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Greetings from DC.

Here's a list (with links) to just a few of the new resources and
news items posted on ResourceShelf ( in
the last two weeks. We hope you find them useful. ResourceShelf is
updated daily.

The ResourceShelf team also posts new reports from government
agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups on


+ New Tool, Compare Graduation Rates at Four-Year Colleges and
"A new online tool lets prospective college students and others
compare graduation rates of students at thousands of similar
schools...the new tool helps families make choices about students'
likelihood of graduating from particular institutions, said Kevin
Carey, director of policy research at the Education Trust, the
Washington, D.C. group that offers the online tool."

+ Audio: Libraries and Library Systems in the New Information
A presentation (two MP3 files) by Cliff Lynch's at the LITA National
Forum. Lynch talks about, preservation, personalization, education
delivery and learning management systems, and consumer marketplace

+ Sarbanes-Oxley Act--Databases
Source: askSam
New, Searchable Version of Sarbanes-Oxley Act From askSam
Just Made Publicly Accessible, Australia, Hazardous Substances
Information System

+ Australia and Canada Get Local Versions of MSN's Newsbot

+ More About Non-Google Book Digitization Projects
IFLA Posts Several Images of Sri Lankan Libraries Post Tsunami

Web Search Briefs (via SEW Blog)
+ No Kidding, 10GB of Free Storage Space
+ Feedster Launches Job Search Database

United States Government--Access to Information
Source: Government Printing Office
Revised Policy, Withdrawal of Documents from GPO Information
Dissemination Programs
"The revised policy establishes conditions under which a document may
be withdrawn, recalled, or restricted in access; it outlines GPO and
publishing agency responsibilities. The new policy requires
concurrence of the head of the publishing agency before any action
is taken. It also requires notification of professional library
associations in order to assure support for the actions being

Weapons of Mass Destruction--China--Database
Source: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
China WMD Database

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit
Asia's tsunami: the impact
A new 28-page report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. It's
available free. "Asia's tsunami: the impact" assesses the political
and economic implications of one of the worst natural disasters in

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