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The State of America's Libraries
Macey Morales
Manager, ALA Media Relations
312-280-4393
mmorales@ala.org

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Google marches on

Google continued to expand its reach in the information world as the Universities of Texas, California, Wisconsin (Madison) and Virginia and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid joined the original five research libraries participating in its project to digitize books and provide access to their contents through its search engine. In June, the University of California said it might provide the search company with as many as 3,000 books a day for scanning and that materials pulled for scanning would be back on the shelves of their libraries within 15 days. And in August, Google launched a service allowing users of Google Book Search to download complete copies of out-of-copyright books scanned from its library partners’ collections.

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Google marches on