BTB #109: Putting Google to Work

Chris PalmaCopyright Clearance Center’s online catalog now includes “preview” results from Google Books. When users choose a book title in the CCC catalog that is also available from Google Books, they can click on “Google Preview” to browse through the book just as they might in a library – and without ever having to leave the CCC Web site. To learn more, read this announcement (PDF).

For this and more of the latest news on Google Books, Chris Kenneally turned again to Google’s Chris Palma, who previously detailed the “Books” program in a January 2008 CCC-sponsored conference call with authors and publishers. This update includes a complete re-run of that call, as Palma explains how backlist, lightly marketed or out-of-print titles can reclaim their value by becoming available on the Web.

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