Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Still demoing the blog to a class in Osceola.

Tuesday's Tool: Florida Electronic Library Revised

Check out the newly revised and revamped Florida Electronic Library! In addition to the overall new look, one of the biggest changes is in the vastly expanded list of resources, now some 200 strong, of both subscription and open access resources available on the Web. Searching has also changed and expanded, using MetaLib searching from Ex Libris, but also retaining the ability to search in the databases' "native" mode.


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tuesday's Tool: Librarians' Internet Index

For those who have used the Web a long time, you probably know lii.org as the Librarians' Index to the Internet. If you haven't checked it out in a while, it has relatively recently undergone a facelift and makeover. It is now going by Librarians' Internet Index, but retained its URL and its fabulous utility.

A site initiated and maintained by librarians, this is a hand-selected, human-annotated and human-indexed collection of Web sites that are useful and authoritative for reference use. Searchable and browseable, this has special features (right now there's one on The Olympic Games), plus an e-mail and RSS weekly additions newsletter.

If you're not familiar with this, or if you haven't checked it in a while, give this favorite a spin!