[Web4lib] Enhanced ebook service?

Chris (CE) crippel at ckls.org
Mon Oct 11 13:53:48 EDT 2010

  Dear Anders,

Since Google Books actually has entire print books scanned onto Google's 
this makes "search inside the book" possible.

Since library catalogs only have information about the library's print 
books and not the entire book,
libraries catalogs can not search inside library books the way Google 
Books does.

I am not aware of any library catalog that incorporates Google Books 
into the library catalog to take advantage of this feature.

Thanks for making me aware of this possibility.


Chris Rippel
Central Kansas Library System
1409 Williams
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
620-792-4865 (voice)
620-792-5495 (fax)
crippel at ckls dot org

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