Category Archives: Libraries

Two New Libraries Added To viaLibri’s Quick Query Library Search.

On Wednesday I added two more libraries to the viaLibri library search page: The German National Library (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek to be precise) and the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The first of these is, well, … Continue reading

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The new USTC site.

Yesterday a helpful user brought to my attention the newly updated website for USTC (Universal Short Title Catalogue) which was just launched 4 days ago.  For those unfamiliar with the project, its mission is to compile a “collective  database” of all European printed books from … Continue reading

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Latest News in Girolamini Library Scandal

Those who have been following the Girolamini Library scandal may find interest in the press release received this morning and copied below, without comment:   Statement issued by the Munich auction house ZISSKA & SCHAUER dated 10 August 2013 addressed … Continue reading

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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

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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

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