"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Friday, May 04, 2007

Google Books: Whats Not to Like?

AHA Blog
April 30, 2007
Google Books: Whats Not to Like?
By Robert Townsend
"The Google Books project promises to open up a vast amount of older literature, but a closer look at the material on the site raises real worries about how well it can fulfill that promise and what its real objectives might be.... "

contents include:
Poor Scan Quality ...
Faulty Metadata ...
Truncated Public Domain ...

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PS. This is not from my desktop. Courtesy: Middle East Librarians Assn List: melanet-l@cornell.edu

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