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Neotake: Your ebook search engine Perseus Digital Library Internet Archive: A Future for Books -- BookServer The widespread success of digital reading devices has proven that the world is ready to read books on screens. As the audience for digital books grows, we can evolve from an environment of single devices connected to single sources into a distributed system where readers can find books from sources across the Web to read on whatever device they have. Publishers are creating digital versions of their popular books, and the library community is creating digital archives of their printed collections. The BookServer is a growing open architecture for vending and lending digital books over the Internet. Who Benefits? Authors find wider distribution for their work.Publishers both big and small can distribute books directly to readers.Book sellers find new and larger audiences for their products.Device makers can offer access to millions of books instantly.Libraries can continue to loan books in the way that patrons expect.Readers get universal access to all knowledge. Developers?

Skull-A-Day 4 Top Tools for Visualizing Search Results Graphical and visual search engines are always interesting to me as alternatives to Google. I find that for certain types of searches, especially if I’m say, researching new hardware technology, or scanning headlines that happen to come from unusual sources, the extremely text-heavy way in which Google returns results can be sub-optimal. In this post, you’ll find four good tools that provide useful, offbeat approaches to visual searches. Last year, I covered Viewzi and Redzee, both of which provide unusual and often useful visual search returns. Viewzi lets you view graphical search results from many different angles. Since covering these two visual search engines, I’ve become particularly reliant on Viewzi. AltSearchEngines has a good video tour up of SearchMe. Finally, one of the best tools in the category of video search that I’ve found is a Firefox extension called VideoSurf.

Free Books : Download & Streaming : Ebook and Texts Archive : Internet Archive Additional collections of scanned books, articles, and other texts (usually organized by topic) are presented here. The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. Books contributed by the Internet Archive. Free books for the  people with disabilities that impact reading. Books in this collection may be borrowed by logged in patrons. This library of books, audio, video, and other materials from and about India is curated and maintained by Public Resource. Uploads from the general users of ARCHIVE.ORG related to Islamic culture, studies and related subjects. Texts with language specifed as arabic OR ara Collection of texts by language. by Internet Archive Canada Welcome to the Canadian Libraries page. The Magazine Rack is a collection of digitized magazines and monthly publications. Periodical publications including magazines, trade magazines, and journals.

Great Books and Classics - Welcome About the Kresge Engineering Library - UC Berkeley The services and collection of the Kresge Engineering Library support the research and teaching programs of the College of Engineering. We are located in 110 Bechtel Engineering Center. » campus map The Engineering Library collects electronic and print materials for research and study in the core subject areas of bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, offshore engineering, operations research, and nuclear engineering. Chemical engineering materials are collected by the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library. The Library has electronic access to about 4,500 engineering-related journals and continues to subscribe to a number of core print titles. Electronic books from major publishers are a significant and growing part of the collection. Many donors have made contributions toward the acquisition of research materials.

Blogging Houseplant Midori-San Blogging Houseplant Midori-San Blogging houseplants? I knew that, on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog - but a plant? (Midori-san the blogging houseplant) Kamakura-based IT company KAYAC Co., Ltd. has developed a sophisticated botanical interface system that lets plants post their thoughts online. The plant "corresponds" via an interface system consisting of surface potential biosensors to read the weak bioelectric current flowing across the surface of the leaves. (Typical blogpost from Midori-san the blogging houseplant) Visitors can give Midori-san a bit of fluorescent light - just click the "Give Light to Midori-San" link, natch. I don't have a specific science-fictional reference for a blogging house plant. Dr. Maybe we shouldn't start plants blogging... Via Pink Tentacle. Scroll down for more stories in the same category. Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy. | Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit | Would you like to contribute a story tip? Current News

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