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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Google: One million books scanned and returned to CIC university libraries

"Google has digitized one million books from member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The CIC is the consortium of the Big Ten member universities and the University of Chicago. Each of these volumes has been scanned, translated from image to text with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and added to the Google Books index. Once digitized, the books are shipped back to our originating libraries to resume their journeys from bookshelves to backpacks

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