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Google makes books available online

Nov. 3, 2005 at 11:50 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Google said Thursday it will make public-domain books available on its Web site.

The Internet search-engine group said that out-of-copyright books from the libraries of the University of Michigan as well as Harvard and Stanford universities and the New York Public Library have been scanned and will be available on Google Print.

"Think of the doors it will open for students; geographical distance will no longer hamper research," Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, said in a news release.

"Our goal is to make these public domain books and the knowledge within them accessible to the world," stated Susan Wojcicki, vice president of product management at Google.

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