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’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. June 9, 2006.

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06/14/2006 at 08:49

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