Article examines CIC, University of Chicago digitization efforts
Nov 6, 2009, 11:14 AM
The Nov. 6 edition of the Chicago Maroon examines the University of Chicago's participation in the CIC's mass digitization partnership with the Google Book Search Project. "Scanning and digitizing one book costs $60. Scanning and digitizing the University’s 7.7 million printed...
"Scanning and digitizing one book costs $60. Scanning and digitizing the University’s 7.7 million printed works would cost $462 million. A price as steep as that makes it easy to understand why the University of Chicago is not leading a digitizing initiative on its own," writes reporter Al Gaspari.
The article quotes Judith Nadler, director of the University of Chicago Library, as well as CIC Director Barbara McFadden Allen.