Welcome to Virtual Library Zine #15 http://www.libraries.vic.gov.au
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New Site for Glen Eira
The Glen Eira Library and Information Service have recently redesigned their website. Meet
Eira the bookworm on the kids page.
A window to the world- Library of Congress Portals to the World
The Library of Congress has developed a series of portals to various countries of the world.
While not an exhaustive list, it's a useful stepping stone to far- flung places like the Galapagos
Islands, Panama and Venezuela.
Ask a Librarian- Update
Whitehorse-Manningham are November’s participating Library in Ask a Librarian. They are
following a successful month by Brimbank. If your library would like to consider volunteering
for a month, please contact Stephanie or Brendan at Libraries Online.
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
This site was recently listed in The Good Weekend magazine, but it is worth having a look. It
contains links to human rights organisations, news reports from Afghanistan and a petition
against atrocities against Afghani citizens that can be signed online.
Less is more- The Virtual Learning Resource centre
Feel like you’re sometimes looking for a needle in a haystack when searching the Internet?
This site provides 5,800 URLs which are aimed at school projects. The sites are distilled from
other sites such as About.com, Librarians Index to the Internet and Bubl, to name but a few. It
was established by a school librarian, and also allows the opportunity for sites to be
submitted. Only drawback is its American bias.
Google now offers a "View as HTML" link for hit list entries corresponding to a number of file
types. To see examples, just go to Google, search for "PDF", and scroll for a hit list item that
includes the "View as HTML" link. The "view as html" option is also available with 4 of the 5
formats Google has just started crawling and making available.
Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing
Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library has expanded its offerings and now brings users
resources in mathematics and computing as well. Users can search a catalog of more than
7,000 resources as well as search the full text of sites included in the catalog. Each of EEVL's
three sections -- Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing -- is searchable and browseable,
and the EEVL Catalogue page offers a more advanced search with a large number of limits,
including location and resource type, and fielded searching. Other resources on-site include
Web tutorials, an e-journal search engine, job sites, and more. Who said the sciences were
The Virtual Library Zine is edited by Brendan Fitzgerald and Stephanie McGlinchey.