The British Library Partners with Google Books

Google Books (http://books.google.com and http://books.google.co.uk) continues its march through the national libraries of Europe with the announcement of a deal with the British Library. Simon Bell, head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing at the British Library, reports that the Library is the fifth European nation to open its national library collection to Google Books over the last couple of years. The digitization project between Google and the British Library will focus on 250,000 books and documents published between 1700 and 1870. The project will encompass up to 40 million digitized pages. Clearly out-of-copyright, the content will be available to all through both Google Books and the British Library’s own website. READ FULL POST >>

 

original posting by , Information Today, Inc., June 27, 2011


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