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Diverse Books: Review A Book Today

Need some ideas for new books? Check out Write and read reviews and news on a wide ranges of books.


Wikipedia: The know-it-all Web site

CNN Has A Story featuring Wikipedia, they describe as a free encyclopedia logging over 140,000 articles sent in by people from all over the world.

What is unique is that, not only is it free and easy to use, it also allows users to go in and edit an entry.
Wiki comes from the Hawaiian term for "quick." And like a Web log, it's a fast and easy way to publish online. But unlike a Web log, which typically publishes a single voice, a Wiki is the collective work of many writers.


CDRI: Digital resources for the study of religion

Someone submitted a link to Digital resources for the study of religion "The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. "


Dangpow is back

Abigail writes: "Dangpow, the host hosting Rory Litwin's, Katia Roberto's site (as well as her RADCAT-L listserv), my (and associates) and assorted other interesting things is back after a brief but chilling hiatus. Hooray!
(Maybe that's only news to me, but I thought I'd give it a shot...)"


Directory of Open Access Journals is Now Online

The Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages.
The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. All subject areas and languages will be covered.

Spotted by Gary.


Check Out

NoOne writes " is a collection of websites that provide basic information about a wide range of topics - like a library!

All websites are reviewed by librarians, and are accurate, up-to-date and easy to use. "

Topic: offers paperback rentals via the Web

Jen Young tells us that provides a service similar to Netflix, but for books instead of DVDs. Users pay a flat monthly fee to rent a fixed number of paperback books, with no due dates or late fees. From the New York Times: But couldn't readers just go to a library?"You can't beat the price of the library," [Doug Ross, president and chief executive
] explained. "But we have the titles people want and the convenience for those who, for whatever reason, don't go to the library," for example, readers who are homebound or live in rural areas.Read the full NYT article. (free registration required, scroll down to "Rent a Book" header)


You too can stalk the Wild Librarian

Jen Young spotted a nice Long List Of Librarian Listservers put together by The Catty Librarian. There's also a really cute picture of Parker Posey.


Get Your Project Gutenberg 'Best Of' CD

Yonan writes "The Project Gutenberg 'Best Of' CD contains a set of electronic books, or eBooks, from Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest all-electronic information providers on the Internet. Project Gutenberg is committed to producing freely available literature in multiple formats and languages and has more than 7000 titles available.

The eBooks on the CD consist mainly of text and HTML files, with a few movie files. As for any reading material, Project Gutenberg recommends that children receive guidance from adults in determining what books are appropriate for them.



Gutenberg Radio - Public Domain Audiobooks

Slashdot Pointed The Way to Gutenberg Radio. On these broadcast channels, you can hear the Gutenberg Library, hosted at, and anything else the Gutenberg family cares to share with its public.



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