Microsoft ending Live Search Books project

On Friday May 23 Microsoft announced that it is ending its Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down this week. (See

It is also ending all of its book digitization projects, including the work with Columbia that began this spring. Columbia’s books will remain online on the Internet Archive
Site ( Columbia will also get copies of all of the digital versions which we can use as we see fit with no restrictions from Microsoft.

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