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Subject: GENERAL: Stanford/google scanning project
From: Anders Lowenborg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 5 Feb 2004 10:37:49 -0800

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Lite nyheter från väster för de som inte sett detta än.

For those who missed this paragraph, nearly at the end of a long Sunday New
York Times article on the coming battle of Microsoft vs. Google:

"And Google has embarked on an ambitious secret effort known as Project
Ocean, according to a person involved with the operation. With the
cooperation of Stanford University, the company now plans to digitize the
entire collection of the vast Stanford Library published before 1923, which
is no longer limited by copyright restrictions. The project could add
millions of digitized books that would be available exclusively via Google."

(the article itself, "The Coming Search Wars" is at

And information on the high-tech scanning machine Stanford purchased is at

Hälsningar Anders L

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