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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. It’s a pillar of the humanities’ growing engagement with Big Data. And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. Without Google’s backing and technological abilities, a resource like HathiTrust would have been much harder to create, she says. “We