UW Library joins Google book project

Google Book Bucky

Proud of my former school and employer (I worked a few semesters in the Chemistry Library) for getting involved in Google Print and trying to get as much material out there as possible.

    “The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Google plan to provide access to hundreds of thousands of public and historical materials from the UW-Madison libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, they said.”Those books and documents represent one of the largest U.S. collections of historical and government documents. They will be selected from a combined 7.2 million library holdings.””The University of Wisconsin-Madison joins the University of California and Spain’s Universidad Complutense de Madrid — two other major libraries Google has announced are participating in the library book search project in the past two months.”

    “The Google Books Library Project began last year with five participating libraries — the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, the New York Public Library and Oxford University. Google is also conducting a pilot project with the Library of Congress.”

link (via CNN Technology)

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