"Libraries have been the keepers of information for centuries. We're excited to unlock that wealth of Information." - Susan Wojcicki, Google's director of product management.
Faced with increased competition, Google is under pressure to bring something special to on-line searching, and has long said it plans to make the world's information accessible and searchable. Google, which itself sprang out of a library digitization project at Stanford, now has the technology to make these dreams a reality.