Morning Buzz — October 18, 2010

New online database for Nazi-era looted art.

New from the University of Victoria: The Siberian Expedition Virtual Exhibition and Digital Archive

It’ll keep track, but will it make them accountable? Website Aims to Keep Track of Politicians’ Promises: “The Perpetually Public Data Project is an online archive of the websites of Senate and House hopefuls. Since June, Perpetually, a start-up that specializes in indexing Web pages, has recorded the weekly changes to encourage congressional transparency.”

Eeek! I had not realized how icky Twitter’s terms of service are.

The city of Dallas is now offering “E-Alerts”.

More records going online in Michigan.

Stephen, he brings the sanity. “Libraries offer programs and services beyond search. In fact search is a very small portion of the library service portfolio. Google is clearly a one-trick pony. A $11.72-billion-profit one-trick pony, but a one-trick pony nonetheless. Libraries are not.”

Nice collection: Free social media tools for teachers.

NASA gets a great pic of Hurricane Paula.

Free book! “-The University of California, Irvine Extension is proud to announce the availability of Using Financial Information in Continuing Education: Accepted Methods and New Approaches, a book by Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., dean of continuing education, distance education and summer session, for free on Google Books. This full-text, online version of the book is written for financial managers and course planners, and examines the accepted methods and approaches for using financial information in continuing education.”. Good morning, Internet…

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