Category Archives: Library

Google Books Library Project

What’s the goal of this project? The Library Project’s aim is simple: make it easier for people to find relevant books – specifically, books they wouldn’t find any other way such as those that are out of print – while … Continue reading

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Exterior photo of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina library in Alexandria, Egypt. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina or Maktabat al-Iskandarīyah (English: Library of Alexandria; Arabic: مكتبة الإسكندرية‎) is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the … Continue reading

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Internet Archive: WayBack Machine

Internet Archive Coordinates: 37°46′56.3″N 122°28′17.65″W Internet Archive Type Digital library Founded 1996 Key people Brewster Kahle (Chairman) Website archive.org Alexa rank 230 (April 2011)[1] Available in English Internet Archive headquarters was in the Presidio, a former US military base in San … Continue reading

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Free Access to the Universal Library?

“The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, archi­tectural drawings, and other … Continue reading

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The Library

AS some of you know, earlier, I made reference to a new blogging place that I was working on that I may be moving too. The idea here is that the current blogging place called, “Dialogos of Eide” only reflects … Continue reading

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Update on Home

The home is accumulative attempt to incorporate some of the ideas of “less dependency” on natural gas and safeguards when we loose power. Over the years it has always been the effort to see if we could not free ourselves … Continue reading

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New Technological Freedoms in the Libraries.

Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.Ralph Waldo Emerson Trinity College Library, Dublin. (Photo: Candida Höfer.) See:In today’s Media, Has the Soul taken a Hiatus Don’t worry Mr. Chimpanzee, I … Continue reading

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There Be Dragons?

Map of North America from 1566 showing both Terra In Cognita and Mare In Cognito. Terra incognita (with “incognita” stressed on the second syllable) is the Latin term for “unknown land”, used in cartography for regions that have not been … Continue reading

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The Old One

This is what Einstein called God. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms—it … Continue reading

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ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE

The Encyclopedia of Life is a collaborative scientific effort led by the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Missouri Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium including the core institutions and also the … Continue reading

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