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The Open Content Alliance is a consortium of non-profit and for-profit groups which is dedicated to building a free archive of digital text and multimedia. It was conceived in 2005 by Yahoo and the Internet Archive. It was conceived in response to Google Book Search's closed nature, and aims to keep public domain works in the public domain on-line. These results will then be used in the search results of participating search engines. You can see a sample of the open content at Open Library [1]. Yahoo! Inc. ... Internet Archive headquarters. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


A large difference between the OCA's approach and that of Google Book Search is that the OCA intends to ask a copyright holder before digitising a work that is still under copyright, while Google Book Search will digitise any book unless they were explicitly told not to do so by November 1, 2005. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Involved organizations

Biodiversity Heritage Library, a cooperative project of: Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) is a computer software company that was founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Emory University is a private university in Atlanta, Georgia. ... HP Labs (or HP Laboratories) is the research arm of HP. HP Labs function is to deliver breakthrough technologies and to create business opportunities that go beyond HPs current strategies. ... Internet Archive headquarters. ... McMaster University is a medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 16,771 full-time and 3,599 part-time students (as of 2004). ... Memorial University of Newfoundland, popularly known as MUN, is a comprehensive university located in St. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Botanical gardens | Missouri landmarks | Saint Louis, Missouri ... MSN (or The Microsoft Network) a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. ... The National Archives is a British Governmental organisation created in April 2003. ... Programming Perl is a classic OReilly book. ... The Prelinger Archives are a collection of films, mostly shorts made for industrial or educational markets. ... The Research Libraries Group (RLG) is the US library consortium that developed the Eureka interlibrary search engine. ... Rice University Rice University William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as Rice Institute, is one of the United Statess top teaching and research universities. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (also casually known as U of O, or Ottawa U) is a research-intensive, non-denominational, international university. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... Website Virginia. ... Yahoo! Inc. ... York University (YorkU) is a large comprehensive university, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, USA, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Botanical gardens | Missouri landmarks | Saint Louis, Missouri ... The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, has an ornate terracotta facade typical of high Victorian architecture. ... The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to simply as Kew Gardens, are extensive gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond upon Thames and Kew in southwest London, England. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

See also

A digital library is a library in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format (as opposed to print or microform), accessible by means of computers. ... This is a list of projects related to digital libraries. ... Project Gutenberg (often abbreviated as PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ... Universal library The universal library of all human knowledge is both a dazzling concept and an actual work-in-progress: a digital collection of all media ever published in the history of the world, to be made available to everyone in all languages. ...

External links

  • Open Content Alliance Home
  • Open Library Home
  • Video from Open Content Alliance Launch, Oct 2005
  • The Universal Library (Carnegie Mellon site)
  • Google Library Project

News Articles

  • Scan This Book! (May 14, 2006 New York Times)
  • Microsoft To Join Book-Search Alliance (October 26, 2005 International Herald Tribune]
  • In Challenge to Google, Yahoo Will Scan Books (October 3, 2005 New York Times article)
  • Building the Universal Library (May 18, 2005 Search Engine Watch)

Blog Posts

  • The Universal Library and Other Book Digitization Projects (Search Engine Watch)
  • Yahoo Search announcing Open Content Alliance

  Results from FactBites:
 
Open Content Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
The Open Content Alliance is a consortium of non-profit and for-profit groups which is dedicated to building a free archive of digital text and multimedia.
You can see a sample of the open content at Open Library [1].
A large difference between the OCA's approach and that of Google Book Search is that the OCA intends to ask a copyright holder before digitising a work that is still under copyright, while Google Book Search will digitise any book unless they were explicitly told not to do so by November 1, 2005.
Open Content Alliance (OCA) - FAQ (644 words)
Metadata for all content in the OCA will be freely exposed to the public through formats such as the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and RSS.
All content providers who contribute to the OCA must agree with the founding principles of the OCA, contained in the OCA Call for Participation, which describes how their materials and associated metadata will be accessed and used.
OCA contributors must secure the permission of all concerned copyright holders prior to submitting materials to the OCA for digitization or inclusion in the archive.
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