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The Value of a Public Library
- Public libraries
exist in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods, and typically they have a long history of benefits in their community. According to a 2015 Pew survey, almost two-thirds of adults interviewed say that closing their local library would have a major impact on their community. As Pew found, over 90 percent of adults think of public libraries as “welcoming and friendly places,” and about half have visited or otherwise used a public library in the last 12 months. Community needs and the requests of visitors are increasingly straining or overwhelming library funds; and although many libraries are retraining staff, achieving the appropriate mix of skills is difficult. But as the University of Pennsylvania study found, “public libraries are dynamic, socially responsive institutions, a nexus of diversity, and a lifeline for the most vulnerable among us
.” Read this article about the 7 major benefits of local public library. Click here
Editor’s Note: Please read this informative extract from an article being published by the MTC International Foundation regarding the famous Carnegie Library in Royton, England. Read more
- Announcement of Forthcoming New Books – The ‘Delamere Group’ and the ‘MTC International Foundation’ are pleased to announce the release of 3 new books, written by Geoffrey Hebdon, author, writer, researcher and reporter.
“The Delamere Saga (The untold story of Vale Royal Abbey)" ©. This book is a comprehensive report on the history of Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire, England and its complex occupants over the centuries. To be released in 2018.©
“Zero Hour of the Apartheid Regime of Zuid Afrika" ©. This book is a comprehensive review of the beginning and the end of Apartheid in South Africa from the vantage point of a white British person who in a small way contributed to its final demise. To be released in 2019.
“The Birth, Life & Death of King Cotton" ©. This book covers the beginning of the slave trade in Africa, to the cotton plantations in America that used and exploited these slaves and onto the cotton trade in Lancashire, England. It also covers the fascinating history of the Arkwright family, whose personal story reflects the effect of the notorious cotton trade on a typical family in the 1800’s. To be released in 2020.
For more information please contact the Delamere Group, click here.
- Free e-Books Online - On June 21, 2018, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) introduced Open Bookshelf, a one-stop shop for hundreds of e-books that are freely available online. This collection, which currently features over 1,000 books, includes titles that are in the public domain along with titles that are Creative Commons licensed. These titles are selected by the Curation Corps, a team of librarians from across the country that includes public, school, and academic librarians. The books available on Open Bookshelf reflect the diversity of the Curation Corps: the collection features classical literature (including Pride and Prejudice and Little Women), textbooks, academic titles, and children's books. Visitors may browse this collection by language or genre (e.g. science fiction, education & study aids, and computers). Individual users can access Open Bookshelf through SimplyE, a free mobile application. Open Bookshelf is also available to participating libraries through the DPLA Exchange. Read more. (From the Scout Report)
- Digital Scriptorium (DS Pre-modern Manuscripts - For researchers interested in medieval and Renaissance print culture, the Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a consortium of libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions that is dedicated to digitizing and cataloging their collections of pre-modern manuscripts. These institutions include the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, the New York Public Library, and a number of other institutions with rich collections of pre-modern material. As noted on this website, DS is dedicated to making available not only well-known manuscripts but also "unidentified manuscripts that are traditionally unlikely candidates for exhibition or reproduction in print." As a result, DS offers researchers a large breadth of material to explore in one centralized location. Those interested in exploring this collection may want to start by reading the About DS page, which provides information about using and citing the collection. From there, visitors may access the collection through the search or advanced search options. The latter option allows visitors to explore manuscripts by location, language, or data range. Visit this site. (From the Scout Report)
- Maps & Travel Store - This site is the premier online map store featuring over 3,500 maps, including travel maps, folded maps, wall maps, atlases, and even digital maps for web and desktop publishing. If you're looking for a map, Maps.com has it. Looking for a decorative wall map, a reference map, a map for the classroom, an atlas for travels, or a map you can mark up to track your business operations? Maps.com has what you are looking for. We have a huge selection of high-quality maps that are carefully researched, impeccably detailed, and made with close attention to accuracy and style. Click here.
- Annotated Books Online - Bibliophiles and historians may be interested in Annotated Books Online (ABO), "a virtual research environment for scholars and students interested in historical reading practices." Visitors to this project will find a database of more than one hundred scanned early modern texts dating from the late 1400s to the late 1600s, which may be searched by keyword, title, author, language, and a variety of other fields. Read more.
- W H Smith Bookshop - Online at WHSmith.co.uk, customers order from over 2 million books plus thousands of magazines gift packs, stationery products, gifts, toys and games. Also books are available from the High Street, at train stations and airports. Click here.
