The cost of digitizing books is cost prohibitive

Google, announced that it had concluded agreements with several of the world’s leading research librariesHarvard, the Bodleian, Stanford, the New York Public Library-to scan part of their holdings and make the books available on-line to researchers, who would no longer have to travel to the libraries themselves or dust their way through endless stacks of paper and ink.83
Though, for financial and administrative reasons, Google cancelled its project in July 2005, it will doubtless be resurrected in the future, since it is so obviously suited to the capabilities of the Web.

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

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Krista Stevens

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