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Library Updates 12th June 2010

12th June 2010

European Historical Collections

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes for the last few months. We want to bring the cream of the library to the surface in a natural manner, this equates to hands on work by a human rather than a computer, spending time reviewing and grading the library documents. The first pass is to remove documents that slipped through our filtering system, so we have removed 472 documents. The total documents in the library now stands at 135,555.

This months popular documents include:

  • Our Planet Its Past and Future by William Denton in 1873
  • Scientific American Journal
  • View Music & Moods virtual video illustrations from John Keats, Samuel Daniels, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare
  • The Diplomacy of Revolution by William Henry Trescot

16th April 2010 Library Updates

1116 new documents were added to the Ultrapedia Library today.

For a full listing of todays updates click here

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Featured Book – A Pictorial History of France

A Pictorial History of France

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Topical books selected from todays updates include:

  • Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe by John Hewitt in 1860
  • An Enquiry into the Scriptural Views of Slavery by Albert Barnes in 1857
  • A History of New York by Washington Irving in 1854
  • A Pictorial History of France by Samuel Griswold Goodrich in 1861 **Featured**
  • A Practical Guide to Climates and Weather… by Henry Francis Blanford in 1889
  • The Queens of England and Their Times by Francis Lancelott
  • The Voyages and Travels of Captain Ross… by John Ross and others in 1838

This brings the total documents in the Library to 136,458 with the total number of pages at 4,301,630 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 596,237.

28th March 2010 Library Updates

28th March 2010 Library Updates

With spring in the air and summer not far away we’ve selected a few titles below for your reading pleasure; coming from the 1066 new documents added to the Ultrapedia Library.

For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Topical books featured todays updates include:

  • A Serious Fall in the Value of Gold by William Stanley Jevons in 1863
  • A Synopsis of Popery by William Hogan in 1847
  • A System of Phrenology by George Combe in 1860
  • Animal Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter in 1859
  • Annals of British Legislation in 1863
  • An Easter Offering for the Whigs by Henry Bathurst in 1842

This brings the total documents in the Library to 135,450 with the total number of pages at 4,305,982 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 592,999.

1st March 2010 Library Updates

1st March 2010 Library Updates

Today we added 7311 new documents to the Ultrapedia Library. Many are letters, lectures, journals, narratives and diaries from notable historical figures – they are a joy to read and explore. We hope you enjoy discovering them.

We also continue to clean up the Library and have removed a further 910 documents that had more than their fair share of recognition errors, leaving a crisper and more accurate representation of the original written work.

For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Also featured in todays updates are:

  • A General History of the County of Norfolk by John Chambers in 1829
  • A Handbook for Travellers in Gloucestershire by John Murray in 1872
  • A Painters Camp in the Highlands by Philip Gilbert Hamerton in 1862
  • An Excursion to the Mammoth Cave by Robert Davidson in 1840
  • After Prison – What? by Maud Ballington Booth in 1903
  • The Life and Public Services of General Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the USA by John S Jenkins

This brings the total documents in the Library to 134,386 with the total number of pages at 4,266,725 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 590,045.

30th November 2009 Library Updates

4603 documents were added to the Library today bringing the total number of documents to 122,925. We’ve also removed 374 documents. With the new additions and the removed documents the library is now more fluid and refined, providing more targeted results and a more enjoyable read and reference source.

For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Featured in todays updates are:

  • A Simple Explanation of Modern Banking Customs by Humphrey Robinson in 1910
  • Campaigns and Cruises in Venezuela and Ned Grenada by William D Mahoney and Richard Longeville Vowell in 1831
  • The History of Cuba by Maturin Murray Ballou in 1854
  • History of Napoleon by George Moir Bussey in 1840
  • History of the War in Afghanistan by John William Kaye in 1851
  • The History of the Union of the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland by Charles Coote in 1802
  • History of the Peace by Harriett Martineau

This brings the total documents in the Library to 122,925 with the total number of pages at 4,168,676 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 586,479.

14th November 2009 Library Update

4007 documents were added to the Library today bringing the total number of documents to 118,649. For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Featured in todays updates are:

  • Calcutta Review Volume1 (1846) and Volume 4 (1844)
  • Canada Universal Exhibition of 1855
  • Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal
  • Essays by Lord Bacon and Lord Clarendon
  • Foreign Quaterly Review – Volume 3, 6, 10, 14, 21, 22, 32 and 33
  • The American Naturalist
  • The Bookman – A Journal of Literature and Life
  • Some Personal Letters of Herman Melville – 1922

This brings the total documents in the Library to 118,649 with the total number of pages at 4,042,973 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 556,763.

25th October 2009 Library Updates

3619 documents were added to the Library today bringing the total number of documents to 104,943. For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Featured in todays updates are:

Catalogue of Medieval Literature

A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany

A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton

Catalogue of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters

The Southwestern Reporter

This brings the total documents in the Library to 104,943, with the total number of pages at 3,956,002 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 549,046

Recognised Book Searching with the Google Mini Search Appliance

 
The much anticipated introduction of our Google Mini Search Appliance, is now online for searching the Ultrapedia Library!  You can try it out here.  
 
The search interface resembles the well known Google.com experience with which most of you are familiar, delivering relevant search results at record speed.
 
When you enter a search term for a book, the results will show a few sentences showing your search term in context, for each book found. The Google Mini Search appliance offers advanced search features too, so you can refine your search further; for example, search for an exact phrase;  all of the words, and with or without any of the words you are searching for.  
 
Once you’ve found the book you are searching for, click on the link to download the book.  Remember to login first, or, if you dont have a login yet you can register, which is free, and only asks for your name and email address so you can view or download books.  
 
Foreign Language Titles coming to the Ultrapedia Library 
We’ll soon be bringing online foreign language titles, including books in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Russian, Portuguese and Polish.  Something our foreign language visitors are looking forward to.  We’ll keep you posted via this blog.
 
Showcase
There is also a new showcase section on the website, which you can view here.
 
We select a page from a book in our Library, and compare it side by side with the same page from the image only version of the book.  It is quite unique.  In the particular example we are showcasing is a page from A History of Greek Art by Frank Bigelow Tarbell – published in 1896.  Look closer and compare the two pages.  The left side is the recognised version, and the right side is the image only version.  You will see that the formating and presentation of the original book is preserved in the recognised version – making the recognised version a very close carbon copy of the original book.

Better browsing
Genre, Publisher and ASIN are three new browsing categories available for browsing the library, in addition to the book title and book author browsing categories already online.
 
Enjoy.