Google and digitization of 12 university libraries

Pankaj Jain pankaj-jain at UIOWA.EDU
Sun Jun 17 11:53:51 UTC 2007

Twelve-university consortium joins Google digitization project
Will create shared digital repository for public domain works
June 6, 2007
Media availability at 11 am Central Time: A Google spokesperson will join
Northwestern University Provost Larry Dumas, University of Minnesota
Director of Libraries Wendy Pradt Lougee, Director of CIC Library
Initiatives Mark Sandler, and CIC Director Barbara McFadden Allen for a
media availability by phone at 11am CDT. Media who wish to participate can
dial: 1-866-325-3080. The conference code is: 2173330133. 
Photo and Video: High resolution photos and b-roll are available for
downloading at:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The national 12-university consortium called the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) announced a collective
agreement today to digitize the most distinctive collections across all its
libraries, up to 10 million volumes, as part of the Google Book Search
The CIC is a consortium of 12 research universities including University of
Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa,
University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota,
Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State
University, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Best regards,

Pankaj Jain,
PhD Candidate at UIowa,
Lecturer at Rutgers and NJCU, New Jersey.

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