Google's Digital Library Failed--Can Academics Succeed?

Fast Company:
Not long ago a federal judge in Manhattan scuttled Google's plans to create a digital universal library (a dream kicked off when Larry Page scanned 'The Google Book' years ago--his company has since scanned 15 million more). While some lamented the decision, others have cheered, and among the latter is a group of academic librarians who think that a digital universal library should be a public, rather than a private, good.

Check out some articles on this topic by Robert Darnton, Harvard's University Librarian and leader in the public digital library effort.

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