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  • 1. The Million Book Project (The Universal Library)
  • 2. Project overview
    • The Million Book Project (or the Universal Library), led by Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and University Libraries strarted on 2003, aims to digitize a million books by 2007
    • Currently 1.4 Million books have been digitized
  • 3. Operational Centres
    • 22 scanning centres in India, including four mega-centres.
    • 18 centres are running in China, including a mega-centre in a free-trade zone
    • Materials are also being scanned in Egypt, Hawaii, and Carnegie Mellon.
  • 4. Main issues
    • Intellectual Property
    • Machine translation and summarization
    • Metadata (centralized vs. decentralized)
    • Information storage
    • Search engines
    • OCR (for non-Romanic langaues)
    • Language processing
  • 5. Book Scanners Kirtas BookScan 1200 Minolta PS3000 Scanner
  • 6.  
  • 7. www.ulib.org
  • 8. Resources
    • The Million Book Project FAQ, Carnegie Mellon University (available at http://www.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/MBP_FAQ.html )
    • The Million Book Project, Bibliotheca Alexandrina ( http://www.bibalex.org/isis/ProjectDetails.aspx?id=11 )

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