Best free software for cheap (I mean, frugal) web developers ...and everyone else

Best free software for: protecting your computer, developing web sites, and having fun/being productive.  I assume you have a Windows machine because they're cheap (unless you're a REAL techie who uses Linux and builds their own computer, in which case, this blog entry is probably beneath you).

How to search Google and library databases

When searching library databases - or Google, for that matter, it is helpful to have the following arrows in one's quiver: boolean logic, truncation, and proximity operators.

Sustaining Digital Libraries: An Introduction

Abstract: Halbert and Skinner briefly review the sustainability problem that exists for digital libraries and initiatives, outline the themes and contributions of the other essays in this monograph, and then offer a few conclusions on the topic.

Open Access, Open Source and Digital Libraries: A Current Trend in University Libraries Around the World

Abstract: Krishnamurthy maps a trend toward open models in digital libraries worldwide, including both open access publishing and open source software, and gives a brief overview, as well as references for these trends.

The next stage: moving from isolated digital collections to interoperable digital libraries

Abstract: Besser argues that online collections need to acquire more of the components and functions of traditional libraries in order to move toward being interoperable digital libraries rather than just experimental collections.

NISO: A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. 3rd edition.

Abstract: NISO's framework gives detailed guidance on how to build good digital collections.