University of California and Google Books digitized over two million books

Google and University of California “made over two million books available online from UC's vast collection, comprised of 100 research libraries housed across ten UC campuses, eliminating the UC staffers, scholars traveling to San Diego, Santa Cruz, or Los Angeles to work with unique or hard-to-find texts held at these campuses. An Internet connection is […]

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Google and University of California “made over two million books available online from UC's vast collection, comprised of 100 research libraries housed across ten UC campuses, eliminating the UC staffers, scholars traveling to San Diego, Santa Cruz, or Los Angeles to work with unique or hard-to-find texts held at these campuses. An Internet connection is sufficient to access portions of what is collectively the largest research/academic library in the world. One example of such a special collection is UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the world’s largest oceanography library, where digitization was recently completed. Here’re just few examples of the notable books digitized from the SIO collection: » The Fishes of the Swedish South Polar Expedition, by Einar Lonnberg, 1905 » The Land and Sea Mammals of Middle America and the West Indies, by Daniel Giraud Elliot. 1904 » The Stalk-eyed Crustacea, by Walter Faxon, 1895,” writes Google.

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