Google Books

The Man Who Tried to Read All the Books in the World

One man’s quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of ‘big data’ and our …

Libraries

Find a Wealth of Great Books Online for Free

01 of 06<p>Project Gutenberg is an online collection of more than 25,000 public domain books. Started in 1971 with the Declaration of Independence, …

Istanbul's Libraries: A Refuge in Uncertain Times - BLARB

Last month, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced that the number of public library memberships in Turkey increased by 24.1 percent in 2016, …

Books

Comment on Kobo Re-Releases the Aura One With 32GB Storage by Henry Wood

p.s. How could I forget?(Sorry to reply to my own post … )Last week I wanted to re-read a book that I already owned in paperback format. (I have …

Publishing

Some secret strategies for serious searchers

I designed and currently teach a course called Search and the Information Landscape. What I love about the course is getting my graduate students to …

Google Scholar

Heritage Travel - Where To Start?

People travel for different reasons – leisure, entertainment, knowledge, work. That list seems so simple, but travel is rarely simple, and when you …

Genealogy

Retrotechtacular: Weather Station Kurt

Sometimes when researching one Hackaday story we as writers stumble upon the one train of thought that leads to another. So it was with a recent look …

Canadian History

Who knows the encryption device ACP 212?

<i>Encryption technology of the Cold War is a very interesting, yet also difficult topic. Much of the relevant information is still classified. This is</i> …

Chose

[BOOK] Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation – Google Books

While virtual reality (VR) has influenced fields as varied as gaming, archaeology, and the visual arts, some of its most promising applications come …

Virtual Reality

Why Is It So Goddamned Hard to Make a Living as a Writer Today?

By Douglas Preston Reprinted from the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of the Authors Guild Bulletin.Doug Preston was the keynote speaker at the inaugural …

Publishing

Intellectual Property Laws: Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

<i>The excesses of IP law are now a serious obstacle to innovation and economic growth.</i><p>In the rogues’ gallery of regulatory rent-seeking, copyright and …

Chicago Booth

Google Books Homework Activity Sheets

Students will require internet access. This is a simple starter activity that students can do whilst waiting for others to log in. …

Education (UK)

Google search on mobile is getting tabs for better results for movies and TV

Google just made search results a lot more useful.<p>The company is giving its mobile search results a new look, with a new set of tabs that show more …

Google

Advice From Around the Globe in the Age of Trump - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

“Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times“<br>A book edited by Carolina De Robertis<p>“Rules for Resistance: Advice From Around the …

Liberal View

The Fake-News Fallacy

Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.<p>On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio. Aliens had landed just down the road, a newscaster announced, and were …

Culture

What Your Teacher Is Really Thinking When They Read Your Paper

I struggled with writing papers as a student, but then one day I became an instructor and had to <i>read</i> this garbage. Geez, guys.<p>Photo from Don …

Writing

What's behind the dramatic spike in swearing in books?

A new study finds a 'dramatic' increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years.<p>August 17, 2017 —“There are 400,000 words in the …

George Carlin

American books are getting swearier

Psych scholars from San Diego State and U Georgia used Google Books to systematically explore the growth of swear-words in published American …

George Carlin

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google …

Humanities

Study Proves Literature Has More Swear Words Than Ever Before

Readers are a dadblame heck of a lot more likely to encounter cusses in contemporary booksLady, we can all see what you’re doing. (Credit)Get ready …

Literature

Books in America are full of swear words: the more recent, the more profane

It's not just your @#%& imagination: American books have gotten a lot more profane over the last six decades, according to a study led by a San Diego State University psychology professor.<p>A team of scholars reports that there's been a “dramatic” increase in curse words in American literature since …

George Carlin

Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament: Whose Right is it anyway?

Imagine that you are a music composer. You are commissioned by a broadcaster to write the theme music for a television show which becomes a hit: a</i> …

South Africa

In The Digital Era If It Hasn't Been Digitized Does It Even Exist?

Earlier this month a call to action crossed my desk about proposed cuts to the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Library that would dramatically reduce its staff levels and researcher access to its physical collections. One line in particular struck me regarding the modern interplay between physical …

Humanities

Using Google for research

Advice to help you optimise use of Google Scholar, Google Books and Google for your research and study.<p>Google Scholar<p>Use Google Scholar to find …

Genealogy

What You Should Read, Watch and Listen to For Better Business Ideas

Original ideas are an entrepreneur's best friend. Increase your popularity with these tips.<p>The more you know about the world, the easier it is to come up with ideas to change the world. For entrepreneurs, a truly world changing idea only comes along once in awhile. But, the more ideas you have, the …

Bill Gates

Using Hathitrust to Search 1,000 Historical Newspapers for Free

Source: hathitrust.orgThe Hathitrust Digital Library is a magnificent site to find all kinds of digitized information. Like Google Books in a way and …

People who write in library books

As part of the research for my book, I have borrowed a huge number of books from my university library. Many of them are decades old, sometimes going …

Libraries

How To Make Google Work For You

If you blog or write for social media, you probably use Google more than most people do. It’s worth your while getting to know how to use it to make …

Writing

Prosciutto Topped Cucumber Crostini

Prosciutto Topped Cucumber CrostiniSometimes when you feel like eating a huge crostini with delicious cheese and charcuterie (maybe like this one we …

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There is no TV show that quite makes use of fast moving, high level, intellectual bantering as “Frasier”. Perhaps one of the most successful spinoffs …

Christopher Nolan