the students want, rather what they think
the students want.  There is only a shelf list to search the books
by, and they call it a catalogue.  But then, they are thinking of
increasing the number of computers in this already cramped space, and
reducing the number of books, by weeding the collection extensively.
Thrown out are books like 'Learning through interaction', 'I heard
the owl call my name' etc. etc.  Books on science, math, literature,
culture, etc, are discarded, especially those that are older.  They
do not realize the significance.  The school administration weeds out
books based on their age, in fact, there are hardly any books from the
early 80's left, replaced inadequately by new books which are lower on
the information side, and computers.

A kind old gentleman by the name of Dzau donated a unique cache of
more than 200 Chinese language books to the library.  They came in
four boxes, and were stored at the back, in some dark dank hell-hole.
There was a waiting period of about a year plus, they were there
before I came to the school, and then they started to throw the books
away.  Mind you, those books are damn hard to find, I did searches at
the LOC, NLB, and others, university libraries, national libraries,
but I could not find a reasonable duplicate.  The old man obviously
cared for the books, as each was in very good condition, only the ill
storage has caused some deterioration.  These books are mainly on
Chinese literature and history, two subjects the school takes pride
in, yet the 'librarians', rather the teachers who were forced to take
care of the library, insist that their age make them obsolete, and
that they are printed in the traditional script, rather than the
simplified script, which the country uses, they say that the students
won't be able to understand them. (the modern chinese language has two
scripts -- traditional and simplified.  Simplified is promoted in
China, and is the type my country uses.  Traditional is used in
Taiwan and seldom seen here.  Simplified is easier to write and
read).  So without looking at the contents, they make an evaluation
and choose to discard.  They complain that the accomodation would
require more shelf space, and that I as a mere student do not
understand the true aspects.  Sigh, there are at least two shelves
and cabinets that are lying empty in a dark corner.  They just don't
notice or care.

Also, another remarkable chinese teacher in the school gave her whole
collection of chinese books.  They are now chucked away in some
cupboards which serve as surrogate tables for -- you guessed it --
computers.  They, fragile books and rare publications, are stacked
high, and forced in, with mothballs placed among them, and
forgotten.  They are in the library accession list, but the are not
included in the catalogue/shelf lists.  I can only fear the worst and
hope for the best.  Who knows, they might be discarded too.  Many are
in bad condition.  When I mentioned this, they asked me to forget it
and gave the same excuses.  Don't they understand!  People make
sacrifices to build up a personal collection to donate generously to
the library, and they simply discard, waiting a few months just to
make sure the original owner does not find out.  Atrocious!

I support your cause greatly, I wish to help you in any way I can.

Please do reply, and thank you for your time.

Yours,

Brandon S.
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14. Resources on Asia


ASIANOW [RealPlayer, Windows Media Player]
http://www.cnn.com/ASIANOW/index.html

A joint venture of the editors of CNN, _Time_, and _AsiaWeek_, this
site serves as a very useful portal for breaking Asian news,
analysis, and commentary. The homepage features the latest major
stories from throughout the region, with links to articles in _Time_
and _AsiaWeek_, video and audio content from CNN, and special
features. The site is further divided into five regional sections,
each of which offers region-specific content organized in the same
manner as the main page. Sections on business, weather, sports,
travel, and entertainment are also included. [MD]

> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
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AsiaSource - http://www.asiasource.org/
        Comprehensive online resource from the Asia Society,
        designed to "meet the need for timely, reliable, unbiased
        information and assistance regarding the cultural,
        economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of
        Asia." Includes the latest news stories, maps and
        statistics, and a directory of government officials (from
        Keesing's Worldwide). For students and researchers,
        there are links to more than 500 scholars and specialists
        on Asia, complete with contact and background
        information. Profiles section allows one to compare
        statistics between countries (up to five at a time). Links
        section leads to large, annotated directory of Web sites. -
        sam
        Subjects: asia

Librarians' Index to the Internet
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/
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Educational Resources on Asia

     http://www.isop.ucla.edu/eas/Resource.htm

          This site provides resources and links to educational
          material relating to Asia. These include reference works,
          online periodicals, educational films and suppliers, K-12
          curriculum materials and vendors, full-text of significant
          historical documents (primarily constitutional), as well as
          demographic, economic, educational, and political
          statistics. Maintained by the UCLA Center for East Asian
          Studies. - es

Librarians' Index to the Internet
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/
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http://www.mnet.fr/aiindex/

