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New Feature: Google Books/Fed Docs

FGI is pleased to announce a new occasional series that will examine how Google Books treats US Federal Documents. These posts will have titles that begin with "Google Books/Fed Docs".

We’re very pleased to have a guest researcher putting up these posting. Please give a warm FGI welcome to Julia Tryon, Government Documents Librarian of the Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College. Julia has started to gather statistics and other information about the tens of thousands of government documents that have been scanned by the Google Books projects. We posted her first govdoc-l message on this subject.

Julia has agreed to start blogging on this subject for FGI. Unlike our "Blogger of the Month" series, Julia will post whenever she finds something interesting at the intersection of US Federal Documents and Google Books until she feels that she’s exhausted the subject.

Take it away Julia!

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