Yahoo announce Online Library
I posted a few weeks ago about Google's library and their "opt-out" practices.
Yahoo and a group of others announced their own version. They have chosen an opt-in model.
The non-profit Internet Archive, libraries at the University of California and the University of Toronto and technology suppliers Hewlett-Packard Co. and Adobe Systems Inc. are among the founders of the group.
The organization, known as the Open Content Alliance (OCA), plans to create a unified storehouse of both public domain and copyrighted materials, hosted by the Internet Archive.
Google's program only excludes material from publishers who contact it to "opt-out" -- a policy that has drawn opposition from commercial publishers and led to a lawsuit by The Authors' Guild and several of its member authors.
I look forward to both of these projects coming to fruition. The ability to find and read any book, at any time would be a remarkable thing.