Posted on July 25, 2012. Filed under: Buying | Tags: , , , | helps you sell your textbooks or other books for cash.

Use at your own risk, but this might save some effort.

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GrabMyBooks for ebook readers

Posted on August 29, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Free Download a Day recommends GrabMyBooks to convert content from the web and convert it to the popular epub format used for ebooks. Then, just load it on your ebook reader.

Free Firefox add-on.

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How Do I Speed Up Hundreds of Audio Files?

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, MP3, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

Lifehacker has a post on How Do I Speed Up Hundreds of Audio Files?

This is a how-to post on using the freeware Audacity to speed up audio files, such as audio books, so they run faster without too much distortion.

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Data Crow – book & media cataloger

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Data Crow – Cataloger “is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items. You can use the excellent online services to retrieve the information instead of typing all the information yourself.”

According to the site:

  • Platform independent and completely portable
  • Highly customizable and feature rich.
  • Audio, software, book, movie and photo collection cataloger.
  • Retrieve information from services like,, Softpedia and MusicBrainz.
  • Optional internal web server and web GUI.
  • Import file information (mp3, divx, xvid, ..)
  • Loan registration.
  • PDF and HTML reporting.
  • Create new modules to, for example, maintain your stamp collection.
  • Available translations: Italian, German, Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

    Data Crow is 100% free and 100% free of ads, viruses and spyware.
    Data Crow runs on any system where Java 1.6 (or higher) from Sun is installed.

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    iTrackMine: Track And Manage Collections Online

    Posted on November 2, 2009. Filed under: Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post on the personal inventory service called iTrackMine which lets you Track And Manage Collections Online.  Handles books, music, movies, electronic items and various other goods which you can access anywhere.  Free!


    • Manage and display collections online.
    • See collections of others.
    • Check out items your friends are willing to loan.
    • Track items you have lent to others.
    • Send auto reminders when the item is due to be returned.
    • Mobile version available.
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    OurShelf to track your stuff online

    Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post about OurShelf which is a “cataloging application which lets you catalog all your personal items (CDs, DVDs, Books etc) online and share this information with others. You can add items to your shelf and organize them by different labels, borrow and lend items with your friends and create and share wishlists.”


    • Online cataloging tool for your personal CDs, DVDs, books and other stuff.
    • Search and add items to your shelf.
    • Organize different items by labels.
    • Share, borrow and lend items with your friends.
    • Create and share wishlists.
    • Join and form groups with other people around similar interests.
    • Firefox plugin available.
    • Free, sign up to get started.
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    iTrackmine – The Ultimate Collection Manager

    Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    iTrackmine – The Ultimate Collection Manager helps you keep track of your inventory of — what?

    Books, DVDs, wines, anything!  Have a list for insurance purposes, avoid duplication, impress your friends with your compulsive organizing!  Have it all online for access from anywhere.

    Nicest part is that it will export data so you don’t necessarily lose it all if this site goes under.  Registration required for this free service.

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    Google for books? The Google Book Search Library Project

    Posted on November 26, 2007. Filed under: books, catalog, Google, searching | Tags: , , , |

    So, you’ve heard that some big libraries are putting ALL their books on Google.

    Sorry, that’s not exactly the entire story. The first priority is to digitize the books that are old enough to be out of copyright. Those published before about 1923 and not renewed since, or any that have been released to the public domain since that time, such as government and public documents, can appear in full text.

    Other materials still under copyright will be searchable but only display a few lines.

    Check on Google Book Search Library Project for all the facts.

    Google provides some text for books online, depending on the copyright and what the publisher allows.

    • Just type Books about followed by the title or subject.
    • At the top of the results, you should see links labeled Book Results. Click on the title or subject.
    • Select a book from the list, if you asked for a subject.
    • On the right sidebar beside the book, one of the choices will be Find this book in a library. Click on that.
    • Enter your location information, such as your zip code, and search.
    • Google will find the nearest libraries with this book.

    Note: all the libraries must members of the international library database called OCLC.  Other libraries may hold the title but not be listed for that reason.

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    Yahoo has our catalog!

    Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: catalog, Google, searching, WorldCat, Yahoo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

    Library catalogs on Yahoo!: YES! The Boreham Library is a participating library in the Google and Yahoo services, provided through the international library service known as OCLC WorldCat. If you look up a book on Google or Yahoo, and it gives the option to find it in a particular library, you can get to the Boreham Library catalog information, as well as other libraries in the area. However, the listing may not be a very high priority, and you may have to go through several pages of listings before you get to one for the book, even if you request the exact title. Use the regular Google or Yahoo search box, or use WorldCat directly.

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