Category Archives: Travel

BBC Languages

BBC Languages is fantastic web resource provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation, and is filled with audio language resources.  These include 12-week beginning lessons, a Quick Fix section containing “essential phrases”, and teacher’s resources. found via Librarian in Black

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Christmas Delivery

So you are an author.  You check your book’s entry on  You see a review.  It is not good.  Someone bought a copy of your book and it was flawed.  You want to make it right. What do you … Continue reading

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One Big Library Unconference

I will definitely be attending the One Big Library Unconference next month in Toronto! I am enthusiastic about this, as it has been nearly a year since I have attended a conference, and I have been very curious about the … Continue reading

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Geonames is an online database of places.  Type in the name of a place, be it a town, city, geographic feature, or landmark, and you get a list of places with that name. Want to know how many places in … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Library

Last summer I visited Daytona Beach in Florida. One of the many interesting places I visited was the Ponce de Leon Light Station at Mosquito Inlet. They had an example of one of the “libraries” that were used by those … Continue reading

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Neighboroo is one of the many mashups that exist using the Google Maps as the user interface.   What Neighboroo does is  give you a visual geographic layout of a variety of statistics, while doing a great job explaining those stats, … Continue reading

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Described as “Your Source for Business Knowledge”, GlobalEdge has profiles of 197 countries which include currency converters, articles and essays on a variety of topics, and an Academy section designed to let instructors to use this site as part of … Continue reading

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An interesting twist to the searching for airfare sites is Farecast, which maps up to one month worth of flights between selected cities to show how costs will vary based on the dates selected for travel. Select the “Flexible Search” … Continue reading

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