" The South Asia Citizen's Web is an independent space on the net to
promote dialogue and information exchange between and about South Asian
citizens initiatives [located in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
and in their diasporic communities]. The main rubrics on this site are -
Civil Society, Peace, Democracy, Secularism, social movements, the women's
movement, Environmental Campaigns, labour movement activism, human rights
groups and campaigns, citizens action against Communalism and Religious
fundamentalism, news, films, journals contents pages, research projects
and book catalogues. "  -sent by Martyn Lowe
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PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (English Edition)
The latest English edition of Chinese Pharmacopoeia compiled by the
Pharmacopoeia Commission of the Ministry of Public Health, is an official
and authoritative compendium of drugs. It covers almost traditional Chinese
medicines, most of west medicines and preparations, giving information on
the standards of purity, description, test, dosage, precaution, storage, and
the strength for each drug
Dec., 1997;  2 vols; ISBN: 7-5025-2062-7(vol I, herbal medicine volume) and
7-5025-2063-5(vol II, west medicine volume).


If interested, Please contact:

Chi Zhenguo
Rm.604, Bldg.7, Qian Hai Hua Yuan
Tao Yuan West Rd., Nan Tou
Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong
P.R.China 518052

Fax: +86 755 6568829
E-mail: szchis[at]sz.gd.cninfo.net
      
Further information, please visit:
http://www.tradezone.com/tradesites/chizhenguo.html
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The Library of Congress wishes to announce the creation of a
Pinyin Conversion Project home page, located on its Cataloging
Directorate home page at this address:

     http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin

This site will provide information and documents related to the
Pinyin Conversion Project.  Because plans for several important
aspects of the project are still being formulated, status reports
will be updated periodically.  Links to related Web sites will be
provided.  Documents important to the project will be posted in a
timely manner.  Contents include:

     Project Definition
          Announcement: Library of Congress Pinyin Conversion
          Project
          Pinyin Conversion Project Outline
          ■Wade■Giles to Pinyin Conversion Will Affect Everyone!■
          (RLG Focus article)

     Timeline

     Status reports on tasks in progress
          New Chinese Romanization Guidelines ■ Advance copy
          Classification schedules: Chinese literary authors
          (1949-199) ■ Draft
          Classification schedules: Chinese literary authors (2000-
            ) ■ Draft
          Chinese conventional place names: a status report
          Chinese Geographic Names: Related Resources (link)

Please send comments and suggestions to:

     Philip Melzer, Team Leader
     Korean-Chinese Cataloging Team
     Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division
     Library of Congress
     (202) 707-7961
     pmel[at]loc.gov

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Asia-Pacific Language Research

http://asiapacific.webjump.com

Asia-Pacific Language Research (ISSN 1441-8533) is a new
multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement and
promotion of Asian and Pacific languages and cultures
through scholarly research. Original research papers and
literature reviews will be published with book reviews of
contemporary volumes of interest. Possible topic areas for
publication include Historical Linguistics, Contemporary
Language Use, Communication Studies, Psycholinguistics,
Sociolinguistics and Computational Linguistics (including
Machine Translation).

Annual subscriptions can be purchased for US$99 (Individual)
or US$199 (Institutional). Contributors to a particular
volume will be given a complimentary subscription for that
year. Fully paid-up subscribers will have full access to
past issues and volumes. Volume 1 (1998) is now available
free-of-charge for evaluation purposes.

Contact:

Paul A. Watters
Email: p.a.watters[at]computer.org

From NewJour - http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour
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Laws and Regulations of the People's Republic of China Governing
Foreign-Related Matters.
Collected more than 700 documents from 1949 to 1999. All documents are in
English and ASCII TXT format.
You can view the Titles from http://sino-guide.freeservers.com

Email: szchis[at]sz.gd.cninfo.net
       szchisco[at]public.szptt.net.cn
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15. Babynamer

http://babynamer.com

Primarily for parents but also very
good for any researchers seeking the
meanings of names.  Browse by
precompiled lists or search by name
(specifying Boy or Girl first).

Submitted by:
ResPool Listowner
rjtiess[at]warwick.net
http://rtiess.tripod.com

From ResPool Research Network - http://members.tripod.com/~rtiess/respool.htm
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by Garrison Keillor


Where do you go for the poetry?
L-I-B-R-A-R-Y
Where do you go for the history?
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Where do you go if you're old and shy?
Where do you go to learn how to fly?
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That's how you spell it,
Whatcha gonna tell it?
It's been in your town for a hundred years.
Let's give the library three big cheers:
Hip-hip-hooray!
Hip-hip-horray!
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F-R-I-E-N-D-S
Are we gonna be one?
Yes yes yes.
F-R-I-E-N-D-S (of the)
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That's how you spell it,
Now what you gonna tell it?
It's been in your town for a hundred years,
So let's give the library
three big cheers

Hip-hip-horray!
Hip-hip-horray!
Hip-hip-horray!
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