Loore: An aggregate social search engine

November 26, 2009 1 comment

Loore is an aggregation of social network profiles that it makes  easy to check which social network a person belongs to. Loore project involved in search of people within social networks and directories.


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10 Best Book Websites by Timesonline

October 20, 2009 1 comment

Literature is thriving on the web. It’s not just for sale on mega-sites such as Amazon either, but being swapped, analysed and recommended by fellow bookworms. You can download page after page of free material, post your work online and — dare we say it — even catch the eye of a publisher.

1 DailyLit.comdailylit

Fancy a daily dose of literature? Just sign up, select a book (the emphasis is on out-of-copyright classics, and most are free), then set aside a few minutes a day to read the pages the site e-mails to you at whatever time you choose. The text is readable on a computer and most mobile devices.

2 Shelfari.com

shelfariDescribed as a “social network for people who love books”, this site consists of a lot of people cataloguing the books they have on their shelves then indulging in some lively literary banter. For a similar proposition, check out LibraryThing.com .

3 RareBookRoom.org

You’ll probably never get your hands on a first-edition Shakespeare, but thisrarebookroom is the next-best thing: 400 priceless literary treasures scanned in ultra high-resolution, now yours to peruse online.

4 FreeBookSpot.com

A goldmine of downloadable textbooks, saved as PDFs, meaning that unlikefreebookspot most electronic book formats, the diagrams and illustrations are preserved. Most take less than 60 seconds to download over broadband.

5 Authonomy.com

authonomyLaunched last year by HarperCollins, the publisher, this site allows aspiring authors to upload their novels and have them read — and judged — by fellow members. It has already identified some up-and-coming talent, and the best offerings are now being printed.

6 Books.google.com

Also known as Google Book Search, this is a gateway to all manner of freegooglebook book and magazine content, much of it downloadable. The search function is particularly strong, and is able to pull up specific text buried in any of the umpteen-million pages the company has scanned to date.

7 Blurb.com

blurbGot a book in you? Use Blurb’s free software to lay it out, then upload it, and the site will make it into a real paperback, with prices starting at around a fiver.

8 BookCrossing.com

BookCrossing is the practice of leaving a book you’ve read for someone else bookcrossingto pick up by following your online directions. Nearly 800,000 people in 130 countries are involved.

9 LibriVox.org

librivoxThis is the home of free, downloadable audiobooks — mainly classics and read by volunteers. It may be the only way you get to hear Dickens read in a Liverpool accent.

10 Goodreads.com

goodreadsDescribed as “the world’s largest reading room”, the site is home to an active and well-informed community of bookworms.


 Source: Timesonline (12th July, The Sunday Times -Ingear)

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Google Fast Flip: Discover and Share News Articles

September 19, 2009 Leave a comment

googlefast flipGoogle Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to “flip” through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.

Google Fast Flip is an online free news reader that’s about reading news online but in newspaper style. One look at the way Google Fast Flip operates and you will get the idea. Google already delivers news content via Google News. With this new Google Labs web application, Google is attempting to promote a different way to read news. Something to which we are more accustomed with our morning brew.

The visual way of reading news is supposed to be free news reader with a more intuitive and faster experience. A news portal loads elements like images, videos, podcasts and Flash ads. This slows down content delivery when all we want is just scan the headlines and move on to a news snippet of interest. Google Fast Flip tries to speed up this process by giving a way to ‘flip through’ pages in the manner of a newspaper without any time lags.


  • Popular is what’s hot and breaking. Follow what’s being recommended or most viewed across the news world.
  • Sections are more like pages of specific news subjects like politics, world news,  sci-tech, sports, health, travel etc.
  • Topics are just that, a subject matter that’s being discussed .
  • Sources are the snapshots of news aggregated from the news/magazine websites.

See.  http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/

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Find open souce as alternative to the popular commercial software

August 16, 2009 Leave a comment

osaltYou can find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products at osalt.com. Software categories and comparison and pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software are also done. For example the site show you and help you to browse alternative of Photoshop -> Krita 1.6.1 or Seashore 0.1.9 or Gimp 2.6 or CinePaint 0.23 or Gimpshop 2.2.11.

Check at.- http://www.osalt.com/

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OASIS(Open Access Schlorly Information Sourcebook):Practical Step to Implimenting Open Access

August 16, 2009 Leave a comment

oasisThe growing interest in Open Access (OA) worldwide necessitate the increasing demand for training, knowledge development, and skills for the implementing of OA repositories and OA journals, the twin routes for making research results openly accessible.

OASIS is a source book on OA movement, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving open access. It is a community building as much as a resource-building exercise. OASIS encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use.

The objectives of OASIS are as follows:

• to increase the number of trainers and centers of expertise worldwide
• to expand the knowledge base of open access implementation
• to share resources and best practices
• to demonstrate and record successful outcomes of OA around the world


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Spezify: A Search Tool

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

spezifySpezify is a search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways. It take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience. Spezify mix all media types and make no difference between blogs, videos, micro blogs and images. Everything communicates and helps building the bigger picture. It collects websites and are aiming to use as many relevant, free and open API:s as possible to generate extensive and diverse search results.newageinfoprofessional

Really, it is very interesting and good search tool. For more details please visit:


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Book Review Site:The Truth About Book

July 4, 2009 Leave a comment

ttabThe Truth About Books is an independent book review website that provides professional, honest book reviews, author interviews, regular competitions and much more. It will helps in:

  • Provide professional, independent and honest book reviews
  • Recommended Reads for those needing inspiration
  • Encourage and promote literature both in the UK and across the globe
  • Monthly competitions: Readers’ Choice and Parents’ Choice
  • Help consumers easily find the best possible price for the books they want
  • Support authors in their efforts to get noticed (including self-published, debut and small independent publications)
  • Author snippets


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Springer Exemplar

June 23, 2009 1 comment

examplExemplar allows to see how a particular term or phrase is used in peer-reviewed, published literature. Exemplar searches over 1,900 journals from Springer’s collection to find authentic examples of how a word or phrase is used in published literature. Comprehensive coverage includes both current and archival content in all major subject areas including the life sciences, medicine, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, and law, contributed by some of the world’s leading academics in these fields. Exemplar is continuously updated with new content as it is published.

Exemplar is for:

  • Authors who want suggestions on how to express themselves or want to confirm how a particular word or phrase is used in published literature.
  • Teachers who are looking for authentic phrases and sentences for teaching and testing.
  • Editors and reviewers who want to confirm whether or not a particular turn of phrase is justified by usage.

For more information visit: http://www.springerexemplar.com/index.aspx

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Google’s News Timeline

May 13, 2009 2 comments

timelineGoogle News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.

Google News Timeline provides a number of ways to navigate through time. Its features search results from many different sources: News Sources; Magazines and Newspapers; Blogs; Baseball Scores; Wikipedia Events, Births, and Deaths; Media from Freebase


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OpenCourseWare Consortium for free & open digital publication

April 8, 2009 Leave a comment

ocwAn OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

The OCW Consortium is designed to:

  •  Extend the reach and impact of opencourseware by encouraging the adoption and adaptation of open educational materials around the world.
  • Foster the development of additional opencourseware projects. open
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of opencourseware projects by identifying ways to improve effectiveness and reduce costs.

To join and participate please visit: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/home.html

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