[Web4lib] Enhanced ebook service?
crippel at ckls.org
Mon Oct 11 20:02:56 EDT 2010
Thanks for giving an example of how libraries are incorporating Google
Books in their catalogs.
I had missed this development.
Do you know of any library catalogs that incorporates Google Books so
that one search will search inside all the books in the library the way
Google Books does?
On 10/11/10 1:28 PM, Brian Gray wrote:
> Some library catalogs are embedding the Google previews directly in
> the catalog record, which included a button that jumps directly into
> the Google interface where you can search the book.
> Here is an example:
> Brian Gray
> mindspiral at gmail.com <mailto:mindspiral at gmail.com>
> bcg8 at case.edu <mailto:bcg8 at case.edu>
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Chris (CE) <crippel at ckls.org
> <mailto:crippel at ckls.org>> wrote:
> Dear Anders,
> Since Google Books actually has entire print books scanned onto
> Google's computers,
> 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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crippel at ckls dot org
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