A blog about an American expat in Borneo writing about his books, his writing experiences, and his advice about writing and success.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Libraries, a Wonderful Place to Find Your Own Books!
A friend introduced me to Worldcat.org where you can find books in world libraries, including your own. Just out of curiosity I punched in my name and after eliminating a few others with my name, including one who wrote about mining in several Western states back in the mid-40’s, I found some surprises, like Silverfish New Writings 4, that I edited, is in the University of Michigan library and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Tropical Affair is in National University of Singapore and as I blogged before in the Expatriate Archive Centre in Holland.
The Heinemann Asia version of Lovers and Strangers is in such places as Harvard, Yale, Cornel, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ohio University, as well as in two branches of the British Library. Lovers and Strangers Revisited is in some of those same places, plus UCLA, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Columbia University, and of course the Library of Congress. So is The Spirit of Malaysia, but since it’s new it has yet to make its way to the libraries yet and Trois autres Malaisie.will soon be in French libraries.