Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oxford-Google Digitization Program

The University of Oxford has concluded a mass-digitization agreement with Google, Inc., of Mountain View, California. This ambitious program should lead, over the next three years in the first instance, to the digitization of more than 1 million of the Bodleian Library's printed books, and their worldwide availability on the Internet, through Google's popular search services and the Oxford website.

The project is at a very early stage and over the coming months Oxford University Library Services (OULS) and Google Inc. staff will begin to work together looking in detail at the different components of the project. The Oxford-Google agreement does not currently extend beyond the scope of this project.

More information here.