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If you spot "The Lambs of Lanarkshire and Their Descend

Post by grannysrock » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:32 pm

If you spot for sale anywhere
"The Lambs of Lanarkshire and Their Descendants in America"
by Mary Grant Charles published 1972
...please let me know !
the above publication only seems to be available in US/Canada libraries .

I have registered somewhere to be notified if a 2nd hand copy comes up for sale.

I know from the snippet view from Google books that it contains many references to my own family and it's driving me crazy !

Sally
( on wrong side of pond )

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Post by Currie » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:57 am

Hello Sally,

It looks like the LDS library in the US has a copy of the book. I was wondering whether it is possible to order books in like they do with microfilm but that doesn’t appear to be an option.

When I search in Google books all I get is:

The Lambs of Lanarkshire and Their Descendants in America
by Mary Grant Charles - 1972 - 223 pages
No preview available - About this book - Add to my library

From Australia I don’t get any snippets, all I get to see are the chapter headings.

Whether you get to see a full view, limited preview, snippet view or no preview depends on the part of the world you’re in. Maybe if someone in the USA, for example, searched for the book they might get something better, a limited preview for example.

All the best,
Alan

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Post by grannysrock » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:29 pm

Alan
I don't get the snippets either now . :( Maybe I was in the UK when I did or maybe they changed the access - Google was in dispute with some US publishers - now resolved it seems ... .
The attached gives some very exciting news -

http://books.google.com/googlebooks/agreement/

Looks like it may be possible to purchase and download books via Google which are out of print but not out of copyright ( like the the Lambs of Lanarkshire... )

This may only apply to US users - but perhaps I can enter into an arrangement with SKS from the States ...??? :idea:

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Post by LesleyB » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:37 pm

Hi Sally
That sounds like it will be a boon for many of those hard to find out-of-print books, that many of us are on a constant search for. Great stuff!

Best wishes
Lesley

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Post by marilyn morning » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:28 pm

The Lambs of Lanarkshire and Their Descendants in America
Mary Grant Charles

Hi Sally

I searched Barnes & Noble, Boarders, E-Bay and the Ocean State inter-library catalog and
couldn't come up with a match for your book?

http://library.provlib.org/search/X?(Th ... &p=&SORT=D



0 results found for
"The Lambs of Lanarkshire and Their Descendants in America

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Post by Bob C » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:59 pm

It was digitized in 2007 as a part of the collection of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Copies are held in the following libraries:
New York Public Library-Research (this means it is not available for loan)
New England Historic Genealogical Society-Boston
Library of Congress
Library and Archives Canada
Allen County Public Library-Fort Wayne IN
Newberry Library-Chicago IL
Wisconsin Historical Society-Madison WI
Houston Public Library-Houston TX

The publisher is W. D. Lambe, Port Huron, Michigan. A quick Google search on the publisher does not return any useful information.

The Allen County Public Library will do limited page copies for a reasonable fee. See their web site at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us

Hope this helps.

Bob C
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Kettle, Collessie, Achtermuchty and Markinch Fife
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Post by marilyn morning » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:36 pm

Good going there Bob :)

Sally you could also contact

http://talkingscot.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-1698

Regards
Marilyn

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Post by Currie » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:46 am

Sally,

The Google settlement sounds like a great idea. Having an out of print copyrighted book locked away in a few libraries that few people can access or on sale at a price that few can afford doesn’t help anyone, least of all the author or copyright owner. I’m don’t know whether this will be a plus or a minus for the second-hand book trade in the US or anywhere else that ends up with a similar system.

The document http://books.google.com/booksrightshold ... lement.pdf (watermarked Awaiting Court Approval) details methods of access and in regard to purchasing access to out of print copyrighted books online says:

“Consumer Purchases: Individual users will be able to purchase the right to access Books online. Rightsholders will have two options for setting the sale price of their Books: they can set the price themselves or they can allow Google to set the price based on a multi-factor formula that is designed to maximize revenues for the sale of the Book (the “Settlement Controlled Price”).”

Let’s hope the prices are reasonable.

Alan

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Post by grannysrock » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:42 am

Thanks Bob & Marilyn - if I don't manage to track down a copy of the whole book by next summer say ( probably my next opportunity for wandering around graveyards and poring over dusty old tomes etc ), I will ask one of those libraries for copies of the relevant pages .

I wonder how long before the book purchasing option comes online ?
Sally

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Post by marilyn morning » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:44 am

Sally Hi,

Today while I was filing my fingernails at work :) I whipped out my cell phone and dialed up the Milstein Division of the New York Public Library.

http://talkingscot.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-1698

The gent who answered the phone was friendly enough and he confirmed that the reference section does in fact own a copy of the Lambs of Lanarkshire. He said the book is protected by copyright for 75 years. :shock: There wasn't any information listed on his computer about google books, but he didn't rule out the possibility for the future.

He suggested contacting http://www.higginsonbooks.com/
for reprints of genealogy books. If you scroll to the bottom, you'll see a contact by e-mail tab.

Good Luck
Marilyn
Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.
Maxine Morning b. 23 April 1998 d. 14 Nov. 2008
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