[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is trying to establish an online reading room for five major libraries by scanning stacks of hard-to-find books into its widely used Internet search engine.The ambitious initiative announced late Monday gives Mountain View, Calif.-based Google the right to index material from the New York public library as well as libraries at four universities Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Oxford in England.The Michigan and Stanford libraries are the only two so far to agree to submit all their material to Googles scanners.The New York library is allowing Google to include a small portion of its books no longer covered by copyright while Harvard is confining its participation to 40,000 volumes so it can gauge how well the process works. Oxford wants Google to scan all its books originally published before 1901.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Oxford wants Google to scan all its books originally published before 1901
I can't imagine how much man power is required to do something like this.
_________________Robert Wurtz II
I said the exact same thing. I wonder what format they will be using? I have seen quite a few old books in pdf.
Praise God! I just heard it on the radio!!