I haven’t heard about this. It looks and smells like Google’s digitizing books project but it’s the benign Canadian version so probably no one will pay it any attention whatsoever. Certianly, this article makes it seem as if there is no copyright infringement issue on the table. Come on Canucks; let’s get grumpy!
The project, which is expected to create an online resource connecting to millions of digitized books and images, is being led by a consortium called Alouette Canada. Participants include several libraries of many post-secondary institutions, the Canadian Council of Archives and the Canadian Museum Association. Discussions have been underway since late last year and the group hopes to have the portal launched by January of 2007.