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You can visit Outernet to learn more at www.outernet.is Congratulations to Outernet on Launch Day! * New eBook listings from September 2014 ~ ~ ~ ~ Posting Dates for the below eBooks: 1 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014 ~ ~ ~ ~ TITLE and AUTHOR ETEXT NO. Little Nobody, by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller 46958 Niccolò de' Lapi, by Massimo D'Azeglio 46957 [Subtitle: ovvero i Palleschi e i Piagnoni] [Language: Italian] Ned, the son of Webb, by William O. Stoddard 46956 [Subtitle: What he did.] [Illustrator: Victor A. Searles] Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, by Various 46955 [Subtitle: No. 687, February 24, 1877] [Editors: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] The Story of Siena and San Gimignano, by Edmund G. Gardner 46954 [Illustrator: Helen M. James] A History of Champagne, by Henry Vizetelly 46953 [Subtitle: With Notes on the Other Sparkling Wines of France] The Adventures of Old Man Coyote, by Thornton W. Burgess 46952 [Illustrator: Harrison Cady] The Adventures of Bobby Coon, by Thornton W. Burgess 46951 [Illustrator: Harrison Cady] The Adventures of Bob White, by Thornton W. Burgess 46950 [Illustrator: Harrison Cady] Chats on Costume, by G. Woolliscroft Rhead 46949 The Johnstown Flood, by Richard K. Fox 46948 [Subtitle: The Disaster which Eclipsed History] The Lives of the Saints, Vol. 1 of 16, by Sabine Baring-Gould 46947 Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico, by John M. Corbett 46946 [Subtitle: NPS Historical Handbook No. 36, 1962] Rich Man, Poor Man, by Maximilian Foster 46945 [Illustrator: F. R. Gruger] The Golden Maiden, by A. G. Seklemian 46944 [Subtitle: and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia] [Illustrators: Ella Dolbear and Elizabeth Geary] Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 427, May, 1851, by Various 46943 Metapsychical Phenomena, by J. Maxwell 46942 [Subtitle: Methods and Observations] Storia delle cinque gloriose giornate di Milano nel 1848, 46941 by Antonio Vismara [Language: Italian] Stille Kämpfer, by Josephine Siebe 46940 [Subtitle: Roman] [Language: German] Die Welt in hundert Jahren, by Various 46939 [Editor: Arthur Brehmer] [Illustrator: Ernst Lübbert] [Language: German] The Works of Horace, With English Notes, by A. J. Macleane 46938 [Subtitle: Twentieth Edition] [Language: Latin] A Book of Cornwall, by Sabine Baring-Gould 46937 Een Bezoek aan de Philippijnsche Eilanden, by John Bowring 46936 [Language: Dutch] The Beaver, Vol. 1, February, 1921, No. 5, by Hudson's Bay Company 46935 Flower Children, by Elizabeth Gordon 46934 [Subtitle: The Little Cousins of the Field and Garden] [Illustrator: M. T. Ross] The Librarian at Play, by Edmund Lester Pearson 46933 Voyage en Orient, by Gérard de Nerval 46932 [Subtitle: Volume 2: Les nuits du Ramazan - De Paris à Cythère - Lorely] [Language: French] Voyage en Orient, by Gérard de Nerval 46931 [Subtitle: Volume 1: Les femmes de Caire - Druses et Maronites] [Language: French] Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, October 5, 1895, by Various 46930 [Editor: Francis Burnard] Totuus, by Émile Zola 46929 [Language: Finnish] Die Ursache, by Leonhard Frank 46928 [Subtitle: Erzählung] [Language: German] Life and marvelous adventures of Wild Bill, the Scout, by J. W. Buel 46927 [Subtitle: Being a true an exact history of all the sanguinary combats and hair-breadth escapes of the most famous scout and spy America ever produced] The Virgin in Judgment, by Eden Phillpotts 46926 The City of Auckland, by John Barr 46925 [Subtitle: New Zealand, 1840-1920] The Bronze Age and the Celtic World, by Harold Peake 46924 Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages, by