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2008-04-25 14:30:00

Courtney Mitchel, of the University of Michigan library’s book-shelving department is among hundreds of librarians who spend hours of each day going through almost 600 pages of some of the world’s oldest books.

2008-02-15 03:00:19

By Pack, Thomas But a large and growing group of internet users use their time with digital media as a way to enhance their offline engagement with text. "A book holds a house of gold," according to a Chinese proverb.

2006-11-22 03:00:42

By Lackie, Robert J This article will provide an

2006-08-09 09:32:43

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers.

2006-08-09 01:05:00

The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers.

2005-11-14 07:31:28

Web search leader Google Inc. has approached a book publisher to gauge interest in a program to allow consumers to rent online copies of new books for a week, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

2005-10-19 12:45:13

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five major publishers filed suit against Google Inc. in Manhattan's federal court on Wednesday seeking to block plans to scan copyrighted works without permission. The complaint lodged in the U.S.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.