Yahoo Steps into Digitizing Books!

Yahoo! have stepped in the shoes of Internet Archive, O’Reilly Media, and Adobe, to launch The Open Content Alliance, an all-round more publisher friendly solution. Google is already in controversy over library scanning project,

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. Content in the OCA archive will be accessible soon through this website and through Yahoo!

The OCA will encourage the greatest possible degree of access to and reuse of collections in the archive, while respecting the content owners and contributors. Contributors to the OCA must agree to the principles set forth in the Call for Participation.