Google Books: The ‘Last Library’ And Metadata

Google Books: The ‘Last Library’ And Metadata

Is Google committing several errors when digitally scanning books? An expert's view.

Naresh Kumar
  • 15 september 2010

In an interview, noted linguist and UC-Berkeley professor Geoffrey Nunberg shared his views on what is wrong with Google Books. Nunberg has noted an extraordinarily large number of errors in Google-scanned Books, largely pertaining to publication dates, misattributed authors, low quality scanning and the way Google handles metadata – vital information connected to text like how a card catalog works – of the books in its collection.

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