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[InetBib] Book scanning: Microsoft gibt auf
- Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 15:14:07 +0200
- From: delin@xxxxxx (Delin, Peter)
- Subject: [InetBib] Book scanning: Microsoft gibt auf
Vielleicht von allgemeinem Interesse der Artikel aus der New York Times
Microsoft Will Shut Down Book Search Program
Mehr dazu: http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/05/microsoft-cans.html
Rick Prelinger vom Internet Archive, das mit MS zusammengearbeitet hat:
As is often the case with announcements like this, there's good and bad
news. The good news is that Microsoft is removing the restrictions that
it had placed on the out-of-copyright books they paid to scan. These
books will be available through the Internet Archive and the Open
Library (http://openlibrary.org). The Open Library supports full-text
queries. MSFT is also letting the IA keep the extensive scanning
infrastructure that it partly paid to develop. Book scanning with Open
Content Alliance partners that are not MSFT partners is continuing.
The bad news is that MSFT's significant support for digitization will be
winding down. We are working to find funding so that we can continue,
and even increase, our efforts. We would like to keep the cultural
heritage that's held by the world's major libraries accessible through
the public and not-for-profit sector, rather than through a small number
of commercial enterprises.
I think there's a important lesson here for public and nonprofit
archives and libraries. We can't rely on the commercial sector to build
and maintain persistent, long-lasting collections. If we're going to
fulfill our mission to preserve cultural heritage, we will have to find
ways to do it within noncommercial institutions, organizations that can
take a longer view without falling victim to short-term pressures.
Rick (speaking on his own, not for Internet Archive)
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.