Out of Isolation and Onto the Internet by the Year 2000
Rocky Ridge Day School, deep in the interior of the
Navajo Reservation in Arizona, is so remote it can only receive
radio telephone service. The Bureau of Indian Affairs funds isolated
schools like Rocky Ridge on 63 reservations over America. Can 51,000
American Indian children in these schools be online in time for
the next century?
MAC Is the Answer! What Is the Question?
you have questions about exporting goods to other countries? Welcome
to Market Access and Compliance (MAC
On-Line), formerly the Global Export Market Information System
(GEMS). This totally revised site provides your company the fullest
range of information on accessing foreign markets. MAC now features
the Trade Compliance Center with a trade agreement database. If
you have questions that MAC can't answer, just send an e-mail and
the Market and Compliance staff in the International Trade Administration
will find the answer for you.
Digital Maps: An Idea Whose Time Had
US Geological Survey's highly-regarded topographic "quad" maps have
been used for everything from determining a dam site to planning
a bird watching trip. It takes 55,000 maps to cover the continental
United States. It took the USGS several decades of work to produce
this many maps, finishing in 1993. They are wonderful, but they
are expensive to produce or revise. Besides, a growing customer
segment wanted digital maps they could display on computer monitors.
It took the agency less than two and a half years to scan these
maps. Now they are selling well in a new medium--CDs, with 67 maps
on each one. The disks have a multitude of uses, including helping
monitor clean-up work in the Fargo, ND, area following the 1998
Makers of MEDLINE Now Bring You MEDLINEplus
definitely beats "take two aspirin and call me in the morning."
The National Library of Medicine--the world's largest medical library--believes
you will be a better patient if you know more about your illnesses
and health problems. NLM has announced a new project to answer your
medical questions. Thirty-nine public library organizations with
more than 200 locations in nine states and the District of Columbia
will take part in a pilot project featuring MEDLINEplus, an easy-to-understand
website resource for the public. The site includes MEDLINE--the
world's largest database of peer-reviewed information--as well as
links to self-help groups, access to the National Institutes of
Health consumer health information, clearinghouses, health-related
organizations, and clinical trials.
New Website Helps You Navigate
Federal Hiring System
with downsizing in recent years, Uncle Sam is still the nation's
largest employer. To get the public's work done, the government
hires all kinds of people--pharmacists, forest rangers, economists,
lawyers, geologists, warehouse workers, teachers, you name it. Because
our government has many different agencies with different kinds
of jobs to be done, its hiring system can be daunting indeed. The
Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has
put together a website to help you find your way. You'll find valuable
job hunting information, personnel regulations, job search tools,
aids to writing resumes, supplemental forms, and cover letters,
and links to thousands of current job vacancies throughout the government.
You can even experience the ease of completing an online Optional
Form 612 to apply for a job.
Out of Isolation
and Onto the Internet
MAC Is the Answer!
Navigate the Federal
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