Friday, November 04, 2005

chat on AOL about Google Print

Google Print

the LDS Family History Library has announced that it has begun the process of digitizing and making available on the Internet all of the Family History books in their collection. These are primarily books in the "929.273Series" that are currently housed on the first floor of the´┐Ż Family History Library (previously housed on the fourth floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building).

At the present time (September 2005), about 5000 books have been digitized and are available, and they have announced that they are adding about 100 titles a week to the on-line collection.

Go to the web site of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University
on their home page, follow the links

"drop down menus
Find Other Materials/Electronic/On Line Collections at BYU".

Click on the "Text Collections" tab and select the "Family History Archive" from the list of collections that are displayed.

Participating Libraries:
Harold B. Lee Library
BYU Hawaii
BYU Idaho
LDS Business College
Family History Library
Church History Library

Heritage has the same set up with it's books and I find that really interesting to browse

One interesting sidelight is, when you are at the first web page for the Family History Archive (the page that lets you begin a search), click on the "Browse the Collection" button.
This will display every Family History book that has been digitized and is available in the collection.

Xfiremar: NYPL is going to do the same


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