Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Google Plans to Allow Search for Physical Books

Apparently Google's plans now include not just returning results that come from inside books, but giving the locations in local libraries of the books themselves. From Harvard's Library

Plans call for the eventual development of a link allowing Google users at Harvard to connect directly to the online [Library] catalog for information on the location and availability at Harvard of works identified through a Google search. This would merge the search capacity of the Internet with the deep research collections at Harvard into one seamless resource—a development especially important for undergraduates who often see the library and the Internet as alternative and perhaps rival sources of information.

I continue to be impressed.


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