Archive | October 2009

The Albert Einstein Archives

http://albert-einstein.org/

Much, much information on Albert Einstein here on this Hebrew University of Jerusalem Web site.

ReadThisToMe.org

 http://readthistome.org/

This is a free reading service for blind and low vision people which allows them to have printed documents read to them over the phone.

Libraries and Autism

http://www.thejointlibrary.org/autism/

This website offers a video and other resources to help library staff learn how better to help library customers who have autism.

The Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator

http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/

“Use The Nature Conservancy’s carbon footprint calculator to measure your impact on our climate. Our carbon footprint calculator estimates how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your choices create each year.”–From the Website.

United States Postal Service Web Site

http://m.usps.com/

This is the new U. S. Postal Service mobile web site.

Travel Etiquette

http://www.traveletiquette.co.uk/

This site offers over 70 articles with explanations of local customs and traditions for various countries and geographic areas.  There is also a very useful section for general travel information.

Doodle : Easy Scheduling

http://www.doodle.com/

An free online tool that requires no registration to help you in scheduling meetings, appointments, etc.

Wikipedia Commons

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

A database of over five million free media files which anyone can add to.

First-Time Homebuyer Credit

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204671,00.html?portlet=7

The IRS offers this alert that says you have to purchase a home by November 30 to be eligible for the first-time homebuyer credit that is available.

WorldTimeServer.com

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/

“Are you about to make an International long distance phone call? Are you planning a trip to a foreign destination? Are you preparing for a web cast or online meeting? Are you looking for a free clock for your own web site or blog? Just want to know what time it is? The Internet can bring locations around the world together, but with each place having different times, World Time Server is here to help!”–From the Web site.

healthfinder.gov Tutorial

http://www.healthfinder.gov/tutorial/default.asp#librarian

Here you can take a tour to learn about all of the extensive information and resources available on healthfinder.gov.

Copyright Basics : The Video

http://216.183.190.29/

The Copyright Clearance Center offers a free video on copyright basics here.

Hard Times Resource Guide

http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/

The Washington State Library offers a list of online resources that could help many people in these difficult economic times.  There are links to some Washington state resources that will not be of help to all, but there are many other resources that would be of help to anyone living anywhere in the country.

7 Things You Should Know About : Collaborative Annotation

http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutColla/182641

Educause offers in this addition to it “7 Things You Should Know About” series information on collaborative annotation tools that enhance the concept of social bookmarking.  Educause lists Diigo, MyStickies, Reframe it, and Google Sidewiki as examples of collaborative annotation tools

Dead Zones : Mysteries of Ocean Die-Offs

http://nsf.gov/news/special_reports/deadzones/

The National Science Foundation offers information here on the marine dead zones that become even more prevalent in our oceans with each passing year.