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Dutch Library lends out people

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons

From Andie of Africa:

Library that lets you take out people who are left on the shelf
By David Rennie in Brussels
(Filed: 25/08/2005)

A public library in Holland has been swamped with queries after unveiling plans to “lend out” living people, including homosexuals, drug addicts, asylum seekers, gipsies and the physically handicapped.

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Fred and Facebook in NandO

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Front page center of the second section.

Open Library and MSFT

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General, Information Commons

Brewster Kahle was trying to get UNC involved in the Open Content Alliance for digitized public domain books while he was here for the Wilson Knowledge Trust meeting.
Now he announces that Microsoft Network will not only join the Alliance, but will commit to scanning 150,000 books in 2006!
Brewster’s brief press release includes a link to a Word version of the MSN release

The Open Library site which will house the collections has a very nice book browser.