Entries Tagged as 'Google Books'

New Articles of Interest

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wow, e-book talk has exploded.  There are so many good stories from the past week.  Have a look at some. Tech Change: The library’s changing approach to ebooks and technology! By Tony Bandy Some Thoughts on Free Textbooks It Takes a Consortium to Support Open Textbooks The eBook Wars: Agency & Winners Two studies on […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Textbooks

New Articles of Interest

February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

SPIE launches digital library Authors Guild responds to Justice Department’s comments Department of Justice objects to revised Google Books settlement Textbook companies to partner with ScrollMotion to put content on iPad Macmillan’s Amazon Beatdown Proves Content Is King Future of eReading might not be iPad, but Blio Apple unveils iPad. Your move, Amazon The iPad […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

Google Books, links to letters, objections/responses

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s a link to the letter sent to the DOJ from the Exec Dir’s of ALA/ACRL/ARL on December 15th, outlining concerns of pricing and the lack of academic representation on the Registry Board. And another link for the NY Law School document outlining the objections and responses in the amended settlement.

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Google Books

NYT Op-Ed – A Library to Last Forever

October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Just in case you didn’t have the change to read Sergey Brin’s op-ed piece in the NYT, supporting the Google Book settlement, here’s a link.  The best part of the piece though, is the ever growing collection of comments.  Those are priceless, “Mr. Google.”

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DOJ Response to the Google Book Settlement

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Lots of news and blog sites are reporting on the Dept. of Justice response to the Google Book Settlement. Teleread has a simple summary, referring folks to the 32 page DOJ official response, Resource Shelf summarizes a variety of news sources, and for a simple overview, see the DOJ Press Release.   The DOJ suggests the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Google Books · Press Releases

Google Books Privacy Policy

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Is now available, click here for the full policy.

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Comments on Google Book Search Settlement Coming to a Head (Again)

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Originally Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at 2:40 pm, by Peter Murray.  For best linking results, go to Peter’s original post. Ah, it is the beginning of September when thoughts turn to going back to school, the days turn a little colder (in the northern hemisphere) and the smell of lawsuit briefs is in […]

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The Google Book Scanning Project: Issues and Updates – EDUCAUSE Webinar Summary

September 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar on the Google Book scanning project.  The speakers were Jonathan Band Counsel, Library Copyright Alliance Dan Clancy Engineering Director, Google Book Search

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Google Books

UM to sell digitized books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

First Google, now Amazon, UM has certainly got connections.  They announced this week a plan to offer book reprints for sale on Amazon as reprints on demand.  According to their press release,”The University of Michigan will make thousands of books that are no longer in copyright — including rare and one-of-a-kind titles — available as reprints […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Google Books · Library News · Press Releases · Print on demand

Google Book Search adds new features

June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From teleread.org By Paul Biba Several new features were announced today on Google’s Inside Book Search: Embeds and links – This new toolbar option allows you to embed a preview of a full view or partner book in any of your websites or blogs–all with a simple html snippet. …

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Tags: Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News