Google (Book Search) Digitization Project Underway

Starting on Oct. 1, 2008, East Asia Collection materials will be shipped offsite in biweekly batches for scanning by Google. Packing, shipping, scanning, and reshelving operations will make portions of our collections unavailable for up to five weeks, and some furniture has been repositioned temporarily to aid the flow of numerous transport carts in and out of our book stacks.

The project is expected to last until May 2009. If you are looking for a title of the collection that is not on the shelf and the Roger status of the title is “OUT4SCANNING”, please contact our Interlibrary Loan staff, who will help to borrow the title from other libraries.

After completing the project, all digitized materials of the East Asia Collection will be full-text searchable and viewable based on the copyright status in Google Book Search

There will be some noise during this process. Additional quiet study spaces are located on floors 5-8. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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