Prudens Information Resources for the Internet

Information Resources

Online Content & Information

A Prudens Knowledgebase

Resource Sites

The 451 Group ( is focused on the analysis of enterprise information technology innovation. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), is a collaborative effort between government, industry and academia to establish a new distributed learning environment that permits the interoperability of learning tools and course content on a global scale. (e-Learning)

Always On ( is a source of Internet news and resources. Free signup required. (e-Business, e-Security, Computing, Software & Infrastructure with an emphasis on Enterprise IT)

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ( is a private, non-profit organization over 1,000 private and government organizations. It administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations. (All)

Ariadne ( is an on-line magazine with the goal to report on information service developments and information networking issues about digital library initiatives. (All).

arXiv ( is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, Emerging Technologies)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ( is a non-profit membership organization of research libraries (currently 123 in number), operating as a forum for exchanging ideas. (Online Content & Information)

Bioinformatics ( is a set of topics maintained by Y.F. Leung. (Online Content & Information) ( is bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, biotechnology and molecular biology directory. (Online Content & Information)

Bitpipe ( is a resource of technology white papers, webcasts, case studies and IT product information. (e-Business)

Brief History of the Internet ( by B. M. Leiner et al., Internet Society, Reston, Va. (2000). (All)

Brint Institute ( focuses on business technology management and knowledge management. (e-Business, Online Content & Information)

The Business Plan Center ( has links to hundreds of business planning resources on the web. (e-Business)

The Business Software Alliance ( investigates and publicizes the abuse of global software copyright protection, cybersecurity, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues. (e-Security)

Caslon Analytics ( is an Internet research, analysis and strategies consultancy. (e-Business, e-Publishing)

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Patent Resources: ( Law school students monitor business method patents and e-Commerce patents (e-Business).

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) ( promotes networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, network and telecommunications, information technology, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI's Members. (Online Content & Information).

Consumer Page on Technology (CPT) Business Method and Software Patents: ( hasn't been updated since 2001, but is still useful. (e-Business)

Current Cites ( is an annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology. (Online Content & Information)

D-Lib Magazine ( is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development. (Online Content & Information)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ( is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

The Datamation ( site for information technology management covers a range of subjects (e-Business; e-Security).

Journal of Digital Information ( publishes papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments. (Online Content & Information)

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) ( is a consortium of libraries and related entities that is pioneering the use of information technologies to extend collections and services. (Online Content & Information) ( is private site that tracks the status of all types of distributed computing. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

eContent ( delivers essential research, reporting, news, and analysis of content related issues. (Online Content & Information)

Educause ( is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. (e-Learning)

Economist Science and Technology ( has a range of technology articles. (All)

The Enterprise Grid Alliance ( is a consortium formed to develop enterprise grid solutions and accelerate the deployment of grid computing in enterprises. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure) ( is an Internet payments news and resource center (e-Business, e-Security).

EPSScentral Knowledge Network ( provides performance-centered solutions to businesses, organizations, academia, government, and military. (All)

First Monday ( is an Internet peer reviewed journal devoted solely to the Internet. (All)

Future Learning Blog ( provides current information about e-learning. (e-Learning)

EPCGlobal, Inc. ( is a nonprofit consortium of supply-chain partners, is implementing open standards for M2M communications networking, including the use of RFID and the electronic product code (e-Business).

GeoHive Global Statistics ( This Internet-only almanac tracks global population statistics. You need a current browser to view the site, since most of its data is published in XML format. (e-Business)

The Global Grid Forum ( is a community-initiated forum of thousands of individuals and organizations from industry and research leading the global standardization effort for grid computing. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

The Globus Alliance ( is developing the Globus Toolkit, which has become the de facto standard of large-scale grid computing. The toolkit grid services include security, information infrastructure, resource management, data management, communication, fault detection and portability services and standards. After an initial emphasis on science and engineering applications, Globus is also assisting to develop business grid applications standards. The Globus Consortium, part of the Globus Alliance, includes Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Nortel Networks. Information on the adoption of OSGA specifications at the Globus Alliance can be found at ( An extensive list of research papers is available on the site. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

HP Labs ( provides information about current R&D activities. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, e-Security, Knowledge Representation & Search, Software & Computing)

IDG Publishing Network ( including InfoWorld, Computerworld, CIO, PCworld, Macworld. (All)

The IMS Global Learning Consortium (, is a non-profit consortia of over 50 organizations support the adoption and use of learning technology worldwide. IMS develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technologies such as ePortfolios, tools interoperability, and web services. (e-Learning)

Information Today, Inc. ( publishes Information Today, Online, and a number of other publications about Internet applications. (All)

Information Technology and Libraries ( publishes material about libraries and information technology. (Online Content & Information).

