Thursday, December 16, 2004

Google Library

Found this NYT article on Google and a bunch of universities proposing creating a digital card catalog and searchable library for the world's books, scholarly papers and special collections.

Supposedly it will be for the full texts and be only books out of copyright.

Sounds like Project Gutenberg. Though with advertising and an annoying page header no doubt. Oh and popups too.

The amount of work to digitize these libraries must be phenomenal. Well, a job is a job. I kinda like the idea though. At least you'll get access to the books from 1909 and earlier. Still, some great books from that time. The non-fiction/reference books though will be scary.

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