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Directory of Open Access Journals is Now Online

The Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages.
The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. All subject areas and languages will be covered.

Spotted by Gary.

Check Out firstfind.info

NoOne writes "firstfind.info is a collection of websites that provide basic information about a wide range of topics - like a library!

All websites are reviewed by librarians, and are accurate, up-to-date and easy to use.

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Booksfree.com offers paperback rentals via the Web

Jen Young tells us that Booksfree.com provides a service similar to Netflix, but for books instead of DVDs. Users pay a flat monthly fee to rent a fixed number of paperback books, with no due dates or late fees. From the New York Times: But couldn't readers just go to a library?"You can't beat the price of the library," [Doug Ross, president and chief executive
] explained. "But we have the titles people want and the convenience for those who, for whatever reason, don't go to the library," for example, readers who are homebound or live in rural areas.Read the full NYT article. (free registration required, scroll down to "Rent a Book" header)

You too can stalk the Wild Librarian

Jen Young spotted a nice Long List Of Librarian Listservers put together by The Catty Librarian. There's also a really cute picture of Parker Posey.

Get Your Project Gutenberg 'Best Of' CD

Yonan writes "The Project Gutenberg 'Best Of' CD contains a set of electronic books, or eBooks, from Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest all-electronic information providers on the Internet. Project Gutenberg is committed to producing freely available literature in multiple formats and languages and has more than 7000 titles available.

The eBooks on the CD consist mainly of text and HTML files, with a few movie files. As for any reading material, Project Gutenberg recommends that children receive guidance from adults in determining what books are appropriate for them.

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Gutenberg Radio - Public Domain Audiobooks

Slashdot Pointed The Way to Gutenberg Radio. On these broadcast channels, you can hear the Gutenberg Library, hosted at promo.net, and anything else the Gutenberg family cares to share with its public.

Check Out Swappingtons

From the site:
"Swappingtons is more of a treasure chest than just a www site! Inside, you will find all sorts of books, CDs and DVDs that other folks own, but wish to swap away. The way it works is simple: You list items that you don't want, and someone will swap you for those items. When they swap you, they transfer swap points to your account, and you mail them the item in question. Once you have the points, you can go and spend them on other items that other folks list on the site."

Farscape fans giving away free DVD/VHS tapes

Kelly writes "The staff at SaveFarscape.com (and with the help of other fans of the show) are working on a project to put Farscape tapes and DVDs in as many public libraries as they can. Librarians are encouraged to request a DVD/tape for their library. Check out

watchfarscape.com for the story.

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The Need For Feeds - LISFeeds.com

LISFeeds.com is a web based RSS headline aggregator. We scrape headlines from sites and services that specialize in library oriented news, and present them in a convenient one stop shop for library oriented headlines.


Not sure what RSS is? Check out RSS For Non-Techie Librarians By Steven M. Cohen.

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science

Check out ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science the work of Joan M. Reitz, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University. ODLIS is designed to be a hypertext reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries.
Read the About Page for the full story.

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