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Your Guide To Free Google Books (And Its Limitations)

This is your guide to discovering free Google books and creating your own Google books library, with both classic and contemporary titles. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-13 10:34:51 UTC ]
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Global attention span is narrowing and trends don't last as long, study reveals

Research combed from everything from movie tickets to social media finds more to focus on but less time to do soIt’s just as you suspected; the information age has changed the general attention span. A recently published study from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark suggests the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It’s surprisingly easy to make government records public on Google Books

While working on a recent story about hate speech spread by telephone in the ’60s and ’70s, I came across an interesting book that had been digitized by Google Books. Unfortunately, while it was a transcript of a Congressional hearing, and therefore should be in the public domain and not subject... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Andrew Richard Albanese: How the Google Books Case Could Change Fair Use On Campus

Perhaps the biggest question to come from Pierre Leval’s written opinion in the extraordinary case of Google Books, is how it might ripple into the day-to-day application of fair use in higher education. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Books Is Good for Everybody

In 1990, Pierre N. Leval, then serving as a federal judge, ran across an unexpected stumbling block while crafting a Harvard Law Review article about the “fair use” doctrine of American copyright law. To wit, he was worried that quoting his own cases, exactly as they had been published in law... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2015-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Google Books Leading Researchers Astray?

Sometimes it isn’t enough for data to be big. Consider Google Books, a searchable archive digital archive of millions of texts spanning the history of the printed word. This enormous corpus has inspired researchers to rethink the ways we map the history of language, allowing them to make... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2015-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tumblr Captures Human Errors In Digitized Google Books

You can take the book out of the library but you can't take the library out of the book.Krissy Wilson's Tumblr project, The Art Of Google Books, works on our nostalgia for both the printed word and our (now long gone) wide-eyed awe at digitizing it. Google Books was born in 2004, when accessing... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2014-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix and Google Books Are Blurring the Line Between Past and Present

We are now living in a history glut; the Internet has muddled the line between past and present. As our past gets closer and closer to the present and the line separating our now from our then dissolves, we're approaching an odd sort of asymptote.     Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2014-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YotaPhone update lets you read more ebooks and documents on its energy-saving E Ink display

Much as we admired the potential of the YotaPhone in our recent review, we just couldn't overlook its lack of support for popular e-reading platforms like Amazon Kindle and Google Books. That problem hasn't been solved just yet, but things are ... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-12-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alt-Week 12.7.13: Wormhole short-cuts, watery planets and history as seen by Google Books

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Don't pack your bags just yet, but Hubble has found indirect evidence of water on five different planets -- a lot of it, in some cases. Bigger brains ... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014 Preview: Google Books: Eight Years Later...

On November 14, Judge Denny Chin dismissed the long-running Authors Guild suit against Google, ruling that the digitization of books for Google Book Search is fair use. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Use FSS Google Books to download titles for offline reading

Google Books is great at helping you find interesting reads, and makes it easy to view them online from just about any device. The service isn’t quite as versatile when it comes to letting you download local copies in a format of your choice, unfortunately, but that’s where FSS Google Books... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2012-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Books case tests the limits of copyright law

The Authors Guild is seeking more than $2 billion in damages from Google Books – which may make this one of the most expensive copyright damages cases in litigation history. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thank you, JK Rowling

Sometime ago, I pledged to wait on reading the Harry Potter series until it came out as ebooks. I was ready and willing for October's planned debut on Google Books, but that was cancelled last minute. What happened instead mindboggles. In late March, author JK Rowling opened the Pottermore Shop... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2012-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic enters the ebook fray with Storia and 1,000 children's stories

Between Google Books, iBooks, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony... you'd figure the ebook field was crowded enough, right? Well, if you're specifically in the market for children's stories, things might look a little less packed. We guess that's why Scholastic is attempting to enter the fray with Storia,... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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GooReader: When you need Google Books to go

Google Books is a gigantic and ever-expanding online library of books and magazines that can be used to read classic titles free of charge as well as to purchase new releases in all manner of categories. But you may be one of the many people who have found that the interface for the website and... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2012-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Books and ActuaLitté launch out-of-copyright library

Google Books and the French online publication ActuaLitté have launched a digital library... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check Google Books data for errors, publishers warned

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 09:01 Publishers are being warned to check their Google Books data online as thousands of titles have been mistakenly attributed to publisher BPR. Independent UK publisher Children’s Story Publishers spotted the mistake after its... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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