Open Books: Microsoft’s “Me Too”

Just a few days after this post about Google Books vs. the Open Content Alliance, Microsoft has partnered with Yale University to scan 100,000 out-of-copyright books so that it can make them available to readers through Microsoft Live Search @ http://books.live.com. Here’s another story on the same project.

So everyone seems to be jumping on the Open Books bandwagon (not that that’s a bad thing). I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time McDonalds got involved somehow. Maybe Wal*Mart and Starbucks, too.

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One Response to Open Books: Microsoft’s “Me Too”

  1. […] million books in more than 20 languages. This differs from the projects discussed here earlier from Microsoft and Google in that it’s sponsored by  universities — in this case universities in the […]

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