Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
Internet Happenings, Events and Sources

Monday, November 13, 2006  

Tailrank - Tracking the Hottest News in the Blogosphere

Tailrank is a memetracker which finds the hottest posts from thousands of blogs so you don't have to! Tailrank takes into consideration linking behavior, the text of the post, links in common with other users, search relevance, and various other factors for recommendations. Tailrank spiders thousands of weblogs trying to find highly linked and discussed links and citations. We then store these in our index. Once Tailrank discovers something important it promotes it to the main website. This has been added to my presentation resources on Bots Blogs and News Aggregators. This has also been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:52 AM

Business Research Search Engine

A collection of the most credible, substantive, timely, and insightful business research related sites and blogs created by Robert Berkman. Business Research Search Engine searches 16 sites including the following:

This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Resouces 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

posted by Marcus | 4:36 AM

Obvious Corp.

Obvious Corp

Obvious Corp was started by Evan Williams, along with Biz Stone and other associates. Previously, Evan co-created Blogger (aka Pyra Labs) and ran it for four years before selling it to Google and then working there for a while. After that, Evan was CEO of Odeo, a venture-funded startup. Biz Stone helped create Xanga, wrote two blogging books, worked at Google and also Odeo. Much of the rest of the team came from Odeo as well and have accomplishments too numerous to mention. But they think Obvious is more interesting than what they have done so far. Obvious was born out of twin desires: The desire to create great products that are innovative, beautiful and make a difference to tons of people. And the desire to create an environment for working that is equally innovative in a way that leads to greater success, sustainability, and satisfaction for both the company and its people. They are not sure how it's all going to work, but they will figure it out as they go along. Obvious plans to create a network of web-based services, each with a distinct purpose and brand, but sharing a set of principles and leveraging technology, attention, and good ideas where it makes sense. So far, they have these: a) Odeo: was recently acquired from Odeo, Inc. As one of the first, and largest, podcasting sites, Odeo is growing rapidly to become a hub for audio on the web. It's a bit confusing now, but Obvious is currently redesigning Odeo to be more simple and direct, b) Twitter: Twitter was acquired from Odeo, Inc., along with Twitter is a service for telling your friends what you're doing (and vice-versa). They say it's going to be huge and it really could be ... I posted on it in the last posting on my blog, c) ????: Obvious will be launching new products in the future, but not until we get our current projects on the right path and also find the right people.

I did a posting on You Tube two years ago just like this .... could these folks be the next one?? Obviously interesting ......

posted by Marcus | 4:18 AM


Twitter - What Are You Doing?

Twitter is a community of live updates from around the world .... all of them answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Neqt little site and concept and this has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:07 AM

Saturday, November 11, 2006  

The Creativity Pool

The Creativity Pool is a database full of creative and original ideas and is the home of future innovation and tomorrow's most (in)famous inventions. This service is basically free and works like the penny cup next to the cash register. Have a brilliant suggestion or ideas for a new invention? Add it and be rewarded. Looking for inspiration or some great ideas for your business? Just ask. They may already be there. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:38 AM

Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

The Journal of Mathematical Chemistry (JOMC) publishes original, chemically important mathematical results which use non-routine mathematical methodologies often unfamiliar to the usual audience of mainstream experimental and theoretical chemistry journals. Furthermore JOMC publishes papers on novel applications of more familiar mathematical techniques and analyses of chemical problems which indicate the need for new mathematical approaches. Mathematical chemistry is a truly interdisciplinary subject, a field of rapidly growing importance. As chemistry becomes more and more amenable to mathematically rigorous study, it is likely that chemistry will also become an alert and demanding consumer of new mathematical results. The level of complexity of chemical problems is often very high, and modeling molecular behaviour and chemical reactions does require new mathematical approaches. Chemistry is witnessing an important shift in emphasis: simplistic models are no longer satisfactory, and more detailed mathematical understanding of complex chemical properties and phenomena are required. From theoretical chemistry and quantum chemistry to applied fields such as molecular modeling, drug design, molecular engineering, and the development of supramolecular structures, mathematical chemistry is an important discipline providing both explanations and predictions. JOMC has an important role in advancing chemistry to an era of detailed understanding of molecules and reactions.

