May 26, 2022

U. of Colorado Boulder University Libraries Announce Partnership with Google Books

From U. of Colorado Boulder University Libraries:

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a partnership with Google Books, which will allow thousands of unique books in our collection to be digitized.


“This project will improve access to materials that are rare or difficult to find and create digital copies that will preserve this content and make it accessible for future generations,” Scholarly Resource Development Director Gabrielle Wiersma said.


Wiersma said that Google is interested in content that is uniquely found in the Libraries’ collections, such as the Libraries’ heavily used copy of  The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by W.E.B. Du Bois.


*n 2020, the Libraries will be preparing the first 5,000 books to send to Google’s scanning center. Books will be processed using non-destructive scanning techniques to minimize damage to materials. The items will be returned to the Libraries approximately a month later and we will continue sending books for the next few years.

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