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INFOSCOPE

INFOSCOPE is the quarterly newsletter of D. L. Cohen Information Services. [It was published monthly up to June 2006.] It is published in Adobe Acrobat [PDF] format and requires a small, free, plug-in from Adobe. It's easy to download and install.
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Current edition:

Tax Policy and Tax Reform - Yuck!! But, important.; Web Design Best Practices; Websites for Fact-Checking; Additional Tax Charts; A Tax Quiz! [Winter-Spring 2012]


What Does Teaching have to do with Website Design?; 5-Minute Webpage Evaluation; A Highly Recommended Resource for Anyone with a Computer! [Summer 2011]

Evaluating a Website - Case Study; A 5-Minute Homepage Evaluation; Recommended Resources [Spring 2011]

Website Development Project Management; Healthcare Reform Update; Do You Like Audiobooks? [Spring 2010]

Case Study: Website Usability Testing ; Recommended Resources [Winter 2010]

Healthcare Reform: Access, Quality and Cost - Excellent, Authoritative, Informative, Useful, Non-Partisan Knowledge and Resources about a Serious National Problem. [Autumn 2009]

Usability Case Study of a Website, Using Heuristic Evaluation; Heuristic Evaluation Checklists; The New Deal; FDR's Economic Bill of Rights; Selected Resources [Summer 2009]

MORE ON OPEN GOVERNMENT; "In the face of doubt, openness prevails."; "Show us the Data: Most Wanted Federal Documents"; More Help with Obtaining Government Documents; Tools to Help the Knowledgeable Citizen Keep Up; Think Tanks [Spring 2009]

Toward More Open Government; Website as Communication Project: A Case Study; Personal Information Management; What is Software as a Service [SaaS]? [Winter 2009]

A Must-Read Article for the Election Season: “The Government Domain: Political Fact-Checking Websites”, The Power of Wikis, Outcomes-Based Assessment and Evaluation, Recommended Websites, Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2.0 Released, Research and Statistics [Autumn 2008]

Report on SLA 2008 Conference, Demonstrating ROI, Posthuman Life, SLA Innovation Lab, More on Collaboration, Changing Image of Information Professionals [Summer 2008]

Searching and Browsing for Information on Public and Enterprise Websites, A Novel Way to Present Information, Free Guide to Web Content Management Systems, Resources about Elections [Spring 2008]

The Alphabet Soup of IM [Information Management], IT and Library Trends, Recommended Resources, On Asking the Right Questions[Winter 2008]

Building the Knowledge-Driven Organization, Website Usability Guidelines: Universal Truths, Hidden Treasures of Windows, How to download YouTube videos, Second Life Update [Autumn 2007]

Knowledge Management for the Rest of Us, Experts or Skills Databases, Website Creation or Remodel?, Recommended Website Resources [Summer 2007]

Second Life, Library as Community, Recommended Websites [Spring 2007]

Web 2.0, Library Futures Thoughts, End-User Studies, Information Trends Briefs, Recommended Websites [Winter 2007]

Online Games for Healthy and Safe Kids [May 2006]

Nonprofit Organizations, Part 2 - Planning, Assessment and Evaluation [April 2006]

Nonprofit Organizations, Part 1 - Resources [March 2006]

Black History Month [February 2006]
Events and People in African-American History

Internet Trends [January 2006]

Podcasting...not just for music anymore! [October 2005]

Also, The Emergency Kitchen

Personal Information Management - Part 2 [October 2005]

Also, Games for the Brain

Personal Information Management - Part 1 [September 2005]

Also, Google Earth

Comparative International Statistics [July / August 2005]

What is Information Architecture [and, why should you care?] [June 2005]

Handy and Effective Web Search Software for the Lazy - Part 2. Site of the Month: Google Maps. Also, Firefox Browser [May 2005]

Handy and Effective Web Search Software for the Lazy - Part 1. Site of the Month: LilyTomlin.com [April 2005]

More Web Conferencing. The Education of Librarians. Site of the Month: US Department of State Foreign Media Reaction [March 2005]

Information Industry Trends - Part 2 [February 2005]

Information Industry Trends - Part 1 [January 2005]

Conferencing and Collaboration on the Web - Part 2 [December 2004]

Conferencing and Collaboration on the Web - Part 1 [November 2004]

Six Windows' Tricks Everyone Should Know - Part 2 [October 2004]

Six Windows' Tricks Everyone Should Know - Part 1 [September 2004]

Quality Health Resources on the Web [July 2004]
Also, more on RSS feeds.

