A global virtual library is one step nearer today after Google, the internet search group, announced it is working on a project to digitally scan the collections at seven libraries and make them available online.
Access to some of the world's best research sources, including Oxford University, will be free and fully searchable.
California-based Google said it would help scan the entire collections of the libraries at the University of Michigan and Stanford University. It also is undertaking pilot programmes at a number of other institutions including Oxford University, Harvard and the New York Public Library.
More info at Timesonline
Google indexing collection of big libraries
Posted on Tuesday, December 14 2004 @ 14:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck