links for 2007-09-07

Google Turns Books Loose

Books often live a vibrant life offline, and through digitization Google Book Search tries to help them live an even more exciting life online through full text search. Today we’re launching some new features that go beyond search so you can collect, share, and discover new books.

Official Google Blog: Collect, share, and discover books

It is nice to see Google providing useful access to the mass of text they have collected.  These new tools will enable all manner of interesting uses for the data in these books.