Google tells us how they’re scanning and preserving the content of millions of books in this great video.
This isn’t a completely new idea though. The company have been preserving books for the last 15 years. Google scan the texts and convert them into digital versions, meaning that the content inside of them will be accessible for generations to come. Better still, they make all of the content available on Google Books, meaning that you can access texts from around the globe that you would never be able to look at ordinarily.
It’s a great project from Google. For a lot of important books from the past, the materials that were used to make them weren’t designed to still be used 200 years after they were first created. We even learn that some of the books that Google have scanned will literally turn to dust in the near future, because of the antiquated materials used to make the paper in them. Google have helped to save entire collections of information for a new generation to explore.
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