Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Boston.com / News / Education / Higher education / Google to index works at Harvard, other major libraries

Boston.com / News / Education / Higher education / Google to index works at Harvard, other major libraries

excerpt: "The world's largest Internet search engine said yesterday it will soon begin a program to index books and bound periodicals in the libraries of Harvard University.

Google has struck similar deals with Oxford University, the libraries of the University of Michigan and Stanford University, and the New York Public Library. It's all designed to create a new kind of index that will let anybody quickly search the contents of millions of books"
A project of this magnitude shifts the digitization effort from pilot projects to mainstream production. The impact on libraries will be profound.