Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 10:27 AM
In May, the University of Michigan announced an expanded agreement with Google that will take advantage of our settlement agreement to make millions of works from its library collection accessible to readers, researchers, and book lovers across the United States.
Today, two more longstanding library partners--the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas--have also expanded their partnerships with Google. That means that if the agreement is approved by the court, anyone in the US will be able to find, preview and buy online access to books from these two libraries as well. This includes gems from Wisconsin's Native American collection and from UT-Austin's Benson Latin American collection.
Google was founded on the principle of making information more accessible to more people, so we're excited that UW-Madison and UT have joined in our efforts to bring these books to more people around the country. You can read more at the UW-Madison and UT-Austin websites.