Wilhelm Wägner 46923 Onnellinen prinssi, by Oscar Wilde 46922 [Subtitle: Ynnä muita kertomuksia] [Language: Finnish] The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal, by Blaise Pascal 46921 The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge, by Frank Gee Patchin 46920 [Subtitle: or, A Lucky Find in the Carolina Mountains] Die Höhe des Gefühls, by Max Brod 46919 [Subtitle: Ein Akt] [Language: German] Single Life, by John Baldwin Buckstone 46918 [Subtitle: A Comedy, in Three Acts] The Poem-Book of the Gael, by Various 46917 [Subtitle: Translations from Irish Gaelic Poetry into English Prose and Verse] [Editor: Eleanor Hull] L'Illustration, No. 1592, 30 Août 1873, by Various 46916 [Language: French] A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo Da Vinci 46915 Il libro di Don Chisciotte, by Edoardo Scarfoglio 46914 [Language: Italian] Egholm and his God, by Johannes Buchholtz 46913 Der Schwierige, by Hugo von Hofmannsthal 46912 [Subtitle: Lustspiel in drei Akten] [Language: German] Wonders of the Yellowstone, by James Richardson 46911 "Nuori Kotka" ja vanha metsästäjä, by James Fenimore Cooper 46910 [Language: Finnish] Bouvard and Pécuchet, part 2, by Gustave Flaubert 46909 [Subtitle: A Tragi-comic Novel of Bougeois Life, Vol. X] Gott betet, by Mechtild Lichnowsky 46908 [Language: German] Le Dragon Impérial, by Judith Gautier-Mendès 46907 [Language: French] Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX, by Joel Palmer 46906 [Subtitle: Palmer's Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains, 1845-1846] The Kentucky Warbler, by James Lane Allen 46905 The Vagrancy Problem, by William Harbutt Dawson 46904 [Subtitle: The Case for Measures of Restraint for Tramps, Loafers, and Unemployables] Das Lob der Narrheit, by Desiderius Erasmus 46903 [Illustrator: Holbein] [Language: German] Le dernier des commis voyageurs, by Louis Reybaud 46902 [Language: French] Giordano Bruno, by James Lewis McIntyre 46901 Racconti e novelle, by Antonio Ghislanzoni 46900 [Language: Italian] Dithyramben, by Iwan Goll 46899 [Language: German] La novellaja fiorentina, by Vittorio Imbriani 46898 [Subtitle: Fiabe e novelline stenografate in Firenze dal dettato popolare] [Language: Italian] Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, by Various 46897 [Subtitle: No. 686. February 17, 1877] [Editors: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] Beitrag zur Beurteilung der Lehren Machs, by Robert Musil 46896 [Subtitle: Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde] [Language: German ] Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, August 24, 1895, by Various 46895 [Editor: Francis Burnand] Volcanoes, by Robert I. Tilling 46894 How Paris Amuses Itself, by F. Berkeley Smith 46893 The Eternal Boy, by Owen Johnson 46892 [Subtitle: Being the Story of the Prodigious Hickey] Les chats, by Jules-François-Félix Husson, 46891 [Subtitle: Histoire. Moeurs. Observations. Anecdotes.] [Author a.k.a. Champfleury] [Language: French] Die Dinge, die unendlich uns umkreisen, by Eugen Roth 46890 [Language: German] Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution, by Agnes Arber 46889 [Subtitle: A Chapter in the History of Botany 1470-1670] Storia dei musulmani di Sicilia, Vol. II, by Michele Amari 46888 [Language: Italian] Storia dei musulmani di Sicilia, Vol. I, by Michele Amari 46887 [Language: Italian] Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, by Various 46886 [Subtitle: No. 685. February 10, 1877] [Editors: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, by Various 46885 [Subtitle: No. 684. February 3, 1877] [Editors: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions, by Carveth Read 46884 Goethe and Schiller, by L. Mühlbach 46883 [Subtitle: An Historical Romance] Der