Online Library Gives Readers Access to 1.5 Million Books

Spice, Byron; Watzman, Anne
January 2008
Library Times International: world news digest of library & info;Jan2008, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p33
The article reports that the Million Book Project has completed the digitization of more than 1.5 million books, which are now available online in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Project is an international venture led by Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S., Zhejiang University in China, the Indian Institute of Science in India, and the Library at Alexandria in Egypt. The Million Book Project represents the world's largest, university-based digital library of freely accessible books. The collection of books includes a large number of rare and orphan books.


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