Google Scans the Libraries

By Deane Barker on December 14, 2004

Google to scan books from big libraries: Google is going to start scanning the books in libraries.

The New York library is allowing Google to include a small portion of its books no longer covered by copyright while Harvard is confining its participation to 40,000 volumes so it can gauge how well the process works. Oxford wants Google to scan all its books originally published before 1901.