I have to admit, I think this is one of my best finds. But, until only a couple months ago, the snippets google provided when you search their books were just images, thus not accessible to people without sight, and they often were not actually right at the text around the search term so many times the nearby words that I wanted to un-garble were not included. I actually sent in a bug report about this. I'm sure they fixed it because many others had the same complaint, but I like to think I had a small part in getting this to be a really useful tool for proofreading scans.
Misha Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx wrote:
You should have made that suggestion a long time ago. I have never thought of it and I can remember a number of times that it would have come in handy. There was one book that I was proofreading that I rejected because it had too many garbled words that I could not figure out even from context. Now I see that I might have saved it by using this method."If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. " Malcolm X The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com <http://wwww.themilitant.com>Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html <http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html>_ table with 2 columns and 6 rowsSubj: [bksvol-discuss] Re: some questions Date: 10/28/2009 2:39:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time From: mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet (Details) table endAmazon is usually better for newer books (they are trying to sell expensive new books to you) and google is better for older books (most of theirs are scanned from university libraries). Valerie Maples wrote: > Now that is really cool! Jamie had told me about searching on Amazon > inside certain books, and that has met most of my needs, but I would > guess that Google has as many or more. > > Thanks for the tip! > > Valerie > > > On 10 28, 2009, at 12:56 AM, Mike wrote: > >> In google search put >> >> book: "book title" >> >> Note the colon : after book > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a > list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the > subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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