Technician works scanning equipment in Digital Imaging Unit of New York Public Library.
Saskia Scheffer operates a flatbed scanner to scan a book in the Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library in New York City, December 14, 2004. The New York Public Library is among the libraries that announced Monday that they are partnering with Internet search engine Google Inc to offer a collection of its public domain books, which will be scanned in their entirety and made available for free to the public online. Google will begin scanning millions of books from Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, The University of Michigan and the New York Public Library beginning in 2005. REUTERS/Mike Segar MS/JRB