Google plans to expand its controversial Google Print book-scanning and digitizing program to eight European countries, as well as making books in several European languages searchable over the Internet.
The company will open local-language sites as part of its digital library project in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, in languages such as French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Spanish. Google was expected to make a formal announcement at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday.
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