Hachette and GOOGLE sign MoU on scanning Out of Print works

Google has announced an agreement with French publisher Hachette Livre to scan thousands of out-of-print French books.

In their press notice the two companies say that they see this as an opportunity to breathe new life into Hachette Livre's dormant out of print works for the benefit of authors, academics, researchers and other readers. Google and Hachette Livre agree that the basic terms and conditions will be made available to all French publishers.