Thursday, October 12, 2006

More Join Google Book Project

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society have joined with Google in the company's book-scanning project. Selections of materials will be made from among the 7.2 million holdings of the institutions, Reuters reports.

"Librarians working to scan the Wisconsin library holdings will focus on collections concerned with the history of medicine, patents and discoveries and engineering, along with the early publications of scientific societies.

It will also target American and Wisconsin history, genealogical materials, decorative arts and sheet music, among other subjects, the University of Wisconsin said."

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