Google Books scanning problems

On Exlibris Eric White at the Bridwell Library shared a link to a funky, nearly artistic scanning problem with a Latin Acta et decreta Synodi dioecesanae Strigoniensis, celebratae Tyrnaviae (1629) –all versos appear colored in a beautiful range of blues and yellows. His message: We were talking a while back about things that go wrong… Continue reading Google Books scanning problems

Blouin on Google book scanning

F.X. Blouin in the current issue of RBM writes about the Google Book scanning Thoughts on Special Collections and Our Research Communities: (in RBM) Toward the end of August in 2009, a van pulled up to the loading dock of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. Book trucks were unloaded and moved… Continue reading Blouin on Google book scanning

Italy and Google to digitize pre-1868 books

The AP reports that Italy and Google have agreed to digitize pre-1868 books: Google will cover the costs of the scanning of the books, all of them out-of-copyright Italian works, including 19th-century literature and 18th-century scientific volumes. The Italian libraries already had embarked on their own project to put their collections online, and so far… Continue reading Italy and Google to digitize pre-1868 books