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Google Books = yay?

21 April, 2008

Google Books = yay?

More and more of the old books I like to use are becoming available on Google books. I like this, in that most of them cost our ILL people (hence my department) $15-$35 each. But I don’t like having to be tied to my computer. And I am not looking forward to having to justify my BL trips on other grounds (“But I need the hard copies, dammit!”). Still, if you’re looking for a way to quickly check some of the classics of Ortsnamen- und Personennamenkunde, you may find them on Google books…

ETA: Well, it would be a whole lot cooler if I didn’t keep getting pages that said “Image Not available”

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 22 April, 2008 2:46 pm

    “Image not available” is what justifies the trips to the BL : )

  2. 22 April, 2008 8:13 pm

    w00t! That and the fact that I can see LDW there!

  3. 24 April, 2008 11:53 am

    I’d just like to know that “image not available” generated an automatic demand to rescan the book – because otherwise the service will be less useful. Useless?

  4. 25 April, 2008 1:45 am

    This is great to hear. I also find Google Books good for knowing if it is worth the effort and expense to use ILL . . . .

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