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A Weblog of the best information we've found this month

CIPA, the Law, and Libraries
The Children’s Internet Protection Act: The Recent District Court Decision in Context, for Librarians and Library Patrons
This detailed question-and-answer article from LLRX puts the decision in context for librarians and library patrons.

What Libraries need to know about "Deep Linking"
Deep linking, or linking directly to a page of a website with information relevant to what you want to display rather than the site’s homepage, has come under scrutiniy after several court cases. Two articles in Search Day provide important information: Linking Legalities: What You Need to Know, and Deep Linking Lunacy

Online Reference Conference
The Virtual Reference Desk 4th Annual Digital Reference Conference
November 11-12, 2002, The Westin Hotel, Chicago, IL
Co-hosted by OCLC, this conference explores the nature of Internet-based question-and-answer service within a broad range of contexts. The theme of this year's conference, Charting the Course of Reference: Toward a Preferred Future, emphasizes planning and direction founded upon practical experience, research, or trend analyses.

New Collections Available via Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
There are now over 13,275 images of historical materials available via Ohio Memory. Hundreds of items have been added to the Online Scrapbook during the month of June. The new additions can be viewed here.


Best of the Web 2002
The Webby Awards measure the best of the Web, as determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and the People's Voice Voting. If you haven't already, browse the list of winners of the sixth Annual contest.

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