Friday, January 30, 2004



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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Gary Price and Chris Sherman on web searching

Right now, as I write this, Gary Price and Chris Sherman and are giving a virtual lecture called "Web Research: What's New in 2004". It's part of the Library of Congress's "Luminary Lectures @ Your Library" series. I can't get on because their server is at capacity, but according to the web page, a recorded version of the lecture, with slides, will be available at this site: within the next couple of days.
Note: the live broadcast is a realplayer file, so you won't be able to see it anyway if you've lost your PDNet already.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

U.S. Elections 2004 - an electronic newsletter · January 22, 2004

Discover our Elections 2004 dossier

Looking for a one-stop gateway to non-partisan coverage of the 2004 U.S. elections?

Interested in articles, interviews, public opinion polls, and other information on the presidential primaries and caucuses, debates, conventions and campaign activities of the major presidential candidates?

Check out the resources of our new Elections 2004 dossier on and learn about the How, the Who and the What of these elections.

New Items

A Look Ahead: The New Hampshire Primary (2004-01-21) Since 1920, the New Hampshire primary election has occupied a unique place in the presidential campaign as the first official primary in the country. Those candidates who do well in New Hampshire gain substantial momentum for their campaigns that helps them in later primaries and may carry them to eventual success in securing their party's nomination at the national convention. This year, the primary will be held on January 27. more
Kerry Wins Iowa Democratic Caucuses (2004-01-20) Massachusetts Senator John Kerry captured the first stage in the long race to determine the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee January 19 by winning 38 percent of the votes cast in the Iowa precinct caucuses. With this "Iowa bounce," Kerry has momentum going into the nation's first primary election, January 27 in New Hampshire.
Most political observers also note that North Carolina Senator John Edwards gained politically with his strong 32 percent of the vote in second place, and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, the third-place finisher with 18 percent, lost momentum. more

Election Focus 2004

red arrowKerry Wins Iowa Democratic Caucuses; New Hampshire Primary Next  93K PDF, Jan. 21, 2004

This issue of Election Focus 2004, looks at the Iowa caucuses results; an overview of the New Hampshire primary; and a discussion on the role of foreign policy in the 2004 election by political analysts Andrew Kohut, Edward Rollins and Douglas E. Schoen.  more

red arrowAn Overview of the 2004 Presidential Race 1MB PDF, Jan. 14, 2004
In this first issue of Election Focus 2004, there is an overview of the 2004 presidential race; an interview with political analyst Charles Cook, giving his opinion on key aspects of the U.S. elections; candidate biographies and a calendar of primaries and caucuses more

Sunday, January 25, 2004


Greetings from Tbilisi!

Here we are together with Petter Naess, providing information support to the visiting SecState team. Though Petter says that this a test message from here, I'm taking opportunity to thank Petter for coming and giving a hand (a great one!) to our IRC.

Regards to veteran bloggers,


Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Excellent website that monitors all press releases from various
foreign ministries worldwide. It has a searchable database and can show
nation to nation releases. The site is: . Try it out
and see what you think. I think it's really helpful. (courtesy of Ian, Stockholm)

Monday, January 12, 2004

Special Summit of the Americas web site developed by IRC Mexico

The Benjamin Franklin Library in coordination with IIP developed a web site with information about the Special Summit of the Americas which is available in English at and in Spanish at

Friday, January 09, 2004

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Two Election Sites

The 2004 US Presidential Election: A View From the Web
Grid compares Web sites of 2004 presidential hopefuls,
feature by feature. Includes links to individual
politicians' sites. From PoliticalWeb.Info, a site that
analyzes politics on the Web, and researchers "affiliated
with at the University of Washington and
SUNY Institute of Technology."
Subjects: Presidents -- United States...
Created by cdt

U. S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: The 2004
Presidential Election

Special report "to mark the start of the 2004 presidential
election season" provides facts and statistics relating to
trends in voter registration and voter turnout based on the
November 2000 election. Features information on turnout
based on date of primary or caucus, and age and gender of
voters. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Subjects: Voting -- United States -- Statistics...
Created by cdt

Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Report Alert - January 9, 2004

The latest issue of Report Alert is available on the internet. Just click on the following link to access the online edition and read full text recent reports, in the areas of international relations, defense, arms control, international economics, globalization and more.

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Electronic Advance Documents Service, January 4, 2004

January 4, 2004

Doing it Wrong and Doing it Right: Education in Latin America and Asia.
[Essays in Public Policy No. 110] 2003. [pdf format, 32 pages]
Item# 04AD255 MPP Theme: 12ED Geo: Global

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s. January 2004.
[Gateway page, sections in various formats, various file sizes]
Item# 04AD249 MPP Theme: 15A Geo: Global

Holocaust Denial: A Global Survey - 2003. December 2003. [html format, 11 printed pages]
Item# 04AD251 MPP Theme: 12RE Geo: Global

Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Women: The Case of Turkey. Web-posted
December 2003.
[pdf format, 88 pages]
Item# 04AD253 MPP Theme: 10F Geo: Europe

Libya and Nonproliferation. December 23, 2003. [html format, 8 printed pages]
Item# 04AD250 MPP Theme: 2F Geo: Middle East

Making and Remaking America: Immigration into the United States.
[Hoover Essays No. 25] 2003. [pdf format, 61 pages]
Item# 04AD256 MPP Theme: 8A Geo: USA

Mexico: Country Profile for 2003. Drug Intelligence Report. November 2003. [pdf format, 36 pages]
Item# 04AD254 MPP Theme: 09 Geo: WHA

Talking Cure: A Case Study in Communication for Social Change.
[The Communication for Social Change Working Paper Series: No. 2] December 2003. [pdf format, 18 pages]
Item# 04AD252 MPP Theme: 12CSA Geo: USA

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

President Bush Proposes New Temporary Worker Program

President Bush on Wednesday proposed a new temporary worker program to match willing foreign workers with willing U.S. employers when no Americans can be found to fill the jobs.

President Bush Proposes New Temporary Worker Program

President Bush on Wednesday proposed a new temporary worker program to match willing foreign workers with willing U.S. employers when no Americans can be found to fill the jobs.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research

Gail Partin's thorough and up-to-date guide provides annotated links to the most reliable, substantive sites for U.S. Supreme Court research. Her focus is predominantly on information that is freely or inexpensively available on the Internet.

SOURCE: (Law Library Resource Xchange)