The Internet: Past, Present and Future ( is an Internet and WWW history, written by Jesper Vissing Laursen, last updated in 1997. Also see the Brief History of the Internet (All).

The Internet Archive ( is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, Online Content & Information).

Internet Library For Librarians ( is a portal designed for librarians to locate internet resources related to their profession. (Online Content & Information) ( is an information resource about enterprise IT solutions. (All)

The Institute of IT Training ( sets standards for classroom and online training in information technology. (e-Learning)

The International Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) ( promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro and information technologies and sciences. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

International Organization for Standards (ISO) ( has 100 standard setting bodies, worldwide, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ISO 9000 series standards for organizations was developed to harmonize international standards for quality management and management. One of many Web sites explaining the ISO standards can be found at ( (e-Business)

Jupiter Research ( is a resource site for business intelligence. Free guest membershiprequired. (All)

Kauffman Foundation's EntreWorld ( provides a world of resources to entrepreneurs. (e-Business)

The Liberty Alliance (, is led by Sun Microsystems and AOL and supports open standards for web services, which are becoming the dominant standards. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure) ( is an aggregator of published market research available on-demand. Much of it is free. (All)

Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) ( Standards Committee 29, Working Group 11 of ISO/IEC JTC1, which develops standards for digital audio and video. Also refers to a suite of standards developed by the group. (Online Content & Information)

The National Information Standards Institute (NISO) (http://www. is a non-profit association that identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage digital information, including data retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, Online Content & Information)

The Online Universities Weblog ( is an information source for degree-granting e-learning instuitutions. (e-Learning)

O'Reilly Media ( is a publishing company that provides resource centers for a range of IT subjects. (All)

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) ( is a non-profit, international consortium that develops standards for Web services, security, and e-business. Founded in 1993, OASIS represents over 600 organizations in 100 countries. OASIS hosts:

(All) ( is a blog about the economics of content. (e-Business, Online Content & Information)

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) ( is a collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in 44 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. (e-Business)

Scientific American ( feature articles cover a range of science and technology subjects. (Online Content & Information)

Social Science Research Network ( is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. It has an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 89,500 scholarly working papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 63,600 downloadable full text documents. (e-Business, Online Content & Information)

Spectra ( is the online news portal of the Museum Computer Network (Online Content & Information).

Tabor Communications ( is the publisher of Grid Today and other Internet technology publications. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

TechWeb ( the business technology network of CMP's technology publications including Information Week and Internet Week. (All) ( is a portal for authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. (All)

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography ( is a bibliography of selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. (e-Publishing).

Spectrum Online (, a publication of the IEEE has a guest area for research. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure)

UC eScholarship Repository ( is a service of the of the California Digital Library. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual researchers at the University of California. (All)

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census ( profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level. (e-Business)

The U.S. Census Bureau Statistical Abstract of the United States ( contains current census data about the U.S. (e-Business)

U.S. CIA World Factbook ( The online version contains data through 2001. You can find information about countries, populations, flags, climate, political and social systems, and much more. (e-Business)

U.S. Government Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) ( is a resource for security-related information. The CERT Coordination Center (, located at Carnagie Mellon University, studies Internet security vulnerabilities, provides incident response services to sites that have been the victims of attack, and publishes security alerts. (e-Security)

U.S. GPO Access: Science and Technology ( a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to government reports and activities in science and technology. (All)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ( is the official U.S. web site for patent information. (All)

U.S. Small Business Administration - Business Planning ( provides business plan basics. (e-Business)

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Economic Research ( provides reports and statistics about small business. (e-Business)

The Web Services Interoperability Consortium (WS-I) (http:// is backed by IBM and Microsoft, and has worked on proprietary web services standards.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) ( is a consortium of over 400 organizations that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) for the Web. It is known as the guardian of Web technology and standards. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, Knowledge Representation & Search)

WSIndex ( is a resource site for web services and the semantic web. (Computing, Software & Infrastructure, Knowledge Representation & Search)

ZDNet ( has IT resources, primarily for enterprises. (All)

Dr. James E. Burke is a Principal in Burke Technology Services (BTS). BTS provides business assistance to startup technology companies, or organizations planning or integrating new technologies; develops and manages technology projects; performs technology evaluation and commercialization, and assists in technology-based economic development.

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