Access and Storage of Knowledge in the New Millennium: The Google Book Search Library Project and the Future of Libraries
by Jacob Rooksby - January 11, 2007
The search engine Google causes ripples of controversy within the academic and publishing communities every time it announces a new institutional partner in its Google Book Search Library Project--a massive undertaking aimed at digitizing millions of holdings at academic libraries across the world. A review of the history of libraries, however, reveals that Google's project may just be the next logical step in addressing the persistent problems libraries face in regards to the question of how best to store and access knowledge.
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