MSN partner with the British Library

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Hot on the heels of publishers announcing they're digitising their own booksMSN has announced they're Partnering with the British Library to digitise 100,000 books in the next 12 months, focussing mainly on those which are out of copyright.

They make a point of stressing

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We are fortunate to be in a company that has invested for many years in advanced reading technologies, and is investing in making great viewing experiences possible

. Clearly the gloves are off....

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Hmmmm....

digitise 100,000 books in the next 12 months, focussing mainly on those which are out of copyright.

Sounds like a big fat rehash of Project Gutenberg, major league yawn...

Yet again Microsoft a day late and a dollar short wanting to join the ensemble cast of the ME-TOO Players.

Old news but good news

That was announced on 4 November, Gurtie. And Microsoft was helping the British Library before that with the National Digital Library: http://www.bl.uk/news/2005/pressrelease20051104.html .

A yawn for SEOs, maybe, but good news for researchers. That's one bit of news that went on my site's front page.

ah well

I clearly missed it in the rss the first time around :)

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