posted by Marcus | 4:27 AM

The Academic Blog Portal

The Academic Blog Portal

This is the main portal page for the academic blogs wiki. Brad DeLong has described the academic blogosphere as a kind of Invisible College - this site is designed to help make the College a little more visible to itself and its readers. It is a work in progress and will remain that way. It draws on updated information from (a) the Crooked Timber academic blogroll, (b) Cliopatria's list of history weblogs and (c) Daniel Solove's Law Professor Blogger Census. This will be added to Academic Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

posted by Marcus | 4:23 AM

Trading Markets is the premier information source on the Internet for stock, option, and futures traders of all levels of experience. What separates from all other trading information sources is that the content on their site is written by professional traders with proven track records of success. Their site includes commentary from a roster of top-notch money managers and professional traders that include Kevin Haggerty, Tony Saliba, Mark Boucher, Larry Connors, and Dave Landry. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:12 AM

Friday, November 10, 2006  

WIKINDX - Free Bibliographic and Quotations/Notes Management/Article Authoring System

WIKINDX is a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet. Developed under the GNU GPL license, the project homepage can be found at sourceforge and the required files/updates are available for download there. The sourceforge site has all the appropriate contact details, forums for you to report bugs, request features etc. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:56 AM

Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society

This journal endeavors to publish significant research of broad interests in pure and applied mathematics. One volume is published each year, and each volume consists of six issues (January, March, May, July, September, November). To be published in the Journal, a paper must be correct, new, nontrivial, and significant. Journal Editors encourage publication of papers of length exceeding 10 published pages.

posted by Marcus | 4:34 AM

Croquet Project

The Croquet Project is an international effort to promote the continued development of Croquet, a new open source software platform for creating deeply collaborative multi-user online applications. It features a network architecture that supports communication, collaboration, resource sharing, and synchronous computation among multiple users. Using the downloadable Croquet SDK, software developers can benefit from a flexible enough framework that virtually any user interface concept could quickly and easily be prototyped and deployed to create powerful and highly collaborative multi-user 2D and 3D applications and simulations. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:14 AM

Favorville – Facilitating the Exchange Of Helpful Acts is a social networking tool which provides members with the opportunity to help and be helped by others. With Favorville, members can post help requests, offer help and help grow the community. Favorville makes it easy to get in touch and build lasting connections with helpful neighbors, both in your locale or across the global village. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:04 AM

Thursday, November 09, 2006  

Serendipity Weblog System

Serendipity - PHP-powered, Flexible Blogging/CMS Application

Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. While the default package is designed for the casual blogger, Serendipity offers a flexible, expandable and easy-to-use framework with the power for professional applications. Casual users appreciate the way Serendipity's sophisticated plugin architecture allows you to easily modify both the appearance of your blog and its features. You can install more than 120 plugins with just one click, instantly enhancing your blog's functionality. No need to edit code! Likewise, one click installs any of more than 40 official templates, so your blog looks the way you like it. And Serendipity's SPARTACUS plugin automatically checks the central repository for upgrades and new functionality whenever you check the list. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:21 AM

Research in Human Development

Research in human development is moving away from an isolated emphasis on particular stages ranging from infancy to later adulthood and from a reduction of multiple levels of organization to variables or processes associated with one discipline. Accordingly, Research in Human Development (RHD) seeks to promote a shift away from research focused on development at particular stages (early childhood, adolescence, middle age, older adulthood) and from separate fields of inquiry to a more inclusive, integrative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of human development across the entire life span. The integration of the person and his or her context across life is the focus of the scholarship promoted by this journal; as such, multilevel,
multivariate, and integrative longitudinal study of person-context relations is emphasized in these publications. Specifically, an interdisciplinary focus that integratively incorporates biological, psychological, sociological, anthropological, economic, and historical perspectives is stressed in the pages of RHD. To encompass such breadth, the publications incorporate a variety of research methods‹from quantitative to qualitative. Moreover, the journal seeks to promote scholarship on the social, cultural, national, and global contexts of human development across diverse ethnic and racial groups employing multiple methods. Finally, RHD seeks to promote scholarship that informs and changes public policies and social programs
that promote positive and healthy human development for all people. In short, by providing a forum for research that is life-span oriented, interdisciplinary, contextual, and methodologically diverse, the journal will significantly advance the field of human development.

