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Friday, March 14, 2008

Google Book Search API for OPACs

On March 13, Google released a new API for its Book Search service. The Google Book Search Book Viewability API facilitates library catalogs connecting to Google Book Search. A post by Bethany Poole at Inside Google Book Search points to some examples of the API in action. As with Book Search itself, books under copyright will display a brief excerpt, while OA full text is available for books in the public domain. (Thanks to Wired Campus.)