UT-Austin and Google Books
The University of Texas at Austin has recently become a partner in the Google Books Library Project. UT-Austin librarians will provide selection lists from which Google will digitize at least one million volumes. Volumes in the public domain will be provided through Google Book Search with the ability to search, view and read. Volumes still under copyright will be searchable, but only a few lines will be displayed. Publishers can opt out of this program.
Other libraries in this project include:
- California Digital Library (University of California)
- National Library of Catalonia
- University of Madrid
- Harvard University
- University of Michigan
- New York Public Library
- Oxford University
- Stanford University
- University of Virginia
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
Although it isn’t stated in the press release, Google has promised to provide a copy of the digital files to each of the participating libraries. I hope that is true here, too.