Web 2.0: Brewster Kahle
: Brewster Kahle arguing that “universal access to all knowledge is possible.” Well, drat, I have to run out for a few minutes and I’ll miss universal knowledge. I’ll pick it up on another blog.
He says there are 26 million books in the Library of Congress, the largest in the world; more than half are out of copyright. That’s 26 terabytes of data that would cost $60k to store. He said it costs about $10 to scan a book. He’s working with a company in Toronto to get robotic help. So the cost is $260 million to scan the LOC.
He says that Google announced this morning that they’re going to digitize books.
I’ll link to somebody else who has the rest. Later.