Monday, May 23, 2011

Google abandons the newspaper digitalizacin

Google has decided to abandon its plan to digitize the archive of newspapers. This is a project launched in 2008 and who were involved in some two thousand newspapers. In a statement to SearchEngineLand, the company explained that the consultation remains easily accessible archive of digitized headers but will not expand its content.

Google News Archive The program planned to make accessible online the content of newspapers and periodicals missing or newspapers in circulation. In your database, for example, publications such as London Advertiser, 1895. Google announces it will no longer accept or files to scan microfilm.

According to Borton Phoenix, which had reached an agreement with Google to digitize its content, the company has sent a letter to the newspapers involved in the project reporting that the activity ceases as it will focus on new projects to help information industry and Google One Pass, a platform that facilitates the management of subscriptions and access to the daily pay from their own web sites.

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