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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, October 07, 2004
  Washington Post: Google Offers New Book-Search Feature
By Michael Liedtke (AP) Thursday, October 7, 2004; 7:49 AM Pointed out by daily e-mail newsletter.
Expanding a program introduced last year, Google is inviting publishers to include entire books in its index, enabling people to peak at the contents before making a decision on whether to buy.
Although entire books will be scanned in, the new feature won't let people read them entirely online. But participating publishers must allow people to read at least 20 percent

Ok, so... to sound like LibraryStuff and Shifted ... why can't we do this from our library catalogs? Wouldn't that be nice? At least they now offer the pictures of the covers.
 
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