As we’ve said many times in the past, this resource is the definitive resource for the topic and is a valuable tools for many users including info pros, students, lawyers, and journalists.
This selective bibliography presents over 320 articles and other textual works that are useful in understanding Google Books. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Books and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Available as an XHTML website with live links. Updated periodically.
Since Bailey, Jr. does such an excellent job of finding and organizing the material the challenge for researchers who use the resource will be accessing the articles if or more likely when they are taken offline, URL changes, site goes behind a firewall, etc.
Material from many publications will likely be available from traditional databases when they are taken off the open web (and the bibliography will continue to be valuable) BUT access to material from blogs and other self-published material will be more of a challenge if it’s taken offline.
See Also: More From Digital Scholarship
- Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010. Presents over 500 English-language works.
- Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 4. Presents over 500 English-language works.
- Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010. Presents over 3,800 English-language works.
See Also: Web Preservation, URLs: “Analyzing the Persistence of Referenced Web Resources with Memento”
via INFOdocket; August 6, 2011