Internet Resources Newsletter, Issue 51, December 1998 (Section C)
ID21 Development Research reporting service
"ID21 is a fast-track research reporting service backed by the UK Department for International Development. It aims to make policymakers and on-the-ground development managers aware of the latest and best in British development research findings. Online, in print and through the Southern media, ID21 showcases fresh and unusual research angles on social and economic issues that animate today's development thinking. More, it offers intelligent lessons for all who strive to make development succeed in future."
INASP: Links and Resources: Access to information
The INASP Links section provides a quick-access guide to selected Web sites and Internet resources which will be of special interest to the library and information science communities, and to scientists and publishers in developing countries. In particular it is designed to assist organizations involved in electronic networks for development, and those who are thinking of moving to an electronic environment for scholarly communication.
Independent Software Reviews
"We do not intend to provide endless lists of jargon and specifications, and instead we provide down-to-earth reviews which actually describe how each piece of software is suited to the target user."
The Ivanhoe Career Guides, which were mentioned in issue 46 of this newsletter, have been re-named to The Inside Careers Guides. "The Inside Careers guides are still the only official guides to 10 leading professions, with the various professional bodies endorsing and relying on them to deliver comprehensive and in-depth career advice to both graduates and undergraduates."
Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies
"The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies was founded in 1978 to provide a training in individual psychotherapy. Within our psychodynamic approach, we recognise the diverse nature of society and the need to address the social, political and cultural contexts that affect the individual."
Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation: IRRV
"The Institute today is a modern body of nearly 6,000 professionals whose members provide the backbone of expertise in the collection and administration of local taxation and benefits."
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation: IBFD
"The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is the world's leading research institute in the field of domestic and international taxation."
InternationalTimes.com is a free newspaper.
Jobs in IT sector.
Jobs Unlimited (recruitment)
The Guardian's career section now has its own Web site.
Journal of Lipid Research: JLR (e-journal)
Free trial period currently available.
Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure (e-journal)
The Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure is a social science journal covering all aspects of Labour, leisure and Urban Life.
Key People (recruitment)
Key People is a specialist Contract Recruitment Organisation providing Consultants to the commercial, technical and scientific sectors.
Key Personnel (recruitment)
East Midlands recruitment agency.
Life Sciences Data Archive: LSDA
NASA's Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA) contains information and data from space flight experiments funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This archive contains information about experiments conducted from NASA's first experiments during the 1960s to the present time. The experiments were conducted on a broad range of species, and include human, animal and plant studies.
London Hotels Reservations
Loughborough University: Carbon Research Group
The Carbon Research Group is a self financing research organisation, operating within the Department of Chemical Engineering. The Group undertakes a variety of mainly medium to long term research contracts and offers a variety of services to industries involved in the production and utilisation of coals, cokes and carbon materials; including carbon electrodes, carbon fibres, polymer-carbon and carbon-carbon composites, refractories and graphites.
Mailbase is one of the best resources of all, but some people do not know about it. The following is some publicity material sent out recently by Mailbase.
Do you need to keep up to date with the latest developments in your field? Would you like to share news and views with academics worldwide? Then you need to join a Mailbase list. Mailbase is a service which provides quality electronic discussion lists primarily for the UK higher education and research community. Our lists cover a wide variety of academic subjects including Italian studies, molecular dynamics, HE Admin and physiotherapy. All you need to use Mailbase is email. A Mailbase list allows a group of people with a common interest to communicate through email. When you join a list in your subject area you will receive messages that are sent to the list and you can send your own messages to all list members.
Or you can obtain an email copy of a quick guide to using Mailbase, by
sending the following text in the body of a message to:
send mailbase user-card
To join a Mailbase list, send only the following text (substituting the name of the list and your own name) in the body of an email message to: email@example.com
join listname firstname lastname
If you need more help or have any queries about Mailbase, please contact
MarkOne Technology (recruitment)
IT & Technical Resourcing
National Physical Laboratory: Composites Group
Includes a newsletter "Composites News".
National Year of Reading
It is an inclusive, whole-community celebration of reading. The Year is about reading for all ages, all levels of competence, for all purposes and in all genres and contexts.
