Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Speculations on the Inside of Google Book Search

...via Campus Technology.

The main implication seems to be, let's get the bulk volume first, and worry about details of quality later. I can't entirely quarrel with that; a lot of what's already available through Google Book Search is already good enough for a lot of purposes, and increasingly, "good enough" is, well, good enough.

What remains to be seen is what will happen once the project with UC reaches its numbers goal. Will quality control then come into play? Or will the project just sort of exist, as seems increasingly to be the case with Google Scholar?

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