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Subject: Google-Oxford en del av kunskapens republik
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:20:11 +0100

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2004 inledde Google ett samarbete med Oxford University Library om att 
digitalisera huvudsakligten bibliotekets
1800-tals samling. Bodleian har i århundranden varit ett av Europas 
främsta bibliotek och fortsätter att vara
ledande än idag Projektet är nu avslutat och hundratusentals böcker har 
nu gjorts tillgängliga för alla. Helt i
Sir Thomas Bodleys vision om ett bibliotek som tjänar en 
världsomfattande ”kunskapens republik”

Om Bodleian i Wikipedia

Issac Newton 1729,M1

Emma 1816

Cassell's illustrated history of England

Många bibliotek i Europea ingår i Googles digitaliseringsprojekt. En 
vit, underutvecklad, fläck på kartan är Norden.

Andra bibliotek som samarbetar kring Google Book Search

Läs mer


In 2004, Google began a partnership with Oxford University Library to 
scan mostly 19th century public domain books from its Bodleian library. 
Five years on, we're delighted to announce the end of this phase of our 
scanning with Oxford, our first European partner. Together, we have 
digitized and made available on Google Book Search many hundreds of 
thousands of public domain books from the Bodleian and other Oxford 
libraries, representing the bulk of their available public domain content.

 From English to German, to Spanish and French, most of the digitized 
works date from the 19th century and range from classic literature to 
more scientific volumes in fields including Geography, Philosophy or 
Anthropology. Among some of the works now available through Book Search, 
you can find the first English translation of Newton's Mathematical 
principles of natural philosophy 
from 1729, the first edition of Jane Austen's Emma 
and John Cassell's Illustrated History of England 
As with all public domain titles on Google Book Search, you can search 
and read the full text of these works, as well as download and print a 
pdf if you wish to .

So, does this mean we are done?

Far from it! With most of Oxford's 19th century public domain works now 
digitized and available to users online, we look forward to continuing 
our partnership with Oxford to digitize more content as it becomes 
available and work together to bring more books to more people in more 
languages around the world.

"Library users have always loved browsing books for the serendipitous 
discoveries they provide. Digital books offer a similar thrill, but on 
multiple levels-- deep entry into the texts or the ability to browse the 
virtual shelf of books assembled from the world's great libraries," says 
Sarah E. Thomas, Bodley's Librarian and Director of Oxford University 
Library Services.

For more information on Book Search, visit 

De åsikter som framförs här är mina personliga 
och inte ett uttryck för Göteborgs universitets-
biblioteks hållning

Opinions expressed here are my own and not
those of the Gothenburg University Library 

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 7861164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


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