Google on Shopping Tour

Google expected to take over Ottawa data firm

Bert Hill, The Ottawa Citizen

Published: Friday, November 14, 2008

Google, the Internet search giant, is expected to announce today that
it has bought a vast Canadian digital database of newspaper microfilms
and other historical records from an Ottawa company.
Bob Huggins, chief executive officer of (POR), said
yesterday that the deal means that thousands of genealogists,
researchers and history buffs can now access information previously
locked in the dusty microfilm records of newspapers and libraries.
“We have build a vast compendium of 20 million images of newspaper
pages recording everyday life over 500 years. Much of this information
previously was not available to ordinary people.” […]

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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