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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-11 07:01 PM
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86. "There are millions of books, literally, that are not digitalized"

"In 2010 Google estimated that there are about 130 million unique books in the world (129,864,880 to be exact), and that it intends to scan all of them by the end of the decade.<11><12>On October 14, 2010 Google announced that the number of scanned books is over 15 million.<13> Most scanned works are no longer in print or commercially available.<14>"

Let me know if your local library has 15 million books, or the local librarian has read even 1% of them... because that sounds like an interesting place.
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