British Library & Google To Digitize 250,000 Out of Print Books
June 20, 2011 | In: General
Well, sigh, I guess there are good things about digitizing books, though I truly prefer the smell and feel of a real one. The word on the street, and it’s a pretty stellar word at that, is that the British Library and Google are forming up to digitize over 250,000 out of print and rare books.
How amazing is that? Now you don’t have to be uber rich to know what the out of print publications have going on. The unlikely duo will be working together with 250,000 out-of-copyright books from their library catalog with publications ranging from 1700 to 1870.
The books will be made accessible via Google Books and the British Library’s website for free after the dubious efforts of scanning all of the titles is finally complete,
With over 40 million pages waiting to be scanned, this is one time we’re thankful that we’re not employed by Google. Can you imagine the paper cuts?!