Again a new Beta application from Google: Google Print !
From the site:
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 an ordinary Google search. 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.
Where do these books come from?
The book content in Google Print comes from two sources: publishers and libraries.
This is again pretty cool stuff. Searching books from publishers and libraries true Google.
This features was announched more than 5 months ago, here is a part of the article:
"Five of the world’s largest libraries have joined Google in a Herculean effort to digitize millions of books and make every sentence searchable.
The project, which Google officials plan to announce today, involves libraries at Harvard and Stanford Universities, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and the University of Oxford, as well as the New York Public Library. It could soon turn Google into the single largest holder of digitized published material, while also providing researchers and students with an unprecedented tool for finding information"
I’m curious how far they are with digitizing this libraries…
Does anybody know?