Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ga Ga Over Google

The J-blogosphere (e.g. I, II) has been taking notice of Google Scholar, a new service by Google that allows the searching of academic journals.

However, I believe that a development of far more significance is Google Print.

Google Print puts the content of books where you can find it most easily; right in Google search results.

To use Google Print, just search on Google as you normally would. For example, do a search on a subject such as "Books about Ecuador Trekking," or search on a title like "Romeo and Juliet." Whenever a book contains content that matches your search terms, we'll show links to that book in your search results. Click on the book title and you'll see the page that contains your search terms, as well as other information about the book. You can also search for other topics within the book. Click "Buy this Book" and you'll go straight to a bookstore selling the book online.
I know of at least one Jewish publisher that will be participating in this program.

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