Google Integrates Books with the Web

Google Book Search launched some new features that allow people to more easily integrate them into their online lives:

“To start, you can create your own personal collection on Book Search, and use it to help find just the right book from your collection for any occasion. Other people can view your library, so you can share your collection…”

“Digitized text is useful beyond search, too. It enables us to infer connections between books through shared passages…”

“We’ve also launched a way to let users, select, copy and embed segments of public domain books (like the Newton quote) in any web page. We hope to make it as easy to blog and quote from a book as it is from any web page. Like many innovations at Google, a stellar summer intern worked on this.”

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