posted by Marcus | 4:17 AM

Side Job Track

Side Job Track - Manage Small Side Projects

With Side Job Track you can quickly and easily manage your side jobs with simple, straightforward project tools. Side Job Track's flexible data entry lets you to decide how to best fit your specific needs. If you have access to a web server, you can even create completely customized estimate and invoice templates. Created in late 2004, Side Job Track is a free service for anyone looking to quickly and easily manage small side projects. Its features include: web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software for the part-time independent contractor. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer&trade Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:08 AM

Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatar

Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatar

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs? Thjis has been added to ChatterBots Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:03 AM

Wednesday, November 08, 2006  


ToPeer Corporation is an Internet technology company focused on creating easy-to-use collaboration, organization, and location tools. If you can use an Internet web browser you can use their software! The Internet, as we know it, is advancing rapidly and the future is at hand! They are preparing to launch a new and exciting service that will help you manage how you interact online, forever changing your Internet experience. Their patent pending technology allows you to easily manage, share, store, and collaborate on all of your projects with anyone, anywhere, anytime! This has been added to the Peer to Peer Section of Deep Web Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:53 AM

Marketocracy - Finding the Best Investors in the World

Marketocracy Data Services is a research company whose mission is to find the best investors in the world and then track, analyze, and evaluate their trading activity. The company's affiliate, Marketocracy Capital Management, is the investment advisor for the Marketocracy family of mutual funds and uses the research generated by Marketocracy Data Services. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:43 AM - A Smarter News Portal and RSS Feed Directory is about delivering the news that people are interested in most. Historically people have had to rely on media providers to not only deliver quality news stories but also to determine which stories are newsworthy enough to merit front-page status. Newgie uses the attention given to each news story by its readers to determine which stories are the most “newsy”. News still comes from the same reputable news sources that people are accustomed to using, but rather than viewing news as pre-packaged by the media, Newgie users view their news based on its “newsiness”, as determined by their peers. Unlike traditional web 2.0 news-organizers, Newgie utilizes implicit human actions, such as page views, recommendations, and favorites, to determine “newsiness”, rather than a voting mechanism. By focusing on natural actions that people take whenever they read the news, Newgie focuses on the most innate indications of interest in the story. The result is that Newgie users easily find news stories neatly organized into hundreds of subject categories that are the most interesting, the most current, and of course the most newsy! Newgie's news database is coninuously updated with news stories from thousands of the most respected news providers. You then have the ability to sort through these news articles using a variety of Newgie's proprietary organizational tools. And Newgie's IntelliRank powered Newsiness score will help you easily locate the most relevant and important articles so that no time is wasted. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the resource page of my Bots Blogs and News Aggregators presentation.

posted by Marcus | 4:20 AM

Doodle - Helps Scheduling Meetings – It's Simple, Quick, and Free

Doodle is a web-based tool to find suitable dates for appointments with other people. No authentication or registration is necessary. This makes Doodle particularly useful for people who do not use one common calendar or groupware system. Doodle can be used to find dates for meetings, dinners, cinema, events, and so on. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:06 AM

Tuesday, November 07, 2006  

Healia - Consumer Health Search Engine

Healia is a consumer health search engine for finding high quality and personalized health information on the Web. It serves as an independent, unbiased gateway to the highest quality health information resources. They engineered Healia primarily with consumers and patients in mind but health professionals and researchers will also find it useful. The Healia health search engine was developed over a span of more than four years under a multiyear competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for health research in the United States. This has been added to the search engine section of Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. I also have added this to my eHealthcareBot Search Engine source code.

