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June 20, 2004 6:56 AM   Subscribe

I found these images, one, two, when I typed in “tent” in the “search all fields” field and selected image as resource type. The site is OAIster, which is a digital library, which has 3,273,233 records from 301 institutions. Its my new magic eight ball. (via)
posted by JohnR (15 comments total)
way cool!
posted by moonbird at 7:27 AM on June 20, 2004

I have used that site often for off-beat and interesting is indeed a fine place to go to seek the offbeat, unusual etc and to come up with surprises.
posted by Postroad at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2004

posted by at 8:20 AM on June 20, 2004

This is simply awesome. Amazing. This is terrific!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:22 AM on June 20, 2004

posted by Quartermass at 9:44 AM on June 20, 2004

This has merit.
posted by stbalbach at 9:57 AM on June 20, 2004

Quite the eclectic group of databases...a flea market of archives. heh.
posted by jaronson at 11:11 AM on June 20, 2004

Wow, what a cool resource. I found the wording of their mission a little funny:

Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources

So, they're going to *try* to make it difficult to access? :)

Great post.
posted by scarabic at 12:09 PM on June 20, 2004

Yes! I recently blogged about how difficult it was to find and access scholarly information without access to a school that subscribes to a large number of databases. Even when things are republished elsewhere traditional search methods like google are lacking for this type of information retrival. I'm glad to see someone agrees. Now, if only those $$$ databases would allow access for personal use, the world would be perfect.
posted by Grod at 1:29 PM on June 20, 2004

/me hearts OAI in all it's shapes and forms.
posted by Stynxno at 1:43 PM on June 20, 2004

Nice one! Thanks JohnR.
posted by vacapinta at 3:24 PM on June 20, 2004

fantastico! heh heh, w00t! cutie!
posted by roboto at 4:50 PM on June 20, 2004

An awesome bounty of historic hilarity!
Get down and waltz your honey with some hot Arabian Love
And be sure not to miss Ranee oriental wonder woman in miracles of India. She performs amazing feats that will cause you to discredit your eyesight!
posted by Meridian at 5:45 AM on June 21, 2004

Hmm. The first result of a search for "blah" is A Generic Collapse Result for FO + poly Extended with a Connectivity Predicate. Sounds about right.
posted by Shane at 7:42 AM on June 21, 2004

Great post. Thank you. I found a paper my dad wrote while in gradute school 44 years ago. He liked it too.
posted by Shike at 11:00 AM on June 21, 2004

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