Synopses & Reviews
With this remarkable, eye-opening book and its companion Web site, Nicholas G. (Nick) Tomaiuolo shows how anyone can create a comprehensive personal library using no-cost Web resources. And when Nick says "library," he's not talking about a dictionary and thesaurus on your desktop: he means a vast, rich collection of data, documents, and images that--if you follow his instructions to the letter--can rival the holdings of many traditional libraries. If you were to calculate the expense of purchasing the hundreds of print and fee-based electronic publications that are available for free with "The Web Library" you'd quickly recognize the potential of this book to save you thousands, if not millions of dollars (fortunately, Nick does the calculating for you!). This is an easy-to-use guide, with chapters organized into sections corresponding to departments in a physical library. "The Web Library provides a wealth of URLs and examples of free material you can start using right away, but, best of all, it offers techniques for finding and collecting new content as the Web evolves. Start building your personal Web library today!
A guide to creating a comprehensive personal library using free web resources, this book demonstrates the steps to compiling a web library that includes a vast, rich collection of data, documents, e-books, reference materials, and images. Organized in accordance with the departments of a well-managed physical library, this guide shows librarians, potential librarians, and those who simply want to better organize their files how to access free material that can be used immediately. Free articles and indexes, digital reference services, electronic books, images, and software and hardware issues are covered.
About the Author
Nicholas Tomaiuolo is the associate librarian at the Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University. He is a frequent contributor to professional publications in librarianship and information science with a special interest in end-user database and web searching