Monthly Archives: February 2008

UNESCO Water Portal – Water Links Worldwide

February 28, 2008

UNESCO Water Portal – Water Links Worldwide
http://www.unesco.org/water/water_links/

The UNESCO Water Portal’s objective is to improve access to information on freshwater on the web. The site serves as a thematic entry point to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater. It also provides a platform for sharing and browsing websites of other water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs through the water links and events databases. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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DataPortability.org – Share and Remix Data Using Open Standards

February 28, 2008

DataPortability.org – Share and Remix Data Using Open Standards
http://www.DataPortability.org/

As users, our identity, photos, videos and other forms of personal data should be discoverable by, and shared between our chosen (and trusted) tools or vendors. We need a DHCP for Identity. A distributed File System for data. The technologies already exist, we simply need a complete reference design to put the pieces together. Their mission is to put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability and to promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Theology Resources

February 27, 2008

Theology Resources
http://www.TheologyResources.info/

Theology Resources is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for theology resources.

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Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

February 27, 2008

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)
http://www.driver-repository.eu/

The “Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research” (DRIVER) project responds to the vision that any form of scientific-content resource, including scientific/technical reports, research articles, experimental or observational data, rich media and other digital objects should be freely accessible through simple Internet-based infrastructures. Like GEANT2, the successful European network for computing resources, data storage and transport, the new DRIVER repository infrastructure will enable researchers to plug into the new knowledge base and use scientific content in a standardised, open way. The project is funded by the European Commission under the auspices of the “Research Infrastructure” unit. Open Access to research information is vital for researchers and helps the public appreciation and understanding of science. DRIVER will be helping countries to create networks of openly-accessible repositories for research information. The project is a joint collaboration between ten international partners with the intention to create a knowledge base of European research. DRIVER will put a test-bed in place across Europe to assist the development of a knowledge infrastructure for the European Research Area. The project will develop over the next 18 months, building upon existing institutional repositories and networks, from countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK. The aim is for one large-scale virtual content resource to be created to access and integrate individual repositories. DRIVER will also prepare for the future expansion and upgrade of the Digital Repository infrastructure across Europe and will ensure the widest possible user involvement. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)

February 27, 2008

International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)
http://www.inderscience.com/ijbis

The International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), a fully refereed journal, covers the general areas of business information systems (BIS). BIS can be defined as a system which integrates information technology, people and business. BIS brings business functions and information modules together for establishing effective communication channels which are useful for making timely and accurate decisions. Considering the globalisation of markets and operations, a journal focusing on BIS is of supreme importance. Moreover, this paradigm shift leads to global outsourcing, strategic alliances and partnership in order to be competitive in terms of price, quality, flexibility, dependability and responsiveness. This places a tremendous pressure on organisations to develop suitable BIS in order to facilitate effective communication along the supply chain and in turn contribute to organisational productivity and competitiveness. There is a growing importance of BIS in the new economy and enterprise environment which is characterised by strategic alliances, global outsourcing, physically distributed operations environments, and global business partnership. New strategies, techniques, tools and technologies for developing suitable BIS will be the main focus of IJBIS. The journal aims to shape the future of business information systems taking into account the dynamics of business environments. Business information systems will include software applications, system analysis, design, development, and management of business and office information and decision support systems. Some of the major research topics should include e-business, knowledge management, enterprise and IT architecture, IS quality, IT spending, IT/IS productivity, strategic information systems, executive information systems, decision support systems, computer-supported cooperative work, data mining and warehousing, artificial intelligence and expert systems, information resource management, object-oriented programming and systems. The main objectives of IJBIS are to promote the research and practice of new strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for the design, development and implementation of BIS. This will help improving the organisational competitiveness in both service and manufacturing industries around the world. IJBIS aims to help professionals working in the field of BIS, academic educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to disseminate and to learn from each other¹s work. The global dimension is emphasised to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the accelerating technological changes and changes in global economy. IJBIS aims to act as a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and sharing research and practical experiences in BIS. IJBIS will publish high quality articles in all areas of BIS. IJBIS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Also, IJBIS will publish system development and applications papers. Special Issues devoted to important topics in BIS will occasionally be published.

