USA Today has selected the U-M Documents Center Web site, Americas War Against Terrorism, as one of the news sources Hot Sites.
The site can be accessed at www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/usterror.html.
The page contains links to a broad range of information, from news media around the world, to Afghanistan to counter-terrorism measures and volunteer opportunities. According to the USAToday.com Web Guide, the University of Michigan Documents Center is an all-encompassing portal to online information about terrorism and the Sept. 11 attacks. Subject categories include research studies, related Web links, international organizations and special news reports.
Grace York, coordinator of the Documents Center, began organizing and populating the site soon after the attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The page was made available Sept. 16.
We are delighted that others outside the University are using the site, said York. The Web page was developed with the intention of helping students who are writing papers this semester. Library staff noticed the class assignments almost immediately after the attacks.
The Hot Sites are selected and reviewed by the USA Today technology editor, Sam Vincent Meddis. He bases his decisions on a variety of criteria including sites that are newsworthy, designed in an interesting manner, or those that contain unusual or unexpected content. Only the relative few that seem superior and make for an interesting mix of sites on a particular day are chosen.
To view a list of USA Todays hot sites, go to www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/2001/10/09/hotsites.htm.
For more information about the University Librarys Documents Center, call (734) 764-0410 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.