August 9th, 2006 | Published in Google Books
I'm very happy to share some tremendous news: today we announced our partnership with the University of California libraries to digitize books in their collections and make them discoverable in Google Book Search (see the welcome message by the University of Michigan's John Wilkin on the main Google blog). This partnership is especially exciting because the UC system comprises more than 100 extraordinary research libraries housed at 10 campuses, representing a treasure trove of human knowledge that people everywhere will be able to search.
We're honored to welcome the University of California libraries to the Google Books Library Project. For more details on the partnership, you can read the UC press release, the UC Statement of Use and a brief statement on our Library Partners page explaining the UC libraries' vision and reasons for joining the project.