Kevin Bondelli’s YD Blog posted “80 Online Resources For Book Lovers”: Social Networking for Book Lovers 1. LibraryThing is probably my favorite book-related resource on the web. I use it to catalog my personal library, as well as discover new books, find people with similar reading interests, discuss books, and more. Membership is free for [...]
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Hey v, I’m sure by now you’ve read The Boston Globe’s cover business article yesterday about digitizing children’s books at the Boston Public Library. I couldn’t help thinking about you while I learned about the efforts to digitize rare, old, and fragile children’s books from the collection in order to share them online via the [...]
I can’t remember now where I first saw this list of free wifi spots in Denver, Colorado, but I know I first discovered it while reading through lots of info about the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference there, June 2-7. The list has lots of other cities, too. Very useful.
A few days ago, someone on Newslib suggested using the Economic Research Institute’s Web site to find the tax forms non-profits file called 990s. It looks like ERI specializes in the salaries of non-profit executives, but some data from 990 forms are included on the Web site for free.
Rich’s string of cool posts is enough to get me to stop writing about BarCamp Boston 2. The Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities launched a new site this week with lots of content from American newspapers: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Beta). (Gotta love the beta. When something gets to omega, [...]
Catching up on my reading of Garrett’s Library News and Notes brought me to an issue so full of excellent content, I’m tempted to blog each one. I’m going to be lazy, though, and suggest you go read it yourself. A few teasers: If the Academic Library Ceased to Exist, Would We Have to Invent [...]
After the intense, team project I was working on this weekend was finished, I heard a lot of griping from people about how difficult it was for many of the teams to locate a specific piece of information via Google. My team had at least two librarians on it. No one asked me for help [...]
Garrett’s Library News and Notes from a few weeks ago includes the Best Free Reference Sites of 2006, as gathered by the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Some links, like Web MD and Merriam-Webster, are sites people might expect to be on the list. There are several that are new to [...]
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, one of the major attacks by foreign invaders in the minds of many Americans. Here are a few Internet sites for the occasion: *Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 from the US Navy *Naval Station Pearl Harbor, also from the US Navy *Remembering Pearl [...]
Batgirl is a librarian, so this post isn’t too far of a stretch, is it? Autoblog, a popular blog about automobiles, has a bit about the Batmobile. It’s really awesome. Thanks, Lincoln!