Last December I wrote about a forthcoming book: Federated Search: Solution or Setback for Online Library Services. (Ignore the links in my earlier blog post; Haworth Press is now part of Taylor & Francis and many Haworth Press links no longer work.) The book is available now and, by courtesy of Taylor & Francis, I have three review copies to give away.

What I am going to do is to send copies of the book to the first three people who email me at the address in the blog’s About page and who commit to reviewing three or more chapters of the book for publication in this blog. I will acknowledge you as guest author and link to your blog or web-site if you like. The book is a compilation of articles so you don’t need to read the whole book to review several of the articles. Once you receive your book I will ask you to select several articles that you wish to review and I may ask you to change a selection or two as I will coordinate among the three reviewers to ideally have no overlap.

Here is some information about the book that may help you to decide whether or not you would like to be a reviewer.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email me and include a shipping address. I ask that if, when you receive your book, you decide you are not interested in reviewing a part of it, that you mail it back to me so that I can send it to the next person on the list. I also ask that you commit to submitting your review within six weeks of the time that you and I agree on which chapters you’ll be reviewing. Once I receive your review, the book is yours to keep.

Thank you again, Taylor & Francis, for the kind donation. I hope to secure review copies of other related books in the future.

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2 Responses so far to "Christopher Cox book: review copies available"

  1. 1 Emily Tuck
    April 21st, 2008 at 1:42 pm  

    I would like to review the book. I’m a librarian who works for Groxis (sells federated search and clustering)- I’d be a great reviewer because I know both sides. Groxis is currently partnering with Gale — we are behind One Search.

  2. 2 Sol
    April 24th, 2008 at 7:03 am  


    All three review copies are taken. Sorry.

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