Archive for December, 2006

Baidu to Enter Japanese Search Market in 2007

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

According to independent surveys, Baidu currently commands more than 60% of the Internet search market in China(1) and is the fourth most trafficked website in the world(2). (1) The market share information is derived from CNNIC: 2006 China Search Engine Market Survey (2) The traffic information is derived from, based on a three- month […]

Library Student Journal

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

I enjoy reading this quality open access journal targeted at library school students. Beautifully done and good content. There should be more journals open accessed next year.

Microsoft's "Live Search Book" full text services

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Microsoft just started its expanded services called “Live Search Books”. It says that there are more than 50,000 items that are out of copyright restrictions from University of California, University of Toronto, British Library and few others including Cornell University are made available. You can search and view full text pages with PDF format. The […]

Area Studies Library Heads

Monday, December 18th, 2006

There are quite a few opennings in the States, including: Chair, Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, University of Florida Head of Asian Library, University of Michigan


Monday, December 18th, 2006

Lund, Sweden – As of today the Directory of Open Access Journals contains 2500 open access journals, i.e. quality controlled scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web.

Greetings from Henry in Zhuhai

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Greetings, everyone! I started working for my new employer, United International College, on November 10, and have been busy ever since. The college is still under construction which is expected to complete in one year’s time. Right now there are 1200 undergraduate students. When the college is in full operation, the student population will be […]

Thought for Today – at the Toastmasters…

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Today one of my club members delivered his Competent Communicator (CC) #10 – Inspire your Audience. The title of his speech is How to Overcome Adversity. There are three Ps I will always remember: –Adversity is not permanent – you can overcome it by never, never, never giving up; –Adversity is not personal – you […]

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