Google To Digitize Select Books In Big Ten Libraries

Jun 11, 2007 | 2,118 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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CNN reports “Google to digitize Big Ten school books” which follows just a mere two weeks after announcing it would “Digitize Ancient Indian Texts Among 80k Books!”.

Google's motive is to have “a shared digital repository that faculty, students and the public can access quickly.” In keeping with this, the Search Giant will digitize upto 10 million volumes from select collections from select libraries. The libraries include: Chicago University, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

“Lawrence Dumas from Northwestern Provost reasoned, "We have a collective ambition to share resources and work together to preserve the world's printed treasures". The committee said Google will scan and index materials "in a manner consistent with copyright law." Google generally makes available the full text of books in the public domain and limited portions of copyrighted books.”

Ivy League school Harvard University and California have already let Google digitize their libraries.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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