Articles by Tony Bandy

Fantastic Archives!

By Tony Bandy
July 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

With a $10,000 research prize as well as thousands of periodicals for reading and study, I’ve very recently found a great resource for librarians, eReaders and classic pulp fiction fans.  With titles ranging from Collier’s Weekly to classic works of pulp such as Argosy, Weird Tales, [ on]

The Power of Local Resources….Untapped Potential for Your Library?

By Tony Bandy
February 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

While libraries everywhere are scrambling to come up with an ebook plan that can satisfy both their patrons as well as their long-term organizational goals, sometimes the greatest resources they can offer are already in their libraries.  What’s this?  Simply put, it’s the utilization of their [ on]

Internet Archive Texts: E-Books for Everyone!

By Tony Bandy
February 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

Tired of all your usual e-book sources?  Don’t overlook the Internet Archive!  From the title we see to the left of this post to the over 3 million available other texts for your use, the Internet Archive offers a multitude of free reading!  From history and literature to goverment records [ on]

Booked! Libraries, eBooks and Their Collections!

By Tony Bandy
March 26, 2011 // 4 Comments

In  January of last year, I originally argued the librarian’s dilemma was that of figuring out what course of action libraries should take in the eBook arena.  A year later, it seems there is still no clear answer!  Given the recent Google Books decision (info via the Disruptive Library [ on]

National Archives Online Public Access BETA Review

By Tony Bandy
March 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

The National Archives has always been a great source of PDF and other non-fiction documents for my eBook reader.  Escape and Evasion reports, WPA guides, After-Action Reports, all of these have made for some interesting reading.  However, navigating the archives and the ARC (Archival Research [ on]

Tony Bandy’s directory of archival e-materials: September update

By Tony Bandy
September 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

Editor’s note: this compilation of Tony’s posts will be updated on a monthly basis. PB Airborne: Flightglobal Archives for your eReader! Historical Military Documents! (Library Guides Series: History) G-Men, the OSS and My iPad! Lunar Conspiracies and This Old BBS: Ancient Files Equals [ on]

Historical Military Documents! (Library Guides Series: History)

By Tony Bandy
August 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

If you’re a fan of military history or just like a good historical title for your eReader of choice, then head on over to the Air Force Historical Research Agency or the HyperWar section of ibiblio.  Jam-packed with research data, personal papers, images and more, you will find lots of neat [ on]

G-Men, the OSS and My iPad!

By Tony Bandy
July 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

For secret agent fans of all types, the last few weeks of official government exchanges between Russia and the United States has been a treat!  In light of this breaking news as well as a personal interest in spying and national intrigue, I thought it might be interesting to see what sort of [ on]

Apple’s Safari Reader–The Missing Link for Online Reading?

By Tony Bandy
June 8, 2010 // 7 Comments

The buzz on the latest version of Apple’s Safari browser has been hitting the web in the last 24 hours, so you’re probably well aware of the some of the new features included in this latest release. One of the best I’ve found so far is Safari Reader. This one little part is a game [ on]

The model digital library branch: Reality or just a wish?

By Tony Bandy
May 24, 2010 // 3 Comments

While many libraries, both public and academic, have implemented digital resources for their patrons in bits and pieces, I would argue that now is the time for libraries to work on putting together a comprehensive digital branch approach, offering millions of books, millions of newspapers and [ on]

Murder, Mayhem and the Space Rocket: Pulp Adventures to Go!

By Tony Bandy
May 6, 2010 // 1 Comment

In the past few posts, I’ve had a chance to share with you lots of different library resources ranging from newspapers to government documents, handbooks and much more.  These non-fiction sources are important to know and use both professionally and personally. Today I want to share [ on]

College Archive Resources! (Library Guides Series: Searching)

By Tony Bandy
April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

While many public libraries struggle to offer eBooks and other electronic resources to their patrons in light of continually shrinking budgets, academic libraries on many colleges and universities have had a little bit better circumstances, pushing ahead with eBook  and electronic textbook [ on]

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