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June 03, 2008
Research in GoogleBooks
So many of the books I want to read are not available through the Indiana University Libraries or are in long-term storage, I place that must be on Pluto given how long it takes to get a book out of long-term storage. I long ago found that many of the books I want are available on GoogleBooks but given first the problems of reading lengthy works on a computer screen and the lack of annotation tools or page prints, I had pretty much only gone to their site to double check front matter before I put through an inter-library loan fo the real paper book.
Well I think that practice might have changed today. Today I found FireShot, an add-on for Firefox that allows you to both take page shots and annotate them. I still love SnagIT for clips but the annotation feature here might make FireShot the preferred alternative for this researchers work with full pages. Hummm Wonder how I can use it for research?
p.s. This is a first release so undoubtedly there are a few bugs to workout.
Posted by prolurkr at June 3, 2008 11:07 AM
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