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Making your bookshelves Google searchable

  1. 1. Making your bookshelvesGoogle searchable<br />Demo of a proof of concept by Júlio dos Anjosfor Internet Librarian 2009<br />
  2. 2. How it started<br />“Are you ready for a world where all your books are full text searchable on Google?”<br />Stephen Abram<br />Many years ago in a roundtable I heard through a podcast long lost<br />10/26/2009<br />2<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  3. 3. Maybeitwas…<br />“Are you ready for a world where all your Libraries are full text searchable on Google?”<br />10/26/2009<br />3<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  4. 4. Anyway…<br />Why has no one done it yet?<br />Can it be done?<br />How can it be done? <br />it: = the library’s paper based resources becoming <br />full text searchable by Google<br />10/26/2009<br />4<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  5. 5. Canitbedone?<br />
  6. 6. How to do it?<br />3 different ways<br />
  7. 7. Basics<br />Create a Google account (not necessarily a Gmail account) <br />Login<br />Go to Google Books<br />Go to My library<br />Import ISBN’s<br />You now have a “library” searchable by google!<br />10/26/2009<br />7<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  8. 8. Create a Google Account<br />Go to https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount<br />10/26/2009<br />8<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  9. 9. Wait for email confirmation<br />10/26/2009<br />9<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  10. 10. Activate account<br />10/26/2009<br />10<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  11. 11. Access Google Books<br />Goto http://books.google.com/<br />10/26/2009<br />11<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  12. 12. Access My library<br />Click on My Library<br />10/26/2009<br />12<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  13. 13. We need to add books<br />Click on Import Books<br />10/26/2009<br />13<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  14. 14. Create the Nickname<br />10/26/2009<br />14<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  15. 15. We are now ready to import books<br />10/26/2009<br />15<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  16. 16. Grab a list of ISBN’s and paste it<br />10/26/2009<br />16<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  17. 17. Caveats<br />100 ISBN’s at a time<br />10/26/2009<br />17<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  18. 18. Caveats<br />Some books will be unknown to Google<br />10/26/2009<br />18<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  19. 19. Keep adding books<br />100 ISBN’s at a time<br />10/26/2009<br />19<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  20. 20. When finished<br />Access View my library<br />10/26/2009<br />20<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  21. 21. Accessing the Library<br />10/26/2009<br />21<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  22. 22. Our library is now ready<br />10/26/2009<br />22<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  23. 23. How to use it?<br />3 methods<br />
  24. 24. Method 1<br />Click “Search this user’s library”<br />Fill the search term<br />All your books which obey the search are found<br />10/26/2009<br />24<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  25. 25. Simple Search<br />List View<br />10/26/2009<br />25<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  26. 26. Simple Search<br />Cover View<br />10/26/2009<br />26<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  27. 27. Advanced Search<br />10/26/2009<br />27<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  28. 28. Advanced Search fails miserably<br />My library “filter” is lost<br />10/26/2009<br />28<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  29. 29. Method 2<br />Capture the link under “my library”<br />Use the link in a web page or send it to someone else<br />You “library” is searchable by everyone<br />10/26/2009<br />29<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  30. 30. Capture Link<br />10/26/2009<br />30<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  31. 31. Use the link elsewhere<br />http://books.google.com/books?uid=9624650586634350416&rview=1<br />Send It by Email <br />Embed it on a <br />WebPage<br />Access by someone else will<br />10/26/2009<br />31<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  32. 32. Notice the changes<br />10/26/2009<br />32<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  33. 33. Method 3<br />Use your own web based “program” to search the library<br />Use your own pages to present the result<br />Use Google Preview Libraries to preview the found books<br />10/26/2009<br />33<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  34. 34. Myownprogram<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Whythename?<br />Becausethedomainnamewasfree... Whyelse?<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />35<br />
  36. 36. Access BiblioThetic<br />http://bibliothetic.com<br />10/26/2009<br />36<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  37. 37. Paste UID Parameter from http://books.google.com/books?uid=9624650586634350416&rview=1<br />10/26/2009<br />37<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  38. 38. Fill your search terms<br />10/26/2009<br />38<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  39. 39. Click the Search button<br />10/26/2009<br />39<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
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  41. 41. Clicking on a cover<br />10/26/2009<br />41<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  42. 42. Clicking on a cover<br />Relevant passages highlighted<br />10/26/2009<br />42<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  43. 43. Clickonthe Google PreviewButton<br />10/26/2009<br />43<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  44. 44. FullPreviewwithsearch box<br />10/26/2009<br />44<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  45. 45. Embedable<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />45<br />
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  49. 49. Embeddable on<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />49<br />Moodle<br />iGoogle<br />NetVibes<br />FaceBook<br />etc<br />
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  52. 52. Considerthistoolbecause<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />52<br />The short time needed to set up a Google account and activating it<br />There are several methods of generating a list of ISBN’s for almost every purpose<br />LibraryThing, OPAC’s , Etc<br />
  53. 53. Considerthistoolbecause<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />53<br />Easy to create “search boxes” for all kinds of purposes <br />Short bibliographies, Long bibliographies, your Science Fiction collection, your Business Management collection, your Whatever collection …<br />You can have always a list of books and some passages where the “search terms” occur in the paper resources<br />Google Book Search box is not easily embeddable<br />Anyway, books are notavailable to readthroughthrough Google Books, butyoubookshelves are.<br />
  54. 54. Biblio + Thetic<br />+ the setting forth of propositions or principles<br />10/26/2009<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />54<br />
  55. 55. Current status ofproject:<br />Still a proof of concept, although it works almost perfectly <br />Proves that one can use Google to do “full text search” of book collection<br />Proves that one can use Google’s own Results Page<br />Proves that one can create Results pages and integrate with several Google Book presentation tools<br />10/26/2009<br />55<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  56. 56. Next Steps:<br />Advanced Search<br />Embeddable results on you page like Google Custom Search Engine<br />Collection uploader with subject tagging<br />Integration with Open URL resolvers and OPAC’s <br />Universal Search Resolver ( as Target)<br />10/26/2009<br />56<br />Júlio dos Anjos<br />
  57. 57. Open for sugestionsandcommentsatjulio@janjos.com<br />

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