Besuch im Carcer, by Ernst Eckstein 46882 [Illustrator: G. Sundblad] [Language: German] Mijn verlustiging, by Willem Bilderdijk 46881 [Language: Dutch] Gerichtliche Leichen-Oeffnungen. Erstes Hundert, by Johann Ludwig Casper 46880 [Language: German] The Miner's Friend, by Thomas Savery 46879 [Subtitle: An Engine to Raise Water by Fire] Ueber die Arsenikvergiftung ihre Hülfe und gerichtliche Ausmittelung, 46878 by Samuel Hahnemann [Language: German] Glass, by Edward Dillon 46877 L'Illustration, No. 1591, 23 Août 1873, by Various 46876 [Language: French] Nuovi racconti, by Enrico Castelnuovo 46875 [Language: Italian] Naja tripudians, by Annie Vivanti 46874 [Language: Italian] Zum ewigen Frieden, by Immanuel Kant 46873 [Subtitle: Ein philosophischer Entwurf] [Language: German] The Putnam Hall Rivals, by Arthur M. Winfield 46872 [Subtitle: or, Fun and Sport Afloat and Ashore] Dixie Martin, by Grace May North 46871 [Subtitle: The Girl of Woodford's Cañon] [Illustrator: Elisabeth B. Warren] Oeuvres, vol. IV; Tableau du climat et du sol des États-Unis 46870 d'Amérique, Constantin-François de Chasseboe Volney [Language: French] The Royal Institution, by Bence Jones 46869 [Subtitle: Its Founder and First Professors] Reise nach dem skandinavischen Norden und der Insel Island 46868 im Jahre 1845. Erster Band, by Ida Pfeiffer [Language: German] Novelle e ghiribizzi, by Pietro Fanfani 46867 [Language: Italian] The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, by Thornton W. Burgess 46866 [Illustrator: Harrison Cady] War Days in Brittany, by Elsie Deming Jarves 46865 The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran, And His Man, 46864 Mark Antony O'Toole, by W. H. Maxwell [Illustrator: John Leech] Old-World Japan, by Frank Rinder 46863 [Subtitle: Legends of the Land of the Gods] [Illustrator: T. H. Robinson] Margareeta, by Santeri Ivalo 46862 [Subtitle: Historiallisia kertomuksia I] [Language: Finnish] The Runaway Donkey and Other Rhymes for Children, by Emilie Poulsson 46861 [Illustrator: L. J. Bridgman] O Napoleão de Notting Hill, by Gilbert K. Chesterton 46860 [Illustrator: W. Graham Robertson] [Language: Portuguese] Balzac, by Edgar Saltus 46859 Poems, Volume I of 3, by George Crabbe 46858 Sons of the Morning, by Eden Phillpotts 46857 Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III, by John Cleveland et al. 46856 Thomas Stanley, Henry King, Thomas Flatman and Nathaniel Whiting Under the Flag of France, by David Ker 46855 [Subtitle: A Tale of Bertrand du Guesclin] [Illustrator: Stanley L. Wood] Alaikäinen, by D von Vizin 46854 [Subtitle: Huvinäytelmä 5:ssä näytöksessä] [Language: Finnish] Le Morte Darthur, by Thomas Malory 46853 [Subtitle: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and his Noble Knights of the Round Table] The Hills of Desire, by Richard Aumerle Maher 46852 The Preservation of Antiquities, by Friedrich Rathgen 46851 [Subtitle: A Handbook for Curators] [Translators: George A. Auden and Harold A. Auden] The Motor Boys on the Wing, by Clarence Young 46850 [Subtitle: Or, Seeking the Airship Treasure] Animal Life of the British Isles, by Edward Step 46849 [Subtitle: A Pocket Guide to the Mammals, Reptiles and Batrachians of Wayside and Woodland] [Illustrator: W. J. Stokoe] The Races of Man, by Joseph Deniker 46848 [Subtitle: An Outline of Anthropology and Ethnography] Il duca d'Atene, by Niccolò Tommaseo 46847 [Language: Italian] Mysteries of Police and Crime, by Arthur Griffiths 46846 Zwei Erzählungen, by Oskar Baum 46845 [Subtitle: Der Geliebte. Unwahrscheinliches Gerücht vom Ende eines Volksmanns] [Language: German] Murgrönan, by Fredrika Wilhelmina Carstens 46844 [Language: Swedish] Conversazioni critiche, by Giosuè Carducci 46843 [Language: Italian] Un jardin sur l'Oronte, by