CMU’s ‘Million Books’ on the Web project

An Anonymous Patron sends news of an effort based at Carnegie Mellon U. to digitize and web publish 1,000,000 books free of charge by 2007. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article is here and a web page for the project is here. Apparently some 80,000 texts have been scanned and about 14,000 are fully processed and available for download. The texts are in a wide variety of languages, including Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, French and Hindi.