Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Yahoo to Power Search for Open Content Alliance OCA

This global consortium has undertaken quite a task and it will be interesting to see where this is headed and who is willing to contribute.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2005--
Cultural Institutions, Businesses, Government Organizations and Non-Profits Join in an Unprecedented Collaboration and Encourage Others to Participate

The Internet Archive, Yahoo! Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., the European Archive, HP Labs, the National Archives (UK), O'Reilly Media Inc., Prelinger Archives, the University of California, and the University of Toronto today announced the formation of the Open Content Alliance (OCA) http://opencontentalliance.org, a global consortium focused on providing open access to content while respecting the rights of copyright holders. The OCA will provide a wide range of material including cultural, historical and technological digitized print and multimedia content from libraries, archives and publishers. Content will be hosted in a single, permanent repository and complete works will be searchable and downloadable for free by anyone. read more

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