British Library contents to be made available on Google

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Thousands of pages from one of the world's biggest collections of historic books are to be made available on the internet for the first time.

The British Library has reached a deal with the search engine, Google, which will allow people to view, search and copy books, pamphlets and periodicals dating back to the 18th century.

Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

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