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Article on mass digitization efforts at Northwestern cites CIC

Oct 28, 2009
The Daily Northwestern, the campus student newspaper, featured mass digitization efforts at the Northwestern University library in its Oct. 28 issue.

The article, "Materials keep going digital at library," highlights the CIC's agreement with Google Book Search to digitize up to 10 million volumes from its member libraries:

"The Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of all the Big Ten schools and the University of Chicago, has a contract with Google to complete a mass digitization of library materials. Google representatives will come to the campuses with a truck, fill it with books, take the books to a scanning facility and then return the materials to the university."

The article also mentions that the volumes selected by Google will focus on the University's distinctive collections, such as the materials from Africana and Transportation Libraries.
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