- Google Books
- Information Week: “Pay by the Page”
- CNET: Amazon Throws Book at Google
- Walter Benjamin: “Illuminations on Unpacking a Library”
- Blog Juridique: L’archivage électronique de l’histoire du droit
- mozbot search: british library msn
- Library and Archives Canada: Le Répertoire des projets canadiens de numérisation
- CNN: Google Base
- Google Base
- Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
- KM World Wiki
- Connie Crosby’s Blog
- KM World and Intranets 2005
- KM World photos on Flickr
- CBC Radio, The Current: Google’s digitization project [streaming media]
- LLRX: Australian Legal System
- York University: Academic Jobs postings
- Alan Gahtan’s Blog
- CRN: “Murder Suspect’s Google Searches
During all of this debate about Google Print, Amazon has been awfully quiet. But in reading the print version of Information Week (Nov 7, 2005) I came across a short article “Pay By The Page” outlining Amazon’s plans to expand its “Search Inside the Book” technology to let customers buy part of a book or read it online – for a fee.
This got my curiosity. In roaming around the web I came across references to two potential new services from Amazon, “Amazon Pages” and “Amazon Update” on a recent (Nov 3, 2005) CNET story:
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Two weeks ago when I’d last posted, I’d asked for replies on your use of commercial versus free online databases for legal research, with a breakdown between legislative, caselaw and legal commentary issues. My own practice is predominantly using commercial databases over free. The response I received from others on Slaw, and from some colleagues at my firm, were instructive:
*Use of commercial ($) db’s rather than free: Legislation: 50%: 4
*Use of $ db’s rather than free: Caselaw: 50%: 7
*Use of $ db’s rather than free: Legal commentary: 50%: 7 . . . [more]
Books do furnish a room. Books map the brain of a reader. Our choice of books and our arrangement of them have meanings that tell stories and reveal patterns of thought.
Think about Walter Benjamin’s lovely essay in Illuminations on Unpacking a Library and how his books establish patterns and relationships. (If you have an Amazon account, look inside the book “Illuminations” at page 59.)
In the law I remember at the start of my career working with lawyers who had the luxury of extensive shelves, the curiosity to acquire books and the possibility posed by cheaper prices than today . . . [more]
The biggest story in Canadian legal research and information tools all year and Slaw’s sitting on the sidelines. Shame on us for being so passive.
There’s a battle being waged over the largest official law reports in the country, the pioneer in the delivery of online legal information to the legal profession, now threatened with closure by a government that thinks that there’s no need for law reports with court websites and that editing and headnotes are relics from a quaint distant time.
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Google Base is a place where you can add all types of information that we’ll host and make searchable online.
You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle
The [Houston Library] Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.
This may not be of wide interest to readers of Slaw, but it could be a helpful resource for those who are looking for material on IP or DRM, for example. There’s a decent table of contents to the bibilography and the ability to subscribe to a RSS feed for updates. As well, you can search the bibilography. . . . [more]
Hello from San Jose!
I am learning a lot and connecting with a number of people, so I am finding it to be quite worthwhile so far. Last night I discovered the official conference wiki. It uses Social Text wiki software which people seem to like. It includes a link to photos on Flickr which include the conference tag. At this point they will look pretty familiar if you’ve checked out my blog since so far I’m the only one who has added anything in. It helped that I was already using . . . [more]
For those of us who watched Connie Crosby as she blogged & photo-blogged both last year’s CALL & SLA conferences, well… She’s baaa-aaaak! :-)
Live from San Jose at the KM World and Intranets 2005 conference, Connie is pushing her way through the exhibits and taking many photos and session notes along the way.
CBC Radio’s “The Current” for November 7th had a segment about Google’s digitizing libraries project. There was also a brief discussion about a class action lawsuit in the US that is trying to stop this projects.
You can listen to the archived broadcast at:
Scroll down the page to “The Current Part 2: Google”
About halfway down the page you will see a link to the streaming video for this segment of the programme. . . . [more]