Thursday, March 29, 2007

Online Public Libraries: Google Books and now.. Europeana

I am sure that you know about Google Books: http://books.google.com/

Even if I truly believe that Google wants the good by publishing all this information for free - We all remember the sentence: "Don't be evil" that is part of the Google code of Conduct-. I think it is not a good idea to have only one service that provide access to the "world culture"... Competition is always good for consumer...

The French National Library (BNF) and some other public libraries (Hungarian, Portugal) have created a new site to offer a similar service in beta: http://www.europeana.eu. It is true that currently the list of books is really small compare to Google but I am inviting you to use both of then.

3 comments:

Laurent Schneider said...

valuable link to look for original documents, for example
Oeuvres complètes / de La Fontaine ; publ. d'après les textes originaux, accompagnées de notes et suivies d'un lexique par Ch. Marty-Laveaux. Tome I, Fables - 1863

Bookyards said...

Enjoyed reading your post.

For everyone’s info, we at Bookyards ( http://www.bookyards.com ) have compiled a good collection of free digital libraries with books available for downloading for free. Just go to Bookyards “Library Collections - E Books” at http://www.bookyards.com/links.html?type=links&category_id=1780
There are approximately 550 digital libraries separated alphabetically and by category, with over 500,000 unique ebooks

Bookyards is a free online library located at www.bookyards.com

Ayisha said...

nice site for more books I have some more gifts..



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