Google is going to scan hard to find books from five major libraries into their online search engine to create an online reading room. The project will involve books from the New York Public Library System in addition to four other major libraries- Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Oxford in England. The intent is to bring rarer works that are currently only available in printed versions into the Google search engine for online retrieval. This could be the first of many printed works to be archived into a searchable format which will be revolutionary. We live in great times.