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Largest Oceanography Library Is Now Digital

Approximately 100,000 volumes from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, the world’s largest oceanography library, have been digitized and are being made publicly accessible (at http://books.google.com ) as part of a partnership between Google, the University of California and the UC San Diego Libraries.

As part of the agreement with Google, the University of California is receiving digital copies of all books and other materials scanned from the UC libraries. The university’s copies are stored in HathiTrust, a shared digital repository developed in partnership with other major research institutions across the country.

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