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Microsoft Abandons Live Search Books and Live Search Academics

June 2, 2008

I am fully behind open access, information sharing, scanning of books and whatnot, but–despite last week’s post on Ball State’s mass digitization program–I don’t post on them often because it’s not really my field. That said, Microsoft’s recent decision to abandon the Internet Archive’s Live Search Books and Live Search Academics projects is something I do understand and it makes me a little sad.

Dan Cohen (at his Digital Humanities Blog) suggests replacing for-profit partners with funds from university endowments. If they would do it, it makes perfect sense.

This entry was posted by: Jim
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