- Powerful Research Tool, Publons - The peer review process is an essential part of publishing high-quality academic research, but it can be a time-consuming, thankless task, which often slows publication. One organization trying to change this is Publons, a company which "turn[s] peer review into a measurable indicator of a researcher's expertise and contributions to their field" as part of their mission to "speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review." Here, academic researchers can create a free profile and "import, verify, and store a record of every peer review [they] perform and every manuscript [they] handle as an editor, for any journal in the world, in full compliance with all editorial policies." Interested visitors can browse the more than 400,000 participating researchers as well as an extensive FAQ section detailing how Publons works for reviewers, editors, and publishers. Early-career researchers may want to check out Publons Academy, a free online course found under the actions tab. Publons was founded in 2012 in New Zealand by physicist Andrew Preston and social scientist Daniel Johnston. In 2017 it was acquired by Clarivate Analytics, the parent company of Web of Science, and that same year Publons won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award. Visit this site. (From the Scout Report)
- Krause Publications for Collectors - Our firm was formed in 1952 when founder, Chester Krause, rolled out the first issue of the cornerstone Numismatic News publication, which today continues to have a strong presence in the coin-collecting hobby. Twenty years later, an 800-page Standard Catalog of World Coins made it's debut and the rest is history. We pride ourselves in supplying collectors and hobbyists with the information and instruction they need to enjoy their hobby even more. There's something for everyone from antique collectors to comic book collectors, old cars fans, hunters and shooters, sewers and quilts, coin collectors and more. Krause Books Deals of the Week.
- Writers Digest - Featuring hundreds of books, DVDs, and magazine back-issues for aspiring and professional writers alike, WritersDigestShop.com is dedicated to bringing you the best information, tips, and inspiration you'll need along the way. Whether you're looking to write better, understand the business, or market your writing, and whether you're writing for stage and screen, freelancing for magazines, or penning a novel, you'll find resources to help you persevere here. Earn Money with Your Writing: Freelance and Copywriting at Writers Digest Shop
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- Select Your Books Online - We carry millions of books and hundreds of thousands of authors. Our firm owns the second largest U.S. bookstore chain and has been in business since 1917. Booksamillion.com, the website for the Books-A-Million chain, launched in 1998 and is dedicated to offering great prices and superior customer service, so you can be confident you're getting great value. Click Here!
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- Leading Source For Used & Rare Books - Biblio Inc. is the largest independent marketplace for quality used, rare, and out-of-print books. With an inventory of more than 65 million books, we bring book lovers and collectors together with the books they are looking for, whether they want great reading copies at even better prices, some of the scarcest or hard-to-find titles, or deep savings (up to 90%) on college textbooks. At Biblio, we set ourselves apart by our commitment to quality and community. Our global network represents the world's finest independent booksellers. Click here.
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- Microsoft Press - For over 30 years, Microsoft Press has helped IT professionals, developers, and home and office users hone their technical skills and knowledge with books, eBooks, and online content from today’s industry experts. Microsoft Press Special Deals
- How to Create eBooks, eGuides & Manuals - eBook Maestro is a versatile universal software that compiles any types of digital information products (such as eBooks, Presentations, Magazines, Albums, Galleries, Guides, Offline Sites, Reports, Documentations, Training Courses, Educational Materials, Tests, Quizzes, Software Wizards, etc.) eBooks compiled with eBook Maestro software support all character sets and can contain and open any files: HTML Pages, Graphic Files, Flash Files, Java Scripts, VB Scripts, Style Sheets, Sound Files, Video Files, etc. Read more.
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- Dover Publications - This publisher offers books and eBooks for every age and interest. The Dover brand has been a trusted source of books to consumers since 1951. Visit our site and see the extensive list of topics covered in our bookstore. Books and eBooks on sale!
