March 15, 2010

In Europe, Book-Scanning Efforts Feel Their Way Into New Territory

Filed under: Uncategorized — ktetaichinh @ 11:06 pm
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Meanwhile, in Norway, the national library last year signed a deal with a group representing all of the Scandinavian country’s publishers and authors to put 50,000 copyrighted books online that can be read for free. The scanned books can be read only on computers screens in Norway and cannot be downloaded or printed out.

Norway’s pilot project, called Bookshelf, could eventually lead Norway to make all of the two million books in its national library available online. The project is being studied by other libraries across Europe, including the British National Library.

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