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Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by ovi, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    The Libraries of Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan,
    the University of Oxford, and The New York Public Library Join with
    Google to Digitally Scan Library Books and Make Them Searchable Online

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - December 14, 2004 - As part of its effort
    to make offline information searchable online, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:
    GOOG) today announced that it is working with the libraries of Harvard,
    Stanford, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oxford as
    well as The New York Public Library to digitally scan books from their
    collections so that users worldwide can search them in Google.
    "Even before we started Google, we dreamed of making the incredible
    breadth of information that librarians so lovingly organize searchable
    online," said Larry Page, Google co-founder and president of
    Products. "Today we're pleased to announce this program to digitize
    the collections of these amazing libraries so that every Google user
    can search them instantly.
    "Our work with libraries further enhances the existing Google Print
    program, which enables users to find matches within the full text of
    books, while publishers and authors monetize that information," Page
    added. "Google's mission is to organize the world's information,
    and we're excited to be working with libraries to help make this
    mission a reality."
    Today's announcement is an expansion of the Google PrintT program,
    which assists publishers in making books and other offline information
    searchable online. Google is now working with libraries to digitally
    scan books from their collections, and over time will integrate this
    content into the Google index, to make it searchable for users
    "We believe passionately that such universal access to the world's
    printed treasures is mission-critical for today's great public
    university," said Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of
    For publishers and authors, this expansion of the Google Print program
    will increase the visibility of in and out of print books, and generate
    book sales via "Buy this Book" links and advertising. For users,
    Google's library program will make it possible to search across
    library collections including out of print books and titles that
    weren't previously available anywhere but on a library shelf.
    Users searching with Google will see links in their search results page
    when there are books relevant to their query. Clicking on a title
    delivers a Google Print page where users can browse the full text of
    public domain works and brief excerpts and/or bibliographic data of
    copyrighted material. Library content will be displayed in keeping with
    copyright law. For more information and examples, please visit
  2. Darksat

    Darksat Guest

    No more late library books, nice one.
  3. Lanre

    Lanre Guest

    I think Soon books will be so rare that they will be too expensive for the everyone and the only way is to read online. I see a future generation of :nerd: springing up everywhere.
  4. Darksat

    Darksat Guest

    I dont think books will ever fully die out, I hope not, I like books.

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