Thursday, August 10, 2006

UC libraries join Google's book scanning project

From Yahoo News:

"UC joins three other major U.S. universities — Stanford, Michigan and Harvard — that are contributing their vast library collections to Google's crusade to ensure reams of knowledge written on paper makes the transition to the digital age. The New York Public Library and Oxford University also are allowing portions of their libraries to be scanned."

"The project is expected to last years and cost tens of millions of dollars — a bill that Google is footing. It's something Google can easily afford, given the nearly 8-year-old company has already amassed nearly $10 billion in cash."

On Google's library partners.