Google has planned to convert more than a million books and literary materials from the renowned University of Texas which also includes a selection of rare and unique matter from Latin American history. This is a wonderful piece of information for historians all over the world.
"Intellectual discovery is at the heart of the scholarly research process," quoted Fred Heath, vice provost and director of libraries at the University of Texas. "The best collections of information are only as useful as the quality of the tools available for discovering and accessing that information. Joining with Google's Book Search program will mean that the intellectual content of our collections are discoverable by a much wider range of scholars and students."
The official Google Press center reports, “Working together, Google and the University of Texas will digitize over a million books from the university's collection. Anyone will be able to freely view, browse, and read the university's public domain documents. For books protected by copyright, users will be able to see basic background (such as the book's title and the author's name), at most a few lines of text related to their search, and information about where they can buy or borrow a book.”
The Google Books Library Project converts literary works, that are not bound by any copyright, into digital formats and makes them available for readers all around the globe.