Friday, October 20, 2006

More on Google Book project

In this week's Wisconsin Week there's anarticle on our participation in the Google Book Project:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Google announced an agreement today to expand access to hundreds of thousands of public and historical books and documents from more than 7.2 million holdings at the UW-Madison Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.

The university is the eighth library to join Google's ambitious effort to digitize the world's books and make them searchable on Google Book Search.

The combined library collections of UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society comprise one of the largest collections of documents and historical materials to be found in the United States. The collections are ranked 11th in North America by the Association of Research Libraries in Washington, D.C.

See the full article for more. I've suggested to our faculty that we hold a colloquium talk or panel on this topic and I believe something is in the works. Anyone interested in learning more?

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