posted by Marcus | 4:59 AM



LyricWiki is a free site which is a source where anyone can go to get reliable lyrics for any song from any artist without being hammered by invasive ads. Poke around, and if you see somewhere you can help, please contribute to the 240,671 pages on their site!

posted by Marcus | 4:43 AM

KeePass - The Open Source Password Safe

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish). This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:23 AM

This website, created by OMB Watch, is a free, searchable database of federal government spending. To begin searching, select either the Grants or Contracts tab at the top left side of the page. You can easily switch back and forth as you search. The data on total federal spending was taken directly from the database. With over $12 trillion in federal spending, this more open and accessible tool for citizens to find out where federal money goes and who gets it is long overdue. They believe this website is a good first step toward providing that access. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:08 AM

Monday, November 06, 2006  

Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)

Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)

The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA) provides access to texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Documents can be located by browsing the title or author index, or the documents are searchable by various field indicators. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 7:40 AM

The Urban Conservation Glossary

The Urban Conservation Glossary

This glossary provides a reference for anyone with an interest in the conservation of the built environment. Alphabetical topic index with list of illustrations and links to other resources. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:36 AM

Economic Indicators from the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)

Monthly issues of Economic Indicators, prepared for Congress's Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisers, consist of tables of United States economic indicators. Coverage is from January 1948 to present. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:28 AM

The Study Skills Guide for Students

Developing effective study skills, improving reading comprehension, discovering your own personal study style, learning to manage your time more efficiently and learning the best way to prepare for exams are just a few of the topics covered in "The Study Skills Guide for Students". This has been added to Student Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:22 AM

Saturday, November 04, 2006  

Bots Blogs and News Aggregators Presentation

Presentation: The Future of the Internet - Bots, Blogs, News Aggregators and the Web 2.0 by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

Presented to: South Florida Writers Association

Presentation Sources:

Bots, Blogs and News Aggregators by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

Searching the Internet - Online Streaming Video Tutorial

White Papers by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

Manage Information Overload

Journalism Resources

The latest research shows that when prospects search for your company on the Internet, the top 10 listings are likely to include the following:

a) 3 listings from consumer posts to blogs, message boards, and opinion sites,

b) 2 listings from experts,

c) 2 listings from your own corporate site,

d) 1 listing from an online publication, and

e) 2 listings from other sources.

This confirms the need for immediate business intelligence to constantly monitor and evaluate the prospects ongoing searching results for your company, brand, and product.

Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A., Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library™, Internet expert, author, speaker, consultant and creator/founder of will be speaking on the latest happenings on the Internet with emphasis on the growing areas of bots and intelligent agents, blogs (weblogs), news aggregators and the Web 2.0 . Mr. Zillman will be discussing these new resources about the Internet and how they will relate to helping you search and find the information you require for both personal and academic research. His presentations are designed both for the “newbie” to Internet searching as well as the seasoned “Internaut”. The Internet continues to change at a record pace, and discovering the latest tools to make your Internet search both easy and competent is the goal of this presentation. Will eMail soon be replaced by RSS and news aggregators? Are blogs, currently the fastest growing area of the Internet, a fad or will they change the entire Internet landscape? Will Mash-Ups and the Web 2.0 replace the current Internet as we know it? These and other questions will be discussed during this presentation by one of the Internet’s pioneers and bot and artificial intelligence experts, Marcus P. Zillman. His latest links and resources are available by clicking here.

