• Help me get a list of magazines included in Google Book Search?

    by  • December 11, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    In response to this Google Blog post, and last night’s episode of Uncontrolled Vocabulary, I’m on a quest to get a list of magazine titles out of Google. Here’s my opening salvo sent to gblog@google.com, the feedback address for the Google blog. Please feel free to help me out by sending your own e-mail to Google.

    Speaking for myself and many other librarians we love the fact that you’re now including magazines in Google Book Search. However, it would be very useful for us if there was a list of indexed titles available. Does such a list exist online and if so where? If not, to whom would we direct such a request?


    Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian
    Nebraska Library Commission
    The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120
    Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
    800-307-2665 (NE only)
    Fax: 402-471-2083

    And their automated response:

    Re: [#375207463] Google Magazine search

    Thank you for writing to us at the Google Blog. We appreciate hearing from you, but can’t guarantee responding to each and every message. However, we do read every note, and will take your suggestions and comments into account as we continue to develop the blog. If you have a specific question you’d like answered, please visit Google.com/support to submit your message. If we’d like to include your comments in a future post, we’ll be in touch to ask your permission.

    The Google Blog team


    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.


    3 Responses to Help me get a list of magazines included in Google Book Search?

    1. griffey
      December 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm

      You probably noticed that I think we should just crowdsource the list. The issue is just where to put it and make it available?

    2. Michael Sauers
      December 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm

      As I said in last night’s UV, I’m not against that in the end but if Google is willing to just post the list if we ask/convince them, they we wouldn’t need to do the work to duplicate something that does already exist, just not publicly. Failing in that mission, I’m all for crowdsourcing it.

    3. /fish
      December 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm

      Already done this off my own bat – getting the issue amongst my fellow kiwi librarians, will get your post in our discussion list, thanks!

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