By Ellen Meltzer, CDL Information Services Manager

Google Book Search has recently been enabled as a target in UC-eLinks, linking to the same content as is in the current Melvyl Catalog.  The CDL will turn this feature on when there is a “full view” and “preview” for Google Book Search, not in the cases where there is metadata only.  For purposes of consistency in the UC-eLinks window, the online link to Google Book Search will appear as the first link in the window, as is the case for all other online items.

This feature was previewed in summer by those on the LINK-L listserv, and was recently reviewed by HOPS.  Below is a preview from our test server, so it looks slightly different from what you’ll see in production:

The feature will be made available to the public on Wednesday, October 15, 2008.