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Cutty Sark: The World's Last Tea Clipper
Official site for this 19th century ship docked in Greenwich, London, which is the world's sole surviving extreme clipper ship. The site features images and history of the ship, which was launched in 1869 and which suffered a fire in 2007 while being refurbished. The associated museum "collects objects and memorabilia connected to Robert Burns who wrote the poem 'Tam O'Shanter' from which Cutty Sark got her name."
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23906
Gay History: A Trail Exploring LGBT Heritage in London Collections
This 2006 article highlights London collections and displays of gay and lesbian history, "formerly a tricky subject for museums, now a heritage that is being celebrated." Includes links to the featured museums. From the 24 Hour Museum, a UK government-funded collaboration from arts organizations.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23890
The Saatchi Gallery
Official website for a contemporary art museum in London that will occupy a new space in November 2007. Features background about and images of works from international artists who have exhibited in the gallery, such as painters Martin Kippenberger, Marlene Dumas, and Jorg Immendorff. Also includes a list of previous exhibits back to 1985 and guides to contemporary art galleries throughout the world.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23908
The U.S. "Tiananmen Papers"
Collection of documents from the U.S. government relating to U.S. perceptions of the 1989 political crisis in China. Includes U.S. Embassy in Beijing cables and CIA reports. Part of the National Security Archive at George Washington University Library.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23897
Financial news and analysis covering mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, initial public offerings (IPOs), private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, legal matters, and related topics. From the website of The New York Times.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23776
Native American Citizenship
This series of illustrated essays discusses the history of American Indian citizenship and U.S. policy concerning Native Americans. Subjects include the reservation system, American Indian schools, citizenship for native veterans, the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, and related topics. From Nebraskastudies.org, a project of the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Historical Society.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23917
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Extensive information about tuberculosis (TB), "a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs. ... TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States." Provides fact sheets and other documents about topics such as vaccines, TB information for international travelers, TB in minority populations, and TB and HIV/AIDS. Also includes educator and training resources. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23512
Material about food and fitness for children. Features indoor and outdoor games and activities, recipes for nutritious foods, and an interactive diagram of the human body and associated fact sheets about healthy eating and exercise. Fact sheet topics include weight concerns, the 10,000 step per day challenge, going vegetarian, and fitting in fast food favorites. Also includes material for parents in English and Spanish. From the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23914
What's Cooking Grandma?
Small collection of video clips of grandmothers "sharing their special recipes." Features selections such as "Nana Ruth's Jam and Scones" and "Nannie Webb's Apple Crumble." Includes information about sending in a recipe and brief tips for recording audio and making a film. From the design collaborative Human Beans.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23913
Masters of Darkness
Companion to a British television program that considers the question, "Who were the most notorious individuals ever to walk the earth?" It presents "the barely believable stories of four men whose sexual escapades, obsession with magic and radical ideas earned them the fear of their contemporaries and a place in modern culture": Dr. John Dee, Rasputin, Marquis de Sade, and Aleister Crowley. Also includes a glossary. From Channel 4.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23895
National Trails Day (NTD)
NTD, held the first Saturday of every June, is "America's largest celebration of trails and the outdoors." The site features a FAQ, tips for planning an event, and listings of events in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Also includes details about participating in the NTD photo contest. From the American Hiking Society.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23896
Summer of Love: 40 Years Later
Series of four articles from May 2007 about the 40-year anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. Also includes a photo gallery, video clips of interviews with selected Summer of Love participants, and stories about participants such as Joan Baez, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Harris, Grace Slick, Wavy Gravy, Bob Weir, and Steve Wozniak. From the website for the San Francisco Chronicle.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23909
King George III Topographical Collection
Collection of over 2,500 "watercolours, drawings and prints from the vast collection amassed by a monarch for whom geography was a personal passion as well as a professional necessity." View highlights or browse the entire collection. Includes an essay about George III and the collection. From the British Library.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23887
This interactive site for children answers questions in eight areas related to the earth: the earth in the Milky Way, how the earth is different from other planets, the difference between the sky and space, sunlight, the water and carbon cycles, substances on earth, types of land areas, and the size of oceans. In English and Japanese. From the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23912
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Publications and other materials from this project "dedicated to helping business, government and the public anticipate and manage possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology," the "ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers." Includes an inventory of consumer products that use nanotechnology, event webcasts, and topical collections. A partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23641
E-LIS: E-prints in Library and Information Science
"E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related areas." Searchable, or browsable by author, subject, country, and other factors. Includes documents in English and in other languages. A project of RCLIS (Research in Computing, Library and Information Science) and DoIS (Documents in Information Science), and promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23880
Hunger Awareness Day
This day in early June "serves as a platform for domestic hunger-relief organizations to raise awareness about hunger in America and the work ... [they] do." The site features a listing of local events throughout the country, and suggestions for individual, group, and corporate actions for helping to end hunger in America. Also includes links to publications on hunger and poverty in the U.S. From America's Second Harvest, "the nation's food bank network."
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23898
In the Life: Documentary Stores From the Gay Experience
Companion to this TV news magazine that "produces stories that illuminate the struggles, setbacks and triumphs of LGBT individuals and communities throughout the United States." Features video clips from selected episodes, episode podcasts, a gallery of show hosts, and links to related websites. From In the Life Media, Inc.; originally presented by Thirteen/WNET New York.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23889
Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
Results, released in May 2007, of the "first-ever nationwide random survey of American Muslims ... [which] probed religious practices, political views and demographic background." Features key findings from the survey of about 1,000 Muslim Americans, the complete report, and press conference transcript. From the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/23905
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