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Re: Google Turns a New Page in Library Project
Posted by: John Markoff and Edward Wyatt 2004-12-15 15:35:40
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Google, the operator of the world's most popular Internet search service, announced an agreement Tuesday with Oxford University and some of the leading U.S. research libraries to begin converting their holdings into digital files that would be freely searchable over the Web. It may be only a step on a long road toward the long-predicted global virtual library. But the collaboration is a major stride in an ambitious Internet effort by various parties.


Re: Google Turns a New Page in Library Project
Posted by: benhugh365 2004-12-21 11:52:29 In reply to: John Markoff and Edward Wyatt
Yes the war is on between the big boys on who is going to be the winner of this contest. I feel that this must be decided in the public arena as it is to important to be left to a couple of individual who's motive could be suspect.There is the control and the money that this would bring at stake. This what going to happen in the future and this is so darn important taht it is not to be decided by just one company or individual or country for that matter.

Re: Google Turns a New Page in Library Project
Posted by: werhane 2004-12-15 17:00:55 In reply to: John Markoff and Edward Wyatt
Um, "virtual" card catalogs have been around for many years.
Check out the world's largest: OCLC's "WorldCat" (http://www.oclc.org/worldcat), consisting of millions of records from thousands of libraries across the country and around the world.
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