- Better World Books - Every book sold on either of Better World Books' e-commerce sites has free shipping included, with no minimum purchase, to anywhere in the world. Better World Books is the socially conscious consumer's bookstore of choice. BetterWorldBooks.com offers the lowest shipping rates on the Web: free shipping worldwide. We can offer these great rates because, unlike most other online used booksellers, we have all of our used books physically in stock. At any one time, around 3 million books are on the shelves of our Indiana warehouse. Fund Literacy, Care for the Environment, and get a Fair Price on the Books you Want. Visit http://www.betterworldbooks.co.uk/
- Travel Guides & Travel Books - Lonely Planet publishes over 600 titles in English and covers every corner of the planet. The guidebooks are also published in a number of languages, including French, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. Lonely Planet Publications
- New & Used Books - Alibris (pronounced “uh-LEE-briss”) is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and collectible titles. We connect people who love books, music, and movies to more than 100 million items from thousands of sellers worldwide. Textbooks - Save up to 80% off list price
- Search For Magazines From Across the Globe - www.pocketmags.com is a 'digital newsstand' where consumers can purchase single issues and subscriptions to a wide range of magazines from across the globe. A single purchase on Pocketmags gives readers access to their digital edition(s) on various devices including PC & Mac computers, iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Click here
Waterstone’s Book Store (UK) -
Waterstones’s is the leading specialist high street book retailer, has launched its own online retail website offering a wealth of books, book knowledge and access to expert booksellers from Waterstone’s stores around the country. Waterstones
- The World Digital Library - This site offers a bounty of digital items that span 193 countries and over 3,000 years. One fascinating way to experience the site is to simply watch the featured items as they tick across the homepage, offering a view into ancient Arabia, medieval Europe, and Shackleton's explorations of the South Pole. Readers may enjoy the explore tab, which opens to categories such as Place, Time Period, Topic, and Language. In addition, the site features Timelines and Interactive Maps for United States History and Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe. Lastly, the search engine allows readers to locate their special interests among the 10,930 listings on the site. Visit this site. (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014)
- Peachpit (Pearson Education Products) - Our company publishes books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, & digital video. Peachpit also has several digital product offerings, such as eBooks and online videos. Peachpit Video Deal of the Week
- Going for Growth: How to Grow Your Business Without Outgrowing the Home - (New book release in the Delamere International Bookshop). You've joined record numbers of people in starting a business and now you're looking to grow. But you don't want the kind of growth that comes with borrowing money, employing people, or moving to pricey offices. This book has been written for you. It looks at how to grow the business without (metaphorically speaking) outgrowing the home. It offers five ways to increase sales and profit, without overly increasing overhead and cost. The pages are filled with stories of businesses growing in this modern way, and a map to follow their lead. Going for Growth: How to Grow Your Business Without Outgrowing the Home
- Sign Language Dictionary - Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases, and much more. Signing Savvy: Your Sign Language Resource
- Specialized Publications & Software for Physicians, Nurses & Students - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a unit of Wolters Kluwer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Products include drug guides, medical journals, nursing journals, medical textbooks and medical pda software. More than just an online medical book store, LWW.com also contains valuable resources for Libraries & Institutions, Faculty, Medical Students & Residents, Retail Bookstores, Pharmaceutical Reps, Advertisers and Authors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Science & Business Media - Springer Science and Business Media is a leading academic publisher and offers customers a vast collection of over 110,000 books and eBooks in The Springer Shop at www.springer.com. Our customer base includes research professionals, academic researchers, professors and lecturers, students, authors, as well as individuals with an interest for science and technology. Shop at the #1 Science Publisher - Vast Selection & Free Shipping
- Scientific, Technical & Medical Information - Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and over 20,000 book titles, including major reference works. Elsevier’s numerous online solutions enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, enabling research and health care institutions to deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively. All top-selling books, journals, and ebooks at Elsevier.com are 30% off for a limited time.
- eLIFE Articles - This highly thought of open access journal promises a speed and ease of publishing unheard of in most traditional life science journals. Initial decisions on a manuscript are usually made within days. Post-review decisions are made within weeks. Most articles only go through a single round of revisions. For the reader, this means that the results you’re reading are hot off the lab bench. Visit this site. (From the Scout Report)
- United States History (Prehistory to Reconstruction) - Uncover the political and social roots of our nation with this comprehensive guide to the early history of the U.S. In this course you will learn and uncover the political and social roots of our nation with this comprehensive guide to the early history of the U.S. Many people, both living in the United States and around the world, are interested in the history of America. A knowledge of history helps answer questions about how our country ended up where it is today, reveals the source of our diversity, and clarifies our current role and place in this vast world. Ultimately, someone who understands American history understands America, and by extension themselves. This general survey course is intended to give participants a broad understanding of United States History from the arrival of native peoples to the end of the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War. United States History - Prehistory to Reconstruction
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- Research Facilities for our Readers – WorldCat.org is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials network of library content and services. World Cat.org libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. Visit this site.
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- How to Make and Sell Ebooks – This course is packed with information, tutorials, a free PDF ebook with over 250 links to sites and software to help you accomplish publishing goals. This course is also simple enough for computer beginners and great for experts who could use extra guidance. If you want to make and sell ebooks and do it all for free, then this course is the one source for everything it takes to succeed. Everything writers need to make and sell ebooks to achieve publishing success. Instructed by author Jason Matthews, get self-publishing tips and online tools. The video lessons explain everything with easy step by step instructions. How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
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