HathiTrust Digital Library Visual Search

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

There is an interesting visual search feature in the HathiTrust Digital Library.  Call number, language, and date, for both the entire HathiTrust collection and public domain works are available.  The visualizations are colorful and created in flash on the screen.  Roll over a piece of the pie and stats will appear, (i.e. DS – History […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries

Articles of Interest

May 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Some good reads out there in the blogosphere these last few weeks. Many of these are focused on the electronic textbook and/or implications of such.  Additional articles include analysis on the library and bookstore of the future and a comical video about digital publishing and DRM. Bookstore of the future: Books Plus? NYPL Joins HathiTrust, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Textbooks

OCLC adding Google Books and HathiTrust records to WorldCat

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great news for eBook exposure!  In an effort to maximize the visibility and value of libraries’ full collections, OCLC is adding records to WorldCat that represent digitized books from the Google Books Library Project and the HathiTrust Digital Library to provide greater access to and increased visibility of these rich digitized collections. OCLC is working […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

New articles of interest

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

OCLC study on characteristics of books in the public domain Elgan: 7 reasons why e-book readers make lousy gifts this year Will textbooks be the biggest e-reader market in five years? Revised Google Book Search Settlement from a Library Perspective | Disruptive Library Technology Jester HathiTrust offers full-text search of millions of digitized books and […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest