Sunday, October 22, 2006

Until The Fat Lady Sings

Developed in association with the Indiana University Digital Library Program, the Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database documents more than a half-century of opera, operetta, and musical comedy telecasts produced in the United States. The database traces performance programming from early live presentations on experimental TV stations, to contemporary productions released on broadcast television, various cable forms, and home video.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Go With The Flow

StreamStats is a Web-based tool that allows users to obtain streamflow statistics, drainage-basin characteristics, and other information for user-selected sites on streams. StreamStats users can choose locations of interest from an interactive map and obtain information for these locations. If a user selects the location of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data-collection station, the user will get previously published information for the station from a database. If a user selects a location where no data are available (an ungaged site), a Geographic Information System (GIS) program will estimate information for the site. The GIS program determines the boundary of the drainage basin above the site, measures the physical characteristics of the drainage basin, and solves the appropriate regression equations to estimate streamflow statistics for the site. The results are presented in a table and a map showing the basin outline. The estimates assume natural flow conditions at the site. In the past, it could take an experienced person more than a day to estimate this information for an ungaged site. StreamStats reduces the effort to only a few minutes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

By The Numbers

Economic Indicators is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers to supply monthly updates related to the economic conditions in the United States. Economic Indicators provides statistical data both in tabular and graphic form and includes information on consumer and producer prices, employment, production, and money and banking. Tables typically display 10 years of annual data with the most recent 12 to 15 months broken out in detail.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In The KnoW

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga has opened up access to one of its search tools to all web users. The National Library, in association with the Te Puna Strategic Advisory Commitee and Knowleage Basket, has moved to provide more ways to access Index New Zealand (INNZ). INNZ describes over half a million articles published in or about New Zealand over the past 20 years. The titles indexed range from popular magazines such as ‘North & South’ and ‘Consumer’ to more specialised journals such as ‘New Zealand Law Review’ and ‘Art New Zealand’.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Birth Of A Nation

The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA) provides access to texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Documents can be located by browsing the title or author index, or the documents are searchable by various field indicators.