22 November 2010

FR - Partnering to put out-of-print French works back in circulation

(Google European Public Policy blog)
Google and Hachette Livre, one of France’s largest publishers, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that both companies believe will breathe new life into Hachette's catalogue of dormant and commercially unavailable books. Under the terms of the MoU, Hachette will determine which of its out-of-print works it wants scanned; these books will then be scanned by Google and made searchable via Google Books. Hachette will decide which books are to be made available for purchase via Google Editions. Hachette and Google will also be able to make these books available for other services. voir aussi Accord Google-Hachette Livre : éditeurs, auteurs et politiques restent vigilants (ZDNet France).