Monday, January 02, 2006

Alouette Digitization Project

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week on the launch of the Alouette Canada project, a "major effort to digitize millions of books and other documents" by Canadian academic research libraries.

The project is expected to extend over many years and could involve the digitization of 3-to-4 million print items, including rare archival and historical documents. One hopes that legal and constitutional materials will be included in the package.

Alouette Canada will digitize only material already in the public domain, thus avoiding any copyright-related controversies. It is affiliated with the San Francisco-based Open Content Alliance.
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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:47 pm


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