Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web

Digital Librarian is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York


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All Things Digital - Launched in April 2007 by Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg and reporter Kara Swisher. Offers Videos
Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology - Palo Alto, California. Sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Ars Technica - "Open access to 793,793 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics." Hosted by Cornell University Library. (24 October 2012).
Association for Computing Machinery - The Awards page for information on the A.M. Turing Award "given to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community" and accompanied by a prize of $100,000. The ACM Digital Library provides "full text of every article ever published by ACM." The general public can "access ONLY the search/browse options on the main DL page." Some examples:
The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper by Phillip G. Armour, Communications of the ACM, Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2009, pp. 23-24 (DOI:10.1145/1435417.1435427).
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Buxton -Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
BoingBoing: A Directory of Wonderful Things - Mark Frauenfelder
Business Week: Technology
Tech Maven
Byte - With Byte Print Archive 1994-1998
Campus Technology
CeBIT - World's largest computer trade show.
CGI Resource Index - 3608 CGI resources listed in 321 categories
Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) - De Montfort University, Leicester, England
Channel 9 MSDN - Microsoft
Charles Babbage Institute - University of Minnesota "archives and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field."
Chronology of Personal Computers - Ken Polsson
CIO - "Website for CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and other information executives." Provides access to all articles that appear in the print publication (back to 1994) as well as online-only content.
CiteSeer.IST: Scientific Literature Digital Library - Computer and Information Science Papers: CiteSeer Publications Research Index. Hosted by Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology. See About CiteSeer.
CMP Channel
Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies - Alf-Christian Achilles' "collection currently contains more than more than two million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports)."
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Federally funded computer-virus response team at Carnegie Mellon University. At their Software Engineering Institute "we study Internet security vulnerabilities, provide incident response services to sites that have been the victims of attack, publish a variety of security alerts, research security and survivability in wide-area-networked computing, and develop information to help you improve security at your site."
Computer Guys - WAMU
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) - U.S. Department of Energy site has a HoaxBusters section.
Computer History Museum - Moffett Field, California
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility - "Public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society."
Computer World
Computing Research Repository (CoRR) - Sponsored by ACM, the Los Alamos e-Print archive, and NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library).
Consumer Electronics Show - "World's largest annual trade show for consumer technology" sponsored, produced and managed by the Consumer Electronics Association. Offers webcasts of live and archived events (free registration).
Cover Pages - "Comprehensive Web-accessible reference collection supporting the SGML/XML family of (meta) markup language standards and their application. " Has information on and links to Academic Applications.
Cranky Geeks -John C. Dvorak
DBLP Computer Sciences Bibliography - "Provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. DBLP indexes more than one million articles and contains more than 10000 links to home pages of computer scientists." Here, for example, are the publications by Barbara Liskov
Digital Camera Resource Page - Jeff Keller and Delane Barrus
Directory of Computing Science Journals - "522 journals, with 414 publisher's title pages, 226 tables of contents, 65 abstracts directories, 112 home pages, 159 bibliographies, 16 full-text archives and on-line journals, and other information."
Dr. Dobbs Journal - With selected articles from the magazine.
Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books - "Resource for readers, authors, editors, publishers, and vendors of books about computer hardware, software, and networking."
Eclipse - Community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools integration. "Eclipse is a kind of universal tool platform - an open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particular."With information on BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools).
The Edge - The Edge Foundation's goal is "to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues" and features "the work and ideas of physicists, evolutionary biologists, philosophers, biologists, computer scientists, psychologists, social, behavioral, and anthropological scientists, and science journalists." Site highlights include Digerati, Third Culture and Reality Club.
EDUCAUSE - "International, nonprofit association whose mission is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management." Provides access to full-text articles of current and past issues of EDUCAUSE Review and EDUCAUSE Quarterly.
EDUCAUSE-Cornell Institute for Computer Policy and Law - Offers a Policy Collection from many institutions and links to On-Line Resources.
EDventure Holding - Founded by Esther Dyson, the company produces the annual PC Forum.
eHomeUpgrade - Latest news in home technology
Engadget - Blog founded by journalist Peter Rojas
European Commission Information Society
Fast Company
Filters in Eudora - Ken Ward's simple tutorial on how to use filters in Eudora
Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) - Denis Howe's "searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing."
FreshMeat - "Maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform open source software. Thousands of applications are meticulously cataloged in the freshmeat database, and links to new code are added daily." (Patrick Lenz.) Provides access to Dave Franklin's DaveCentral Shareware, a collection of links to shareware, freeware, demos and betas.
fsconcordance - Program that builds a concordance for one or more text files.
FTP Planet - "Community site dedicated to FTP with helpful articles, in-depth guidebooks, and over 500 resources rated and reviewed by users of FTP." Sponsored by the makers of WS_FTP [Ipswitch]. - News, reviews, tips & tricks
Gizmodo: the Gadgets Weblog - See Search and Destroy: Nick Denton's Blog Empire by Ben McGrath, New Yorker, October 18, 2010, pp. 50-61.
GNU Project - Free Software Foundation
God and Computers - 1999 MIT God and Computers Lecture Series features six lectures about interactions between faith and computer science by Donald Knuth, Professor Emeritus of Stanford University, and author of the three volume Art of Computer Programming. (Available in RealAudio via Dr. Dobb's Technetcast.)
Guardian: Technology
Tech Weekly Podcasts - News, interviews and unfettered opinions, hosted by Aleks Krotoski.
Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum - Paderborn, Germany museum collects calculators and microcomputers.
History of Apple Computers - Glen Sanford
History of Computing - J.A.N. Lee
Howard Reingold - Site provides access to the full-text of his books Tools For Thought, published in 1984 and The Virtual Community published in 1993.
I, Cringely - Weekly column by Robert X. Cringely (PBS Online)
IBM Technical Journals - Provides full-text access to current and recent issues of the IBM Journal of Research and Development and IBM Systems Journal. The entire site is searchable.
IEEE Computer Society - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. See also their IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (SANS Institute)
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
Institute for Information Technology at the National Research Council
Intel Museum - Has a number of online exhibits including the History of the Microprocessor.
Intelligent Software Agents - Sverker Janson
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
IT Conversations - "Listener supported audio programs."
IW Center: A community site for information workers... - Has Podcast Archive
Jawbone - Bluetooth headset designed by Yves BĂ©har of Fuseproject
Jumbo Download Network - "Over 200,000 free programs, downloads and shareware."
Leoville: Leo Laporte's Homepage
Linux Documentation Project
Long Tail - Subtitled "A Public Diary on the Way to a Book" and created by Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine.
Los Angeles Times Technology - Free registration
Long Now Foundation - Formed by Stewart Brand, Daniel Hillis and others to create the Millennium Clock.
Mac Observer Daily - News, information, resources and opinions for the Macintosh user. (There's also MacInTouch.)
Microsoft Security Advisory
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science - Provides access to Publications. See also Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Publications and MIT Media Laboratory.

