The new project, called the Open Content Alliance, has the wide-ranging goal of digitizing historical works of fiction along with specialized technical papers. In addition to Yahoo, its members include the Internet Archive, the University of California, and the University of Toronto, as well as the National Archive in England and others.
The digitization of print materials has been a continual effort on the part of various research libraries for the last several years. But the potential power of the new collaboration lies in the collective ability of many institutions to compare and cross-reference materials, said Daniel Greenstein, librarian for the California Digital Library at the University of California.
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Das Potenzial der Kooperation liege vor allem darin, dass verschiedene Institutionen ihre Materialien austauschen und gegenseitig aufeinander verweisen, so Daniel Greenstein, Bibliothekar der California Digital Library an der Universität von Kalifornien.