Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I was pleased to read the following item in today's IHT's 'People' section: President Jacques Chirac of France asked his national library and culture ministry last week to devise a plan to make European literature available on the Internet, after the head of the library expressed fears that a similar plan announced by Google last year would result in a dominance of English-language texts, Reuters reported. Chirac asked Jean-Noël Jeanneney, the president of the library, to research plans to make the libraries of France and Europe more accessible, and said that he would pursue a coordinated effort among European countries to get their works online.
This way libraries ( and possibly archives too ) in France and elsewhere might become much more accessible and user-friendly. Thank you, Google.

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