Microsoft’s new Live Search Books goes live tomorrow 7 December. The University of Toronto library is one of three libraries includes in the initial project.
All the books currently included in the project will be non-copyrighted but later it will also add copyrighted work that publishers have given permission to include in the project.
“We feel very strongly about copyright. We don’t do any mass scanning of in-copyright works,” said Danielle Tiedt, the general manager of Live Search Selection for Microsoft.
Initially the database of available books will be searchable from the book search engine’s home page or as a category on the main Windows Live Search page.