Pulling it All Together - Customized Information from News, Blogs and Webpages,[June 2004]
News, blogs, websites, newsgroups - bring your favorites all together on one webpage using RSS.
Also, Tech Tip: The Advantage of Using Your "Links" toolbar in I.E.

Blogs [Web Logs] - Part 2: Finding Them / Creating Them [May 2004]
Blogs - a powerful, versatile and simple web content management tool. Learn how to locate blogs of interest and practice posting an entry into my test blog!
Also, find out what was discussed at the first annual Consumer WebWatch Summit.

Blogs [Web Logs] - You Need to Know About Them [April 2004]
Blogs are being recognized as a powerful, versatile and simple web content management tool that even non-techies can use. The business world is embracing them.
Also, the niche business search engine - SMEAL Search.

Information Management and Technology Trends and News [March 2004]
Where we are and where we're going.
Also, some useful and some just-for-fun tax resources

History Alive! - Historical Documents and Media on the Web [Feb 2004]
One of the many significant impacts of the Web on our lives is the ability to view, and hear about, major historical events the way they were originally created and presented.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Information [Jan 2004]
Also included - Aggregated References for all prior Information Management Series newsletters [June - Dec, 2003]

Information is Power...if you can find it! [Dec 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave. Organizing Information for the Web and Intranets
[Sixth in a series on Information Management]

Information is Power...if you can find it! [Nov 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave. Finding Information in Data Repositories
[Fifth in a series on Information Management]

Information is Power...if you can find it! [Oct 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave. Information Management Tools: Data Structures and Specialized Database Products for Text and Multimedia Resources
[Fourth in a series on Information Management]

Information is Power...if you can find it! [Sept 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave. Information Management Tools: Taxonomies - A Common Language for Information Retrieval, Part 2: Creating a Taxonomy
[Third in a series on Information Management]

There is no August, 2003, INFOSCOPE issue.

Information is Power...if you can find it! [July 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave. Information Management Tools: Taxonomies - A Common Language for Information Retrieval
[Second in a series on Information Management]

Information is Power...if you can find it! [June 2003]
A guide to managing information assets in the information tidal wave.
Overview
[First in a series on Information Management]

Internet and Computer Technology Trends [May 03]

Readable Online Books and Magazines[Ap 03]

It's Tax Time! [Mar 03]

Print to Electronic - Digitizing Information [Feb 03]

Information Needs Assessments - Questions to Ask [Jan 03]

How to Conduct an Information Needs Assessment [Dec 02]

Information Needs Assessments [Nov 02]

Email Lists and Newsgroups[Oct 02]

Website Development Basics, Part 2-Usability [Sept 02]

News, Commentary and Media [Aug 02]

Website Development Basics, Part 1-Content [July 02]

Easy Access to Web Search Tools - UltraBar [July 02 Special Edition]

PC Maintenance and Tune-up Tips, Part 2 [June 02]

PC Maintenance and Tune-up Tips, Part 1 [May 02]

Business Resources on the Web [non-government] [April 02]

Business Resources on the Web [government] [March 02]

Faster than a Speeding Bobsled: Shortcuts to Web resources [Feb 02 Special Edition]

Timesaving PC and Windows Tips, Part 2 [Feb 02]

Timesaving PC and Windows Tips, Part 1 [Jan 02]

Consumer Online, Part 2 - Consumer Protection [Dec 01]

Consumer Online, Part 1 - Shopping [Nov 01]

Internet Privacy Issues [Oct 01]

State and Local Government Websites [Sept 01]

Federal Government Websites [Aug 01]

Specialized Search Engines [July 01]

Specialized Directories(cont.) [June 01]

Another Web Search Tool: Specialized Directories [May 01]

The Hunt for Information[April 01]

PDF Files: Reading, Creating and Searching [March 01]

Searching the Web: Conventions [July 00]
Website Design: Looking in From the Outside [design considerations]
What is the Purpose of a Special Library or Information Center?

Searching the Web [Jan 00]
Website Design: Required Skill Sets
Are Libraries Dead?

Last Updated: August 4, 2012
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