Back in April, I wrote about the Google Book Project (“Google’s Book Project Keeps On Scanning”) and how the University of Michigan and UW-Madison are participating. Well, the rest of the Big Ten has jumped on the Google bandwagon. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which includes the universities of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago, recently made the partnership with Google to scan over ten million volumes. The agreement between the two marks a first for the Library Project, as this is the first consortium of universities to sign on. Google had previously only collaborated with individual institutions.
For more information, check out the CIC’s overview of the project details.