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url 2013-12-01 00:08
World Digital Library: Hebrew Bible

Hebrew BibleThis manuscript Hebrew Bible with full vocalization, accentuation, and Masorah annotation was created in Spain in around 1300. The Bible is illustrated and decorated in color, silver, and gold. The books of the Bible are arranged in the conventional order later adopted in Hebrew printed editions, with the exception that Ecclesiastes precedes Lamentations. Written on parchment in Sephardi square script, the manuscript has three columns per page, with 35 lines per column. The Masorah Magna notes are written in micrography. Masorah refers to the collection of critical notes, compiled in the 7th–10th centuries by Jewish scribes and scholars known as the Masoretes, and accepted as the authoritative regulator of the written and vocalized transmission of the Hebrew Bible, especially in matters of spelling, vocalization and accentuation. The Masora Magna refers to the relatively long notes on the upper and lower margins of a Bible manuscript, as distinguished from the notes surrounding the first letter of each book (the Initial Masorah) and on the side margins or between columns (the Masorah Parva). The Jewish National and University Library (what later became the National Library of Israel) received the manuscript as a gift in 1969.


Source: www.wdl.org/en/item/11363/#loclr=twwdl
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text 2013-08-14 16:37
Backing up your Library or Files

So, most of my friends know, I'm a book worm and a bit of a book hoarder.

Ok, maybe more than a bit. 


Along my huge collection of paper books, which I've been culling and culling because of lack of space, I have a huge collection of ebooks and other such book-like files that I manage through Calibre (highly recommended piece of software, btw). With over 10k books in my collection (and some of them very heavy PDFs), you can imagine backing them up is a bit of a worry.


That's were Cloud Storage comes in.

I have my Dropbox folder, but a lot of other important data is hosted there, which means I can't fit my library in the size restrictions of a free account, nor can I afford a paid one. As reliable as Dropbox has always been to me, I started looking around for other options to back up my data.


In comes Copy.


Copy starts you off with 15GB, already quite enough to host my ever-growing collection. If you sign through a referral link (hint hint, click here), you and the person who referred you get and extra 5GB (Compare it to dropbox, where each referral gives you 500MB and only up to 16GB).


But it's not just the starting free space I liked about this- it's the Fair Usage policy for allotted space. This means I can share my library (or any other file I put in there, the library is just an example) with my sister, and instead of the library taking, say, the whole 2GB on both out accounts, it takes only 1GB in each account- because you are both hosting the same thing in the cloud. Since you're hosting the same thing, why should you both have to 'pay' double the price, since it's all hosted in the same place, same file?


It's such a reasonable concept, I was speechless. 


I can share study information with classmates and not have it take up the unholy amount it does. I can share photos with family and not have to worry about the amount of space it takes up on the allotted free cloud space.


And, the nicest thing of all- just like dropbox, it seems to play lovely with Calibre (which means you can just have your private library there and access it from anywhere you go).



So if you're looking for a place to back up your files and/or library, be it for personal backup, sharing with family, or other purposes. Copy seems to be up to a really nice start. 

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