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Monthly Archives: July 2009
While Google may be the most eminent pursuer of open access to books with its ambitious Library Project, it is not the first. Libraries started doing this before Google and while some libraries have partnered with Google, hundreds of other … Continue reading
The Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education now has an open access policy that will make research publications available to the public through ERIC within 12 months of publication. Read more in the post, Does the … Continue reading
British Museum: London 1753 http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/britain/london_1753/london_1753.aspx When the world was two and a half centuries younger, the British Museum was founded in London. That sprawling city on the Thames was fast becoming a major world capital, and visitors with a penchant … Continue reading
Tweet from GFU’s Robin Ashford, Reference and Distance Services Librarian: Open source, collaborative, viral, interactive, convergent & dynamic-The Living Book http://tinyurl.com/nk3jol “This can be the future”.
Kansas University is the first public university to offer free online public access to their institution’s scholarly research. They join several private universities in using a new online system that makes this possible. Read more at LJWorld.
Search Tip: There is a new “Search by Author” feature available on Google News. If you spot an article with a reporter’s byline, click the name to bring up other articles by that person. Another way to find news articles … Continue reading
Barnes and Noble has purchased eReader.com, a popular online bookstore, and is pricing their books as low as Amazon plus kicking in a little extra incentive with a rewards program. Read more in the post by Ed Hansberry on the … Continue reading
The fourth annual World Ebook Fair begins July 4th and runs through August 4th. What does this mean for you? Free ebooks, about 2 million free ebooks. That’s right, you can download them to your computer and in some cases … Continue reading
Just a reminder that the library will be closed July 3-5. Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!
As a library patron you are most likely familiar with the well known biographical Who’s Who series by Marquis. These databases, provided by libraries around the country, are available only by paid subscription. Marquis is now offering a free online … Continue reading