My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad

Currently reading...

Personal favorites

Search my library


Library Thing


Victorian Studies

Authors

Fiction

Fine Arts

Buy Books!

Blogs, Book- and Academia-Related

Sitemeter

Amazon

« This Week's Acquisitions | Main | Writing about Victorian religious fiction: things to tack above one's computer »

June 29, 2008

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451aed169e200e55394c53a8834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Google Books meets library catalogs?:

» contract mobile phone free gift from contract mobile phone free gift
Most people don't know they can get a valuable free gift with their next mobile phone... all from a name you can trust... Tesco! Don't go direct to a UK network when free Wii's, HDTV's, Laptops, Playstations and much more. All above board and from Tesco! [Read More]

Comments

nbm

LP, Merrilee said she'd stop by here -- I posted a comment on the RLG blog (hangingtogether.org) pointing her to you. Let us know if you get a response.

Kaleberg

It sounds like Google Books is an awful lot like a used book store. You never know exactly what is missing in the books you buy, except that Google Books is free.

Merrilee Proffitt

Hi LP, sorry it took some time to get back to you. I haven't used Google Books as seriously as you have (my avocation is thinking about libraries, not actually using them -- I'm not an academic). I believe you, and I feel your pain.

I wasn't actually addressing the usability of Google Books for getting at materials, but pointing out that the Google Books will put pressures on print collections for those materials that are in copyright. For in copyright materials, books will be more discoverable, but still tantalizing out of reach digitally -- you will need to borrow (from your library or get via ILL) or purchase. What you are saying is that even for the out of copyright materials, what Google is providing isn't enough, so you too will need to resort to the print. Interesting.

Merrilee Proffitt

Duh, meant vocation. Or, I need to get a life.

The comments to this entry are closed.