Google Books

AAP Praises Wisdom of HathiTrust and Google Books Decisions - Disruptive Competition Project

In a recently filed amicus brief, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) acknowledged that the decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Law

"Fli??ed me off"

I just asked @DarrellIssa abt the Comey news and he flicked me off — literally gave me the middle finger — and kept walking. Said nothing<p>— Rachael …

Google News

How to Write For Human, But Optimise It For SEO?

By Azleen Abdul Rahim The question is simple but the answer to it isn’t. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo … More

SEO

There's finally a Chrome extension for book lovers to discover their next great read

Back in 2015, I wrote about how I visited a brick-and-mortar bookstore after ages and spent more money on books in two hours than I had in the past year online. I chalked it up to the serendipitous experience of wandering between shelves of haphazardly stacked titles and discovering books I never …

Books

RECOMMENDED: What Libraries Did with Google Books

Mike Furlough (HathiTrust) has published a storify with his commentary on two recent articles on Google Books, Scott Rosenberg’s “How Google Book …

Amazon Ads for Indie Authors

By Frances CaballoOne of the benefits of belonging to a local chapter of the Independent Publishers Associations (IBPA) is the information you glean …

Publishing

The History of Google Books, the Hogarth Press Centennial, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

Data Sheet—Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BITS AND BYTES<p><b>A credible Apple watcher is warning about iPhone 8 shipment delays</b>. In a research report published Monday, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo …

Markets

There is a forbidden treasure in one of Google’s servers

Google Books is a well-known repository and search platform where millions of books, papers, articles, and more are available. However, it could have …

Google

Why Google Books Deserves Better Than These Obituaries

When scholars of the future look back at the early 21st century, they'll point to technology milestones like the first iPhone and the Tesla Roadster. …

Google

Google Doodle Celebrates Spanish Writer Maria Zambrano

Google is rolling out a special Doodle this Monday to honor the legacy of Spanish writer and thinker Maria Zambrano, who on this day in 1988 became …

Google

The Fox in the Big House

Soviets, poetry, and foxes, oh my!<p>By Stephanie Bastek<p>April 20, 2017<p>Lee Alan Dugatkin on the world’s cutest science experiment, which transformed wild …

Science

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

Publishing

[BOOK] A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Matthew Molineux – Google Books

Including over 600 A to Z entries, this original dictionary provides clear and succinct definitions of the terms used in the related and developing …

Autism

Quick Links | Not Even Wrong

I was very sorry to hear recently of the death of David Goss (obituary here), a mathematician specialist in function fields who was at Ohio State. …

String Theory

How Google Book Search Got Lost

B<b>ooks can do anything.</b> As Franz Kafka once said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”<p>It <i>was</i> Kafka, wasn’t it? Google confirms this. …

Technology

Google Books Drags After Court Victory

Google Books recently won a lengthy legal battle, but "lost its drive and ambition" during the 10-year court fight with the Authors Guild. "You’d …

Advertising Industry

Global online game offers clues about why we get languages so very wrong

Think you could safely tell the difference between Russian, Hindi, Spanish and Telugu? The Great Language Game is the place to test that theory.<p>The online guessing game has yielded a ton of data for academics to sift through, offering insight into just how good we are at telling Icelandic from …

Language

"Library Extension" Lets you Borrow Books from Your Local Library While You're in Amazon or Goodreads!

Save yourself a few steps, and some money! <br>That book you want to purchase on Amazon or Goodreads? It might be available to borrow from your local …

Books

#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgments

They're called "my wife," and it seems they've done it all: typed, transcribed and even researched for their scholar husbands.<p>And, through a hashtag that started last weekend, their work also started a conversation on the uncredited female labor in academia.<p>#ThanksForTyping began making its mark on …

Women's News

N.Y. bill would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others

[UPDATE 3/22/17: The Senate bill has apparently just been withdrawn (through the enacting clause being stricken); the Assembly bill remains pending, though I hope that it’s functionally dead, too.]<p>From New York Assembly Bill 5323, introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 …

Censorship

Google Can Tell If You’re Human Without Even Testing You. Is This a Good Thing?

The CAPTCHA — that little test, often of recognizing letters, that you take in order to confirm to websites that you are a human, and not an …

Google

Are Library Vendors a Necessary Evil?

<b>Summary:</b> While not necessarily the root of all evil, the goals of for-profit companies acting in their own self-interest do not necessarily align …

Open Access

Transcending the Job Market

Why I don’t regret my Ph.D. in English, even though I probably should.

Graduate School

Fox News Appears to Have Edge in Showdown That Could Curtail Sharing of Clips

At a hearing on Tuesday, the 2nd Circuit reviews copyright fair use arguments by the media monitoring service TVEyes.<p>It's no secret that President …

Journalism

ReDigi, Fair Use, and Libraries

Photo by author. In my last post, I opined that the fair use interests of librarians and educators are not necessarily aligned with for-profit …

copyright

Basic CyberSecurity

Public domain image of fence from J.J. Thomas,<br>Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs for 1876-7-8,<br>Luther Tucker & Son (1878) scanned by Google …

EFF

As if it weren’t already enough of a know-it-all, Google just got even smarter

Why it matters to you<p>An update to Google Search makes it even easier to find answers to common questions about animals, plants, and much …

Google

25 ways 'The Walking Dead' has avoided saying the word 'zombie'

Since the dawn of the comics, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors have rarely uttered the word "zombie." Despite the fact that they're living through what everyone in this world would call a zombie apocalypse, they act as as if the word doesn't exist.<p>It turns out, that was creator Robert Kirkman's …

Zombies

The Best Books On Activism To Get Involved

See All | 1 of 12<p>No matter which side of the coin you’re on, you can’t ignore that we are in the midst of a new era of activism and political …

Activism