Peter Osnos on Google Editions at The Atlantic’s blogs

What Is Google Editions? – Culture – The AtlanticPeter Osnos on Google Editions:Assuming the program works as planned, Google Editions will put up for sale a vast universe of trade e-books, plus technical and professional titles and out of copyright works (which will be free) for use when, where and how the consumer chooses. The […]

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Blouin on Google book scanning

F.X. Blouin in the current issue of RBM writes about the Google Book scanningThoughts 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 into the […]

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Google Editions to premiere this Summer

The Wall Street Journal had the main story which most bloggers played off, with these interesting details:While Mr. Palma didn’t go into details, users of Google Editions would be able to read books from a web browser—meaning that the type of e-reader device wouldn’t matter. The company also could build software to optimize reading on […]

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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 digital catalogues […]

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