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Old 05-24-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Microsoft ends digitizing book program

I remember when MS announced that it would be putting entire libraries on line (seems like Harvard was to be #1) several years ago and I was just discussing this very topic today with a friend who did not recall it at all. I thought that I had possibly invented the story in my mind. Here's proof that I am not nuts!! Well, weak proof, but proof none the less.

Digitizing books and archiving academic journals no longer fits with the company's plan for its search operation, wrote Satya Nadella, senior vice president of Microsoft's search and advertising group, in a blog post Friday.
Microsoft will take down two separate sites for searching the contents of books and academic journals next week, and Live Search will direct Web surfers looking for books to non-Microsoft sites, the company said.
Microsoft to shut down book scanning operations: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Hopefully Google will keep going! They are scanning all content in Harvard as well.
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