Google Book Search wins backing of German library

Reuters The Bavarian State Library, one of the biggest libraries in the German-speaking world, has agreed to participate in Google Inc.’s project to scan books from the world’s great collections.

The Munich-based library, which contains around nine million volumes in total, is to make about one million books available to the Google Book Search, ranging from classics by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.