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As library annual reports have indicated for some time--here one need only cite, for example, the famous passage found in column 1,303 of the Annual Report of the Library at Alexandria for 250 B.C.--the disappearance, exchange, and loss of umbrellas is a phenomenon closely associated with libraries.

-Norman D. Stevens, "The Umbrella Paper" (1980)

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Library Resources and interesting stuff for Librarians

Selection of Library System and Software


Internet and the Library




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Z39.50 information

Z39.50 search engines and servers

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Win 95

Public Access Computer Security - Windows and Netscape

Security issues of Windows 3.1x and Windows 95 for public access computers.

Fortress 101

Fortres 101 allows complete control over every aspect of Windows operation. Prevent users from interrupting boot process; exiting Windows; accessing a DOS prompt; adding, moving, or deleting icons; altering anything about the appearance of Windows; installing, copying or downloading software; running any programs not specified by administrator; using low level system tools; changing printer configurations; changing screen saver configurations; erasing important system files; saving files on the hard disk; and even looking at files on the hard disk. All of these features are available in this single, menu driven, easy to use, extremely flexible application, Fortres 101.

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Software Sites

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Fire walls


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Internet Filters


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Grants and Incentives - Australia.

While there is a large amount of information on grants and Incentives in Australia and the World on the Internet, I find these particully useful.

Cultural Sector Grants and Services Database

Australias culture and recreation grants.

Australian Grants - Grant Search:

Find financial aid fast with a customised search of GrantSearch Australia's database of grants, scholarships, fellowships and awards for research or study in Australia. Claims to be "The Largest Australian Grants Database. Our database of Australian grants has over 1400 entries and is updated weekly" - This does not appear to be a free service.

Australia Council - Grants

The Australia Council is the Federal Government's principal arts funding and advisory body.

Networking the Nation - Regional Telecommunications Program


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