MIT World - "Distributed Intelligence." "Free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT." The index contains more than 625 videos." You can browse the videos. Relevant items include:
Digital Evolution by Craig R. Barrett, February 20, 2008 (1:15:06)

Museum of Soviet Calculators - Andrew Davie, Australian collector of hand-held computing devices, offers pictures and details about Soviet electronic calculators.

MyLifeBits Project - "Gordon Bell has captured a lifetime's worth of articles, books, cards, CDs, letters, memos, papers, photos, pictures, presentations, home movies, videotaped lectures, and voice recordings and stored them digitally. He is now paperless, and is beginning to capture phone calls, IM transcripts, television, and radio." [Update: See This is Your Lifelog by Stephen Baker and Arik Hesseldahl, Business Week, September 14, 2009 and Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell, Dutton, 2009.] Bell is profiled in A Head for Detail in Fast Company's November 2006 issue. "For the past seven years, Bell has been conducting an audacious experiment in "lifelogging"- creating a near-total digital record of his experience. His custom-designed software, "MyLifeBits," saves everything it can get its hands on. For every piece of email he sends and receives, every document he types, every chat session he engages in, every Web page he surfs, a copy is scooped up and stashed away." (A Head for Detail, by Clive Thompson, Fast Company, November, 2006, pp. 73-83.) Learn more about the project: Digital age may bring total recall in future, CNN, October 20, 2006; Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell - A look into Microsoft's Bay Area Research Center, a 43 minute video by Charles Torre and Robert Scoble for Microsoft's Channel 9. Jim Gemmell is a developer at the Microsoft Research Center in San Francisco, who is working with Jim Gray and Gordon Bell on MyLifeBits. Other videos on the project include Jim Gemmell - Sensecam, and its role in MyLifeBits (5:48 minutes, 8/21/2005); Roger Lueder - Developing MyLifeBits (6:50 minutes, 8/21/05); and MyLifeBits: The Memex Vision and Some Implications of Storing Everything Personal, a 45 minute presentation by Gorden Bell, IT Conversations, November 11, 2004.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) - "Serves as a national critical infrastructure threat assessment, warning, vulnerability, and law enforcement investigation and response entity."
National Public Radio (NPR): Technology
National Vulnerability Database - "A comprehensive cyber vulnerability resource sponsored by DHS National Cyber Security Division/US-CERT. "
NerdTV - Video interviews (with transcripts) with Doug Engelbart, Dan Bricklin, Anina, Avram Miller, Dan Drake, Dave Winer, Tim O'Reilly, Brewster Kahle, Bill Joy, Max Levchin, and Andy Hertzfeld.
Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library (NCSTRL) - International collection of computer science research reports and papers made available for non-commercial use. Provides access to over 20,000 technical reports. (NCSTRL is pronounced "ancestral".)
New York Times: Technology
Nobel Foundation - The Physics Prize for 2000 went to Zhores I. Alferov, Herbert Kroemer and Jack S. Kilby. Their "work has laid the foundations of modern information technology, IT, particularly through their invention of rapid transistors, laser diodes, and integrated circuits."
Obsolete Computer Museum - Tom Carlson provides commentary and photographs for over 60 obsolete computers.
On-line Computer Science Techreports - Links to 395 sites (and 675 separate urls) compiled by Jim Blythe, PhD student, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
Opera Software - Browser developed by company in Kjeller, Norway which they describe as "small, fast, customizable, powerful but user-friendly."
O'Reilly Network
Pacemaker - See For Disc Jockeys as Well as Desk Jockeys by Ann Eisenberg, New York Times, January 20, 2008. "One of the new players, the Pacemaker (520 euros, or about $760), created by a small Swedish company, Tonium, reduces the basic D.J. equipment of dual players and mixer to a device the size of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. The Pacemaker has a 120-gigabyte hard drive, fits in the palm of the hand, runs on batteries and has a built-in mixer to layer tunes seamlessly so the music never stops."
PC Decrapifier - "Will uninstall many of the common trialware and annoyances found on many of the PCs from big name OEMs. Below is the current list of software and items that the PC Decrapifier can detect and remove. You get to see the list of items it detects and then choose what will be removed automatically."
PC Guide - Charles M. Kozierok provides detailed PC reference information.
PC Magazine
PC World Online
