MBooks – Their Library, Your Selections

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University of Michigan has created an interesting digital library application: building on its partnership with Google Books, it offers users the opportunity to create custom collections of works that have been digitized. Once you create an account you can create a collection and store in it any material available in the UMich online collection.
As with many online collection projects, the idea is marvelous. The actual collection you can create, however, is currently limited. For example, searching for books that would fit the collection I created (Godey’s Lady’s Book Contributors) proved to be disappointing in the paucity of its results. However, that can only improve as more books are digitized and added to their collection.
Conclusion? Definitely one to keep an eye on, both for its content, its method and its overall “value added” sensibilities.
MBooks Public Collection:
https://sdr.lib.umich.edu/cgi/mb?a=listcs;colltype=pub

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