Google launchs a Literacy Portal to help in the finding of web base resources about literacy.

(Exchange Magazine by Kirsten Haugen, 11.15.06)

[Kirsten Haugen writes] Google, UNESCO, and LitCam have launched a new Literacy Portal on the web to help you find books, scholarly articles, and videos about literacy. The service also connects you to literacy organizations, blogs, and discussion groups around the world.Google Literacy… allows users to actually search within books and articles to find information related to literacy. Your search for specific topics or keywords will reveal a list of related books, articles, or videos with snippets of copyrighted information and the ability to download non-copyrighted information in its entirety. You can also search for literacy organizations worldwide, using a clickable, zoomable map, and search for, create, or join literacy discussion groups and blogs.

In an article for BBC News, Jessica Powell, European corporate communications manager at Google, said, “Our objective at Google is to organise the world’s information and to make it accessible to everyone. We think the Internet has an important role to play in terms of accessing information.” The service is available in English and German. (Read the BBC article)

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