Thursday, June 07, 2007

University Library Google-licious

From today's StarTribune:

On Wednesday, the U was one of 12 Midwestern universities that announced they are joining Google's project to put every book in the world online. Google will scan up to 1 million books from the U and up to 10 million books from Big Ten institutions and the University of Chicago, digitizing them at secret locations around the nation with technology that's fast but doesn't damage old and brittle pages.

The idea itself seems very cool to me. The fact that digitizing will take place at secret loctions makes it seem cooler.