Thursday, June 23, 2011

Google strikes digitisation deal with British Library

Search engine company Google has struck a deal with the British Library on the digitisation of over 250,000 texts dating back to the 18th Century.

As per the agreement with the British Library, Google will cover the digitisation costs. In return the company can put the digitised books on its Google books website for free. The works will also feature on the website of the library.
The digitisation process will include only those books which are out-of-copyright.
Article at Computer Business Review.