Google Book Search adds Univ. of Wisconsin library

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:59 am

The University of Wisconsin has agreed to take part in Google Inc.’s bid to scan book collections of the world’s great libraries, joining a second wave of backers for the controversial project, the two organizations said late on Wednesday.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Google plan to provide access to hundreds of thousands of public and historical materials from the UW-Madison libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, they said.

Those books and documents represent one of the largest U.S. collections of historical and government documents. They will be selected from a combined 7.2 million library holdings.

Source: Reuters


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