Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Google finalizing a deal with French Library

Reputable resources reported that Google is getting closer to signing a deal with the French national library to grant patrons access to Google’s archive of scanned books.

The Times Online claimed that France’s La Tribune reported yesterday that the Biblioth?que Nationale de France has given up the attempt to create a digital library in partnership with other European countries. This results in paving way for Google Book Search to get a hold on the continent. Till now, Google declined to comment on whether a deal has been reached.

Google provided this statement:

Like we’ve always said, we’d be delighted to work with a prestigious institution such as the BNF and are currently in talks with them, but have nothing to announce at this time.

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