The coverage of Oxford's library
Posted Oct 2, 2005 23:23 UTC (Sun) by dps
Parent article: The Authors' Guild and Google Print
Those outside the UK might not be aware that Oxford's library, by which they presumably mean the Bodlean library, is one of 5 copyright libraries in the UK. These libraries can get one *free* copy of anything published in UK, which makes the collection very complete.
Indexing this vast collection so users can find the relevant material, and which of Oxford's many libraries hold it, is a major problem. Fears about the impact on book sales are misplaced, as access to most this collection requires a bod card. If you have not studied or worked at Oxford university you probably will have a major problem getting a bod card.
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