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Symbols.com

April 29, 2006

Symbols.com
http://www.symbols.com/

Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. You can start exploring this world of symbols by several means: a) Use the Graphic Index to search for the meaning or history of a sign, b) Use the Word Index to find a sign with a certain meaning, and c) Check out a random sign if you feel adventurous. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Google.org – The Philanthropic Arm of Google

April 28, 2006


Google.org

Google.org – The Philanthropic Arm of Google
http://www.google.org/

Google.org includes the work of the Google Foundation, some of Google’s own projects using Google talent, technology and other resources, as well as partnerships and contributions to for-profit and non-profit entities. While they continue to define the goals, priorities and approach for Google.org, they will focus on several areas including global poverty, energy and the environment. The Google Foundation has made some initial commitments, which include: a) Acumen Fund: a non-profit venture fund that invests in market-based solutions to global poverty. The Fund supports entrepreneurial approaches to developing affordable goods and services for the 4 billion people in the world who live on less than $4 a day; b) TechnoServe: helps budding entrepreneurs turn good business ideas into thriving enterprises. With funding from the Google Foundation, they are launching a Business Plan Competition and an Entrepreneurship Development Program in Ghana; c) Water Research: The Google Foundation plans to support research in western Kenya to identify ways to prevent child deaths caused by poor water quality and to better understand what works in rural water supply. The research is being conducted by Alix Zwane and Edward Miguel of UC Berkeley and Michael Kremer of Harvard University; and d) PlanetRead: an organization seeking to improve literacy in India using same-language subtitling. By adding subtitles to films and videos of popular folk songs, PlanetRead gives people who have low literacy skills regular reading practice. As it expands, this approach has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people.

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Gather

April 28, 2006

Gather
http://www.gather.com/

Gather is a place where you can share the things that matter to you with the people that matter to you, too. You can connect around a Supreme Court nominee, an Umbrian chicken recipe, a new album by Aimee Mann, or your child’s soccer game. You can share your thoughts with the entire world, or exchange ideas, photography, audio (even podcasts), or video with just your friends, your family, or your work colleagues. You can connect with your book club, your PTA, your management team, or your committee to elect a new great leader in town on Gather. They will give you a place where your group can share information with one another or with the world. And the dreaded question: how much does it cost? How about if they pay you for a change? No, really, no kidding. You will be creating great content on Gather, for audiences large and small. Some of the things you contribute might be brilliant, novel, and interesting to a lot of people. Some might bring people from around the web to try Gather for the first time. That creates real value for other Gather users and they want to reward you for doing it. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Critical Learning

April 28, 2006


Critical Learning

Critical Learning
http://critical-learning.co.uk/

This web site is intended to provide a focus for critical studies in learning, particularly in Higher Education. It is hosted by a team of academic researchers at the London Metropolitan University and welcomes contributions from anyone involved in the critical study of learning. On the site you will find static web pages and resources, a weblog for announcements and sharing websites, conference details etc and a wiki site which we use for development of our ideas – please join them on their interactive pages. This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Education and Distance Learning Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Webaroo – Search Unplugged

April 28, 2006

Webaroo – Search Unplugged
http://webaroo.com/

Webaroo is the leading provider of offline Web technology. The Webaroo software and service provides fast, free and ubiquitous web search experiences on mobile phones, PDAs and laptops with no connection at all. They aim to give people the convenience and selection offline they are used to getting online. Real web pages and relevant results; the information and answers people want, wherever they are. Founded in 2004 by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, the company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington with offices in Santa Clara (California), Mumbai (India) and New Delhi (India). They like big ideas and started out by asking ourselves if they could put the entire web on a hard drive. Today they are excited to offer people the ability to select and save web content they’d like to search and browse unplugged. Stay tuned for more from them! This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Google.org – The Philanthropic Arm of Google

April 28, 2006


Google.org

Google.org – The Philanthropic Arm of Google
http://www.google.org/

Google.org includes the work of the Google Foundation, some of Google’s own projects using Google talent, technology and other resources, as well as partnerships and contributions to for-profit and non-profit entities. While they continue to define the goals, priorities and approach for Google.org, they will focus on several areas including global poverty, energy and the environment. The Google Foundation has made some initial commitments, which include: a) Acumen Fund: a non-profit venture fund that invests in market-based solutions to global poverty. The Fund supports entrepreneurial approaches to developing affordable goods and services for the 4 billion people in the world who live on less than $4 a day; b) TechnoServe: helps budding entrepreneurs turn good business ideas into thriving enterprises. With funding from the Google Foundation, they are launching a Business Plan Competition and an Entrepreneurship Development Program in Ghana; c) Water Research: The Google Foundation plans to support research in western Kenya to identify ways to prevent child deaths caused by poor water quality and to better understand what works in rural water supply. The research is being conducted by Alix Zwane and Edward Miguel of UC Berkeley and Michael Kremer of Harvard University; and d) PlanetRead: an organization seeking to improve literacy in India using same-language subtitling. By adding subtitles to films and videos of popular folk songs, PlanetRead gives people who have low literacy skills regular reading practice. As it expands, this approach has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people.

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Gather

April 28, 2006

Gather
http://www.gather.com/

Gather is a place where you can share the things that matter to you with the people that matter to you, too. You can connect around a Supreme Court nominee, an Umbrian chicken recipe, a new album by Aimee Mann, or your child’s soccer game. You can share your thoughts with the entire world, or exchange ideas, photography, audio (even podcasts), or video with just your friends, your family, or your work colleagues. You can connect with your book club, your PTA, your management team, or your committee to elect a new great leader in town on Gather. They will give you a place where your group can share information with one another or with the world. And the dreaded question: how much does it cost? How about if they pay you for a change? No, really, no kidding. You will be creating great content on Gather, for audiences large and small. Some of the things you contribute might be brilliant, novel, and interesting to a lot of people. Some might bring people from around the web to try Gather for the first time. That creates real value for other Gather users and they want to reward you for doing it. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Critical Learning

April 28, 2006


Critical Learning

Critical Learning
http://critical-learning.co.uk/

This web site is intended to provide a focus for critical studies in learning, particularly in Higher Education. It is hosted by a team of academic researchers at the London Metropolitan University and welcomes contributions from anyone involved in the critical study of learning. On the site you will find static web pages and resources, a weblog for announcements and sharing websites, conference details etc and a wiki site which we use for development of our ideas – please join them on their interactive pages. This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Education and Distance Learning Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Webaroo – Search Unplugged

April 28, 2006

Webaroo – Search Unplugged
http://webaroo.com/

Webaroo is the leading provider of offline Web technology. The Webaroo software and service provides fast, free and ubiquitous web search experiences on mobile phones, PDAs and laptops with no connection at all. They aim to give people the convenience and selection offline they are used to getting online. Real web pages and relevant results; the information and answers people want, wherever they are. Founded in 2004 by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, the company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington with offices in Santa Clara (California), Mumbai (India) and New Delhi (India). They like big ideas and started out by asking ourselves if they could put the entire web on a hard drive. Today they are excited to offer people the ability to select and save web content they’d like to search and browse unplugged. Stay tuned for more from them! This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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V4N5 May 2006 Awareness Watch Newsletter

April 27, 2006


Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N5 May 2006

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N5 May 2006
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Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
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The May 2006 V4N5 Awareness Watch™ Newsletter is a freely available 31 page .pdf document (588KB) from the above URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features Biotechnology Resources on the Internet including related resources and sites. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources. The article review covers In Google We Trust: Information Integrity In the Digital Age by Lee Shaker.

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