November 18, 2014

Google Begins Scanning Books at Two Italian Libraries and Soon at The Ohio St. University

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1. Announcement From Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma (In Italian)
Translated Version (via Google Translate)
Scanning began last week.

2. Announcement From Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (In Italian)
Translated Version (via Google Translate)
Scanning begins in early January.

Both of these book scanning projects were first announced in March 2010.

3. The Ohio St. University will begin scanning copyright-free material sometime in March.
You can learn more in this FAQ and a blog post from OSU Libraries Director, Carol Pitts Diedrichs.

Google has reviewed the OSU Libraries’ catalog and presented us with a list of books they would like to borrow from us to scan.  These books will come from our collections, and will only be volumes that are in the public domain (largely those published prior to 1923).

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.