Monthly Archives: April 2013

Will Google “retire” Google Books too?

A few days ago I received an email message from Google; or, to be more precise, from one of its many children, the one named Google Affiliate Network.  They were writing to let me know that Google now feels it has better things to do and will be closing GAN at … Continue reading

Posted in Google, Libraries | Tagged | 1 Comment

viaLibri User Guide: Translation (2)

There was a second translation-related  inquiry that I mentioned in my previous post, and I now finally have a chance to return to that unfinished thread.  The question was similar to others I receive from time to time.  It read… I would like to purchase … Continue reading

Posted in International Book Buying, viaLibri, viaLibri User Guide | Tagged | Leave a comment

viaLibri User Guide: Translation

Yesterday, as I was ruminating over suitable subjects for my next blog post, I received, out of the blue, two email inquiries that related to different aspects of the same larger issue: how to deal with the unavoidably multi-lingual nature … Continue reading

Posted in viaLibri | Tagged | Leave a comment

Two hundred years and still searching.

I received an email the other day from one of my favorite librarians at one of my favorite libraries.  The original cause for writing is unimportant, but on a cold gray day I got a big boost out of something that was mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Libraries, Libribot, Rare Books, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Let the wild blogging begin….

Welcome to my blog. It is newly launched, and I am happy that you have found it. I will do my best to reward your attention, but a word of warning may first be in order:  this will not be your customary bibliocentric blog.  Entertaining literary anecdotes and photos … Continue reading

Posted in Shameless self-promotion, viaLibri | 2 Comments