Digitization Evolving Into Open or Closed Cases

“When it comes to digitizing books, two stories appear to be unfolding: One is about open source, and the other, Google.

“Or so it seemed at a party held by the Internet Archive on Tuesday evening, when the nonprofit foundation and a parade of partners, including the Smithsonian Institution, Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo and Microsoft’s MSN, rallied around a collective open-source initiative to digitize all the world’s books and make them universally available.

“Google was noticeably absent from the cadre of partners, considering that the search behemoth has a high-profile project of its own to scan library books and add them to its searchable index.”

Stefanie Olsen. An Open-Source Rival to Google’s Book Project. Oct. 26, 2005.

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10/28/2005 at 09:55

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