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Google Book Search vs Live Search Books

Stephen Leary of the Reflective Librarian has a nice mini review of Google Book Search vs Live Search Books.
“Google Book Search and Live Search Books are the largest databases of full-text books on the internet. Most of their holdings are books in the public domain, but both now include more recent copyrighted titles as well. Google claims over a million records, while Live had over 800,000 last I heard.”
Read the full post here.
Anyway, it starts. Most libraries don’t have almost two million titles. Remember what happened to serials collections when the article economy started in earnest in fulltext. I fully expect the same thing to happen in time with non-fiction books.

Posted on: June 17, 2007, 10:17 pm Category: Uncategorized

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