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Join Distributed Proofreaders

Distributed Proofreaders provides a web-based method of easing the proofreading work associated with the creation of Project Gutenberg E-Texts. By breaking the work into individual pages many proofreaders can be working on the same book at the same time. This significantly speeds up the proofreading/E-Text creation process.


Great Books Search Engine

Bob Cox sent over a link to The Great Books Search Engine. This educational search engine specializes in scholarly materials related to Great Books, Women\'s Studies, and Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual literature, the related topics and files it uncovers may delight you. They say \"This engine actually gives you the results you need - assuming you are looking for intelligent information. \"


The Worthless Word of the Day

Aaron noticed The Worthless Word Of The Day Site. Each day they point out a "obscure, abstruse and/or recondite word".
There's also a Full List.


Reading Is Fundamental

Ender poited the way to Reading Is Fundamental, a program that develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read regularly.
RIF programs provided 15 million new, free books and other essential literacy resources to nearly 5 million children. Last year, RIF celebrated its 35th anniversary and the milestone of placing more than 200 million books in the hands and homes of children most at risk of educational failure.


Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog

If you haven't stopped by Charles W Bailey's Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog lately, you really should.He does a fantastic job of pointing to stories (in print and on the web) of interest to anyone in our field.


Several good links

Aaron Tunn writes:

Hi Blake -
Just a few websites of interest:
Where technology and libraries meet
Australian web & business Directory
Website by Steve Cohen
Library Humour

I\'m guessing most of you know LibraryStuff since Steve Cohen works here, but these are all good to know.


Dewey Mentioned at memepool

The website memepool is probably nothing new to the readers of LIS News.However, yesterday someone posted some links about good ol\' Melvil, including this link which should be familiar to attentive LIS News readers.


BNF turned into giant computer screen

dchud writes \"The Bibliothèque nationale de France has been turned into a giant computer screen. The live video stream is enthralling: a 520 pixel display with several levels of greyscale. It\'s brought to you by the good people at Blinkenlights, and the installation is called Arcade. Considering the BNF\'s design, this is perhaps the most exciting e-ink project i\'ve ever seen. :) \"


The Infography online reference resource

SomeOne writes \"Should librarians use college professors rather than search engines to guide the search for information? Professors are posting citations to superlative sources about their subject specialties at The Infography.
It\'s a treasure trove for reference and acquisition librarians. Not surprisingly, most of the research recommendations are to books and journals rather than to web sites. \"

Their info page says \"This reference tool enables a student, librarian, or teacher to identify superlative sources of information about a subject of inquiry, viewed through the lens of expert opinion. The subject specialists who select the citations published in The Infography are professors and other scholars who know the literature about their subjects of expertise, who know which information sources are seminal for research.\"


Profile America from the U.S. Census Bureau

An Unknown Contributor writes:
For your daily fix of American trivia (and, no, it\'s not *that* kind of profiling)...

\"Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes from key events, observances or commemorations for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.\"



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