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2006

Group: South Florida Writers Association November 2006 Meeting

Location: Books and Books, Antiquarian Room, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida

posted by Marcus | 9:32 AM

Dapper - Extract and Use Website Information for Mashups

Dapper is a service that allows you to extract and use information from any website on the Internet. For those familiar with web services, you can think of Dapper as an API maker. For the rest of you, Dapper allows you to build web applications and mashups using data from any website without any programming. You can think of a Dapp as a "black box" which represents a specific type of page on a specific website on the Internet. The Dapp provides access to the content of that specific website in XML. This XML can then be used in any way you like, including in your next application. Furthermore, Dapper provides a set of tools to transform this XML into other formats, including RSS, email, and Google Maps. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Web Data Extractors - White Paper Link Compilation.

posted by Marcus | 4:53 AM



CodeHighlighter is a lightweight, unobstrusive and fully configurable script for displaying code examples highlighted in a way similar to the way many text editors highlight code. It weighs in at just under 4K, allows users to configure their own style sets so that you can highlight any language you like and is deployable simply by attaching it to a page with the script tag and adding class names as hooks. It should also play nicely with any other scripts on your page as it has a tiny footprint on the global namespace. This has been added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:41 AM

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB)

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.

posted by Marcus | 4:24 AM


Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:03 AM

Friday, November 03, 2006  


openQRM – Open Source Systems Management Platform

openQRM is an open source systems management platform that automates enterprise data centers and keeps them running. openQRM significantly minimizes downtime for IT infrastructure and business applications, reduces annual management costs for complex data centers, and increases server utilization. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:58 AM


CodeCodex - A Wiki For Finding and Improving Code

CodeCodex is a wiki for finding and improving code. Stop reinventing the wheel. Use CodeCodex to: a) Browse and use pre-written code, b) Learn new algorithms and methods for common programming tasks, c) Use code in your own projects and submit new code for the community, and d) Improve performance of code in the repository and the organization of the library. CodeCodex isn't just another code repository; it's a place where developers can actively engage with others to improve quantity and quality of the library. CodeCodex is the first online code library that captures the infinitely iterative nature of a wiki and uses it to constantly increase the quality of the library. This has been added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:33 AM

Educators Corner: Entrepreneurship Education Resources

The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Educators Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning. The mission of the project is to support and encourage faculty around the world who teach entrepreneurship to future scientists and engineers, as well as those in management and other disciplines. The site has been developed by a dynamic team of educators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). The project has been financially supported by the Kauffman Foundation and Stanford University. Other collaborators in its creation include the Stanford Center for Professional Development and Stanford Video. The design of the archive is based on feedback from entrepreneurship educators regarding the challenges faced when teaching entrepreneurship. Resources include video clips, podcasts, syllabi, books, conferences, and listings of entrepreneurship programs. Visitors may search via open keyword, choose from a select list of keywords, or browse by topic area. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:17 AM

The Citizendium Project

The Citizendium Project

The Citizendium (sit-ih-ZEN-dee-um), a "citizens' compendium of everything," will be an experimental new wiki project that combines public participation with gentle expert guidance. It will begin life as a "progressive fork" of Wikipedia. But they expect it to take on a life of its own and, perhaps, to become the flagship of a new set of responsibly-managed free knowledge projects. They will avoid calling it an "encyclopedia," because there will probably always be articles in the resource that have not been vouched for in any sense. They believe a fork is necessary, and justified, both to allow regular people a place to work under the direction of experts, and in which personal accountability--including the use of real names--is expected. In short, they want to create a responsible community and a good global citizen. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:07 AM

Thursday, November 02, 2006  

CGAL - Computational Geometry Algorithms Library

The goal of the CGAL Open Source Project is to provide easy access to efficient and reliable geometric algorithms to users in industry and academia in the form of a C++ library. CGAL is used in various areas needing geometric computation, such as: computer graphics, scientific visualization, computer aided design and modeling, geographic information systems, molecular biology, medical imaging, robotics and motion planning, mesh generation, numerical methods. CGAL, the Computational Geometry Algorithms Library, offers data structures and algorithms like triangulations (2D constrained triangulations and Delaunay triangulations in 2D and 3D), Voronoi diagrams (for 2D and 3D points, 2D additively weighted Voronoi diagrams, and segment Voronoi diagrams), Boolean operations on polygons and polyhedra, arrangements of curves, mesh algorithms (2D Delaunay mesh generation and 3D surface mesh generation, surface mesh subdivision and parameterization), alpha shapes, convex hull algorithms (in 2D, 3D and dD), operations on polygons (straight skeleton and offset polygon), search structures (kd trees for nearest neighbor search, and range and segment trees), interpolation (natural neighbor interpolation and placement of streamlines), optimisation algorithms (smallest enclosing sphere of points or spheres, smallest enclosing ellipsoid of points, principal component analysis), and kinetic data structures. This has been added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:51 AM