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W3C mobileOK Checker "Beta" Released for Mobile World Congress

February 27, 2008

W3C mobileOK Checker “Beta” Released for Mobile World Congress
http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
http://www.w3.org/2008/02/MWC.html

W3C invites Web content authors to run the beta release of the W3C mobileOK checker and make their content work on a broad range of mobile devices. This new version provides more accurate results and a more reliable experience.

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Cool Interview – World’s Largest Free Database of Questions and Answers

February 27, 2008

Cool Interview – World’s Largest Free Database of Questions and Answers
http://www.coolinterview.com/

CoolInterview.com is a venture by Vyom Technosoft Pvt. Ltd., India’s Fastest ISO 9001:2000 Certified IT Company. They take pleasure in informing that CoolInterview.com is world’s largest free interview questions’ resource. CoolInterview started with a group of interview questions. Over time, they have received great support from their members, and now, they have the largest collection of interview questions and answers. This has been added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Experts Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Theology Resources

February 27, 2008

Theology Resources
http://www.TheologyResources.info/

Theology Resources is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for theology resources.

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Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

February 27, 2008

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)
http://www.driver-repository.eu/

The “Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research” (DRIVER) project responds to the vision that any form of scientific-content resource, including scientific/technical reports, research articles, experimental or observational data, rich media and other digital objects should be freely accessible through simple Internet-based infrastructures. Like GEANT2, the successful European network for computing resources, data storage and transport, the new DRIVER repository infrastructure will enable researchers to plug into the new knowledge base and use scientific content in a standardised, open way. The project is funded by the European Commission under the auspices of the “Research Infrastructure” unit. Open Access to research information is vital for researchers and helps the public appreciation and understanding of science. DRIVER will be helping countries to create networks of openly-accessible repositories for research information. The project is a joint collaboration between ten international partners with the intention to create a knowledge base of European research. DRIVER will put a test-bed in place across Europe to assist the development of a knowledge infrastructure for the European Research Area. The project will develop over the next 18 months, building upon existing institutional repositories and networks, from countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK. The aim is for one large-scale virtual content resource to be created to access and integrate individual repositories. DRIVER will also prepare for the future expansion and upgrade of the Digital Repository infrastructure across Europe and will ensure the widest possible user involvement. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)

February 27, 2008

International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)
http://www.inderscience.com/ijbis

The International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), a fully refereed journal, covers the general areas of business information systems (BIS). BIS can be defined as a system which integrates information technology, people and business. BIS brings business functions and information modules together for establishing effective communication channels which are useful for making timely and accurate decisions. Considering the globalisation of markets and operations, a journal focusing on BIS is of supreme importance. Moreover, this paradigm shift leads to global outsourcing, strategic alliances and partnership in order to be competitive in terms of price, quality, flexibility, dependability and responsiveness. This places a tremendous pressure on organisations to develop suitable BIS in order to facilitate effective communication along the supply chain and in turn contribute to organisational productivity and competitiveness. There is a growing importance of BIS in the new economy and enterprise environment which is characterised by strategic alliances, global outsourcing, physically distributed operations environments, and global business partnership. New strategies, techniques, tools and technologies for developing suitable BIS will be the main focus of IJBIS. The journal aims to shape the future of business information systems taking into account the dynamics of business environments. Business information systems will include software applications, system analysis, design, development, and management of business and office information and decision support systems. Some of the major research topics should include e-business, knowledge management, enterprise and IT architecture, IS quality, IT spending, IT/IS productivity, strategic information systems, executive information systems, decision support systems, computer-supported cooperative work, data mining and warehousing, artificial intelligence and expert systems, information resource management, object-oriented programming and systems. The main objectives of IJBIS are to promote the research and practice of new strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for the design, development and implementation of BIS. This will help improving the organisational competitiveness in both service and manufacturing industries around the world. IJBIS aims to help professionals working in the field of BIS, academic educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to disseminate and to learn from each other¹s work. The global dimension is emphasised to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the accelerating technological changes and changes in global economy. IJBIS aims to act as a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and sharing research and practical experiences in BIS. IJBIS will publish high quality articles in all areas of BIS. IJBIS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Also, IJBIS will publish system development and applications papers. Special Issues devoted to important topics in BIS will occasionally be published.

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