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British Library's Digitization Project with Microsoft

Microsoft is working with the British Library to make the 19th century books at the Library available for viewing online – first via Microsoft’s Live Search Books and then via the Library’s website.

The books will be fully text searchable, meaning users will be able to look for keywords within a publication, making research easier and enhancing interaction with the material.

Looks like Microsoft is competing with Google, which is doing digitization projects with Stanford, Harvard, and Michigan university libraries, the New York public library and the Bodleian library in Oxford.

Read the full story at BBC news. Thanks to Steven Matthews for his news tips.

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