Category Archives: Books

New Books at MLRC

In addition to tons of apples, pears and acorn squash, GFU Libraries recently harvested a bumper crop of new books. Come on in and take a look at our latest acquisitions, or browse the titles online.  

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Librivox

Image via Wikipedia Find free audiobooks at Librivox where their goal is “to record all the books in the public domain”.

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Personalized Google Books Library

Create a personalized library on Google books, even add books from your own shelf.  Read more at Google’s My Library FAQ. Related articles Why Aren’t We Creating A National Digital Library? (techdirt.com) The model digital library branch: Reality or just … Continue reading

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National Book Critics Circle

National Book Critics Circle http://bookcritics.org/ Founded in 1974, the National Books Critics Circle is an organization that includes over 900 book reviewers who are “interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns.” The Circle offers … Continue reading

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Collectible Books of the Decade

Image via Wikipedia AbeBooks has compiled a list of the most collectible books of the decade (2000-2009). It’s amazing how much some of these are already worth. Check it out here. Related articles by Zemanta Season of the Lists (800ceoread.com)

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Cloud of Terms and Phrases

Google Book Search has added a new section in the overview page of some books called “Common Terms and Phrases”.  To view the overview page click on the “About this book” link below the title.  You will be able to … Continue reading

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Miniature Book Collection

University of North Texas Digital Collections: Miniature Book Collection http://digital.library.unt.edu/browse/department/rarebooks/mnbc/ Is it a recipe for moon tea you seek? Perhaps you’d like to learn more about the century that only had 99 years. It’s all here in the delightful Miniature … Continue reading

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Before Google

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

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The Living Book

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”.

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Improvements to Google Books

This month Google has released numerous improvements for searching, viewing, and navigating in Google Books.  Read the details and view screenshots in their blog.  And in case you haven’t noticed yet, our library catalog now shows Google Book previews for … Continue reading

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