Network Recruitment Partnership (recruitment)
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: NDLTD
An excellent idea which helps people find dissertations at selected institutions
A Web site to help students make the most of their NUS cards. NUS cards are distributed to over 1.7 million students.
Online Information 98
The largest exhibition and conference of its kind in the world, held at the National Hall & Olympia 2, London, UK, 8-10 December.
The Open Directory Project's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web, by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.
Oxford Journals: Online Journals
From 1999, the full text of many Oxford University Press journals will be available online to anyone with a print subscription
Palmtop Magazine (e-journal)
For Psion users. Tables of Contents, and some sample articles are available.
"PhysChemComm, the first product of the SPARC-RSC partnership, provides rapid communication of articles in physical chemistry. With a 1999 price tag of $353 (200 Pounds Sterling) for site-wide institutional online access, it competes head-to-head with a commercial title priced at over $8000. The RSC title is an all-electronic journal providing double refereeing, an esteemed international team of editors, searchable full-text, multi-media presentation features, and Web availability."
Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics (PAM) and Computer Science Libraries, Asia/Pacific Forum (PAM-APF) Project
A regional forum for librarians with an interest in these subjects.
Pin Point Personnel (recruitment)
Manufacturing and sales recruitment.
Plant Maintenance Resource Center
New address for the Maintenance Resource Page mentioned in issue 47 of this newsletter. " The Plant Maintenance Resource Center is the premier web resource for Maintenance professionals. It includes links to maintenance consultants, CMMS and maintenance software, CMMS vendors, maintenance conferences and conference papers, articles on maintenance, and many other valuable resources."
Plasma Science and Technology
Subject gateway. The genesis of this homepage and the sci.physics.plasma newsgroup.
PSL Procurement Services Ltd (recruitment)
Place permanent, contract and interim management professionals for some of Europe's leading bluechip companies.
Qualifications For Industry: QFI
An awarding body for vocational qualifications..
Reader's Electronic Digest (e-journal)
The online pages of British Reader's Digest.
Recruitment Scotland (recruitment)
Includes a RecruitScot Online email newsletter.
The Refugee Council is a registered charity employing around 150 full-time staff and 120 volunteers. The Refugee Council gives help and support to refugees and asylum seekers arriving and surviving in Britain.
Regional Toxicology Laboratory
NHS Regional Laboratory for Toxicology.
Research Instruction Online
From the University of Arizona Library, RIO is a series of Web based, self-paced lessons designed to help you learn how to find information.
The description of this list is: Weekly roundup of new Internet research resources, from the changes in your favorite search engine to the best in new meta-engines and resource listings. Also coverage of research topics in the media.
Royal Institution of Great Britain: 1998 Christmas Lectures
Details of the Christmas lecture.
Scholarly Articles Research Alerting: SARA
This is a service from Carfax Publishing Limited, an international periodical publisher. Scholarly Articles Research Alerting is a service whereby they will e-mail to you contents pages of any of their journals as soon as the hard copy is published.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition: SPARC
"SPARC is conceived as a partnership project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and other educational and research organizations. Its mission is to be a catalyst for change through the creation of a more competitive marketplace for research information. SPARC will promote academic values of access to information for research and teaching and encourage innovative uses of technology to improve scholarly communication."
"Launched in 1997, ScienceDirectTM is an online host facility for scientific information. It is based on the World Wide Web, and when complete, will offer libraries and their end users desktop access to remotely-stored full text of more than 1,000 journals published by Elsevier Science, as well as full text from other participating publishers." This is a subscription based service.
Scotland: Research and Innovation Home Page
From CORDIS (Community R&D Information Service), this site gives information about the research infrastructure in Scotland.
Scottish Natural Heritage
Its mission is to work with Scotland's people to care for our natural heritage.
Scottish Qualifications Authority
"...the definitive source of information on current education and training issues in Scotland"
Scottish Virtual Teachers' Centre.
"Scottish Virtual Teachers' Centre is part of the National Grid for Learning. It is the Scottish equivalent of the Virtual Teacher Centre, created in recognition that there is a distinct education system and curriculum here in Scotland and charged with the task of delivering services appropriate for this context. SVTC will continue to develop as the proportion of Scottish schools and colleges on the Internet grows and the number of "connected" education professionals rises.