Perceptive Pixel - "Founded by Jeff Han in 2006 as a spinoff of the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences to develop and market the most advanced multi-touch system in the world."
Personal Technology from the Wall Street Journal - Free archive of Walter S. Mossberg's columns in the Wall Street Journal from the past 90 days. - Offers an Ask A Question service. (Free registration.)
PVR Blog - Personal video recorder (PVR) news gathered by Matt Haughey, web developer and designer.
Retrevo - Consumer electronics search engine. Compares prices and provides product reviews.
San Diego Supercomputing Center
Scripting News - Dave Winer's software industry news covers website management, server operations and human features relating to free speech, music and the creative side of website management.
Slashdot: News for Nerd - Maintained by Rob Malda
Software & Information Industry Association - Their Codie Awards "showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts." - "World's largest development and download repository of Open Source code and applications."
Stanford Database Group Publications Server - fulltexts and bibliographic data of over 700 electronic publications of the Stanford InfoLab. In Crawler-Friendly Web Servers, a 24 page document published in 2000, Onn Brandman, Junghoo Cho, Hector Garcia-Molina, Shiva Shivakumar "evaluate simple and easy-to-incorporate modifications to web servers so that there are significant bandwidth savings. Specifically, we propose that web servers export meta-data archives decribing their content".
Stroud's Consummate Internet Apps List - Software ratings and reviews.
Syllabus: Education Technology for Higher Education - Also provides Syllabus Radio and TechTalk Archives.
Symantec AntiVirus research Center - Makers of Norton AntiVirus provide security updates. See also their DeepSight Analyzer
Tech Museum of Innovation - Hands-on technology museum in San Jose, California
TechCrunch - "Founded on June 11, 2005, as a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space." See TechCrunch Stories Now Appear On by Michael Arrington, May 8, 2008.
Technology Review - Published by MIT.
Technorati - Blog search engine
TeX Users Group - Organization for those who have an interest in systems for text typesetting and font design, for use in typesetting; in particular, for typesetting math and other technical material.
T.H.E. Journal - Technical Horizons in Education is a full-text online journal focusing on computers, technologies and applications that improve teaching and learning. Provides full-text, browsable archives for 1994-1996. - News on Apple products (Nicolas Ciarelli)
Tom's Hardware Guide - Thomas Pabst
TOP500 Supercomputer Sites - Sites that have the 500 most powerful computer systems installed announced June 21st at the SC2001 Conference in Heidelberg.
TUCOWS Downloads - Freeware and shareware. (TUCOWS = the Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software)
User Friendly: the comic strip - With archives.
Using Network-Based Application Recognition and Access Control Lists for Blocking the "Code Red" Worm at Network Ingress Points - Cisco
Usenix: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
User Friendly - Comic strip.
Virtual Museum of Computing - Jonathan Bowen. (Part of the WWW Virtual Library)
VisualRoute - Provides tools to measure the speed of your computer network. Anyone with a Java-enabled web browser can access their VisualRoute Server which provides traceroute, ping, and geographical location information from their server in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, to any URL or domain you select. See also Internet Traffic Report.
Wall Street Journal: Technology
Washington University Data Archive (Wuarchive) - Software archive
Webopedia: online computer dictionary for Internet terms and technical support - With a useful Quick Reference page. - Glossary of Internet and computer-related terms. (There's also NetLingo: the Internet Language Dictionary, Wired's Encyclopedia of the New Economy, the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, Mitchell Shnier's Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Communications Terms and Matisse Enzer's Glossary of Internet Terms.)
Wikipedia - "The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." Good source for technology definitions. See, for example, Podcasting, RSS, WAMP, PHP.
Wired News - Subsections inlcude Women in Tech, Culture, Technology, Business and Politics.
Worio - Search engine for computer scientists and programmers created by a team at the University of British Columbia.
WS_FTP Professional User Guides - Ipswitch, Inc.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) - Extensible Markup Language (XML) industry portal serves as a "reference repository for specific XML standards such as vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces."
ZD Net - Ziff-Davis.
Last updated 24 October 2012
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