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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Keio U joins the Google Library Project

Keio University is the first Japanese university to join the Google Library Project.  From Google's announcement:

Last week, Keio University became the latest partner to join Google Books Library Project, and our first library partner in Japan. The combined collections of the Keio University libraries total more than two million printed works. Working together, Google and the Keio University Library will digitize at least 120,000 public domain books from these collections, so that readers around the world can view, browse, read, and even download public domain materials by simply searching online at (You can also search these books by typing your search term in Japanese on ...

This is the 26th library to join the Google Books Library Project, which digitizes books from major libraries around the world and makes their collections searchable on Google Book Search.