Saturday, July 19, 2008


Our Chief Librarian at BNB,
Hallowed be thy Catalogue,
Thy Issues be increased,
Thy Books be Strict-Ordered,
In Fiction as they are in Non-Fiction
Give us this day our Overdue Books back,
And forgive us our Classification Errors,
As we forgive those who Misplace our Books
(as they know not thy Prophet Dewey)
Lead us not into False Subject Headings,
But deliver us from Categorisation
..........and cuts in Opening Hours
..........and reductions in the Book Fund
For thine is the Issue System,
the Date Stamp
and the Light Pen
For Ever and Ever
Amen (submitted by Sue Marsden) @IFLA' site

PRAYER FOR LIBRARIANS [From Biblia's Humor Pages]

Lord, grant me the Serenity
to accept that the book is lost forever;
The Courage to refuse
a loan when there's an overdue book;
And the Wisdom to know
when it's time to take a break.

One the same shelf:
Cyber Worship Resource of the Week is The Jewish Prayer While Logging Onto the Internet

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

22 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get for Free

"Conventional wisdom holds that you only get what you pay for, but the real free geek knows that with the right knowledge (and maybe a charming smile) pretty much anything, even the good stuff, can be had for less or in the best case scenarios nothing at all. Despite this, there are a number of things out there that don’t seem to scream “free” majority of the time (MIT being one). Here’s a list of a few free things that might surprise you."

The list includes:
info cortesy:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks

Best comment for those who love to look outside the box:

"Even your librarians learned something new from this article on the lifehacker web site:

10. Get the local time anywhere

9. Track flight status

8. Convert currency, metrics, bytes, and more

7. Compare items with "better than" and find similar items with "reminds me of"

6. Use Google as a free proxy

5. Remove affiliate links from product searches

4. Find related terms and documents

3. Find music and comic books

2. ID people, objects, and foreign language words and phrases with Google Image Search

1. Make Google recognize faces

Info courtesy: Dr. John Archer Library

On the same shelf:
  • 18 expert tips which every Googler must know