Report Reviews Market and Legal Challenges to Book Digitizing Projects
Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books, Published by the Council on Library and Information Resources and Digital Library Federation, (72 pages, PDF)From the Official Google Blog posting, October 31, 2005: "..the focus of our library effort is on scanning books that are unique to libraries including many public domain books, orphaned works and out-of-print titles. We're starting with library stacks that mostly contain older and out-of-circulation books, but also some newer books. That said, we want to make all books easier to find, and as we get through the older parts of the libraries we'll start scanning the stacks that house newer books."
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Related references to Google's announcement that Print Program scanning will resume, along with clarifications on the programs goals:
WSJ free feature: Google Will Return to Scanning Copyrighted Library Books
BBC: Google restarts online books plan
Google Print Beta