I appear to be complaining this week--but hey, what are blogs for, right? (Don't answer that.) In any event, the British Library's digital editions. They're a great improvement on GoogleBooks! There's quality control and stuff! The print copies could use some more toner in the ink cartridge, but they're still readable! And yet, multi-volume editions. I am a great believer in digitized versions of multi-volume editions having, you know, multiple volumes. In the case of GoogleBooks, you can usually find the other volumes lurking somewhere in the bowels of the database, even though much wailing and gnashing of teeth is involved. But for some reason, the BL's track record with its double- and triple-decker novels is, shall we say, scattershot. Now, granted, I may be the only person noticing this, because the world is not overflowing with people who want Mrs. E. Churchill's From Convent to Altar or Oswald John Simon's The World and the Cloister. (I really want The World and the Cloister--it's a 19th-c. Jewish novel and those are in awfully short supply.) Alas, only the first volume of Mrs. Churchill's novel is available and only the second of Simon's, even though the library has the complete set in both cases. If the other volumes have been digitized, there's no way for the reader to access them (and the hardcopy versions are, indeed, only of a single volume). This really doesn't make much sense.