Google Books

Google – a virtual synonym for search engine – has seen tremendous growth in a range of online applications and services it offers to its users. With an aim to organize the world’s information and to make this vast amount of information universally accessible, Google has ventured into the area of books by launching Google Book Search. This is a search engine where users can type in a keyword and as a result, get to see the the book titles and specific page snippets where that word occurred. Though all the books can not be read fully due to copyright issues, nonetheless its a great effort the enables users to search inside books without having to actually visit a library. Let’s see what this project is about and what users can do with it:

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Virtual Book Markers Needed for Digital Library and E-Book Initiatives

Have you ever read a book online and felt compelled to keep on reading even though you did not have the time because you did not want to lose your place? This is actually a serious problem for people who like to read books online. Not everyone likes to read books online because it kind of strains the eyes and yet it sure saves time from going down to the bookstore and buying the book (if it is even in inventory or in print) and you can peruse a book before you buy just like you can when you look at the shelves at the bookstore.

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Online Libraries – Can They Replace Traditional Libraries?

Online libraries are becoming more and more popular, and the idea itself is now making educators and government officials all over the world, explore the possibility of establishing and funding local and national libraries on the internet.

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