Virtual Library Book Review: Five Stars!

Imagine having the directory to everything!

By David H. Birley , April 18, 2016

virtual Library
By William Jiang, MLS
I confess that I am used to books that contain stuff. Sometimes the stuff is information, sometimes educational, sometimes entertaining. But this “book” isn’t like that at all. It is a directory of directories, a collection of collections, a volume of volumes. Gently broken into a few categories, the indices are indexed. It is a book full of links to almost any information you could imagine. And, in this digital age, totally portable on your tablet, laptop, or even phone. It out googles Google!

The English Virtual Library Kindle Book Description From Amazon.com

The English Virtual Library represents the “best” reference resources on the Web in English as chosen by the curator William Jiang, MLS. Mr. Jiang was the Special Library Chief with Columbia University/NYSPI for seven years, and he has been considered an expert in both print and electronic reference sources for more than fifteen years. He has been a member of the American Libraries Association and the Special Libraries Association. Most of the information contained in this app is completely free to use, although copyright laws do apply.

The app features:

Traditional Library Resources
Medical Resources
Business Resources
US Government
Search Engines
Computer Resources
Virtual Learning
Miscellaneous Resources
The Librarian’s Bookshelf

Definition of a virtual library from Wikipedia: “A virtual or electronic library (also referred to as digital library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system.”

The English Virtual Library garners 5 Stars from Top Reviewer Grady Harp!

Author’s Note: My most recent Kindle title The English Virtual Library english virtual libraryshould be very useful for university and other students as an adjunct to their usual public, academic, or special library resources. Also, it is highly recommended for anyone wanting to consult the “Web’s Best” all in one place.

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on September 13, 2015

Now we meet Will in his role of a librarian – William Jiang, BA, MLS, the author of sixteen popular Kindle books in English, Spanish, and French which have gone to #1 in the USA and have sold in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, and Japan. He is a former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief, designer, and he is a speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. And as his bio now states, ‘Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

In this newly released and now indispensible book Will offers, in very sensible format (merely click on the source of information you seek and there it is in front of you!) the top reference resources on the Web in English. The functional friendly aspect of this data is the fact that it is in a virtual form – ‘A virtual or electronic library (also referred to as digital library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks.

In just six short pages Will offers Traditional Library Resources, Medical Resources, Business Resources, US Government Search Engines, Computer Resources, Virtual Learning, Miscellaneous Resources, The Librarian’s Bookshelf and more – information at your fingertips. Once having used this book it is difficult to imagine not having it available at all times! Another gift from Will Jiang. Grady Harp, September 15