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Fairly frequently on the SLA discussion lists members ask other members for the names of vendors that address particular research or service needs, or for feedback about individual product features. In addition to the Vendor Products Information Portal (www.sla.org/content/resources/infoportals/VendorProducts.cfm), a great place to find this type of vendor information is the EContent 100 list. The site asserts these are companies that "matter most in the digital content industry," which means you can use this resource to find content management systems, blogging tools, consultants, search engine technology, and various information services. For your convenience, listings are organized by category. The scope of each company is described, and individual product names are given. The list is updated each year by a group of well-qualified judges.
If you are looking for online images of "museum quality" art, start with Artcyclopedia. This site provides links to art in various formats--photographs, paintings, architecture--through artist, title, and museum searches, as well as through browsable categories. But that's not all. Read original articles about exhibits, art in film and television, and new books. There's also a section for art news (updated daily), links to glossaries, and a directory of art museums around the world. So much to explore and enjoy.
"Your Personal Guide to Digital Photography." So many of us have abandoned our traditional cameras for the instant gratification and photo share ability of digital cameras, but are we using them to their best potential? Probably not. A digital photography hobbyist has created a site that features camera reviews and techniques for making the most of the myriad of modern camera features. …