SVTC is targeted at teachers, librarians and lecturers who work in the Scottish school and college sectors. This means it is involved with practitioners, and with Lifelong Learning, from pre-school Nursery level, through the years of mandatory school education, to the maturity of further education and training."
Society of Property Researchers: SPR
To improve the standing and promote the expertise of the property researcher;
To foster and maintain high standards of ability and practice;
To support and further the interests of the property research community;
To provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest to property researchers.
Socio-Spatial Analysis Research Unit: SARU
New address from the one given in issue 45 of this newsletter. SARU provide expert consultancy and analysis on labour supply, service accessibility and educational issues..
This is a subject guide for Information Research. "The Spire Project is the leading Internet source for Information Research Guidance, hosted on several prominent websites."
From the University of Hertfordshire. The SPIREnet system, a multimedia information system, contains advice applicable to the integration of students with disabilities into Higher education, in the United Kingdom.
Tables of Contents are freely available, full text available to members of ACM.
From the PA NewsCentre. Search for the latest news from the UK's top news and information web sites.
SWP Recruitment Ltd (recruitment)
Specialist Recruitment Consultancies in the UK providing permanent Technical and Scientific personnel to blue-chip clients.
Commercialising Scotland's science & technology. Technology Ventures aims to establish new businesses and jobs within Scotland. This site is a resource for academics, business leaders and financiers and features links to all the major online sources of information about research, Government organisations and the media.
The Business Strategies Report (e-journal)
A free weekly newsletter. The focus is on dynamic strategy, business growth and profitability. Themes include: Understanding your business and purpose; marketing for sustainable competitive advantage and understanding your cost structures. Written by Nigel Rawlins.
The College Game
A book by Brad Hess. Excepts are available at this site.
The Gateway to Educational Materials
Not new, but not mentioned before. "The Gateway provides the key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources. Conduct full-text, subject, keyword, or title searches, then select desired grade or education level and submit the search. Retrieved records will link directly to the Internet resources they describe"
Registration (free) required. "Thomas Regional on the Internet now gives you access to a searchable database of more than 480,000 manufacturers, distributors and service companies organized under 4,500 product/service categories in 19 key U.S. industrial markets. You can search by product/service or company name in the region of your choice. You can also refine your search based on company type (manufacturer, distributor, manufacturer's rep and service company), geographic location (state, city/county, area code), trade name, key words and other specifications such as ISO 9000-certified, and minority and woman-owned businesses. View supplier brochures, catalogs, line cards and fax forms and contact suppliers directly."
Training Media Copyright Association: TMCA
The Training Media Copyright Association of Great Britain exists to serve the interests of both consumers and producers of training and learning materials. It seeks to do this by promulgating a better understanding of the law of copyright and its application to training media, such as video, CD-Rom, workbooks, computer discs, broadcast materials and other media either currently in use or likely to come into use.
Trends in Software Engineering Process Management (e-journal)
Free e-journal published monthly by Marotz, Inc.
University of Birmingham: Railways Research Group
Part of the School of Civil Engineering. A newly formed group who aim to use the school's research expertise in asset management systems and apply this to the Railway Industry.
University of Cambridge: Department of Engineering: Bridge Research
University of Dundee: Centre for Applied Language Studies
University of Glamorgan: Criminology & Criminal Justice Department
University of Reading: Centre for Biomimetics
Venus Group (recruitment)
Recruitment for the telecommunications industry.
"A vertical web community is a site that acts as an essential, comprehensive source of information and dialogue for a particular vertical market. As web users become more savvy, they are increasingly drawn to web centers designed just for them-with content and listings specifically pertinent to people who do the same thing they do-whether it be water and wastewater processing or collecting rare tropical fish. People in a specific market will continually visit a site that is personalized to their interests and comprehensive in its information."
Virtual Teachers' Centre. VTC Cymru is based around four 'rooms', Reception, Library, Classroom Resources and Professional Development.
Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough: WELL
WELL is a resource centre promoting environmental health and well-being in developing and transitional countries.
An experimental MLA citation generator for electronic resources.
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