Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How Google Book Search Got Lost - BackChannel

Today's trip into the Catosphere took Panzer to a site he's never visited before called BackChannel. There our curious kitty boy found a post about Google Books.*

After all that I really need a nap.
According to the post by Scott Rosenberg, Google Books is still alive and scanning. Over a decade ago Google began scanning the contents of books. When authors and publishers learned about what Google was doing a court battle was begun over the copyright holders legal right to stop Google. After the decade long court battle was finally decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Google's favor, Mr. Rosenberg went searching to find out what Google Books was doing now. Turns out more than 25 million books have been scanned into the Google Books database and more are added every day. A lot of history and explanation about Google and Google Books is also included in this post.

Panzer says, "This little kitty didn't know they spent that whole decade scanning books.  What would they have done with all those scanned book files if they lost in court?"

Note: This is a t-r-e-m-e-n-d-o-u-s-l-y h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s post. Bring three thermoses of tea and three dozen donuts and a sleeping bag for two naps for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Google Book Search

*Panzer gives a tip of the fedora to The Digital Reader  site for the link to this BackChannel post.

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