Friday, December 14, 2007

Google adds Columbia University to Web books project

Google added to its online book library New York's Columbia University, the fourth Ivy League school to join. Google will make hundreds of Columbia's book collections available in digital form for free, according to a statement Thursday from the Mountain View company. The collections range from architecture to political science. Columbia is the 28th institution to sign onto Google's library project. Google started the scanning program in 2004 with a goal of making all of the world's books available online. Publishers have sued Google for violating copyright law by scanning and storing copies of their books.

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