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Google Books and Libraries

InfoToday has a great piece on how libraries are using Google Book Search, pointing out several key facts:

  • Libraries have been digitizing their holdings long before Google came on the scene.
  • The massive scope of Google Book Search requires libraries to create new partnerships to make use of all this digital content.
  • Most of the libraries in the project are scanning only public-domain works until the copyright issues get sorted out.
Those are just some of the high points - it's a long but really reflective and well-thought-out article and I highly recommend it.

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