Open Content Alliance

Update: Microsoft has now joined the OCA (press release). Also, OCA has provided more details on how the project will be implemented.

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From the website:

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. Content in the OCA archive will be accessible soon through this website and through Yahoo!

Sounds like Google Print, right? It is similar, but there is one major difference. The OCA will provide access to public domain materials and copyrighted materials for which they have permission of the copyright holder.

Originally conceived by the Internet Archive and Yahoo!, the initial collections will come from:

Other contributors are welcome.

[from ResearchBuzz!]

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