NYPL: Google Books in CATNYP!

Starting September 10, 2007, NYPL is offering access via CATNYP to the digital copies of its collections scanned by Google. You may search for an item in the CATNYP catalog and if a digital copy is available, you may link to the copy that is part of Google Book Search. Scans of books will be made available first; periodicals and journals scanned by Google will be linked in CATNYP records in a few months. It is NYPL’s intention to eventually provide direct access to copies of the digital files we receive from Google. For instructions on easy ways to find NYPL’s Google Books in CATNYP, see our FAQ with hints on searching. To access a searchable list of all NYPL’s Google Books in CATNYP please click here


NYPL has links not only the PD books but also to books which snippet view. It is not marked if a book can be viewed as full text.

Example for a record with Google link:

Unfortunately the Google books are presented in a frame. Therefore one cannot see the Google ID. It is not possible to circumvent the Google post-1864 DRM for Non-US users by using CATNYP.

Limited to: Language “German” 3088 results found

Mark Twain Project


Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades’ worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.

Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. MTPO is a collaboration between the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and the University of California Press.

Prüfungsarbeiten: in Schweden kein totes Kapital mehr?

Every year tens of thousands of Swedish university students spend many million hours researching and writing their final theses. The end result – all the essays – is a knowledge resource of great weight. However, up until quite recently, it was common that the finished essays where stored away in the darkest corners of the university libraries, where no-one would ever find them.

This problem led way to the Swedish website http://Uppsatser.se. The website was launched in 2004, with the goal to become a knowledge platform that could bridge the knowledge-gap between university students, schools and companies in Sweden.


Ein Anti-Pagiatssystem in Schweden nennt sich übrigens “Urkund”:

Zum Thema Prüfungsarbeiten:

How many archivists does it take to unsubscribe from an SAA listserv?

Peter Kurilecz to Archives

Yesterday’s flurry of messages resulted in the following being sent to me by a fellow subscriber. they have given me permission to repost here.

One, Brian to do the unsubscribing, six to ask why they are being
unsubscribed from the list, three to ask to what list they were
subscribed, three to quote a previous message from the list
administrator explaining what was happening, two more to hit reply and
copy all the messages in one and say “I got one of those messages,
too!,” three more to explain from which list everyone was being

I’ve lost track, but what are the other 1584 subscribers doing?

Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
Richmond, Va

Bad Genealogy

Archivists, at least those servicing research rooms, spend a considerable portion of their careers working with genealogical researchers. Often archivists complaint about being inundated with genealogists when they hope to work with serious scholars, whining that often ignores the importance genealogy provides in our society as a legitimate pastime and quest for personal meaning and identity. Eric Enrenreich, in his The Nazi Ancestral Proof: Genealogy, Racial Science, and the Final Solution (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007), provides a glimpse into this relationship between archivist and genealogy, although his focus is not on this relationship but on an explanation for why the German public seemed to accept the Nazi cause for the eradication of what was perceived to be an inferior portion of the population, when there was a legitimate reason for complaint.

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