Maurice Barrès 46842 [Language: French] Rejected of Men, by Howard Pyle 46841 [Subtitle: A Story of Today] Die Nackten, by Alfred Wolfenstein 46840 [Subtitle: Eine Dichtung] [Language: German] The Heart of Wessex, by Sidney Heath 46839 [Illustrator: E. W. Haslehurst] The Isle of Man, by Joseph E. Morris 46838 A Propos de l'Assommoir, by Édouard Rod 46837 [Language: French] Mechanical Devices in the Home, by Edith Louise Allen 46836 Impressioni d'America, by Giuseppe Giacosa 46835 [Language: Italian] Evolution, by Joseph Le Conte 46834 [Subtitle: Its nature, its evidence, and its relation to religious thought] Hector Graeme, by Evelyn Brentwood 46833 L'Illustration, No. 0067, 8 Juin 1844, by Various 46832 [Language: French] Empörung + Andacht, Ewigkeit, by Max Herrmann-Neiße 46831 [Language: German] The Roadmender, by Michael Fairless 46830 [Illustrator: Will F. Taylor] Punch, Or the London Charivari, Vol. 148, January 6, 1915, by Various 46829 [Editor: Francis Bernand] Le livre de Jade, by Judith Gautier 46828 [Language: French] The Book of Jade, by Judith Gautier 46827 Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, December 29, 1894, by Various 46826 [Editor: Francis Bernand] Egyptian Birds, by Charles Whymper 46825 [Subtitle: For the most part seen in the Nile Valley] De profundis, by Oscar Wilde 46824 [Language: Finnish] Ten Years in India, by W. J. D. Gould 46823 [Subtitle: Ten Years in India, in the 16th Queen's Lancers, and Three Years in South Africa, in the Cape Corps Levies] Souvenir Album of the Great European War, by Anonymous 46822 [Subtitle: With Pictorial Maps of the Battlegrounds] Seeing and Hearing, by George W. E. Russell 46821 Experiments and Observations Relative to the Influence 46820 Lately Discovered by M. Galvani and Commonly Called Animal Electricity, by Richard Fowler Voimaihminen, by Joseph Conrad 46819 [Subtitle: Vaiheita Chilen vapaussodasta] [Language: Finnish] Rivers of Great Britain. The Thames, from Source to Sea, by Anonymous 46818 Die Schlüssel des Himmelreichs, by August Strindberg 46817 [Subtitle: Sankt Peters Wanderung auf Erden] [Language: German] Punch, Or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, December 8, 1894, by Various 46816 [Editor: Francis Burnand] William Oughtred, by Florian Cajori 46815 [Subtitle: A great Seventeenth-Century Teacher of Mathematics] Gypsy Flight, by Roy J. Snell 46814 [Subtitle: A Mystery Story for Girls] The Romance of the Woods, by F. J. Whishaw 46813 A History of Police in England, by W. L. Melville Lee 46812 Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Art, by Various 46811 [Subtitle: No. 683. January 27, 1877] [Editors: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] Punch, Or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, November 24, 1894, by Various 46810 Six Major Prophets, by Edwin Emery Slosson 46809 Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 of 2, 46808 by William Denison Lyman [Subtitle: Embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties] Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 of 2, 46807 by William Denison Lyman [Subtitle: Embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties] Punch, Or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, November 17, 1894, by Various 46806 Die Gedichte von Sommer und Tod, by Ernst Blass 46805 [Language: German] Bentley's Miscellany, Vol. II, by Various 46804 Diary of Richard Cocks, Vol. I, by Richard Cocks 46803 [Subtitle: Cape-Merchant in the English Factory in Japan 1615-1622 with Correspondence] Biotic Associations of Cockroaches, by Louis M. Roth and Edwin R. Willis 46802 The Hardy Country, by Charles G. Harper 46801 [Subtitle: Literary landmarks of the Wessex Novels] The Legendary History of the Cross, by John Ashton 46800 [Subtitle: A Series of Sixty-four Woodcuts from a Dutch Book Published by Veldener, A.D. 1483] [Illustrator: Veldener] The Pioneer Boys of the Columbia, by Harrison Adams 46799 [Subtitle: or In the Wilderness of the Great Northwest] [Illustrator: Walter S. Rogers] The Pioneer Boys of the Yellowstone, by Harrison Adams 46798 [Subtitle: or Lost in the Land of Wonders] [Illustrator: Walter S. Rogers] The Pioneer Boys on the Missouri, by Harrison Adams 46797 [Subtitle: or In the Country of the Sioux] [Illustrator: Walter S. Rogers] The Pioneer Boys on the Mississippi, by Harrison Adams 46796 [Subtitle: or The Homestead in the Wilderness] [Illustrator: H. Richard Boehm] The Pioneer Boys on the Great Lakes, by Harrison Adams 46795 [Subtitle: or On the Trail of the Iroquois] [Illustrator: Charles Livingston Bull] The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio, by Harrison Adams 46794 [Subtitle: or Clearing the Wilderness] [Illustrator: Charles Livingston Bull] Clown, the Circus Dog, by A. Vimar 46793 Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 107, November 10, 1894, by Various 46792 A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. 12 of 15, 46791 by Robert Dodsley A History of Bohemian Literature, by Count Lützow 46790 Rubber, by Edith A. Browne 46789 The Story of the "Britannia", by E. P. Statham 46788 [Subtitle: The training ship for naval cadets. With some account of previous methods of naval education, and of the new scheme of 1903] Grapes of wrath, by Boyd Cable 46787 Why I Believe in Poverty, by Edward Bok 46786 [Subtitle: As the richest experience that can come to a Boy] Ylös helvetistä, by Konrad Lehtimäki 46785 [Subtitle: Romaani] [Language: Finnish] Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 107, October 27th, 1894, Various 46784 Early Scenes in Church History, by Various 46783 [Subtitle: Eighth Book of the Faith-Promoting Series] The Vintage, by Edward Frederic Benson 46782 [Subtitle: A Romance of the Greek War of Independence] [Illustrator: George Percy Jacomb-Hood] Aus den Tiefen des Weltmeeres, by Carl Chun 46781 [Subtitle: Schilderungen von der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition] [Language: German] Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, by Various 46780 [Subtitle: No. 682, January 20, 1877] [Editor: William Chambers and Robert Chambers] Pottery and porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia 46779 exhibition of 1876, by Charles Wyllys Elliott Die Mumie von Rotterdam, Zweiter Theil, by Georg Döring 46778 [Language: German] Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought, by Horace Fletcher 46777 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69, No. 425, March, 1851, 46776 by Various Tea Drinking in 18th-Century America: Its Etiquette and Equipage, 46775 by Rodris Roth [Subtitle: United States National Museum Bulletin 225, Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology Paper 14, pages 61-91, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1961] The Mission of Poubalov, by Frederick Russell Burton 46774 Pietro Mascagni, by Giannotto Bastianelli 46773 [Language: Italian] Across Iceland, by William Bisiker 46772 Comentarios a la Constitucion de los Estados Unidos 46771 de América, by James Kent [Language: Spanish] 'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914, by Maurice Genevoix 46770 Flower o' the Heather, by Robert William Mackenna 46769 [Subtitle: A Story of the Killing Times] Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare 46768 [Language: Latin] Die Bekanntschaft auf der Reise, by Charlotte von Ahlefeld 46767 [Language: German] A Night in the Luxembourg, by Remy De Gourmont 46766 L'Illustration, No. 0066, 1 Juin 1844, by Various 46765 [Language: French] The Birds of Washington, Vol. 