The British Library announced today that it has formed a new partnership with Google. The 2 organizations plan to digitize and release around 250,000 old, public domain books from the British Libraries collection.
This project is expected to cover books from 1700 to 1870 with a total of 40 million pages converted. The ebooks will be released for free through the Google eBookstore. The British Library will also maintain a copy in its digital archive.