How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.
Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide by public, academic and special libraries. The name koha comes from a Māori term for a gift or donation.Koha is web-based ILS, with a SQL database backend with cataloguing data stored in MARC and accessible via Z39.50. The user interface is very configurable and adaptable and has been translated into many languages. Koha has most of the features that would be expected in an ILS, including:
- Simple, clear interface for librarians and members (patrons)
- Various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging and RSS feeds
- Union catalog facility
- Customizable search
- Circulation and borrower management
- Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing
information (including supplier and currency conversion)
- Simple acquisitions system
- Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron
categories, item categories, items, currencies and other data
- Serials system for magazines or newspapers
- Reading lists for members
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Digital Book Index
Digital Book Index provides links to more than 148,000 fulltext digital books from more than 180,000 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities and various private sites. More than 120,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.
The Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) service covers free, full text, quality controlled journals. It covers journals in all subjects that are published in English language. There are now 4,775 journals in the directory. All are searchable at article level. The aim OAJSE is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
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