1 of 2, by William Leon Dawson 46764 and John Hooper Bowles [Subtitle: A complete, scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state] [Illustrator: Allan Brooks] Michael Faraday, by Walter Jerrold 46763 [Subtitle: Man of Science] Bessie and Her Friends, by Joanna Hooe Mathews 46762 The Wheat Princess, by Jean Webster 46761 Hints to Servants, by An Upper Servant 46760 [Subtitle: Being a Poetical and Modernised Version of Dean Swift's Celebrated "Directions to Servants"] [Illustrator: Kenny Meadows] Philosophic Nights In Paris, by Remy De Gourmont 46759 [Subtitle: Being selections from Promenades Philosophiques] Hurskas kurjuus, by Frans Emil Sillanpää 46758 [Subtitle: Päättynyt suomalainen elämäkerta] [Language: Finnish] Fighting the Boche Underground, by Harry Davis Trounce 46757 A Chronicle History of the Life and Work of William 46756 Shakespeare, by Frederick Gard Fleay [Subtitle: Player, Poet, and Playmaker] Life in a German Crack Regiment, by Wolf Ernst Hugo Emil Baudissin 46755 A Short History of the Royal Navy, 1217 to 1688, by David Hannay 46754 Chats on Japanese Prints, by Arthur Davison Ficke 46753 History of the Jews, Vol. VI of 6, by Heinrich Graetz 46752 [Subtitle: Containing a Memoir of the Author by Dr. Philip Bloch, a Chronological Table of Jewish History, an Index to the Whole Work] The Strength of the 'Mormon' Position, by Orson F. Whitney 46751 Prison Journals During the French Revolution, 46750 by Louise Henriette Charlotte Philippine (de Noailles) de Durfort, duchesse de Duras I Barbarò vol. II, by Gerolamo Rovetta 46749 [Subtitle: Le lagrime del prossimo] [Language: Italian] I Barbarò vol. I, by Gerolamo Rovetta 46748 [Subtitle: Le lagrime del prossimo] [Language: Italian] Gabriel Lambert, by Alexandre Dumas 46747 [Language: French] The Chronicles of Newgate, Vol. 2 of 2, by Arthur Griffiths 46746 The Action of Medicines in the System, by Frederick William Headland 46745 [Subtitle: Or, on the mode in which therapeutic agents introduced into the stomach produce their peculiar effects on the animal economy] The Camp of Refuge, by Charles MacFarlane 46744 [Subtitle: A Tale of the Conquest of the Isle of Ely] The Methods of Ethics, by Henry Sidgwick 46743
To help their patrons deal with the internet, to select and organize information for them, to create and maintain websites, to check specialized databases and to update online catalogs became daily tasks for librarians.
Here are two examples, with Peter Raggett at the Central Library of OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and Bruno Didier at the Library of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France.
At the OECD Central Library
Based at the OECD headquarters in Paris, the Central Library offered 60,000 monographs and 2,500 periodicals in 1998, as well as microfilms, CD-ROMs, and databases like Dialog, Lexis-Nexis and UnCover. The library began setting up its own webpages in 1996, on the intranet of the organization, in order to support the staff’s research work. Continue reading eBooks: 1999 – Librarians in cyberspace
Gabriel — an acronym for “Gateway and Bridge to Europe’s National Libraries” — was launched in January 1997 as a common portal giving access to the internet services of the participating libraries.
As stated on its website: “Gabriel also recalls Gabriel Naudé, whose ‘Advis pour dresser une bibliothèque’ (Paris, 1627) is one of the earliest theoretical works about libraries in any European language and provides a blueprint for the great modern research library. The name Gabriel is common to many European languages and is derived from the Old Testament, where Gabriel appears as one of the archangels or heavenly messengers. He also appears in a similar role in the New Testament and the Qu’ran.”
