[AUUG-Talk]: [Fwd: Re: AUUG scanning for Google Print]
frank at crawford.emu.id.au
Sat Nov 25 13:40:32 EST 2006
Below I've included one of the messages from Christian who is arranging
this from the Google end. It answers a few questions that people have
raised. The biggest two issues (aside from copyright for some of the
articles we have published) is that we don't get the PDFs back (unless
we cancel the whole deal) and the method of copying.
A sample can be found at:
(Christian DiCarlo - Mon, 30 Oct 2006 16:29:37 -0800)
The final result will look at lot like the books we've digitized in
Google Book Search. Here is an example of a full view book:
The key difference is that the AUUGN will have link to download (the
design of the links and content on the page might also be slightly
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Christian DiCarlo
To: Frank Crawford <frank at crawford.emu.id.au>
Subject: Re: AUUG scanning for Google Print
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 15:52:14 -0700
Thanks for your email and nice to meet you ;)
We would love to work with you to digitize your journal and make it
available online. I have included an overview of our journal
digitization proposal below. Please let me know if you have any
questions or if you would like to schedule a call to discuss this
further. If this all sounds good, the next step would be to sign an
agreement, which I can send over when you're ready to review it.
Archival Journal Digitization Overview
While many publishers and organizations are working on bringing journal
collections online, a substantial fraction of scholarly journals are
currently offline and may remain offline for the foreseeable future.
Google is offering publishers an archival journal digitization program
to bring these archival collections online and to make them more
• Publishers maintain copyright and ownership of their content.
Publishers select the journal volumes to be digitized.
• This service is free and will make articles from the selected
issues fully accessible to all users.
• Hosted pages that display journal articles will include publisher
co-branding/logo and a link back to the publisher's website.
• This program is non-exclusive. There is no restriction on
redigitization of this material or on working with other partners.
• The digitized journal articles will be included in Google search
indices including Google Web Search and Google Scholar.
• Publishers can create a table of contents on their website and link
to their digitized articles in Google, allowing users to browse their
archives from their website.
• We prefer to use destructive scanning and will not return the
journals after digitization. However, in cases where it's the last copy
available, non-destructive scanning and journal return is available.
• Publishers should provide bibliographic data for their journal
articles (we can send the xml format).
• Google will not deliver scanned images back to publishers unless
Google terminates the service/agreement.
• Publishers have the option to include Google's ads on the hosted
pages that display the journal articles. This is setup as a revenue
share between the publisher and Google.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does this mean all my journals have to be offered openly accessible?
A. No, you can choose the journal volumes to be included. The goal of
this program is to bring archival journal collections online.
Q. Can you provide us with the digital files?
A: We are unable to provide the digital files unless we terminate the
service or the agreement. We would like to point out that this is a
Q. Can you sell subscriptions for our digitized journals?
A. The goal of this program is to help make archival journal collections
more accessible and more visible. We do not plan to charge for access to
these articles (via subscription or purchase). There are several other
organizations that facilitate subscription/paper-per-view based
monetization of digitized collections.
Q. How can I profit from my digitized archives?
A: Publishers have the option of including ads on pages that host their
content. The ads are targeted to the content, so they are contextually
relevant to the material.
Q: Will Google provide us with reporting tools so I know how many users
are reading my digitized content?
A: Yes, we will provide tools for publishers to view the usage of their
Q: What will users see when they find my digitized articles?
A: Users will see the full digitized article and will have an option to
download PDFs for reading or printing. The pages that display the
article will also include the publisher's logo and url.
Q: How can users find the articles from the my website?
A: Publishers can list the table-of-contents on their website and link
to their articles that we've digitized.
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