Confessions of a Mad Librarian has a post
about a digitization project being started by Yahoo, Internet Archive, the University of California, and the University of Toronto, as well as the National Archive in England and others (called the Open Content Alliance
). They are going to digitized books that are in the public domains. Go and read her post -- Yahoo! goes into digitization biz (with a little help from the Internet Archive and UC)
-- to get more details.
Quickly looking at the Open Content Alliance web site, this text stands out to me:
The OCA will encourage the greatest possible degree of access to and reuse of collections in the archive, while respecting the content owners and contributors.
This definitely sounds like a user and publisher friendly mission. I'll be interested to see what others have to say about this, as well as any close to the technology their using.
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