links to Google Book Search content

Share this on social media: users can now view digitised books in the Google Book Search collection, on the website. This is thanks to the new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that were released by Google on 22 September.

Now, in OCLC's, a Google Preview Button will appear in the record display when the text of a work—either excerpts for in-copyright works or full text for public domain materials—is available online. Visitors can click on the button to access the content within via an embedded Google viewport.

'This is a great enhancement to the discovery process on,’ commented Bill Carney, content manager at OCLC. ‘The Google Book Search APIs represent an important advance in accessing the content scanned on behalf of libraries participating in the Google Book Search Library Project. Working together enables us to increase the presence of these libraries and their collections on the web.'