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Microsoft book search service to include titles from University of California and Toronto libraries.

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Software company Microsoft has revealed that titles from the University of California and the University of Toronto libraries which are out of copyright are to become searchable through its Windows Live Book Search service.

According to Publishers Weekly, publicly available print materials in the libraries will be scanned, digitised and indexed to make them accessible to customers, with the support of the Open Content Alliance (OCA).

The University of California Library, which is reportedly the largest research and academic library in the world, has some 34 million volumes, and the University of Toronto's system contains 15 million volumes and is the largest in Canada.
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