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Breaking news: Google opens its controversial library!!
Thread poster: Javier Herrera
Javier Herrera
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Nov 4, 2005

It's happened. The virtual library is now open, but so far only for books with no copyright.
Here is an article (in Spanish):
http://www.elpais.es/articulo/elpporcul/20051104elpepicul_7/Tes
You can read any of the books in it, but you can't copypaste or print.
Is this the beginning of a new era?
J.

PS: the library's URL is http://print.google.com/, but now I wonder why it's got the word "print" on it.

[Edited at 2005-11-04 17:49]


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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About GooglePrint Nov 4, 2005

Gracias Javier. Here's more about GooglePrint

What is Google Print?
Google's mission is to organize the world's information, but much of that information isn't yet online. Google Print aims to get it there by putting book content where you can find it most easily – right in your Google search results.

How does Google Print work?
Just do a search on the Google Print homepage. When we find a book whose content contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your search results. Click a book title and you'll see the page of the book that has your search terms, along with other information about the book and "Buy this Book" links to online bookstores (you can view the entirety of public domain books or, for books under copyright, just a few pages or in some cases, only the title’s bibliographic data and brief snippets). You can also search for more information within that specific book and find nearby libraries that have it.


http://print.google.com/intl/en/googleprint/about.html


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PCovs
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But you could take screenshots. Nov 4, 2005

Javier Herrera wrote:

You can read any of the books in it, but you can't copypaste or print.



If you really wanted to get the book, you could always take a screenshot of each page! Obviously this would take some time, but you could.


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Alessandro Cattelan
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you can not... Nov 4, 2005

PCovs wrote:
If you really wanted to get the book, you could always take a screenshot of each page! Obviously this would take some time, but you could.


You can take a screenshot of the _few_ pages that are available for each book... Unless it's a copyleft book (and I haven't found any on google print), only a few pages are available for online reading (or for screenshots! ).

Ale.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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Another way Nov 4, 2005

PCovs wrote:

Javier Herrera wrote:

You can read any of the books in it, but you can't copypaste or print.



If you really wanted to get the book, you could always take a screenshot of each page! Obviously this would take some time, but you could.


you can let Dragon NaturallySpeaking read it loud and you can make an Audiobook:D


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thanks for this news Nov 4, 2005

For some books, some pages are available only after logging in to a Google Account. And even then, as Caliaa wrote, some pages can be unavailable. Google has noted: "As part of our efforts to protect a book's copyright, a set of pages in every in-copyright book will be unavailable to all users."

Still, this library will be immensely useful.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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Agree Nov 4, 2005

Balaban Cerit wrote:

Still, this library will be immensely useful.


yes indeed!

Rgds


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Javier Herrera
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... Nov 4, 2005

Toledo wrote:

Balaban Cerit wrote:

Still, this library will be immensely useful.


yes indeed!

Rgds


I wonder how we've been managing to find quotations all this time.


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Microsoft's answer Nov 7, 2005

Today on The Guardian:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1627582,00.html

100,000 books and manuscripts will be put on-line and made searchable by Microsoft.

Gianfranco





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