In 1998, Gabriel offered links to the internet services of 38 participating national libraries (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City). These links led to OPACs (Open Public Access Catalogs), national bibliographies, national union catalogs, indexes for periodicals, web servers and gophers, with a section for common European projects. Continue reading eBooks: 1997 – A portal for European national libraries
In the mid-1990s, libraries started their own websites as a virtual window for their patrons and beyond, with an online catalog and a digital library.
In his book “Books in My Life”, published by the Library of Congress in 1985, Robert Downs, a librarian, wrote: “My lifelong love affair with books and reading continues unaffected by automation, computers, and all other forms of the twentieth-century gadgetry.”
Automation and computers were followed by the internet (1974) and the web (1990), and eased the work of librarians in some way.
The Helsinki City Library in Finland was the first library to launch a website, which went live in February 1994. Other libraries started their own websites as a virtual window for their patrons and beyond. Patrons could check opening hours, browse the online catalog, and surf on a broad selection of websites on various topics. Continue reading eBooks: 1995 – Libraries launched websites
Across the U.S., thousands of libraries are embracing eBooks. No longer the familiar home of tomes and periodicals only, these foundations are now using new technology for more than just computerizing their catalogues. Libraries, like so many other businesses of the book, are eager to attract the digitally savvy new generation. This downloadable wave has been a gradual transition for the library, and the books of yesterday are not yet extinct. The New York Public library currently offers over 17,000 eBook titles, just a fraction of their 800,000 circulating print titles. Comparing these numbers, it’s obvious that eBook acquisitions still represent a small percentage of their budget.
Why the seeming reticence to stock up on eBooks? It’s not only because the library still clings to the spine (pardon the pun) of its institution, which lies in the not so modern, good old fashioned pages of yester-year. The road to eBook downloads, as history has proven (i.e. Google) is often a bumpy one. One obstacle libraries face is the inability to keep up with new devices now dominating the industry. Although most libraries offer eBooks that are compatible with computers, Sony Reader and a handful of other digital devices, many of their downloadable offerings cannot be read on Amazon’s Kindle or the Apple’s iphone, both very popular e-readers. Another issue slowing down eBook acquisitions for libraries is the publishers themselves. Many publishers are thus far loath to permit eBook versions of their print copies to be allowed in libraries, due to concerns it will decrease sales of their print editions. This decision comes despite the fact that checking out a downloadable eBook greatly mirrors a checkout of a print copy. Instead of physically walking out of a library with book copy in hand, all is done at home, or anywhere else, with a digital device. The differences, in the instance of library patronage, seem more academic than financial.
Yet even in the wake of these problems, eBook circulation is expanding at an amazing rate. eBook checkouts have increased to more than one million in 2009, up from 600,000 in 2007, according to OverDrive. eBooks are quickly proving an unstoppable force, and opening the floodgates have given libraries the chance to increase readership and cater to a new age of information seekers. Downloading a book in the comfort of home is no longer just a concept for most. It’s a daily reality. For libraries, it is still a relatively new venture, riddled with many obstacles, but even more opportunities.
The pundits all ask, “Why aren’t eBooks a success?”
But their queries show a ridiculous bias when their form and content always come down to the dollar.
The almighty dollar.
A Reply To All Those Pundits by Michael S. Hart.
What If A New Product Just Doesn’t Cost Anything?
If the pundits had asked the same way about success for The Gutenberg Press, they should have spoken in just about the same manner, since at Gutenberg book pricing the new books cost only a small fraction of one percent of the price of pre–Gutenberg books.
Thus, the total cash paid out for these new fangled books was nothing compared to what price would have been paid under the old manuscripting systems.
This coming weekend an interview with Michael Hart about Digital Libraries will be broadcast on NPR [National Public Radio]. In this interview he was also joined by Brewster Kahle (The Internet Archive) and Michael Keller (Librarian of Stanford).
Michael specifically talks about wearing Digital Libraries on a necklace, Terabyte hard drives and creating a Billion eBook Library.
This is also available as a download from;