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CNET News: Grant Funds Open-Source Challenge to Google Library

Dec 21, 2006, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Candace Lombardi)

"The nonprofit Internet Archive announced Wednesday it has received $1 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue its effort to scan public domain works for open online accessibility.

"The archiving organization's Open-Access Text Archive is an open-source alternative to book-scanning efforts like the ones from Google and Microsoft. Internet Archive, perhaps best known for its WayBack Machine archive of Web pages by date--is also an online digital library of text, audio, software, images and video content..."

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