Julia Tryon was kind enough to send us a fuller description of her Google Books research plan and a biography, which we are sharing with you today:
What this project is about:
At the request of my director, I am researching how much of government information is available online and in particular how much is available in Google Books. I have begun by checking out Google’s info pages on Google Books and by looking at some of Google’s partner’s websites such as University of Michigan and Stanford University. I am also looking at Google Books’ functionality and ease of use, which plan to compare with other full-text versions. I have no idea where all this will take me!
I have been the Government Documents Librarian at the Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College since 2000. I have been a reference librarian here for 19 years. I am currently the chair of the CRIARL (Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries) Government Documents Committee and the treasurer for GPLNE (Government Publications Librarians of New England).On a personal note, I live in the quaint village of Ashaway in Rhode Island, I am a rabid reader of tacky novels, and I am being held hostage by four cats and a Victorian house.
We and I hope you are eagerly awaiting to her more dispatches from Julia’s explorations!
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