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Kay Cunningham

Why preserve books? The new physical archive of the Internet Archive, by Brewster Kahle... - 3 views

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    'Internet Archive is building a physical archive for the long term preservation of one copy of every book, record, and movie we are able to attract or acquire. Because we expect day-to-day access to these materials to occur through digital means, the our physical archive is designed for long-term preservation of materials with only occasional, collection-scale retrieval. Because of this, we can create optimized environments for physical preservation and organizational structures that facilitate appropriate access. A seed bank might be conceptually closest to what we have in mind: storing important objects in safe ways to be used for redundancy, authority, and in case of catastrophe.'
Kendra Nielsen

Horrible Histories - 7 views

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    Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated history books published in the United Kingdom by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the unusual, gory, or unpleasant.
Walter Antoniotti

History Internet Library - 13 views

History Internet Library has free books, notes, and other learning materials. http://www.businessbookmall.com/History%20Internet%20Library.htm

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started by Walter Antoniotti on 07 Apr 11 no follow-up yet
David Hilton

Google Ngram Viewer - 5 views

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    Not sure how useful this would be but it's fun. You can search the frequency of terms from 1800 to the present in books and Ngram will graph the results. 
David Hilton

Modern History textbooks - 27 views

Thanks Jeremy for that. Very helpful. I really appreciate it :)

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Lance Mosier

OurStory : Find Books - 10 views

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    A project of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.
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    I manage the online outreach programs at NMAH. I'd love to hear from anyone who is using OurStory or our teacher site Smithsonian's History explorer. We're getting ready to do some site updates and would appreciate good constructive feedback.
HistoryGrl14 .

Turning The Pages Online: Book Menu - 6 views

  • Andreas Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica
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    access original books, like Vesalius's book on human anatomy and more.
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    also has audio clips on each page giving explanations and little tidbits - as well as zoom controls and when you scroll your mouse over a page, a zoomed pop up appears with info...since we discuss Vesalius's book on Anatomy, it was a great way for my students to view the actual resource and draw correlations between him and the Renaissance - as the audio and extra info discusses his desire to help sculptors and painters...
David Hilton

The English Emblem Book Project - 4 views

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    The English Emblem Book Project of the Penn State University Libraries in Pennsylvania, USA, has digitized older form of texts, the emblem books, for the 16th to the 19th centuries.

    "An emblem book is a collection of images with adjoining text. In an emblem there is a dialog or tension between image and word. Emblems are frequently allegorical in theme. Emblem books are a form of text not altogether familiar to us today. An emblem book represents a particular kind of reading. Unlike today, the eye is not intended to move rapidly from page to page. The emblem is meant to arrest the sense, to lead into the text, to the richness of its associations. An emblem is something like a riddle, a "hieroglyph" in the Renaissance vocabulary -- what many readers considered to be a form of natural language."
David Hilton

AudioOwl - History - Free audio Books - Download mp3 and iPod format today! - 20 views

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    Very cool! You can download free audiobooks (and for once not all of them are C19th originals; some are quite recent) in a format that plays through iTunes and on your iPod/iPhone. For those of us who use iTunes to get our podcasts/lectures/etc this is good news indeed!
David Hilton

Subject:History - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks - 9 views

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    Still into the wikis. This collection doesn't show evidence of much development yet, however it could grow into a quality collection in future. Some of the topics are a little obscure. 'A History of Nejd'. Not quite sure on that one.
David Hilton

ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPhone, or eBook Reader - 19 views

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    Has thousands of free ebooks. Most of them are pretty old translations (given that these are the ones out of copyright) but there were some surprisingly new ones. Good for research.
David Hilton

Internet Archive: A Future for Books -- BookServer - 5 views

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    The Internet Archive BookServer, A Future for Books, distributed lending & vending on the internet is an Open Web for Books project for worldwide distribution of e-books. BookServer with more than 1,5 millions books is, today, one of the biggest digital libraries offering and sharing free access to digital books both in PDF and ePub format, the latest recommended by the International Digital Publishing Forum a free and open e-book standard with extension ".epub".
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    Cool!
Lisa M Lane

A People's History of the United States - 5 views

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    This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. You really just have to read it. We think it is so good that it demands to be as accessible as possible. Once you've finished it, we're sure you'll agree. In fact, years ago, we would offer people twenty dollars if they read the book and didn't think it was completely worth their time. Of all the people who took us up on it, no one collected.
David Hilton

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940 - 0 views

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    Excellent source for American culture in the late 30's.
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    These life histories were compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history.
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