Librarians at several of Google's partner institutions, including the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin systems, confirmed that the pace has slowed. "They're still scanning. They're scanning at a lower rate than the peak," said Paul N. Courant, Michigan's dean of libraries.
At Wisconsin, the scanning pace is "something less than half of what it was" in 2006, the year the work started there, said Edward V. Van Gemert, the university's interim director of libraries.
Wisconsin's agreement with Google stipulated that the scanning would continue for at least six years or until half a million works had been digitized. "We anticipated this slowdown," he said.
Read the full piece at The Chronicle of Higher Education.