Thursday, May 20, 2004

more on CRS reports

From Gary Price's there's a selection of new CRS reports available from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre. The reports are current but the selection is not comprehensive; most reports have to do with Internet law. Also, ignore the text on the front page to do with the availability of CRS reports -- most of it is sadly out of date. Still, we have to take what we can get! Kyle Malone, IRC Ottawa

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Excerpted from Scout Report, May 14, 2004

Military Campaign Maps

Created as part of the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress, this fine digital archive brings together thousands of maps that offer great detail about major military conflicts, including such information as troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, campsites, local buildings, topography and vegetation. On the site, visitors can also learn about how the maps were digitized, along with specific information about the various technical equipment used to capture the full content of each document. The archive of documents here is not solely historically focused, as there are maps of more contemporary conflict sites, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. The entire contents of the archive may be searched in a variety of methods, including through the use of keywords, browsing through a subject list, a creator index, and a geographic location index. From some rather interesting maps of the Brandywine to a Dutch map showing locations of military importance in Pennsylvania and New York, this site will be of interest to historians, cartographers, and many others.

National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Excerpted from: Scout Report, May 14, 2004

"...The MIPT is currently funded by a special Congressional appropriation, and is mandated to conduct a host of research programs, including those that examine the social and political causes and effects of terrorism, along with the development of technologies to counter biological, nuclear and chemical weapons of mass destruction. Visitors to the site may check out the online virtual library, which includes documents, reports, and public testimony offered on such areas as anthrax, border security, biological weapons, and dozens of other thematic areas. Additionally, there is a conference calendar, a terrorism database, and a special section on publications specifically undertaken by the MIPT."

Firstgov for Kids: The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal

FirstGov 4 Kids: The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal

Welcome to the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn, have fun and don't forget to bookmark us!

Warmest Regards,
IRC Jakarta, Indonesia

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The New Nonprofit Almanac In Brief

This brief overview done by the Independent Sector provides a quick look at the size and scope of the nonprofit sector and the giving and volunteering that support it. You can find facts and figures needed to understand the size, scope, and nature of this sector.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Titles from ADSURLS no.64, 2004

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eGovernment Leadership: High Performance, Maximum Value.  May 4, 2004.  [pdf format, 112 pages]
Item# 04AD597            MPP Theme: 12DEL                       Geo: Global

Globalizing Cooperative Threat Reduction: A Survey of Options.  [RL32359]  April 15, 2004.  [pdf format, 47 pages]
Item# 04AD602            MPP Theme: 02                  Geo: Global

Handbook of Federal Librarianship, 2nd Edition.  2004.  [pdf format, 74 pages]
Item# 04AD604            MPP Theme: 12ICG                       Geo: USA

Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2001.  May 2, 2004.  [pdf format, 10 pages]
Item# 04AD600            MPP Theme: 12LE                        Geo: USA

The Lessons of the Asian and Latin American Financial Crises for Chinese Bond Markets.  Web-posted May 6, 2004.  [pdf format, 15 pages]
Item# 04AD596            MPP Theme: 4K                  Geo: Asia

Living Together: A New Look at Racial and Ethnic Integration in Metropolitan Neighborhoods.  April 2004.  [pdf format, 20 pages]
Item# 04AD603            MPP Theme: 12DID                       Geo: USA

Rebuilding the Supply Chain of Foreign Affairs Leaders.  Web-posted April 29, 2004.  [pdf format, 6 pages]
Item# 04AD601            MPP Theme: 1E                  Geo: USA

Science and Engineering Indicators 2004.  Web-posted May 4, 2004.
Table of Contents:  [sections in html and pdf formats, various pagings]
Full Report, Vol. 1:  [pdf format, 496 pages]
Full Report, Vol. 2:  [pdf format, 454 pages]
Item# 04AD598            MPP Theme: 14H                 Geo: USA

Situation of Human Rights in the Darfur Region of the Sudan.  Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  [Advance Unedited Version]  May 7, 2004.  [Microsoft Word format, 24 printed pages]
Item# 04AD595            MPP Theme: 12HR                        Geo: Africa

World's Worst Places to Be a Journalist.  May 3, 2003.  [html format, 4 printed pages]
Item# 04AD599            MPP Theme: 12MJ                        Geo: Global

Excerpted from Resource Shelf:

U.S. Military
Source: DOD
Military Casualty Information
"The Department of Defense site lists United States war casualties from the Revolutionary War up through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also lists all active military deaths from 1980 through 2002. The data for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom includes the names of those killed as well as other personal information."
Other sites with military casualty information:
+ America's Wars (fact sheet from the V.A.)
+ State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel (NARA)
+ State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict (1956-) (NARA)
+ Statistical Information About Casualties of the Vietnam Conflict (NARA)
+ World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing -- Army and Army Air Forces Personnel (NARA)
See also: Military Assistance Program: Casualty and Mortuary Affairs (DoD Directives, links to related resources, etc.)

Friday, May 07, 2004

OCLC Opens WorldCat Pilot

Courtesy of Eileen Deegan at IIP/G/IR:

I wanted to bring your attention to an item -- "OCLC Opens WorldCat Pilot
Project" -- in the March/April Fedlink Technical Notes newsletter that was
just posted online at --

This article outlines the current project in which OCLC has given Google
2,000,000 abbreviated WorldCat records. This means that by searching
Google, anyone can find out which libraries own each of those 2,000,000
books. The article is especially useful because it tells you what syntax to
use to search the WorldCat records on Google. The article says the pilot
project ends June 2004, and OCLC will decide whether to implement an ongoing
service on Google. I found it interesting to try out.


Trafficking in Humans

The US Embassy Pretoria Information Resource Center has prepared a useful "infopack" on trafficking in humans: The package gives an overview of U.S. legislation and includes a selection of factsheets, reports, journal articles and websites.

Monday, May 03, 2004

Internet Resources for Translators

This is a very interesting compilation of Internet resources for translators made by Michelle de Raaij:
It includes links to various translation schools, associations, dictionaries, softwares and many other tools necessary for those who do translation.