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Posts tagged google books

Aug 11

theartofgooglebooks:

Library stamps (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).


Jul 20

theartofgooglebooks:

A variety of marbled endpapers photographed in high-contrast black and white (1, 2, 3).


Jul 15
theartofgooglebooks:

Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.
Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.

theartofgooglebooks:

Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.

Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.


Jul 11
theartofgooglebooks:

Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.
From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.

theartofgooglebooks:

Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.

From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.


Feb 21

theartofgooglebooks:

Neon moiré.

Throughout Ranch Life and the Hunting-trail by Theodore Roosevelt (1888). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 15, 2007.


Jan 30
theartofgooglebooks:

spyfries:

Ahahahaha this is on the official Google books version.

From p. 85 of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 5, 2008.

theartofgooglebooks:

spyfries:

Ahahahaha this is on the official Google books version.

From p. 85 of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 5, 2008.


Dec 6
newyorker:

Kenneth Goldsmith writes about a “small but thriving subculture” that documents glitches in Google Books’ scanning process: http://nyr.kr/1eZqY1r

“Because of the speed and volume with which Google is executing the project, the company can’t possibly identify and correct all of the disturbances in what is supposed to be a seamless interface. There’s little doubt that generations to come will be stuck with both these antique stains and workers’ hands.”

Above: “Special Collection” (2009), by Benjamin Shaykin. Photo by the Library of the Printed Web.

newyorker:

Kenneth Goldsmith writes about a “small but thriving subculture” that documents glitches in Google Books’ scanning process: http://nyr.kr/1eZqY1r

“Because of the speed and volume with which Google is executing the project, the company can’t possibly identify and correct all of the disturbances in what is supposed to be a seamless interface. There’s little doubt that generations to come will be stuck with both these antique stains and workers’ hands.”

Above: “Special Collection” (2009), by Benjamin Shaykin. Photo by the Library of the Printed Web.



Jun 13

theartofgooglebooks:

High-contrast marbled paper.

The endpapers of The Natural History of Barbados in Ten Books by Griffith Hughes (1750).  Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized July 3, 2012.


Apr 10
theartofgooglebooks:

Handwritten labeling. 
From p. 105 of New Complete Palmistry: Containing the Most Simple Presentations of the Science of Modern Palmistry, Including All of the Discoveries, Investigations and Researches of Centuries by Julius and Agnes Zancig (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

theartofgooglebooks:

Handwritten labeling. 

From p. 105 of New Complete Palmistry: Containing the Most Simple Presentations of the Science of Modern Palmistry, Including All of the Discoveries, Investigations and Researches of Centuries by Julius and Agnes Zancig (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.


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