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November 28, 2018

"Fetch is not selling out" — Charles Barsotti


November 28, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

WorldCat — 2 billion items in 10,000 libraries worldwide

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Wouldn't it be nice to be able to see if your local library (or any of 10,000 others around the planet) has a book you're interested in — without leaving your home?

Guess what?

You can do just that, as I learned from J.D. Biersdorfer's New York Times "Q&A" feature; it follows.


Look Up Books at Your Library From Home

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading.

You might even be able to look up books available at your library — before you leave the house — with the WorldCat database at www.worldcat.org.

Type in a title and follow the screens to supply your address so you can find the book in the library nearest you.

WorldCat, a global network that logs 2 billion items, can also look for DVDs and CDs.

November 28, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Taming Infinity

Mathematician-novelist Manil Suri is your guide.

Not all who wonder are lost.

November 28, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

Ha ha ha

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: plastic and metal.

A third: no moving parts.

November 28, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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