Category Archives: viaLibri

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

Posted in Book Searching, Libraries, Technology & Bookselling, viaLibri | Leave a comment

viaLibri profiled in Business Weekly, demonstrating that the future of paper is still secure.

Business Weekly (“The Voice of Europe’s Innovation Capital – The East of England”) has just published an article about viaLibri. It always feels a bit odd seeing yourself through the prism of other people’s interests and world view.  This was no … Continue reading

Posted in Digitization, The future of Books, viaLibri | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Searching, Libraries, Rare Books, viaLibri | Leave a comment

viaLibri adds ISBN searching. Please ignore.

You may have noticed that a new feature has been introduced with viaLibri’s latest update. It is something many people have asked for. Most thought it should have been included a long time ago.  As in, from the beginning.  I resisted for many years, but have finally capitulated. … Continue reading

Posted in viaLibri, viaLibri User Guide | Leave a comment

May we please have our description back?

Plagiarism has been in the air lately.  Its latest draft blows our way from a recent report in the Guardian about an award-winning poet whose award-winning poem (with many others) turns out to have been written by someone else.  And he wasn’t even the first prize-winning … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright, Google, Rare Books, viaLibri | 10 Comments

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

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