Digitized materials are made available publicly via the Mirlyn library catalog and MBooks. MBooks provides full text of works that are in the public domain, creating new ways for users to search and access U-M Library content. Materials that are currently in copyright are available for searching on-line, allowing users to assess the contents of a book before deciding whether to purchase it or borrow it from the library.
The star of this digitization milestone is "Maria Mitchell, life, letters and journals," the one millionth book from the University of Michigan Library's collection to be put on-line. The book documents the life of Maria Mitchell, the 19th century American astronomer.
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Most of the million volumes are products of the Michigan Digitization Project, a partnership with Google to digitize the entire U-M collection. Visit the MDP page for more information.