Inside the Open Content Alliance Scanning Project

Submitted by Anna on Mon, 11/14/2005 - 21:55

Have you ever thought about what it must be like to be a part of a huge book digitization process? search-engines-web dug up an article from the Wall Street Journal that profiles a "scanner" working for the Internet Archive, which is a part of the Open Content Alliance.

The group wants to build an online library of millions of old books and hopes to make a big batch accessible through Web searches as early as next year. For all its technical sophistication, the group needs the manual work of people like Ms. Ridolfo to make digitization a reality.