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December 14, 2004

Google to scan library books

Filed under: News/Articles — Suramya @ 6:56 PM

According to BetaNews Google has started a new project where it will scan an index millions of books from libraries around the country and add them to its catalog. This doesn’t mean that the books will be available for free though, the search results will only show the bibliographies and excerpts from copyrighted books while giving complete access to the books whose copyrights have expired.

This will make it easier for people to search for specific items by centerlizing the knowledge into a easily accessed repository. This comes to us after the Google Scholar which allowed us to search through scholarly literature.

I think that google is doing a good job and this is a really cool addition to its formidable collection of tools.

Original Story: BetaNews

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