Stanford signs Google Book Search agreement
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Stanford University has signed the amended Google Book Search agreement, expanding its earlier agreement with Google to digitize library materials. According to Google, this settlement agreement aims to "benefit readers and researchers, and enhance the ability of authors and publishers to distribute their content in digital form, by significantly expanding online access to works through Google Book Search, an ambitious effort to make millions of books searchable via the Web."
According to an article in today's Stanford Report, Stanford University Librarian Michael A. Keller said, "We are highly supportive of the amended settlement, which offers an enormous public good, making the full text of millions of books available to the American public."
Google has scanned more than 1.7 million of Stanford's books over the last five years and plans to scan millions more.