Monday, October 03, 2005

Yahoo & digitization - part 2

The announcement of the Yahoo project is everywhere. One blogger calls it "Brewster Kahle + Yahoo." As I mentioned on Sept. 20, I'm impressed with the role Kahle has both in leading the charge and working behind the scenes when it comes to digitization. Obviously he is playing a huge role in this new venture. However, text from his Library of Congress speech in December 2004 was tied into -- quoted by people involved in -- the Google project, so I suspect that the Google project also is addressing in some way the ideas -- and future -- that he believes in. [One might say that Brewster Kahle is far from stupid and that he will work whatever channels present themselves to him in order to advance his idea to create a digital archive similar to the ancient Library of Alexandria.]

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