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Oficjalny komunikat prasowy o otwarciu Google Print:Google Makes Public Domain Books Accessible To The WorldGoogle Print Unveils Collection of Public Domain Books from Librariesat University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, and the New York PublicLibraryMountain View, Calif. Nov. 3, 2005 - Today, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the availability of the first large collection ofpublic domain books on Google Print. This collection, scanned as partof the company's book digitization project with several of theworld's largest libraries, includes works such as U.S. Civil Warhistory books, government documents, the writings of Henry James andother

Oficjalny komunikat prasowy o otwarciu Google Print:

Google Makes Public Domain Books Accessible To The World

Google Print Unveils Collection of Public Domain Books from Libraries
at University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, and the New York Public
Library

Mountain View, Calif. Nov. 3, 2005 – Today, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:
GOOG) announced the availability of the first large collection of
public domain books on Google Print. This collection, scanned as part
of the company’s book digitization project with several of the
world’s largest libraries, includes works such as U.S. Civil War
history books, government documents, the writings of Henry James and
other materials.

Because they’re out of copyright, these cultural artifacts can be
read in their entirety online at http://print.google.com, where anyone
can search and browse every page. They are fully searchable and users
can save individual page images.

“Today we welcome the world to our library,” said Mary Sue Coleman,
President of the University of Michigan. “As educators we are
inspired by the possibility of sharing these important works with
people around the globe. Think of the doors it will open for students;
geographical distance will no longer hamper research. Anyone with an
Internet connection can search the text of and read the compelling
narratives, historical accounts and classic works offered today, and in
doing so access a world of ideas, knowledge and discovery.”

Examples of the public domain books available on Google Print today
include:
·Civil War regimental histories and early American writings from the
University of Michigan
·Congressional acts and other government documents from Stanford
·The works of Henry James from Harvard
·Biographies of New York citizens and other collected biographies
from the New York Public Library

More information and images of pages from these materials can be found
on the Google Blog at http://googleblog.blogspot.com. These works
however are just a small fraction of the information that will
eventually be made available as a result of Google Print.

“Our goal is to make these public domain books and the knowledge
within them accessible to the world,” said Susan Wojcicki, vice
president of Product Management at Google. “Any researcher or
student, whether they’re in New York or New Delhi can now research
and learn from these books that previously were only available in a
library. This underscores the value of Google Print and the work
we’re undertaking with our library partners.”

The Google Print program was introduced in the fall of 2004 to help
users search through the oceans of information contained in the
world’s books and to help authors and publishers promote their books
and expand their sales. Google is working directly with publishers
through the Google Print Publisher Program and libraries through the
Google Print Library Project to digitize the world’s books.

Users can visit http://print.google.com to search only the Google Print
index for book results; however, the Google Print index is also
integrated into Google.com web search results pages. As they can with
web pages, users can search the full text of every book Google has
scanned and, when they find a book that interests them, view a card
catalog-like entry with brief excerpts of their search term in context.
Users can only see more of any book they find if the book is out of
copyright or if the publisher has given explicit permission to show
full pages of a limited portion of the book.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people
around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a
top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted
advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable
results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google
is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

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