This is a cool little article I came across surfing the ‘net today about Google’s digital library and how they are including non-english works.
“Google Inc. is asking European book publishers to submit non-English material to its Internet-leading search engine — a move that may ease worries about the company’s digital library relying too heavily on Anglo-American content.”
“By reaching out to European publishers, Google hopes to substantially increase the volume of non-English books in its database, said Jim Gerber, director of content partnership for Google’s print program.”
I think this is a pretty cool move by Google. It may help to provide some culture to some americans…