Ethnography and Education

Ethnography and Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles illuminating educational practices through empirical methodologies, which prioritise the experiences and perspectives of those involved. The journal is open to a wide range of ethnographic research that emanates from the perspectives of sociology, linguistics, history, psychology and general educational studies as well as anthropology. The journal's priority is to support ethnographic research that involves long-term engagement with those studied in order to understand their cultures; uses multiple methods of generating data, and recognises the centrality of the researcher in the research process. The Journal welcomes substantive and methodological articles that seek to:

* explicate and challenge the effects of educational policies and practices
* interrogate and develop theories about educational structures, policies and experiences
* highlight the agency of educational actors
* provide accounts of how the everyday practices of those engaged in education are instrumental in social reproduction
* discuss new developments in ethnographic methodologies.

posted by Marcus | 4:33 AM

SocialPicks - Social Stock Picks and Research

SocialPicks is a community for stock market investors to share investment ideas, exchange market research, and track peers' investment performance. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:17 AM

eLearnSpace - Everything eLearning

This site and blog explore elearning, knowledge management, networks, technology, and community. Many resources exist for elearning, yet a model of how the pieces fit together is often missing. elearnspace has been organized to present a whole picture view of elearning. This will be added to Educational Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

posted by Marcus | 4:06 AM

Wednesday, November 01, 2006  

Google Docs and Spreadsheets

If you've ever struggled to keep track of different versions of spreadsheet or word processor files sent over email, Google Docs & Spreadsheets may be right for you. Google Docs & Spreadsheets is a web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your student group's homework assignments, access your family to-do list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new business plan. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:59 AM

Business of Government

The mission of the Center for The Business of Government is to provide cutting edge knowledge to government leaders. The Center is dedicated to stimulating research and facilitating discussion of new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at all levels in the United States and across the world. The Business of Government is a journal dedicated to improving the management of government.

posted by Marcus | 4:42 AM

Boost C++ Libraries

Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries. They emphasize libraries that work well with the C++ Standard Library. Boost libraries are intended to be widely useful, and usable across a broad spectrum of applications. The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use. They aim to establish "existing practice" and provide reference implementations so that Boost libraries are suitable for eventual standardization. Ten Boost libraries are already included in the C++ Standards Committee's Library Technical Report ( TR1) as a step toward becoming part of a future C++ Standard. More Boost libraries are proposed for the upcoming TR2. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:18 AM

Live Documents - Secure and Share Your Documents Like Never Before

A Live Document is an improved version of your normal Word document or Excel spreadsheet. Unlike your normal documents a Live Document is: 1) Secure - Set restrictions on who can read your documents and what they do with them, 2) Intelligent - Provides real-time awareness of document activities, 3) Allows you to assign, track and manage document lifecycle tasks for reviews, editing and approvals from within Microsoft Office, 4) Context-aware – Contextual linking with associated discussions and document lifecycle tasks pertaining to the document, 5) collaborative – Allows multiple users to work together on a document without creating version hell and siloed contributions, 6) Version-aware – Alerts you if new versions of the document have been created, 7) Dynamic - Share your documents with the knowledge that you retain complete control over them even after you have sent them out - change access on your documents even after you have sent them out, 8) Self-updating - Automatically updates content whenever any change is made, and 9) Audit-ready - Allows you to track activity, so you know who read, printed, or modified the document and when and where the activity occurred. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus | 4:04 AM
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