Open Content AllianceThe Open Content Alliance (OCA) was a consortium of organizations contributing to a permanent, publicly accessible archive of digitized texts. Its creation was announced in October 2005 by Yahoo!, the Internet Archive, the University of California, the University of Toronto and others. Scanning for the Open Content Alliance was administered by the Internet Archive, which also provided permanent storage and access through its website.
The OCA was, in part, a response to Google Book Search, which was announced in October 2004. OCA's approach to seeking permission from copyright holders differed significantly from that of Google Book Search. OCA digitized copyrighted works only after asking and receiving permission from the copyright holder ("opt-in"). By contrast, Google Book Search digitized copyrighted works unless explicitly told not to do so ("opt-out"), and contends that digitizing for the purposes of indexing is fair use.
Microsoft had a special relationship with the Open Content Alliance until May 2008. Microsoft joined the Open Content Alliance in October 2005 as part of its Live Book Search project. However, in May 2008 Microsoft announced it would be ending the Live Book Search project and no longer funding the scanning of books through the Internet Archive. Microsoft removed any contractual restrictions on the content they had scanned and they relinquished the scanning equipment to their digitization partners and libraries to continue digitization programs. Between about 2006 and 2008 Microsoft sponsored the scanning of over 750,000 books, 300,000 of which are now part of the Internet Archive's on-line collections. Provided by Wikipedia
Published 1993Subjects: '; “...Open Content Alliance Digitization Project...”
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Valuations of central business property as determined by the Board of Review and approved by the State Board of Equalization Chicago real estate transactions and values : all groun...
Published 1916“...Open Content Alliance....”
Twenty-fifth anniversary, eleventh of November, memorial meeting souvenir edition of the famous speeches of our martyrs, delivered in court when asked if they had anything to say w...
Published 1914“...Open Content Alliance....”
Maps of Chicago street railway lines with lists of franchises granted : March 4, 1837 to April 1, 1897 /
by Lund, Charles E.“...Open Content Alliance....”
The programme containing the arrangements for the demonstration in connection with laying the corner stone of the government buildings June 24, 1874, together with a full directory...
Published 1874“...Open Content Alliance....”
Investigation of some trouble in the generating system of the Commonwealth Edison Co., Chicago, 1919
by Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923.“...Open Content Alliance....”
Eighteen years of recklessness, or, personal reminiscences of a life pursued in close proximity to the intoxicating bowl ...
by Cotes, W. C.“...Open Content Alliance....”
by Blaine, Anita McCormick.“...Open Content Alliance....”
by Oeillet des Murs, Marc Athanase Parfait, b. 1804.Subjects: '; “...Open Content Alliance Digitization Project...”