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Diamond Sponsors

  • Ingram Industries
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

  • Mark Logic

Silver Sponsors

  • Blurb
  • copyright Clearance Center
  • iRex Technologies
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • Microsoft Live Search Books
  • Qoop
  • Safari Books Online
  • SharedBook

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Live Search Books

Clifford Guren, Director of Publisher Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation

Track: Products & Services
Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Empire Room

Come learn how Microsoft is working with publishers to incorporate their content into Live Search Books, Microsoft’s search service for book content. You’ll learn about the Live Search Books Publisher Program, our flexible Preview Rights models, and see a demonstration of the program’s feature-rich publisher dashboard.

Live Search Books draws book content from two sources:
• The Live Search Books Library Program – This program, launched in partnership with leading libraries around the world is focused on scanning and indexing out-of-copyright titles.
• The Live Search Books Publisher Program – This program enables rights holders (usually a publisher or author) to submit in copyright titles for inclusion in our index.

Publishers begin by signing up for the program at Titles that are available in digital form can be uploaded using our simple upload tools; books that are only available in print can be shipped to our facilities for scanning. The resulting files are then indexed so that the relevant content can be displayed in response to user queries. Our feature-rich publisher dashboard makes it easy for publishers to choose the amount of content displayed to our Search users—show a few paragraphs or a few pages. Publishers can link their commerce enabled web site to our pages so that users can purchase publisher titles when they find them. It’s easy to sign up and submit titles—and there’s no cost for participating.