"An international venture called the Universal Library Project
has made more than one million books freely available in digitized
format. The joint project of researchers from China, India, Egypt,
and the US has the eventual aim of digitizing all published works
of man, freeing the availability of information from geographic and
socioeconomic boundaries, providing a basis for technological
advancement, and preserving published works against time and
"One and a half million books in more than 20 languages,
including Chinese, English, Arabic, and various Indian languages,
are now accessible via a single Web portal. The online library
includes rare and out-of-print books from private and public
collections around the world..."
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