Digitization Battle Intensifies As California Chooses Microsoft
“Two leading research institutions haven issued library cards to Microsoft so the software giant and search up-and-comer can scan their collections.
“The University of California and the University of Toronto libraries have agreed to lend their collections of out-of-copyright material held in trust. In concert with the Open Content Alliance, Microsoft will scan and index the materials for use in its Windows Live Book Search, according to a Microsoft statement issued last week.
“Like Google Book Search and Amazon.com’s Look Inside feature, Windows Live Book Search is being designed to enable full-text searches of books. The Microsoft project, however, will be built slightly differently than Google Book Search.”
Candace Lombardi. U.C. System Signs On To Microsoft Book-Scan Project. News.com. June 9, 2006.
Related Stories & Documents:
- Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft to Collaborate With University of California and University of Toronto Libraries for Windows Live Book Search. (Press Release) June 8, 2006.
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