I’ll be interested to see if this is a partnership that will result in “open” material, as in the Open Content Alliance.
Robin calls out as noteworthy the last sentence in the MacWorld article, that Google and LOC recently finished a project to scan 5,000 books in the public domain. Just a small project, dipping toes in the water. I’m thinking we need to add a category for “big ass digitization efforts…” I’m thinking way back the early 1990s, where digitizing
130,000 images seemed like a pretty big deal.
Merrilee Proffitt is Senior Manager. She provides community development skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.