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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

12 More Universities Contributing to Google Library Project

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education
(6/7/2006) says that Google has made a deal with twelve
universities to digitize 10 million books from their

According to the article, the universities are members of
the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium
of the institutions in the Big Ten Conference and the
University of Chicago (two other Big Ten members,
the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin,
have already signed onto the Google project).

Google plans to offer the full-text of public-domain works and
'snippets' of copyrighted works, despite an ongoing lawsuit by
publishers against Google for making digital excerpts of their
books available without permission.