Meldet CNET News:
Live Search Books’ “Search inside a book” feature also allows users to search the full texts of scanned books. Microsoft has restricted the beta release of Live Search Books to only include noncopyright books scanned from the collections of the British Library, the University of California and the University of Toronto.
The company plans to add books currently being scanned by robotic machines from the New York Public Library, Cornell University and the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine within the next month. In a later release, Microsoft will also be adding copyright works that publishers have given permission to include in the scanning project.
All of the books in the Live Search Books database will offer full text views (…)
(Vgl. Microsoft Windows Live Search, netbib über Windows Live, netbib über die Massendigitalisierung der Open Content Alliance (OCA), der auch Microsoft angehört.)