Online library checking in

Posted on December 14, 2004

Google, never to turn away from indexing searchable material, is working with leading world libraries to catalog a ridiculous number of books.

Harvard, Stanford and Michigan university libraries, the New York Public Library and the Oxford Bodleian Library are lending their books to be scanned into the Google Print project. Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, could not be reached for comment.

This system should help researchers of all shapes and sizes find information faster. Not only that, but it could help professors weed out plagiarism easier because any suspicious text could be searched. It will probably take awhile to scan, store and index the books, but with the help of the libraries, and their already extensive online libraries, Google might be able to make fast work with having this in good working order.