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Friday, March 07, 2008

Microsoft to digitize Princeton seminary books

Princeton Theological Seminary and Microsoft yesterday announced a partnership to digitize the school's public domain library holdings. The digital editions will be OA through Microsoft's Live Search Books service. The collection includes "religious texts from the early history of printing, editions of John Calvin and John Knox, writings of the Puritans, and hymn verses of Isaac Watts." See the announcement from Microsoft or Princeton.
Microsoft will give the Seminary digital copies of all the materials and allow them to be shared with noncommercial institutions and nonprofit organizations ...

The digitization will be performed by the Internet Archive ...